added: 2 Mar 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Elvis Costello has been added to the A-list bill of The Robert Johnson at 100 centennial celebration at the Apollo Theater March 6.
He joins The Roots, Macy Gray, Chuck D, Living Colour, Shemekia Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Todd Rundgren, and many more including The Rev. Steven Johnson, grandson of Robert Johnson. Directed by Joe Morton, the night will be lead by Musical Director Steve Jordan and special guest Jeffrey Wright.
Produced by Steve Berkowitz, Michael Dorf, Joe Morton and Patricia Watt in association with The Blues Foundation and Legacy Recordings, proceeds from the concert will go to The Blues Foundation and The Robert Johnson Foundation to provide funding for the building of The Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. More info on the Hall here: www.blues.org