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Garland Jeffreys • Naked Soul • Rubin Museum • 11.2.18
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Garland Jeffreys • Naked Soul • Rubin Museum • 11.2.18

Garland Jeffreys

at the Rubin Museum, Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00PM

Garland Jeffreys Music Without Borders

Legendary singer Garland Jeffreys’ thoughtful, passionate songs mix new wave, soul, reggae, garage rock, doo-wop, and Latin influences to create a deeply personal hybrid that reflects his own multi-ethnic roots. A New York native and veteran of the fertile mid-70s and early 80s scene, Jeffreys’ songs range from streetwise urban-romantic love songs to penetrating social critiques tackling issues of race in America.

After a long hiatus, Jeffreys has self-released three stellar albums over the last seven years: The King of In Between, was featured on numerous 2011 year-end best of lists, including those of Rolling Stone, MSN, and NPR, and been recognized as “a late career masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Truth Serum (2013) is “an album that’s urgent and immediate—much like New York City itself—but also filled with seven decades of gritty, street-smart attitude” (American Songwriter), and 14 Steps To Harlem (2017) had critics raving “more proof that he deserves musical comparisons that fall somewhere between Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, and Graham Parker” (Pop Matters)and “shows the now 73-year-old songwriter still reveling in the kind of wide-ranging songwriting that has today become a lost art” (Stereophile).

 

About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Ari Hest performs in the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Oct 19th
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ari Hest performs in the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Oct 19th

Ari Hest

Naked Soul Series • The Rubin Museum • 10.19.18 • 7:30 PM • NYC

 Ari Hest

Ari Hest

“I’ve been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years. What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life. Growing up just outside New York City, I began playing guitar in the hallways of my high school, learning the songs of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dave Matthews Band. I graduated, went to college for a communications degree, and finished feeling way more inclined to make music than anything else, so I hit the road. In these past 15 years, I’ve played in every state in the U.S. and toured extensively throughout Europe. I’ve had the honor of playing with a slew of incredible musicians wherever I’ve gone.

I just released my ninth LP, Natural, and I’ve also released three solo EPs as well as a song-a-week project of 2008 called “52”. I also am in three bands that have recorded albums over the past few years -The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland, and most recently a duets album with Judy Collins called Silver Skies Blue, which was nominated for a Grammy award for “Best Folk Album” of 2017.

Sometimes my music is heard on TV or in movies – The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill to name a few. I also scored music for a film called Dreamriders, a documentary which won several independent film awards. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to sing and play music for a living. I wanna keep it going for as long as possible. It’s good for my soul, and I love knowing that what i create can have a real impact on people.”

– Ari Hest

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BETTY plays The Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Sept 21 st
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

BETTY plays The Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Sept 21 st

 BETTY • Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff

BETTY • Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff

BETTY, the activist pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff, is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies, and energetic live shows. The band’s distinctive sound and inspired humor have been heard for decades on television (The L Word theme song, Weeds, Ugly Betty, and more), in films (Life With Mikey with Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane, The Out-of-Towners, and more), Off-Broadway, on commercials, in concerts around the world, and in numerous recordings of their own and as guests, including their tenth and newest album, On The Rocks, now available on iTunes.


BETTY’s heartfelt feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create a non- profit for their ongoing work on behalf of women, girls, and those marginalized by society. In 2016, The BETTY Effect began formally, supporting the band’s outreach in India, South and Central America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the US.

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David Broza plays the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Sept 7th
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

David Broza plays the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Sept 7th

David Bronza

NAKED SOUL SERIES at The Rubin Museum • 09.07.18 • 7 PM

 David Broza

David Broza

From his whirlwind finger picking, to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock-and-roll sound, Israeli superstar David Broza’s energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

More than a singer/songwriter, Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, Broza has worked to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “Things Will Be Better,” struck at the heart of the issue—that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multi-platinum albums behind him, he still strives to deliver this message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. He has also been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate, and music industry innovator, David Broza inspires audiences with his sincere message and charismatic performance.

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John Gorka • Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Aug 3rd
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

John Gorka • Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • Aug 3rd

John Gorka • Naked Soul Series • 08.03.18

The Rubin Museum • 7 PM

 John Gorka

John Gorka

John Gorka is an honored icon of the folk tradition and has been described as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone. A New Jersey native, Gorka utilizes a rich baritone voice and unique songcraft to weave a magical spell that is immediately recognized as his personal style. Many well-known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell.

