The frankness in Colvin’s work has always been tempered by humor and sensuality and a gift for finding strong, simple melodies. She’s not one to directly take on social or political issues in her lyrics, but she’s bracingly honest about her own travails (and triumphs) and that resonates with her listeners. As she explains, ‘This is how I write. I don’t know how to make something personal and evocative that is a protest, a complaint or finger-pointing’unless it’s to a bad guy in a personal relationship.’ Given Colvin’s approach to her music, it’s no surprise then that she agreed to take on the even more daunting’and revealing’task of writing a memoir. Before embarking on All Fall Down, she’d devoted much of her creative energy over the last few years to Diamond in the Rough (William Morrow/Harper Collins), an account of her life and work to date that is as forthright and fascinating as any of her songs. In her prose, she’s blunt about the emotional demons she’s faced over the years and generous in equal measure with insights into her songwriting and record-making, uncovering the creative roots of such songs as the 1998 Song of the Year and Record of the Year, Grammy Award’winning ‘Sunny Came Home.’ Colvin is an openhearted storyteller who is certain to engage a readership well beyond her fan base. (She provides a vivid description of, among other things, the crumbling East Village tenement she first called home.) The publication of her memoir coincides with the release of All Fall Down.
Band Seeking Audience Willing to Leave Their Seats’ is how the New York Times titled a review of a Sarah Borges live show, and their characterization nailed it. Borges and her three piece backing band alternately roll, wail and testify in a set filled with roots, rock and contemplation that encompasses songs from the singer’s four albums, the last of which, ‘Radio Sweetheart’ is soon to be released. Borges’s clear and cutting voice is the focal point of the live show, but the rest of the band do their part to showcase her strong songwriting and storytelling.
On the eve of the release of his third solo album, Rich Robinson, best known as the guitarist, songwriter, and founder of The Black Crowes, stands ready to complete the solo artist evolution that he began ten years earlier. The Ceaseless Sight, an album that represents the full maturation of Rich as a songwriter, a vocalist, and a solo artist. Robinson already has two solo studio albums to his credit, the first, Paper, came in 2004 while his follow-up, Through a Crooked Sun, arrived in 2011. ‘I’ve always approached writing songs for an album as part of a larger work,’ says Robinson. ‘The Ceaseless Sight as a whole is one piece and how it fits into my whole body of work is the other. My new record follows the path of my musical journey I’ve been on for 25 years. I feel a strong connection to where I’ve been musically, but more importantly where I’m going.’ Robinson was born in 1969 and formed the The Black Crowes with his older brother Chris in Atlanta in the 1980’s. At the age of 17, Robinson began writing the music for the songs that would land on the band’s 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, which sold 7 million copies. Over the next 10 years, Rich’s songwriting evolved into the musical engine that powered the band to sales of more than 25 million albums. Before taking a hiatus in 2001, the Crowes catalog included classics like The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, By Your Side, and Live at the Greek: Excess All Areas, a double album that captured the teaming of Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes for performances of Led Zeppelin, Crowes and blues and rock standards.
The Zombies are an English rock band led by Colin Blunstone on vocals and Rod Argent on piano/keyboards. The band scored US hits in the mid- and late-1960s with ‘Time of the Season,’ ‘She’s Not There,’ and ‘Tell Her No.’ Their 1968 album ‘Odessey and Oracle’ is ranked 80 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Zombies are also cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Billy Joel, Paul Weller, and the band Badly Drawn Boy are just some of the artists that have been influenced by The Zombies. Aside from The Beatles and perhaps The Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of The Zombies. For this special performance, The Zombies will be performing almost every single gem from ‘Odessey and Oracle,’ fan favorites, and hits from Blunstone and Argent’s solo careers, including the top 5 U.S. and U.K. hit ‘Hold Your Head Up.’ ADD-ON VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE TICKETS Add-On VIP Package includes meet & greet, photo taken by a photographer that can be downloaded after the show, and signing of one item of memorabilia. VIP Meet and Greet begins promptly at 6:30 PM.