The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City,
from folk music and protest songs to rap, jazz, poetry, storytelling, and dance.

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Peoples Voice Cafe

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8pm:

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 rhythms against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. Eli & Bill are mainstays of the Florida folk scene.

George Mann
A former union organizer and activist in New York, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set. George created and produced the Hail to the Thief! anti-Bush CD series, which featured Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg, and others, and The Almanac Trail, a CD that celebrates the music of The Almanac Singers.

Community Church of New York U.U.
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York, NY, 10016
Cafe entrance at far right of building, at street level.

to 33rd St. (2 1/2 blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (3 1/2 blocks)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:30.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.

$20 suggested 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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 8pm:

The Rix
Old friends Rik Palieri and Rick Nestler, proponents of the "Hudson River School of Music", take the stage as a duo for an evening filled with songs both old and new, familiar and obscure, and from poignant to just plain zany! Playing individually and together in various combinations on guitars, banjos, ukulele, Native American flute, Ozark Mouth bow, autoharp and perhaps even the Polish bagpipe, there will be plenty of chances for singing along, foot tapping, knee slapping, and belly laughing!

Photo by Dan Tappan

Chris Nauman
Cleveland-born Chris Nauman is an award winning singer/songwriter who pumps passion into his performance with his dynamic guitar work and expressive vocals. He commands the stage with a keen sense of honesty and freshness. Drawing inspiration from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, Bob Dylan and others, Nauman channels his Midwestern sensibilities into a spirited blend of Americana and folk-rock. Sometimes caressing, sometimes kinetic, his music is always sure to please.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 8pm:

Jaeger & Reid
Jaeger & Reid (Judi Jaeger & Bob Reid) present well crafted, intelligently written songs of personal experience and social awareness. Their performances feature rich voices in tight harmony over the interplay of two guitars, or guitar and ukelele. Bob served on the People’s Music Network Steering Committee in the 90s as a West Coast Representative from California. Judi Jaeger grew up near Montreal and Vancouver and brings her Canadian perspective to the duo.

Filthy Rotten System
The Filthy Rotten System is a folk/rock/protest band grounded in the values of the Catholic Worker Movement, supporting peace and justice for all people. They are usually found out front at New York and New Jersey peace vigils, immigrant support marches and rallies, and a variety of other events for progressive causes. Activists all, the members of the band rock and will move you with their spirited versions of familiar songs and an occasional original.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 8pm:

Tsibele is a Brooklyn-based klezmer band. Their first album, In Droysn iz Finster (It’s Dark Outside), showcases their original compositions and dark, atmospheric arrangements of Yiddish songs drawn from the Jewish music of Romania and Moldova, 19th century secular Yiddish folksongs from Eastern Europe, and contemporary folk and improvised music. Some songs describe life under capitalism and heteropatriarchy, yearning for freedom and unrequited love, while others celebrate the triumph over tyranny.

Diane Perry
Classically trained at Juilliard, Diane Perry combines the sweet tone of the concert-hall violin with the growl of the blues and the weighty swing of big bands. Performing the American Popular Songbook she fell in love with as a teen, and in the vein of Diana Krall’s moody and intimate interpretations, she delights audiences with new perspectives on old standards.

Saturday, 2017, at 8pm:

Anne Price
New York City native Anne Price has a rich, strong, expressive voice that invites comparison with Joan Baez. Her repertoire includes traditional folk ballads, country and cowboy songs, songs of the sea, and songs about work, the labor movement, and love. She also covers the works of Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Si Kahn, and others, and writes a few fine songs of her own.

Sharon Goldman
Sharon Goldman is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose latest album, Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice), offers a bold, unique song journey merging Jewish myth and imagery with a modern, feminist perspective. She digs deep into memories of prayers and rituals, of roads not taken, voices not heard. She also mines the stories of biblical and mythical women for creative inspiration.
"Sharon Goldman has done something quite remarkable." --Si Khan.
"Sharon has dug deep and struck gold, finding her original, brilliant and authentic voice."
--Bev Grant.

November 25, 2017:

Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

And coming up:

Dec 2:Charlie King & Rick Burkhardt

Dec 9:Thea Hopkins + The Peace Poets

Dec 16:Gloria Matlock & Michael Nix + Jeremy Aaron

Dec 23:Tribes Hill Holiday Showcase

Dec 30:Closed for New Year's break

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2017-2018 season program is supported in part by an
Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant from the Community Church of New York (Unitarian-Universalist).