Hosted by Rita Houston from WFUV
Presented in collaboration with WFUV and Rockwood Music Hall.
Rockwood Music Hall will return to Lincoln Center to present its second of chapter of Downtown Comes Uptown.
Over the course of two nights, Rockwood Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and WFUV partner to spotlight four talented musicians in two distinctly different settings. Four unique artists will bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium as they perform selections of their work in a showcase hosted by WFUV radio personality Rita Houston. The following night, all four artists will return to the Lower East Side with full performances at Rockwood Music Hall.
After releasing the critically acclaimed EP Seven and touring with the likes of Maroon 5 and Emeli Sande, Manhattan-based Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King celebrates her roots, pop, soul, and indie influences by crafting music that serves as the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals. Emeli Sande raves: “Beautiful melodies, a wonderful voice, and a songwriter of undoubted skill."
Described by the UK's Daily Telegraph as an artist who "stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades," Vermont's Anais Mitchell has five full-length albums among her recorded works, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown—a folk-opera featuring Justin Vernon and Ani DiFranco—and, most recently, Child Ballads—a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer which is nominated for two prestigious BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, including Best Album. Mitchell has toured across the world, both as a headline artist and as an opener for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers, among others.
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Nashville-based singer and guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan’s songs have been recorded by Jack White, BP Fallon, and others. The band member of The Madison Square Gardeners has contributed tunes to major motion pictures, including The Way, Way Back (2013), the TV show The Voice, performed on the Late Show With David Letterman, and more. The artist’s soon-to-be-released debut EP, Crooked River Burning, was produced by Anton Fier.
On his new album, The Salesman and the Shark, alt-folk singer-songwriter Sean Rowe has created a work that brilliantly reconfigures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and the remarkable ever evolving vocals which inspired No Depression magazine to succinctly state, “Man, that voice.”
Presented in collaboration with Rockwood Music Hall & WFUV