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Patti Smith Mother's Day Show at City Winery

DSC09206It was a mother-daughter affair at City Winery this past Sunday night, where the great Patti Smith led an evening of acoustic music, joined by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith on piano and longtime family friends Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright-Roche (with a guest appearance by Lucy's half-sister, Martha Wainwright.) The program was laced with Mother's Day-related themes, with Patti telling side-splitting stories about her own mother, and what it's been like to be a mother while simultaneously following her muse around the world. 

The highlight of the night was the live premiere of her tribute to Amy Winehouse, "This Is The Girl," which appears on her new album. BANGA, which appears June 5. Rich with startling imagery and emotion, it sent the entire room into hysterics (including one British lady who held up the show while effusing about it for more than a minute.) 

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