PATTY LARKIN AND DAVID JOHANSEN A/K/A BUSTER POINDEXTER JOIN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO THE LATE SINGER-SONGWRITER BILL MORRISSEY
NOVEMBER 17TH AT SOMERVILLE THEATRE
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PROFITS TO BENEFIT MUSICARES
Patty Larkin, David Johansen, Shawn Colvin, Barry Crimmins, John Gorka, Peter Case, Cormac McCarthy, Peter Keane, Fred Koller, Pete Nelson, and Mark Erelli will share the stage with hosts Cliff Eberhardt and David Dye (host of nationally syndicated NPR radio show, World Cafe) at Somerville Theatre on Thursday, November 17th to pay tribute to friend, mentor, and fellow troubadour Bill Morrissey who passed away from heart failure on July 23rd.
Bill Morrissey was a songwriters’ songwriter. He was loved by many of his peers as a truly literate writer whose hard scrabble characters and fast wit won him critical acclaim from such national media outlets as Rolling Stone Magazine, National Public Radio and The New York Times. Stephen Holden, for the New York Times, once wrote, “Mr. Morrissey’s songs have the force of poetry…a terseness, precision of detail and a tone of laconic understatement that relate his lyrics to the stories of writers like Raymond Carver and Richard Ford.”
Between 1984 and 2007 Morrissey released 12 highly acclaimed albums and published the novel, “Edson” (Knopf). His live performance schedule took him from small coffeehouses to major concert venues like Carnegie Hall to prestigious festivals including Newport and Kerrville.
“Friend of Mine: The Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert” is co-produced by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. and Ellen Karas. Profits from the event will be donated to MusiCares, a not-for profit division of the National Academy Of the Recording Arts and Sciences. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies.