Sunday, September 24, 2023
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
This Land Concert Series: Carolann Solebello with Special Guest Fred Gillen Jr
24 Second Street Athens, NY 12015
phone: (518) 945-2136
This Land: An intimate concert series celebrating the art of song set against the landscape paintings of Greene Land Trust's Seasons of Greene IV. Free admission!
Athens Cultural Center Mission: Our mission is to encourage an understanding and appreciation of arts and culture, to uplift creative voices within our community, and to create a welcoming atmosphere for all.
CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in NYC. A founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, Carolann now tours as a solo troubadour and with modern folk foursome No Fuss and Feathers. Her smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style nod to rural folk traditions while her rhythmic precision and sophisticated phrasing plant her firmly in the urban present. Carolann is a proud member of AFM Local 1000 and the Jack Hardy Songwriters Exchange. She has hosted a bunch of open mics, won a bunch of songwriting awards, and is currently working on her sixth solo album.
NYFA (New York Foundation For The Arts) grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released eleven full-length albums, to great critical acclaim. He has performed all over the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist, his live performances are spontaneous and full of storytelling, and he enjoys audience participation. He is equally comfortable playing at a Theatre, festival, or museum, as at a farmers market, coffeehouse, or brewery. His songs have been featured on ABC's "All My Children," NPR's "Car Talk," and CMJ's New Music Marathon Sampler. From 2017 to 2019 he was music director of the group The Greenheart, traveling to Nepal four times and India once, performing concerts to raise awareness of environmental activism. In 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on "Pete Remembers Woody," a collection of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie, interspersed with various artists' renditions of Guthrie's songs. Besides playing with his heroes like Pete, he's opened for some great artists such as Merle Haggard, Todd Rundgren, and the David Bromberg Big Band. In both his own songs and the songs he chooses to cover he incorporates elements of a huge swath of folk, rock, roots, and Americana music. Though he writes and sings songs which cover a huge variety of lyric topics, his over-arching message is simple: "we are all in this together."