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Live Music with a Social Conscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter
Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students
(Book-ahead ticket prices good up to 5 hours before the performance)
Tickets Purchased at the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (Note: Clicking on this link will take you to Arts People, our ticket sales agent)
Catskill Mountain Foundation is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Samuel and Esther Doctorow Fund, The Greene County Legislature through the Cultural Fund administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts, Bank of Greene County, Greene County Youth Fund, Marshall & Sterling, Stewart’s Shops, Windham Foundation and by private donations.
“I continue to be amazed and inspired by each new generation who get my brother's enduring vision of America. He really was speaking to the future—and by the future, I mean today!” —Sonny Ochs
"Come and take a walk with me thru this green and growing land... "
Phil Ochs “The Power and the Glory”
Sonny Ochs and WIOX Community Radio in association with the Catskill Mountain Foundation present the Phil Ochs Song Night!
A special evening of live music with a social conscience, broadcast live across upstate New York and Pennsylvania on WIOX and WSKG, and around the world at wioxradio.org and wskg.org.
Hosted by radio host and folk music rabble-rouser Sonny Ochs, this live concert will originate from CMF’s acoustically stunning Doctorow Performing Arts Center in Hunter, NY.
It will be a celebration of music and lyrics, as raucous and stirring as the American political process itself!
Join Sonny Ochs and five exciting excitable contemporary folk artists—Betty and the Baby Boomers, John Flynn, Fred Gillen Jr., Colleen Kattau, and Sonia—performing the timeless, fearless songs of Phil Ochs, just three days before election day.
WIOX is a proud community partner of WSKG Public Media, a 501c3 non-for-profit organization.
About Sonny Ochs
Sonny Ochs is a music producer, radio host and promoter/producer of Phil Ochs Song Nights since the early 1980s, at which various musicians sing the songs of her brother, singer-songwriter Phil Ochs. Sonny’s radio program, currently on WIOX Community Radio features popular and rare recordings, live in-studio performances, and reflections from the “elders” of the international folk music scene. You can also find Sonny working the stage at numerous summertime folk festivals.
About the Performers
John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of “the lost, and the lonely, the shackled and the scarred.” Legendary folk DJ Gene Shay has called Flynn “the most quintessential folk singer in my life.”
Sonia has been widely recognized as a performer of supreme stature, touring worldwide with 18 acclaimed albums to her credit, She continues winning over fans with her energetic, conscience-driven music, delivering what she has always done best: powerful songs that challenge injustice, performed with passion and hope.
Colleen Kattau is a bi-lingual singer-songwriter and dynamic performer. Her music joins rhythms of Latin America with her own roots rock and folky jazz-laced compositions. Influenced by the voice and social message of artists like Lila Downs, Holly Near, Jolie Rickman, and Natalie Merchant, Colleen creates her own aesthetic style with an impressive vocal range and clarity of sound.
Fred Gillen Since his first solo concert in 1996, Fred Gillen Jr has traveled all over the U.S. and Europe singing his songs of hope and struggle at all types of venues, building a devoted following along the way. He feels at home performing at any type and size of venue, from a "house concert" in Indiana to Irving Plaza in New York City, to the main stages of festivals, and everything in between.
Betty and the Baby Boomers When Betty Boomer, Jean Valla McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, and Steve Stanne began singing together 30 years ago, the name made sense—a play on Betty’s name and the fact that all are children of the baby boom. The folk song magazine Sing Out! described the group as “a refreshing reminder of the halcyon days of American folk music” and “an enthusiastic testament to the sheer joy of singing and playing music.”
WIOX, a non-commercial FM, volunteer-based radio station located in NY’s Catskill Mountains, is a community partner of WSKG Public Media. WIOX’s wildly diverse programming can be heard at 91.3 FM and on MTC Cable TV Channel 20 in the Catskills region, on the Web at wioxradio.org and with various mobile apps including TuneIn and the WIOX iPhone app. WIOX is a proud community partner of WSKG Public Media, a 501c3 non-for-profit organization
An affiliate of NPR and PBS, and the parent organization of WIOX, WSQX, WSKG-FM and TV, WSKG Public Media’s mission is to present educational, social and cultural content and initiatives throughout upstate New York and upstate Pennsylvania on radio, television and digital platforms with radio frequencies are 89.3 and 91.5 in Binghamton, 90.9 and 92.1 in Ithaca/Watkins Glen, 88.7 in Hornell/Alfred, 91.1 and 90.7 in Corning/Elmira, 91.7 in Oneonta, 105.9 in Cooperstown, and 89.9 in Odessa.