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Richard Shindell plays the Naked Soul Series | Rubin Museum | July 13
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Richard Shindell plays the Naked Soul Series | Rubin Museum | July 13

Richard Shindell

Performing in the Naked Soul Series

July 13, 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Richard Shindell | Naked Soul Series | Rubin Museum | Music Without Borders

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York’s Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be.

From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. The path that led him to songwriting was both circuitous and direct.

Taking up the guitar at the age of eight, he listened but imagined that composing a song was out of the question. After college and a nine month stint in a Zen Buddhist community in Upstate New York, he headed to Europe with his guitar, finding something not approaching a livelihood performing in the Paris Metro, where he discovered “I loved the acoustics in those tunnels, but only when they were empty.”

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Jill Sobule plays the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • July 6th
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Jill Sobule plays the Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • July 6th

Jill Sobule

NAKED SOUL SERIES at The Rubin Museum • 07.06.18 • 7 PM

 Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist. Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here Are Different, produced by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album yielded the hit songs “I Kissed a Girl” and “Supermodel.” Since then she has continued to record, produce, and tour with an ever-growing, loyal fan base. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowdsourcing, with her 2009 record California Years having been funded by her fans. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing music industry. She has performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello, and Warren Zevon and inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
 

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Mary Gauthier • Naked Soul Series • Rubin Museum • June 8th
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mary Gauthier • Naked Soul Series • Rubin Museum • June 8th

Mary Gauthier plays the Naked Soul Series • Fri, 06.08

The Rubin Museum • NYC • 7 PM

 Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier

There is nothing trivial about the award-winning, “country noir” singer Mary Gauthier’s tenth album, Rifles and Rosary Beads (Thirty Tigers), a collection of songs co-written with and for wounded veterans, as part of Darden Smith’s five-year-old Songwriting With: Soldiers program.

Gauthier’s first nine albums presented deeply confessional songs, ranging from “I Drink,” a blunt accounting of addiction, to “March 11, 1962,” the day she was born—and relinquished to an orphanage—to “Worthy,” in which the singer finally understands she is deserving of love.

Each song on Rifles and Rosary Beads is a gut punch: deceptively simple and emotionally complex. From the opening “Soldiering On” (“What saves you in the battle/Can kill you at home”) to “Bullet Holes in the Sky” (“They thank me for my service/And wave their little flags/They genuflect on Sundays/And yes, they’d send us back”), to the abject horror of “Iraq,” and its quiet depiction of a female mechanic’s rape, each song tells the story of a deeply wounded veteran. “My job as a songwriter,” Mary says, “is to find that thing a soul needs to say.”

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Dan Bern plays the NAKED SOUL SERIES at The Rubin Museum • May 11th
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Bern plays the NAKED SOUL SERIES at The Rubin Museum • May 11th

Dan Bern

Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum • 05.11.18 • 7 PM

 Dan Bern

Dan Bern

A remarkably prolific songwriter, Dan Bern has released around two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed album in 1997. Either fronting the prodigiously talented band Common Rotation or as a solo performer, he is comfortable and convincing, funny and topical, with an unassuming tip of the hat to Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, all while sounding thoroughly original and contemporary. Whether writing about stepping back and appreciating the world around us (“Breathe”) or celebrating the venerable voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers (“The Golden Voice of Vin Scully”), Dan’s songs are always literary, sometimes funny, and often cinematic. And it’s not uncommon at a Dan Bern concert to see and hear fans unabashedly singing along to one song after another with no prompting from the stage.
 

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Tom Rush at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | April 13rd
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Rush at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | April 13rd

 Folk Icon Tom Rush at Naked Soul in NYC 4.13.17

Folk Icon Tom Rush at Naked Soul in NYC 4.13.17

Folk icon Tom Rush is a gifted musician whose shows offer a musical celebration and a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

Beginning his career in Boston at the famed Club 47, Tom helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s and the renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s. His early recordings introduced the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone with “ushering in the singer/songwriter era.” Now celebrating his fiftieth year on stage and in the studio, Tom continues to break new ground. His most recent release was voted Top Album of the Year by Folk DJL and awarded Folk Album of The Year by the International Folk Alliance. His YouTube clip of “Remember Song” has become an internet sensation with close to six million plays to date. He maintains a full touring schedule of largely sold-out shows that are both presenter and audience favorites, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately and tenderly knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.

