Thomas Dybdahl and Kenny White – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – February 6th, 2019

Thomas Dybdahl and Kenny White

Thomas Dybdahl and Kenny White

Norton Scott Star Vehicle

Wed · February 6, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 ADV - $14 DOS + Fees

Thomas Dybdahl
Thomas Dybdahl
All These Years
When the 19-year-old Norwegian Thomas Dybdahl released his two first EPs “Bird” & “John Wayne” in 2000-2001 he appeared as nothing but a small blip on the musical radar in Norway. Interest was peaked somewhat by the single Love’s Lost, but it wasn’t until his debut album “…that great October sound” in 2002 that he got peoples attention for real. With a dogmatic one-microphone-only approach, a soulful tenor voice, an intimate acoustic sound and good songs he soon found his way onto the airwaves in Norway. What followed was a slew of great reviews, awards and eventually a growing fan base all over the world.

When his follow up “Stray Dogs” was released in 2003, fellow Norwegians started referring to him as one their most prized artist and singers. They have continued to do so even know 16 years after his debut and about to release his 8th solo album.
In addition to being a solo artist he has made a career composing for film and theatre. For his first score he received the Norwegian “Amanda” award, the highest honour for a film composer.

He has also worked as a producer, songwriter and as a front man in the band The National Bank, as well as guesting with other acts ranging from Morcheeba to French singer Melanie Pain all the way to folk icon Judy Collins.
Having the status as a musician’s musician, he was quickly discovered by other artist like Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum and taste makers like LA’s indie radio station KCRW and one of his early fans was Grammy award winning music producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman). The two worked together on Thomas’ 2013 album “What’s Left Is Forever”, which was nominated for a Grammy the following year and the two have now embarked on yet another collaboration.

All These Things
Thomas Dybdahl’s latest album “All These Things” was written and recorded in LA, June 2017.

“Larry and I had talked for a while about making an album again in a proper old school way. The best session musicians, the best live room, good songs and a super tight schedule so we would be pressed for time and have to trust our instincts without being able to redo too much. This album was therefore recorded in Sunset Sound in the course of 3 very busy days/nights and was a reaction to my previous album in many ways. My previous album was more focused on the production itself and on the sonic aspect. This one was all about raw energy and being able to capture the spirit of what was happening between the musicians. I’m very proud of the record and can’t wait to show it to the world!”

The album features a stellar cast of musicians with a discography long enough to fill an encyclopaedia, as Larry brought in the absolute best to fit theses 9 new songs. James Gadson (drums), Dean Parks (guitars), Patrick Warren (keys), Dan Lutz (bass), Brian MacLeod (drums) and David Baerwald (guitar) comprise the main band on the record.
“Not everyone has the privilege of going into the studio with legends like these and call it going to work. I had to pinch myself every now and then and tell myself to be in the moment and to enjoy.”

In addition to the main band, Thomas is also joined by one of the brightest new stars on the Americana/folk scene, Lera Lynn, for the duet “When I Go”.
“Ever since her enigmatic and super moody performances in the dive bar scenes in True Detective I have been a fan. Working with her was a treat, what a singer and songwriter she is!”

All These Things is due for release October 2018!
Kenny White
Kenny White
Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has worked with stars like Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, and Linda Ronstadt.
Although he is an accomplished and sought-after pianist, White is known for his clever lyrics – compared to artists as diverse as Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. His shows include original music, with songs ranging from humorous to heart-breaking, with White accompanying himself on piano and guitar. He often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and with Judy Collins, who released three of his CDs on her Wildflower Records label. He has just completed 18 months traveling as opener for the Stephen Stills & Judy Collins reunion shows.
White is currently touring in support of his current album, LONG LIST OF PRIORS, which features guest musicians such as David Crosby, who says that “Kenny has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters. A true wordsmith and musician who reveals a fine sense of humor as well.”
Norton Scott Star Vehicle
Jersey born Norton Scott writes songs that immerse listeners into a life swept away by complex relationships and world events, always seeking an underlying truth to tether the soul. His style has been called "modern folk", with two mics and a harmonizer lifting his rich, acoustic sound skyward.

Scott began playing music at the age of five by following his guitar-playing father's fingers on a ukulele. He would continue playing guitar and go on to study classical piano before trying his hand at songwriting. Inspired by rock and folk classics from the 60s and 70s, there was always a song finding its way onto an old four-track. Dreams of a music career would persist, but having been raised in a rural farm community with few neighbors meant music as companion was always more important than as vocation and he would eventually refuse offers to take his talents beyond the personal sphere.

After several years of fronting rock bands while quietly pursuing a filmmaking career, Scott became inspired to return to the start. Now residing in Philadelphia, he's built his "star vehicle" to once again explore the musical universe. Wherever it takes him, he's learned that flying into the unknown is often its own reward.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104