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The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute: Five Bands Reinterpret this Seminal 1968 Release

Aug 30, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - Aug 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

| $5 suggested donation

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The Way Station continues their Tribute Series by honoring trailblazers of rock ‘n roll, The Byrds, by celebrating the 46th anniversary (to the day) of their release of Sweetheart of the Rodeo on Saturday, August 30th from 9pm-12am. Performing the entire Legacy Edition of the record will be Jordan Renzi, The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Cornell Brothers, Bourbon Express and The DiveBombers. Don’t miss a single track as re-imagined by these most reverential performers.

From folk rock to psychedelic hippie pop, The Byrds were pioneers of rock ‘n roll from the start. However it wasn’t until 1968, when they hitched their wagon to Gram Parsons, that they left their indelible mark on American music with their seminal album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. The traditional forms of folk, bluegrass and gospel laid the foundation for the very first major country rock album, and forged the creation of what became known as “Cosmic American Music.”

The Way Station Tribute Series has included two Bob Dylan Birthday Tributes by The Zimmymen and the Wimmymen performing the 1975 release Blood on The Tracks on July 26, 2013 and the 1965 release Bringing It all Back Home on May 30, 2014. Earlier this year on March 5, 2014, The Way Station hosted a Lou Reed birthday tribute including seven bands reimagining the music of this proto-punk proselytizer. Upcoming tributes to round out 2014 include Van Morrison: Moondance on November 13 and a selection from the Tom Waits songbook on December 3.

For more information about The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tribute please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email bookingtws@gmail.com. *For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.

Line-up and album tracks:
9pm – Jordan Renzi
1. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
2. I Am a Pilgrim
9:20pm – The Sensational Country Blues Wonders
3. The Christian Life
4. You Don’t Miss The Water
5. You’re Still On My Mind
9:50pm – The Cornell Brothers
6. Pretty Boy Floyd
7. Hickory Wind
8. One Hundred Years From Now
9. Blue Canadian Rockies

10:30pm – Bourbon Express
10. Life In Prison
11. Nothing Was Delivered
12. All I Have Are Memories

11pm – The DiveBombers
13. You Got A Reputation
14. Pretty Polly
15. Lazy Days

About The Way Station
The Way Station bar and music venue features a range of musical styles including Americana, Folk, N’awlins jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Indie Rock, Latin, Country, Bluegrass, Alt-Indian and more. Serving up live music six nights a week with 3-4 bands a night, this averages out to 100 local, national and international acts per month. *Proprietor Andy Heidel doesn’t believe in a cover charge, this mini music venue passes the hat to support the musicians so you can experience the music risk free. All shows are $5 suggested donation. Enjoy a craft beer or original specialty cocktail while checking out the future of music.

The Way Station is also a Brooklyn Community Headquarters giving voice to our neighbors through programming such as: Astronomy on Tap, Art Talks Brooklyn, Satellite Magazine: Let’s Talk About Cities and our Local Filmmakers Screening Series.

Also referred to as “The Doctor Who Bar” because of its life-sized replica of the iconic blue police box and its whovian themed cocktail menu, The Way Station is a nerd mecca. Our Sundays are dedicated to nerd culture and feature screenings of sci fi and fantasy movies, Doctor Who episodes while in season, Geeky bands and Nerdeoke.

4pm-2am Monday-Thursday
4pm-4am Friday
3pm-4am Saturday
3pm-2am Sunday

$4 Draft Beer $4 Well Drinks and $1 off everything else
Available for private events, rentals, film shoots, and special occasions
Contact: andy.heidel@gmail.com


Aug 30, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Aug 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am
$5 suggested donation


Andy Heidel


The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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