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Jeff Bridges & the Abiders coming to Boston September 3

Jeff Bridges and his band the Abiders perform at the Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday September 3rd. The show begins at 8PM. Bridges and his band have performed since the 2011 release of his self-titled album for Blue Note Records.

Jeff Bridges and the Abiders
Photo by Karl Walter

Bridges performed with Sheryl Crow on June 26 at the Austin City Limits 40th anniversary all-star party. This recorded show is slated to be a 2-hour televised event on October 3rd. Along with Bridges, Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., and Jimmie Vaughn helped celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Austin City Limits venue in Austin Texas.

Born in 1949 from Los Angeles California, Bridges is a well-known film and TV actor. Jeff followed in his Dad Lloyd's footsteps, and along with his brother Beau Bridges, has cemented himself as a formidable actor. Some of his most recognizable films are "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), "The Big Lebowski" (1998) and "Crazy Heart" (2009). Many of the songs performed are in the genre of the soundtrack of “Crazy Heart.” Bridges’ writing partners are Ryan Bingham (who wrote the Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-winning “The Weary Kind” from the film), Stephen Bruton, John Goodwin and Greg Brown.

Bridges has been involved with the organization 'No Kid Hungry', to fight childhood hunger in the state of Arkansas. He is the national spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign launched by Share Our Strength, but his work on the issue goes back more than three decades. In 1983, he produced a three-hour live television broadcast focusing on world hunger, featuring such stars as Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Burt Lancaster. In 1996, he produced “Hidden in America”, a film starring his brother Beau, about the plight of the working poor in America. “I’m really proud of that film,” he said. “Sadly, it’s just as applicable today as when I made that film 20 years ago.”

“It’s a very patriotic issue,” says Bridges. “To have our children in this condition, one in five struggling with hunger is unpatriotic.”


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