Michael Dorf, owner of City Winery in New York, held his annual salute concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday night with this year’s show surrounding the music of Aretha Franklin.
An annual affair, the show is a benefit for organizations involved with music education including Grammy in the Schools, The Center for Arts Education, and the D’Addario Foundation. Dorf announced that the proceeds for the night would total about $100,000.
The evening included performances from a wide-ranging group of artists from veteran (Rodney Crowell, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins), modern acts (Ledisi, Rhiannon Giddens, Allen Stone) to newcomer Courtney Trice, the great-niece of Sam Moore, who sang with the house band, Antibalas.
Franklin did not attend the show.
The set list:
I Say a Little Prayer – Allen Stone
Day Dreaming – Ledisi
Don’t Play That Song For Me – Sam Moore
Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business) – Sarah Dash
Think – G. Love
A Change is Gonna Come – Naomi Shelton
Respect – Antibalas with members of Little Kids Rock
Who’s Zooming Who – Antibalas
The Weight – Rodney Crowell
Chain of Fools – Taj Mahal & Deva Mahal
Baby I Love You – Ron Pope
Border Song (Holy Moses) – Rhiannon Giddens
Hello Sunshine – Richard Thompson
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Ruthie Foster
Since You’ve Been Gone – Todd Rundgren
Drown in My Own Tears – Don Bryant
Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Kenny Loggins
Ain’t No Way – Bettye LaVette
Night Time is the Right Time – CeeLo Green
I Never Loved a Man (The Way That I Love You) – Melissa Etheridge
Rock Steady – Living Colour
Respect – All