Stuart Bogie Joins Hiss Golden Messenger In Brooklyn: Photos & Recap
On Tuesday, Hiss Golden Messenger brought their December tour to Brooklyn for a gig at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Last night marked the fourth year in a row the North Carolina-based band played a show in New York City around this time of the year, with M.C. Taylor officially anointing it as an annual tradition early in the evening. The Southern soul-infused, folk-rock act delivered a full “evening with” program highlighting songs from throughout their songbook.
Flanked by multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook and guitarist Josh Kaufman, Taylor & Co. opened with “Biloxi” from 2016’s Heart Like A Levee. From there, Hiss Golden Messenger worked their way through selections from five of their studio albums. Highlights from the over two-hour set included takes on “Jenny Of The Roses,” “Mahogany Dread,” “O Little Light,” “Domino” and “Southern Grammar” and a guest spot by saxophonist Stuart Bogie, who sat-in on a pair of songs.
HGM also delivered “Lucia” from 2014’s Lateness Of Dancers that featured a brief jam on the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower.” Additionally, Taylor shared a brand new song, “Goddamn, I Need A Teacher.” The singer-songwriter revealed the tune would be featured on his next record expected sometime in 2019.
View photographer Andrew Blackstein’s images from last night in New York City below:
Tour Dates for
Hiss Golden Messenger
- Wellston, MI
- 3 days • Jun 6 - 8, 2019
Hiss Golden Messenger at Camp GreenskyGreensky BluegrassDel & DawgStephen Marley
- Telluride, CO
- 3 days • Sep 13 - 15, 2019
Hiss Golden Messenger at Telluride Blues & Brews FestivalJohn FogertyBoz ScaggsPhil Lesh
Exact performance date not yet confirmed.