By: Rev. TJ McGlinchey, MFA, MAE
On Tuesday night, April 19, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia featured the next monthly installment of the host, Brad Hinton‘s Philly Sings Philly concert series on their smaller stage in The Lounge. You may recognize Hinton as the author of the WXPN Folk Show’s theme song, “Who’s Gonna Love Me When I’m Gone?”
The emcee for the evening was the host of the Folk Show, Ian Zolitor. That evening, on the bill, was me, Tin Bird Choir, Vilebred, Andrea Nardello, and John Faye. Unfortunately, Tin Bird Choir had to drop off the bill at the last minute, so Brad Hinton filled in as the opener. My band and I played the second slot; after which Andrea Nardello and her crew did their thing. John Faye and Joey DiTullio rocked a version of Lou Rawls’ “Expressway to Your Heart” mashed up with the 76ers and 6-ABC Action News themes.
Vilebred closed the show with some fan-favorite covers including Ween’s “Push the Little Daisies.” By the end of the night, the room had reached peak volume and sing-along-ness and good vibes were shared by all. See below for setlists and photos videos. All proceeds from the show were donated to Musicians On Call. Additional photos and videos here.