6th Annual Richard de Lone Special Housing Project Benefit featuring Elvis Costello with special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bill Kirchen, Jim Lauderdale, and Buddy Miller (Late Show)

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is a British singer-songwriter known as much for his quirky lyrics full of word plays as for his unique music, instrumentation and vocal style, influenced by diverse musical genres. He was born Declan Patrick MacManus in 1954 and only later adopted the name Elvis Costello. He was a professed admirer of Elvis Presley, so first part of the pseudonym came from there. Costello had been the maiden name of his mother.

Costello landed his first deal with Stiff Records in 1977 and recorded the album "My Aim Is True" with them. The album became a moderate hit. He later struck a deal with Columbia records who would go to publish his songs in the US. Later in the same year, Costello formed "The Attractions", his own band that also included Bruce Thomas in bass guitar, Steve Nieve in piano and Pete Thomas as the drummer. "Watching the Detectives," the single which was a smashing success was however recorded with Nieve, Andrew Bodnar and Steve Goulding. The last two played bass and drums, respectively, for The Rumour, the band he auditioned for The Attractions.

Costello is currently husband to singer Diana Krall and has two sons with her. Previously he was married twice. Mary Burgoyne was his first wife whom he married in 1974. In 1986, he married the former The Pogues bassist Cait O'Riordan. In 1998, Elvis Costello teamed up with Burt Bacharach to record "Painted From Memory," an album of love songs. In March 2003, Costello was cemented as a musical legend with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery. It was during the years of the art gallery that then owner, Larry Borenstein, began holding informal jam sessions for his close friends. Out of these sessions grew the concept of Preservation Hall. The intimate venue, whose weathered exterior has been untouched over its history, is a living embodiment of its original vision. To this day, Preservation Hall has no drinks, air conditioning, or other typical accoutrements strictly welcoming people of all ages interested in having one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth.

The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band's charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band's history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendall and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup.

Ben Jaffe/Creative Director & Tuba: As son of co-founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe,
Ben has lived his whole life with the rhythm of the French Quarter pulsing through hisveins. Raised in the company of New Orleans' greatest musicians, Ben returned from
his collegiate education at Oberlin College in Ohio to play with the group and
assume his father's duties as Director of Preservation Hall. Today he serves as
Creative Director for both PHJB and the Hall itself, where he has spearheaded such
programs as the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.

Mark Braud/Trumpet and Vocals: As nephew to two former PHJB leaders, Wendell
and John Brunious, Jr., Mark is proud to further his family's musical legacy in the
company of so many historic players. Beginning his career playing with the Olympia
Kids, a young players' offshoot of the famous Olympia Brass Band, Mark has gone
on to record, tour, and play with New Orleans legends of both traditional jazz and
R&B, including Eddie Bo, Henry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., and Dr. Michael White.

Charlie Gabriel/Clarinet and Vocals: The musical heritage of Charlie
Gabriel can be traced back as far back as the 1850s. Great-grandson of New
Orleans bass player Narcesse Gabriel, grandson of New Orleans cornet player
Martin Joseph, and son of New Orleans drummer and clarinetist Martin Manuel
Gabriel, Charlie is truly a living legend. At seventy-six years old, the extensive list of
musicians with whom he's played includes well-known PHJB alumni Kid Howard, Kid
Sheik, Jim Robinson, and George Lewis.

Clint Maedgen/Saxophone and Vocals: Though Clint is best known as leader of multimedia alt.cabaret group The New Orleans Bingo! Show, he has been in love with the
sound of traditional New Orleans jazz since he was a small child. After studying with
clarinet innovator Alvin Batiste at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Clint returned to
New Orleans' French Quarter where he cemented his reputation as an artist and
collaborator through an ongoing series of eclectic and experimental musical
ensembles. As a full-time member of the PHJB, he brings an infectious passion to both
his playing and singing.

Joe Lastie, Jr./Drums: Born and raised in the Lower Ninth Ward, Joe comes from a
long line of family members equally dedicated to music and the church. Having
played his first job with a rhythm section backing the Desire Community Choir, he
would go on to study jazz with Willie Metcalf at the Dryades Street YMCA with
classmates Wynton and Branford Marsalis. After a brief move with his family to
Queens, New York, Joe returned to New Orleans where he was invited to substitute
on drums at Preservation Hall in 1989. He's been a regular with the band ever since.

Freddie Lonzo/Trombone and Vocals: Born and raised in New Orleans' Uptown
neighborhoods, Freddie was exposed to the music of the streets at a very young age.
Having cemented his desire to play New Orleans jazz, these early Second Line parades
would later offer him his first professional gig with EG Gabon and Doc Paulin's Band.
A true master of every style of New Orleans music, from marching brass to modern
jazz, Freddie's first appearances with Preservation Hall date back to the mid-eighties
when he toured and played with Percy Humphrey and Kid Sheik.

