GREG GREENWAY / RACHAEL SAGE at East Rock Concert Series - Sunday March 10, at mActivity, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: Greg Greenway, Special guest: Rachael Sage
at East Rock Concert Series -Sunday March 10, at mActivity, 285 Nicoll ST. New Haven
Tickets $20. Adv. $25. at the Door - Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Like other great performers before him, Greenways message is that we can all play a part and make a difference in the course of both our private and public lives. But few musicians can do just this with such style, passion and sheer musicality. - Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.
Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His In the Name of Love, a lead in to the U2 classic, Pride, was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.
He has been described as one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music. The Boston Globe wrote, Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway. Another reviewer perhaps described it best, A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk Music is too narrow a description.
Musically, his guitar, piano, and ukulele reflect inspiration from all over the mapgospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenways own humanity and affinity for the audience. He has legendary energy, couched in a presentation of high spirited give and take of such good humor that audiences unfailingly walk away uplifted.
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals. and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared stages with Beth Hart, Howard Jones, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. Her latest full-length album on MPress Records, "Myopia" is a bold departure, with a much stronger emphasis on her guitar playing over her signature piano palette.
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