NYC MUSICIANS UNITED TO ROCK THE VOTE 2022
Kenny White and Janie Barnett invite you to come on out and join these stellar NYC performing singer-songwriters and musicians, across genres, in an unusually intimate format.
Some of the best in the business, coming together to make some music and fundraise to get out the vote this fall election season.
The CONTE BROTHERS (John and Steve), NICKI RICHARDS, KENNY WHITE, DENNIS COLLINS, JANIE BARNETT, ANGELA REED, LARRY SALTZMAN, and RICHARD HAMMOND will all be working hard to get you feeling good and rockin’ the cause.
All ticket money goes to efforts in Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and other key battlegrounds, where our fundamental rights to express our vote are still in jeopardy.
You’ll have a helluva time, and you’ll do your part! And it’s the Cutting Room! Best room and best burgers in the city!
THE CONTE BROTHERS
John and Steve made their mark in NYC back in 1988 with their blues band, The Hudson River Rats and in 1990, became known internationally with their rock band Company Of Wolves. (Mercury Records).
In the years since, they’ve led their own original bands; (Crown Jewels, The Contes), released solo records, and worked with artists like New York Dolls, Ian Hunter, Paul Simon, Willy DeVille, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Peter Wolf, Rosanne Cash, Robert Gordon, Billy Squier, Michael Monroe, Billy Joel, Willie Nile and many others.
Currently, Steve is a Wicked Cool Records artist (signed by label boss, “Little Steven” Van Zandt) while John is working on his own solo material. (PHOTO: Joseph Fitzpatrick)
Nicki Richards is an A-list touring, recording, television and performing vocalist. Nicki's influential music work over the years spans genres and languages- pop, dance, jazz, rock, folk, etc. She has recorded and/or performed with top artists: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Steely Dan, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Jimmy Cliff, Chris Botti, Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles,The Goo Goo Dolls, Florence + The Machine, to name just a few. Find her artist releases on Spotify.
Nicki lives in New York and makes time to teach at 3 universities when not on the road.
Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his "thrilling" and "unique" piano playing, KENNY WHITE is a talented singer-songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has toured with stars like Judy Collins, Stephen Stills, Peter Wolf, and Tom Jones, among others.
Kenny’s active solo career has been in full gear across the country, and he is happy to be performing back in NYC. www.kennywhite.com
A native of Detroit, Michigan (Motown!) Dennis Collins, early in his career, quickly caught the attention of one of his idols, Ms. Roberta Flack, who asked him to join her World Tour as a featured vocalist, performing her duets. He has also recorded and performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Sting, Better Midler, David Bowie, James Taylor, Sheryl Crowe, Al Jarreau, to name just a few. It has been said: “The smooth soulful voice that singer Dennis Collins possesses goes straight to the heart of all who hear him.” www.denniscollinsmusic.com
A native Virginian, Janie headed north to tour on the New England folk circuit before her many years as a top NY session singer in film, tv, and radio. Her credits include tracks and/or performances with Linda Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt, Celine Dion, Rickie Lee Jones, Jimmy Buffett, Rick Danko, to name a few. A few years ago Janie decided it was time to get back out there and released her album “You See This River,” which one reviewer called “one of the best Americana albums of the year and possibly the decade.” She’s soon to release a new album of Americana-tinged Cole Porter tunes. Go to www.janiebarnett.com for Cole (and new JB) songs and videos.