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Reimagined and Reinvigorated: 10,000 Maniacs Shine with New Lineup at City Winery NYC

10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery NYC
Photographer: Ehud Lazin

At the City Winery, a venue renowned for its intimate ambiance and exceptional acoustics, 10,000 Maniacs, fronted by the ever-charismatic Mary Ramsey and accompanied by the talented guitarist Joe Rozler, delivered a performance that was a profound testament to their enduring legacy in American music. The concert was a seamless fusion of the past and the present, captivating the audience with a blend of timeless Maniacs anthems and the memorable hits of Sixpence None the Richer, such as “There She Goes” and “Kiss Me,” inviting fans on a nostalgic journey peppered with refreshing new interpretations.

The evening's setlist was a carefully curated collection of the band’s extensive repertoire, showcasing their evolution from the early days to their current musical explorations. Each song was a reminder of 10,000 Maniacs' unparalleled ability to weave stories into song, with Mary Ramsey's voice serving as the perfect vessel for the band’s narrative-driven lyrics and Joe Rozler's guitar work adding layers of depth to their sound.

Photographer: Ehud Lazin

What stood out was not just the versatility of the setlist but the band's ability to engage and resonate with an audience that spanned generations. From longtime followers to those who were discovering their music for the first time, the concert served as a bridge, connecting diverse groups through the universal language of music. As innovators, storytellers, and musicians, 10,000 Maniacs have not only managed to transcend generational divides but have also continued to evolve, ensuring their music remains as vibrant and relevant as ever.



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