Bongos frontman Richard Barone and folk iconoclast Elvis Perkins team up for an evening of song-trading, storytelling and troubadouring. Barone will draw on songs from his historical new album, “Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s,” his solo and Bongos catalogs; and Perkins from his recent “I Aubade” album and other titles from his uniquely personal repertoire. Both artists will collaborate and interact in this freewheeling song session.
RICHARD BARONE is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical genre. He has recently collaborated with Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, and Donovan, as well as Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger. He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir, “Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth” was published by Hal Leonard Books. His latest album, “Sorrows & Promises,” celebrates the early 1960s music scene of Greenwich Village, where Barone lives. He is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.
ELVIS PERKINS has created a textural, acoustic-based sound that is simultaneously gentle and intense, drawing on traditional folk, gospel, and cinematic influences. He has released three full-length collections of literate, impressionistic songs, two under his own name (“Ash Wednesday,” 2007 XL Recordings & “I Aubade,” 2015 MIR) and one under the band name (“Elvis Perkins in Dearland,” 2009 XL Recordings). The band, with whom he has toured extensively, also released the six-track “Doomsday EP” in 2009 (XL). In the past two years Perkins has made two film scores: “I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House” (Netflix Original, 2016) and “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” (A24 2017). A soundtrack album for the latter was released in March 2017.