Toshi Reagon: 25th Anniversary Birthday Concerts with Big Lovely
Show Description"Oh, that voice...devotees know they've born witness to one of the great voices of this generation."
The 25th anniversary of singer Toshi Reagon's annual birthday celebration, with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with her band Big Lovely and a Sunday Sacred Music show that's not to be missed is an NYC tradition filled with genre-shattering musical highlights. Toshi's amazing band includes some of New York's finest musicians, Judith Casselberry, Fred Cash, Catherine Russell , Adam Widoff, and Robert Burke, collectively known as Big Lovely. The event promises extra-special surprise guest appearances from her many friends and collaborators, plus gifts from Toshi for her fans. Sunday eveningcontinues the birthday celebration with an evening of sacred music sung by Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely with special Guest Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Toshi calls to mind classic R&B artists, like Stevie Wonder or Prince, and old school rock groups like Led Zeppelin; she can take any style, update it, and make it her own with incredible ease. Despite (or because of) her genre-bending, Toshi fits comfortably on a stage with any of the Lilith artists, at Carnegie Hall, or in a dirty rock club. Of her innovative rock crossed with soul-influenced, blues-tinged folk, Interview magazine raved, "Anyone who thinks rock is a dead medium need only listen to the music of Toshi Reagon and her almighty band Big Lovely." Most people would just tell you that to truly understand how Toshi can seamlessly transcend all of these genres, you have to check her out live.