Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshine
In advance of his tour with acclaimed NYC-based chamber sextet yMusic, José González releases a stunning live video for “Ink of a Ghost,” from his latest album Vestiges & Claws out now via Mute. José performed with yMusic to a standing-room only crowd at New York’s Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors festival in Summer 2014. Now they are taking this very special live show across the US. Watch + share José’s performance of “Ink of a Ghost” with yMusic at Lincoln Center here.
yMusic will join José on tour beginning in Seattle on March 6th with performances throughout the month including stops at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Beacon Theatre in New York (see below for a full list of tour dates). José says, “I’m very excited to go on tour with yMusic! I love their setup and taste in arrangements, being six super talented musicians playing strings, flute, clarinet and trumpet, it feels like it opens us up from sounding energetic and avant-garde to classic and delicate.”
yMusic works in close quarters with contemporary composers and songwriters, developing ideas into vivid, communicative performances. Virtuosos, the six classically-trained instrumentalists are equally comfortable in the classical and pop worlds, collaborating with artists from Ben Folds to Dirty Projectors. “yMusic is thrilled to be joining José, says Rob Moose of yMusic, “and to bring our musicianship and unique color to José’s gorgeous, moody songwriting.”
José’s collaboration with the classical genius of yMusic is a rare, special event ensuring a uniquely memorable, once-in-a lifetime live experience. José says, “apart from performing each on our own we will play songs from my three albums in arrangements by Rob Moose. We’ve only played them once before, so I look forward to hear them live again!”
Tickets and album are available at http://jose-gonzalez.com/tour-dates (check your local listings for more info.)
Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshine
6 March – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
7 March – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
8 March – Ashland, OR – Southern Oregon University @ Music Recital Hall
9 March – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University @ Van Duzer Theatre
10 March – Santa Barbara, CA – University of California @ Campbell Hall
11 March – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall
13 March – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
15 March – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
17 March – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
19 March – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
20 March – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
21 March – Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel
23 March – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
24 March – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
25 March – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Hall
26 March – Washington, DC – George Washington University @ Lisner Auditorium
Watch the video for “Open Book” here.
Watch the video for “Leaf Off / The Cave” here.
Listen to “Leaf Off / The Cave” here.
Watch the video for “Every Age” here.
Listen to “Every Age “ here.
Watch the album trailer here.