FUNDRAISER SET JAN. 10 FOR NASCENT FOLK MUSIC ORGANIZATION
The Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY, will host a fundraiser for the American Center for Folk Music (ACFM) on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $15. Visit www.townecrier.com
or call (845) 855-1300 to purchase tickets.
This special concert features local and regional musicians including Guthrie’s Ghost (Hope Machine’s Steve Kirkman & Fred Gillian, plus David Bernz, Jacob Bernz and Amy Fradon), Beacon’s own Solar Sound Band, Susan Bozso and special guests.
Funds raised through the show will support ACFM (centerforfolkmusic.org), Beacon’s emerging educational organization which will grow into a hub for celebrating folk pioneers and sustaining the folk music process.
As the longtime home of legendary folk pioneer Pete Seeger, Beacon, NY, is a natural choice for the Center. Siting the ACFM in Beacon honors Pete’s teaching that the power of song can change the world and bring us together. The Center promotes and supports the burgeoning Hudson Valley art scene, contributes to the area’s economic revitalization, and to the life of the Hudson Valley’s many creative communities.
About the featured artists:
Guthrie’s Ghost began in 2012 when three distinct musical entities joined to celebrate Woody Guthrie’s centennial year. Since then, David and Jacob Bernz, Amy Fradon, Steve Kirkman and Fred Gillen Jr. have been enjoying and exploring many different areas of folk and roots music with each performance, creating a unique musical experience for the audience.
The Solar Sound Band (solarsoundband.com) is comprised of the mega-talented Cabo children and Eli Gunther on Bass,who put Beacon’s best face forward at many area events. Here is a rare chance to see them do a full set at the Towne Crier Cafe.
Susan Bozso is one of Connecticut’s best kept secrets, but not for long. She is a talented folk artist, well versed in the rich traditions of folk and world music and delivers it with a strong, throaty alto voice and spot-on accompaniment to create a performance that is as genuine as it comes.
Follow the progress of the American Center for Folk Music at centerforfolkmusic.org and on Facebook.