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Rockwood Music Hall returns to Lincoln Center for its third chapter of Downtown Comes Uptown.Rockwood Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and WFUV partner to spotlight four talented artists in two distinct settings. These unique artists bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. WFUV radio personality Rita Houston hosts this showcase that presents selections of each artist’s work. The following night, all four artists return to the Lower East Side for full performances at Rockwood Music Hall.
Morningsiders is a New York-based folk/pop band featuring songwriters Magnus Ferguson (guitar/vocals) and Reid Jenkins (fiddle/vocals), Cody Gibson (bass/vocals), and David Su (drums/vocals). They draw on Americana folk while also veering into the worlds of pop, rock, and bluegrass. The group’s debut EP, unfocus, came out in February.
Check out the Morningsiders track “Empress”
Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Michael Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and others, as well as his solo performances. His most recent recording is the Grammy-nominated Sleep With One Eye Open (2011, Nonesuch Records), a duet collaboration with Thile.
Check out Michael Daves and Chris Thile’s track “Sleep With One Eye Open” from the Grammy-nominated album of the same name released on Nonesuch
Brooklyn’s Animal Years bring a fresh face to indie roots rock, with influences ranging from early Kings of Leon and My Morning Jacket to Young The Giant and The Avett Brothers. The group’s debut record Sun Will Rise features free-wheeling, feel-good melodies and ringing guitars.
Check out Animal Years’ track “Forget What They’re Telling You”
ASCAP award-winning vocalist and bassist Kate Davis most recently served as Music Director at the 2015 Sundance Festival. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Kate’s recent projects include the upcoming Disney film, The Finest Hours, the Kennedy Center’s American Voices PBS special, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Ben Folds, and the Spoleto Festival. Kate is a Concord Records artist.
Check out Kate Davis’s cover of “All About That Bass” that’s gotten over 13 million views
Presented in collaboration with Rockwood Music Hall & WFUV