Livingston Taylor, one of the most distinctive singer-songwriters of the last thirty+ years, embodies both down-home sensibility as well as urban sophistication. Taylor is a throwback to the roots of folk singing: the back porch storyteller, invoking the historical lessons of earlier generations and a lifetime of experiences to the wonderment of a transfixed audience. As a member of one of the most successful and renowned musical families since the Von Trapps, Livingston has taken what could be considered a tremendous burden, and transposed it into a lifetime of personal artistic success & accomplishment. To see him and to hear him play is to be welcomed into Liv's musical home. So, pull up a chair and settle back with Livingston Taylor's music & stories at the Towne Crier Cafe!
Born and raised in Queens, singer-songwriter Stephen Stavola is a native New York City artist whose songs often reference the city that has been his home all of his life. He studied piano from the age of seven, fell in love with the music of Brian Wilson by the age of twelve, and wrote his first songs at the family upright at the age of fifteen. Since then, he has written hundreds of songs and performed throughout the New York City area, with the piano principally as his band. His songs have a folk-rock sensibility that can evoke thoughts of artists like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne. Many songs also reveal an affection for the great songwriters of the thirties and forties, with their beautiful harmonic arrangments and with their well-crafted lyrics. With a gift for melody and powerful, intelligent and heartfelt lyrics, he writes songs that have a transcendent quality that defies reductionist categorization. He presently plays throughout the New York City area, and his musical home is Greenwich Village.
* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits). * Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests. * The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats. * "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties. * Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience: Party of 2: One hour before show time Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time. * $2 handling & processing charge per ticket. * All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.