NEW YORK LIVING LEGACY
The Folk Music Renaissance
Since Pete Seeger arrived in New York in the 1940s Greenwich Village became the epicenter of the folk renaissance and the music remains vibrant throughout the state of New York to this day. This spring, The Egg will host a special exhibit of photographs, instruments and other memorabilia donated by the estate of folk music legend Jean Ritchie as well as a series of concerts and educational activities.
Here are some highlights….
Friday, March 25, 8 PM
An evening with Joan Baez – musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable whether she is performing original songs or her signature interpretations of traditional folk music and contemporary material.
David Bromberg Big Band
Sunday, April 3, 7:30 PM
The Bromberg Big Band is back for a joy ride through blues, bluegrass, and rock n’ roll all peppered with instrumental virtuosity and David’s singular sense of humor.
Arlo Guthrie – 50th Anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant”
Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM
Arlo Guthrie, America’s favorite folk singer performs “Alice” in its entirety and his other classic songs along with his band plus a special video presentation – all highlighted by his fascinatingly funny stories.
Saturday, May 14, 8 PM
Modern day Renaissance woman Judy Collins performs her unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world.
Thursday, May 19, 7:30 PM
The legendary voice of The Byrds returns with his solo show – a guided tour of his role as a preserver of music traditions and innovations in the development of folk- and country- rock in the 1960s.