Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fwd: songfall: three shows for october

Hey folks ...

Here are three upcoming October shows from producer Matt Miner. I really want to call attention to the Kenny White show on Sunday, Oct 23 at the Secret Society. If you haven't heard or seen Kenny, I highly recommend checking him out and coming to this one. (And if you know him, I suspect you'll be there!)

As Matt quotes David Crosby below:  "I'd have to say that Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters … and particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade 'he goes deep.' A true wordsmith AND musician who reveals a fine sense of humor, as well. Put on your headphones and listen carefully."

Opening solo for Peter Wolf last month at the Aladdin, Kenny's set mixed thoughtful, heartfelt, and bitingly humorous tunes that garnered a well-deserved standing ovation. He's one of the best songwriters/performers I have the pleasure of knowing. Hope you will consider joining me at the show!


October 3: Songwriter Circle: Steve Bradley @ O'Connor's
October 23: Kenny White/Amber Rubarth @ Secret Society
October 28: Beth Wood/Anne Weiss@ O'Connor's

October 3:
Songwriter Circle
Special Guest: Steve Bradley
O'Connor's Vault

A few tickets are still available for this show at  Once the show is sold out, a few tickets may be available at the door, at the discretion of the venue.

O'Connor's Vault is a friendly, comfortable neighborhood music venue offering a full restaurant menu and full bar.

October 23: Kenny White and Amber Rubarth
Secret Society

Kenny White 
has been a fixture on the New York studio scene writing and producing hundreds of records and commercials for TV and radio. He has worked with Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight YoakamRicky Skaggs and Aaron Neville among others.   White produced three records for legendary J. Geils Band leader, Peter Wolf. The second, "Sleepless," was included in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of one of "the 500 greatest albums ever made," as well as giving Kenny a chance to work with Keith RichardsMick Jagger, and Steve Earle

This tour introduces Kenny's new release, "Long List of Priors," which features an A-list of supporting players including David Crosby, Peter Wolf and guitarist Larry Campbell.

"I'd have to say that Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters … and particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade 'he goes deep.' A true wordsmith AND musician who reveals a fine sense of humor, as well. Put on your headphones and listen carefully."    – David Crosby
Check out David Crosby's contribution to Kenny's new album here:

Sharing the stage with Kenny for this show is Amber Rubarth Amber has a natural simplicity and insightfulness to her musical musings on life that has connected with people around the world from villages in South Africa to small clubs in Japan, Carnegie Hall and full orchestra arrangements of her songs in New York to hundreds of venues across Europe.  

"She has developed a unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." -Acoustic Guitar Magazine. 

The word has spread organically around her self-released albums, attracting glowing features from The Huffington Post, NPR, and BBC Radio.  She has been hand-picked to open tours for songwriting legends Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Richie Havens, Loudon Wainwright III and Dr. Ralph Stanley and was recently awarded Grand Prize in NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Contest. 

October 28: Beth Wood and Anne Weiss
O'Connor's Vault

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth's music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.  Picture a home-body with an ever-present wanderlust, an introvert with a passion for performing, a creative free-spirit with enough discipline to rework her dream year after year, calloused little hands and a big pile of curly hair…and you've got Beth Wood.
Anne Weiss is  an outstanding multi-genre singer/songwriter. She studied classical piano, joined a street gang, became a mountaineer, developed a guitar obsession, worked as a political organizer, learned to salsa dance, became addicted to delta blues, sings with a hundred voice gospel choir, and recently started playing funk ukulele; and yes, you will hear it all in her music.
Anne is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence.  Anne has performed and/or recorded with folk and blues artists from Taj Mahal to Dar Williams. As a songwriter, Anne is poetic, political, humorous, sensual, full of characters and stories, Weiss came to lyrics through her poetic craft. She has received the Allen Ginsberg Award for poems in her poetry book, Making Paper From Leaves.

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