Friday Night Concert, 7:30pm
PMN Winter Gathering Friday Night Concert
Greenfield Middle School Auditorium
195 Federal St, Greenfield, MA
The PMN Winter Gathering begins with a concert featuring a range of artists whose music speaks to PMN’s mission of promoting a better world through music. Concert tickets are included with a registration for the full weekend.
Friday Night Concert Ticket Prices are available to the public at the rates below*:
- General Admission – Advance: $15 – At the Door: $18 – Solidarity Price: $25
- Student & Low Income – Advance: $10 – At the Door: $13
*These rates also apply to gathering participants who are attending for one day only.
Arjuna Greist is a folk n’ word artist for the people. Blending progressive politics with witty observations on life, arjuna tackles everything from queer rights and gender identity to racism, feminism, the environment, and everyday life with humor, passion, and a fresh perspective. Awards and honors include Best Spoken Word Song from Just Plain Folks, and a feature in the Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase at NERFA 2013. www.reverbnation.com/arjunagreist
Peter Siegel contributes a radical chord to American Roots music. Influenced by Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs, the groove of a rugged old time jam, and the gutsy blues of the Stones, Peter’s music defies categorization. His credits include Sing Out! magazine, The Portland Collection, Grammy award winning mandolin tracks on the Best Children’s Album of 2010, and a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated, Etown. www.petersiegel.com
The Eventide Singers are volunteers who offer songs of hope and comfort for the ill, homebound, dying, their families, and others who may benefit from the healing gift of music. Eventide’s repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of spiritual and uplifting selections that do not subscribe to a specific religion or culture. Songs are sung a cappella in a number of different languages with diversity in mind. www.eventidesingers.com
Annie Patterson has performed and led music retreats at folk festivals, coffee houses, schools and camps throughout North America, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the British Isles. She is best known for co-creating the popular songbook Rise Up Singing, and is currently hard at work on a new songbook, Rise Again. Annie is an accomplished folk performer and jazz vocalist. www.riseupandsing.org
Sophia Bereaud is a 14-year-old high school student from Swampscott, Massachusetts. She has sung in shows with her father, Philip Alexander, a local children’s musician, acted in many musicals and performed with the Concert Choir of the Boston Children’s Chorus. She also sings with her school and church choirs, as well as her family band. Sophia enjoys creative writing and poetry.
Inari Jade Higgins Barrett is ten years old. With a deep appreciation for music and the outdoors from a very early age, she has learned much from the musical performances of her parents (Heather K. Higgins Barrett and Toussaint Liberator) and picked up a penchant for writing her own lyrics, including, “Fly Like A Dove.”
Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century and has been writing songs for the past 40 years. His repertoire covers a century and a half and four continents. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. www.charlieking.org
Toussaint Liberator has been featured on numerous commercial releases and is best known for his solo work released in 2010 called Black Gold on I Grade Records out of St. Croix. He is currently working in the Plymouth Correctional Facility with a drum and creative writing program. He has also begun to teach a curriculum in schools called “From Slave to Soldier.” www.toussintliberator.com
Lynn Waldron has performed with the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus, the Hampshire Choral Society, and many other organizations. She sings with the Eventide Singers. She also sings on tour with Tom Neilson.
Lorre Wyatt has been performing his social and environmentally-conscious songs on the folk circuit since the early 1970s. He’s best known for the classic song, “Somos El Barco/We are the Boat”, and for numerous songwriting collaborations with Pete Seeger, including their 2012 album “A More Perfect Union”. Lorre engages audiences with a vibrant blend of classic and contemporary folksongs and sing-alongs from many differnt traditions. www.lorrewyatt.com
Kim and Reggie Harris are the 2015 PMN Artists-in-Residence. Consummate musicians and storytellers, they combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock and pop music. Kim and Reggie have earned wide acclaimed for their contributions to the resources and knowledge base – in historical and educational circles – on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement. Kim and Reggie Harris are dynamic and superbly talented traditional folk performers, whose captivating stage presence and unique harmonies has earned the respect and love of audiences throughout the US, Canada and Europe for over 30 years.
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