• Monday, Feb 28, 2011

    Edie Brickell Introduces The Gaddabouts in Zankel Hall on Friday, April 8


    On Friday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edie Brickell introduces The Gaddabouts—featuring drummer Steve Gadd, bass guitarist Pino Palladino, and guitarist Andy Fairweather Low. Making their live debut, the band will perform songs from its recently released album The Gaddabouts. This concert concludes the 2010–2011 WFUV Live at Zankel series—presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM—which celebrates the art of singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the annual series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    Prior to this performance, beginning at 9:00 p.m., concert-goers are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience in the Zankel Hall lounge where they can meet others who share their passion for music. The first 200 concert-goers to arrive will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenights

    Edie Brickell first came 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 commercial success with the hit song “What I Am” from their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. With her voice at the forefront, Brickell and the group quickly became known for their 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. The Gaddabouts’s debut self-titled album was released in January 2011 and is composed of material written by Brickell over the past decade as well as songs written with the band in the studio on the day of the recording.

    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, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Martin Sexton, 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
    Friday, April 8 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    Edie Brickell Introduces the Gaddabouts

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

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.

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

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $42–$48, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.


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