Judith Owen and Harry Shearer's Holiday Sing-Along -12/2
at City Winery New York City
Actor/comedian Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Le Show) and his wife, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, present an evening of holiday music and mirth. The evening unites Christmas-lovers and Scrooges alike, in traditional and non-traditional holiday music, part performance, part sing-along. Both reverent and irreverent...a perfect kick-off to the holiday season featuring surprise special guests…
Proceeds from this show will benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition.
Adam Schlesinger & Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne)
Adam Schlesinger is a songwriter, composer, record producer and the bassist for the bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy and Tinted Windows. He has won Emmy and Grammy Awards, nominated for Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe Awards and winner of the ASCAP Pop Music Award.Chris Collingwood is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and founding member of Fountains of Wayne.
David Torkanowsky, a prominent New Orleans pianist and composer, is equally comfortable pushing the edges of jazz, funk, blues and rhythm and blues. Aside from his solo projects, Torkanowsky has collaborated with many musical legends — Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Danny Barker, Earl Turbington, Tony DaGradi, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Dianne Reeves and Errol Garner.
Considered the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition, Butler is a ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W. C. Handy) Best Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers
If you see one group of multi-faceted new-vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability, see The Flying Karamazov Brothers. They are not your father’s wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers.
Amy Engelhardt (from The Bobs)
Amy Engelhardt has been the sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal band The Bobs since 1998, earning several ASCAP songwriting awards for her writing. Her solo CD, "Not Gonna Be Pretty" was nominated for two 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards ("The Grammys of independent music" - LA TIMES). As a pop and theater writer beyond the comic boundaries of The Bobs, Engelhardt evokes artists like Suzanne Vega, Alanis Morrissette, Joe Jackson. and Ben Folds: Sardonic and smart without mercy.