When: June 23, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Santa Fe Bandstand Presents...
Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza, produced by Outside In Productions and a crew that strives to present the city with a wide range of performers, who represent the diversity and wealth of musical talent in this region. Performances take place Monday to Thursday, through August 16, 2012. All shows are free and open to the public. During evening performances, the first act begins around 6 p.m., the headlining act performs at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-stramentalist Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding, has spent the last 20 years traveling the world collecting and recounting exotic tales through music and performance art.
With humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, Lipbone now performs in festivals, theaters and concert halls across America and Europe. He also teaches workshops and collaborates with other musicians, dancers, and performance artists.
What began as an attempt to populate his songs with more soloing, has become a trademark and an innovative instrument all its own. Redding worked the subways of New York City during the late night hours in 1998 through 2001 singing soulful ballads and stomping out echoey grooves. Late one night when a crowd of weary straphangers had gathered on the northbound side of the uptown 6 platform at Spring street, something amazing happened. Always prone to imitating sounds and people, Redding began using his voice as a wordless solo instrument over the funky strumming of his acoustic guitar, a kind of wailing that bounced from wall to wall in the subterranean cavern. He reformed the shape of his lips, and quite by accident, the sound resembled a brass instrument. Long slow sliding tones and bright brash explosions of musical joy. The commuters smiled and applauded as the train pulled into the station. Thus was born, “The Lipbone”