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Our Times Coffeehouse: Greg Greenway 11/20/09 & more

Dear Folk Music Fans,   I had a computer crash, so this Email is being sent out to an older list. If you asked to be removed, you may have to ask again.  Additions my have to ask again to be added.  RdeBruin@OptonLine.net .

Greg Greenway  @ Our Times Coffeehouse on Third Friday, November 20

Concert 8 pm; Doors 7:15 pm. Save your seat and enjoy refreshments before the show! Our Times Coffeehouse, Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 2 miles West of Meadow Brook Parkway, Past Franklin (Mineola Blvd), South (Left) Side next to water tower. About ¼ mi East of end of Old Country Rd (turns North & becomes Herricks Rd & goes under the railroad, Rockaway Ave goes South) http://www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org 516 541 1066 Admission $15 Seniors (65 & Up) & Students (w/school I.D.) $12; Children (under 12) $6; (very young children are free) January Our Times Coffeehouse has Bill Staines on the Third Friday January 15, 2010 . 

I have included other listings at the end of the Email.

Thank you for your support of Long Island Folk Music, the Artists, Our Times Coffeehouse, and The Song Box.

Yours truly,
Richard de Bruin
rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us or rdebruin@optonline.net

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us or RdeBruin@OptonLine.net

Greg Greenway

Greg Greenway http://greggreenway.com/

Beneath the radar of the corporate music world there are gems to be found.  Greg Greenway is a multi-faceted one.  A rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greenway is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers who have found a home in the modern acoustic genre.  Originally from Richmond, VA, he moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. Put simply, he is one of the finest entertainers you’ll ever see.  Musically, he draws inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music.  But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie.  His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway’s humanity and his easy affinity for the audience.

He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.”  The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment,rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” An October Boston Globe review wrote: “The Cape Cod songwriter stands squarely between the wistful intimacy of folk-pop and the progressive balladry of Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie.  As his new album, “Weightless” proves, his confessional style, sleek guitar, soaring voice, and pop-sweet melodicism make him an uncannily effective political singer.  Best of all, he has learned Guthrie’s most vital lesson: that hope is a more powerful and renewable resource than rage.

Along with Greenway’s five other critically acclaimed solo releases, Weightless has been well received.  In September, October, and November of 2006, it was #5, #6 & #7 nationally on the Folk DJ list and has make it to the final nominations of the North American Folk Alliance’s CD of the year.  He has been included on numerous compilations as well, including Putumayo World Music’s Shelter, Christine Lavin’s Big Times In A Small Town and Laugh Tracks, Sliced Bread’s Phil Ochs tribute CD, What’s That I Hear, and NPR’s Car Talk’s compendium of disrespectful car songs, CarTalk CarTunes.

Among Greenway’s performance highlights are a show at Carnegie Hall in the New York Singer/Songwriter Festival which was rebroadcast on NPR’s World Cafe, an appearance on nationally syndicated Mountain Stage, and a show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoring Phil Ochs.  In August of 2000, Greenway was seen world wide on CNN’s World Beat in a segment on socially conscious artists.  He was filmed at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival Festival performing along with Folk legend Pete Seeger and others.  Greenway was featured on the weekend edition of NPR’s All Things Considered.  In a recent survey of Boston’s premiere Folk Music station, WUMB, of all artists large and small over their 20 years on air, Greenway was picked 12th. At the end of October 2006, he was selected to sing his trademark remake of U2’s, “In the Name of Love” to close a rally at the University of Virginia that featured NAACP Chairman, Julian Bond.

.www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org

Our Times Coffeehouse

Third Friday, November 20, 2009

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Our Times Coffeehouse

+ Third Fri Nov 20 Greg Greenway + Merry Christmass & Happy Holidays! + Third Fri Jan 15, 2010 Bill Staines, Bill’s annual visit to the Coffeehouse! + Third Fri Feb  + Third Fri Mar  + Third Fri Apr  + Third Fri May  + Usually Second Fri June

Watch for fine Winter/Spring 2010 Our Times Coffeehouse performers!

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us  RdeBruin@OptonLine.net

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The Song Box has brought the donated food to Island Harvest www.islandharvest.org Mineols 516-294-8528, (Uniondale 516-805-4786 & Holbrook 516-805-4783); the Inter-Fath Nutritional Network, INN www.the-inn.org Hempstead (516) 486-8506; and Huntington based groups.

Many of the venues listted below also have food collection.  I have indicated those that I am sure collect food.  Bring a can or other nonperishable food when you go to them!

