Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Todd to play in Brooklyn tomorrow..

Todd Rundgren in Prospect Park tomorrow night...

Celebrate Brooklyn! & American Express present

Hal Willner¹s Freedom Rides Project
Thursday, June 16 / 7:00pm / gates 6:00pm

Music of the Civil Rights Movement

Featuring Geri Allen, Art Baron, Steve Bernstein, Steve Cardenas, James
Carter, Rosanne Cash, Carla Cook, Helga Davis, Curtis Fowlkes, Brad Jones,
Briggan Krauss, Eric Mingus, JD Parran, Toshi Reagon, Lou Reed, Todd
Rundgren, Tao Seeger, James Staten, Jason Walker, Kenny Wollesen

The maverick music producer HAL WILLNER brings his golden Rolodex and
singular genius for curating multi-artist concept shows to the music of the
Civil Rights Movement. Commissioned for Celebrate Brooklyn!, this concert
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which integrated the
interstate bus system and helped bring America¹s and the world¹s attention
to the deprivations of the segregated South. In what promises to be an
unforgettable event, Willner will convene his usual surprising and eclectic
array of musicians, actors, and other artists‹established and emerging,
famous and infamous‹to perform songs that inspired, illuminated, and sprang
from the tumultuous aftermath of the Movement. The evening begins with a
pre-performance artists discussion. Performers subject to change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TR an Obvious Choice. Most artists have some lee-way in what they write about. Few have a catalog the likes of Todd when it comes to human rights/predjudice.
I recall a TV special for UNICEF
w. The BeeGees, Donna Summer etc.
Rod Stewart sang "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy". This event will use songs of the period prior to the performers' writting. Still TR is
the best activist/musician I know of. Hope it raises awareness & funds via DVD sales. Greendale, RR