Irish supergroup co-founder, son of jazz great, folk icon highlight new Godfrey Daniels season
The co-founder of Irish supergroup Solas, the son of the late jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, and a folk music legend are among the highlights of the fall season of Godfrey Daniels, the live music listening room in Bethlehem, it was announced Thursday.
The shows are among 17 announced for Godfrey’s new season. Tickets, at $10 to $40.50 per show, are on sale at godfreydaniels.org, at 610-867-2390 or by emailing reserva[email protected] god frey daniels.org.
Winifred Horan, the violinist from Solas as well as female Celtic supergroup Cherish the Ladies, will bring her new Celtic trio to Godfreys on Oct. 27. Tickets are $25.50 in advance and $30.50 at the door.
Performing Oct. 4 will be Felix
Pastorius and his New York City rock/jazz/funk quintet, The Hipster Assassins. Pastorius, a bassist like his father, has worked with jazz fusion band the Yellowjackets, Grammy Award-winning sax player Jeff Coffin’s Mutet and rapper A$AP Rocky.
The Hipster Assassins also includes other players with experience with legends of the industry.
And classic folk singer Tom
Paxton, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner whose career has spanned more than 50 years, will perform Oct. 3. He’ll be joined by Grammywinning Nashville superwriters Jon Vezner and Don Henry — known as The DonJuans — in a new writing/performing experience.
Tickets are $40.50 in advance and $45.50 at the door.
Paxton, who has performed many times at Godfrey Daniels, was an integral part of the folk community of the early 1960s, and he continues to influence performers. His songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and others.
The season opens Friday with a doubleheader of The Vulcans, a three-piece Americana/folk rock band from Mechanicsburg, and The Flat Wheels, a folk rock band born in the hills of Perry County. Tickets are $10.
The season includes other Godfreys favorites, such as Irish rock group Glengarry Bhoys, returning Sept. 26 for the annual preview of Bethlehem’s Celtic Classic festival. Tickets are $15.50 in advance and $20.50 at the door.
It also includes acts performing at Godfreys for the first time, such as Portland, Oregon, singersongwriter Anna Tivel on a bill with Maya de Vitry from the Lancaster County acoustic folk band The Stray Birds, on Nov. 8. Tickets are $18.50 in advance and $23.50 at the door.
Another highlight is the Oct. 25 return of Kira Willey of Bethlehem and her Pop-Up Choir.
Willey will lead singers of all skill levels in an arrangement of a contemporary pop or folk song and the result will be streamed live online. Tickets are $15.50 in advance and $20.50 at the door.
Here’s the rest of the fall schedule: Sept. 7: Dan Weber and Meghan Cary. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Sept. 13: Christine Havrilla. $18.50, adv., $23.50 door. Sept. 14: Ward Hayden & The Outliers. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door Sept. 20: Dana Gaynor Band. $10.50. Sept. 21: Abbie Gardner. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door. Sept. 22: Robbie Fulks. $21.50 adv., $26.50 door. Oct. 5: Silk City. $18.50 adv., $23.50 door. Oct. 12: Roy Book Binder. $19.50 adv., $24.50 door. Oct. 18: Mark Stuart and Sam Steffen. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Oct. 19: Rachel Marie & The Promise is Hope. $17.50 adv., $22.50 door. Oct. 26: Banna Lach Halloween Concert. $17.50 adv.; $22.50 door. Morning Call Lehigh Valley Music reporter and columnist John J. Moser can be reached at 610-8206722 or [email protected]
Tom Paxton will play Godfrey Daniels this season.