On Saturday, Benjamin Wagner will release Forever Young, a 10-track album of cover songs and collaborations with some of New York’s finest musicians. The collection of songs, which include two Bob Dylan hits, connect to his childhood and were inspired by the birth of his daughter, Maggie. This weekend, Wagner and friends will debut the tracks at Rockwood Music Hall during two benefit performances Saturday at 3 and 8pm.
Tracks on Forever Young include “Rainbow Connection” (with Amber Rubarth), “Golden Slumbers” (with Casey Shea), and “You’ve Got A Friend” (with Mai Bloomfield). Saturday’s benefit show will include performances by Chris Abad, Jamie Leonhart, Casey Shea, Bryan Dunn, Emily Easterly, Tony Maceli, James Williams and more. Proceeds will be donated to organizations like Fred Rogers Center and Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood in support of their efforts towards advancing early learning and children’s media.
Next week, You Sing I Write will premiere the music video for title track, “Forever Young” and you can be a part of it! Simply upload a big, non-compressed image of yourself as a baby or toddler on Facebook by Saturday for a chance to be featured in the video. For more information on the project and the inspiration behind each song, visit BenjaminWagner.com.