All-Star tribute to Bill Morrissey set for November

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An All-Star tribute to the late singer-songwriter Bill Morrissey will take place at the the Somerville Theatre next month. Patty Larkin, David Johansen, Peter Case, Shawn Colvin, Barry Crimmins, Mark Erelli, John Gorka, Peter Keane, Fred Koller, Cormac McCarthy and Pete Nelson have all signed on to pay tribute to their friend, mentor and fellow troubadour. The “Friend of Mine: The Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert” will take place on Thursday, November 17.

Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website for $37.50. A very limited number of preferred “Friend of Mine” tickets, which will provide front orchestra seating and a signed limited edition poster, are available for a donation of $74. Profits from the event will be donated to MusiCares, a not-for profit division of the National Academy Of the Recording Arts and Sciences. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

Singer-songwriter Cliff Eberhardt and David Dye, host of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, World Café, will co-host the concert.

Morrissey, who passed away from heart failure on July 23, was regarded as s songwriters’ songwriter. Between 1984 and 2007, the New England native released 12 highly acclaimed albums and published the novel, “Edson”. His live performance schedule took him from small coffeehouses to major concert venues like Carnegie Hall to prestigious festivals including Newport and Kerrville.

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