Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 6 2010
Unabashedly grown-up and yuppie-friendly, this slick new club launched by oenophile Michael Dorf, founder of the Knitting Factory, is New York’s only fully functioning winery, as well as a 350-seat concert space. Acts tend to be on the quiet side, but that doesn’t mean the shows lack bite. Younger singer-songwriters like Keren Ann and Diane Birch have appeared, but the place is dominated by older artists (David Johansen, Los Lobos).
City Winery 155 Varick St
What's on at City Winery
Singer-songwriter, Rock & roll
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Rock, Pop & Hip-hop
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Blues, Roots & Country, Indie rock
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Soul, R&B & Funk
Rising Georgia singer Lizz Wright shows off her powerhouse pipes amid a pleasing jumble of blues, folk and gospel. Also on the bill is the duo of star songwriter Jesse Harris and guitar prodigy Julian Lage.