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Parkinson’s Fundraiser Honors Linda Ronstadt

Spuyten Duyvil hosts PD event at Rockwood Music Hall II, April 27

Photo by Jeff Albertson

Americana powerhouse Spuyten Duyvil brings their musical friends together with Common Ground Concerts and Parkinsong for an evening of feeling good by doing good. “Cover II Cover” will raise funds and honor the music of Linda Ronstadt.

After 30 albums and 11 Grammys, Linda Ronstadt retired from performing, and in 2013 revealed that she had Parkinson’s disease and would no longer sing publicly. Celebrating her music and contributions,  Spuyten Duyvil and their talented friends will perform April 27 at Rockwood Music Hall, in New York City to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease Research.  TICKETS are $15, plus ‘Donate what you can.”  All proceeds from the show will benefit Parkinson’s disease research.

Hosted by WFUV’s John Platt, Spuyten Duyvil will be joined by Ana EggeMiltonBobtownNo Fuss And Feathers, Andrea Asprelli (Cricket Tell the Weather), Elena and Boo (Demolition String Band), Pete Winne (Tumbling Bones) and Mark Newman, all performing in a rolling review format.

Ronstadt brought the works of Neil Young, Warren Zevon, and Lowell George to the broadest possible audience and cemented them in our memory. The biggest selling female of the 1970s, Ronstadt earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and an Emmy, among many other awards, and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We should expect to hear some of her many hits, including “Still Within teh Sound of My Voice,” “Love Is A Rose,” “Silver Threads and Golden Needles,” “Long Long Time,” “Goodby My Friend,” “Different Drum,” “Blue Bayou,” “Hurts So Bad,” “You’re No Good,” “When Will I be Loved,” and “Desperado.”

Buy a ticket, and give what you can. For the price of a couple beers, you’ll hear outstanding music, timeless songs, and help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. What better way to spend an evening?

Rockwood Music Hall II
196 Allen Street, NYC
Wednesday, April 27  | 8:15 PM

Linda Ronstadt photo by Jeff Albertson, courtesy the Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

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