The Checkout: Live

Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge: Live At 92Y TribecaWBGO

Erik Friedlander and Bonebridge on The Checkout: Live

What happens when an improvising cellist decides to pursue the sounds of the American South?

Bonebridge is the new quartet of cellist Erik Friedlander, who has explored jazz with his New York-based trio for years. Inspired by the blues and Southern rock of his teenage years, his 2011 release Bonebridge added guitarist Doug Wamble — here, playing the resonant slide guitar — for proper down-home flavor.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, The Checkout: Live From 92Y Tribeca paired Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge and the trio Tillery in a double bill. The concert was broadcast on air via WBGO and in an online video webcast at this page on NPR Music. For more information about this series and the full concert archive, visit

Set List

All compositions by Erik Friedlander.

  • "Tabatha"
  • "Low Country Cupola"
  • "Transpontine" [video highlight]
  • "Hanky Panky"
  • "Bridge To Nowhere"
  • "Reverend"
  • "Caribou"
  • "Beaufain Street"
  • Erik Friedlander, cello
  • Doug Wamble, slide guitar
  • Trevor Dunn, bass
  • Michael Sarin, drums

Credits: Josh Jackson, producer and host. David Tallacksen, mix engineer. Michael Downes, assistant. Simon Rentner, assistant. Recorded Sept. 27, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR /

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