Live Music - Billy Wylder

Friday, Oct 2, 2020 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Billy Wylder (Solo) John Prine + Original Set

Join us for a special tribute to John Prine + original set with Billy Wylder (solo)!

From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. Billy Wylder features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) who has performed across five continents including concerts at the Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. From 2013-16, Salloway toured the globe with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar hero from Niger, Africa. While on the journey and since returning, Salloway wrote the material on Billy Wylder’s latest album, Strike the Match (Sand & Gold Records).

The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads. Strike the Match expands on American musical traditions, building a bridge to their African roots and coloring the songs with experimental art-rock textures: gilded string lines, synthesizers, and angular guitars. Mother Earth is at its center, surrounded by stories of love, conflict, change and dreams.

Billy Wylder has toured extensively, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bombino, The Low Anthem, and Pete Seeger.

John Prine is an American folk hero! He had a way of chronicling the human condition with his iconic lyrics, stories, humor, and simple song structures. Come celebrate John Prine’s life with a live set of his timeless songs paired with an original Billy Wylder set.

Masks required.  Strict COVID safety protocols in place.  Outdoor show with patio heaters and bonfire to warm up.