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ ” Matthew 25:34-40

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To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us  RdeBruin@OptonLine.net

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Mon Nov. 30 World March for Peace and Nonviolence Long Island/NYC event. Local Facebook group for World March for Peace events: .http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=75745675955&ref=mf The World March for Peace and Nonviolence www.worldmarchusa.net will be in NYC on Monday, November 30th. Long Islanders will be joining the marchers in Brooklyn.  Long Island Peace Groups, coordinated by Pax Christi, will be organizing vans, and also gathering folks on the train. Van info at next, LIRR info at bottom.

Van Info To reserve a spot on a van, please contact George as soon as possible. George’s # is: 516-249-7517  Two vans will be picking up Long Islanders to participate.The vans are for those who will not be walking over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Pick up points will be the LIE Park & Rides Exit 58 Old Nichols Rd at 10am and Exit 36 Christopher Morley Park at 10:45 am. The vans will be meeting with others at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 1pm and then onto City Hall for a rally at 3pm.   One van will go back to Long Island after this rally.  The second van will stay in NYC to participate in events at Riverside Church at 7pm. More info on these events will be forthcoming Please be advised that a ticket charge might be involved for Riverside Church event.  There is a  cost  Your prompt reply to this email is of utmost importance for the organizing of these vans. If you are interested in taking a van, please call George at 516-249-7517 at your earliest convenience. Please respond to George even if you have signed up for the van previously.

Train Info  To take a train: There will also be trains going into Brooklyn to meet with the World Marchers and NYC participants. A LI WPM representative will be at each station to meet you. Please sit in the first car of the train. Marchers will be met at Flatbush Ave. and proceed to Brooklyn Borough Hall where a march over the Brooklyn Bridge at 1pm will commence to City Hall for a rally at 3pm. We are waiting on information regarding events to take place at Riverside Church at 7pm.  Train schedule: Leave Babylon: 10:19 AM (arrive Flatbush Ave. 11:33 AM); Leave Wantagh: 10:41 AM; Leave Baldwin: 10:51 AM; Leave Ronkonkoma: 10:08 AM; Leave Huntington: 10:04 AM; Leave Hempstead: 10:11 AM (arrive Flatbush Ave., 11:03 AM); If you are interested in taking a train and need additional information, please call Karen at 631-875-8647 or email rksrc2001@yahoo.com

Activist Hotline: (631) 798-0778 Photos, archives and more at the web-site: www.peacesmiths.org

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For information on other events (Copy links into Browser, if required, since some may not function) Many venues take the summer or holiday seasons off)

Fordham U WFUV 90.7FM www.WFUV.org

Stony Brook U WUSB 90.1FM www.WUSB.org www.WUSB.FM

WSHU 91.1FM or 91.3FM + others www.WSHU.org

WPKN 89.5FM www.WPKN.org

Gary’s LIConcertNotes@optonline.net frequent and quite inclusive LI Listings! If you do not receive Long Island Concert Notes you should send your Email address to Gary.

Updated Listings & Info! Includes Lots of Long Island listings Mike & Glen’s www.AcousticMusicScene.com

Some LI listings + NYC + the region Acoustic Live www.AcousticLive.com

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us

You should always check with the venue for changes, my mistakes and weather

Now Every Wed again 8p Acoustic Long Island at Deepwells Mansion www.AcousticLongIsland.com Open Mike +  outdoor Summer Concert!

Check First Fri Island Songwriters Showcase Syosset Showcase www.IslandSongWriters.org w/ open mic 8pm Borders Books Syosset Hosts Bill Ryan & Vinny Crici

First Fri Peacesmiths Coffehouse www.peacesmiths.org First United Methodist Church of Amityville, 25 Broadway/rt110 (Southmost end near Merrick Rd/Montauk hwy)  (631) 798-0778 w/ open mic

Usually First Fri Garden Stage Concerts www.gardenstage.com Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau www.uuccn.org 223 Stewart Ave @N/W Corner Nassau Blvd, Garden City, NY 516-248-8855

First Sat 7:30p First Saturday Concert, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org 631-425-2925 (usually w/ open mic) Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport  + Dec 5 Jug Addicts + outdoor Free Summer Concert/Festival Huntington’s Heckscher Park (Church Collects Food)

Usually Sun afternoons 2p The University Café www.UniversityCafe.org Stony Brook Union Building, Stony Brook University 631-632-1093 SundayStreetWUSB@aol.com Host Charlie Backfish, Sunday Street Radio Sunday morning 9-11:30am WUSB FM90.1 www.wusb.fm + Special Fri Nov 20 Dala (Amanda Walther & Sheila Carabine) 8pm + Sun Nov 29 Ellis Paul 2pm + Sun Dec 6 An afternoon with Elliott Murphy 2pm + Sun Dec 13 The Pines

Second Thurs 7:30pm Second Thursday Concert Series, Babylon Village Arts Council, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, 180 West Main Street , Babylon 631- 661-1278 free

