Highway Kind: A 75th Birthday Celebration of Townes Van Zandt
The Portland Maine nonprofit Music for a Change presents Highway Kind: A celebration of Townes Van Zandt featuring Seth Warner and his All Star band will share an evening full of the songs and stories from the life of this late, legendary and iconic Texas singer-songwriter at One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine on Friday March 8th @ 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
While finding success as a performing singer-songwriter was elusive and fraught with challenges, many of which were his own making Townes Van Zandts songs touched and influenced many and still do to this day. Emmylou Harris, The Cowboy Junkies, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffiths, Steve Earle are just a few of countless artists that have covered Van Zandt's songs and specifically pointed to him as an inspiration. While not being exactly auto-biographical, Van Zandt's better-known songs often deal with darkness and feature lonely, troubled characters infused with themes of leaving, life on the road and love left behind. Having toured as a soloist nearly constantly during his career and preferring dive bars to concert halls, Townes was a gifted and able performer, mixing in talking blues, choice upbeat covers and practicing his jokes and one liners with the audiences all along the way. Joining Seth Warner at One Longfellow will be Andy Argondizza electric guitar, David Thibodeau - bass, Susanne Gerry - vocals and Marty Joyce drums & percussion.
Seth Warner's performances have been described as ethereal by the Portland Press Herald and has appeared on stages as diverse as The Boston Early Music Festival, WGBH radio, a cruise on the Rhine river in Germany and at Joes Pub in New York City. Most recently Seth has been touring his Highway Kind: A celebration of the songs of Townes Van Zandt, the late, great Texas songwriter and performing in a duo with singer, Susanne Gerry and their band, The Old Souls. Highlights from his two decade plus career include performances and collaboration with the Grammy award winning Parker String Quartet and tours with the extraordinary gospel and blues singer, Francine Reed. Seth is currently recording an album of original material at the Electric Cave Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
One Longfellow Square (View)
181 State Street
Portland, ME 04101
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