Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Handy, Spook America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Rucker, Sparky and Rhonda Heroes & Hard Times History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker take the audience on a journey spanning over three centuries of American and African-American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the westward migration, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the period. They accompany themselves with fingerpicking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. Their music includes old-time blues, Appalachian music, Civil War music, spirituals, and slave songs as well as originals. Sparky and Rhonda also tell traditional tales, for example Brer Rabbit, High John the Conqueror, or Appalachian tales,and they have been featured at the International Storytelling Center and festival.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Multi Modality Hands On Arts Music,
Visual Arts- Folk Arts,
Visual Arts- Other
Information and demonstration of the recreational and therapeutic benefits of the expressive arts, including visual arts, literary arts, music and movement. Interactive participation encouraged. A visual arts activity may include collage, followed by free writing or poetry and a music/movement piece to express what happened in the process of immersing into the art-making. An explanation of how using a multi-modal approach accesses different senses and expands the experience. This is a no-experience necessary program. no fear program. Music making may include hand-held percussion or stringed instruments.
$101- $200
Jablonski, Barbara Barbara Jablonski & Friend Holiday Concert History,
Music
Christmas Through the Ages Program. Vocal and instrumental program showing beginnings of traditional and contemporary European and American Christmas and holiday favorites. Instruments include hammered dulcimer, ukulele, guitars, table harps, Appalachian dulcimer, accordions.
$101- $200
Krass, Matt Matty Roxx children's concert Music,
Visual Arts- Other
Matty Roxx offers a 45 minute performance of super-engaging children's sing-along songs, plenty of movement, marching, shaking instruments and colored scarves and a bubble machine finale.
$201- $350
!, briz EARTHSONGS-(Saving the Environment Through Music) National Tour Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
Earth friendly songs and a powerpoint slide presentation interspersed with environmental narratives makes this an entertaining and educational show. Briz presented a wonderful,entertaining and informative program to all 900 students in our school. His presentation left the students wanting more. -Marilyn Katz-Vice Principal Lawrence Intermediate School
$201- $350
Ransom, Stanley Songs of Lake Champlain History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Songs of Lake Champlain, from the earliest Native American to the most recent. Songs about Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster, picking berries, shipwrecks, the islands of Lake Champlain, history, Battles on Lake Champlain, ice rescues, etc. Fun songs to sing along. Stories about Lake Champlain, Vermont, the Adirondacks.
$201- $350
Winter, Cathy Songs and Stories for the Season of Lights - A Family Concert for the Winter Holidays Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Ring in the holiday season with Cathy’s participatory family concert of songs and stories from around the world! Hear tales of Hanukah goblins and the fierce Algonquian giant from the north known as Winter. Sing songs of Christmas cheer, Hanukah candles, the best toppings for potato latke, the qualities of the individual days of Kwanza, and much more. However this time of year is celebrated, it is a time for gathering together with songs and stories to carry us through into lighter times. Invite your community in for a concert that will bring cheer and light to all !!
$201- $350
Booking, Unbound Spook Handy - America's Story through Folk Songs History,
Music
America's Story through Folk Songs traces American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through today. Honoring the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Right Movement, 60's and 70's Peace Movement and more recent issues are presented with a completely contemporary sound and unabashedly positive sensibility. The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music is alive and well. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places.
$351- $500
Bernard, Clifford South Huntington Public Library Summer Concert Music
An evening of swing, jump blues, and original music by Lil' Cliff and the Cliffhangers. The New York based swing and jump blues quartet mixes a unique blend of vocal harmonies and original style to their swinging sound. The band has been performing together as a working unit, and bringing our music to the New York/New Jersey metro area for over twenty years. This road-seasoned group features some wonderfully original tunes, complete with robust harmonies that stomp out a declaraton of spiritual fervor and upbeat entertainment for all age groups.
$501- $1000
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