Be Here Now: “The Songs of Malvina Reynolds” @ Old Songs, 9/11/10

September 9th, 2010, 11:58 am by Greg

Malvina Reynolds

Malvina Reynolds

Old Songs in Voorheesville kicks off its fall season on Saturday with a lasagna buffet dinner and a concert featuring some of Nippertown’s finest folk musicians performing “The Songs of Malvina Reynolds.”

A progressive topical songwriter of the ’50 and ’60s, Reynolds is best known for her satiric song “Little Boxes” (the theme for the Showtime series “Weeds”) and the wistfully nostalgic song “Turn Around” (which was a hit for Harry Belafonte. Her songs have also been recorded by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, the Seekers, Pete Seeger, the Limeliters and many others.

Selections from Reynolds vast songbag will be performed on Saturday by the eclectic Annie & the Hedonists, hepcats Addie & Olin, hammered dulcimer master Bill Spence, folksinger George Ward, singer-songwriter Debra Burger and singer-guitarist Roger Mock.

The evening will be begin with dinner at 6pm, followed by the concert at 8pm. Tix are $25; children 12 and under $12. Concert-only tix are available for $15/$5. Proceeds will benefit the Old Songs Capital Fund.


Caffe Lena Photo of the Day

May 25th, 2010, 11:55 am by Greg

We’re celebrating Caffe Lena’s 50th anniversary by publishing one photo each day this month from the rich archives of house photographer Joe Deuel.

Here’s one of our favorites – a 1991 photo of Vaughn and George Ward as they await their turn on stage at the annual Folk-A-Thon:

Vaughn And George Ward

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