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Celebrate Brooklyn: Eighth Blackbird with special guest Will Oldham / The Bill Frisell Trio with special guest Sam Amidon
Jun 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
A double bill of extraordinary collaborations: the GRAMMY-winning “super-musicians” (Los Angeles Times) of eighth blackbird, an impeccable sextet with the energy and audacity of a rock band, team up with revered singer-songwriter Will Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) on a program that will include Frederic Rzewski’s powerful spoken word piece “Coming Together,” as well as arrangements of Oldham’s songs, material by Bryce Dessner and other works. The other half features Bill Frisell, who “plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet” (New Yorker), and folk revivalist Sam Amidon, whose “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around” (NPR).
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.