With the band Television, Lloyd helped put CBGB on the map, honing in on a mix of art-rock melodies, angular improvisation and antagonist attitude a generation before the current indie-jam movement.
Richard Lloyd participated in Television’s 1990s and early-2000s reunion shows, and has toured as a solo act.
Lloyd's turbulent career and early experiences with Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead in his 2017 memoir, Everything Is Combustible, was released in paperback. He also continues to be an inspiration to younger musicians like Jeff Tweedy—“One year, his wife Susan called me up and flew me into Chicago to give him a guitar lesson, which lasted all day,” he admits—and continues to create at home in Chattanooga, Tenn. “You can change the past in the now. It’s about perception.”
“I never felt the angst necessary to be a punk. I was too young to be a beatnik and too old to be a hippie. I like to say I’m an anthropologist from another planet who is observing human nature and expressing my observations through rock-and-roll.”
Opening Act: John Berenzy
John Berenzy is a New York singer songwriter with an emphasis on the guitar. He got his start with Blues Project guitarist Danny Kalb . They toured the south and Midwest with Eric Burdon and Animals and had two cuts on a Columbia Records Compendium that also featured Eric Clapton and Cream , BB King , Johnny Winter and Bo Diddley. From there he played on the CBGB scene along side Television, Patti Smith and Mink Deville . John would later tour Europe with Willie Deville taking over the Mark Knopfler spot on Willy’s Miracle Tour . John’s groundbreaking. 1977 single, Vice Verses was just included on a Cherry Red Records ( London),multi CD called Blank Generation with Patti Smith, ,Television,The Ramones , New York Dolls and Blondie. He has issued eight CD’s under his own name recruiting Ron Carter, Garth Hudson, Graham Parker , Fernando Saunders ,Crispin Cio and Buddy Cage along the way. His newest release is Blues in Winter which features Bob Dylan’s long time musical director Tony Garnier on upright bass on a tune with a narrative poem written by original Rolling Stone Brian Jones . Thank You for Being There My Love 2 ( YouTube) . At the Falcon he will be playing selections from his collected work. He also published a book of poetry with Oyster Bay Books called Evolove which garnered good reviews including Thomas Pynchon and George Plimpton. This is John’s second performance at the Falcon having opened for The Blues Project previously . John originally shared the bill with Richard Lloyd at CBGB’S back in the day. This marks a return to form . He describes his music quoting Prince - “ Inspirational”.
Opening Act: Bibi Farber
Bibi loves playing music. She started playing bass in teenage years, moved on to guitar and started writing songs. "I've played with many of my heroes in the rock world. Now I work full time singing in nursing homes and rehab centers, playing the music I love from the last five decades."