|Steve Earle & City Winery Proudly Present The 8th Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit Concert on December 19 at The Town Hall in New York City|
David Byrne, Steve Earle, Terry Allen, Matt Savage and The Mastersons Set To Perform
Proceeds Support The Keswell School, An Educational Program for Young People With Autism
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow
|October 20, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) – Raising awareness for autism, Steve Earle and City Winery excitedly presents the 8th Annual John Henry’s Friends Benefit Concert on December 19 at The Town Hall in New York City. This year’s eclectic lineup notably boasts performances by Steve Earle, David Byrne, Terry Allen, and Matt Savage and The Mastersons. For ticket information, visit the official site HERE.|
VIP packages will be available at City Winery ($300-$8,500) and will include TownHall’s orchestra seating, as well as admission to the After Party at City Winery immediately following the show and various experiences with Steve including a private dinner. There is a limited number of these packages being sold. Additionally, and keeping with the annual tradition, on December 17, the City Winery’s Loft will be hosting the live rehearsal show which will feature Steve Earle solo. All net proceeds will be going to the school as well.
Packages are limited and on sale now at citywinery.com. General admission tickets on sale to the public tomorrow, Friday Oct. 21, at 12 PM. You can go here to purchase tickets.
Most importantly, all proceeds will support the show’s longtime partner The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic, and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families.
Forever close to his heart, Steve’s son, John Henry, is a student at the school.
Last year’s installment drew widespread critical applause. Forbes raved, “the show returned in the biggest way possible,” going on to affirm, “It’s stunning to see what happens when love, talent, and hunger combine in a small space.” Brooklyn Vegan proclaimed, “this year was extra big,” as Rolling Stone and Relix also highlighted the event.
The John Henry’s Friends Benefit Concert has previously hosted Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nile, Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, and Amanda Shires, among others.
The show shines a light on Autism through music and uplifts a worthy program empowering individuals with ASD to live the lives they deserve.
About City Winery:City Winery, founded in 2008 by Michael Dorf, strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. City Winery boasts 10 locations including Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and the new NYC location at Pier 57 on 15 Street, launched in January of 2021. There are also four offsets run by the company: City Vineyard at Pier 26, City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk, City Winery Greenway in Boston, and City Winery Hudson Valley. Michael Dorf explains his success and outlines his career in his recent first book, Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World. See www.citywinery.com for details.
About Steve Earle:Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and is now regarded as a classic of the Americana genre. Subsequent releases like The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009) received consecutive GRAMMY® Awards. Restlessly creative across artistic disciplines, Earle has published both a novel and collection of short stories; produced albums for other artists such as Joan Baez and Lucinda Williams, and acted in films, television (including David Simon’s acclaimed The Wire), and on the stage. In 2009, Earle appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote a score that The New York Times described as “exquisitely subliminal.” Earle wrote music for and appeared in Coal Country, a riveting public theater play that dives into the most-deadly mining disaster in U.S. history, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Mr. Earle was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.