The Bowery Ballroom
Elliott Smith Tribute, Hosted By Rhett Miller

No Name #1: A Celebration of the life and music of Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith Tribute

Hosted By Rhett Miller

Chris Thile, Mary Lou Lord, David Garza, Meat Industry, Young Hines, Christina Courtin, Katarina Guerra, Josh Ralph, Bob Dorough, and special guests Black Violin

Sat, August 10, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

This event is 18 and over

Proceeds going to New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth.

Elliott Smith Tribute
Elliott Smith Tribute
Friends and Family of Elliott Smith proudly present No Name #1: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith. No Name #1 is a four-city celebration for charity of Elliott’s incredible music, performed live in concert by his biggest fans and closest friends and collaborators.

Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10, corresponding to Elliott’s 44th birthday, over 100 musicians and artists from Portland to Los Angeles, Austin to New York City, will join together to play the songs that thrilled, comforted, inspired, and made the pre-smartphone generation feel a little less alone. Each event is benefitting a local charity, and together the evenings will feature members of Grandaddy, Gus Van Sant, Jon Brion, Chris Thile, and dozens of other very special guests.

It has been 10 years since Elliott’s passing, but his spirit and influence remain as powerful as ever. So Drink Up, Baby, Say Yes, and come join us as we re-light the Roman Candle that is the magical music of Elliott Smith.
Hosted By Rhett Miller
Hosted By Rhett Miller
Rhett Miller has announced the release of his new album, The Dreamer, on June 5. The Dreamer was produced by Miller himself and will be released on his very own Maximum Sunshine Records, distributed by The Orchard. The album features guest appearances by singers Rosanne Cash and Rachael Yamagata, as well as additional percussion by Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel). The band on the record is Miller's touring group, the Serial Lady Killers. This is the second release on his label, the first being 2011′s The Interpreter – Live at Largo. The first single from the record, "Out of Love," is now available for download HERE. Bloggers, feel free to post and share.

The Dreamer is Miller's sixth solo record and represents the first time he has ever self-produced. In the past, Miller's solo efforts were dramatically different from his work with Old 97′s. While the band's songs are often steeped in Americana and country, the solo records have always been decidedly more rock and pop affairs. Until now, as The Dreamer finds the Texas-bred, New York-based singer/songwriter marrying his two worlds like never before.

Says Milller, "I produced The Dreamer myself, a first for me, and had a very clear vision of what it should be — an intimate, rootsy record that would bridge the gap between my work with the Old 97′s and the solo albums I've made in the past. The Dreamer is all about simple American songs and instrumentation. It was a blast to make."
Chris Thile
Mary Lou Lord
Mary Lou Lord (born March 1, 1965) is an indie folk musician, busker and recording artist.Mary Lou Lord first gained notice playing acoustic guitar and singing in and around Boston's subway stations (particularly on the Red Line, as noted by the name she chose for her music and lyric publishing company, On the Red Line Music, administered by BMI.)
Lord became friends with Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain in the fall of 1991, before the group's rise to mainstream fame. The nature of Lord and Cobain's relationship was later rumored to be of a romantic nature.[1] This claim was refuted by Cobain and Lord, and both perpetuated and refuted by Courtney Love.[2][3][4]
Lord toured three separate times with Elliott Smith during the 1990s. Smith also wrote and helped Lord record a song called "I Figured You Out" in 1997.
Her recordings have been a mixture of covers (including songs by Elliott Smith and Richard Thompson) and original material, with a number of songs written by, or in collaboration with, Nick Saloman of the British band The Bevis Frond.
Her recording of Daniel Johnston's "Speeding Motorcycle" (which originally featured on her self-titled 8-song Kill Rock Stars release) was featured in commercials for Target stores, after which her label reissued the song as the lead-off track of a CD single which also included two demo recordings from the sessions for Got No Shadow.
In 2001, Lord released Live City Sounds. This was a self-released disc of Mary Lou playing live in the Boston subway. The disc was later re-released after Mary Lou signed to Rubric Records.
David Garza
David Garza
Please allow David Garza to reintroduce himself.

Get the head rockin’ with Shed Light, the best of this multi-instrumentalist’s 21st-century music. It’s sure to be in heavy rotation alongside his Deep Ellum-inspired and Austin-honed tapes and discs, the sounds of your 90’s misspent youth.

