Proceeds from Tribute Concert to Benefit Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame!
FEATURING: Chuck McDermott, Dan & The Wildfire, David Herlihy, Kemp Harris, Reed Foehl, Sal Baglio - with more to be announced!
October 10, 2023
Doors open at 5:30pm. Event begins at 7:30pm.
For tickets and information, visit citywinery.com/boston.
Phone # 617-933-8047
City Winery is located at 80 Beverly St, between Haymarket and North Station in Boston.
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City Winery Boston will gather together a number of New England’s best folk and rock musicians for "A TRIBUTE TO ROBBIE ROBERTSON" benefiting The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF).
The world lost one of the icons of rock and roll last month, a founding member of "The Band," ROBBIE ROBERTSON.
This master musician and songwriter, often referred to as a father of Americana, left an indelible mark on popular music.
The songs that ROBBIE ROBERTSON, a Canadian, wrote for "The Band" used enigmatic lyrics to evoke a hard and colorful America of yore, a feat coming from someone not born in the United States.
With uncommon conviction, they conjured a wild place, often centered in the South, peopled by rough-hewed characters, from the defeated Confederate soldier in “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” to the tough union worker of “King Harvest Has Surely Come” to the shady creatures of “Life Is a Carnival.”
The music ROBERTSON matched to his passionate yarns mined the roots of every essential American genre, including folk, country, blues and gospel.
Yet when his history-minded compositions first appeared on albums by "The Band" in the late 1960s, they felt vital as well as vintage.
“I wanted to write music that felt like it could’ve been written 50 years ago, tomorrow, yesterday — that had this lost-in-time quality,” ROBBIE ROBERTSON said in a 1995 interview.
“ROBBIE ROBERTSON is a central figure in the confluence of what we now know as folk, roots and Americana music,” said FARHOF President Joe Spaulding. “We are proud to partner with City Winery to celebrate his extraordinary contributions to American music.”
Musician and songwriter ROBERTSON died August 9, 2023 at age 80.
Below is a 2016 segment from the show "CBS Sunday Morning." In the segment, ROBERTSON chats his with CBS correspondent Anthony Mason about playing with Bob Dylan; and the rift with drummer Levon Helm that spelled the end of one of rock's most influential groups.
Among the musicians confirmed to play at "A TRIBUTE TO ROBBIE ROBERTSON" are: Chuck McDermott, Dan & The Wildfire, David Herlihy, Kemp Harris, Reed Foehl, Sal Baglio - with more to be announced.
The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) at The Boch Center in Boston celebrates the lifeblood of America’s musical and cultural heritage. This non-profit organization, housed in the Wang Theatre is dedicated to honoring history while also building the foundation for the next generation of folk, Americana, and roots musicians.
To purchase tickets and a complete schedule of upcoming shows and events at City Winery Boston visit citywinery.com/boston.
Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)
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