A free show set for August 11th at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in New York will be a highlight of this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. The Triple Goddess Twilight Revue: Celebrating The Music of Laura Nyro is also part of the 29th Annual Roots of American Music Festival and lined up so far are former Labelle members Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, Desmond Child and Rouge, Melissa Manchester, Melba Moore, Felix Cavaliere, Toni Wine, Ula Hedwig, Bernard Purdie, Bashiri Johnson, Nyro’s son Gil “Gil-T” Bianchini and cabaret singer Kate Ferber.
The Triple Goddess Twilight Revue gets its name from “Triple Goddess Twilight,” a song from the 2001 posthumous album Angel in the Dark.
Nyro was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just this year.
“I found out she was going into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame and wanted to make sure New York in some way paid homage this year,” said event organizer Archie Walker. He also noted that the program is built around “people with a personal connection” to Nyro, and who are also able “to pull off the music.”
“Her vocal style and ability is not for the faint of heart,” he added.
Laura Nyro died of ovarian cancer in 1997 at age 49. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings and had commercial success writing songs recorded by such artists as Barbara Streisand, The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Peter Paul & Mary, Three Dog Night, and Maynard Ferguson.