Dot to Dot Management, Martyrs' and Amnesty International USA announced today that Marc Ribot will headline a benefit concert marking the human rights organization's 50th anniversary. In addition to Ribot, the concert will feature singer-songwriter David Safran and "A Toast to Freedom" celebrating Amnesty International's 50 years fighting to secure and defend human rights for all people.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 at http://www.martyrslive.com/. You can share this event with your friends via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=256668827678397
Marc Ribot (http://www.marcribot.com/) is a guitarist and composer who frequently collaborates with producer T-Bone Burnett, most notably on Alison Krauss' and Robert Plant's Grammy Award winning, "Raising Sand" and regularly works with composer John Zorn. Marc has performed on scores such as "The Kids Are All Right," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Walk the Line," "Everything is Illuminated" and "The Departed." David Safran (http://davidsafran.bandcamp.com/) is a peerless singer-songwriter who writes provocative, eloquent folk-rock crammed with ironies, unforgettable lines, and a wickedly dry wit. UR Chicago called him "a keen, unflinching recorder of his life…David Safran delivers a voice unlike anyone heard today." Chicago Public Radio described Safran as "a great storyteller who writes great music….there is a certain sadness and honesty in [his] voice not heard since one Johnny Cash."