Join us for a birthday celebration Bushwick Book Club style! Your favorite local and touring musicians, songwriters and artists present new music and performance inspired by the work of Bob Holman -- poet, spoken word artist, endangered language activist, founder of The Bowery Poetry Club and creator of new PBS series, “Language Matters.” We are celebrating this celebrator of creativity with creativity inspired by his creativity!
PERFORMING Paul Mills (Poez) - poet TIMBILA - Nora Balaban's mbira-driven band Adam Horowitz – accordion, US. Dept. of Arts & Culture Storm Garner - musician, performance artist, filmmaker Jessie Kilguss Jessie Kilguss Music – singer/songwriter Hilary Downes – singer/songwriter Susan Hwang (founder and host, vocals, accordion) Marlon Cherry – songwriter, percussion, vocals Peg Simone: singer/songwriter, musician Sophie Malleret: poet, actress Deb Magocsi: filmmaker, accordionist
The Bushwick Book Club is the first literary/musical crossover event of its kind. From its origins at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn, the event has expanded to chapters in Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; New Orleans, LA and Malmo, Sweden.
"The Bushwick Book Club takes humdrum book reading to a new level." -- The New York Times