Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine is performing a rare unplugged solo show on February 7th, at Manhattan's Rubin Museum of Art. The concert, which is being billed as Transcendental Music At The Rubin is a concert to benefit The Rubin Museum of Art and the David Lynch Foundation, which sponsors TM studies. Jardine will be joined at the show with songwriting partner/producer Larry Dvoskin and select friends, still to be announced.
In December 1967, at age 25, Al Jardine became a lifelong TM practitioner when John Lennon and George Harrison introduced him and his bandmates to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who indoctrinated them in Paris. Jardine became a certified TM teacher in 1972 after studying directly under the Maharishi and still remains an active meditator.
Tickets for the benefit run $85 for the general public and $75 for museum members.
Al Jardine says that although his voice has aged fantastically, he's noticed that while performing it has definitely matured: "Well, my voice, what actually has happened. . . I've got a richer voice now. It's more of a baritone. It's gotten into the. . . sneaking into the baritone range. But I sing in the same keys of the song. The song's in the same key. I can go lower, but not higher. We all suffer from that."
Jardine will join Brian Wilson back in the studio next month.
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