Friday, September 28, 2007

Concerts of the Week

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Global Woody
Friday September 28, 8:00 pm

Green Streets Art Center, Middletown

Not only will Mammals member, and Seeger family scion Tao Rodriguez-Seeger perform, but Wesleyan Ph.d musicology candidate, and Guthrie Archive director Jorge Arévalo Mateus, will speak, show rare Woody Guthrie film footage, and play recently-discovered Guthrie recordings. An interesting and important night of music about America's most significant troubadour.

Richard Shindell
Music for A Change

Saturday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Wilde Auditorium, University of Hartford

Imagine Michael Stipe singing story songs which you could actually understand, and you'd have some idea of what Richard Shindell sounds like. He's an acclaimed songwriter, and while he's an incredible lyricist and melody maker, his most recent album is composed of cover songs, including a strident-free version of Springsteen's Born In the USA.

Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello
Sunday, September 30
Harbor Yard, Bridgeport CT

I'm still wondering why I don't have tickets to this myself. Initially, I thought it was a little more musician self-indulgence than I could stand in an evening. But both are musical heroes, and seeing them in the same venue, on the same evening would be somewhat of a revelation. And lately, I've become re-obsessed with Costello's Motown/Stax influenced Get Happy (from whence comes one of my Costello favorites King Horse).
Harbor Yard, Bridgeport CT

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