- Robert Burke Warren
“Especially in his latter days, Bowie occasionally performed acoustic sets, with sparse accompaniment,” Warren observes. “I love watching those clips on YouTube. The songs gain a new kind of power when they’re stripped down to their essence, just voice and one or two instruments. Unplugged, the storytelling, imagery, and melodies really shine, and performer and audience enjoy a cozy rapport. I intend to bring a version of that experience to the Colony.” Warren’s collaborators for the night include Dennis Yerry, Mark Lerner (Life in a Blender), Nancy Howell (Rosine), Ann Osmond, Cally Mansfield, and other special guests.
Here’s one such example: Bowie in a trio with another local, bassist Gail Ann Dorsey, singing “The Man Who Sold the World”:
“Acoustic Stardust: An Intimate Tribute to David Bowie” will take place at Colony in Woodstock, New York, on January 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call (845) 679-7625 or visit http://www.colonywoodstock.com/.