A concert of Song and Celebration on the 100th Anniversary of his birth featuring the Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Council and Sharleen Leahey
July 14 at 7:30 pm
Marc’s Place Coffe House
Reformed Church of Highland Park
19-21 South Second Avenue,
Highland Park, New Jersey
Round robin songfest celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Featured artists include Hillel Arnold, Don Friedman, Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, Anne Price, Steve Suffet, and Gina Tlamsa.
The Bowery Poetry Club
New York City, New York
The legendary Woody Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, Joe Uehline has put together a tribute concert for July 14, 2012, with Joe’s own band, the U-Liners, and Magpie. The Institute of Mucical Traditions is very happy to be sponsoring the show!
From his early days working in an aluminum mill in Central PA, a fiesty and passionate Joe Uehlein developed a keen interest in Rock & Roll and the Folk and Country sounds of working class music. Joe’s broad musical journey began in union halls across the country and led to sharing the stage with countless legendary artists including Pete Seeger, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Boots Riley, and Lester Chambers. Joe’s passion continues as he combines forces with the hard workin’, hard drivin’ musicians known as The U-Liners. A rare specialty of this group includes songs of hope, peace, justice, the environment, and worker’s rights; and come from the band’s belief that we can make the world a better place.
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner began to play music together in Kent, Ohio in September of 1973. They chose the name Magpie for their band, a name which grew in personal significance for them as years went by. Terry was a student in her senior year at Kent State University in the fall of ’73, and when she graduated the following spring, she and Greg packed Greg’s VW bus and moved to the Washington, DC area. In the years since then, they have traveled and toured extensively, performed in concerts, at folk clubs and festivals around the world, and recorded many times.
Takoma Park Civic Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland
Join roots scholar/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck in a one-man celebration of 100 years of America’s balladeer. Eck—who has performed alongside icons Pete Seeger and Patti Smith—is debuting his new show on Guthrie’s actual centennial birthday.
Most frequently seen as a member of Ramblin Jug Stompers and Lost Radio Rounders, Eck will perform a solo selection of classic Guthrie songs, relate anecdotes from the singer’s life and display how Guthrie’s influence still drives American folk music.
A selection of vintage Guthrie-related vinyl albums on Folkways will be on display; and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.
July 14 at 8:00 pm
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, New York