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.
“Richly talented singer and songwriter…” | Pete Seeger
Singer, songwriter and social activist Tommy Sands has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. From pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish music to New York’s Carnegie Hall and Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today.
“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.
Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” | Boston Herald
The award-winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.
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
Django A Gogo Festival with Stephane Wrembel & Friends
Stephane Wrembel, one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music, presents Django a Gogo Festival celebrating the life and music of legendary musician, Django Reinhardt, with an interactive guitar workshop and two very special concerts.
Join Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, as they mark this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration of hope, resilience, and new beginnings. The ensemble will take the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre, where they will connect with an audience of thousands who join via Zoom from around the world.
Rounder Records recording artists Dervish present The Great Irish Songbook at Celtic Connections via Performing Arts Theatres and Concert Halls internationally on St Patrick’s Day 2021
Guests for this very special production of this renowned show will include: Bluegrass icons Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, Irish singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy, Scottish based songstress, Heldi Talbot and US folk music royalty Peggy Seeger
The Accidentals, Dar Williams, Tom Paxton, Kim Richey, and Maia Sharp: what do all these amazing songwriters have in common? ONE: they’re all co-writers on the latest EP by The Accidentals: Time Out. TWO: they’re performing ONE NIGHT ONLY together on May 9th.
Get ready to give! At 12:00 AM on November 30, you have the opportunity to make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh community. All giving will end at 12:00AM on December 1, so make sure to get your gift in on time!
John McCutcheon: folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. This concert will feature an homage to his many mentors, selections from his field recordings housed at the Library of Congress’ Archive of American Folksong, and some very special surprises.
John McCutcheon: folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. John will be joined by three of his favorite songwriters (Darrell Scott, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Crys Matthews) for a round-robin of amazing songs. These writers will talk about the songs, their writing process, and how they bring what’s inside, outside.
John McCutcheon: folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. John will be joined by several of his favorite instrumentalists (Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Howard Levy, and Muriel Anderson) for a round-robin of string wizardry, conversation, and fun.
John McCutcheon: folk music’s renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. Ever wondered where John came up with that song idea? How did he research the many historical songs he’s written? Who did he write that particular song for? What about that line/term/idea I don’t quite understand?