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    Low Cut Connie

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    Low Cut Connie at Wagner Park in New York City July 18 2019
    Review and photos by Mark Ashe

    A full gallery of photos from this show is located here.

    Low Cut Connie rocked Wagner Park in Battery Park City on a rainy July night.  Adam Weiner, the lead singer and keyboard maestro, ran from one end of the stage to the other throughout the performance.  He went into the crowd, singing and hugging the audience all the while having a great time doing it. The show was a high-energy, ninety-minute tutorial on how to rock.

    The contagious joy of a Low Cut Connie show starts onstage and quickly spreads throughout the entire venue. The rootsy, soulful sounds explode into high-octane, red-blooded, American rock-and-roll driven by the pounding piano (dubbed “Shondra”) by Adam Weiner. The band’s performance included songs from five studio albums including their latest release Dirty Pictures (Part 2), which Rolling Stone has described as “a stand-alone triumph of missionary zeal.” The band peppered in choice covers by Prince and Harry Nilsson throughout their set as well as their own rocking tunes.

    Low Cut Connie began in 2010 in Philadelphia. The current lineup is Weiner, Will Donnelly, and Ehssan Karimi. They’ve been on the national festival circuit this season, with an appearance at the Green River Festival in western Massachusetts as well as upcoming performances at the XpoNential Fest in Camden, NJ and Telluride Blues and Brews Fest in Telluride, CO.

    Wagner Park has been host to a number of free public concerts throughout the 2019 summer and will continue through August. A wonderful mix of open lawns and intensively planted gardens, threaded through with paths and walkways, Wagner Park is a place to explore. The Park Pavilions contain a restaurant, and its public roof deck affords breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Programs such as preschool play and adult art are offered here as well as Sunset Singing Circles, Sunset Jam drumming circles and the River & Blues concert series. This is a wonderful place to picnic, read a book, paint a picture, photograph flowers and watch the boats go by. 

    Set list:

    1. All These Kids Are Way Too High 

    2. Rio 

    3. Death and Destruction 

    4. Dirty Water 

    5. Me N Annie 

    6. Big Thighs, NJ 

    7. Controversy (Prince cover) 

    8. Shake It Little Tina 

    9. Beverly 

    10. Revolution Rock n Roll 

    11. Help Me 

    12. Private Lives 

    13. Hey! Little Child (Alex Chilton cover) 

    14. Oh Suzanne 

    15. Boozophilia 

    16. Stay As Long As You Like 

    17. Dirty lies/Til You’re Feeling Alright
    18. Diamond Dogs (David Bowie cover) 

    19. Back In School 

    20. Jump Into The Fire 
(Harry Nilsson cover) 


    UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

    Jul 27    Xponential Music Festival, Camden, NJ
    Aug 01  Joe’s Pub, New York, NY Adam Weiner Solo
    Aug 03  Arrowood Farm Brewery, Accord, NY
    Aug 04  The Haunt, Ithaca, NY
    Aug 06  The Horseshoe Taver, Toronto, ON
    Aug 08  The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI
    Aug 09  A&R Bar, Columbus, OH
    Aug 10  Railbird Festival, Lexington, KY
    Aug 24  Mad Amphitheater, El Dorado, AR
    Sep 13  Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride, CO
    Sep 14  Levitt Pavilion, Denver, CO
    Sep 18 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
    Sep 19 The Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    Sep 20 House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
    Sep 21-22 Sea Hear Now Festival, Asbury Park, NJ  

    Check out this clip of a recent performance at the Green River festival in MA.

    A full gallery of photos from this show is located here.