Monday, April 9, 2012

A Midnight Preserves Roundup: PHJB Together with Tao Seeger (4/27)

Join the Pres Hall family Friday, April 27th at midnight for our first Midnight Preserves installment featuring Tao Seeger.

Not familiar with Tao Seeger? Here ya go!
 ao is co-founder of the folk/rock groups RIG (Rodriguez/Irion/Guthrie) with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion and The Mammals with Mike & Ruthy Merenda.   The Tao Seeger Band is a revolving cast of wonderful characters including Laura Cortese on fiddle and vocals, Jason Crosby on keyboards, Charlie Rose on pedal steel and banjo, Jake Silver on bass and Robin MacMillan on drums.  Their music can be described as a fusion of rock'n'roll and folk with a “rootsy and psychedelic” sound.  The newly formed band has performed at an impressive lineup of events including the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Newport Folk Festival and The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders at Madison Square Garden where they stood in as the evening’s house band.  Together they have also toured throughout the northeast and Denmark.  You can catch the Tao Seeger Band on tour this summer and at the Mountain Jam festival, Hudson River Clearwater festival, Winnipeg Folk festival, Vancouver Folk festival and the Newport Folk festival.

Career Highlights
  • Three-week tour of India with Pete Seeger in 1996
  • Performed with the Salt Lake City Children’s Dance Company for the 2002 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies
  • Organized the Free Speech Festival in 2006
  • Singing at the annual School of the Americas rally in Columbus, GA for tens of thousands of protesters who’d taken a vow of peaceful assembly
  • Precious Friend recording at Wolf Trap w/ Arlo & Pete
  • Tao performed at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration with Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen
  • Performed to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden for The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, an event celebrating his grandfather’s 90th birthday.
  • Has performed dates all around the world and headline some of the biggest festivals with his Grandfather Pete Seeger
  • Recorded 2 songs for Plaza Sesamo (Spanish version of Sesame Street) and will be a special guest on the show for an upcoming episode (fall 2009)
8:00pm-Preservation Hall Jazz Band
MIDNIGHT-Preservation Hall Jazz Band Together with Tao Seeger

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