Arts Watch: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely’s 30th Annual Birthday Celebration at Joe’s Pub
Powerhouse singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon and her renowned band, BIGLovely, take over Joe’s Pub with their 30th annual birthday celebration this week. Stop in for five nights of progressive, dynamic and uplifting music. Reagon alone is a one-woman celebration. Her musical style and range is without comparison; she blends blues, gospel, country, R&B, rock, funk, you name it, with a “big hearted, hold-nothing-back” style and approach that makes her an irresistible performaer. These annual birthday concerts have become a staple of the New York music scene. Vibe magazine describes her show as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride.”
This year’s celebrationfeatures a slew of special guests including Nona Hendryx, Lizz Wright and Toshi’s mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, civil rights activist, founder of the acappella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, who will close out the week with the beloved Sacred Music Show. The amazing BIGLovely band members, Judith Casselberry, Adam Widoff, Robert Burke, Fred Cash, Stephanie McKay and Marcelle Davies Lashley, will join in to complete the celebration.
Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely 30th Anniversary Concerts / Joe’s Pub / 425 Lafayette Street / Wednesday January 22 – Saturday January 25, 9pm / $25
Sacred Music Show / Sunday January 26th, 7pm / $25