Given the massive interest in The Beatles’ forthcoming Get Back film, an army of notable downtown artists are heading uptown to the Cutting Room for GET BACK NYC, a local remake/remodel of tunes from the Fab’s classic 1970 swan song Let It Be – all to benefit Teen Cancer America’s Play It Back Music Program, a charity founded by The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend.
Produced and presented by David C. Gross and Tom Semioli, the hosts of the radio show/podcast NOTES FROM AN ARTIST, the reinventions are designed to showcase the many musical genres that New York City is renowned for – rock, jazz, experimental, funk, punk, folktronica and urban country. In keeping with the format of Gross and Semioli’s show, the event will be a “PodFormance” – a hybrid of live concert and podcast (with interviews). The event will take place Monday, December 6 at 7 pm at the Cutting Room, at 44 East 32nd Street, New York City.
Artists confirmed for the event include Emily Duff, Joey Kelly Allstars, Arno Hecht (Uptown Horns, Rolling Stones, J. Geils Band), Chris Parker (Bob Dylan, Stuff, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Jon Secada), Peter Baron, Spaghetti Eastern Music, Ben Neill, Lorraine Leckie, Anne Husick (Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector), Puma Perl, Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople ’74, Garland Jeffreys), Kathena Bryant, Chris Berardo and The DesBerados, along with bassists David C. Gross, Tom Semioli, and a few surprise guests.
Publisher Nicholas Callaway will kick-off the evening of GET BACK NYC with a discussion of The Beatles: Get Back book (Callaway Arts & Entertainment). This is the official account of the creation of their final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles’ own words, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney.
Founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Teen Cancer America (TCA) partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. TCA builds teen friendly environments, enhancing the hospital experience. TCA develops standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists and enable dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival for our young people. The Play It Back Music program gives adolescent and young adult cancer survivors the opportunity to express themselves and heal through the power of making music. Play It Back connects cancer survivors with industry professionals to create songs, meet artists, and explore music.
David C. Gross and Tom Semioli’s NOTES FROM AN ARTIST is an insightful, intriguing and informative talk/music program airing Monday evenings on www.CygnusRadio.com. It is a unique program that brings you behind the scenes with individuals whose artistry had resonated with generations. The program has presented some of the biggest names in music of many genres, including jazz bass legend Ron Carter, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Richard Thompson, photographer The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street, New York City. Admission for GET BACK NYC is $20.00 with all proceeds going to TEEN CANCER AMERICA. For tickets and info contact The Cutting Room.