Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal At SummerStage – [POSTPONED]

Giant Step’s annual SummerStage NYC concert with Bobby Womack has been postponed due to a recent and successful surgery. Stay tuned for more details on the new date where Bobby will be joined by Willis Earl Beal!

Over the years, we have presented Femi Kuti, Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monaé, Gilles Peterson, and more. Last year, Q-Tip, Little Dragon and Chester French rocked our SummerStage event. We look forward to dancing with you again this year!

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NYC: Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal to Headline SummerStage 2012 Show – June 7

 

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Yessir. Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal will be headlining our SummerStage show this year! Lock June 7 in your calendars, folks!

Above, watch the mini-documentary on Bobby’s process with recording The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album of original material since 1994. Sit down with Bobby in the studio and hear what’s really good from the man himself. Look out for the album to drop just about a week after the show on June 12!

The once homeless Chicago native Willis Earl Beal taught himself how to make music during an overnight motel job in New Mexico. His debut album, Acousmatic Sorcery, is a result of this period of bare-essentials creativity, which consisted of “a cassette-based karaoke machine and a $20 microphone.” We are so excited to help introduce him to New York City! Definitely do take a looksee at his new video for “Monotony” after the jump.

Event Details
SummerStage & Giant Step Present:
Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal Live

June 7, 2012
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE

Central Park
New York, NY

Pre-Order The Bravest Man in the Universe on Amazon

Purchase Acousmatic Sorcery on iTunes | Amazon

Bobby Womack on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Willis Earl Beal on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Watch the video for “Monotony” by Willis Earl Beal after the jump