The New Stew Serves Up Bill Withers’ ‘Live At Carnegie Hall’

A handful of musicians including Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic) and Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) have formed a group to pay respect to influential recordings. The New Stew has set its sights on Bill Withers’ “Live At Carnegie Hall” as its first project. 

An announcement from the band says its goal is to “reimagine recordings that they feel should be heard and experienced in a live setting.”

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Withers’ 1972 performance at the New York venue was named one of the “50 Greatest Live Albums Of All Time” by Rolling Stone.

The magazine raves, “This rainy Friday night in October 1972 was less than a year and a half after Bill Withers’ commercial breakthrough allowed him to quit a day job in an aircraft parts factory, but the rising soul star holds the stage at one of the world’s most prestigious venues like a seasoned pro.”

The 1973 LP includes beloved songs like “Use Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me.”

The New Stew will offer its take on the 14-track recording with a seven-date May tour that begins in Cincinnati.

Along with Glover on vocals and Collier on lap steel/pedal steel, The New Stew features Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood) on percussion, Dave Yoke (Susan Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John, Scrapomatic) on guitar, Jared Stone (Stone’s Stew) on drums, and Matt Slocum (Oteil and the Peacemakers, Col. Bruce Hampton & Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Lee Boys) on piano.

Check out the tour routing below:

May 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Live at the Ludlow Garage        
May 6 – Ardmore, Pa., The Ardmore Music Hall     
May 7 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage       
May 9 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Brooklyn Bowl     
May 10 – Washington, D.C., The Hamilton Live      
May 11 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel  
May 12 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater

Tickets are on sale now.

Visit The New Stew’s Facebook page for more information.