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Richard Barone: Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert with Special Guests

2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Richard Barone's first solo album, "Cool Blue Halo." Heralded by Rolling Stone as introducing "chamber rock," the all acoustic performance blended classical, jazz, and art-rock elements fearlessly standing out against blandly formulaic post-punk orthodoxy. In his recent assessment of the original album NPR's Tom Moon called it "A plaintive masterpiece created at a time when making pop was practically an act of subversion."
Recorded live at New York's Bottom Line on a single evening in May 1987, the album featured singer, songwriter and guitarist Barone leading an acoustic ensemble of cellist Jane Scarpantoni, acoustic guitarist Nick Celeste and percussionist/keyboardist Valerie Naranjo.

On May 4, 2012, nearly 25 years to the day, Barone will reassemble the original quartet and recreate the "Cool Blue Halo" album in its entirety, along with very special guests and added songs, at City Winery.
Here are Tom Moon's complete article and audio links: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9167880

Line up

Richard Barone - guitar & vocals
Jane Scarpantoni - cello
Nick Celelste - backing vocals, guitar
Valerie Naranjo - vibes & percussion

Fred Schneider (B-52s) - special guest
Tony Visconti - special guest
Garth Hudson - special guest

Guest musicians:
Deni Bonet - violin
Rob Norris (The Bongos) - bass
Candy John Carr - bongos
Richard Kerris - drums

About Richard Barone:

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on radio at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” in Tampa, Florida and later fronting indie-pop icons The Bongos, Barone has had a hand in countless recordings. He has collaborated with artists in every musical genre - from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger.
As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at world renowned venues including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir FRONTMAN: Surviving the Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books and performed as a Musical Reading at Carnegie Hall.
His recent solo album, Glow (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti and others. His latest, Collection 2: Before & Afterglow, was released in December 2011. Full bio and more at http://RichardBarone.com. Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Official Website: http://citywinery.com/events/283792

Added by E_b on May 1, 2012

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