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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Ransom, Stanley North Country Storytelling Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Storytelling for children and adults covers classic stories from Aesop to the North Country present. 'Cat Food,' The Hickery Tree, The Lake that Flew, plus stories from other lands, urban legends and southern tales.
$201- $350
Tincknell, Roger Across the Americas Multicultural- Native American,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Across the Americas is a multicultural, multilingual folk music journey from Canada to Chile performed on a variety of stringed, wind and percussion instruments. The program involves students in learning about the folk instruments, songs, and dances found throughout the Americas. From the Rockies to the Andes, New England to New Orleans, Across the Americas is a celebration of the many cultural influences found throughout the Americas. Audience members are invited to participate in singing, dancing, and playing Latin and African percussion instruments.
$201- $350
Gillman, Jackson Halloween Silly Willies Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Songs and stories to tickle your funny-bone without scaring anyone. A highly visual, energetic and interactive show with all the typical Halloween ingredients, but all in light-hearted fun. Maggie Hanelt, of Truro Public Library reports - Children and adults received your presentation with enthusiasm and appreciation. The audience members gave me a lot of positive feedback about what a lively and talented performer you are.
$351- $500
Speed, Sonny Tornado Alley Music
Tornado Alley is a five piece acoustic band that features four singer/songwriters on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass and a percussionist. The songs are all original and the sound is pure Americana with a generous helping of three & four-part harmonies that is focused on the vocals and songwriting. Following that tradition, Tornado Alley offers an array of styles from the American back roads that will have you feeling like you’re on a cross-country road trip with your radio on. Tornado Alley captures the feeling in song, of traveling from New England’s folk scene to the Bluegrass Region, across the Texas prairies, up through the Rockies and out to California. Audiences at Tornado Alley’s shows have truly been caught up in the band’s sound and have helped to make a good fan base. The band has opened up for Ricky Skaggs and others and headlined at many theaters, festivals and parks
$351- $500
Ring, Barbara Electrify Your Strings! Assembly Program Music
This inspiring event will surely have Mark Wood or Bridgid Bibbens “electrifying” everyone with a powerful solo performance (with backing tracks). Mark on his 7-string fretted purple Viper electric violin or Bridgid on her hot pink 7-string fretted Viper. The presentation includes riveting discussions about the importance of expressing oneself through music and art, improvisational techniques, and much more, and will engage students of every level. A question and answer period follows.
$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy Spook Handy In Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Spook Handy in Concert is the most popular show I do. Instead of being theme oriented, this is just simply me, my trio or full band showcasing mostly original songs from my 4 CDs. Sprinkled with occasional 60s and 70s folk songs or an obscure original, this concert engages audiences of all backgrounds and ages. 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
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
Black, Marc American Children Music,
Nature- Environment
The line between songs for kids and songs for adults disappears in this program. Marc's sense of humor and his ability to make his audience feel good about themselves seems to have no age limits. You'll experience all kinds of songs; one about Marc's love of his dog, another about the importance of picking up the litter. You'll hear original songs that Marc has sung at peace rallies with Pete Seeger as well as some surprising sing-alongs from the sixties like Wooly Bully and the Beatles', Help. Marc composed the song, American Children, originally sung by Richie Havens. It was the title track to an album that he produced. It won the American Library Association award for the Best Children's Album and the title track was featured for several years as the opening song on WBAI radio's children's hour.
$351- $500
Maurer, Jim Stylin Sounds D.J. Entertainment Media- Other,
Music,
Other
We here at Jester Jim Inc realize that DJ services are not just about music. Organizing games and dances with your families are what we do. From just kids, to children and their parents, to just entertainment at your next staff party, we have done it all and done it all well.
$101- $200
Walker, Nancy The Nancy Walker trio Literature- Creative Writing,
Music
The Nancy Walker trio performs original music and offers workshops on the craft of songwriting.
$351- $500
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