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JRB RESIDENCY SET LIST: 3/13 w NORBERT LEO BUTZ, CAISSIE LEVY & REBECCA FAULKENBERRY

3/14/15

If every concert of my SubCulture residency is going to be like this one, then I’m going to have a fantastic year. Three incredible singers, an extraordinary violinist, the monstrous and affable Caucasian Rhythm Kings (featuring a new drummer, Zac Coe, from the original band of 13!), fifteen songs, including two brand-new world premieres, and a sold-out house. That’s the way to do it! Photo by James Hartnett Nothing In Common (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes) Melinda (untitled new project) There With You – Caissie Levy Another Life (The Bridges of Madison County) – Caissie Levy Wondering (The Bridges of MadisonRead More »

SIX THINGS ABOUT JRB FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

3/9/15

Hello wonderful fans and friends! Six quick hits and then I’ll send you on your way… 1. This coming Friday, March 13: JRB & the Caucasian Rhythm Kings have the long-delayed second concert of our residency at SubCulture, this time featuring the amazing Norbert Leo Butz, the sensational Caissie Levy, the supernatural Todd Reynolds and some other people who I haven’t exactly asked yet but are going to be thrilling. Click here for details and tickets! 2. The video of my concert with Anika Noni Rose, broadcast earlier this year on Channel 13, is now available for download or streaming on Vimeo. 3. The original soundtrack of that concert is nowRead More »

SET LIST: DePAUW UNIVERSITY, 3/7/15

3/7/15

Many thanks to a really fun crowd this afternoon in Greencastle IN, for singing your hearts out during “Caravan of Angels” and for generally putting up with my rambling patter (and for being so nice to my new song)! A whole weekend of master classes and talks will follow here at DePauw, and I’m looking forward to it. It All Fades Away (The Bridges of Madison County) I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes) Long Long Road (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes) Nothing In Common (Wearing Someone Else’s Clothers) The Old Red Hills Of HomeRead More »

SET LIST: SUBCULTURE RESIDENCY CELEBRATION, 12/6/14

1/14/15

I don’t know what else to write about this night other than that it was one of the greatest nights of my life. To Build A Home (The Bridges of Madison County) Kelli O’Hara The Old Red Hills of Home (Parade) JRB Do It Alone (Parade) Carolee Carmello I Can Do Better Than That (The Last Five Years) Lauren Kennedy A Summer In Ohio (The Last Five Years) Betsy Wolfe Stars and the Moon (Songs for a New World) Jessica Molaskey Terminal Illness (13) Graham Phillips & Aaron Simon Gross What It Means To Be A Friend (13) Allie TrimmRead More »

TWO YEARS LATER

12/14/14

Something broke in me two years ago, and I have sat in mute amazement that so little of any real meaning has changed in our society and culture. There have been more than 30 shootings at schools since the unimaginably terrible killings in Newtown CT two years ago. Just two days ago, a shooting at Rosemary Anderson High School in Portland, Oregon injured four students. I see the headlines, swallow hard and resign myself to the reality of the New Terrorism, hoping against hope that I somehow won’t be directly victimized by it. But we have all been victimized byRead More »