2015 Summer Gathering Friday Night Concert
Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM
Camp Echo, 210 Echo Rd, Bloomingburg, NY 12721
The People’s Music Network Summer Gathering begins on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 pm. The showcase concert takes place in Olympic Hall at Camp Echo, located in Bloomingburg, NY. The show features 2015 PMN Artists-in-Residence, Kim and Reggie Harris, along with other PMN artists.
These performers represent a small slice of the many PMN members who today are making music for social change.
The concert is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10-20. Concert admission is included with registration for the PMN Summer Gathering, which runs June 5-7, 2015.
Steve Deasy is a Pittsburgh born, Detroit based performing songwriter, producer and arranger. His songwriting has been recognized by the Kerrville Music To Life and Great Lakes Songwriting competitions. Steve is a socially conscious writer in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, but with the contemporary musicality of new folk, classic rock, pop, and jazz influences. Add some humorous Steve Goodman-style story songs and you have Steve Deasy:relevant, complex funny and talented. www.stevedeasy.com
Al Bradbury is a singer/songwriter in Brooklyn, and a member of Musicians Local 1000. She’s also the editor of Labor Notes, a magazine and organizing project dedicated to putting the movement back in the labor movement, where she reports on the Teamster, health care, postal, higher education, and auto industry beats. Previously she worked with hospital workers as a researcher and organizer for Service Employees Local 49 in Oregon. You can find her songs for free at www.etandtheboy.wordpress.com
Ben Bath is an Ethnomusicologist, philosopher and singer who researches the history of American folk music and the American Left.
Hudson Valley Sally (John Fisher, Terry Colliton, Dave Tarlo, and Laurie Siegel) has been described as blending like brothers and sisters from the same home. Their music is influenced by rich experiences that include everything from life in a convent to time in jail for protesting injustice. And family legacies that include combat in the trenches of Spain during their Civil War, right up to a just-completed daring peace mission to Pakistan. And like family, each member brings a unique energy to their mix of old, new and original songs. Their mission is to inform and inspire, and they do this in a lively, fun, entertaining way. www.HudsonValleySally.com
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. www.kimandreggie.com
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