21 July, 2020Print
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian join GRAMMY Museum for a live conversation on July 30
On Thursday, July 30, 2020 — the day before the release of their new collaborative EP of original songs, Blue Umbrella — the GRAMMY Museum® will host a live online conversation with Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian. The discussion will be with GRAMMY Museum moderator Scott Goldman and will take place on July 30th at 4 p.m. PT for fans to tune in and watch live from home via digital conferencing. The program is held in association with ASCAP, of which Burt is a longtime member, and BMI, of which Daniel is a longtime member. Advanced registration is required for this online event and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Who: Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian
What: The Drop: Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian LIVE! In Association with ASCAP & BMI
When: Thursday, July 30, 2020; 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET
Tickets: $10 admission for general public, details and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burt-bacharach-tickets-113804181370
All proceeds from this program will help support the GRAMMY Museum's education programs.
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian will release their Blue Umbrella EP (July 31 / Big Yellow Dog Music), a set of fresh original songs co-written by the three-time Academy Award-winning music legend and the writer/producer behind modern classics like Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour (which earned Tashian an Album of The Year GRAMMY® in 2019). Centered around five new originals by this cross-generational songwriting duo, Blue Umbrella is Bachrach's first album in 15 years and Tashian's dream collaboration with his childhood hero.
Recorded in Nashville, Blue Umbrella features Daniel on vocals and Burt on piano backed by some of the city’s finest musicians (Dennis Crouch, Fred Eltringham, Tom Bukovac, Jim Hoke). Filled with rich, jazzy chords that underpin restless, dynamic melodies and graceful, understated lyrics, the EP is a true blend of the songwriters' personalities, sensibilities and spirits. While refusing to settle for nostalgia, Blue Umbrella cements Bacharach & Tashian as a 21st-century ampersand worthy of the Brill Building.
Burt Bacharach is one of songwriting’s most honored and successful composers. A recipient of three Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and eight GRAMMY Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award), he revolutionized the music of the 1950s and 60s. Daniel Tashian joins an esteemed list of lyricists to partner with Bachrach, including Hal David and Elvis Costello.
Daniel Tashian has written songs for Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Turner, Maisie Peters, NeedtoBreathe and Brett Eldredge. As a producer, he’s recently made albums with Eldredge, Lily & Madeleine, Jessie James Decker, A Girl Called Eddy and worked on "All Is Found - Kacey Musgraves Version" on the Frozen 2 soundtrack. His songs have appeared in such TV shows as Breaking Bad, Pretty Little Liars and Nashville. Aside from his two Grammy Awards for Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, he has been nominated for another for his children's music album I Love Rainy Days and just released his second children's music album Mr. Moonlight (Big Yellow Dog Music).
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