The River In Reverse: A Benefit for New Orleans Hurricane Relief feat. appearances by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, also feat. Ollabelle
Monday February 20
Tickets available at The Public Theater box office or through Telecharge: www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200.
Featured artists include:
Allen Toussaint http://www.nynorecords.com
Elvis Costello http://www.elviscostello.com
VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF STANDING ROOM TICKETS AVAILABLE
TWO PER PERSON LIMIT
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY FEB. 8 AT 1:00PM
A special sneak preview of the forthcoming Verve Forecast release "The River in Reverse" by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, to support Musicares Hurricane Relief Fund. The evening will feature appearances by Costello, Toussaint and Ollabelle. Costello's partnership with New Orleans'legendary pianist, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, was recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans at the end of 2005, the first major sessions to take place in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, and "reverberates with the power of emotional eyewitness, born of the devastation just outside the studio's front door." (David Fricke, Rolling Stone)
In addition to recent surprise appearances by Elvis Costello at previous Allen Toussaint post-Katrina benefit brunches at Joe's Pub and other benefits at Madison Square Garden and Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Toussaint previously produced a 1983 Costello cover of Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice" with the Attractions and The T.K.O. Horns. Toussaint also contributed piano to the New Orleans-recorded "Deep Dark Truthful Mirror" from Costello's 1989 album 'Spike.'
Drawing both inspiration and materials from a deep well of rural American roots music--including gospel, blues, bluegrass, and country--Ollabelle reimagines these sounds for contemporary audiences, honoring the spirit and substance of the original sources while allowing this music to live and flourish in a post-modern era.
The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation, which provides a safety net of critical services for music people in crisis, with assistance, including basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, transportation; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills, medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; school supplies for students; insurance payments and more.