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Live from The Avalon Lounge: Bobby Previte and Knox Chandler, Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci

Jul 28, 2023: 8pm - 10pm

From a live webstream at The Avalon Lounge.

Bobby Previte and Knox Chandler perform and Ben Vida and Lea Bertucci give an artist talk moderated by Ric Royer live at the Avalon Lounge in Catskill with a live webstream of the entire show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at wgxc.org/listen, and a live broadcast on 90.7-FM from 8-10 p.m.

Bobby Previte and Knox Chandler, having circled each other in the New York music scene for many years, have finally connected and have been collaborating for the past two years on a duo recording with no particular end in sight. This is their first gig together.

Knox Chandler’s career has spanned for over four decades, including performing, recording, arranging and producing, with such acts as REM, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Marianne Faithful, Natalie Merchant, Tricky, The Creatures, Dave Gahan Paper Monsters and The Golden Palominos etc. His long stints as a member of The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Cyndi Lauper’s band; has given Knox the experience of a worldwide recording and touring musician. For the past ten years Knox was residing in Berlin Germany, deepening his exploration of sonic soundscapes (soundribbons), and applying it to different genres and mediums. In Berlin, he composed, recorded, toured, produced, and wrote string arrangements for such acts as Herbert Grönemeyer, Jesper Munk, Pure Reason Revolution, The Still, TAU, Miss Kenichi and the Sun, Mars William’s Albert Ayler Xmas, Rita Redshoes, Them There, The Night etc., as well as developing his solo Sound Ribbon project. During this period he also was the head of the guitar department at BIMM College. Knox now resides in the New Haven Connecticut area.

Bobby Previte is a drummer, composer and bandleader whose work explores the nexus between notated and improvised music. One of the seminal figures of the 1980s New York ‘Downtown’ scene, Previte has received multiple awards for music composition including the 2015 Greenfield Prize for Music and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. His original compositions have been recorded and released on Sony, Elektra, Rykodisc, New World, Cantaloupe and Rarenoise. Leading a plethora of diverse ensembles from the drums, he has collaborated with an array of leading lights in and beyond the music world, including master composer John Adams, pianist Terry Adams of NRBQ, pantheon filmmaker Robert Altman, country music star Jessi Colter, blues great Johnny Copeland, composer and visionary Lukas Foss, computer music pioneer Lejaren Hiller, seven-string guitar wizard Charlie Hunter, re-discovered genius Julius Eastman, Rock author and ambassador Lenny Kaye, Lounge Lizards leader John Lurie, jazz/noise shredder Sonny Sharrock, folk hero Victoria Williams, maestro Michael Tilson-Thomas, the legendary Tom Waits, and, most recently, rock icon Iggy Pop.

Live performances from The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, New York. Usually DJs perform, often with live band performances, and other experiments. See theavalonlounge.com for more information.

  • Midnight Marauders Tour Guide / A Tribe Called Quest
  • California / David Gray
  • No Label / Oneida
  • Fanfare for Effective Freedom / Horse Lords
  • It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World / James Brown
  • BLUE (feat. JaySpizzyy) / IssueHigh
  • The Human Heart / Brian Dewan
  • Ardent Disruptor / Steve Swell
  • Resist! (Live) / Rodrigo Amado
  • Door Watcher / Emily Ritz
  • Nothing and Everything / Emily Ritz
  • Top down / Florist
  • Celebration / Florist
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