Today, the 18th annual Music Of fundraising event added some top-tier talent to their already jam-packed roster set to celebrate the music of Paul McCartney at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 15. Joining the lineup are Grahm Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Natalie Merchant, Sammy Rae, and The Head and the Heart’s Jonathan Russell.
The sure-to-be dazzling evening, produced by Michael Dorf Presents, was already set to welcome interpretations of McCartney’s iconic and equally vast discography by Lake Street Dive, Peter Asher, Allison Russell, Ingrid Michaelson, Glen Hansard, Lyle Lovett, The Cactus Blossoms, Bettye LaVette and Shovels & Rope.
The celebration of McCartney’s legacy and legend will also raise funds to support music education programs for youth without access to such services. The charitable aspect of the evening is perfectly aligned with McCartney’s life and music which are marked with tender, reflective and insightful lyrics that have touched the hearts of the lives of countless individuals over his astounding six decades of musical creation, 32 of which songs have topped the Billboard Hot 100.
“What an honor to work with one of the greatest singer/songwriters in history and have him interested in our annual show at Carnegie Hall. We have missed doing this during the pandemic and looking forward to this special night,” said Dorf in a press release. “Of course, we will miss Rita Houston of WFUV, our longtime MC who passed from a battle with cancer and to whom we will also be paying tribute this year. Christine Stone of SiriusXM will be joining us this year.”
Previous Music Of tributes have celebrated the works of Prince, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, REM, David Byrne and more. Each year the event has sold out completely and given 100% of its net proceeds to non-profits with the aforementioned effect; the list includes Music Will (formally Little Kids Rock), Young Audiences NY, FIXS, Church Street School of Music, The Center for Arts Education, D’Addario Foundation, Sonic Arts for All, Save the Music, Midori & Friends, Grammy in the Schools, the Orchestra Now, and the Newport Jazz Kids.
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