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Anaïs Mitchell Live at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | 3.09
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Anaïs Mitchell Live at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | 3.09

Anaïs Mitchell at Naked Soul

Rubin Museum | NYC | March 9th | 7 PM

Anaïs Mitchell | Rubin Museum's Naked Soul Series | 3.09| www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry, and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010’s sensationally reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as “an epic tale of American becoming”; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.

Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown), Josh Ritter, and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling, and spellbinding” while Vogue proclaimed, ”Hadestown will be your new theater obsession.” The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances.

 

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Holly Near | Naked Soul at Rubin Museum | 1.26.18
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Holly Near | Naked Soul at Rubin Museum | 1.26.18

Holly Near plays the Naked Soul Series at

The Rubin Museum

Friday, Jan 26th, 2018 | 7 - 8:30 PM

Holly Near | Naked Soul Series | Rubin Museum | MusicwithoutBorder.com

Holly Near grew up on a ranch in Northern California, where her initial vocal training was singing from mountaintops. This was followed by work in musical theater, folk, jazz, and popular music styles. For more than forty years she has been a musical ambassador for peace and understanding all over the world.
 

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James Maddock plays The Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum of Art
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

James Maddock plays The Naked Soul Series at The Rubin Museum of Art

James Maddock • Naked Soul

The Rubin Museum of Art • NYC

James Maddock • Naked Soul Series • The Rubin Museum • 1.19 • www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

Singer/songwriter James Maddock has rightfully earned the respect of such influential songsmiths as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile. He has built his legacy by honoring purity of expression, tapping into a talent for conveying his songs and sentiments in a style that is at once elegant and direct.

Since 1999, Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, along with his honeyed rasp and a distinctive folk and Americana aesthetic, has garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and such taste-making outlets as NPR, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, and CMT Edge. His consistency as a recording artist and his captivating live performances have attracted a devoted and engaged fan base.

Prior to his solo career, James Maddock acted as front man for the Columbia Records band Wood, whose songs were prominently featured in the acclaimed television series Dawson’s Creek. His 2009 solo album, Sunrise on Avenue C, won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while its follow-up, Wake Up and Dream, ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV’s annual Best of the Year Listener Poll. His 2015 album, The Green, represents an eclectic and soulful expansion of Maddock’s catalogue of tasteful music.

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Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th

Tim O'Brien | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th

 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist  Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien, grew up singing in church and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Over the years, he has released fifteen solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. His newest release, Where the River Meets the Road, features songs from his native West Virginia; bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers; and heartfelt autobiographical originals.

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Livingston Taylor | Naked Soul Music Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Livingston Taylor | Naked Soul Music Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor | The Rubin Museum - Naked Soul Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM

 Livingston Taylor | 9.8.17. | Naked Soul - The Rubin Museum | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor | 9.8.17. | Naked Soul - The Rubin Museum | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads.

Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule of over 80 shows a year. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.

Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a Stage Performance course since 1989. He teaches young artists invaluable lessons learned over the course of an extensive career on the road; the course is consistently voted the most popular at the College. His book, Stage Performance, released in 2011 offers those lessons to anyone who is interested in elevating their presentation standards to professional standards.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 was declared "Livingston Taylor Day" by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in celebration of Livingston's 50th year of making music.

Safe Home, the new album from the venerated songwriter, Livingston Taylor, is set to be released March 3rd, 2017. Featuring a world class band of Shelly Berg (piano), David Finck (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), and Chelsea Berry (vocals), the album gives playful bend to musical classics like "Anything You Can Do", and also presents Livingston originals such as "I Must Be Doing Something Right". Pull up a chair and give a listen to this guaranteed toe tapper of an album.

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Martha Wainwright | Fri. Aug 25th | 8 PM
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Martha Wainwright | Fri. Aug 25th | 8 PM

Martha Wainwright | The Naked Soul

at The Rubin Museum

Fri, Aug 25th | 8 PM | NYC

 Martha Wainwright | Naked Soul | 8.25 | 8 PM

Martha Wainwright | Naked Soul | 8.25 | 8 PM

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music.

Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. She is Rufus Wainwright’s sister, and they often collaborate in shows and on records. Martha is also half-sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche, and they recently made a record together, Songs in the Dark, to much acclaim including a JUNO nomination. Martha performs her music around the world to sold-out audiences on several continents. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s Aviator, and more recently, in the HBO special Olive Kitteridge alongside Frances McDormand. Currently Martha is finishing up a book titled Stories I Might Regret Telling You, which like her songs, is a window into her life without artifice, pretension, or fakery.

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John Doe at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC Aug 11th
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

John Doe at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC Aug 11th

John Doe | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum

 Aug 11th | NYC | 7 PM

 John Doe performs at Naked Soul in NYC, Aug 11th at 7 PM, in The Rubin Museum

John Doe performs at Naked Soul in NYC, Aug 11th at 7 PM, in The Rubin Museum

John Doe has worked as a roofer, an aluminium siding mechanic, a manager of poetry readings, a musician, and an actor. With Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake, he continues to tour with X, one of the last original punk rock bands standing, and as a solo artist. He has recorded ten solo records with numerous renowned singers and musicians and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions. On this tour, he will perform solo renditions of songs from his latest album, The Westerner, along with selections from his entire career.

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David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th

 July 28th | Naked Soul | Rubin Museum | DAVID WILCOX

July 28th | Naked Soul | Rubin Museum | DAVID WILCOX

Folk singer/songwriter David Wilcox’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Now, 18 albums into a career spanning over 25 years of touring extensively around the U.S and the world, he continues to deliver joy, inspiration, and invention to his legions of fans. “David Wilcox’s ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen.” Rolling Stone

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989, he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year, largely by word of mouth.

 

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MARTHA REDBONE | NAKED SOUL | NYC | FRI. JULY 21
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

MARTHA REDBONE | NAKED SOUL | NYC | FRI. JULY 21

Martha Redbone at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC | July 21st

 July 21 | Martha Redbone | Naked Soul | NYC

July 21 | Martha Redbone | Naked Soul | NYC

Martha Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets.

Redbone, since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator – whether in the guise of Warner Chappell-minted songwriter, behind the console guide or earnest guest voice — amongst her peers. Mentored by Ohio Players/P-Funk mentor Walter “Junie” Morrison, she and UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to knit track and artist into an indelible whole. Redbone’s latest music resonates with the influence of southeastern raisin’, echoing an earlier time/space through elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday pickin’.

It may come as a surprise that Redbone’s most recent recording, The Garden Of Love – The Songs of William Blake, was recorded in the fabled center of country music, Nashville. Yet, proudly retracing the path of her uniquely American mixed heritage back to its earliest source, she is merely taking the inevitable next step of a maverick artist who has never been chained by borders.

The album, produced by Grammy-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, drafts in a stellar supporting cast that allowed Martha to focus on vocals and deep communion with the spirits of her ancestors, composer David Amram, Seminole elder Lonnie Harrington, and studio veterans Byron House on upright bass and Mark Casstevens on guitar.

Her latest work is developing musical theater piece, Bone Hill, commissioned by Joe’s Pub and the Public Theater and NY Voices. Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of 8 actors/musicians, BONE HILL is inspired by her own family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. An epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, KY where her family have dwelled for centuries. Spanning the lives and stories of four generations of women in a Cherokee family Redbone travels back in time to her own childhood and beyond into the memories and tales of her ancestors. It is a story about the family’s connection to the land – the simplicity and sacredness of that connection and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it. The journey brings to light an important piece of American history that has remained untold.

The couple crafted Garden of Love between touring, producing albums at their Brooklyn studio, an ongoing foray into banjo mastery, activism, and the never-ending daily joys of raising a young son and the album attains the heights of an imperishable artifact, due to the acute losses of her mother, aunt and other trials amidst the writing and recording process. And so, for a concept that has gestated over five years, the album is right on time – as revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent times.

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Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum

Anthony D'Amato | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum Friday, June 16th, 2017

 Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum: Fri. 6/16/17

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum: Fri. 6/16/17

Anthony D'Amato is an American songwriter and singer signed to New West Records. His latest album is 2016's 'Cold Snap,' produced by Mike Mogis and featuring performances by Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive.

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 Kristin Hersh Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | April 28th
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kristin Hersh Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | April 28th

Kristin Hersh | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum

NYC | 04.28 | 7:00PM

 Kristin Hersh at Naked Soul, April 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Kristin Hersh at Naked Soul, April 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Kristin Hersh is an American singer, songwriter, and author known for her confessional songwriting style in solo work and with the bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. The New York Times has said of her style: “Her plastic, sometimes obsessively circular song structures emphasize staggered rhythms and extreme dynamic shifts, and her voice, a carnal cry that pushes through her body gathering up air, lends her often oblique lyrics an oracular veneer.” Hersh is an advocate of independent collaboration and much of her music has been released on independent labels and online.

