John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders Featuring DAN ZANES, FRED ARMISEN, GRAHAM PARKER, LEO ALLEN, HOSPITALITY, PETER CAREY, AMY SOHN AND MORE! - 3/14
at City Winery New York City
Dan Zanes: As a member of the popular band The Del Fuegos, and currently the front man of the Grammy-winning group Dan Zanes and Friends, Mr Zanes drops in on the Cabinet stage to celebrate and overjoy.
Fred Armisen: As the second-longest tenured cast member on Saturday Night Live, Fred is well-known for his range of unique, hilarious characters. Among other notable projects he's involved with, Fred also stars in IFC's hit sketch comedy show "Portlandia".
Graham Parker: With a career spanning four decades, Graham Parker is known for his acclaimed solo work, as well as making memorable music with his backing band, The Rumour.
Leo Allen: Comedy Bang Bang writer and veteran of the New York City comedy scene, Most recently, Leo co-created "Jon Benjamin Has A Van" with H. Jon Benjamin.
Hospitality: The angular, intricate, and intelligent compositions of Hospitality signal a sophisticated new pop voice. Singer Amber Papini's songwriting and lyrics coupled with the band's rich arrangements on their self-titled debut explore youth, New York, and the bittersweet commingling of past and present in a way that feels just right, right now.
Amy Sohn: Counting Charles Bukowski as one of her influences, this multi-faceted writer shares her thoughts without reservation. Be sure to cath her recent novel, Motherland"
Peter Carey: Frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, this writer might tempt you in to becoming involved in his stories.
ABOUT CABINET OF WONDERS
John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders is a variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. It will make you laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit Vaudeville, a little bit rock n' roll, and a whole lot of fun. This Spring, John Wesley Harding brings the Cabinet of Wonders back to City Winery for three dates; expect to see both familiar faces and a few new surprises! Guests already confirmed for the March 14th date are:
Last Fall, this incredible musical experience included unforgettable performances by Fountains of Wayne, John Roderick, Joshua Ferris, Colum McCann, Eugene Mirman, John Oliver, Ron Sexsmith, The Silver Ages, Stephen Kellogg, and David Wax Museum.
Performances during the Spring 2012 series saw musical performances by Rosanne Cash, Ted Leo, Josh Ritter Nicole Atkins, Edie Brickell band members from The Decemberists and R.E.M; readings from authors John Hodgman, Colson Whitehead, Sarah Vowell and Rick Moody; and acts from comedians Eugene Mirman and Janeane Garofalo.
NPR joined together with Cabinet of Wonders to record, broadcast and exclusively distribute the radio show, making its engaging dialogue and eclectic performances available to audiences nationwide.