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Jeff Slate & Friends: Fourth Annual David Bowie Birthday Celebration

Jeff Slate & Friends: Fourth Annual David Bowie Birthday Celebration

Jeff Slate and his all-star band will celebrate the life and music the late, great David Bowie at Hill Country Live! on Friday, January 10th, with two sets of music beginning at 9 PM. Some very special guests are expected to join Jeff and the band. This is a No Cover show so make your “club level” reservations early by calling 212-255-4544 or clicking here!

Jeff and the band will rock the house for the fourth year in a row – and their seveth Bowie celebration at Hill Country -- with music by Bowie and the musical legends who inspired him, including John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Lou Reed/VU, Iggy Pop and more, as well as Jeff's original music inspired by The Thin White Duke.

In 2012 Jeff debuted his solo album Birds of Paradox to sold out crowds around New York City. Since then he has toured, released Imposters & Attractions, a new album of original music inspired Elvis Costello, as well as an all-star version of The Kinks’ “Big Sky” on a tribute album to the late Kinks bass player Pete Quaife, and written extensively about some of music’s biggest names for Esquire, Rolling Stone and elsewhere. Since February 2014 Jeff has been a featured performer with his Birds of Paradox band at the Fest For Beatles Fans here in New York. This year he celebrated 30 years of the Traveling Wilburys in a show with Roy Orbison’s sons. 

In May 2013 Jeff made his Hill Country Live! debut with his Dylan Obscura show, playing a set full of songs that Dylan himself has never recorded or even played live, gems he rarely plays in concert and some of his best but least known songs, as well as original music inspired by Dylan, to a packed house. He’s returned regularly with stellar, packed shows celebrating John Lennon, David Bowie, Tom Petty and others, with a long list of very special guests. 

Jeff’s latest album, Secret Poetry, released in 2016, features performances by Bowie alums Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati and Alex Alexander, as well as Laurence Juber and Steve Holley from Wings, and many, many more! 

In 2019, Jeff appeared alongside members of David Bowie’s former band for the second consecutive year, as part of the world tour A Bowie Celebration. In October he appeared at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, as the musical director for the all-star Tom Petty Birthday Celebration.

Jeff joins Debbie Harry, Jesse Malin, Jakob Dylan and others to Celebrate The Clash's London Calling

Jeff joins Debbie Harry, Jesse Malin, Jakob Dylan and others to Celebrate The Clash's London Calling

Gates of the West, musician Jesse Malin's charitable venture to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Joe Strummer, announced two shows -- one in New York and one in Los Angeles -- to mark the 40th anniversary of The Clash's London Calling album.

A long list of artists, including Malin, Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Jakob Dylan, will perform the classic, 19-track album, supported by an all-star backing band.

Jeff will perform at both the New York show, at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, December 14, and the Los Angeles show, at The Roxy, on Saturday, January 11.

Tickets for the New York show a available here. Tickets for the Los Angeles show can be purchased here.

The shows will benefit the Joe Strummer Foundation and Music & Memory charities.

Slick & Slate, plus Heartbreaker Ron Blair, at Norman's Rare Guitars



Earl Slick, Jeff Slate and former Heartbreaker Ron Blair stopped by Norman's Rare Guitars in Los Angeles last week to chat and play some songs, and to talk about their show together at the El Rey Theater, celebrating Tom Petty's life and music.

Check it out via YouTube. And be sure to subscribe to Norm's channel and brand new podcast.

A Tom Petty All-Star Birthday Celebration

Rockin Robin Promotions presents A Tom Petty All-Star Birthday Celebration
benefitting The Midnight Mission and MusiCares
Ron Blair featuring The Chris Torres Band
Steve Ferrone
Chris Stills
Roy Orbison, Jr. ● Alex Orbison
L.A. Edwards ● Jeff Slate
Sarah Rogo ● Jake Thistle
and more very special guest stars
Celebrate the life and legacy of Tom Petty to benefit two charities near and dear to his heart, The Midnight Mission and MusiCares
Friday, October 18, 2019
The El Rey Theater
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
“I love the idea of an L.A. birthday celebration for TP (he considered LA his hometown, after all). I also love that the proceeds will go to his two favorite charities. Bless you all for putting this together.” – Dana York Petty
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Musicians who love and respect Tom Petty – some who worked with him closely and others who were deeply influenced by the legend’s career – will come together in Los Angeles on Friday, October 18, 2019, to celebrate the life and legacy of the man and to mark what would have been his 69th birthday, in an all-star charity show that will benefit two charities near and dear to Petty’s heart: The Midnight Mission and MusiCares.
Tickets on sale at 10:00 AM PST on Friday, September 6, 2019, priced as follows GA: $55.00; VIP tickets (with merchandise): $125.00.
“I’m honored and excited that so many wonderful artists who worked with Tom, and loved Tom, will be coming together to celebrate him in such an amazing way and for such worthy causes,” said Robin Peters of Rockin Robin Promotions, who is organizing the event. “We have an amazing show planned – with lots of surprises that we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks – so folks should make their plans to be here early!”
“I knew Tom for as long as I can remember, and loved him,” said Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ bassist Ron Blair, who will perform at the event. “The best way to celebrate him is by playing his music, and the music he loved, for a good cause.”


Jeff performs with Byrds legend Roger McGuinn at Tulsa's World of Bob Dylan Conference

 Jeff Slate interviewed The Byrds' founder, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Roger McGuinn live onstage at the headline event at the University of Tulsa's first World of Bob Dylan Conference, on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The pair spoke for nearly 90-minutes onstage before a packed crowd in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, during which McGuinn recounted many amazing stories from his illustrious career, and his longtime relationship with Dylan, often breaking into song to illustrate his point.

McGuinn and Slate closed the night with a remarkable version of the Dylan classic "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

Photo courtesy Clint Parker via Instagram.

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