Richard Barone "Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s" with Steve Addabbo & special guest beccs

February 15, 2018 8PM
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$18 / 15

Richard Barone’s Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village In The 1960s casts new light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade.

While Top-40 hit songs were being churned out uptown in the Brill Building and at 1650 Broadway, the downtown writers were weaving folk, blues, R&B and rock into songs that five decades later still sound fresh and inventive. Richard’s choices cover a broad range of writers, from Buddy Holly, who was living and demoing songs in his Greenwich Village apartment just before he died, to up-and-comers like Paul Simon, John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful) and James Taylor (of The Flying Machine), to the artists redefining folk music -- Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin, Fred Neil -- for a new generation. Sorrows and Promises revisits and re-imagines these songs that were a vital contribution to the American Songbook, treating them like the modern standards they are. Richard Barone is uniquely qualified to reinterpret these ‘60s classics; throughout his career, first with The Bongos and then as a solo artist, his work has shown the influence of the pop, rock and folk singer-songwriters who lived and worked in the Village neighborhood where Richard has lived since the mid-1980s. The album features an all-star line-up of guest musicians and vocalists including John Sebastian, Dion, Allison Moorer, Nellie McKay, David Amram, Jenni Muldaur, and The Kennedys.

The album was produced by Steve Addabbo, who has a strong creative connection to the music being revisited on the project. Among his many credits as a producer, engineer and musician are albums by Bob Dylan, Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley, and Eric Andersen. Also contributing to the album was Mitchell Cohen, a long-time music writer and A&R executive (Arista, Columbia and Verve) who suggested the concept to Richard and worked with him on selecting the material.

 

RICHARD BARONE is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. He has recently collaborated with Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Jill Sobule, and Donovan, as well as Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the SXSW Music Festival. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His latest album "Sorrows & Promises" was produced by Steve Addabbo and celebrates the early 1960s music scene of Greenwich Village, where Barone lives. He is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.

 

http://RichardBarone.com

 

STEVE ADDABBO is best known as a Grammy winning producer, musician, writer, recording engineer and owner of Shelter Island Sound Recording studio in NYC. Steve's production and engineering work on Suzanne Vega's first two albums set a new standard for the singer songwriter genre and helped pave the way for artists like Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman and others. Suzanne's second album, Solitude Standing, with the worldwide hits Luka and Tom's Diner went multiplatinum. Steve also co-produced Shawn Colvin's Grammy Award winning debut album, Steady On. Recent projects include mixing Bob Dylan's Bootleg X, Another Self Portrait, unreleased recordings from 1970, mixing all 400+ tracks from the 2017 Grammy winning Bob Dylan Bootleg XII, The Cutting Edge, Jeff Buckley's recent posthumous release from 1993, You and I, Richard Barone's newly released Sorrows and Promises and Steve's own debut album, Out of Nothing.

 

http://SteveAddabbo.com

 

BECCS is a Brooklyn based musician from Boston. Hailed as The Deli Magazine's Artist Of the Month (NYC, December 2016) and NYLON Magazine’s new “favorite cool girl” with a “one-of-a-kind voice” who “screams originality” by the Huffington Post. Her richly dynamic music tackles recovery and women's empowerment. With an evolving soul, alternative, woman-centric style, beccs lures listeners into a dynamic shared experience of self-exploration and celebration. Her debut release 'Unfound Beauty' was produced by Richard Barone and recorded by Steve Addabbo. 
 

 

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$18 / 15
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