THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES PRESENTS:


AMY RIGBY

 

AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE JUNE 10

 

 

    Amy Rigby

plays old and new songs in the round with

singer-songwriter Geoffrey Himes

and violinist Willem Elsevier,

at An Die Musik Live
Sunday, June 10, at 5 pm
$15 in advance, $18 at door
409 Charles Street, (410) 385-2638
More info:
www.rootscafe.org or www.andiemusiklive.com

AMY RIGBY:

 

Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. With bands Last Roundup and the Shams in eighties NYC East Village to her solo debut Diary Of A Mod Housewife out of nineties Williamsburg; through a songwriting career in 2000s Nashville and during the past decade with duo partner Wreckless Eric, she’s released records on visionary independent labels Rounder, Matador, Signature Sounds and reborn Stiff Records as well as her and Eric’s own Southern Domestic Recordings. “The Old Guys,” her first solo album in a dozen years, measures the weight of heroes, home; family, friends and time. Philip Roth and Bob Dylan, CD/cassette players, touring, the wisdom of age and Walter White, groupies, Robert Altman, egg creams and mentors are paid tribute. Twelve songs written unmistakably by Amy and recorded by Wreckless Eric in upstate New York, “The Old Guys” is the sound of a good girl grown up, never giving up. Her record “Dancing With Joey Ramone” is a staple of Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show, and kitchen sink anthem “Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again?” is played in cafes and bars around the country by real life mod housewives and husbands.

 

www.amyrigby.com

 

GEOFFREY HIMES:

Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and many more, Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Si Kahn, Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Tony Denikos, Alan MacEwan, Ed Pettersen, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere a new song: “I Fell in Love (On Boston Street).”

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WILLEM ELSEVIER:

Willem Elsevier is a conservatory trained violinist who has found success in both the classical and jazz worlds. He is best known, however, for his role in Love Riot, the Baltimore rock band that recorded with producer Eric Ambel and toured widely. Elsevier’s sophisticated solos helped the band beat out 2,500 other bands from around the globe to win the Yamaha Music Quest competition  in Japan in 1994. Elsevier has also recorded with such acts as Billy Kemp and Milkshake. Since 2012, he has been a performer and songwriter in a duo with Geoffrey Himes.

AN DIE MUSIK:

An Die Musik is Baltimore’s finest listening room. With 84 armchairs, great acoustics, the city’s best piano and a lobby bar, this performance space above the venerable record store is as intimate as it is inviting. The street parking meters are free on Sundays; the venue offers discount coupons for the area’s ethnic restaurants, and the 5 pm start time keeps the afternoon free while allowing a good night's sleep before the work week. Here, at last, is a music experience designed for adults.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES

AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE:

 

July 22: “Jagger and Haggard Night” with James Von Lenz

August 12: Tony Denikos & Patty Reese

September 30: Jacob Panic & TBA

 

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