Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes at the Greek, with Lucinda Williams
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Featured review from Jon Olivan
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Elvis Costello is a legend, but I wish I would have realized that his current traveling gig was with the SOUTHERN almost Country Western-type group called the Sugarcanes, because I wanted to hear his popular NON-country songs.
Though the concert was well-performed, its focus on mostly country sounding music was a let down. The only highlight was the fact he performed about 8 additional encore songs after he and his band finished their evening set and walked offstage AND 2 of his encore songs featured the legendary guest performer T-Bone Burnett.
Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes perform at the Greek Theatre with special guest Lucinda Williams.
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint. For his Greek Theatre performance, Costello will be accompanied by the Sugarcanes. The Sugarcanes are Costello's new acoustic band comprised of Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, Mike Compton, Stuart Duncan, Dennis Crouch and Jeff Taylor.
Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists. The list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Robert Wyatt, Charles Brown, No Doubt, Solomon Burke, June Tabor, Howard Tate, the gospel vocal group The Fairfield Four and the viol consort Fretwork with the countertenor Michael Chance. In 2003, he began a songwriting partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album The Girl In The Other Room.
Elvis Costello’s new album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane was released by Hear Music on June 2. Secret, Profane & Sugarcane was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded by Mike Piersante during a three-day session at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio. Joining Costello were Jerry Douglas (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion) and Dennis Crouch (double bass), some of the most highly regarded recording artists and musicians in traditional American country music, Bluegrass and beyond.
Don’t miss your chance to witness two of music’s most relevant and respected artists, Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams when they hit the Greek Theatre stage.