LA VENUE CHANGE! WORLD CAFE! INFINITY HALL LIVE WITH RHIANNON GIDDENS! OLD TOWN CHICAGO WITH LUTHER DICKINSON!
BOC news hounds! Here's a torrent of hard boiled facts for this succulent month of April:
LA venue change! Largo decided they didn't want to host our show, 4 days ago... That is to say, 4 days before the show. We'll just leave it at that.... Forced to scramble, we scrambled well and landed a showcase slot at Genghis Cohen ... 8 to 10pm. Now you will be able to watch our LA show AND eat premium Chinese food before or after... And tix are only ten bucks - the least we could do to say "sorry for the hassle" to our LA folks. Raina Rose, that quiet wonder of melody and wordisms, opens the night. 8 sharp.
We continue to be grateful to the NPR mothership for loving us up - the latest ultra cool show to throw Real Midnight some love is World Cafe, featuring us in a playlist with other struggling upstarts like Tom Waits and David Bowie ( Rest easy sweet Star Man) ... We plan to do a live taping with the great WC folks soon - stay tuned...
We were lucky and honored to be harmony singers for Rhiannon Giddens - the undisputed queen of 21st century roots music -- for her Tomorrow is My Turn Tour concert taping for Infinity Hall Live which will air on PBS this summer. It is going to be previewed on IHL's website on April 8th. Here is a IHL web exclusive sneak peak of Rhiannon's version of Lost on the River (co-written with Bob Dylan!) which she originally recorded with The New Basement Tapes... It was a truly magical night- Rhiannon is breathtaking, masterful, at the height of her powers.
And finally we are thrilled to announce that we will be joining the great Luther Dickinson for a Special Double Bill Friday May 13th ( it's auspicious and lucky!) at one of our favourite venues in this world, Old Town School of Folk Music, which also happens to be in our home town! Tickets go on sale for members tomorrow and to the general public April 8th- this will be a night to remember!
see you down the road soon,
with love, your BOC