Bobby McFerrin & the band (USA)
June 13, Siemens Arena, Vilnius
Bobby McFerrin, vocals
Gil Goldstein, Piano, electric piano, Accordion, Arranger
David Mansfield, Violin, Mandolin, National Resonator Guitar, and Lap Steel
Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass
Louis Cato, Drums and Bass Ukelele
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the company VILNIUS FESTIVALS, therefore on this occasion especial concert of world famous Bobby McFerrin and his band spirityouall is organized in Vilnius.
Bobby McFerrin brings it all back home with his new album, spirityouall, re-imagining Americana with beloved spirituals and original songs. Bobby invites us along on his everyday search for grace, wisdom, and freedom, embracing bluegrass and the baroque, heartfelt lyrics and wordless melodies, joy and sorrow. He throws some unexpected new ingredients into the melting pot and invites us to sing together through life’s trials and triumphs. Across genres, across boundaries, across generations, spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.
Listening to Bobby McFerrin sing may be hazardous to your preconceptions. Side effects may include unparalleled joy, a new perspective on creativity, rejection of the predictable, and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence.
“There is something almost superhuman about the range and technique of Bobby McFerrin,” says Newsweek. “He sounds, by turns, like a blackbird, a Martian, an operatic soprano, a small child, and a bebop trumpet.” But despite the undeniable uniqueness of his gift, Bobby’s music is always accessible and inviting. When he invites his fans to sing along, as he almost always does, few can resist.
First time in Vilnius, Mr. Bobby McFerrin with his four-octave voice and the band will make a night to remember.