The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering
quality entertainment in New York City.

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Spring 2016 Calendar
About Us

Past Performers
The Indypendent Article
Columbia Spectator Article

Ray Korona Interview
Woody Guthrie Centennial
Peoples' Voice Cafe Anthem
Holly Near at PVC

The Peoples' Voice Cafe is sad to announce the death, in late 2014, of Ray Korona, who was a guiding spirit of the Café since its early years. Ray's tireless dedication to the café; his generosity in sharing his time, skills, and talents; and the annual Ray Korona Band concerts celebrating our community cannot be replaced. His passing leaves a hole in the fabric of our lives that can be patched over but never mended.
The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th St. (between Madison Ave. & Park Ave.)
New York, NY, 10016

to 33rd St. (two and a half short blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (three and a half long blocks)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays; doors open at 7:30.
We do not accept reservations in advance, so come early to be assured of a seat.

$18 contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away.
For PVC subscribers the suggested contribution is $10.

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

February 13, 2016:

Rod MacDonald
A Rod MacDonald concert is an intimate and uplifting experience. Wry and sentimental, silly and inspiring, humorous and reckless, and always compelling, he grabs his audiences and doesn’t let go. Rod began as a reporter for a national newsweekly after he finished Columbia Law School, and his sharp ear and keen observations have found their way into his songs. When not touring, Rod is an instructor at Florida Atlantic University through their Lifelong Learning Program, presenting eight-week lecture/performance series on music history. His most recent CD, Later That Night (2014), reached #3 on the National Roots Music folk charts. He has also published a novel, The Open Mike.

February 20, 2016:

Photo by Joe Oliverio

Ben Grosscup
Ben performs original songs of social critique, addressing issues such as student debt, ecological breakdown, and the madness of the authoritarian security state we live in. He performs songs of fellow artists that express a sensibility for radical social change and the longing for a free society. Ben's powerful voice and thumping guitar are the foundation for lyrics that make no apology for having a position on contemporary events. Based in Amherst, MA, he is an activist involved in organizing for immigrant rights, ecological justice, and resisting military violence. He serves on the Steering Committee of Peoples' Music Network.

Chris Seymour
Chris Seymour brings his warm baritone, banjo, sense of humor and several friends to share traditional and contemporary songs of hope, freedom and struggle. His eclectic repertoire runs from ballads to gospel to work songs, courting songs and satirical ditties. Joining him in various combinations will be guitarist and country harmonizer extraordinaire Matt Borgmeyer, rich-voiced singer Katie Browning and Alison Kelley of the Johnson Girls.

February 27, 2016:

Photo by Bill Steber

Hubby Jenkins
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education started as a busker. He developed his craft on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, performing material by those venerable artists whose work he was quickly absorbing. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties of cities around the U.S. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Triboro hails from the boroughs of New York, but looks beyond the Hudson to other places and other times for songs and inspiration. They are an acoustic vocal trio that applies fine three-part harmony to an eclectic mix of musical genres: old-time, new-time, Carter Family, country, Western, bluegrass, Hawaiian, and beyond. Phyllis Elkind (Manhattan) plays guitar. Don Friedman (Brooklyn) plays guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Evy Mayer (The Bronx) plays guitar, ukelele and percussion. Founded in 1998, Triboro still takes pleasure in finding a great new song, working out harmonies and an arrangement, and making it their own.

And Coming Up:

Mar 5: Filthy Rotten System; The Peace Poets

Mar 12: Carolyn Hester with Amy & Karla Blume
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Mar 19: Colleen Kattau & Dos XX; Hudson River Rose

Mar 26: (Closed for Easter Weekend)

Apr 2: Pat Lamanna; Elaine Romanelli

Apr 9: Generations (Mike & Aleksi Glick); David Massengill

Apr 16: Ray Korona Song Night

Apr 23: (Closed for Passover)

Apr 30: Professor Louie & the Lewis Family

May 7: Women in Story & Song: Thelma Thomas; Robin Greenstein

May 14: Joel Landy; Steve Suffet

May 21: A Toast To Those Who Are Gone: Matt Jones/Phil Ochs Tribute with Magpie
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