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Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum of Art Friday, April 7th, 2017

 Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | Friday, April 7th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | Friday, April 7th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ari Hest, with mesmerizing guitar licks and smoky vocals can sound vulnerable, formidable, angry, and hopeful, all with a sense of honesty and passion that is rarely found. Over his fifteen-year career Hest has released more than a dozen albums. He is half of the folk-pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan and half of the Brazilian music–inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise. His music has been featured in The Lincoln Lawyer (“Now”) as well as the television shows Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Throughout his career he has toured worldwide, sharing the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, and others.

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Griffin House at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Griffin House at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC

Griffin House at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC @ 7PM

 Griffin House at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC 7PM MARCH 17TH

Griffin House at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC 7PM MARCH 17TH

“If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House,” hails American Songwriter. House’s latest album, So On and So Forth, is a deep and reflective narrative. Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, and many others. He received early critical acclaim on CBS Sunday Morning, and his songs have since been featured in countless films and television shows. Most recently CNN Newsroom invited House to perform “Paris Calling” from So On and So Forth live on the air. House has released ten albums and continues to headline his own national tours.

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Ben Sollee Live at Naked Soul - Friday, March 3, 2017
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Sollee Live at Naked Soul - Friday, March 3, 2017

Ben Sollee Live at Naked Soul - 3/3/17

 Ben Sollee Live at Naked Soul 3/3/17

Ben Sollee Live at Naked Soul 3/3/17

Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. In 2012, Sollee self-released his fourth album, Half-Made Man, a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are. Sollee first gained major notice with his 2008 debut, Learning to Bend, which led NPR’s Morning Edition to call him one of the “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the year. Later, All Things Considered called his debut “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope and the earnest belief that the world is good.”

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Duncan Sheik at Naked Soul
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Duncan Sheik at Naked Soul

Duncan Sheik is a Grammy and Tony Award–winning artist who launched his musical career in 1996 with his self-titled debut album. In 2015 Sheik released Legerdemain, his first production of original material not attached to a theater piece since 2006. The album received rave reviews including from the Los Angeles Times, who said, “as assured as it is adventurous, Legerdemain reflects his effort in elegantly rendered tunes.” Sheik is currently working on several projects, including a theatrical production of The Secret Life of Bees and a series for New Form Digital. He is also the owner of Sneaky Studios in Garrison, New York.

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Joe Purdy at Naked Soul
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Purdy at Naked Soul

Joe Purdy is a celebrated singer/songwriter and independent artist. Releasing music through his label Mudtown Crier Records. Purdy sold a staggering one million direct track downloads in the United States on iTunes. His latest album, This American, is rich with haunting imagery and filled with warm, American folklore and storytelling. In 2016 Purdy will be heading into the studio to turn more of his experiences into heart-tugging songs, and then he’ll be back on the road as the traveling troubadour his fans have come to know and love.

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Dana Fuchs
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Dana Fuchs

Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer whose mesmerizing voice and presence, has led critics to compare her to rock legends from Janis to Jagger. Fittingly, she appeared in the off-Broadway production, “Love, Janis.” The multi-talented singer songwriter also starred in one of the most talked–about cult films, “Across The Universe,” where she has a major presence both in the film, and on the soundtrack. Dana is currently on a world tour in support of her critically acclaimed album, Broken Down Acoustic Sessions,released in 2015 on Antler King Records.

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Kat Edmonson
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Kat Edmonson

Texas native Kat Edmonson grew up in Houston and sang in the local club scene in Austin for several years before self-releasing her first album, Take to the Sky, in 2009. She is now touring in support of her latest release, The Big Picture, which is her Sony Music Masterworks debut. The album was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney) in his Los Angeles studio. This album follows her 2012 release, Way Down Low, which theNew York Times hailed as “fresh as a spring bouquet” and Steve Greenlee of the Boston Globe called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.”

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Holly Near
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Holly Near

Articulate, vocally powerful, and artistically curious, Holly Near always creates a special night for her Rubin Museum concerts. Mixing music, critical thinking, and special guests, Near recreates a living room on stage that continues to thrill Naked Soul audiences.

About the Artist

Holly Near grew up on a ranch in Northern California, where her initial vocal training was singing from mountain tops. This was followed by work in musical theater, folk, jazz and popular music styles. For more than forty years she has been a musical ambassador for peace and understanding all over the world.

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John Gorka
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

John Gorka

John Gorka is an honored icon of the folk tradition and has been described as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone. A New Jersey native, Gorka utilizes a rich baritone voice and unique songcraft to weave a magical spell that is immediately recognized as his personal style. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell.

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