Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

Last-minute Monday music: Lipbone Redding


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.)

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Full schedule just announced for Celebrate Brooklyn!

Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Buckwheat Zydeco and the Holmes Brothers, and Robert Cray are among the fantastic acts rounding out this summer’s schedule at the Prospect Park Bandshell. But I’m just the vessel, folks, and it’s time get out of the way. After the jump,  the whole blockbuster lineup for Celebrate Brooklyn! 2009: Continue reading