RT to play at McCabe's 50th Anniversary Celebration
9/30/2008 (updated 10/2/2008)

McCabe’s 50th Anniversary: A Living History of Music

With Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson, Odetta, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes, The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Ricky Jay, and special guests!

Santa Monica's McCabe's Guitar Shop has served three generations of musicians and music lovers through its retail store, music school and world famous concerts, becoming a civic treasure and international icon of the acoustic music community. The legendary weekend concert series that has taken place on the shop’s intimate backroom stage over the last five decades has presented a breathtaking variety of roots music, songwriters, jazz singers, punk bands, bluegrass groups, Cajun orchestras, Gospel choirs, outsider poets, and, of course, amazing guitarists of every flavor and stripe. McCabe’s roster reads like a “who’s who” of music in the last half century, from Bill Monroe and Sun Ra to Jeff Buckley and Cat Power. Nancy Covey and Lincoln Meyerson—McCabe’s concert directors past and present—curated this extraordinary concert celebrating 50 years of musical history in the making, featuring many of the artists who have contributed to the continuing saga of this unique cultural institution.

When: October 2, 2008 at 7:30PM
Where:UCLA, Royce Hall

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See Variety article here.

See LA Times article here.

See LA Weekly article here.

Listen to KCRW tribute segment here.

See Long Beach Press Telegram article here.