Elvis Costello in The Greene Space

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Leonard Lopate speaks to Elvis Costello in The Greene Space Leonard Lopate speaks to Elvis Costello in The Greene Space (Daniel Eagan)

Elvis Costello performed live in The Greene Space Monday night with his six-piece band, the Sugarcanes, and Pete Thomas, and we're airing that performance. He spoke with Leonard about his musical influences, and played songs from his latest album, National Ransom, which includes rock, bluegrass, and country, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. The band includes: Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel), Stuart Duncan (violin), Mike Compton (mandolin), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Lauderdale (guitar, vocals), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Dennis Crouch (double bass).


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Comments [7]

stuart from NYC


Costello has lent his support to the bigoted, racist, anti-Israel, anti-semitic Palestinian propaganda machine. All appearances and recordings of his should absolutely be boycotted!

Nov. 08 2010 12:11 PM
Frank from Oceanside LI

What a beautifully played, varied & generous selection of songs!

Nov. 03 2010 09:18 PM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

@ cfredc from New York -

You're so right, it's trendy to hate right now;

>that general animosity and fear from the Tea Party,
>anti-immigrant and anti-illegal immigrant (both) hate in the USA,
>anti-Islamic sentiment in the USA and Europe,
>hate of "anti-colonialism" (risible, this one).

Hey, cfredc - can we think of more trendy hate?

Nov. 03 2010 01:45 PM
Frank from Downtown

Ask E.C. about Ray Charles.

Nov. 03 2010 01:23 PM
cfredc from New York

Elvis Costello vigorously uses his celebrity to bolster the trendy "hate Isreal" movement in England.

Nov. 03 2010 01:22 PM

Wow. What a line up. It could easily be Elvis backing up Jim Lauderdale. Guy's a legend. Amazing.

Nov. 03 2010 01:13 PM
Mary Ellen Ryan from Brooklyn

What a wonderful experience to be at The Greene Space Monday night for the Elvis Costello interview with Leonard Lopate. I'm a regular listener of his show and a huge fan of Elvis- this was truly a once in a lifetime event for me and the music was outstanding! Thank you WNYC for making this happen!

Nov. 03 2010 11:47 AM

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