GOD BLESS AMERICANA
Capping a week of live performances, including last night’s Roseanne Cash bash with Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, this afternoon’s Roots Symposium and documentary screenings make up the finale to Americanafest NYC’s inaugural shindig devoted to the power of soul. Daptone recording artist Charles Bradley, a former James Brown impersonator with an impressive comeback story, shares the bill with fellow survivor Bobby Patterson, whose recent sophomore release arrives four decades after a debut featuring “This Whole Funky World Is a Ghetto.” And “revivalist” doesn’t begin to cover the feel and appeal of powerful young Alabamans St. Paul & the Broken Bones nor apply at all to the Music Maker Blues Revue featuring Carolina Chocolate Drop Dom Flemons, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, and Ironing Board Sam.
Sun., Aug. 10, 5 p.m., 2014
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