Second Fri 8pm The Grounds & Sounds Café http://groundsandsounds.uufsb.org Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd, Setauket 631-751-0297 (North of Rt 347 Near Stony Brook U ) w/ open mic

Second Sat 7:30pm Eclectic Café www.EclecticCafe.org 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Rd, Bay Shore  + Nov 14 Dee Harris & Greg Fine Mystery guest MC

Usually First Thurs 7:30 pm Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre www.liveinthelobby.org 71 East Main Street, Patchogue.+ Special Sun Nov 1 Katie Pearlman Band CD Release Party 7pm + Sat Nov 21 starting at 12 Noon the Second Patchogue Folk Festival Live in the Lobby: Caroline Doctorow, Johnnie Lee Jordan, Claudia Jacobs, James O’Malley, Hank Stone, Nina Et Cetera, Jay Scott, Johnny Cuomo and Miles to Dayton in a FREE special edition of Live in the Lobby sponsored by Blue Point Brewery. Then, come back for featuring Judy Collins, Susan Werner and John Gorka Live on the Main Stage at 7pm (tickets on sale now) + Dec 10 Love in the Lobby The John Brzoza Band in Concert featuring Jessie Haynes & Friends 6th Annual Toys for Tots Join The John Brzoza Band, Jessie Haynes, Jordan Hope, Satchel Boogie and more in an evening of local original music for a great cause!

Third Fri 8p Our Times Coffeehouse www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 516-541-1066   (Collects Food) + Third Fri Nov 20 Greg Greenway + Third Fri  Jan 15, 2010 Bill Staines

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us or rdebruin@optonline.net

Third Sat 8p Hard Luck Café, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport  (Church Collects Food) + Nov 21 Angelo M & Meg Braun + Dec 19 Caroline Doctorow & Susan Kane

Fourth Sat 8p The Song Box Concert reservations & George’s The Song Box Emailings (With color pictures) songbox@optonline.net 516-579-5365 Seaford    (Collects Food) + Fourth Sat Nov 28 John Ford (of The Strawbs & Hudson Ford)  + Fourth Sat Jan 2010  + Fourth Sat Feb + Fourth Sat Mar + Fourth Sat Apr + Fourth Sat May

Usually Fourth/Last Sat 8p.Soul Growth 4soulgrowth@gmail.com w/ open mic. Body Awareness Studio, 50 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 631-957-4692

Fourth/Last Sat The Last Licks Café www.lastlickscafe.org w/ open mic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Road, Huntington Advance tickets http://brownpapertickets.com/ + Nov 28 Maria Fairchild Bring new toy for donation + Dec 26 The Stoop Kids

Usually? Homegrown Music Cafe www.homegrownmusiccafe.com. St Gerard Majella Church, 300 Terryville Rd, Port Jefferson Station NY Just South of Rt 347+ Nov 14 Miles to Dayton also Rich Russo: Liza Coppola; & Downward Dawgs Donation plus a new unwrapped toy to help us with efforts in Project T.O.Y. (Treasure Our Youth) Run by the FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE

Usually? Brookhaven National Laboratory Music Club 631-344-3846. www.ticketweb.com or at door, Photo ID, William Floyd Parkway (County Rd 46), one-and-a-half miles North of Exit 68 LIE +

Fri & Sat every weekend 8p Samantha’s Lil Bit Of Heaven 287 Larkfield Road, East Northport Check Christian music type, comedy  www.SamanthasLilBitofHeavenorg 631-262-1212

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@OptonLine.net RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us

Long Island Traditional Music Association, LITMA www.LITMA.org Ocassional Concerts + frequent Contradance, English Country Dance, Family Dance, Shape Note Singing, LITMA Orchestra + Lots more

Finch Mountain House Concert 631-661-1278 FinchConcert@yahoo.com Reservations, Babylon + Sun Nov 22 Susan Werner, Julia Joseph opening  2-pm Pot Luck Supper 3pm Concert +   Sometimes Fri Evening Pot luck supper 7pm Concert 8pm. Please bring something to share

The Defibrillators Soon At A Library Near You + Fri Nov 20 Port Washington Public Library www.pwpl.org, One Library Drive Port Washington NY, 516-883-4400, @7:30pm day, Free  Sun Nov 29 Montclair Public Library www.montlib.com, 50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 973.744.0500 @2pm Free  + Fri Dec 11 Plainview Library www.nassaulibrary.org/plainv/, 999 Old Country Road, 516-938-0077, @7pm Free LI Center for Inquiry Event, + Sun Dec 13 Gold Coast Library www.goldcoastlibrary.org/, performance at the American Legion Post, 336, 190 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, N.Y., 516-759-8300, @3pm Free see library newsletter on web site.  + Sun Apr 18, 2010 West Babylon Public Library wbab.suffolk.lib.ny.us/ , @ 2pm Free 211 Route 109,

