Smart bets: The New Stew’s tribute to Bill Withers

Recently formed supergroup The New Stew features six musicians from genre-crossing acts like Living Colour, The Lee Boys, Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi Band, Stone’s Stew, Col. Bruce Hampton & Aquarium Rescue Unit and more. The sextet came together on a mission “to pay respect to those recordings that influenced the players and to reimagine recordings that they feel should be heard and experienced in a live setting,” according to a media release. First up is a song-for-song recitation of Bill Withers’ album Live at Carnegie Hall, which was recorded in 1972 and includes iconic anthems like “Use Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me.” The artists have already revived Withers’ acclaimed performance for several crowds, and they bring the show to The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 11, at 8 p.m. $25/$28. Photo courtesy of Corey Glover


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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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