As not only a gifted and willing performer but also a practical scholar of rock, songwriting and culture, Robert Burke Warren has found a wide and welcoming niche as the ringleader of tribute shows. Fancy for him, then, that his sensibilities and talents coincide so neatly with the current trend in live music toward tribute, homage, faithful recreation and radical reinterpretation. Of all the giants that Warren has fêted and roasted (Cash, Cohen, others), it is his acoustic David Bowie tribute that has perhaps drawn best (hard to say, though, as sold out is sold out and there is no way to count the heads looking in the window).
The Rosendale Theatre presents Robert Burke Warren’s Acoustic Stardust on Saturday, June 29. Warren will offer intimate versions of Bowie songs, ranging from 1969’s “Space Oddity” to 2016’s “Blackstar,” all in “unplugged” format. Collaborators include pianist/vocalist Dennis Yerry, bassist/vocalist Mark Lerner (Life in a Blender), percussionist Peter Newell (the Trapps) and vocalists/percussionists Nancy Howell (Rosine), Ann Osmond and wunderkind Cally Mansfield. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $22 at the door, $15 for students and seniors.
Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.
408 Main St. (Rt. 213), Rosendale