Cornelius Eady Trio - Guild Hall
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Cornelius Eady Trio

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Sunday, May 30
8PM
$75 per Lawn Circle (seats 1-2 people)
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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National Book Award winner and Pulitzer prize nominated poet Cornelius Eady has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Trio. Eady’s songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk & Americana music. Guitarists Charlie Rauh & Lisa Liu join Eady to create layered and graceful arrangements to bolster Eady’s adept craftsmanship as a songwriter, lyricist, & poet. At Guild Hall, they will be performing selections from their latest album, DON’T GET DEAD, or: how to sing your way through a barbwire year (BandCamp) – songs that were written and recorded in lock down during the first wave of the pandemic, from March 2020 to March 2021, and were featured on the BBC Radio 4 series SHOCK WAVE.

Also performing at 6pm.

  • Cornelius Eady

    National Book Award winner and Pulitzer prize nominated poet Cornelius Eady has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Trio. Eady's songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk & Americana music. Guitarists Charlie Rauh & Lisa Liu join Eady to create layered and graceful arrangements to bolster Eady's adept craftsmanship as a songwriter, lyricist, & poet. Cornelius Eady Trio has performed at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, AWP ConferencePeabody Essex Museum, and Hill-Stead Museum and recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Cornelius Eady is currently Professor of English at SUNY Stonybrook Southampton.

  • Charlie Rauh

    NYC based guitarist/composer Charlie Rauh has been invited to be resident composer by such organizations as The Rauschenberg Foundation, The Klaustrid Foundation, and The Chen Dance Center.   His work as a soloist has been supported by grants from Meet The Composer, The Untitled Artist Group, and The Fractured Atlas Group. Rauh’s approach to solo guitar composition takes inspiration from folk lullabies, plainchant, and the imagery of various poets ranging from the Brontës to Anna Akhmatova. Acoustic Guitar Magazine notes that “Charlie Rauh plays guitar with a quiet intensity, each note and chord ringing with purpose...With these lullabies Rauh gives a gentle reminder that playing soft and slow can be more impactful than loud and fast." Rauh is currently signed to the Austin based label Destiny Records as a soloist and recording artist.

  • Lisa Liu

    Lisa Liu is a guitarist based in Brooklyn, NY. She plays gypsy jazz, experimental, folk, and solo guitar. Liu is an Artist Ambassador for Santa Cruz Guitar Company and is also endorsed by Krivo Pickups. She is a Teaching Artist at Django In June, and has also been an Artist In Residence at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.Liu has performed at the Django Reinhardt Festival (France), The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC), Academy of Music (MA), Peabody Essex Museum (MA), The Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), Joe's Pub (NYC), Barbes (NYC), The Plaza (NYC), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and the Hill-Stead Museum (CT).

    "Liu performs with a confident grace that reveals an intuitive command of her instrument, and her versatile picking style ranges from a playful nimbleness to straight-up jamming."

    -Christa Titus/Billboard Magazine

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