• Thursday, Jul 8, 2010

    Carnegie Hall Announces the 2010-2011 Season of WFUV Live at Zankel



    Indigo Girls, Martin Sexton, Richard Thompson, and Edie Brickell
    Featured As Part of Annual Singer/Songwriter Series
    Presented In Partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM


    Carnegie Hall today announced the lineup for the sixth season of its annual WFUV Live at Zankel series. The series, which celebrates the art of singer-songwriters, highlighting the eclectic nature of their music, includes four concerts this season, presented in Zankel Hall by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM.

    The upcoming season’s performances will be given by the folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls (October 23); singer/songwriter Martin Sexton (December 11); British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson (March 19); and singer Edie Brickell with her new band The Gaddabouts (April 8). WFUV’s Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    • Indigo Girls, Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. – For nearly 25 years, Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have performed together in venues ranging from cramped clubs to vast arenas. They got their start as a regular act at The Little 5 Points Pub in Atlanta, Georgia, and were tangentially considered part of the Athens, Georgia, college rock scene that included The B-52's, R.E.M., and Widespread Panic. In 1990, the duo won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. With a legacy of acclaimed albums and tours behind them, the six-time Grammy Award nominees have outlasted many of their peers and forged their own way in the music business. The duo’s new two-disc album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream, was released by Vanguard Records on June 29, 2010. The album is a celebration of their long-standing passion for live performances, and features 31 songs, each hand-selected by the duo to capture the most memorable moments of their 2006–2009 concerts.

    • Martin Sexton Solo Holiday Show, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. – A native of Syracuse, New York, Martin Sexton grew up in the 1980's, uninterested in the sounds of the day, choosing instead to pursue the sounds of classic rock and roll. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square. Though his 1992 self-produced demo, In the Journey, was recorded simply on an old 8-track in a friend's attic, Sexton managed to sell over 20,000 copies out of his guitar case. His follow up recordings include: Black Sheep, The American, Wonder Bar, and Live Wide Open (featuring the Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer). Sexton is known for his powerful voice and fluid guitar sound. His songs have been featured in film and television including NBC's “Scrubs” and Showtime's “Brotherhood.” Sexton’s latest release, Sugarcoating, was issued by his KTR record label in April 2010.

    • Richard Thompson, Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. – With a career that spans over four decades, British folk rocker Richard Thompson has been widely recognized as both a sensitive songwriter and an innovative guitarist. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 guitarists of all-time, Thompson has received the distinguished Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and composing, and was awarded a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. From his teenage years as a founding member of the 1960's group Fairport Convention and duo work with his then-wife, Linda Thompson, to performing for over 20 years as a solo artist and scoring Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary Grizzly Man, Thompson's body of work includes over 40 albums of lyrical wit anchored by the skillful sounds of his acoustic and electric guitar. Thompson continues to write and record new material and frequently performs live entertaining audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia with his trademark droll humor and classic sound.
    • Edie Brickell Introduces the Gaddabouts, Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. – Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edie Brickell first burst onto the music scene after a chance performance with local Dallas folk rock group, the New Bohemians. She joined the band as lead singer at the age of 18, fronting the group as they found massive commercial success with hit song “What I Am” from their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. With her voice at the forefront, Brickell was propelled to fame, and the group quickly became known for its folk-inflected, indie-rock sound. After the group disbanded, Brickell began to take on other projects, including performing solo and recording with her stepson, Harper Simon (son of Paul Simon)—under the group name The Heavy Circles. She and Simon produced songs that featured dark harmonies and an edgy indie-rock sound, and their acclaimed debut album featured performances with Sean Lennon, Martha Wainwright, and members of Cibo Matto, among others. For this performance Brickell introduces her new band The Gaddabouts, featuring drummer Steve Gadd, bass guitarist Pino Palladino; and guitarist Andy Fairweather Low. The group’s debut album is scheduled for release in January 2011.

    Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who have performed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving more than 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.

    Program Information
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Edie Brickell, Vocals
    Steve Gadd, Drums
    Pino Palladino, Bass Guitar
    Andy Fairweather Low, Guitar

    All concerts are presented by Carnegie Hall in Partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Single tickets, priced at $42 and $48, will go on sale to the general public on August 30 at 8:00 AM. Subscription packages to WFUV Live at Zankel will be available for purchase beginning on July 12, and single tickets for subscribers and donors will be available on August 23 at 8:00 AM. All tickets may be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting carnegiehall.org.




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