Los Angeles, CA (September 24, 2009)–The Grammy Museum has announced appearances by Todd Snider, Paul Shaffer and Gloria Gaynor during October.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and cult favorite Todd Snider will discuss and perform selections from his new album, The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc Records) as part of the Museum’s The Drop program series, on October 8. The evening will include an onstage interview, audience Q&A, and intimate performance, all concerning the album some have called Snider’s best work yet.
“This music is sorta JJ Cale meets Jerry Jeff Walker-sounding with words that would hopefully impress Shel Silverstein, Bobby Bare, Chuck Berry, Kris Kristofferson or Randy Newman,” Snider said about the Don Was-produced album, on which he sings, as well as play guitar, piano and harmonica.
On October 20, the museum will host An Evening With Paul Shaffer days after the release of his new book, We’ll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga. Part of the Museum’s celebrated signature program series, the evening will feature an onstage interview, audience Q&A, intimate performance and book signing with the GRAMMY-winning entertainer.
Shaffer has been David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick on CBS-TV’s Late Show for the past 27 years. The Grammy Award-winner has conducted a televised jam that included Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Jeff Beck; been musical director at the White House; delivered the riffs that got the nod when he played with Ray Charles; and traded on-air quips with celebrities from Julia Roberts to Donald Trump.
On October 22, the museum celebrates the 30th anniversary and re-release of the international disco hit “I Will Survive” with Legends: Gloria Gaynor, an onstage living history interview and intimate performance. Before an intimate audience of 200 in the Museum’s Grammy Sound Stage, Gaynor will answer questions about her long and varied career, newest projects, and more. After the interview, Gaynor will take questions from the audience and perform a few songs, including “I Will Survive.”
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