Roger McGuinn - The Pete Fornatale Concert Featuring Willie Nile - SOLD OUT CALL FOR WAITLIST Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm
As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like Turn,Turn,Turn, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man, McGuinn didn't just make music; he made history. That feeling continues today as Roger offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a mastery that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the "old friends" they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.
The New York Times called Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album American Ride won "Best Rock Album of the Year" at the Independent Music Awards. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. He is currently touring in North America and working on a new album. He lives in New York City.
Pete Fornatale, born in the Bronx, was a staple of New York radio for nearly 50 years. A long time resident of Port Washington, he became one of the architects of free form, album-oriented radio, and helped build an audience for such legendary acts as The Beach Boys, Poco, Roger McGuinn and many others. When folk singer Harry Chapin partnered with radio DJ Bill Ayres in 1975 to create the non-profit Word Hunger Year, Pete was an early supporter who co-hosted WHY's Hungerthon for many years and also served on the Board of Directors.
Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Together we are transforming our collective food system into one that is socially and economically just, nourishes whole communities, cools the planet and ensures the rights of all people to food, land, water and sustainable livelihoods. Learn more at whyhunger.org