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Olga Bell
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watch Olga Bell play in MAST Brothers Chocolate Factory (and Friday as part of American Songbook in the Penthouse)

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook hosts a six-concert mini-series in The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse beginning this week. Chairlift/Dirty Projectors collaborator Olga Bell plays Friday. Meanwhile, check out this video Lincoln Center recorded of Olga playing "Offstage".

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Photo credit: Sachyn Mital
Photo credit: Sachyn Mital
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Jose Gonzalez played Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series (pics)

With his sonorous voice and his deft fingers, González imparted rich tones from his acoustic guitar for the nearly 90-minute set. In addition to his own solo work, he performed Junip's...

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Photo Credit: Sachyn Mital
Photo Credit: Sachyn Mital
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Tanya Tagaq played Lincoln Center’s ‘American Songbook Series’ (pics)

The Polaris Prize-winning Inuk throat singer played an abstract, guttural and powerful set.

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William Bell at the Appel Room for Lincoln Center's 'American Songbook' Series.
Sachyn Mital
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William Bell gave a “Masterclass” at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series (pics)

Recent-Grammy winner William Bell's 'American Songbook' series performance for Lincoln Center on Friday (2/24) was dubbed a "masterclass" from his friend and fellow musician Marc Cohn before the show was even over. Bell, at 77, earned his first Grammy nominations just this year...

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Photo by Sachyn Mital
Photo by Sachyn Mital
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Jamie Lidell & The Royal Pharaohs played Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series (pics)

British born Nashville transplant Jamie Lidell's latest album Building a Beginning was released in October last year and found the soul singer in fine form...

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Laura Mvula at Lincoln Center's Appel Room
photo by Toby Tenenbaum
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Laura Mvula @ Lincoln Center’s Appel Room (pics, setlist)

Laura Mvula played The Appel Room on Thursday (2/16) as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series. The UK musician has the kind of classic-sounding voice made for a room as nice as this...

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Photo by Sachyn Mital
Photo by Sachyn Mital
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Okkervil River shined at American Songbook series (pics, setlist)

Lincoln Center's American Songbook series kicked off this past Wednesday (2/1) and continued on Friday (2/3) with a performance from Okkervil River...

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Joan Shelley
photo by Ebru Yildiz
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Joan Shelley preps Jeff Tweedy-produced LP, touring w/ Wilco, Richard Thompson

The new album also features contributions from her frequent collaborator Nathan Salsburg, Jeff Tweedy's son and bandmate Spencer, and James Elkington (who is one half of a duo with Nathan Salsburg).

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Olga Bell
Olga Bell (photo by Nicholas Prakas)
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American Songbook series adds six more shows (Olga Bell, Joan Shelley & more)

The 2017 American Songbook series was already announced, and it's now been expanded to include six shows in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in March, "a mini-festival of six intimate concerts which will strike an innovative, new note for the series."

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Okkervil River with yMusic at National Sawdust
Okkervil River (more by Greg Cristman)
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American Songbook 2017 lineup (Okkervil River, Jose Gonzalez, Laura Mvula, more)

Also: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq, Jamie Lidell, Rhiannon Giddens, India.Arie, and more.

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