The New Yorker known for presenting tribute concerts to some of music’s biggest acts has a new show for you – a 21 artist salute to The Rolling Stones in March.
You may not know Michael Dorf’s name but chances are good you’ve heard about his shows. The New York City showman has presented star-laden tributes to folks such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Who, Elton John, R.E.M. and Neil Young with proceeds from his shows going to help music education nonprofit groups.
This time around Dorf plans to honor the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band when he presents his tribute to The Rolling Stones at NYC’s Carnegie Hall March 13.
So far the lineup includes Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Glen Hansard, The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, Carolina Chocolate Drops and The Mountain Goats with more acts being added.
Billed as “21 artists performing the 21 songs from Hot Rocks,” the night will feature artists diving into the portion of the Stones’ catalog that appeared on the Hot Rocks 1964-1971 anthology that was released 40 years ago. The band made its debut appearance at Carnegie Hall in 1964.
“I just finished reading ‘Life’ by Keith Richards and I’m more inspired than ever to honor the songwriting team of Jagger/Richards – especially the creative hit making period Hot Rocks covers,” Dorf said in a statement. “To hear those songs interpreted through the voices of other great artists will make for yet another amazing night in this concert series. I am grateful for the participating musicians’ help in raising funds for the charities the concert’s net proceeds go to.”
Tickets are already on sale and feature several VIP options. For more information, visit CarnegieStones.com.