Hosted by Sonny Ochs

Feauring MAGPIE,
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The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club takes great pride in presenting a Phil Ochs Song Night. Hosted by his sister Sonny, Phil Ochs song nights commemorate his life and music while also highlighting new talents making music in the spirit that Phil made his music.

GREG GREENWAY'S music blends the passion of Richie Havens, the lyrical guitar of James Taylor, and the rhythmic and political influences of Peter Gabriel, the Police and a wealth of Third World Artists. Greenway now has five critically acclaimed solo Releases: A Road Worth Walking Down (nominated for two Boston Music Awards), Singing For the Landlord (top five CDs for 1995 on the Internet Folk DJ list), Mussolini's Head(1998), Something Worth Doing (2001), and most recently, Greg Greenway: Live (2003). He has been included on numerous compilations as well, including Sliced Bread's Phil Ochs tribute CD, What's That I Hear, and the compendium of disrespectful car songs from NPR's Car Talk, CarTalk CarTunes. Greg was born in Virginia and now makes his home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

KIM & REGGIE HARRIS' are two vibrant, superbly talented and engaging performers whose captivating stage presence has inspired audiences around the world for over 25 years. As singers, songwriters, storytellers, educators, historical interpreters and cultural advocates, they have used their remarkable voices and their unique talents to bring new insights to the entertainment and educational spectrum. Kim and Reggie have recorded 5 CDs on the Appleseed Recordings label, one CD for Folk Era; contributed tracks to each of Appleseed's Pete Seeger releases and are also featured (with other leading Folk and Acoustic artists) on a growing number of compilation and tribute CDs. Originally from Philadelphia, Kim and Reggie live in upstate New York.

MAGPIE consists of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, a husband-and-wife duo from Tacoma Park, Maryland. Originally from northeast Ohio, they met while attending Kent State University in 1973. Their repertoire of largely topical songs encompasses traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, blues, country and ragtime styles, and includes many original compositions. Magpie has a high-energy sound, characterized by tight harmonies and expert work on guitar, concertina, harmonica, mandolin and fretted dulcimer. They have released several cds including Spoken In Love, a collaboration with Kim and Reggie Harris.

JOHN FLYNN sings from the heart. His powerful songs of humanity and hope are deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs. John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music, drawn from a palette of awareness, irony, humor, and compassion. John’s artistic journey has taken him from Temple University, where he earned a degree in Political Science, to Nashville’s Music Row as a songwriter, to award-winning children’s recording artist and performer, to social justice activist. John is truly an American troubadour. John has shared the stage with some of the greats of our time, Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, to name a few. Arlo invited John to join his Train to New Orleans tour post-Hurricane Katrina, and Kris Kristofferson has not only sung on two of John’s CDs, but has given John previously unrecorded material to use. He lives in Delaware with his wife, four children, and their exuberant German Shepherd.

JEN CASS was born to unusually hip parents in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, where she was raised on a healthy mix of folk music, homegrown vegetables, spontaneous dancing, black licorice and Motown. Jen has always remained true to her folk roots, writing beautifully crafted songs that draw comparisons to songwriting legends Bob Dylan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, and Dar Williams, as well as playwright Eugene O'Neill. In 2003, Jen's song "Main Attraction" was selected as a winner in the Folk Category of both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the USA Songwriting Competition. Jen's latest release, Accidental Pilgrimage was one of the most added CDs of the summer of 2006 for folk and Americana radio, spawning five Top 25 hits including "Dear Mr. President" which finished the year at #26 on the 2006 Folk Chart, and is still receiving airplay worldwide.

We hope that you will join us for this exciting evening of music when the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club commemorates the life and music of Phil Ochs and celebrate the troubadors who carry on in his spirit .

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