Buffy Sainte-Marie doesn’t sugarcoat the truth, nor does she shy away from hard realities, but her album Medicine Songs is never overwhelming or oppressive. Rather than making us feel smaller, sadder or more cynical, Buffy Sainte-Marie makes us feel stronger and more capable of seeing the world around us clearly.
“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind. Jontavious is a great new voice of the 21st century in the acoustic blues.” | Taj Mahal
“Jontavious Willis brings back the true soul of country blues music. A newspaper headline once called him a “70-year-old bluesman in a 20-year-old body.”
Although still in his 20s, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet.
Musician and human rights defender Ramy Essam was one of the galvanizing voices of the Egyptian revolution of 2011-2013. His music — which he performed live during the protests in Tahrir Square, channeled the energy and passion of spontaneous street chants into popular songs that embodied the peaceful, creative side of the uprising.
Your ticket includes a talk from the stage with Ramy Essam prior to this evening’s concert starting at 6:30. Concert to begin at 7:30.
“Most striking is Chavez’s ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and Latin genres, and even between languages: When she passes mid-song from English to Spanish and back, it’s the most natural thing in the world.“ | The Boston Globe
Your ticket includes a workshop from the stage with Gina Chavez prior to this evening’s concert starting at 6:30. Concert to begin at 7:30.
Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh,
THIS CONCERT IS TO BE RESCHEDULED. NEW DATE TBA.
With special guests, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers
“…the band actually emerged fully formed, possessing a certain savvy that assures their ability to stand apart in a crowded field of nu-grass contenders. It also assumes that while The Way Down Wanderers may have only just begun their musical journey, they’ve come quite far already.” | Lee Zimmerman, Relix Magazine
#1 of 10 New Artists You Need To Know – Rolling Stone Country Winter 2019