photos by David Andrako

Will Oldham and Eighth Blackbird  @ Prospect Park 6/18/2015
Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird
Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

It was a lovely evening on Thursday (6/18) for a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The night featured a few interesting pairings. First there was was neo-folk arist Sam Amidon and The Bill Frisell Trio, who worked together on Sam's album Lily-O. Then it was Chicago's contemporary music ensemble Eighth Blackbird who performed Frederic Rzewski's spoken-word piece "Coming Together," Steven Mackay's "Lonely Motel" with actor/librettist Rinde Eckert, and then backing Will Oldham (their first time playing live together) for a selection of songs. Pictures from the night are in this post.

Celebrate Brooklyn!'s next Prospect Park Bandshell show happens Saturday (6/20) with DanceBrazil and Forro in the Dark. That show is free and starts at 7:30 PM.

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Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Sam Amidon and Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Rudy Royston

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Steven Mackey

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Rinde Eckert

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird