Rain on a Conga Drum: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt
Caffe Lena
s, NY
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On one hand, Townes Van Zandt was simply another in a long line of brilliant singer-songwriters who stepped on to the Caffe Lena stage throughout the 1970s and 80s. On the other, he was a pure poet whose raw, exalted vision continues to exert a powerful influence on the Americana of today. Songs like Poncho & Lefty, If I Needed You and Tecumseh Valley are as indelible as they come. With Rain on a Conga Drum: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt, the Caffe pays tribute to one its own, 20 years after his passing, with a lineup featuring regional Americana luminaries The Sea The Sea, Cloud Lifter, John & Orion Kribs, along with Manhattan multi-instrumentalist John Kruth, who has performed with Patti Smith, The Violent Femmes, John Prine, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg and many others. Kruth is the author of the definitive Van Zandt biography To Live Is To Fly, and he will read from the book at Lena, as well as headline the event musically. Roots scholar Michael Eck, whose memories of Van Zandt were featured in No Depression following the singers death in 1997, will host and also perform.
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Caffe Lena (View)
47 Phila Street
s, NY 12866
United States

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Music > Americana

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No