BWW Review: Songwriters Susan Werner & Brian Gari Share Their Wares at Joe's Pub And Don't Tell Mama BWW Review: Songwriters Susan Werner & Brian Gari Share Their Wares at Joe's Pub And Don't Tell Mama
by Rob Lester - Feb 27, 2020

Singer-songwriters doing their own material cuts out the usual intermediary interpreter so we get the intentions and first take from the horses' mouth, so to speak. Recent examples; Susan Werner and Brian Gari. (more...)

BWW Review: A THOUSAND WORDS at Nebraska Repertory Theatre: A Breathtaking Piece About the Truths of Life BWW Review: A THOUSAND WORDS at Nebraska Repertory Theatre: A Breathtaking Piece About the Truths of Life
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 24, 2020

It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience getting to watch A Thousand Words at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre this past week. The Rep has created a powerful show about the joys and sorrows of life that almost everyone can connect to. (more...)

Folk Music Legend JUDY COLLINS WIll Shine On The McCallum Stage For One Very Special Performance Folk Music Legend JUDY COLLINS WIll Shine On The McCallum Stage For One Very Special Performance
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020

In the 1960s, Collins evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of worka?"and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The McCallum Theatre will welcome folk-music legend Judy Collins, with special guest Kirsten Maxwell, at 8:00pm, Tuesday, Feb. 25. (more...)

Judy Collins Is Coming to Joe's Pub Judy Collins Is Coming to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Iconic singer, songwriter, author and activist Judy Collins, the 2019 recipient of the Joe's Pub Vanguard Award & Residency, continues her takeover with an eight-night run, November 18-27, celebrating her latest album Winter Stories. A collaboration with critically acclaimed Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld, and masterful bluegrass band Chatham County Line, Winter Stories is a collection of songs that capture the sounds and feeling of the winter season. (more...)

Celtic Minstrels River Drivers Present 'Isn't It Grand Boys (Look at the Coffin)' Celtic Minstrels River Drivers Present 'Isn't It Grand Boys (Look at the Coffin)'
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2019

Philadelphia-based Celtic-tinged folk rock collective River Drivers present their new single 'Isn't It Grand Boys (Look at the Coffin)'. This traditional ballad foreshadows their new album 'Big Oak Road', to be released on October 18. (more...)

OUT FRIDAY: Nature of Wires 'Modus' LP & River Drivers' 2-Track Single OUT FRIDAY: Nature of Wires 'Modus' LP & River Drivers' 2-Track Single
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

British synthpop stalwarts Nature of Wires present their new double album 'Modus', out on August 16 via Manchester's Analogue Trash label. Comprising 18 tracks, this is 80s-influenced synthpop with a dark edge. The album had its genesis in the late 80s and early 90s, when the band were in the middle of a creative hot streak. (more...)

Craft Recordings Releases Joan Baez LIVE AT WOODSTOCK Today Craft Recordings Releases Joan Baez LIVE AT WOODSTOCK Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of Joan Baez's Live at Woodstock, available today (8/2) on all digital and streaming platforms. For the very first time, fans can hear the influential folk singer's entire set, as it was performed at the historic festival 50 years ago. Live at Woodstock features nearly an hour of music and interstitial stories, including “Sweet Sir Galahad,” “I Shall Be Released,” and a stunning a cappella rendition of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Alice Ripley, And More Take On 54 Below This Month Shoshana Bean, Alice Ripley, And More Take On 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Philadelphia's Intense Celtic Folk Outfit River Drivers To Release Double A-Side Single Philadelphia's Intense Celtic Folk Outfit River Drivers To Release Double A-Side Single
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Philadelphia-based Celtic-tinged folk rock collective River Drivers has announced their new album 'Big Oak Road', be released in early October. Ahead of this, they are offering a taster of this high-energy blend of Celtic-Americana via the double A-side single 'Children's March (Mother Jones) / Going Once'. The release coincides with the band's appearance at this year's Philadelphia Folk Festival. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Lillias White, Sierra Boggess, Ethan Slater & More Next Week Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Lillias White, Sierra Boggess, Ethan Slater & More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Mikey Erg Readies New Solo LP WAXBUILT CASTLES Out 7/27 Mikey Erg Readies New Solo LP WAXBUILT CASTLES Out 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Out July 27th on Don Giovanni Records, Waxbuilt Castles is the second full-length solo album by New Jersey's Mikey Erg.  (more...)

