Uncanny riffs and unforgettable characters!
July 23, 2011
7:30PM to 9:30PM
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Inventive singer/songwriter/ guitarist / voice-instrumentalist and former subway musician Lipbone Redding revs up the party and creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves and New York City style. Lipbone is known for his ability to use his voice to sound exactly like a trombone; it’s hard to tell the difference -- unless you witness the phenomenon live. Lipbone and his two-man orchestra make for a show greased with uncanny riffs of vocal trumpeting, booming mouth percussion, hilarious side moments and esoteric lyrics.
Lipbone's earlier EP, SCIENCE OF BOOTYISM, brings to life characters from his own observations in the subways of New York City. From the original head-bobbing lounge number, "Old Tattoo," to a remembrance of funky nights around the burning street barrel via the soul classic, "Be Thankful," Lipbone and his Orchestra lead us on a unique journey. When we meet the bawdy town drunk in his ballad, "The Land of Drunk and Stoned," followed by soul heartbreaker, "Sweet Melinda," it illuminates the generous and communal vibe that he brings to his live shows and songs.
Lipbone Redding and the Lipbone Orchestra caught fire in Manhattan's downtown scene and, when not out on the road, can be seen and heard regularly on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons at New York City's French jazz and blues lounge, Jules Bistro on St. Marks Place. His most recent album, PARTY ON THE FIRE ESCAPE, covered territory from good times New Orleans to the urban jungle of New York City.
"Redding's bluesy, soulful voice and guitar strumming lie somewhere between Jack Johnson and a New Orleans jazz band.” -- CREATIVE LOAFING
"If you had to peg him, one might say he’s a sort of Franti-meets-Gillespie type jam jazz." -- HARTFORD COURANT
"Lipbone can light up a room when his tidy trio stretches out in a Sly Stone inspired groove." -- TIME OUT NY