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Tony Trischka, Akiko Yano Trio, The Civilians, CMA Songwriters Series and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/12

Tony Trischka, Akiko Yano Trio, The Civilians, CMA Songwriters Series and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/12

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, February 3 through 12th, will feature Tony Trischka, The Civilians, Akiko Yano Trio, Benjamin Walker, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Champagne Jerry, The Losers Lounge, Tori Scott, Gina Breedlove, Alexander Zhurbin, Venus & Adonis, Ari Gold and CMA Songwriters Series. Details below!


Great Big World CD Release with Special Guests

February 3 at 7:00 PM
Tony Trischka will be debuting his new album for Rounder Records, Great Big World. A 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow, Tony is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world with 40 plus years as a consummate Banjo Artist and the many voices he has brought to the instrument. With his band of extraordinary musicians, more remarkable music is on offer. Tony will be joined by a very special guest!

Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941

February 3 at 9:30 PM
The Civilians, New York's award-winning investigative theater company, is back with "Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941." In the 1940s, Dr. George W. Henry of Cornell University interviewed over 200 people about their sex lives, intimate relationships, typically troubled childhoods, incessant bed-wettings, and psychotic aunts in one of the earliest "scientific" surveys of sexual deviancy titled "Sex Variants" published in 1941.

February 4 at 7:30 PM
Akiko Yano is back with her long time NY friend-versuoso-musicians, Will Lee and Chris Parker, answering high demands from the fans who saw there last show at Joe's in Nov. 2012. Jon Pareles of the New York Times says, "Akiko Yano is a world class songwriter with a clear, gentle, wide-ranging voice. She is also an accomplished, endearing performer who might be a Japanese Carole King, Joni Mitchell or Meredeith Monk."

Find the Funny

February 4 at 9:30 PM
Benjamin Walker, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and the 20th Century Fox Film, ABRRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER presents and performs in Find the Funny - which he created and hosts. An event dedicated to providing performance opportunities to new and innovative comics, writers, musicians, and performers, Find the Funny is a monthly show that began downtown and has moved from venue to venue as it expanded and matured. Find the Funny is presented by BenRo Service and Inspire Entertainment.

February 5 at 8:00 PM
The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music.Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 6 studio albums and played over 500 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, multi-faceted sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of "New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock" all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-round.

February 5 at 10:00 PM
$12 in Advance; $15 at Door
Champagne Jerry continues to roll out the hits every month on, and now each hit will be paired, like champagne and brie, with a show at Joe's Pub! Every month, each of the remaining singles for Champagne Jerry's forthcoming album For Real, You Guys will be paired with a show themed to that single at the legendary Joe's Pub. Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage. Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness.

Tribute to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground

February 6 at 7:00 PM
February 7 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
February 8 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
The Losers Lounge is back with at Joe's Pub on February 6th, 7th & 8th, 2014 with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. For one weekend only, Only at Joe's Pub.

I'll Regret This Tomorrow

February 6 at 9:30 PM
$15 in Advance; $20 at Door
Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott, a Garland for the Grindr era, returns to Joe's Pub for another evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories. As a singer, she's graced the stages of 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; as an actress, 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; as a woman, she strives every day in every way to be a consummate lady and sometimes wonders if she actually still has a liver or not. If you missed her previous packed shows at the Pub, all is forgiven; just get a ticket, get a drink, and let Tori belt your troubles away.

February 9 at 7:00 PM
$15 in Advance; $20 at Door
Medicine woman Gina Breedlove is a singer, songwriter & sound healer from Brooklyn, NY. Gina's powerful sensual presence on stage is captivating and her voice holds you entranced, while the message of love and possibility that is her music seeps into your being. Think Minnie Riperton meeting up with Dianne Reeves, having a prayer circle.

February 9 at 9:30 PM
$18 in Advance / $25 at Door
Alexander Zhurbin is Russia's pre-eminent composer of musical theatre, film soundtracks and popular song. His career launched overnight in 1975, when he wrote Russia's first rock-opera Orpheus & Eurydice, which went on to be the longest continuously running theatrical production in Russia, after 2500 performances. Since that day, he has written scores to over 60 films, 30 musicals, symphonies, ballets and concert works. Thanks to his wide-ranging output and activity, he has often been compared to the "Russian Leonard Bernstein."

Venus and Adonis

February 10 at 7:00 PM
Public Forum Drama Club will celebrate Valentine's Day with a reading and discussion of Shakespeare's epic poem about the pleasure and pain of love, Venus and Adonis. The young Adonis is seduced by the goddess Venus, with uncomfortable consequences for all of us. Reading the poem and discussing love in the modern day will be Will Swenson, Audra McDonald, and others.

February 10 at 9:30 PM
After being knighted by the Imperial Court of New York, Billboard Top 10, Independent Music Award Winner and 3-time Outmusic "Visionary Award" recipient, Sir Ari Gold returns to Joe's Pub for one night to perform songs from his remixed retrospective PLAY MY F**KN REMIX -- spanning 15 years -- including his #1 Logo video hits (more than any artist on the network).

CMA Songwriters Series: 10th Anniversary Celebration

February 11 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
February 12 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
$35 Reserved; $40 VIP
Joe's Pub and the Country Music Association are proud to announce the continuation of the successful CMA (Country Music Association) Songwriter Series with some of Nashville's finest songwriters. Bob DiPiero will return as host. CMA Songwriters Series is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GAC.

Visit us at for a complete list of shows. TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ALL SHOWS: ONLINE at or by calling 212-967-7555 or visiting in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC: Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. In the 2013-2014 season, Joe's Pub celebrates 15 years of the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. It received a top-to-bottom renovation in 2011, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC THEATER AT ASTOR PLACE: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater's year-round activities.

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