Keith Everett & the Orange Morris

July 23, 2014 | 12:30 pm | 1 New York Plaza | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

Best described as Americana, the music of Keith Everett & the Orange Morris is also in flux. The very phrase Orange Morris, with no self-evident meaning, is attached to the heels of Keith’s name to suggest not only his band members support but, says Keith, also the unknown potential direction and improvisational nature of their music. Willie Nelson, Phish, and David Gray are a few of the great sources of musical inspiration for Keith. Other band members draw much of their musical inspiration from the general realms of jazz, country, pop, blues and rock.

For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

“Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan‘s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” – Steve Earle

An American troubadour, Townes Van Zandt’s songs are considered standards of the songwriter-singer-genre. His work has been covered by such notable and varied musicians as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Cowboy Junkies, Andrew Bird, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Laura Marling, The Avett Brothers, and Devendra Banhart.

To honor what would be Townes Van Zandt’s 70th birthday, Arts Brookfield will present free lunchtime concerts at One New York Plaza and the Grace Building Plaza showcasing some of the country’s finest singer-songwriters performing music inspired by or written by Van Zandt.

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