Photo by Riley Jason

Photo by Riley Jason

JUNE 1, 2019Joe’s Pub, a program of The Public Theater, presents the NYC DEBUT of Fishman and Farhang, a new collaborative project from composer, guitarist, and singer HOWARD FISHMAN and acclaimed violinist RUSSELL FARHANG. For tickets, click here.

As one half of the Howard Fishman Quartet, Fishman and Farhang have been making music together for twenty years. Together, they have toured the US and Europe, winning audiences over with their unique blend of classic American song, jazz, country, blues, swing, and gospel, all filtered through a wide open creative lens.

The New York Times describes Fishman as a "charismatic rhythm guitarist and an endearingly low-key singer" and calls Farhang's violin playing as having "gorgeous, finely shaped cadenzas executed with perfect intonation, twirling pirouettes and subtly bent notes...and a fluent sense of melodic invention."

The pair has only recently begun performing in duo format, and the Joe’s Pub engagement will be their first official NYC showing of the new project. The evening showcases the pair’s unique musical chemistry with storytelling and revelations from their two decades of performing and recording together. To date, the show has been workshopped in front of live audiences in London, Vermont, and Upstate NY.

Iowa Debuts

Howard will make two Iowa debuts in April when he and the band perform his Basement Tapes Project in Des Moines at the Des Moines Performing Arts Center, and at The Mill in Iowa City (presented by The University of Iowa).

Click the links for tickets and info.

Howard will be talking about the project and the upcoming shows when he appears on KFMG's CULTURE BUZZ on Wednesday, April 8, with host John Busbee. Tune in!

Basement Tapes Tour

Howard and his band embark on a Northeast tour next month, performing his Basmenet Tapes Project in select theaters in New England. The tour coincides with the release of the complete, original Basement Tapes, recorded by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967 -- music that has been bootlegged for almost forty years, and the inspiration behind Howard's project.

For more information and to buy tickets, see the schedule page here.

At the Americana Music Fest in Nashville!

Howard will make his Nashville, TN debut on Friday, September 19 when he appears as a featured performer at this year's Americana Music Festival! Howard will be joined by his NYC cohorts Kenny Bentley on sousaphone, Roland Barner on trombone, and special guests Ross Holmes on violin and Marcus Finnie on drums for the 8pm concert.