Tonight at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, famed guitarist and roots rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell returns for a rare intimate engagement after his incredible performance at this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. Isbell shares a new sound from his acclaimed album Southeastern, a collection of heartbreaking and hopeful songs that speak to his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love. More information here.
Lincoln Center joins the music community in mourning the passing of folk singer Pete Seeger. We were grateful to have him perform at Lincoln Center Out of Doors several times, most recently in 2008.
(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)
Did you miss Red Hot + Fela at Lincoln Center Out of Doors this past summer, featuring an all-star line-up tribute to the late, great Fela Kuti with Kronos Quartet, Superhuman Happiness with Baloji, Abena Koomson, M1, and more? Fear not! The entire concert is now up on Lincoln Center’s new video gallery. Enjoy!
Lincoln Center’s annual, free summer series, Out of Doors, was hailed by the Village Voice as one of the best things in New York City. “There’s a nice selection of beer and street foods located around the park, too, and the bandshell soundsystem is top-notch. Everything about Lincoln Center Out of Doors is, in fact. Impeccable quality from top to bottom for the beautiful price of nothing,” writes the Voice.
Stay tuned this Spring for news about Out of Doors 2014.
Earlier this summer at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Found Sound Nation set up mobile studio on the Lincoln Center campus to engage passersby and festival musicians in the spontaneous, collaborative production of original music. With a simple setup — laptop, mics, midi controllers, and speakers — they lead a music creation session that was completely improvised. As mics got passed around, engineers recorded everything and actively created loops and soundscapes to add to the improvised concert. Part concert, part recording session, part jam, the street studio tapped into the collective unconscious of a place, creating musical creations that are specific to a time and a place.
Check out the final results on this soundcloud page.