[act-ma] (Fri.) 1-30-2015 Pete Seeger Sing Out! Tribute at Cambridge Forum

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/RELEASE /                   JANUARY 8, 2015


ON FRIDAY JANUARY 30, 2015, Cambridge Forum celebrates Pete Seeger and the
power of music with this tribute Sing Out! concert. Join host SCOTT ALARIK
and an all-star group of artists, including Sol y Canto founders ROSI AND
FRED Small for an evening of song and stories paying tribute to the
legendary Pete Seeger.   The program takes place at 7:30 pm at the First
Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square.

NOTE:  THIS IS A TICKETED PROGRAM. All proceeds benefit Cambridge Forum. 
In ADVANCE: $20 (general admission); $18 (Cambridge Forum members); At the
Door: $25.  Tickets available through Eventbrite a www.cambridgeforum.org

We cannot replicate his voice, but we can keep his music and his spirit
alive. Over his 94 years, Pete Seeger sang for and with audiences all over
the world.  This group of artists represents many strands of Seeger's 
artistic legacy—from the spoken word to children's songs, from the civil
rights to labor rights.   Join them at this special Cambridge Forum
benefit and celebrate his commitment to social justice, his courage, and
his unquenchable joy.

SCOTT ALARIK covered folk music in the Boston Globe for over 20 years. Pete
Seeger called him "one of the best writers in America" and the Library
Journal called his first book, Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern
Folk Underground, "an essential primer of the continuing folk revival."
Booklist called his latest book, Revival: A Folk Music Novel, “a joyous
celebration of folk musicians and their world.”

ROSI AND BRIAN AMADOR are the founders of Sol y Canto, an award-winning
sextet with a reputation for their quirky original compositions that
address matters of the heart, social and global aspiration, and for their
unique and driving interpretations of contemporary Latin music.

CATIE CURTIS is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring
throughout the US for 20 years.  Her songs appear in numerous films and tv
shows. She has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, and has
performed at the White House several times.

GUY DAVIS is a bluesman.  Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself
to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many
ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African
American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance

MAGPIE, the duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, recently celebrated 40
years of making music together.  They performed with Pete Seeger on
numerous occasions and have released several CDs dedicated to preserving
his music.  

THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND was born as a wedding band, hired for one
wedding to play only Beatles repertoire on traditional bluegrass
instruments. Combining instrumental virtuosity, 3-part harmonies, and a
deep understanding of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music, the band
has created a broad repertoire that now includes its original songs.

ELLEN KUSHNER is a writer, performer, and cultural maven; she is the author
of acclaimed works of literary fantasy, an award-winning audio book
narrator and stage performer, the creator and former host of public
radio’s national series Sound & Spirit, and a popular teacher and

ALASTAIR MOOCK is a Grammy-nominateed songwriter committed to celebrating
the roots of American music while knocking down the walls between different
audiences, genres and musical traditions. Like his boyhood hero, Woody
Guthrie, Moock believes in the power of music to reach all people — young
and old, far and wide, for all occasions. 

ROBBIE O'CONNELL is an Irish singer and songwriter.  A nephew of the
Clancy Brothers, he was a member of that legendary group, as well as the
influential Irish-American ensemble Green Fields of America.  He is known
today for his solo work featuring original compositions as well as
traditional music.

FRED SMALL is an American singer-songwriter. He is also a lawyer and the
senior minister of First Parish (Unitarian Universalist) in Cambridge

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