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The Clifton Center’s 2015/2016 Season
The Clifton Center's 2015-16 is right around the corner, and we're already looking forward to a great lineup of music! From legendary musicians like Hot Rize, Loudon Wainwright III, and Leo Kottke, to a crazy variety of music from around with world with the Cumbia All Stars, Trio Brasileiro, SFJazz Collective playing the music of Michael Jackson, and much more, there's something for everyone. Visit cliftoncenter.org/live-at-the-clifton-center-2 for the complete lineup, and keep your eye on this page throughout the summer as new shows are added!
After 24 years away, legendary bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back in the saddle, announcing a new album, When I'm Free. Hailed by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) as "the connective tissue that links the great founders of bluegrass with the modern tradition," Hot Rize started in 1978 and have picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring three of the original members, they've added Grammy winner Bryan Sutton on guitar to replace Charles Sawtelle, who passed away in 2002.
---- James Joiner, Esquire
Friday, September 18
Roland Dyens has a sensitive and very colorful approach to guitar; an unfailing open-mindedness which brings together all forms of music. His stage presence, his improvised openings, and his unique bond with the audience undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance.
Loudon Wainwright III
"Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation."
- New York Times, Stephen Holden
Wednesday, October 14th
at 7:30pm (pre-concert party at 6:30)