Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lily Haydn at the Roxy, July 19

My LA muse Lily Haydn (ok, one of them) will be joining forces with a legend on July 19th at the ROXY near my house, where I attended so many great concerts in the late 70s (one of them was a George Benson performance that yielded a 2-LP set titled "Weekend in LA", despite the fact that The Roxy is officialy located in the Hollywood area; anyway, that night I listened Benson's version of "On Broadway" for the first time and it soon would become a huge hit specially after its inclusion on the "All That Jazz" movie soundtrack).

Well, back to Lily:

she will be collaborating with legendary drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Beck) along with an exquisite crew of fantastic musicians on cello, piano, bass, and guitar performing music from Lili's new CD and some unreleased new material. For me, Gadson is also remembered for his gigs with Herbie Hancock and Miroslav Vitous, most notably on Vitous' proto-jazz-funk-disco album "Magical Shepherd" (Warner). I really wish I could attend this "event", but I'll still be in Montreux.
Mrs. Haydn will also be appearing that night with Terra Naomi, known for her grassroots youtube phenomenon which brought her powerful voice to the stage of Live Earth last year. This is her first show back in the states since she rocked in the UK for a year. If you don't know who she is, please check her out. Her heart is in the right place and she sings her ass off.

AND Lily will be joining forces with AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL again as a preview of their SMALL PLACES tour which begins in September to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty supporters Peter Gabriel and the Edge have signed a letter asking artists to participate in the most ambitious global music and human rights project since the Human Rights Now! tour 20 years ago. please check out Amnestyusa.org for more information.
Hollywood, CA 90069
all ages

(pic by Michael Becker)

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