Various Sun Folk Jams, Sing Alongs, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org Check www.groups.yahoo.com/group/LIfolkies Larry Lewitt LLewitt@yahoo.com 1-5pm At the Huntington Library, Main St, just East of Woodbury Rd, Closing Weather info Huntington Library 631-427-5165 + Sun Nov 22

The Folk-Groovin’ Café Host Jim Frazzitta, 8pm St Lawrence of Canterbury Church’s Performance Center, 655 Old Country Rd., Dix HIlls [3/10 mile West of Deer Park Rd (Rte. 231) (West Fork)] + Sat Nov 7

Sat Nov. 14 Denise Romas Long Island’s Best Desserts www.longislandsbestdesserts.com Main Street in Port Jefferson 7-10pm.

Court House Concerts www.courthouseconcerts.com courthouseconcerts@yahoo.com Merrick Reservations + Sun Nov 22 John Elliott & Anthony da Costa Pre-show gathering 2pm Showtime 3pm

Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org Special House Concert:bring your instrument/voice for after  Space limited: reserve thru Brown Paper Tickets

Fourth Fri Pagan Place Concerts, South Huntington 8pm 631-470-4317

Huntington Arts Council www.HuntingtonArts.org 631-271-8423  & Town of Huntington + Annual Summer Arts Festival + Annual Long Island Fall Festival + other events with music

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us RdeBruin@OptonLine.net

Special new Weekly Wed The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council 631.473.5220  www.gpjac.org Summer concerts +

Northport Arts Coalition www.NorthportArts.org + NAC 2nd Wednesdays is a collaborative venture with the Northport Library  + various Fri Do-Ing Music Concert: 7:30pm Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Northport + Every Summer

?One Fri per month The Northport East Northport Public Library in Cooperation with The Northport Arts Coalition proudly presents: Do-Ing Music 7:30pm Northport Library 151 Laurel Ave.

“Blue Grass Time” Buddy Merriam every Wed. night from 6-8 on WUSB 90.1FM or live www.WUSB.fm www.BackRoadsBluegrass.com www.myspace.com/BuddyMerriamBackRoads

The Islip Arts Council www.IslipArtsCouncil.org 631-224-5420  info@IslipArtsCouncil.org www.IslipArtsCouncil.org/music.html + Outdoor & indoor events

Brentwood Public Library Free Concert Series 7pm 34 Second Avenue Brentwood, NY Co-Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council and the Brentwood Public Library

The Jean Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street www.LandmarkonMainStreet.org 516-767-6444 at 232 Main St, Port Washington + Fri Oct 23 Rickie Lee Jones, Landmark Specials + Sat Nov 7 Spotlight Gala ’09 – Kelli O’Hara Gala Concert + Thurs Nov 12 An Evening with Ron Darling. Conversations From Main Street + Sat Nov 14 Jane Monheit, Main Stage + Sat Nov 21 Paper Bag Players’ ” The Great Mummy Adventure ” Children’s Series + Sat Dec 5 Taylor 2 Dance Company, Dance Series + Sat Dec 12 The Klezmatics World Beat  WFUV 90.7FM City Folk Sunday Breakfast (Sunday 8-11am) DJ John Platt hosts Fabulous Folk Series!

New! Homegrown Music Cafe www.homegrownmusiccafe.com St. Gerard Majella Church.300 Terryville Rd Port Jefferson Station +  Sat Oct 24 Sheri Miller; Also appearing Ryan Parise; Jordan Hope; & Rick Bonilla + Usually to be  Second Sat

For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public. + Wed Dec 2 Gathering Hank Stone for the annual Green Party Holiday Party. Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) www.piscescafe.net Come hungry!

Sonic Underground Presents House Concert in Stony Brook  www.Lucky13.fm Open Mic 3pm Potluck so bring something fun to eat or drink www.lucky13.fm/SUHouseConcertInfo.htm Reservation confirmation and directions

Outdoor Concert and pot luck supper at 5:30pm Bring a dish to share and something for a donation to the local food bank. Limited seating is available so please bring your portable chair if you have one. Suggested Donation is $10. Payment is at the door. Please RSVP Nancy@lessstressyoga.com Fort Salonga, Long Island (Near Northport) *

Barb’s The Long Island Poetry Calendar & some music events www.poetz.com/longisland/index.htm

My Long Island Folk Music Emails have sometimes been posted on Kimberly & Ian’s www.onthewilderside.net or www.www.onthewilderside.com

and also posted by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Records www.paradiddlerecords.com

The Song Box reservations & George’s The Song Box Emailings SongBox@optonline.net (With color pictures)

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us

 

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