Then let the eyes drink in his feverish paintings at The Continental Club Gallery. Or see if the mind can catch up with the ears when he unleashes his lyrical flow representing Texas at Montreal’s International Poetry Conference "Peace in the Borderlands" in June 2011.

Next sit back and let a drama unfold thanks to his soundtrack, for the theatrical work “Fantasmaville,” for his scene-stealing performance in the independent feature, “Largo The Movie”, for the groundbreaking documentary "Wretches & Jabberers" (with Ben Harper, Scarlett Johansson & J.Ralph).

Or maybe you want to get back to the “Dah-Veed” you thought you knew. Alright, then, dodge the plastic cups at your feet, and elbow your way to the stage, where Garza is raising the bar and the roof, making soul shaking music with Fiona Apple or Jeff Ament or Jon Brion or Sara Watkins … Soon your hips will know why Pearl Jam hand-picked David to perform two shows at their first ever music fest in September 2011 in Alpine Valley Wisconsin.

Just don’t let the legend-status accolades fool you. Sure, in 1999, he was voted runner-up for Austin Chronicle Musician of the Decade—second only to Stevie Ray Vaughan. But be on the lookout now as David Garza brings you the sounds, songs & sights of tomorrow, and beyond. David is hard at work on his 31st record- this promises to be his official follow-up to 2008’s Dream Delay ( DUE OUT APRIL 2013 Cosmica Records).
Christina Courtin
Christina Courtin
According to her mom, Christina was a mild mannered, easy baby. She
didn't need much growing up in Buffalo, NY, except for a violin and a
'Barbie and the Rock Stars' Barbie doll. The singing began as early as
she can remember, always obsessing over singers, singing, and songs.
She decided at a very early age that music was to be her life.

While in New York City honing her violin skills at the Juilliard
School, something wasn't sitting right. Only violin and no singing?
Word got around Christina wasn‘t a one trick pony. A band was formed,
shows were played, beautiful magical times were had, and her
self-titled debut record was released on Nonesuch in 2009.

Which brings us to now. Christina Courtin's new sophomore release
entitled 'Varsity' was recorded in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX with
the help of Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead, White Rabbits) and
Ryan Scott. Felt and heard as a new chapter in her musical life, this
record has more of the real Christina in it... attitude, edge, and
ROCK. Hundred Pockets Records is to release it on March 5th, 2013.

When Christina isn't writing and singing her own material, she
performs regularly as a side man and session musician in and around
NYC. She has contributed violin/viola work to Fun., Dirty Projectors,
Sara Watkins, The Knights, YMusic, Marianne Faithful, Yo-Yo Ma, Sufjan
Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Marc Ribot's Film Noir Project, Iron
and Wine, and Teddy Thompson.
Bob Dorough
BOB DOROUGH, immediately fell in love with music upon joining the Plainview Texas High School Band. After earning a Bachelor Of Music degree at the University of North Texas (1949), he made a bee-line for New York City where he took classes at Columbia University and immersed himself in the volatile jazz scene then taking place there -the BeBop revolution.

After years of accompanying, conducting, arranging, and playing, he made his first recording as a leader (1956) for the Bethlehem label....DEVIL MAY CARE, having written the title tune three years earlier. He is known as "the only singer to record with Miles Davis". While this may not be 100% true, he did record two vocals with Davis, in 1962, "Nothing Like You" and "Blue Xmas," both of which he composed. Davis also recorded an instrumental version of Bob's classic song, "Devil May Care," that same year.

In 1971 he received a commission to "set the multiplication tables to music." This led to
a small industry, being the beginning of ABC-TV's SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, Saturday
morning cartoons that entertained and instructed unsuspecting children during the years
1973-1985. The impact of this media exposure was unpredictably immense. The show
came back for another five years in the 90's and is now enjoying its 30th anniversary
with a DVD edition of the entire, five-subject series, for which Dorough worked as the
Musical Director.

In 1995 he signed a contract with the prestigious jazz label -Blue Note Records - and has done three CDs for them ("Right On My Way Home," "Too Much Coffee Man" and
"Who's On First").
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/