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, September 16, 2017, at 8pm:

Carolyn Hester's 80th Birthday Celebration
Carolyn Hester, living legend and pioneer of the Urban Folk Revival, celebrated her 80th birthday this year. Tonight she and her daughters, Amy and Karla Blume, will perform highlights from her career of over sixty years.
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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, September 23, 2017, at 8pm:

Joshua Garcia
Joshua Garcia is a folksinger / songwriter influenced by his heroes Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Joshua now lives in Astoria, Queens. A firm believer in "the album" as an artistic format, Joshua is currently recording his first CD.

Jan Luby
Jan Luby is known for her engaging stage presence as well as a voice full of passion, range and power. Janís songs are evocative, lyrical, personal stories, ranging from socially relevant to silly. She connects with people whether performing to a large audience at a festival, or in an intimate coffeehouse setting, or heard by those nearby when singing from solitary confinement.

September 30, 2017:

Closed for Yom Kippur

Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 8pm:

Tret Fure
Tret Fure's concerts employ a rich canopy of beautifully crafted lyrics and varied musical styles from folk, blues, and jazzy-tinged melody and chording. She is a polished storyteller whose tales will leave you laughing and crying while her songs lift your heart and fill you with joy. She has a wonderful way of engaging you, inviting you to sing along and express yourself. Climb into Tret's world of song tonight.

Liz Hershon & the Living Room Singers
Lizzie Hershon & The Living Room Singers are thrilled to return to the Peoples' Voice Cafe. The group brings together the unique voices of Alison Kelley, Katie Browning, Chris Seymour, and Frank Woerner, all led by Elizabeth Hershon. Members have performed solo and in various groups, including The Johnson Girls, The X Seamenís Institute, and The NexTradition. Tonight they will present "In a Time of Love and War," a program of traditional songs drawn from a rich variety of sources.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 8pm:

Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
Professor Louie performs at meetings, rallies, benefits and demonstrations in Russia, Australia, China, Europe and the USA. He raps hard-hitting, punchy songs about race, class, injustice, and rising up.

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.

And coming up:

Oct 28:The Rix + Chris Nauman

Nov 4:Jaeger & Reid + Filthy Rotten System

Nov 11:Tsibele + Diane Perry

Nov 18:Hudson River Rose + Sharon Goldman

Nov 25:Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

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).