Tag Archives: Madison Square Park

Luther Dickinson – September 12, 2015

Luther Dickinson  -  Madison Square Park  -  September 12, 2015 Dickinson is the big cheese of the North Mississippi All-Stars; he is now out on his own, sticking with the Americana idiom.  Thomas hails from a long-standing rootsy family, representing … Continue reading

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Nicole Atkins – June 18, 2014

Nicole Atkins  -  Madison Square Park  -  June 18, 2014 Atkins is the latest exponent of the Asbury Park mystique music scene (and band members are culled from it) to make an impact – at least on my radar.  Her … Continue reading

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Suzanne Vega – June 19, 2013

Suzanne Vega  -  Madison Square Park  -  June 19, 2013 Vega continues to churn out stuff, and her set mixed old favorites and newies from her upcoming album.  The guitarist accompanist Gerry Leonard (he’s played with Bowie) had quite a … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay – July 11, 2012

Nellie McKay  -  Madison Square Park  -  July 11, 2012 McKay has mastered aspects of the cabaret/supper-club room sensibility, then uses it as a springboard for sly devastating humor both in her programming and banter.  Her solid chops, endearing kooky … Continue reading

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Gretchen Parlato / Gregory Porter – June 27, 2012

Gretchen Parlato/Gregory Porter – Madison Square Park – June 27, 2012 Two GP vocalists at one gig, neither of which I was familiar with beforehand, both proving worthy.  Additional post-production research was therefore necessary, for more background filler (or, trivia, … Continue reading

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Lionel Loueke / Edmar Castaneda – July 6, 2011

Lionel Loueke / Edmar Castaneda  -  Madison Square Park  -  July 6, 2011 A double bill of two worthy trio acts (not enough time to do percussionists for either).  Castaneda is (to my knowledge) the NYC go-to jazz harp man … Continue reading

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David Bromberg – July 14, 2010

David Bromberg        –       Madison Square Park         –           July 14, 2010 Front row again for this quartet.  Bromberg played mostly acoustic guitar, but also some electric and some mandolin.  At one point there were three mandolins going at once.  … Continue reading

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Mose Allison – June 30, 2010

Mose Allison           –                  Madison Square Park           –              June 30, 2010 Although not an unfamiliar venue, this was the first music I’ve seen there.  Totally in the front row.  Mose is the master of wry … Continue reading

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