|Please join us for a Rare Evening with Texas Singer-Songwriter VINCE BELL. He will be reading from his original show, One Man's Music, and performing songs from his recent, critically-acclaimed album, Ojo (Produced by Bob Neuwirth, Dave Soldier, Patrick Derivaz). Accompanying Vince Bell are beloved New York bassist RATZO B. HARRIS, who plays on Ojo, and VINNY GOLIA – an award-winning composer, bandleader and celebrated multi-woodwind performer.
Singer-Songwriter MASON SUMMIT, already with 4 records released by age 21, opens the evening. Also featuring a reading by Playwright/Poet/Essayist LEON MARTELL, widely produced + most recently, the author of the hit play ICE, a commission by LA's 24th Street Theatre. $10 Admission includes dessert. Free Parking. Tickets available NOW @ www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Library Girl is now in its 9th Year. Created, Produced + Curated by Susan Hayden. Managing Director: Mike Myers. Production Support: William T Ensley, Nicole Millar + Paul Denk. All proceeds will be donated to Ruskin Group Theatre.
About Vince Bell's album, T Bone Burnett writes: "Ojo is shamanism." Bell's songs have been performed and recorded by such diverse talents as Little Feat, Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith, and both a ballet and musical have been set to his work. Along with five critically acclaimed CDs and a live performance DVD, he is the author of an autobiography, One Man’s Music: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell and one-man performance piece, One Man’s Music: A Monologue with Song. "Vince is a poet," said the well-loved late Townes Van Zandt. Vince Bell has been a stalwart of the Texas singer-songwriter scene since he emerged in Houston in the early 1970s. A rising star, until a devastating car accident in 1982 which resulted in a serious brain injury and a 10 year-recovery. “His determined rehabilitation and subsequent comeback is a personal journey that ends triumphant in the here and now," from Joe Nick Patoski, author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life.
L to R – Steven Soles, T Bone Burnett, Dave Mansfield, Tony Gilkyson, Bob Neuwirth, Bob Thiele, Jr. at McCabes
July 15, 2018
In 1975 and 1976, T Bone Burnett toured with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue; when the Revue ended, Burnett and two other members of Dylan's band, David Mansfield and Steven Soles, formed The Alpha Band, which released three albums: The Alpha Band (1976), Spark in the Dark (1977), and The Statue Makers of Hollywood(1978).