Mother’s Day Performance Featuring Kori Withers With Special Guest Valerie Simpson To Honor Bill Withers And ‘Grandma’s Hands’

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special musical tribute to Bill Withers and his iconic song “Grandma’s Hands” in New York City.

Bill Withers‘ beloved track “Grandma’s Hands” has been reimagined in various forms, including an illustrated children’s book and an animated music video. Now, join his daughter, Kori Withers, and music legend Valerie Simpson for an unforgettable live performance.

Simpson and her husband Nick Ashford were part of the musical duo Ashford & Simpson. Their compositions, including “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” became hits for artists like Ray Charles and others. They wrote songs such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “You’re All I Need to Get By.” As “Ashford & Simpson” they performed and produced hits like “Don’t Cost You Nothing” and “Found a Cure.”

The “Mother’s Day Brunch With the Music of Bill Withers” will be held at Manhattan’s City Vineyard (233 West St. at Pier 26) on May 12 at 12 p.m. Accompanied by Marcus Machado and Everett Bradley, Kori Withers and Valerie Simpson will deliver a soulful rendition of Withers’ classic hits. Copies of the illustrated book “Grandma’s Hands” will be available for purchase at the event.

The book features vibrant illustrations by award-winning artist R. Gregory Christie and captures the essence of Withers’ cherished song and explores themes of love, family, and the profound impact of elders on our lives.

Bill Withers, whose soulful voice and iconic songs like “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” defined an era, passed away on March 30, 2020, leaving behind a timeless music legacy cherished by generations.

Tickets can be purchased through the City Vineyard NYC website here.