Join us Friday, July 26th with a beautiful melding of music and dance with Bernie Larsen, Tony Khalife, & Cassidy Linder! We bring to you reggae, blues and rock with Eastern Indian percussion and improvisational tap dancing to just add a bit of flare. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and producer Bernie Larsen has lived a charmed musical life for many years. He has recorded, toured, and produced an elite handful of artists most of which are Grammy Award recipients including Melissa Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public Enemy. He also spent six years as an original member of David Lindley’s legendary band El Rayo-X. He has put his stain on remixes and singles for artists like Low’s Alan Sparhawk and KCRW favorite West Indian Girl. His latest solo record “Downward Dub" comprises of songs that range from dark wave to dub reggae to the track “Take Me In”, a minor key lilting reggae feel featuring the late, great Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ian “Mac” McLagan on keyboards, and Lucinda Williams’ rhythm section. A versatile player, Larsen is heard on guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals; but, according to Vintage Guitar Magazine, his “strength is rhythm...the term ‘rock-steady’ could have been invented for him.” -Dan Forte
Tony Khalife's mission is to raise the world’s vibration through music...to be the rose growing among the ruins, the smile through the tears, and the melody of peace overpowering the guns of war. Tony brings the gift of transcendence through music. Blending a lifelong search for musical truth into all forms of world music, Tony weaves a seamless vibrational flow in which the drone and ragas of Indian music and the resonance of devotional Sufi dances meet Western harmonies to flow into the different pulses, melodies and expressions of all forms of music Tony has mastered.
Cassidy Linder began her dancing career at the age of three with ballet and tap. Her instructors saw her talent in tap, and continually created solos for her to compete with and she always won. At 17 she was discovered in a class in Chicago, and soon after became the youngest member of the still running professional tap company, Chicago Tap Theatre. She toured the midwest and south of France with them for 4 years, and then began a journey through other interests. For the past 4 years she has been performing improvisational tap alongside Bernie Larsen, adding textures and percussion to his music. She has performed with musicians, poets, and dancers of all shapes and sizes, and have had her taps recorded. Cassidy is grateful to share this wonderful art form with the world, sharing it's history and its personality with anyone who will listen.
The show begins at 7:30pm, and there is a $20 suggested donation at the door.