The Rubin is transforming. Read important updates from our Executive Director.

Howard Fishman

Naked Soul

Friday, March 23, 2012
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Howard Fishman “transcends time and idiom.” – The New York Times
Howard Fishman began his career on the streets of New Orleans and in the subways of NYC, experiences that still resonate in his “disarmingly un-showbizy” concerts (Backstage). A pioneer of the Brooklyn music scene, Fishman “brings a feeling to a room that is reunion-like. Everyone there is part of a community…it can’t be helped,” (11211 Magazine).
A testament to his wide-ranging appeal, Fishman has appeared on bills with such diverse artists as Odetta, Yo-Yo Ma, Maceo Parker, Robyn Hitchcock, Taj Mahal and Allen Holdsworth. He is a frequent NPR guest, making feature-length appearances on “Fresh Air,””World Cafe,””Leonard Lopate”,”Word of Mouth,”and has recently been featured as a headlining performer in the American Songbook at Lincoln Center; The New York Guitar Festival at Merkin Hall; at The Steppenwolf Theatre; and at Duke Performances in North Carolina.
Fishman’s travels and omnivorous curiosity inform his constantly-expanding repertoire of special projects, from his original oratorio we are destroyed, about The Donner Party, to his multi-media travelogue No Further Instructions, to his New Orleans-inspired Biting Fish Brass Band. His tenth CD, “Moon Country,”was released in October.
Howard Fishman is a storyteller, a seeker, a cultural anthropologist, and “an important force in creative music”(