Theodore Bikel celebrates 75 years in show business with a concert in his honor at the Saban Theater on June 16th at 7:30 pm.
Mr. Bikel has garnered distinguished recognition in music, film, and stage, with leading roles on Broadway as well as an Academy Award nomination. In celebration of his 90th birthday, he will be performing with some of his very talented friends, including Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Peter Yarrow, and many more! This event is supported, in part, by the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation.
There will be a VIP/donors reception with Theo and his musical guests after the concert. The Saban Theater is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
For Record Store Day (April 19, 2014), Rhino Records is releasing 50th Anniversary Edition of the Elektra Records (in cooperation with Folkway Records) Vinyl Box Set 4-LP set containing 83 tracks featuring artists such as Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton and Judy Collins and many more. Vinyl cut from the original 1964 master tapes. Limited edition with foil stamp numbering. Bonus exclusive 7″ Vinyl included featuring Judy Collins’ rare version of Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine” backed with Tom Paxton’s recording of “The Last Thing on My Mind” for Record Store Day only. Includes a 48 Page booklet including Forewords from legendary Producer Jac Holzman and Co-Producer Ted Olson. Out of print for over 40 years, this set is limited to only 2,000 copies and features a new Tom Paxton interview included in the updated liner notes.
Tom was recently interviewed on the Public Radio Exchange talking about the art of the song. Listen to the extensive interview with Tom at on January 13, 2013 at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.
Click the image to listen to the entire interview.
From Appleseed Records: “The Things I Notice Now, is a loving tribute to one of America’s most iconic bards by one of folk music’s most beautiful voices. Includes three duets with Tom and a new Paxton original! ”
“Anne Hills was a 15-year-old student at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy in the 1970s when she first heard Tom Paxton on her roommate’s stereo. Fast forward a few years and she found herself collaborating with Tom and the late Bob Gibson as the Best of Friends trio (1984-85). (That short-lived group is preserved on the 2004 Appleseed CD, Best of Friends). A few decades later, Anne and Tom recorded their first full-scale collaboration, Under American Skies (Appleseed, 2001). And now the circle is complete with the release of The Things I Notice Now(Appleseed, 2012), Anne’s new 12-song CD of all-Paxton compositions celebrating Tom’s 75th birthday (Halloween, 1937). Available from Appleseed Music, iTunes or CD Baby“
The fine American stage and film actor, Tim Grimm, is also a talented singer/songwriter, so I was delighted and surprised when he told me of his plans to do an album comprised of just my songs called Thank You, Tom Paxton! I’m also delighted to say that in my opinion he’s made a really superb job of it. I heartily recommend it to you. Thank You, Tim Grimm!
It’s available online from CD Baby.