Songs of Love & Revolution:
The Music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & Paul Simon
With Performances By:
Marshall Crenshaw, Lucy Kaplansky, The Kennedys, Morley,
Willie Nile, Susan Werner
Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM at City Winery
Songs of Love & Revolution is a new concert series, created by Steve Lurie of Music Without Borders and Joe Raiola of Theatre Within, celebrating folk and pop’s most iconic and beloved singer-songwriters. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and Theatre Within.
Willie Nile has been hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past 30 years.” He has toured with The Who and performed with Bruce Springsteen. He recently released his 12th studio album, Children of Paradise, to universal acclaim.
Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing originals or covering country, folk and pop favorites. She has topped the folk and Americana charts radio charts and recently released Everyday Street, her first solo album in six years.
Throughout her expansive career, Susan Werner's boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of her talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona. “One of the most innovative songwriters working today”. - Chicago Tribune
The Kennedys, Pete and Maura, have been together nearly 25 years a a married couple and performing duo. They have carved out a unique niche in the indie music scene and recently released their 15th album, Safe Until Tomorrow.
Marshall Crenshaw’s debut album was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece and it established him as a first-rate songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. Since those early days, he has continued to tour and record, focusing in recent years on releasing vinyl EPs, each featuring a new song, a cover of one of his personal favorites, and a new version of a song from his extensive back catalog.
Morley weaves threads of jazz, soul and folk traditions into a singular tapestry of vocal and acoustic splendor. Her new album, Thousand Miles, is the culmination of a global journey to sites of resilience and trauma where human dignity, love and resolve are expanding the frontiers of change, justice and healing.