Roots of American Music: Americanafest NYC
Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ roll! Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates the life and music of Chuck Berry, rock’s first guitar hero and a true visionary poet. With reverence and joy, guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour and a hand-picked band dig into Berry’s formidable catalog, which laid the groundwork for every rock act since. Philly rock’n’rollers Low Cut Connie, with a rep for “ferocious” live shows (LA Weekly), kick off the evening, with the pioneering alt-country band The Jayhawks rounding out the night with “lush folk-pop guitars, intriguing harmonies, and big, melodic hooks” (NPR).