John Kruth Forever Ago Album Release Party featuring Massimo Liberatori & La Società dei Musici - Live from Spoleto, Italy. Presented by TWEED.
photo by Deone Jahnke
The show is presented as part of "Sundays at Seven"
"Sundays at Seven" is a performance series presented by TWEED TheaterWorks, Kevin Malony Artistic Director.
New York-based multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter John Kruth's new album "Forever Ago" was recorded in Spoleto, Italy last February, an auditory antipasti of ballads, tarantella and blues. See John and this fabulous Italian band featuring Claudio Scarabottini on piano and mandolin (a veteran of La Mama Theater) and the fabulous accordionist Gianluca Bibiani perform live, with an opening set by legendary Umbrian folksinger Massimo Liberatori.
John Kruth is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, flute, harmonica and sitar. Kruth recently traveled to Italy to record his 11th solo album "Forever Ago" with the Umbrian-based band La Società dei Musici. This past summer he toured Italy, Hungary and Croatia. As a sideman Kruth has performed and collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Violent Femmes, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, John Prine, Rick Danko, John Corigliano, Sam Shepard and Ornette Coleman.
Massimo Liberatori from Spello, (Umbria) Italy, is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, harmonica, and accordion. A folk ballad singer, Massimo also breeds donkeys and produces olive oil from a grove on Monte Subasio.
As songwriter he has won the Città di Recanati Awards three times and received an honorable mention at the Giovanna Daffini award in the Italian "Ballad Singers" contest. With seven albums to date, Liberatori's latest, "Tratturo Zero" features La Società dei Musici and John Kruth.
"[Kruth] sure has a broad compass, and he lives to convince anyone wholl listen that that's the best kind of compass to have - by miles."
Robert Christgau/Vice Magazine Sept. 2018
"Forever Ago contains enough imagery to be a novel or a movie - heat, temptation, slow burning drama, metaphors, allusions, tragedy, hope. It is poetry in motion."
Shepherd Express (Milwaukee) 05/29/18
"Stylistically, Kruth and La Societá dei Musici are like bees bouncing from flower to flower and yet, it all goes to show these buds share similar roots in addition to fertile ground. Forever Ago is hard to resist."
TWEED TheaterWorks (EST 1983), Kevin Malony Artistic director, has been partnering with Pangea for the past three years to present a stellar performance series on Sundays (and some others days!) that combines the best of the "old school' and the "up & coming" musical, performance, and theater artists that NYC has to offer. www.tweedtheater.org
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
THE HOUSE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
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Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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