$12.50 per person (free admission to George Papadopoulos, but no secret taping!)
This is going to be your only chance in the DC area to hear the songs from my new album performed live. Not only that, but I've got a "grand jury of musicians" lined up for your listening pleasure. Flo Anito, Billy Coulter, David Kitchen, Black Betty (Jenny Langer), Damon Foreman, and Chris Urquiaga will reprise their songs from the album as well as perform short mini-sets of their own repertoire that keeps in with the overall theme of the evening. Plus, familiar songs of protest from folks like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, and more. And I'll be colluding with a crack house band consisting of guitaristSteve Steckler, pianist Sean Lane, bassist Russell Rodgers, and drummer Wes Crawford. And yes, I'll be giving periodic election updates (from Virginia and elsewhere) from the stage. And I guarantee I'll be funnier than Wolf Blitzer (although that's a pretty high bar).
I've known Christylez Bacon for quite a few years, and have constantly been in awe of his multitudes of talents (rapping, beatboxing, songwriting, vocalizing, guitarizing, percussing). And I've long since joked that we should do a klezmer project together since I had the perfect name in mind -- "Klezmer With Bacon." Get it? It's an awesome name, right?
Well, this Wednesday, my joke becomes a reality as Christylez and myself debut our joint klez-hop project as part of this year's Washington Jewish Music Festival.