From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed across five continents including concerts at Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.
Rising from the ashes of 2020, Billy Wylder forge ahead with their new EP, Whatcha Looking For (out April 9 on Sand & Gold Records). The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert, exploring new musical space akin to Devendra Banhart, Beck, and Tinariwen. The tracks evoke musical evolutions built on grooves informed by ancient African rhythms, art-rock textures, expansive guitars, violins, synths, and drum machines. Salloway’s lyrics flow with inspiration from mythical songwriting hero Leonard Cohen, while threading together more abstract imagery reminiscent of Thom Yorke.
The band has toured extensively, performing and collaborating with renowned artists including Jack Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bombino, The Low Anthem, and Pete Seeger.
“A sense of mystery and majesty.” – No Depression
“Songs that sound impossibly up-to-minute while remaining steeped in tradition.” – PopMatters
COVID-19 Guidelines: We hope our patrons enjoy the safety of our outdoor programming and will choose to protect themselves by wearing a mask if they are unvaccinated at all indoor events. No food or drink from outside the venue is allowed.
$25 – Table Seating: Guests are offered table service and may order from our full bar menu.
$18 – The Foundry Green (General Admission): Guests sitting on the green are welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets and may order canned beer and wine.
Seating/ Bar/ Food Truck Open: 5:30 PM
(This event is outdoors.)
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, there are a limited amount of pre-sale tickets available online. If the event is sold-out, but remains outdoors, there will always be general admission tickets available at the box office the night of the event.