The partnered charity for this concert is Doctors Without Borders
Singer, songwriter and storyteller, David Massengill burst onto the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-70s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk. Thirty years later, he's still walking those streets, but now he's being recognized universally for his pivotal role in keeping the American folk music tradition alive.
Called a "master of vivid lyrical imagery" (Boston Globe), David continues to create beautiful and poignant "story songs" that are intimate and relevant and tug at your emotions. Songs like "Rider On An Orphan Train", a narrative ballad ringing with truth and anguish" (Washington Post), "Number One In America", a riveting and ironic civil rights anthem" (Boston Globe) and the biting political statement, "The Gambler, a thing of beauty about all things ugly" (Barry Crimmns).
His songs have been covered and recorded by Joan Baez, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who said David "took the dull out of dulcimer!" Notes Music Boulevard, "That David made the lap dulcimer his instrument of choice tells us a lot about the soft-spoken native of eastern Tennessee. He accompanies his performance with an instrument indelibly Appalachian, yet conquers even the most urban of musical communities. He does it without losing that remarkable gift of storytelling."
David has released six albums, eleven bootlegs and fourteen books to date, including, "Partners in Crime", the debut album of The FolkBrothers, David's duo project with the late great Jack Hardy.
Mike & Aleksi Glick - Generations
Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick is a father and son group. They are both songwriters and guitarists. Before working with his son, Mike toured the USA, Europe and Asia. His group was reviewed by Robert Palmer in The New York Times, "The material has the sound and rhythms of Brazilian... and Afro-Cuban music (and) is more rousing and musically substantive than the music of city folksingers of previous generations." Pete Seeger called Mike "one of the best songwriters going." Aleksi is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory in jazz guitar, where he held the Charlie Byrd Memorial Scholarship. He has studied with such world class jazz guitarists as Paul Bollenback, Vic Juris, Pat Martino and Jon Abercrombie, led his own music groups in Baltimore and NYC, and has already composed music for film.tickets & more information >
Generations mixes new and old. Now mining the blues, but also influenced by and playing jazz, folk and latin music, virtuoso lead guitar, fine vocals and harmonies.......provocative!