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Joe's Pub Presents 29 by Gaby Alter, Willie Nile


Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

NOV 8-12


Monday, November 8, doors at 6:00, show at 7:00 PM; $60 seated, $40 standing room in advance; $100 at the door

Each year, this highly anticipated event features some of the most celebrated artists in theatre, film and television. Join us as we honor Tony and Drama Desk award-winning director Jack O'Brien with some of your favorite stars. For more information on the line up, please visit

29: A MUSICAL BY GABY ALTER & Tommy Newman

Monday, November 8 at 10:00 PM; $20

What does it mean to become an adult? '29' is a high-octane pop-rock song cycle in which characters face defining moments of adulthood: from finding jobs and roommates, to an unexpected pregnancy, a parent's illness and falling in and out of love. As they head out of their twenties, the characters look back at a decade of change and loss, and reach to connect with each other and their real selves.

With music and lyrics by Gaby Alter and book and additional lyrics by Tommy Newman, '29' recalls the sounds of Billy Joel, Ben Folds and James Taylor and carries a tone of bittersweet optimism, with moments ranging from playful and funny to touching and uplifting. This concert version is being produced by jokr productions (Joey Oliva & Katie Riegel) and will feature a cast of 15 eclectic Broadway performers, to be announced shortly.


Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 PM; $25

"Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I'd be opening up for him instead of him for me." - Lucinda Williams

"Willie's so good I can't believe he's not from New Jersey." - Little Steven

"The impassioned voice, the sharp and soulful lyrics, the interesting shoes and large, Kramer-like hair which seems to grow thicker every year - Willie Nile brings it all into focus. Listen to this record." - Graham Parker

The New York Times called him "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album "Streets Of New York" was hailed as "a platter for the ages" by UNCUT magazine. He has been called everything from "a one-man Clash" (UNCUT) to "the next Bob Dylan" and his critically acclaimed solo albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Duritz and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

Willie Nile is a songwriters' songwriter and his live performances are legendary. He has toured across the U.S. opening for The Who at the personal request of the band and was Bruce Springsteen's only guest artist at Giant Stadium in '09. Bruce recently joined Willie on stage in Asbury Park for Willie's song "Heaven Help The Lonely"

Last years' House Of A Thousand Guitars has been called many, "the best album of his career". "They don't make ‘em like that anymore? Well, Willie Nile just did! FOUR STARS!" - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Now Willie has just completed a new album, The Innocent Ones, for River House Records and the reaction has been unanimous: "This record is amazing!!!! His best! Great sound and Production!!!! Stand out tracks: One Guitar, The Innocent Ones, Sideways Beautiful, Can't Stay Home (Amazing!), My Little Girl, Topless Amateur"!!! - Jesse Malin. "'One Guitar' is the best song I've heard since ‘Rockin' In The Free World'!" - Mike Peters (The Alarm). "Full of timeless of the best singer-songwriters of our time." - JAM Magazine

It will be released in the winter and Willie and his band will be playing some songs from it at Joe's Pub in NYC on Nov 9.


Tuesday, November 9 at 9:30 PM; $15

"...very smart, very funny, very quick, and enormously talented. What is at work here is not gimmickry, but artistry of the highest order." - Roy Sander, Back Stage

"Marsh is effervescent, luminous, and quirky...his versatility and unironic sense of melancholy hold us in their sway. Marsh is an accomplished singer and a terrific dancer as well." - Martin Denton,

"Stop and see something you don't usually see." - The Philadelphia Inquirer


You're invited home. Join Jeffrey as he returns to where he feels most at home, the stage of Joe's Pub, with a cycle of pop tunes, show tunes and all-new original tunes. The variety show format is elevated to high art when this star of the Off-Broadway stage is joined by some very good friends, Katie Barnard and Clay McLoed Chapman, who are two of the most acclaimed and dynamic performers in New York City.

Jeffrey Marsh has headlined Off-Broadway and at several venues throughout New York City, always..."as himself": The Flea Theater, The Daryl Roth, Don't Tell Mama, and here at Joe's Pub.

Katie Barnard is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and continues to sing professionally in Italy, Austria, San Francisco, New York, and Boston.
Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session the Pumpkin Pie Show. In its ten years of existence, the award-winning Pumpkin Pie Show has toured extensively throughout the world - traveling to the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE 06 Festival, the Women Center Stage Festival and the Impact Theatre Festival, just to name a few.


Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 PM; $30

Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur, founding members of the hugely popular 1960s group, Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band (also with Fritz Richmond, Maria Muldaur and Mel Lyman) share a rare chemistry that was instantly renewed when they reunited as a duo for a Fritz Richmond Memorial concert in Tokyo in 2006. They have been playing select dates ever since and the distinctive qualities they brought to the Jug Band-Kweskin's clean, rhythmic finger picking and Muldaur's emotional, quavering voice-remain their signature. When it comes to acoustic folk, blues, and ragtime, Kweskin and Muldaur are unparalleled exponents of the best aspects of American music. The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was responsible for creating a new style in the American musical scene and their influence was felt in Jerry Garcia's first band, Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, and subsequently The Grateful Dead; as well as in groups like the Lovin' Spoonful. Over the years, Jim Kweskin, has been honing his skills and developing new arrangements of American folk and jazz material while Geoff Muldaur returned to full-time performing in the late nineties with his much-heralded CDs, The Secret Handshake and Password, followed by his live recording from Bremen, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.

Louis Hobson (of Next to Normal)

Wednesday, November 10 at 9:30 PM; $25

Louis Hobson, currently starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, will perform songs by his favorite artists at Joe's Pub on Nov. 10 at 9:30 p.m. Co-Stars Alice Ripley, Jason Danieley, and Adam Chanler-Berat will make special guest appearances. Laura Pietropinto will direct.

Thursday, November 11 at 9:30pm & 11:30 PM; $15
To see the world through the eyes of Dave Barnes, first look out his bedroom window. Not the one in his current place in Nashville, where he has built his base as an outstanding young songwriter and performer whose renown reaches greater national dimension with release of his latest album, What We Want, What We Get. What We Want, What We Get flows through a varied terrain, fed by multiple streams along the way, from Motown horns to bubbling reggae to impeccably crafted pop, all of it riding a current of irresistible groove. No borders separate the many sides of Barnes, for whom there is no real difference between conveying a message through music and bringing hope to people as far from home as Darfur.



Friday, November 12 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM; $30 adv / $35 doors

Can a wheel reinvent itself while it's still rolling?


Sounds like an impossible task -- but you never want to say "impossible" to Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit that's, amazingly, still on the upswing. That's saying something, too, considering the group's been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums while playing an unrelenting schedule of one-nighters that would make a vaudevillian dizzy.


Whether your next encounter with Asleep at the Wheel is at a dance or concert, or backing up Willie Nelson via the new disc, or at a live production of A Ride with Bob, you'll be witnessing something very special -- a band that's not only been entertaining audiences with its own genre-busting music for four decades, but also a group that's never been afraid to try something new -- including a reinvention, inspired by the past, that rolls joyously toward a long and shining future.

Online at, Phone 212-967-7555, In Person At The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.


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