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The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book

The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book  Sunday 531 6 PM ndash 7 PM
The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book - Sunday, May 31 at 6PM

The Acoustic Cafe is happy to announce our first Live Streaming Concert with The Levins and Open Book!  This show will be a round robin style with both duos trading songs.  We hope you will tune in from home and join us for uplifting and joyous harmony filled music, which we all need right now!

The show will be streaming here on the Acoustic Cafe Music Series page and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OpenBookMusic

Suggested $15 Donation or whatever you're able to support the artists. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the local Triboro Food Pantry. Paypal and Venmo links will be available during the show.

The contemporary harmony-driven folk duo, The Levins, offer lyrically-rich acoustic music that is warm and uplifting without skating over life's complexities. From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, Ira and Julia uplift and unite with unflinchingly feel-good folk-pop, infectious musicality, sharp songwriting skills, and a unique approach to vocal harmonies that is both soulful and unexpected.

The Levins have garnered acclaim for boldly uncompromising and heartfelt music. Select highlights include national airplay on Folk and Roots radio, charting in multiple DJ yearly Top 10 song and album lists. Their songs bridge genres and communities, offering them opportunities to perform at The Parliament of World Religions and co-produce an original full-scale musical theater/Euro-Circus production in San Francisco, based on their album, My Friend Hafiz. Their recent CD, Caravan Of Dawn, orbits around  transformative messages of healing, exploring the "sorrow inside joy and joy inside sorrow."
www.thelevinsmusic.com

"The open hearted songs of The Levins feed my soul. What the world needs now more than ever is the poetry, spirituality, and humanity of their uplifting musicality." - John Platt, WFUV

Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo, Open Book, have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars. They have released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim. They are currently in the studio working on their fourth album.
Michele and Rick are honored to work as teachers/music facilitators at Dar Williams’ ‘Writing a Song That Matters’ retreat, which just completed its seventh season at The Garrison Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley. Open Book has shared the stage and recorded with many notable musicians including Buddy and Julie Miller, Ellis Paul, Freedy Johnson, John Sebastian, Livingston Taylor, Martin Sexton and  Sloan Wainwright.
www.openbookmusic.com

“Open Book exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.” - Robert Burke Warren, Chronogram Magazine

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Saving You - Judy Kass


Congratulations Judy! "Saving You" recently won first place in the Singer Songwriter category of the Great American Song Contest.

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The Levins - Time Machine Pub Crawl

The Levins  Time Machine Pub Crawl Tuesday April 28th at 5pm
From "The Levins Get Sidetracked" series: video from - "Time Machine Pub Crawl", a celebration of the pioneers and pillars of Science Fiction!

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New Releases 2020 - Please Support Independent & Regional Music

New Releases 2020
Fred Gillen Jr - If I Woke Up This Morning And Died

jo williamson-pizza wheel 2020 from jo williamson on Vimeo.

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Nada Surf - Never Not Together





"Endure" Official  Video Mimi Goese and Ben Neill
From the release "Life You Are"
Composition by Mimi Goese and Ben Neill

The air awakes smelling of rain and hot concrete
Batten down as much as you can
Against the cardinal direction
No matter the amount of inkling
There's always an inkling
Trees hold your ground
Endure
The stirring of the storm
Brace turn into the wind
Blind Blindsided
Howling churning gathering speed
The wind the head
The wind the tail
The wind the whirlwind
Endure
Rolling falling gurgling bawling
Vast then float flowing the current
Please hold your ground

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Here's a blast from the past from Pete:



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Do you want to share your recent release with the Tribes Hill community? email Rick at info@tribeshill.com

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Tribes Hill Gatherings

Monthly First Monday Gatherings nbspHave Been Discontinued Impromptu Tribes Hill Gatherings Encouraged
Hosts Needed

Although the traditional first Monday gatherings have been suspended the opportunity to host an impromptu gathering of the host's design, any day of the week, is encouraged.

We held monthly gatherings that included a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we would change the date to accommodate holidays. They began at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We served our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music would continue until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that included music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We had respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share.

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


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