Peoples Voice Cafe

The Peoples' Voice Cafe

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

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January 21, 2017:

Closed for demonstrations in Washington DC and other cities

January 28, 2017:

Closed for Peoples' Music Network Winter Gathering

Saturday, February 4, 2016, at 8pm:

Linsdsey Wilson & the Human Hearts Trio
Lindsey Wilson & The Human Hearts Trio bring folk, jazz and pop to your door. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Wilson's socially conscious lyrics and loving undertones are reflective of the country's proud past, cautionary present, and optimistic future. She is joined by Reggie Sylvester on drums and Michael Trotman on bass.

Ren Anton
Ren is an Arsty Educator who mentors in the NYC area with Urban Art Beat, working with youth to promote self expression through the arts. She also contributes to the New Black Arts movement, working towards a liberated and advanced revolutionary society through process, practice, and study. Ren uses poetry, song, and dance to express the historical lessons of the cultures and nations she identifies with.

Dilson Hernandez
Dilson is a multi-genre artist from the Bronx. His talents range from spoken word to playing various instruments to singing. He wishes to change the world with his art, aiming to strive for a more progressive and creative future. He works with New York City youth as a teaching artist with Urban Art Beat. Dilson is also a manager at Funkadelic Studios.

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, February 11, 2016, at 8pm:

Rod MacDonald
Rod MacDonald was born in Connecticut and rose to prominence in NYCís Greenwich Village in the 1980s, where he headlined Village clubs and co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. A recording and touring artist since 1983, he has released 11 CDs and and gives 100 performances annually throughout North America and Europe, dazzling audiences with his passionate singing and thought-provoking writing. His songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards, Dave Van Ronk, Happy Traum, David Rowe, Four Bitchiní Babes, Garnet Rogers, Joe Jencks, and many others. His latest CD, Later That Night, reached number 3 nationally on the Roots Music Folk charts, and the song "Raven" hit number one. Rodís songs will stay in your heart and mind long after the music has ended. In 2014 he published his first novel, The Open Mike.

Saturday, February 18, 2016, at 8pm:

Painting by Joe Matunis

Steve Suffet 70th Birthday Celebration
Come celebrate the 70th birthday of folksinger and longtime Peoples' Voice Cafe volunteer Steve Suffet. Instead of a party, Steve and his wife Marilyn Suffet are hosting this free folk concert featuring Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, Sandy Pliskin, Anne Price, and Gina Tlamsa. Each is an accomplished musician in his or her own right, so this should be a truly spectacular evening. Steve will perform two or three songs towards the end. Admission is completely free, but in lieu of a birthday present, a small donation to the Peoples' Voice Cafe would be appreciated.

Saturday, February 25, 2016, at 8pm: New Voices Night

Linnea Paton
Linnea Paton is the granddaughter of Folk Legacy founders Sandy and Caroline Paton and grew up surrounded by traditional folk music. She developed a love for singing at a very young age. True to her parents' and grandparents' legacy, Linnea plays traditional and contemporary songs and believes that singing together is a very important and very human way to connect with others. She is working to establish a stronger culture of singing in her generation and in new waves of activism. Her songs feature themes of climate justice, human migration, and political freedom.

Jonny Grave
Jonny Grave is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, teacher, musical historian, journalist, photographer, and Bluesman from Washington DC. Growing up in a musical family steeped in traditional music, he started learning slide guitar techniques from old Blues records, and by seventeen he was performing them live. The distinct sound that Jonny Graveís music conjures is a resurrection of sorts, blending the styles of R. L. Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson and Bukka White. His repertoire is made up of new arrangements of older Blues tunes and deep-rooted solid originals.

Pamela Jean Agaloos
Pamela Jean is a singer of traditional Scottish and Irish ballads. Sheís had opera training under Edgardo Crisol, and has performed in musical theater productions and pop orchestras in the Philippines. While studying at the New York Film Academy, she performed in cabarets. Recently, she sang with Donie Carroll and Gabriel Donohue at the Annual Mercy Centre Fundraiser. Pamela Jean is a neighbor of the Sunnyside Singerís Club at the Aubergine Cafe, and she sings with the Iona Scottish sessions every Monday night in Williamsburg.

And coming up...

Mar 4:NYC Labor Chorus

Mar 11:Camela Widad + Alix Dobkin

Mar 18:Concetta Abbate + Peter Pasco + Jennifer Richman

Mar 25:Human Condition reunion concert

Apr 1:Lavender Light + Taina Asili

Apr 8:Ray Korona Band

Apr 15:Closed for Easter Weekend

Apr 22:Susie Erenrich's book release (performers to be announced)

Apr 29:Bing Futch

May 6:Spoken Word Night: Thelma Thomas + The Bread Is Rising Poetry Collective

May 13:Skinner & T'witch + Vincent Cross

May 20:Jean Ritchie Tribute Concert (performers to be announced)

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).