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Gig Alert: Toshi Reagon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Toshi Reagon
“Beauty”
Playing Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge
(158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets ($15) | Directions

When you start life as the child of two important civil rights figures and the goddaughter of Pete Seeger, you have some pretty big shoes to fill. Toshi Reagon isn’t doing too bad so far: she’s toured with Lenny Kravitz, composed an opera, and scored a film, just to name a few little accomplishments. As the songwriter, guitarist, and singer of BIGLovely, Reagon blends her soul and folk heritage with a rock-and-roll sensibility, making music that touches on both deep blues and pop songcraft. As a performer, Reagon is known to hold court on the stage with a show equal parts music, storytelling, and community forum. The result is something her small and devoted following calls “church.” This song “Beauty” comes from Reagon’s upcoming album There and Back Again, and it features Meshell Ndegeocello on bass and Bobby Burke on drums.

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Comments [2]

Karen from Brooklyn, NY

Yay, WNYC for giving a shout out to Toshi's amazing talent! She is one of a kind and not to be missed.

Mar. 17 2011 09:49 AM
Lydia from NYC

Don't miss out! this show will be amazing. Not mentioned here, this show also features Toshi's friend Chocolate Genius.
Thanks, WNYC for giving props where due.

Mar. 17 2011 07:56 AM

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