The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering
quality entertainment in New York City.

January Flyer
About Us
Past Performers

PVC in the media:
The Indypendent
Columbia Spectator

Ray Korona Interview
Woody Guthrie Centennial
Peoples' Voice Cafe Anthem
Holly Near at PVC

The Peoples' Voice Cafe is sad to announce the death on October 16th of Ray Korona, who has been a guiding spirit of the Cafe 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.

Please join us for a
Celebration of
Ray Korona

Saturday, January 10, 3-6 pm
Community Church Assembly Hall

(same location as PVC shows)

Share a short memory or song.

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/Harold 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.

December 20, 2014:

Generations: Mike and Aleksi Glick
Generations is a progressive urban father and son led group. If you can imagine a cross between Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles and Pete Seeger (with a touch of Santana), this is it. They will be playing songs from not one, but two, recordings. Aleksi and Mike will first feature a number of new songs from their duo exploration of the blues in preparation for their new CD, Two for the Blues. Then they will be joined by a few surprise guests to play some songs from their current release, In These Times. Of course, there is no telling what else Generations may do at any given show, but it is guaranteed to include some virtuoso playing from Aleksi and others as well as some meaningful lyrics from Mike and some soulful vocals.

Dan & Faith Senie
Dan and Faith are a Bolton, Massachusetts-based husband and wife singer-songwriter duo specializing in dream-inspired folk music. Daniel (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Faith (mandolin, bass, tenor banjo, vocals) tap into dreams and everyday life in crafting their original songs. They also perform select covers. The duo has released two CDs, Dreaming of Another Path (2010) and Simple Grace (2014), and an EP, Live at Rosindale (2011).

January 3, 2015:

Reggie Harris
Born in Philadelphia, a city rich in musical and cultural heritage, Reggie was exposed to a range of composers and musical genres. Reggie met his wife and musical partner Kim by chance at a summer camp in 1974, and began to develop their "Bach to Rock" musical approach, mixing classical, folk, gospel and jazz to their music of love, hope, freedom and empowerment. Tonight Reggie performs as a soloist while his soulmate, Kim is away at another event.

Pat Wictor
Pat Wictor burst on the folk and acoustic scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for doing fresh and memorable versions of traditional and contemporary songs. He's become a well-regarded singer and songwriter, creating material grounded in rural country, gospel, and blues. In recent years he's been touring nationally as one third of Brother Sun, the powerful harmonizing trio with Joe Jencks and Greg Greenway. Pat has lived in Venezuela, Holland, Norway, and England, which has given him an awareness of how people can take different paths to arrive at the same destination.

January 10, 2015:

Special Afternoon Event:
A Celebration of Ray Korona
Lower Level Assembly Hall
3:00-6:00 pm

Share a short memory or song.

January 10, 2015:

Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
Jeffrey Lewis has been playing his songs in Russia, Australia, China and all over Europe and the USA. Jordan Carlos does stand-up all over the country; he's also on MTV's Guy Code and Girl Code and in the (new) feature film Three Generations with Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts, due out in 2015. Perry Robinson, a multiple first-place winner of the Downbeat International Jazz Poll, has played all over the world with musicians from Dave Brubeck to Badal Roy to Charlie Haden. Shayna Lewis and the Azure (Heart) Beats have been making world tours in Brooklyn this past year. Erica Hansen sang with the U Mass Chamber Choir and also won the gold medal as the lead vocalist in the state-wide Jazz Band Competition. Joshua Sol Lewis is playing Son Jarocho on guitar and also playing flute in Kargus, an African percussion band based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Professor Louie and Fast Eddie, veterans of the Peoples Voice Cafe, have played more meetings, rallies, benefits and demonstrations than they can remember. Most everyone has CDs out somewhere in the world.

January 17, 2015:

Peoples' Voice Cafe Open Mic Night
Here is your chance to perform a song of your choosing for peace, justice, human rights, and/or the environment. Here is your chance to perform a song of your choosing for peace, justice, human rights, and/or the environment. Sign-up begins at 7:00 PM. For this night only we are asking for a contribution of just $5 or $10. As always, you are welcome to give us more if you choose and less if you cannot. No one will be turned away for lack of money. Cosponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

Please note: Holly Near had to postpone her performance until a later time. Since she was going to donate her share of the gate receipts to Action for Health in the Americas to support the work of Educación Popular en Salud in Chile, you are still welcome to make a donation directly to AHA for that purpose.

January 24, 2015:

Closed for People's Music Network Winter Gathering
in Greenfield, Massachusetts, January 23-25.

Register at:
See you there!

January 31, 2015:

David Kleiman Memorial
David Kleiman, singer, musician, genealogist, choral director, and much more, passed away in January 2014. A group of singers and musicians who played with David over the years is gathering to honor his memory, including Joy Bennett, Jan Christensen, Alison Kelley, Kate Kleiman, Chris Koldewey, Jen Larson, Ken Schatz, Chris Seymour, Ellen Weiss, Frank Woerner, and Heather Wood. Expect an evening of great chorus songs, shanties, and reminiscences. Performers' share of the proceeds will go to Kate, David's widow. Cosponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

And coming up...

Feb 7: Rod MacDonald

Feb 14: Women's Voices for Love & Freedom: Alice Farrell; Robbie Wedeen; MaryNell Morgan

Feb 21: Rep. Major Owens Memorial, produced by Chris Owens, with the Owens Brothers and others

Feb 28: MacDougal Street Rent Party Reunion

Mar 7: International Women's Day Celebration: SONiA of Disappear Fear

Mar 14: emma's revolution

Mar 21: Brooklyn Community Storytellers; Adele Rolider

Mar 28: Brooklyn Women's Chorus

Apr 11: Raging Grannies; Patricia Shih

Apr 18: Ray Korona Celebration & Tribute Concert, with the Ray Korona Band and others

Apr 25: Sally Campbell; Pat Lamanna

May 2: Anne Hills, Harmonic Insurgence

May 9: 2nd Annual Pete Seeger Sing Along (PVC benefit)

May 16: The Cost of Freedom: Kent & Jackson State 1970-2015.
A Commemorative Concert with emma's revolution, Magpie & Holly Near. Produced by Susie Erenrich. A project of the Cultural Center for Social Change and PVC.