Looking for a way to supercharge your week with some great music tonight? Check out Lipbone Redding and the Lipbone Orchestra tonight at Bar Tabac in Brooklyn tonight.
I hate to admit that I haven’t seen Lipbone live yet, but I have listened to his albums over and over. I just can’t get enough. His sonic trademark is his ability to make his voice sound just like a trombone. But to leave it there would be to peg him as a mere novelty act. The former subway busker also has a warm, soulful voice. And his eye for quirky beauty — as in “Dogs of Santiago,” on his 2007 album Hop the Fence — a quirky lyrical sensibility and a funky Memphis-meets-New-Orleans-in-New-York-City musical sensibility and you’ve got a remarkable artist. (You can check out his recordings on BePop Records, a boutique label run by Jeff Eyrich, a talented producer and bass player who’s worked with the likes of The Plimsouls, Rank and File, The Blasters, T Bone Burnett and Dave’s True Story.)