The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering
quality entertainment in New York City.

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Ray Korona (1946-2014) was a guiding spirit of the Peoples' Voice Cafe since its early years. Ray's tireless dedication to the PVC; his generosity in sharing his time, skills, and talents; and the annual Ray Korona Band concerts celebrating our community cannot be replaced. His passing left 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.

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

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

October 1, 2016:

Dani Savyon
Dani has been writing, singing and storytelling since the “good old days” of the folk revival in the Village. Many of his ballads are based on life’s experiences and travels, and some are about the world today – or maybe, as he hopes and wishes, it will one day be. You will find yourself smiling even as you nod your head in agreement. Those of you who have heard him before know that the stories he tells between the songs are worth the admission price by themselves.

Gerry Segal
Gerry Segal has performed at the legendary clubs of the Greenwich Village Folk Revival including Gerde's Folk City, The Village Gate and The Bottom Line. After a long career in education and computer science, Gerry is writing, performing and recording music full time. The music of his first YouTube Video, "Jacques: The Wall Street Tailor", won first prize on The Brian Lehrer show's Satire Slam on WNYC. The video, which he created, was featured at New York City's Blackout Film Festival. A bunch of political, love songs and satire will fill up the evening.

October 8, 2016:

Bill & Eli Perras
The many inspired lyrics interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill's bluesy finger-style guitar playing, create a uniquely modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, they humbly remain true to their personal values. They speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics accompanied by soulful genuine pentatonic rhythms against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. Eli & Bill are mainstays of the Florida folk scene.

Fred Arcoleo & Amy Soucy
Hard-hitting, and fiercely original, yet cradled in tenderness, Fred Arcoleo’s award-winning music invites audiences to confront the difficult truths of our society with grace, optimism, and determination: "We are the ones we are waiting for!" Amy Soucy is a contemporary folk chanteuse who writes evocative songs exploring the kaleidoscope of human experience in a voice that's been called "powerful" and "angelic." Her debut album, This River, was among the top Folk albums of 2015 on the Folk DJ Chart and the Roots Music Report. Fred and Amy have been charming audiences together since 2007 with heartwarming chemistry and fresh, captivating arrangements.

October 15, 2016:
Benefit Concert for Peoples' Music Network and Peoples' Voice Cafe

Three dynamic young performers (Jeremy Aaron, Joshua Garcia, Kirsten Maxwell) will join three longtime Peoples' Voice Cafe veterans (Bev Grant, Anne Price, Professor Louie) in a special benefit concert to support the People's Music Network and the Peoples' Voice Cafe. PMN grew out of a retreat for progressive political singer-songwriters that Charlie King initiated in 1977. PVC was founded two years later by several PMN activists who lived in the New York metro area. Now in their fourth decade, both groups need your support to continue their mission. The six performers have generously donated their time and talent, so 100% of the proceeds will be shared equally by PMN and PVC. Please come and give your support.
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Jeremy Aaron is a singer, storyteller, community organizer, bluesman, poet, guitarist, violinist, and the creator of Greenwich Village Showcase. Warm and real, his music evokes nights around the campfire with old friends.

Bev is a folk veteran, a topical songwriter with heart and edge, telling stories that celebrate South African grandmothers on a soccer team, or a solitary old man who won't leave his West Virginia mountaintop.

Joshua Garcia is a folksinger / songwriter influenced by his heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua now lives in Astoria, Queens. A firm believer in "the album" as an artistic format, Joshua is currently recording his first CD.

Anne Price sings many songs from folk-based songwriters, such as Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Si Kahn, and many others, and she writes a few fine songs of her own.

Influenced by Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot, Kirsten writes sweet, intimate songs about love and longing. She won first place in the Rhode Island Songwriters Association contest. Her first album is Crimson.

Professor Louie performs at meetings, rallies, benefits and demonstrations in Russia, Australia, China, Europe and the USA. He raps hard-hitting, punchy songs about race, class, injustice, and rising up.

October 22, 2016:

Kevin Nathaniel and Friends
Kevin Nathaniel returns to Peoples' Voice Cafe for an interactive healing resonance, "Songs of the Awakening." His music ranges from meditative to dance frenzy, featuring the ancient Afrikan instruments mbira and shekere. Be ready to sing and move, and experience the healing vibrations coming from all directions through circle singing, and breath and body music, as "Songs of the Awakening" is about the big picture of unity and love.

MaryNell Morgan
MaryNell Morgan is an inspirational a capella singer of traditional spirituals, blues and pop. Her music has taken her to Caffe Lena, Peoples’ Voice Café, Folk Factory, and colleges across the nation. MaryNell has been a member of the People’s Music Network for over 20 years. When not singing, she is a professor of political science at Empire State College at Saratoga Springs, NY.

October 29, 2016:

Martin Daly
Martin Daly was born in County Cork, Ireland, and came of age during the folk revival of the early 60's. He became fluent in the singing of traditional Irish and English songs, later adding traditional American songs to his repertoire. He was heavily influenced by the singing and writing of Ewan McColl and Woody Guthrie. Later, he was a founding member of the legendary Stoker's Lodge. After a few years Martin returned to solo work and won first place in the songwriting competition at the Cork Folk Festival two years in a row. He emigrated to the United States in 1986 and currently lives in Queens, NYC. Martin has appeared as a guest artist on several albums and is currently recording his own. This will be his first performance at Peoples' Voice Cafe.

Carrie & Michael Kline
Michael and Carrie Kline weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. They live and breathe Appalachian music and culture. Their voices carry the songs with truth and authenticity. The Klines present their music both as entertainment and social history, with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. They have spent years recording music and spoken narratives from Cherokee, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. They have documented the southern mountain experience and music in industrial cities from Cincinnati to New England.

And coming up:

Nov 5:Hawaiian Music & Dance Night

Nov 12:Pam Parker + Judy Gorman

Nov 19:Sally Campbell + Jay Mankita

Nov 26:Closed for Thanksgiving weekend

Dec 3:Charlie King & Bev Grant

Dec 10:Adele Rolider + Dave Dersham

Dec 17:Mai Hernon & Celtic Font + Marie Mularczyk O’Connell & friends

Dec 24:Closed for Christmas / Winter holidays

Dec 31:Closed for New Year’s Eve

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2016-2017 season program is supported in part by an Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant from the Community Church of New York (Unitarian-Universalist).