As part of its 40th anniversary season, The Egg will revisit the work of several of the artists celebrated since 2015 as part of its “New York Living Legacy” initiative.
On July 6th, the music of The Band, the focus of its most recent “New York Living Legacy” feature, will be featured in a concert featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the most influential recordings in American music – “Music From Big Pink,” the 25th anniversary The Band’s reunion album “Jericho” as well the recently discovered “Lost Band Tracks.” Accompanied by the Woodstock Horns, Professor Louie – who produced the latter recordings and performed with members of The Band – will play highlights from all three recordings as well as other classics by The Band and Crowmatix originals steeped in Rock n Roll, Blues, and American Roots Music. Legendary album producer John Simon, who worked on both albums will provide insight into working with The Band on these recordings – and other stories from his new book “”Truth, Lies and Hearsay — A memoir of a Musical Life In and Out of Rock ‘n Roll.” This concert is a fund raiser for radio station WEXT on the occasion of its 11th birthday.
On October 20, vocalist Jane Monheit’s sincere and romantic interpretations of songs will combine with the tasteful virtuosity of guitarist Frank Vignola straddling the worlds of jazz, swing, standards, pop and show tunes, as they join forces with the John DiMartino Trio to celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of the legendary composer’s centenary in 2018 – who was the first artist to be featured in the “New York Living Legacy” project in 2015.
Additional performances in the “New York Living Legacy” retrospective will be announced at a later date.