Jeff LeBlanc, Eleni Mandell and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 7/22
Joe's Pub has announced its upcoming performances, tonight, July 16 through July 22, 2012, including "All Aboard the Soul Train: A Tribute to Don Cornelius," Tori Scott, Jeff LeBlanc, Carolyn Wonderland, Our Hit Parade, David Dondero, Amy LaVere, Josh Rouse, Eleni Mandell, Batz, Howard Fishman, Amber Martin, Quarteto Olinda and Pedro Moraes. See full details below!
July 16 at 9:30pm
$25 Reserved / $35 Premium
Broadway's most powerful voices join members of JAmes Browns original band to pay tribute to Don Cornelius, Soul Train's legendary television host who brought black culture and music into America's living rooms.100% of the proceeds will go to Hope North, a 40-acre campus in Uganda where refugees, orphans, and former child soldiers find a place to call home. Produced and directed by Amy Birnbaum/Soul Deep Productions.
Guests will include: Capathia Jenkins (Newsies), Chester Gregory (Sister Act), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Michael James Scott (Book Of Mormon), C.E Smith (Leap of Faith), Maurice Murphy (Spelling Bee), Lillias White (Fela!), Saycon Senblah (Hair), Ryan Shaw (award winning recording artist), Anwar Robinson (American Idol), Jamie Cepero (TV's Smash), Destan Owens (Rent), Jerry Dixon (award winning writer, actor, producer), Darius Anthony Harper (Book Of Mormon Nat. Tour).
July 17 at 7:30pm
Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott makes her Joe's Pub debut with an evening of songs ranging from Judy Garland to Cee Lo Green. She has graced the stages of The Duplex, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; on television, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's "Cathouse: The Musical." Now, she brings Joe's Pub her signature mix of stories, standards, and songs that were already on her iPod and didn't seem like they'd be that hard to learn. Written by Tori Scott and Adam Hetrick, Musical Direction by Jesse Kissel.
w/ special guest Rhianna LaRocque
July 17 at 9:30pm
$15 Advance / $18 Door
Jeff LeBlanc is using his college degree a little differently than he first envisioned. His immediately familiar-sounding blend of pop and acoustic rock quickly took him from dorm room concerts at Sacred Heart University to a 60-date tour of colleges across the country, where he was praised as everything from "the new John Mayer" to an artist "perfectly in tune with his audience." His new album, "Worth Holding On To", was self-released last August and quickly rose to #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart. He's become a staple on the Sirius/XM Coffee House channel, even grabbing a nomination for their "Singer/Songwriter Discovery of 2011". Jeff's recently toured with the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Nathanson, Brett Dennen, David Archuleta and many more.
Rhianna LaRocque has come a long way since spending Sunday afternoons in her hometown of Severna Park, MD, singing Spice Girls songs into her hairbrush. Today, in the midst of releasing her second EP, Rhianna has evolved into a unique and versatile singer-songwriter whose music combines a level of introspection beyond her years with the wide-eyed sincerity of someone always trying to learn and gro…w. Floating over rolling chord patterns, Rhianna's voice has one quality that stands out above many others – honesty. Her voice is real, unembellished and reminiscent of a time when a guitar and a voice was all you needed to say something beautiful. Lucky for us, she's only just begun talking.