Address: 123 W. 43rd St. - 212-997-1003
Description: Devendra Banhart emerged as one of the central figures in the "freak folk" movement of the 2000s -- a loosely connected group of singer-songwriters who paired acoustic songs with vivid, surrealistic lyrics and idiosyncratic arrangements. Banhart's music is often charmingly childlike, filled with pianos, cellos, and handclaps, plus big doses of neo-hippie whimsy. The Cali-based singer can also be a serious craftsman. As the 2000s wore on he deployed his gorgeous vibrato and melodic skills with more and more focus.
Venue Description: Home to live events ranging from world music, jazz, gospel, blues, folk, show tunes, political humor, theatre, dance, the critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year, Garrison Keillor's annual holiday residency, and more. Most recently, The Dalai Lama and President Obama have graced the stage. Located in Times Square/the Theater District.