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Richard Barone & More To Celebrate Legacy Of '60s Greenwich Village
Music and revolution met in New York City's Greenwich Village during the 1960s. The 1961 beatnik riot and the summer of love are only two moments in which artists and music lovers came together to protest with song in the city that never sleeps. A free hometown concert is bringing that spirit back right where it started.
Hosted by Bongos frontman Richard Barone, Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s will pay homage to the pioneers that shaped this movement in American history through their music. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, Tim Hardin, and Fred Neil are just some of the figures who took their personal experiences and turned them into songs reflecting their time that changed what "folk" meant.
To celebrate the legacy of this history, GRAMMY winner Jose Feliciano and GRAMMY-nominated artists Maria Muldaur, Marshall Crenshaw and Steve Addabbo will perform. John Sebastian, the Youngbloods' Jessie Colin Young, Melanie, Jenni Muldaur, Jeffrey Gaines, Nellie McKay, David Amram, Happy Traum, the Kennedys, Tammy Faye Starlite, Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Joe McGinty and Jeordie will also make appearances. Additional artists are expected to be announced.
Delighted to announce that my dear friends @SydStraw @ElvisPerkins & @wfuv's @JohnPlattFuv will be making cameo appearances in MUSIC + REVOLUTION: Greenwich Village in the 1960s at @SummerStage in #CentralPark Aug. 12. https://t.co/7XSMkgBm4A @altai_gear @guitarcenter @WSHotelNYC pic.twitter.com/z3ORpJySFM
— Richard Barone (@RichardBarone) July 26, 2018
Barone will also perform, which is appropriate considering his past projects. He's paid his own tribute to the Village with his 2016 album, Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In The 1960s, and this concert continues his acknowledgment of an era of protest music that lives on in today's landscape.
"There's a lot of excitement around the idea of this concert being not just a nostalgia show, but one that is totally in-the-moment; combining many of the original 1960s artists with more contemporary performers, like Nellie McKay, Marshall Crenshaw, Jeffrey Gaines, and others," he told BMI. "The idea is that this music is as alive and relevant now as it was when it was first written."
If you're ready to take things back to the tie-dye era and bask in the power of music to spark whole movements, join Barone and crew on Aug. 12 at Central Park's SummerStage for this revolutionary concert.