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Watch Jon Batiste perform an NPR Music ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ while backed by Ghosts Of The Forest’s Celisse Henderson and others.
Watch a playlist featuring each of the 21 songs performed each night of Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest tour.
Trey Anastasio uploaded video featuring Ghosts Of The Forest’s performance of “A Life Beyond The Dream” from April 6 in Washington D.C. to YouTube.
Celisse and Jennifer Hartswick were showcased during “Shadows Thrown By Fire” and “Wider” during Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest tour.
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest through “Ruby Waves” on April 13 in New York City.
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio unveiled a live album featuring the final concert from his Ghosts Of The Forest project on April 20 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California.
Celisse Henderson was born into a bed of music, reared by professional musicians and music teachers. As a child, Henderson would defy her mother, the choir director at their church in Oakland, and toddle up to the front of the congregation right up to the microphone. Despite the elder Henderson’s efforts, baby Celisse held on tight. And the pastor simply said, “let the baby sing.”
Celisse is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer and spoken word artist. Her deep and varied career has seen her on stage, from the recent revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square Theater and the Broadway national tour of Wicked to Bridget Everett’s Rock Bottom at The Public Theater. On television, Celisse has appeared on PBS’s The Electric Company, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, The Big C, White Collar and more. She has also appeared countless times in concert with artists ranging from, most recently, Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, PHISH, Macy Gray and Mariah Carey to Bernstein’s MASS at Carnegie Hall and the various concerts of Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens and Bill Finn.
With her prolific variety of work, it’s her prodigious talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that have defined Celisse the most as an artist. Her original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with you. Songwriter Matt Cusson has said, “the way she connects with the crowd, writes these brilliant songs and interprets them, and soulfully shreds on guitar is a talent I’m not sure I’ve ever seen. Not to mention she has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. When she sings, I lose my mind.”
A deft multi-instrumentalist, Celisse’s talents don’t end with vocals and guitar. Trained on violin at the age of two, she also plays piano, ukulele, bass, drums and varieties of percussion and brass. Oft-collaborator, Breedlove said, “she has power and control in her vocals which make witnessing her live performances akin to watching a top athlete compete. She competes against no one. Her creative athleticism is executed for our enjoyment alone, and it is true bliss to be her spectator.”
Circles Around The Sun will head to the Northeast for a week of 2020 tour dates in February and March.
Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will soon release a new album, ‘American Standard’ and tour in support of it with Jackson Browne.
The St. Louis Cardinals will once again host a Grateful Dead Night at Busch Stadium in 2020.
Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters will embark on the This Is Not A Drill North American Tour in 2020.
Listen to the Summer 2000 version of The Allman Brothers Band playing a 34-minute “Mountain Jam.”