Washington City Paper Presents: Songs for Presidents A Bands for Lands benefit celebrating the Presidential inauguration with performances from the critically acclaimed Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Washington, DC
Washington City Paper PRESENTS:
Songs for Presidents
A Bands for Lands benefit celebrating the Presidential inauguration with performances from the critically acclaimed Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

Featuring:
* Nellie McKay * Jukebox the Ghost * These United States * Laura Burhenn * Tim Fite * Joe Pug * Denison Witmer * Silver Darling * Tom Carter (Charalambides) * Hiss Golden Messenger * Reid Maclean * J. Matthew Gerken * Jefferson Pitcher * Christian Kiefer * and many more yet to be announced!

Featuring a special opening set by THESE UNITED STATES

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Washington, DC

The show features live performances of songs from:

J. Matthew Gerken, Jefferson Pitcher, and Christian Kiefer’s
Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies

A 3-Disc box set that explores American history with a song written for each American president, performed by Alan Sparhawk (Low), Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon), Califone, Xiu Xiu, Bill Callahan, Radar Bros., Rosie Thomas, Denison Witmer, Tom Brosseau, Marla Hansen, Wooden Wand, and many others. The song for the 44th President will debut the week of inauguration.

MP3: “Washington Dreams of the Hippopotamus”
featuring Vince DiFiore of Cake

Listen
Watch the video

Press highlights:
NPR
Pitchfork

Links:
www.43presidencies.com
bandsforlands.org
www.standardrecording.com
www.nelliemckay.com
www.myspace.com/jukeboxtheghost
www.myspace.com/theseunited
www.myspace.com/lauraburhenn
www.myspace.com/denisonwitmer
www.myspace.com/silverdarling
www.kranky.net/artists/charalambides.html
www.myspace.com/thejoepug
www.myspace.com/timfite

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