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  City Winery - New York
Address: 155 Varick Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Sep-19-17 06:00 PM IWIRC NY: Wine Tasting and Elections Info Session
Sep-27-17 05:00 PM Great Wines of the Andes Master Tasting New York City "The Time for Chilean and Argentine wine is now!" — James Suckling Internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling invites you to discover the Great Wines of the Andes USA 2017 on September 27 at City Winery in New York City. Over 70 of the best Chilean and Argentine producers will [...]

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Sep-30-17 08:00 PM Madeleine Peyroux w/ Danya Kurtz About:

Madeleine Peyroux
Secular Hymns

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz. With her trio that had been touring together for two years—electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori—Peyroux set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue, a communal consciousness and a spiritual essence.

“Music has been our spiritual life,” she says. “So I think of these as hymns, secular hymns—songs that are very individual, personal, introverted.”

With her seductively expressive voice, Peyroux intimately renders tunes by seminal blues artists (two penned by Willie Dixon and one by Lil Green), the classic gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the under-the-radar dub star Linton Kwesi Johnson, three renowned contemporary composers (Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Allen Toussaint), the 19th century composer Stephen Foster (considered to be the first great songwriter in America) and ending with a traditional African-American spiritual.

What’s remarkable is the unique way in which this recording came to life. The story starts with a concert in an old church in the rural Oxfordshire countryside of England. Celebrated French chef Raymond Blanc had purchased an old manor in the tiny village of Little Milton and renamed it Belmond Le Manoir where he hosts events, including a nine-course meal in his Michelin-starred restaurant. As a part of the whole experience, people are invited before dinner to go to the nearby 12th-century Norman-styled church, St. Mary the Virgin, to attend a concert of live music. Last year Peyroux and her trio were invited to perform.

“At the sound check, I was singing Randy Newman’s song ’Guilty,’ and it was amazing the way my voice sounded in the cavernous room,” Peyroux says. “It has a wood ceiling that gave my voice a reverb. My live engineer Doug Dawson told me I should make a record there.”

Fresh from the rarefied experience of performing their songbook there, a few months later, they all returned to the church with Peyroux wanting to document the secular hymnal she and her band had been developing on the road. “We had all become very close, and we were stretching to come up with new sounds,” the acoustic guitarist says, noting that she had added a guilele (an acoustic, nylon-stringed tenor ukulele) to the voice of the band. “Jon became very versatile on the guitar and Barak was good with the bow. Plus they both like to sing. ”

Peyroux booked the 200-seat church for three days—first day for set up and sound check, second for a free live show for townspeople that was recorded, and third to recut new live takes sans audience if needed. “It was a blast playing with Jon and Barak and so much had to do with the interplay among us,” says Peyroux. “It’s a recording that reflects the organic way we had been working as a trio on the arrangements of these songs.”

While noting that she veers away from being “the normal jazz trio,” Peyroux nonetheless brings her jazz sensibility into roots music territory in such a moving way that she captures the celebration and praise implied in the songs—a special ten-song collection of bona fide Secular Hymns.


Dayna Kurtz

Over the past decade, the New Jersey born (now dividing time between New Orleans and the mountains of Vermont) vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.  Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR's Morning Edition and Tell Me More.  She's toured and opened for the likes of Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Chris Whitley, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.  Festivals that have asked Dayna to perform include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Roots on the Rails.

Dayna’s new disc (Here, Vol. 1 released March 2017) is a live record with career spanning tracks, culled from her 2016 Dutch theater tour with guitarist Robert Mache.  It manages to capture the heart-stopping edge-of-your-seat mesmerized silence that Dayna Kurtz seems to magic from her audiences.  “I began my career as a teenager as background music in crowded Jersey Shore beach bars,” explains Kurtz, “and I used to make a game of seeing what it would take to shut people up, and I got kind of good at it.  Although there’s some tricks to it, it was really more a kind of witchcraft than anything - I learned to draw whatever power and attention there was in the room being sent my way and send it back out again.  Other people got caught in the loop and started paying attention too.  And as long as the crowd wasn’t shitfaced or distracted by a TV I could usually get them.  It was good training, even now that my audiences are more inclined to listening already anyway.  A lot of my music requires some attention, so it was a good skill to learn.”  

