The Peoples' Voice Cafe 239 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012 / 212-787-3903
PVC is an alternative coffeehouse offering live and live-stream entertainment in New York City,
presenting folk, blues, jazz, rap, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, theater and dance since 1979.
We shine a spotlight on social issues and artists from underrepresented cultures.
Alcohol-free ~ Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Masks are Required
We offer KN95 or other high quality masks to everyone entering.
We use three HEPA air purifiers within the Assembly Hall.
We have suspended the sale of food or drink, and there should be no eating on the premises.
John John Brown Songs, Stories, and Art: Lessons from Strangers No Depression magazine calls John John Brown's debut album The Road "a blend of astute Americana accompanied by
reflective glow," while Americana UK said his newest release is "so well written that every song could be a short
story." Post to Wire noted that "John Prine is a clear influence in the way Brown rolls astute observations and a humorous
slant into his lyrics." In recent years, John John has been chosen as a Kerrville New Folk winner and an Emerging Artist at
the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. In concert he mixes storytelling songs with the visual arts, creating an engrossing multisensory
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Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall (not the main sanctuary on West 4th St.)
239 Thompson Street, between West 3rd and West 4th Streets
New York NY 10012
to West 4th St./Washington Square - south exit
Walk three blocks east to Thompson Street; turn left. (3 minutes) MAP
All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:15.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.
Suggested contribution: $20. Friends of PVC*: $12. Students & Youth: $12
Folk Music Society of NY Members: $12. Judson Memorial Church Members: $12
More if you choose, less if you can't. No one turned away for lack of money. *Friends of PVC include monthly sustainers, regular volunteers, Collective members,
Fall 2023-Spring 2024: performers and people who donate at least $30.
Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.
Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. Pete Seeger hailed him as "One of the finest singers and
songwriters of our time." Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music since the early 60s. His songs have been
recorded and sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, and Arlo Guthrie. He and Tret have been
performing online lately, and this is their first in-person appearance since the pandemic. "If we had more Charlie Kings in the world, I'd be less worried." - Peggy Seeger "Luckily, we have him!" - Tom Paxton
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Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and
campuses in the Midwest. At 20, she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for
Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album
Mousetrap. She recorded her first album in 1973.
Some career highlights include winning the South Florida
Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories (Best
Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song), winning the Women in the Arts Jane
Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Music, and
winning the A Still Small Voice 4U songwriting competition with her song
2023 brings Tret's 18th album, Lavender Moonshine, a CD addressing the
times in which we live.
Besides touring and recording, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting, paints pet portraits on
commission, and has even published a cookbook, Tret's Kitchen. tretfure.com
Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor
When Reggie and Pat take the stage, it's a celebration. The joy that transfers to their audience is boundless.
For these veteran musicians and friends, their artistry and skill is heightened by years of collaboration and trust.
Reggie Harris has earned wide acclaim from audiences
and peers around the world. Reggie's ability to craft songs of subtlety and power, and to create arrangements that stir the
soul, emanates from a deeply rooted passion for song across a wide range of genres. He is an accomplished writer and singer
whose vast knowledge of the songs of human and civil rights has made him one of the leaders of the tradition. Reggie serves
on the board of the Northeast Folk and Dance Alliance. As Musical Education Director of the
Legacy Project, he works to increase knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement.
Pat Wictor burst on the acoustic music scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for fresh and memorable
interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. He has since become an acclaimed singer-songwriter of lean and poetic
songs, and a sought-after collaborator and session musician with dozens of recording credits. Pat has been
nominated for Folk Alliance Emerging Artist of the Year, for the Gospel Song of the Year by the Independent Music Awards,
and was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk songwriting contest. His new CD, FLARE, reached #1 on the Folk-DJ charts,
and the song, "How Will They Tell It," also climbed to #1. He is also a member of the band
Brother Sun. patwictor.com Facebook
Together, Reggie and Pat form a duo of jubilant harmony and instrumental expertise. They blend originals and carefully
chosen songs by other artists into an expansive and free-ranging musical conversation that draws audiences into a warm embrace.
December 23 & 30:
Closed for the Holidays
And Coming Up...
Peter Pasco Memorial Concert
Martin Luther King Celebration featuring Chris "Oledude" Owens and "Optimists For Peace"
Sogobrook + Vera Lata
Jon Dell + Talbot & Jenny & SamiRose
Jendog Lonewolf + Owusu Slater
Lindsey Wilson + Judy Gorman
Rod MacDonald & Marc Dann
Toby Fagenson Memorial Celebration
Young Voices: Brie Kelly + Lindsey Smith (Sponsored by The Folk Music Society of New York)
Barbara Rosica + Eric Kilburn
International Song Night: Le Ombre di Rosso + Guadalupe Peraza
Woman in Song and Struggle, with the Herstorians (Sharleen Leahey, Lydia Adams Davis & Pat Lamanna)
[Closed for Easter]
Atiba Wilson + DuPrée
Thelma Thomas with Pearls of Wisdom
Dilson Hernandez + Ben Bath
Thea Hopkins + Luci Murphy
[To Be Announced]
Genny Haley & Steve Suffet: 60th Year Reunion
Spring Finale with Fred Arcoleo, Shanika Anderson and others
Help The Peoples' Voice Cafe!
We are making great progress towards our fundraising goal after last year's cybertheft.
A heart-felt thanks to all who have contributed so far.
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The Peoples' Voice Cafe is supported in part by the generosity of
Peoples' Voice Cafe, started in 1979 by members of Songs of Freedom and Struggle, carries forward the vision of
using songs and performing arts to support the struggle for peace and justice.
All are impacted by the history and ongoing practice of systemic racism in this country and the continuing
brutal murders of Black Americans by police.
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, outraged by the many faces of racism found in education,
healthcare, housing, jobs, poverty, criminal justice, and voting. All must be free to move about in the
"land of the free" without suspicion, harassment, or arrest.
Peoples' Voice Cafe stands committed to speak out, sing out, and work against racism, white supremacy, and