A Night of Blues, Folk and Rock

Green-wood presents an evening of folk, blues, and rock music with the powerhouse duo of singer-guitarists Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

A Night of Blues, Folk and Rock

Green-Wood | 25th Street and Fifth Avenue | Park Slope

On the night of Friday, June 23, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, the Green-Wood Chapel becomes a House of Blues. Green-Wood presents an evening of folk, blues, and rock music with the powerhouse duo of singer-guitarists Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.

Three time Grammy Award-winning Larry Campbell – best known for his eight years with Bob Dylan – has played with Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, to name just a few. And Teresa, who met Larry when she was playing at the Bottom Line in the ‘80s, has sung with giants like Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris. That’s why this performance by “the first couple of Americana” (Mojo Magazine) at Green-Wood, a National Historic Landmark, is a perfect marriage.

Opening for Larry and Teresa will be the renowned guitarist Danny Kalb, one of Dylan’s earliest inspirations and founding member of the legendary Blues Project.

This special performance is a tribute to Green-Wood permanent resident singer-songwriter Greg Trooper (1956-2017).

If you’ve never experienced music in Green-Wood’s historic chapel, you are in for a huge treat. It will be one of the most memorable experiences of the year.


Green-wood presents an evening of folk, blues, and rock music with the powerhouse duo of singer-guitarists Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Ticket sales support the tours, programs, school programs, archives, horticulture projects, and conservation work at Green-Wood.

 

GREEN-WOOD STORY


Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

Link to Slideshow of the building of the Green-wood Chapel on their website