On her work and friendship with Robert Mache (Continental Drifters, Steve Wynn) Kurtz says,  “I’ve loved Robert’s playing for such a long time, and we’ve been friends longer than we’ve been touring partners – he was one of the first musicians to befriend me in New Orleans.  That we had such undeniable chemistry has been one of the greater recent gifts of my life, and I just wanted to document it somehow, and quite a few people in my life have suggested a live record.  I’d been hesitant, only because there’s only a few live records I listen to with the devotion I’d give a beloved studio record.  It’s notoriously really difficult to capture the feeling of being there in the dark experiencing it.  Then the challenge of it intrigued me.”






Oct-05-17 08:00 PM Joshua Davis
Oct-06-17 11:00 PM Comic Con Vixens NYCC COMIC CON VIXENS is back to strut in the night of Gotham City, bringing you one show to rule them all in their fourth epic New York Comic Con spectacular! Get ready for the ride of your life as we celebrate the sexier side of all things pop culture. Starring cosplay queen STELLA CHUU and burlesque’s award-winning meganerd DANGRRR DOLL, this whirlwind showcase fuses circus, cosplay, burlesque and vaudeville to create a visually exciting romp through everyone’s favorite fandoms. Featured on People.com, Comic Con Vixens’ female-owned and operated team is proud to present a production forged by professional entertainers of all genders and orientations, and fueled by shameless geekery. Comic Con Vixens has provided late night cabaret events for cons around the country since 2014, and after three sold out years of events on New York Comic Con weekend they’re excited to be back entertaining their fans at this year’s venue, City Winery. Performances by: STELLA CHUU DANGRRR DOLL HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE TOPHER BOUSQUET STORMY LEATHER MAKI ROLL TEO! BASTARD KEITH Friday October 6th, 2017 City Winery NYC 155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013 11:15 doors, 11:45 show 18+ Golden circle ticket holders will additionally receive a Comic Con Vixens souvenir & signed poster. Tickets available at www.dangrrrdoll.com/comic-con-vixens/
Oct-24-17 06:00 PM 2nd ANNUAL LELT FOUNDATION CHARITY GALA Dinner, Drinks, Music, Auction. Special performance by Broadway super stars Audra McDonald and Kelli O'HaraBOBBY CANNAVALE, Emcee* 6pmCocktail Reception and Silent Auction7pmConcert by Audra McDonald and Kelli O'Hara7:30pmSeated Dinner and Live Auction Proceeds will support malnourished and disadvantaged children in Ethiopia. The Lelt Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that assists acutely malnourished children and their families in Ethiopia. Please join us for this Charity Gala to support sustainable health, education and job creation programs for our community. Learn more about Lelt Foundation's work at www.leltfoundation.org *In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the performers are subject to change
Oct-25-17 07:00 PM Urban Upbound 2017 Gala The Urban Upbound Gala is the night to celebrate our progress in breaking cycles of poverty in low-income, public housing communities and the innovation in our approach to connecting people to careers, financial education, entrepreneurship, and education. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for our supporters to convene and network with over 200 professionals from technology, construction, finance, and law fields. Funds from sponsorships, donations, and a silent auction will support Urban Upbound, whose work benefits 12,000 New Yorkers every year, making sure that NYC is a place of opportunity for everyone.
Oct-31-17 08:00 PM Craig Finn
Nov-04-17 07:00 PM Cindy Cashdollar- Jennifer Condos- Shelley King- Allison Miller- Elizabeth Mitchell- Rachael Yamgata- Rachael Yamagata- Emily Gimble- Amy Helm- Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Show at 7pm 9pm Meet & Greet 10pm Start of second show
Nov-05-17 12:00 AM shawn colvin- Larry Campbell