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Five Firsts: Greg Artzner of Magpie

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Magpie

Magpie

NAME: Greg Artzner
BAND AFFILIATION: Magpie
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, concertina, banjo

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Woody Guthrie: Bed on the Floor”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Peter, Paul & Mary at Blossom Music Center in Akron, Ohio

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a harmonica

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Blowin’ in the Wind” at a Civil Rights conference in my hometown at age 11.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Vinnie D Four, Canton, Ohio

Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino as Magpie join forces with Kim & Reggie Harris to celebrate the Season of Light with thier annual winter solstice concert at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady at 7pm on Sunday (December 11). Tix are $20 in advance; $24 at the door.

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Real Good for Free: Magpie’s “Sword of the Spirit” @ NYS Museum, 9/5/10

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

MagpieMagpie – the popular folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino – are certainly no strangers to the Nippertown music scene having played for many years at such local venues as Caffe Lena, the Eighth Step, Old Songs and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

In fact, the twosome recently relocated from Maryland to Schoharie County.

On Sunday, the New York State Library will present a double-header performance by Magpie at the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater.

In conjunction with the State Library’s month-long exhibit, “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation,” Magpie will present a concert of songs from their 2000 album, “John Brown: Sword of the Spirit,” at 2pm Sunday.

Following the concert, Saratoga Springs historian Amy Godine will deliver a lecture, “John Brown Country: History Enshrined, History Betrayed.”

Then Magpie will wrap up the festivities with a performance of their one-act play, “Sword of the Spirit,” based upon the life and letters of abolitionist John Brown and his wife, Mary Brown.

Admission is free to all of the day’s events and performances.

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