With 351+ shows in the past 365 days, here is a flashback to City Winery NYC’s concert highlights. Visit our tickets page for a complete line-up of upcoming shows: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets.html
1) Gipsy Kings: 25th Anniversary Tour (1/24 & 1/25/2014)
Last January we were lucky enough to treat fans to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Gipsy Kings 25th anniversary tour in our small and intimate space. As expected, the band delivered two incredible performances and brought the audience dancing to their feet.
2) An Evening with David Crosby (1/28, 1/29, 1/31 & 2/1/2014)
David Crosby is one of Rock n’ Roll’s greatest legends. During his four-night run, he covered a range of material from his days with Crosby, Still and Nash through his most current solo album managing to satisfy his fans across the board . This may have been David’s first time at City Winery but certainly not his last. Expect to see Croz, as well as Stills and Nash, again in 2015.
Photo Credit: The Aquarium Weekly
3) The Music Of Paul Simon – Live Rehearsal Show feat. Antibalas and special guests: L.P., Tunde Adebimpe, Isobel Campbell and Andy Cabic, John Doe, Bob Mould, Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen, Angelique Kidjo (3/30/2014)
Now in its 5th year, staging a live rehearsal show at City Winery the evening before our “Music of” series at Carnegie Hall has become a much-loved tradition. The 2014 show allowed attendees a glimpse into the working process required to put together a large-scale show featuring over 20 artists performing a celebrated musician’s classics. We like to you think you would be hard pressed to find such an amazing group of artists performing Paul Simon’s vast catalog anywhere but City Winery. It was a night to remember but if you missed it fear not. Our 2015 tribute to David Byrne and The Talking Heads promises to be equally rocking.
4) Todd Snider (6/11/2014)
The bookers at City Winery New York are BIG fans of Todd. After several years sitting on our “wish list” we were able to secure a date last summer. Todd’s show, in which he sang and shared portions of his new book, “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like” was one of the funniest and most enjoyable of the year. Catch him again in Spring 2015.
5) The Summer of Nuggets: Nuggets 40th +2 Anniversary Feat. members of the Patti Smith Band and Special Guests: Glenn Patscha, Brian Mitchell, Chris Bruce, Jeff Young, Larry Campbell, Daniel Sadownick, Catherine Russell, Fiona McBain, Briggan Krauss, John Ellis, Jon Cleary, Zev Katz, Steven Bernstein (6/18, 7/10 & 8/31/2014)
After two years of scheming and dreaming with Lenny Kaye and Tony Shanahan of Patti Smith’s band, we finally pulled this residency together. Lenny’s “Nuggets” compilations are curated celebrations of pysch, punk, acid and garage rock released from the mid-1960s and on. Each show covered a different volume of classics, featuring a series of special guests from Joan Osborne and Marshall Crenshaw to Patti Smith. We are ever grateful to Lenny, Tony and their house band who brought this incredible residency to life.
6) Jackshit With Special Guest Appearance by Jackson Browne (8/8/2014)
You can thank Jackson Browne personally for bringing this one to the table. Jackshit, comprised of members from Jackson and Elvis Costello’s bands (and sometimes Greg Leisz), is a twangy, rock n’ roll group that covers tunes from The Byrds “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” era, Gram Parsons, The Stanley Brothers and a few originals. Jackson sat in making the night extra special and together we all sang Pete Thomas happy birthday.
Photo Credit: Dennis Manuel
7) X – 8/21: Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun, More Fun in the New World (8/21, 8/22, 8/23 & 8/24)
John Doe returned again to our stage, this time bringing his old band mates from the incendiary band, X. These punk rock legends turned the volume up and brought the house down. If you made it to a show, you now know that Billy Zoom has a custom amplifier always set on max volume – something to think about!
8) Something from Nothing: An All-Star Tribute to the Music of Billy Preston feat. Glenn Patscha, Larry Campbell, Catherine Russell, Marc Cohn and Jon Cleary (8/26/2014)
This show was a personal favorite of the City Winery bookers. Glenn handpicked a killer band to pay homage to one of rock n’ rolls finest musicians. Marc, Catherine, Jon and co. celebrated Billy’s solo catalog as well as his contributions to other incredible albums from the era.
Right to Left: Glenn Patscha, Brian Mitchell, Chris Bruce, Jeff Young, Larry Campbell, Daniel Sadownick, Catherine Russell, Fiona McBain, Briggan Krauss, John Ellis, Jon Cleary, Zev Katz, Steven Bernstein.
Photo credit: Ahron Foster
9) Josh Ritter (9/4, 9/6 & 9/7/2014)
Josh is another artist that has been sitting on our wish list for many years. This fall he took the stage for three sold out shows and despite playing a full set of 23 brand new songs, he did not leave anyone in the house disappointed. Fingers crossed that we can make this an annual tradition.
10) Jeff Bridges & The Abiders W/ Jessie Bridges (9/2/2014)
Our show with Jeff last September was in the making for six years and worth every minute of the wait. In a rare break from his busy film schedule and large theater plays, Jeff presented two sold out performances back to back in one evening. Fans relished the opportunity to see that “The Dude” can in fact, really play the guitar.
Photo credit: Derek Meade
11) Langhorne Slim (4/15, 10/4, 12/1, 12/2/2014)
This guy… what can we say. Langhorne took on the status of a City Winery staple this year, being one of the first musicians to tour all four City Winery’s in 2014. Fans were treated to four sold out, solo acoustic shows throughout the year. If you’re not familiar yet, we strongly suggest updating your playlists and starting 2015 off on the right foot.
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12) Ryan Bingham – (11/26/2014)
We knew Ryan would deliver a show to remember and deliver he did. With a voice is unlike anyone else making music today, Ryan set the tone with a rambunctious alt-country rock set. Fans left incredibly happy and we look forward to bringing him back many, many times in the years to come.