The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City,
from folk music and protest songs to rap, jazz, poetry, storytelling, and dance.

Now celebrating our 40th year!

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Peoples Voice Cafe

Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 8pm:

Jaeger & Reid
Judi Jaeger (JAY-gur) and Bob Reid provide their audiences an opportunity to listen, feel and think. Their rich harmonies and instrumental interplay support their original and collected songs, which reflect some of the challenges we all face as we navigate this experience of being human at this time. They have been traveling the country sharing their unique sound and have met enthusiastic audiences of all ages.

"Lights Flash Red"

Lizzie Hershon & The Living Room Singers
Lizzie Hershon and the Living Room Singers are thrilled to return to the Peoples' Voice Cafe, and they are particularly honored to perform on opening night of the 2019-2020 season. The group brings together the unique voices of Alison Kelley, Katie Browning, Chris Seymour, Frank Woerner, and Elizabeth Hershon. Members have performed in various other groups, including the Johnson Girls, The X Seamen’s Institute, and Twa Corbies. As always, they will present a program of traditional and contemporary songs drawn from a rich variety of sources.

Community Church of New York U.U.
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York, NY, 10016
Cafe entrance at far right of building, at street level.

to 33rd St. (2 1/2 blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (3 1/2 blocks)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:30.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.

$20 suggested contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away.
For PVC subscribers, students, and youth, the suggested contribution is $12.

Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 8pm:

Scott Cook
Alberta's Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over twelve years touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. In 2017 he released his sixth studio album, Further Down the Line, which earned Cook his second Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on his last decade of travels. He still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

"Pass It Along"

Such As Us
Such As Us is a political indie-rock band based in the New York/New Jersey area. Their melodic and poetic songs cover a wide range of progressive issues, and they have released two CDs, Up Against the Bull, FC! (2012), and In This One Cold Blink of Time. (2016). Featuring Missy Connell (bass, vocals), Chris Kitlan Burns (guitar, vocals), Gina Tlamsa (flute, violin, mandolin, glockenspiel), Carl Fortunato (keyboards), Joni Note (percussion), and Viv Stoll (drums).


Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 8pm:

Rachael Sage
Rachael Sage has released a slew of vibrant, dynamic alt-pop albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. Raised on classical music, doo-wop, 70s folk and British pop, Sage possesses a rare combination of musical ingenuity, visual dynamism and emotional insight. Her songs are cinematic and beautiful, lush and laced with orchestral surprises. Her newest offering, PseudoMyopia, explores themes of government surveillance, environmental protection and female empowerment. Sage is touring in collaboration with the charity Vision Aid Overseas, which provides optical aid in Africa.
"Her keen, ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter."


Ellen Bukstel
Ellen expresses her imagination with her beautiful voice, guitar and keyboard. Her award-winning songs chronicle the joys and sorrows of a colorful tapestry still being woven. She conveys love and a depth of concern for the ever-increasing threats to our world and to our rights. She conveys this to the audience through a brave, humorous, earthy connection between the world of musical performance and the role of the bard from which the most powerful and relevant strand of folk music derives its roots.

"Who's the Pusher Now?"

And coming up...

Oct 5: Johnson Girls + Quarterdeck

Oct 12: Bill & Eli Perras + Dave Lippman

Oct 19: Jake Blount + Bob Malenky

Oct 26: New York City Labor Chorus

Nov 2: Peoples' Voice Cafe 40th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 9: Concetta Abbate + Bob Brashear

Nov 16: Country Voices / City Voices: Carrie & Michael Kline + Triboro

Nov 23: Vocal Traditions Night: Windborne + Asaran Earth Trio

Dec 7: Charlie King & Annie Patterson

Dec 14: Sherry Mestel Memorial Concert

Dec 21: The Blackbird Trilogy

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2019-2020 season program
is supported in part by grants from:

The Folk Music Society of New York

The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
(Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant)