Billy Squier & G.E. Smith - 1/9Tuesday, January 09 2018 6:00 pm Doors / 8:00 pm Start / Ends 10:30 pm (Estimated End Time)
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at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
PORTRAITS’ featuring BILLY SQUIER and GE SMITH is an exquisite coupling, highlighting conversation and collaboration, featuring Squier’s music, stripped down to the bone.
The Artist: Throughout a career that began after graduation from Wellesley High School in 1968, Billy Squier has written and recorded 11 albums and sold nearly 20 million records. He has become a staple at Rock Radio with songs as “The Stroke”, “Everybody Wants You” and “Lonely is The Night”. “The Big Beat” from his first solo LP is the most sampled song in rap history, featuring prominently in such diverse hits as Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire”, and he has been referenced as the Robert Johnson of Hip-Hop. He worked closely with Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and has done two tours as lead guitarist for Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band. He divides his time between Long Island’s East End and New York.
The Host: GE Smith is a master guitarist who has played lead guitar, for Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan and bassist for Roger Waters in the WALL LIVE as well as many others. He served ten years as the musical director of Saturday Night Live where he won an Emmy. He was the host for the Smithsonian’s HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR and played many times at the Kennedy Center, and all over the world for dignitaries and Presidents. He’s the ultimate sideman. GE Smith, a supreme musicologist, explores his passion for R & B while highlighting his guests’ musical ideology.
Producer and Curator: Taylor Barton launched PORTRAITS in East Hampton, at Guild Hall and Bay Street Theater 2015. She booked such guests as Roger Waters, Ethan Hawke, Oscar nominee Carter Burwell, and Grammy winners Paula Cole and Sarah Jarosz. Barton is a smart, multi-talented, singer-songwriter, writer and film producer. read more