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Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall


Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:30PM
Hill Auditorium

Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall
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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


Matchless vocal improviser with a breathtaking vocal range, Bobby McFerrin returns with his latest project influenced by the spirituals his father sang. Expect soulfulness, poignancy, beauty, and joy.

Listening to Bobby McFerrin sing may be hazardous to your preconceptions; side effects may include unparalleled joy and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence. Ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin will always be the guy who sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” but his “greatest gift to audiences may be transforming a concert hall into a playground, a village center, a joyous space” (The Los Angeles Times). What Bobby McFerrin does is not an act; it’s spontaneous invention. Bobby’s legendary solo vocal performances have dazzled audiences all over the world and sent them home singing. With his new project, SpiritYouAll, Bobby pays homage to his father (the opera singer Robert McFerrin, Sr) and the generations of Americans who sang of our shared joy and pain through the songs commonly known as the Negro Spirituals.