Saturday, May 4, 2013
doors 7:30pm show 8:00pm
New York, NY
In the Merry Month of May: A musical commemoration of May Day, spring, and love’s sweet sway
40 East 35th Street (in the Univ Unit. Church), New York, NY 10016
Three solo artists come together to meld jazz, folk, and original anthems in this one-time collaboration, commemorating May Day and celebrating the power of hope, love, and collective action. Be reminded, be inspired.
Featuring Ben Grosscup, Elaine Romanelli, and Pam Parker (see descriptions below)
Door prize drawing at intermission
Ben Grosscup performs songs of struggle and social critique. His songs make no apology for having a position on contemporary events. Based in Amherst, MA, Ben is an activist involved in organizing for immigrant rights, ecological justice, and resisting military violence. He serves on the Steering Committee of the People's Music Network. www.soundclick.com/bengrosscup
Elaine Romanelli's songs address social justice, being at a crossroads, and keeping going. Her album Real Deal rose to the top 25 on the roots and Americana charts and spins on folk, college, and syndicated public radio. Elaine has shared the stage with other Peoples’ Voice favorites, including legendary musician and activist Si Kahn, and Grammy-nominated artist SONiA/Disappear Fear. www.elaineromanelli.com
Pam Parker is on the staff of a national union and has been an activist, singer, and cultural worker for most of her life. She performs from concert halls to peace rallies and everywhere in between. Her voice soothes the soul and lifts the spirit as it delivers messages of hope for a better world. Pam will be accompanied by singer Jobari Parker Namdar and guitarist Richard Miller. www.pamparker.com.