Stars Take Stage At D’Addario Benefit
...were donated by the D’Addario Foundation to music education programs on the front lines, translating into musical opportunities for thousands of children.
Held at the BRIC Arts and Media Space in Brooklyn, New York, the concert spotlighted hometown indie pop band Lucius on their song “Dusty Trails.” Jackson Browne joined Mills and Lucius for a special rendition of Little Feat’s “Willin’,” and later combined with Mills, Lucius, Smokey Hormel, Marc Ribot, and Julian Lage on the Eagles’ “Take It Easy.”
Comedian Seth Herzog earned laughs throughout the night as the event’s emcee. Other high points included an all-star performance by Hormel, Ribot, Lage, and Mills on one-of-a-kind versions of Lonnie Johnson’s “Tomorrow Night” and Duke Ellington’s “Blues In Blueprint.” Grammy winner Janis Ian performed her #1 hit single “At Seventeen,” while Kaki King—named to Rolling Stone’s list of the “New Guitar Gods”—performed “Tiny Pan.” Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performed beautiful acoustic versions of “Gold Lions” and “Hideaway.”
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