By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Richie Havens, whose live performance is as captivating as always, with a passionate and inspiring display of timelessness...

By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Richie Havens, whose live performance is as captivating as always, with a passionate and inspiring display of timelessness and spirit, has shows booked this fall that continue through the end of March, with more to be added. Special guests include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx.

His concerts include music from his most recent album, 2004’s “Grace of the Sun,” as well as a broad selection of songs from his extensive repertoire. On a side note, Haven’s 1981 hit “Going Back to My Roots” has hit dance floors in the form of a cool Afro-beat remix by celebrated remixer/producer and club DJ Danny Krivit.

Havens has just recorded his 27th album “Nobody Left to Crown” to be released in Europe this fall on Polydor Records; no American release has been confirmed yet.

Richie Havens tour dates:

November 9 Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara CA
November 10 Napa Valley Opera House Napa CA
November 11 Van Duzer Theatre Arcata CA
November 17 The Birchmere Alexandria VA
November 23 Towne Crier Cafe Pawling NY
November 24 Sanctuary Concerts Chatham NJ
November 26 8th Annual “Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square New York NY
December 1 Tupelo Music Hall Londonberry NH
December 2 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 7 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA
December 8 The Eighth Step at Proctors Schenectady NY
December 13 Boulder Theater Boulder CO
December 14 Sheridan Opera House Telluride CO
December 15 Fort Lewis College Community Durango CO
December 16 Wheeler Opera House Aspen CO

2008
January 05 El Campanil Antioch CA
January 19 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
January 26 Al. Ringling Theatre Baraboo WI
January 29 Riverside Theatre Vero Beach FL
February 8 McClohon Theatre Charlotte NC
February 9 The Melting Point Athens GA
March 27 Massillon Museum Massillion OH
March 28 Stuart’s Opera House Nelsonville OH
March 29 Holland Theatre Bellefontaine OH
March 30 The Kent Stage Kent OH