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the Swell Season & others paying tribute to Bill Withers

Hal Wilner and Bill Withers

I just noticed that Celebrate Brooklyn updated the August 9th free Prospect Park show lineup…

Visionary music producer HAL WILLNER returns to the Bandshell with a multi-artist celebration of acoustic R&B pioneer BILL WITHERS, whose Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone, Lovely Day, and Lean On Me only hint at a body of work that ranks him among our greatest songwriters. ANGELIQUE KIDJO, NONA HENDRYX, THE SWELL SEASON, COREY GLOVER, JAMES “BLOOD” ULMER, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, TEDDY THOMPSON, ERIC MINGUS and many more! plus an all-star band featuring Lenny Pickett, Steven Bernstein, and Cornell Dupree will be among the ensemble cast—check our website for the latest updates but expect surprises and late additions. “No one puts on a better tribute concert than Hal Willner … a sympathetic and generous listener with an almost preternatural ability to match performer to song, and a Rolodex to back it up.” (Variety)

That’s over a month before The Swell Season play their own show in Central Park.

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