In 2014, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson stopped by City Winery to perform an intimate set, including his songs “No Way To Be” and “Delilah”. Since then, Thompson’s approach has changed: on previous albums, he always relied on one of the songs he’s written to provide him with an album title and a central concept to build the rest of his work around.
This time it’s different: you won’t find a tune named “Bella” on his fourth Verve Forecast effort yet the idea of “bella” — Italian shorthand for “beautiful” — is everywhere. Recorded in New York City, his latest work combines lean rock and roll with lush string arrangements on material that is both disarmingly catchy and often startlingly frank. See him perform his latest songs with Jenni Muldaur on 5.7!
In 2014, Dave Alvin paired up with his brother, Phil Alvin, to perform in our winery for a Cellar Session. Originally part of the rock band, The Blasters, the Alvin brothers collaborated again to release their album, Common Ground. Check out this performance of “All By Myself”, and then see Dave Alvin live on 4.23 with blues singer-songwriter Carolyn Wonderland! Tickets available here.
Through 24 years and 16 albums, Carbon Leaf’s independent spirit and vibrant music continues to resonate with their fans. Blending genres into what the group calls “Ether-Electrified Porch Music”, the Virginia quintet’s songs of life, love, heartbreak, and landscape are independently recorded from their own studio in Richmond. The band will be performing with a collection of new songs inspired by acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion, and rich vocal harmonies. Check out their Cellar Session from 2014, and the see them live on 4.21!
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Music of Jimmy Webb Live Rehearsal Show- 5.2
Sons & Daughters of the Blues Revue feat. Buddy Guy & the Sons & Daughters of the Blues (benefiting the Prostate Cancer Awareness Cause) – 5.21 Marc Broussard & Ted Broussard Acoustic- 6.1.17 (VF PRE-SALE ONLY) Joseph Arthur performing Redemption Son in it’s entirety and more! – 6.23 Michelle Shocked (Summer Residency) – 6.26, 7.31 & 8.21 Billy Bragg (Early & Late Show)- 10.16 The Bacon Brothers- 8.22 & 8.23
Since 1986, BETTY has performed memorable live shows – full of exciting, hook-laden songs, clever word play, and manic energy. The band’s unique sound is a blend of tight harmonies layered over rocking guitars and a solid rhythm section. Check out their One on One session they performed at City Winery in 2014. You can see them live again at tonight’s Downtown Seder at 7pm, as well as their own show this Sunday (4.9). Grab a ticket before they sell out!
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Reflection Series Presents Then and Now: Reality Chamber Theatre- 5.9
Sons & Daughters of the Blues Revue feat. Buddy Guy & the Sons & Daughters of the Blues (benefiting the Prostate Cancer Awareness Cause) – 5.21.17 Karla Bonoff- 5.10 Amy Helm & The Handsome Stranger- 7.6 Toad the Wet Sprocket- 7.23 Eric Roberson- 7.28
‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ – A JusticeAid Benefit- 5.24
Singer-songwriter James McMurtry tours year round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he’s an accomplished rock guitar player … serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.” Check out this intimate performance of his song “Down Across The Delaware” and then see him live next Sunday (4.2)! Tickets may already be sold out, but the waitlist is still available!