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For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

Amber Rubarth


July 10, 2014

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10110

Amber Rubarth has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan, sharing stages with many eminent artists like Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Jason Mraz, and Loudon Wainwright III. Grand Prize Winner of NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Award, Rubarth is poised for more to come. Her subtle and insightful songwriting has attracted enthusiastic praise from The Huffington Post, BBC Radio and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Her fifth album “A Common Case of Disappearing” is produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones) and debuted at No. 13 on the iTunes songwriter charts and features a duet with Jason Mraz.


For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

“Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan‘s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.” – Steve Earle 

An American troubadour, Townes Van Zandt’s songs are considered standards of the songwriter-singer-genre. His work has been covered by such notable and varied musicians as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Cowboy Junkies, Andrew Bird, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Laura Marling, The Avett Brothers, and Devendra Banhart.

To honor what would be Townes Van Zandt’s 70th birthday, Arts Brookfield will present free lunchtime concerts at One New York Plaza and the Grace Building Plaza showcasing some of the country’s finest singer-songwriters performing music inspired by or written by Van Zandt.


Presented by Arts Brookfield.

Supported by NewSong MusicRed Jacket Orchards and WFUV.




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