Gabriel Kahane

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Hear Gabriel Kahane Live!

Gabriel Kahane makes his return to Music on Main as Artist in Residence and shares extraordinary journeys while performing two deeply insightful albums, Book of Travelers (May 10) and Magnificent Bird (May 11) at the ANNEX.

Gabriel Kahane is a musician and storyteller whose work increasingly exists at the intersection of art and social practice. Hailed as “one of the finest songwriters of the day” by The New Yorker, he is known to haunt basement rock clubs and august concert halls alike, where you’ll likely find him in the green room, double-fisting coffee and a book.

He has released four albums as a singer-songwriter, including, most recently, the intimate Book of Travelers (Nonesuch Records), which Rolling Stone called “a stunning portrait of a singular moment in America.” As a composer, he has been commissioned by many of America’s leading arts institutions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Public Theater, which in 2012 presented his musical February House.

Experience two nights of musical storytelling that complement one another and are sure to enrich your soul.

Book of Travelers

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Gabriel Kahane’s solo vocal and piano performance of Book of Travelers celebrates our collective humanity in the face of deep political and cultural divides. The day after the 2016 US presidential election, Kahane left the digital grid and boarded a train, travelling 13 days, 31 states, 8,980 miles, and engaging with people from all walks of life. Experience his unmediated human stories through music that portrays a “a stunning portrait of a singular moment in America” (Rolling Stone).
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Magnificent Bird

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Magnificent Bird is “a gorgeous, intimate collection of ten musical snapshots” (San Francisco Chronicle) that were the result of Gabriel slowly coming out of a year off the internet. These songs are at turns deeply personal and universal, graceful and filled with empathy.
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The Music on Main Artist in Residence program is supported by the Deux Mille Foundation.