The songs inspired by Howard Feinstein’s civil rights memoir are in a new album on our Bandcamp page. As spiritchild said, “Rise up and up rise.”Share
Our February show is inspired by “Fire on the Bayou – True Tales From the Civil Rights Battlefront” by Howard Feinstein. Feinstein served as a criminal prosecutor and litigating attorney with the Civil Right Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and tried hate crimes and violent interference with federal civil rights laws in the Deep South and elsewhere. This is a memoir of his experiences. Feinstein is also a blues musician still performing in the Washington, D.C. area. He will be present on February 25th to watch the show and speak about his work. In addition, he’ll play and sing his own music. It’s a BBC first – the author will be there to speak and perform his own original song inspired by the book. This show will take place at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn. All proceeds will be donated to Empowered Women International, a non-profit serving immigrant, minority and low-income women.
The songwriters scheduled to perform include spiritchild, Geoff Curtis, Susan Hwang, Zane Van Dusen, Shannon Pelcher, Hilary Downes, Sweet Soubrette, Mia Pixley and The Lords of Liechtenstein. BBC founder, Susan Hwang also hosts the night.
Singer/songwriter/performance artist/busker Joe Crow Ryan is moving to Nyack, NY. With his arrival there, he is starting the brand new Nyack, NY chapter of The Bushwick Book Club. Their first show coincides with our 5th anniversary show in Bushwick, so January 22nd we’ll be celebrating both how old and how new we are!
Bushwick Book Club Nyack will be at Olive’s–a great local bar that not only has songs about books, but their own house potato chips. Handmade potato chips are an obscenely well-matched snack food for literature-inspired music (wings and calamari are not too shabby either).
January 22nd – BBC Nyack, first show!
118A Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
January 22nd, 8pm, BBC 5th Anniversary/Vonnegut show!
Goodbye Blue Monday
ph: 718 453 6343
Our first show of 2014 is also our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Five years of songs about books and only more to come.
So far, we have Phoebe Kreutz (who also played the very first BBC show in January of 2009), Susan Hwang, Mia Pixley, Phil Andrews, KEN SOUTH ROCK (Susan’s favorite rock band–half Ken Minami from Japan, and half Adam Amram from Bushwick) and Jessie Kilguss. More players to be announced soon!Share
Decisions are overrated. Just take a bite out of each one.
On December 18th, you get to taste songs inspired by all the books we used for musical inspiration in 2013. Hear your favorite songs about books in new arrangements and instrumentation with collaboration from dancers and aerialist, Rebecca Heinegg!
It’s a literary-musical, cross-genre, mixed discipline send-off to the year at the beautiful, Slipper Room in the Lower East Side.
Performances by: Arden Rogow-Bales, Casey Holford, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Jonathan Vincent, Julie Delano, Leslie Graves, Mia Pixley, Peter Dizozza, Phil Andrews, spiritchild, Susan Hwang, Sweet Soubrette
Songs inspired by: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Tango by Justin Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper, The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, and My Lunches with Orson
Thursday, December 18th, 8pm
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
|SixOneSeven BOOKS teams up with BBC to present:
NOVEL SONGS: AN EVENING OF READINGS AND NEW MUSIC
|Novel Songs: an evening of readings and new music with authors Christopher Castellani and Douglas Trevor, featuring the Bushwick Book ClubThe Bushwick Book Club features the delirious talents of local songwriters who plumb the depths and scrape the ends of chosen literary gems to create that rare and beautiful thing – a new song. The group performs monthly in NYC and Brooklyn, and by special request will join us at Cornelia Street Café on November 21.|
BBC songwriters Sweet Soubrette, Casey Holford, spiritchild, Mia Pixley and Susan Hwang will present their original music inspired by these two new works. 6pm, 11/21/2013. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014, ph: 212 989-9319Share
We’ve got them on the bandcamp. Great for weekday downtime distraction, and as supplemental Orson-inspired sensory stimulation for annual Orson remembrance rituals. They make a nice soundtrack for seasonal Orson dinner parties too.
Click on the Orson to be taken there.
And you can read Susan Hwang’s blog regarding the night here: http://susanhwanglalala.com/marathons-the-flow-and-songs-about-orson-welles/
Our next show is using My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles as inspiration for new songs. Come hear what happens when brave songwriting minds collide with stories and conversations from this seminal filmmaker, artist and personality. We may have to eat his favorite meal in honor of the night: 2 steaks cooked rare, 2 baked potatoes, a whole pineapple and a pint of scotch.
Wednesday October 30th, 8pm
94 Ave. A (@ 6th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Door: by donation
Our September show is cancelled due to an excess of celebration. Our next show will be in October. The book is most likely “My Lunches with Orson Welles,” although that hasn’t been confirmed yet. In keeping with these turbulent and exciting times, we must play this a bit by ear. Meanwhile, please enjoy the songs from last month’s show on our bandcamp site. Songs inspired by The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster are up on bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com.