Philly-area singer-songwriter Christie Lenee performed at The Porch at 30th Street Station the afternoon as part of the WXPN Lunchtime Buskers series. She alternated between acoustic guitar instrumentals and vocal songs. Watch a video of her performing below, and check back next week when island-folk steel drum band The Splashing Pearls performs.
To better greet the warm weather this spring, XPN has organized a weekly buskers’ series for the month of April. Each Wednesday, a different musician will be busking from noon to 1pm on The Porch at 30th Street Station.
Performers for the month are Dante Bucci on Wednesday April 3; The Fleeting Ends on Wednesday April 10; Christie Lenee on Wednesday April 17th, and The Splashing Pearls on Wednesday April 24th. The performances are free, of course, and would surely be a great lunch soundtrack for anyone in the area who can make it out. The series will continue through the months of April and May, and the performers for May will be announced next month.
While the WXPN Local Twelve Days of Christmas will resume with the My Morning Download and Philly Local Pick on Monday, we’ve got some bonus stocking stuffer tracks for you this weekend and next. We’ll begin today with Philly acoustic guitar virtuoso Christie Lenee, whose dynamic, double-handed harmonic style is very much reminiscent of Kaki King. Lenee was part of Helen Leicht’s 4th annual Home for the Holidays special, which will air on WXPN on December 18, and when she was in the studio, she recorded this hypnotic rendition of the holiday classic “Carol of the Bells.” Download it below, and hear the entire 12 Days of Local Christmas compilation here.
Trevor Gordon Hall will play a Hurricane Sandy benefit at MilkBoy tonight
More efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief are popping up in the tri-state region this weekend, beginning with a show headlined by none other than Shakey himself. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Trey Anastasio of Phish, and Everest have collaboratively organized a benefit show at The Borgata in Atlantic City for this evening. Proceeds from tonight’s show will be directed to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief effort, which you can contribute to here. Anastasio, who formerly lived in Pronceton, will be performing a special acoustic set for tonight’s benefit. General admission tickets for the all-ages benefit are available at our concert calendar here; the concert starts at 8. Below, check out Anastasio’s Acoustic Barn performance of “Time Turns Elastic.”