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Toshi Reagon, Solo in Ashland
Havurah Shir Hadash
Ashland, OR
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Toshi Reagon, Solo in Ashland
Toshi Reagon Performs Solo at the Havurah in Ashland October 23


..one of the most compelling performers on the modern-rock scene.
—The New York Times

Oh, that voice...devotees know they?ve borne witness to one of the great voices of this generation.
—The Village Voice

On Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 PM Toshi Reagon will perform, solo, at the Havurah in Ashland. Described by Vibe magazine as "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride" and by Pop Matters as "a treasure waiting to be found," Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that's dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk. The New York Times described her blend as "...a love of mixing things up...[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon." Her live performances, in particular, aren't just accessible; they're irresistible. And Toshi Reagon loves her audiences. Leading her renowned band--BIGLovely, launched in 1996--she instantly connects, inspires and empowers.


Over nearly 30 years, Reagon has collaborated with top innovators across a wide spectrum of the entertainment field. Since Lenny Kravitz chose her, straight out of college, to open for him on his first world tour, she has gone on to share stages with notable colleagues such as Nona Hendryx, Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, Lizz Wright, Me'shell NdegéOcello and Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius). Her performances with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon--civil rights activist and founder of the a cappella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock--are legendary. Toshi Reagon composed and served as musical director for Bones and Ash: A Gilda Story (1995), a production by the acclaimed Urban Bush Women dance troupe. She has also scored dance works by LAVA (most recently, we become in 2008) and by the Jane Comfort Dance Company (Asphalt and Underground River). Her musical work has been featured in film (The Secret Life of Bees) and television (PBS/WGBH's Africans in America, The L Word, Crossing Jordan, House and HBO's award-winning Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, produced by Jonathan Demme and LisaGay Hamilton). She collaborated, as conductor, musician and instrumental composer/arranger, with director Robert Wilson and with Bernice Johnson Reagon on a Gustave Flaubert-inspired opera, The Temptation of St. Anthony (2003), which toured throughout Europe.


Poet and playwright Carl Hancock Rux tapped Reagon as one of the producers for his Rux Revue album. She also produced Casselberry DuPree's Hot Corn in the Fire and Gina Breedlove's Open Heart. She served as producer or co-producer on four CDs for Sweet Honey in the Rock--In This Land (1995), Still On The Journey (1993), Sacred Ground (1996) and The Women Gather (2003). She has written songs for Lizz Wright's Dreaming Wide Awake (2005) and co-wrote and plays on several songs on Wright's The Orchard (2008). She is currently working on a new CD with Wright.


Some of Reagon's proudest moments have included playing for her godfather Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden (2009), a benefit for Seeger's environmental organization, Clearwater. She has also performed with the Freedom Singers at the White House in President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's tribute to the music of the civil rights movement.


Toshi Reagon's honors include a 2009 Out Music Award, the 2007 Black Lily Award for Outstanding Performance, and a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts award for music composition. She was one of several women honored by the National Women's History Project for "amazing intelligence, talent, courage and tenacity [that testify] to the myriad ways that generations of women have moved history forward."

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and are available at The Music Coop, 181 "S" St. in Ashland or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Listen to Toshi's music at www.toshireagon.com. The Havurah is located at 185 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland. Call 488-7716 for more info.

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Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N. Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
United States

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Music

Minimum Age: 11
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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