Rickie Monie/Piano: Born and raised in New Orleans' Ninth Ward to jazz loving
church musicians, Rickie was inundated at an early age with the recordings of such
great jazz and gospel pianists as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Teddy Wilson.
After majoring in woodwind instruments at Dillard University, Rickie turned back to
the piano and picked up work in every style of music. In 1982, Monie got his first
call from Preservation Hall, to substitute for the legendary resident pianist Sweet
Emma Barret after she suffered a stroke. To the delight of audiences around the
world, he's stayed onboard ever since.

Bill Kirchen

Bill Kirchen rules.
It's just that simple.
[His] no-nonsense diesel guitar attack, powered by great booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease, is undoubtedly the real thing, scattering scorching guitar runs in all directions, it's all immediate, in your face and more than a little dangerous."
Austin American-Statesman

Jim Lauderdale

2012 GRAMMY Nominee for his latest CD, Reason & Rhyme (Best Bluegrass Album), co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. This is his sixth GRAMMY nomination overall including GRAMMY wins in 2008 and 2002.

"Add Lauderdale's terrific musical stylings, the twangy expressiveness of his singing, and his backing ensemble's crack playing, and what results is a classic bluegrass sound that is yet just a turn off-center. That's an effect Jim Lauderdale seems to bring about no matter the genre." - Stuart Munro, Boston Globe, June 21, 2011 Review of Reason and Rhyme

2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Could We Get Any Closer? (Best Bluegrass Album)

2008 GRAMMY Winner for The Bluegrass Diaries (Best Bluegrass Album)

2002 GRAMMY Winner for Lost in the Lonesome Pines with Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys (Best Bluegrass Album)

2 Previous GRAMMY Nominations: for Bluegrass (his first solo bluegrass CD) in 2007 & I Feel Like Singing Today with Ralph Stanley in 2000

"Jim Lauderdale is one of the most respected artists working in the bluegrass and country music communities today. His reputation as a remarkable and multi-talented composer, studio musician, live performer, and collaborator is undeniable. Start asking the who's who of the music community, and you will quickly learn that most folks place Mr. Lauderdale upon the highest tier amongst Nashville's very best songwriters." - Chris Mateer, No Depression, June 21, 2011

2011 Blue Ridge Hall of Fame Inductee

Jim Lauderdale was honored with the Inspiration Award at the SESAC 2010 Nashville Music Awards, as well as songwriting awards for his Patchwork River album (Americana Performance Activity Award), and two Country Performance Activity Awards for songs he wrote for George Strait: "I Gotta Get To You" (written w/ Blaine Larsen) and "Twang"

Featured in the 2010 Gwyneth Paltrow film Country Strong as a member of her band and performed with her as band leader on rhythm guitar at the 2010 Country Music Awards, broadcast on ABC November 10.

Recent appearance on Austin City Limits as a member of Elvis Costello's Sugarcanes band, and 2010 performances with Willie Nelson on The Late Show with David Letterman, The View and PBS' Soundstage.

Jim is featured on the new Elvis Costello CD, National Ransom, for which he co-wrote the song "I Lost You". He has been performing as a member of Elvis Costello's Sugarcanes band as they toured in support of Elvis's GRAMMY Nominated Secret, Profane & Sugarcane.

Featured on the latest Willie Nelson CD, Country Music, produced by T Bone Burnett

Writer of "Twang" the title track of George Strait's 2010 GRAMMY Nominated album

Featured performer on the Hot Tuna Blues tour February and March 2011 with Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Charlie Musselwhite

Album Could We Get Any Closer? named among the Top 100 of 2009 by Americana Radio

Songs recorded by artists such as: Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton. Vince Gill, and George Strait

Opened for Johnny Cash at the Montreux Jazz Fest and has toured with Elvis Costello as a member of Sugarcanes, Lucinda Williams, Ralph Stanley, Nick Lowe, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Merle Haggard among many others

Winner: Artist of the Year and Song of the Year by the Americana Music Association (2002)

Annual host of the Americana Music Awards for the last nine years (2003-2011)

Host of Tennessee Shines, a concert series broadcasted on WDVX, during its 2008-2010 run at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee.

"I've admired Jim Lauderdale's recordings for a good while... Jim is singing close vocal harmony on every song [on] this record. He's mastered that art of singing the second line without ever pulling attention from the narrator of the tale... It's transparent and essential at the same time... As fine a singer and songwriter as he is on his own recordings, I can't say enough about the tone and timbre that he adds to mine on every line he hits." - Elvis Costello on Jim Lauderdale on Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

Recent Festival Performances include: RootsFest, CO; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Bonnaroo; Merlefest, NC; Stagecoach Festival, CA; Live Oak Music Festival, CA; Snowbird Mountain Music Festival, UT; Grass Roots Festival, NY; Magnolia Music Festival, FL; Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, GA; Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, VA; Asheville Brewgrass Festival, NC



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