Tonight offers a very large range of choices for live music. I can recommend five shows, and here they are in chronological order.
Starting at 8pm, City Winery will be presenting a double bill. First up will be Chip Taylor. Chip is a musician and songwriter whose songs include Angel of the Morning and Wild Thing. His brother is actor John Voight. Following Chip will be Jay Farrar, one of the members of the proto-Americana band Uncle Tupelo and a founder of the band Son Volt.
Over in Williamsburg, you’ll find Milton at The Living Room at 9pm. The music of Milton is a combination of Americana, country, and folk-rock. This is the second show of Milton‘s four week February residency at The Living Room, and Milton will be there the next two Wednesdays as well.
Skinny Dennis is just down the block from The Living Room. There you’ll find North of Amarillo, a band with Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite Kelli Scarr on lead vocals. Inspired by the music of Emmylou Harris, North of Amarillo pays tribute to her classic songs and arrangements along with a mix of originals and other country favorites. The band will play several sets from 9pm going until midnight.
Still in Brooklyn, still at 9pm but over in Prospect Heights, David Luther will take the stage at The Way Station. David’s main instrument is the saxophone, which he has called rock n roll’s original lead guitar. I would expect originals, old soul and funky stuff at tonight’s show.
Meanwhile back in Manhattan, you’ll find long time Now I’ve Heard Everything favorite, folk-rocker James Maddock playing an acoustic all request show at the subterranean, cozy and seated Rockwood Stage 3. Things will get going for this show at 10:30pm.
North of Amarillo, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Avenue at Berry Street (G to Metropolitan Avenue, L to Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street), No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended), 9pm – Midnight
David Luther, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue (2 or 3 Train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum or C Train to Clinton – Washington), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)
James Maddock Acoustic (All Request Show), Rockwood Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 10:30pm, $20, with a $10 drink minimum