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Friday, May 1 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Who Is He (and What Is He to You?): 'I Create Music' Interview with Bill Withers

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You know a Bill Withers song when you hear it. Songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Grandma’s Hands” share a sense of laid-back, effortless groove. Their lyrics document simple truths, straight-forward and profound. Bill’s songs are for everyone, but they sound like they could come from no other songwriter. While he’s achieved commercial success and earned the industry’s highest honors, Bill Withers has never once sacrificed his creative ideals - one of the many reasons he is an inspiration to songwriters and fans the world over. Just two weeks after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bill Withers will dispense wisdom about the importance of staying authentic to yourself, in music and in life. This candid interview will be a full-circle moment for interviewer Aloe Blacc, who attended the 2010 ASCAP EXPO specifically to hear Bill speak.

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Aloe Blacc

"Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar," "Can You Do This" With "Wake Me Up" – the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe – Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an... Read More →

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Bill Withers

"Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lovely Day", Songwriter, Artist
Songwriter, Artist - "Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lovely Day" In a recording career that lasted only 15 years, Bill Withers mastered the vocabularies of the acoustic singer-songwriter, R&B, disco and even mainstream jazz, while maintaining a distinctive... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm PDT
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor