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Watch Ghosts of the Forest featuring Trey Anastasio perform ‘Stumble Into Flight’ on April 6 in Washington D.C.
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest through the improv-heavy “Beneath A Sea Of Stars Parts 1 & 2′ at New York City’s United Palace Theatre on April 13.
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest through “The Green Truth,” which featured vocalist Celisse, at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on April 10.
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest through “About To Run” in video filmed on April 10 in Boston.
Watch Celisse shine on Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest tune “Sightless Escape” during the band’s April 10 concert in Boston.
Watch Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest perform “Ghost” live at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on April 10.
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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.”
Co-founding The Meters and Neville Brothers keyboardist Art Neville has died at age 81.
Fruition unveiled “Alone Together,” a song featured on the first in series of forthcoming 45’s, and confirmed a series of headlining dates in September.
The String Cheese Incident closed out their 2019 run at Red Rocks with help from the Del McCoury Band and Celtic Steps dancers on Sunday night.
Watch The String Cheese Incident join Keller Williams to perform their collaborative album ‘Breathe’ along with SCI’s tribute to the moon landing.
Watch all three sets form The Disco Biscuits closer at Camp Bisco 2019 including a full-set sit-in from former drummer Sam Altman.