• Monday, Sep 10, 2012

    Carnegie Hall and WFUV 90.7 FM Present Singer/Songwriter John McCauley of Deer Tick on Saturday, October 27

    Full Lineup Announced for Annual WFUV Live at Zankel Series, Also To Include Performances by Lisa Marie Presley, Loudon Wainwright III, and The Flatlanders  
    Image of John McCauley © Travis Huggett
    The WFUV Live at Zankel concert series, presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV 90.7 FM, kicks off on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. with a performance by John McCauley, lead singer and guitarist for alt-country band Deer Tick. The annual series, which celebrates the art of singer/songwriters and highlights the eclectic nature of their music, includes three more concerts this season: Lisa Marie Presley (November 17), Loudon Wainwright III (January 26), and The Flatlanders (featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock) (April 13). WFUV’s Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    Prior to all WFUV Live at Zankel performances, beginning at 9:00 p.m. concert-goers are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience with drinks in the Zankel Hall lounge where they can meet others who share their passion for music. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenights.

    John McCauley of Deer Tick and Friends: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m.— John McCauley, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, is the lead singer, guitarist, and founder of the five-member alt-country band Deer Tick which came together in 2004 and is widely known for its combination of folk, blues, and country, as well as for performing an eclectic mix of covers and original songs. Rolling Stone described Deer Tick’s most recent album, Divine Providence (named after band members’ hometown), as “romantic rhythms of girl-group pop, the raspy punk of Nirvana, and the rootsy, blue-collar poetry of Bruce Springsteen [that] blend together into something fresh and new.” Of the group’s forthcoming album—to be recorded after its European tour—McCauley explains that he and the other band members are eager to record new material. He notes, “I think we were desperate to record something that would capture our live shows.” Deer Tick released their first album, War Elephant in 2007 followed by Born on a Flag Day in 2009 and The Black Dirt Sessions in 2010. McCauley has also been a member of the three-member “super-group” band Middle Brother with Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes as well as the “super-group” band Diamond Rugs, which also includes members of the Black Lips and Grammy-award winning band Los Lobos.

    Lisa Marie Presley: Saturday, November 17 at 10:00 p.m.The daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley launched her own solo career in 2003 with the release of To Whom It May Concern, followed up by Now What in 2005—both of which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. For her new album Storm & Grace, released in May 2012, Presley joined forces with legendary producer T-Bone Burnett and new songwriting collaborators, including Sacha Skarbek, Ed Harcourt, and Richard Hawley. A marked departure from her earlier music, she explains that “This album is a lot more stripped-down and naked, both musically and lyrically” and notes that her motivations to write the album were “pouring [her] heart and soul into something and hoping that it can change someone's life in some way.” Rolling Stone hailed Storm & Grace as “the album she was born to make” and described the sound as “raw, powerful country, folk, and blues.”

    Loudon Wainwright III: Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m.Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has been called “his generation’s most ruthlessly honest singing comedian.” Growing up in Beverly Hills, California, and Westchester County, New York, Wainwright began playing the guitar at an early age. His extensive discography ranges from the 1970s to present, with his album High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project winning the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. His most recent album, Older Than My Old Man Now, released in 2011, addresses “death ‘n’ decay” and looks at the subject of aging from a variety of angles. Featured on this album are his son Rufus Wainwright and daughters Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche--all acclaimed singer/songwriters in their own right. Loudon Wainwright is also an accomplished actor, appearing both in film and on television in movies such as Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin, For Your Consideration, and 28 Days, and television shows including Parks and Recreation, M*A*S*H, and The David Letterman Show.

    The Flatlanders: Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m.—The Flatlanders, a grassroots acoustic band that features guitarist Joe Ely, lead vocalist Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and guitarist Butch Hancock is often credited with having created alternative country music. In 1972, the band recorded a 14-song reel-to-reel tape in Odessa, Texas, at the urging of a local radio DJ. This recording, known as The Odessa Tapes, was recently released in honor of the group’s 40th anniversary and captures the unique blend of country, folk, and energy that has been the trademark of The Flatlanders’ sound. The group disbanded shortly after this 1972 session to pursue solo careers, but continued to reunite sporadically, beginning with music for the movie The Horse Whisperer in 1998. Additional recordings include their albums Now Again (2002), Wheels of Fortune (2004), and their latest, Hills and Valleys (2009).

    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, Citizen Cope, Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Aimee Mann, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Martin Sexton, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    New York’s Rock and Roots station WFUV (90.7 FM, www.wfuv.org) is a noncommercial, member-supported radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 65 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, news from NPR, and a diverse weekend lineup. WFUV’s robust website has extensive audio archives, videos, song playlists, an events calendar, blog and other resources.

    Program Information
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Single tickets for John McCauley, and Loudon Wainwright III, priced at $42 and $49, are now 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 online by visiting carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for Lisa Marie Presley, and The Flatlanders will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, September 14 at 11:00a.m. For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.
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