The Peoples' Voice Cafe
An alternative coffeehouse offering
quality entertainment in New York City.
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 members of Peoples' Voice Cafe the suggested contribution is $10.
Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.
November 28, 2015:
Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend
December 5, 2015:
CHARLIE KING & MARTHA LEADER
Charlie hasn’t missed one of the 37 years PVC has been producing concerts. And most of those years he’s shared the stage
with a fellow conspirator. This year it’s Martha Leader. In 1988 Charlie & Martha were touring with their Flying Fish LP,
Steppin' Out. Giving it a listen recently they decided it sounds remarkably fresh, so they're taking it on the
road. With Charlie on guitar and harmonica; Martha on fiddle, piano and guitar; both singing their hearts out. It’s a
bright mix for this dark time of year. The arrangements are lively and intricate, the harmonies rich. And they’ve added
a batch of new songs to their repertoire. Some things old, some things new, some things never change. But we keep trying!
Come join us.
December 12, 2015:
LYDIA ADAMS DAVIS
Singer/ songwriter/ puppeteer/ performance artist Lydia Adams Davis sings peace, union, historical and original ballads
with a country flair. Lydia is passionate about singing and connecting with folks through improvisational songs, sign
language, wry puppets, and good musical fun. Her recordings feature guitarist John Guth and
blues singer Romeyn Adams Nesbitt, and two of them, One Earth So Green and Round and We All Have Lunch with
Lydia, won the Parents' Choice awards. Peoples' Voice Cafe has welcomed Lydia to the stage since the mid 1980s when
she released her first album, Gift of Story.
"Lydia brings folk music home to your heart."--Peter Yarrow.
For more than 30 years, Ubaka Hill has creatively woven percussion, poetry, and song to inspire a positive uplifting
atmosphere for diverse audiences throughout the USA and abroad. Her music is unique and embraces many styles to create
authentic, melodic and rhythmic musical forms from sacred to secular, ancient to contemporary. Her live performances and
recorded music reflect our expanding drumming traditions, beliefs, and changing times. Ubaka’s many instruments include
the Djembe, Ube, Conga and Ashiko drums, Didgeridoo, and Udu, among others.
December 19, 2015:
Joseph A. Rosen
Guy Davis performed at the Peoples' Voice Cafe the night we first opened our doors in 1979. His parallel careers as a
musician, author, music teacher, and actor mark him as a Renaissance man; yet the blues remain Guy's first and greatest
love. Growing up in a family of artists – his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis – he fell under the spell of Blind
Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. Guy’s one-man play, The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed With the
Blues, premiered in the 1990s, and he went on to star in Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil, winning the Blues
Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award. He followed in the footsteps of another blues legend when he joined the
Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow, playing the part originally done in 1947 by Sonny Terry. Along the way
he cut nine albums for the Red House label and three for his own label, Smokeydoke Records.
Closed for the Holidays
And Coming Up:
Jan 2: Lois Morton; Sue Jeffers
Jan 9: Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor
Jan 16: Marie Mularczyk O'Connell & the Mountain Maidens; Norris Bennett
Jan 23: Kevin Nathaniel; Owens Brothers Band
Jan 30: (Closed for People's Music Network Winter Gathering in Albany, NY)
Feb 6: Alix Dobkin; DK and the Joy Machine
Feb 13: Rod MacDonald
Feb 20: Ben Grosscup; Chris Seymour
Feb 27: Hubby Jenkins; Triboro
Mar 5: Filthy Rotten System; The Peace Poets
Mar 12: Carolyn Hester with Amy & Karla Blume
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