2017 SXSW Showcasing Artist Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock photo courtesy of the artist

Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s

New York, NY

2017 Official Showcase Presenter

In the 1960’s, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown in the Brill Building and 1650 Broadway. These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Richard Farina, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience. This freewheeling concert showcase, hosted by Richard Barone, who pays tribute to that exciting era on his new album Sorrows and Promises, will explore the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade.

Date: Friday, March 17
Venue: Victorian Room (604 Brazos St.)
Lineup: Richard Barone, Robyn Hitchcock, Jesse Colin Young, Pegi Young, Peter Lewis (of Moby Grape) & Arwen Lewis, The Band of Heathens, Colin Gilmore, Johanna Warren, Joolz Jones, Elvis Perkins, Young Mister, The Mastersons, Jim and Sam, Damien McFly, Brett Newski, Naked Giants, A.S. Fanning, The Relationship, Dan Bettridge

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