Washington Square Hotel + The Village Trip Present:
'VILLAGE NIGHTS' Hosted by Richard Barone
THE LINE UP
Village Nights: Terre Roche
SEPTEMBER 16 | $20 | Starts at 6:30 p.m. | North Square Lounge
TERRE ROCHE is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, teacher, author, innkeeper and founding member of the trio "The Roches". She has performed in many clubs and concert halls throughout the US and Europe and appeared on numerous TV shows over the course of her 45 year career. She's a member of the band "Afro-Jersey" and co-creator with jazz pianist Garry Dial of "Us An'them", a collection of national anthems from 16 nations. Her composition "Star of Wonder" has become a favorite repertoire piece in choirs around the world. At the other end of the spectrum Terre shrieked her way to modest cult status as the voice on Robert Fripp's album "Exposure". She sang the role of Squeaky Fromme in John Moran's avant-garde opera "The Manson Family".
Terre is the author of "Blabbermouth", a memoir about her surprising journey coming of age as a female musician in the 1970's. She's worked with Paul Simon, Philip Glass, Linda Ronstadt, Meredith Monk, Don Was, The Muscle Shoals Swampers, Robert Fripp, Tracey Ullman, Kathy Mattea and Garry Dial among others.
Terre teaches music at her studio in New York City as well as online and in various workshop settings. Music education is good for the soul when it's done right and she's honored to be able to share what she's learned about music with others.
Village Nights: Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie
OCTOBER 7 | $20 | Starts at 6:30 p.m. | North Square Lounge
CLIFF EBERHARDT & LOUISE MOSRIE
NYC veteran songwriter, Cliff Eberhardt, brings his literate Cole Porter meets Tom Waits style of pop/blues songwriting and expressive guitar skills to Richard Barone's “Village Nights” at the Washington Square Hotel with special guest and Nashville native/Americana songwriter Louise Mosrie opening. The two songwriters collaborate on each other’s sets with Eberhardt playing guitar and dobro and Mosrie on background vocals.
CLIFF EBERHARDT got his start in music in the 70's and 80's under the tutelage of mentors Tom Paxton, Odetta and Richie Havens in Greenwich Village's legendary music venues like The Bottom Line, The Lonestar and Kenny's Castaways. While learning his craft, his voice was heard on national campaign jingles such as "The Heartbeat of America" for Chevrolet as well as jingles for McDonalds and Coca-Cola.
Cliff was signed to Windham Hill Records and released his first original album in the 90s. “The Long Road” features a title cut duet with the late folk icon Richie Havens and the first single “My Father’s Shoes” hit #1 on the Billboard AC charts in cities nationwide. Eberhardt went on to produce 9 more albums on Shanachie and Red House Records to critical success as well as accumulating over 25 song cuts by other notable artists like Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure, Russ Taff and Cry Cry Cry (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky). His latest project is “Shrew Songs” – written and performed in the 2012 Folger Theatre’s award-winning production of “The Taming of the Shrew”. He is also well known as a songwriting teacher, producer and arranger.
“Eberhardt sings with passion and wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show.” —The New York Post
LOUISE MOSRIE got her start by taking top honors at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting contest and then went on to win or place at several other festival competitions including: Telluride Bluegrass, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Falcon Ridge Folk Fest. Her album, “Home”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010. Her latest album, ‘Lay It Down”, was arranged and produced by Cliff Eberhardt and landed on several “Best of” radio lists in 2014. She continues to tour widely as a solo artist and also with Eberhardt.
“Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year.” – Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago
Village Nights: The Kennedys
NOVEMBER 18 | $20 | Starts at 6:30 p.m. | North Square Lounge
THE KENNEDYS are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy. They are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Since 1902, the Washington Square Hotel (formerly “The Earle”) has been a haven for writers, artists, and musicians. Take a minute and let these names sink in: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bo Diddley, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Ernest Hemingway and Dylan Thomas. Yes, all of these greats—and more—have been guests at this iconic Greenwich Village landmark.
Washington Square Hotel hopes to build upon its rich history by launching a monthly salon series. 'Village Nights' will be curated and hosted by Greenwich Village musician, producer, author, legendary frontman for The Bongos, and longtime Villager, Richard Barone.
“Greenwich Village’s longstanding legacy as a center of cultural revolution and a haven for self-expression has always been best expressed through its nightlife. This freewheeling musical salon series celebrates the Village’s folk, jazz, and spoken-word heritage in a uniquely historic setting and offers a great night out!” says Barone.
ABOUT THE HOST
RICHARD BARONE is an American rock musician who first gained attention as frontman for The Bongos. Barone works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and record producer. He releases albums as a solo artist, tours, and has created major concert events at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and New York's Central Park. He serves on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (Grammys), the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives, and is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.
Richard's current album Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s celebrates the origins of the singer/songwriter movement in that pivotal decade.