Morrissey Announces Broadway Residency Morrissey Announces Broadway Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

Morrissey is set to hit Broadway for the first time in his career playing a retrospective show at New York City's hallowed Lunt-Fontanne Theater. The affair will run for seven days from May 2nd to May 11th and promises an intimate yet exciting exploration of Morrissey's expansive career from his early days to his upcoming new record 'California Son': a collection of 1960/70s classic covers out on May 24th via Etienne Records/BMG. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep Sets April KABARET! And A Freedom Seder New Yiddish Rep Sets April KABARET! And A Freedom Seder
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

For April, New Yiddish Rep has scheduled two events, a new 'Kabaret!' event and a Freedom Seder, to be presented in its studio space, The Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, located at 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor. (more...)

NYC Artist Matt Dobkin Releases New EP 'Six Songs Of Protest' NYC Artist Matt Dobkin Releases New EP 'Six Songs Of Protest'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2019

Artist and native New Yorker Matt Dobkin is not going to take it anymore. A veteran musician, journalist, author, editor and Metropolitan Opera marketing executive, Dobkin pulls his talents from his diverse background to create his fourth studio album, entitled Six Songs of Protest. Like many Americans who were shocked by the 2016 Presidential election results, Dobkin felt compelled to take action. He decided to channel his emotions and thoughts on today's political landscape into six songs (five original, one cover) about organizing to impact change, with an emphasis on a number of issues that remain relevant from past decades into the present. The album addresses White House corruption, police brutality, environmental issues, and gay cruising, and also features a Phil Ochs cover about hope. (more...)

Morrissey Announces Broadway Residency Morrissey Announces Broadway Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Morrissey is set to hit Broadway for the first time in his career playing a retrospective show at New York City's hallowed Lunt-Fontanne Theater. The affair will run for seven days from May 2nd to May 11th and promises an intimate yet exciting exploration of Morrissey's expansive career from his early days to his upcoming new record 'California Son': a collection of 1960/70s classic covers out on May 24th via Etienne Records/BMG. (more...)

Judy Collins to Receive the 2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement Judy Collins to Receive the 2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer, Judy Collins will be honored at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards' highest honor, for her six decades of musical accomplishments. (more...)

Twilight Fields Pays Homage To Bruce Cockburn's Wisdom Ahead Of New LP SONGS FROM THE AGE OF RUIN Twilight Fields Pays Homage To Bruce Cockburn's Wisdom Ahead Of New LP SONGS FROM THE AGE OF RUIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

As a tribute to Canadian songwriter activist Bruce Cockburn and a reminder that these issues are just as relevant now as they were in 1984, when he released his 'Stealing Fire' album, Twilight Fields presents his own rendition of 'Lovers in a Dangerous Time'. (more...)

Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese to Reunite for ROLLING THUNDER Film Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese to Reunite for ROLLING THUNDER Film
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

 Netflix is set to release "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese." in 2019, according to Variety. (more...)

Twilight Fields Presents DEMAGOGUE Off New 'Song from The Age of Ruin' LP Twilight Fields Presents DEMAGOGUE Off New 'Song from The Age of Ruin' LP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Canada's Twilight Fields, the solo moniker of singer-songwriter Allister Thompson, has announced his new album 'Songs from the Age of Ruin', slated for release in early 2019. Ahead of this, he presents the first rather politically-charged single 'Demagogue', an expression of anti-populist sentiment. (more...)

American Blues Theater Adds Ensemble Members, 'Buddy Holly' Zachary Stevenson Appointed To Artistic Affiliates American Blues Theater Adds Ensemble Members, 'Buddy Holly' Zachary Stevenson Appointed To Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the addition of five new Ensemble members and one new Artistic Affiliate to the Blues family. Joining the Ensemble is director, designer and Associate Producer Elyse Dolan, who directed several works in past Ripped and Blue Ink festivals; designer Jared Gooding, lighting designer of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; actor Philip Earl Johnson, who is slated to appear in the upcoming Chicago premiere of Steven Dietz's On Clover Road; director Chuck Smith, director of the recent American Blues production of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West; and actress and playwright Wandachristine, who won many awards for her solo performance Beauty's Daughter. Actor Zachary Stevenson has been named an Artistic Affiliate. Stevenson recently made his Chicago debut as 'Buddy Holly' in American Blues Theater's Joseph Jefferson Award-winning musical Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story, in which he also won a Jeff Award for Performance in a Musical. (more...)

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