Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall

8.20.2013 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Add Comment | Central Park | Directions to Event ›

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin’s folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.

Bobby McFerrin, Vocals

Gil Goldstein: Piano, Electric Piano, Accordion, Arranger

David Mansfield, Violin, Mandolin, National Resonator Guitar, and Lap Steel

Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass

Louis Cato, Drums, Guitar, Bass Ukelele, Vocals

with special guest: Madison McFerrin, Vocals

Event website: http://bobbymcferrin.com/

Rules

SummerStage kindly reminds our patrons that in the interest of public safety the following items cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear or pets.  All bags are subject to search. Bringing alcoholic beverages into any NYC park is forbidden and the distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not allowed. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for on­site consumption only.

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Cost: $FREE

Appropriate for: All Ages

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