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Hosted by Anthony DeCurtis
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

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Richard Barone and Rob Norris, both founding members of the Bongos, join Anthony DeCurtis for an evening of discussion and performance of the songs of Lou Reed and the innumerable artists he influenced. Norris met Reed during the heyday of the Velvet Underground and later performed with a version of the band after Reed quit. Barone was a friend of Reed's during the last decades of his life and has performed his songs in many settings. DeCurtis is a distinguished lecturer on the creative writing faculty at Penn and the author of the biography, Lou Reed: A Life.

RICHARD BARONE is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author, who pioneered the indie rock scene as frontman for The Bongos and launched the chamber pop movement with “cool blue halo.”

ROB NORRIS is best known as the bassist for The Bongos — the founding fathers of the ‘80’s Hoboken NJ indie-music scene. He also plays with Blue Paradox, East Of Venus, Richard Barone & Friends, Joan Henry & Noyeh-Ongeh, Mother Earth, and Bibi Farber.