On Monday, September 3rd, Rite of Summer at Governor’s Island, sets at 1pm and 3pm. (click for sumptuous detail)
Ferries are FREE as is the concert. This extraordinary series has featured Ljova’s Kontraband, JACK Quartet, and Monday I’ve put together a band of extraordinary colleagues to explore some music I rarely get to play. We’ve got old American tunes and Bluegrass originals and some simply beautiful songs for you.
Featuring the music of Jordan Tice and Jonny Rodgers, and the foundational percussion of Mathias Kunzli and the upright bass of Michael O’Brien. These people have never played together before and you don’t wanna miss it. Rehearsals have proven this to be a singular project on a maiden voyage. Click the Link above for more details!
So the summary goes like this: One of America’s most compelling bluegrass artists, a glass-harmonica songwriter who turns any composition into a sparkling event, and rhythm from the man who gives Regina Spektor her time foundation every night on tour, and, well, you and I get to see each other, all in one of New York’s most beautiful spots. What’s not to love? Come spend Labor Day with us!
Governor’s Island is easy to get to and a perfect place for a family outing, much to see, much history to explore, and transportation is clear and easy. Take any one of the lower manhattan subways, (R, 1, 6) to the ferry buildings and look for the beautiful building pictured up top… There’s also a ferry from Brooklyn!