The day after folk icon Judy Collins regaled a capacity crowd, St. Cecilia announced two Grammy-winning additions to its series, joining Chris Thile, Infamous Stringdusters and Rosanne Cash. See the full lineup.
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The day after folk legend Judy Collins regaled a capacity crowd in Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center has announced the addition of two Grammy Award-winning artists to its Acoustic Cafe Folk Series in 2020: Americana singer-songwriter Marc Cohn on March 19 and Shawn Colvin on May 19.
The biggest lineup in the history of the series — which already has presented Collins and country singer Lee Ann Womack — grew to eight with shows featuring the soulful Cohn, best known for his enduring classic, “Walking in Memphis,” and Colvin, who’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of her Grammy-winning “Steady On” album, playing it in its entirety on this tour.
Cohn recently collaborated with gospel favorites the Blind Boys of Alabama on the album, “Work To Do.” Colvin last brought her contemporary folk to St. Cecilia in 2016, the same year she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award by the Americana Music Association. Tickets for each concert are $40-$45, and available online here or by calling 459-2224.
They’re not the only award winners on the Folk Series docket.
The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass powerhouses The Infamous Stringdusters play the series on Feb. 6, country singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash on Feb. 19, mandolinist and “Live From Here” host Chris Thile on Feb. 25, and acclaimed guitarist Raul Midon on Feb. 27.
The Acoustic Café Folk Series, presented in partnership with Rob Reinhart’s syndicated Acoustic Café radio show, kicked off Oct. 3 with country/Americana’s Womack. Check out the Local Spins review and photo gallery.
St. Cecilia also hosts the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Series and its annual Jazz Series.
The Jazz Series kicked off last week with Fred Hersch and special guest Julian Lage, and continues Jan. 16 with tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (as part of Emmet Cohen’s Master Legacy Series), March 5 with singer Luciana Souza and April 16 with the Clayton Brothers. Tickets are $40-$45.
The Chamber Music Society series includes “Great Innovators” on Nov. 21, “French Enchantment” on Jan. 23 and “From Prague to Vienna” on April 30. Get more information about these concerts and tickets at scmc-online.org.
Series subscription packages also are available. Get more information online here.
PHOTO GALLERY: Judy Collins at St. Cecilia Music Center (Oct. 20, 2019)
Photos by Jeff Wilkinson
VIDEO: Shawn Colvin, Paste Studio NYC Live (from “Steady On”)
VIDEO: Marc Cohn, “Walking in Memphis”
VIDEO: Chris Thile, “Thank You, New York”
VIDEO: Raul Midon, NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
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