HOUSE CONCERT SALON SERIES
NOVEMBER 11, 2023
“Ian Smith, superb guitarist, singer and songwriter has been touring and performing in Ireland, Scotland, UK and all over Europe, USA for the past 30 years. 3 Album of the year nominations."
– Irish Music Magazine
Trad Magazine in France also voted him in the top ten albums of the year alongside such artists as Neil Young. “Le Peuple Breton” [Brittanny] For his “A Celtic Connection” Album. Highly respected on both sides of the Atlantic as “The Real Deal” - Check him out [Preferably Live] if you get the chance.
Saturday, November 11th at 5pm
Suggested Donation $20
Read more about Ian here.
Guitarist/steel guitarist extraordinaire Rob Stein brings an artistic passion to Irish and other traditional musics from across the pond. He recently returned from a 10 year residency in Ireland, performing and recording, and appears on Ian’s ‘The Woodstock Sessions’ as player, arranger and producer.
OKAY...it may be very chilly in November. But it may be warmish. Bring a blanket, make a donation for a delicious whiskey, and cozy in for a night like NO OTHER.
After the success of our inaugural summer 2022 season with Earth Intention and The House Concert Salon Series, we are thrilled to introduce The Storytelling Salon Series this summer - powerful solo theatre pieces with compelling storytelling and timely messages that lead us to having courageous conversations.
THE STORYTELLING SALON SERIES
JULY 1 - 2, 2023
Almost 13, written and performed by Joan Kane.
These are the memories of a young girl’s violent summer in Brooklyn. Can she survive a disintegrating family and racial violence? The play dramatizes the memories of a young girl, of being emotionally broken by the people and events in her neighborhood.
Saturday, July 1 @ 5pm
Sunday, July 2 @ 2pm
Donation: $20 can also be made at the door.
Salon Q&A afterwards.
Beverages available for donation.
Produced by Ego Actus and directed by Bruce A! Kraemer, Joan Kane has performed ALMOST 13 in the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row in 2019, at the Episcopal Actors Guild in October of 2021, in the Estrogenius Festival in March 2022, and in the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 18 performances at Greenside Venues.
After the The Plum debut, the show moves to Theatre Lab NYC, the Capital Fringe in Washington DC and the 2023 international tour in the Edmonton Fringe in Alberta Canada.
Joan Kane (writer/actor/producer) is the founding Artistic Director of Ego Actus. She got five stars for Almost 13 in the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Joan was awarded Best Director in the 2016 United Solo Festival where she has directed six pieces. Joan was named one of the 2011 People of the Year in honor of her contributions to the NY theatre scene and inducted to the Indie Theatre Hall of Fame by nytheatre.com. Her shows have been nominated for 61 awards, winning 21. For full bio go to: www.egoactus.com
THE STORYTELLING SALON SERIES
JULY 15, 2023
Hold On Tight...a love story, the award-winning (United Solo Festival) solo piece written and performed by multiple award-winner, Meg Flather, with direction by Lennie Watts.
The play shares the ups and downs of a caregiver’s journey through monologues and original songs, and the need to “hold on tight” to the final moments we have with our loved ones.
Run time of Hold On Tight: 50 minutes
Included in the evening is a showing of the 15 minute award-winning documentary film, Intimate Conversations, featuring myself and my Mother, Jan Bargman, that debuted in 1987. The director, Lindel Hart, Meg and myself will hold a Salon Q&A immediately following.
Saturday, July 15 @ 5pm
Donation: $20 at the door.
Online donation tickets:
Beverages available for donation.
Meg Flather is a two-time Bistro Award winner and a four-time Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Award winner who won the 2021 BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Award for Best Song. Meg has released eight CDs of her original music and has authored two books: Home Shopping Diva. . . Lessons, Lyrics and Lipstick and Hold On Tight . . . a love story. She debuted the one-woman musical version of the book, Hold On Tight, at the United Solo Theatre Festival at NYC’s Theatre Row, where it won the award for Best Storytelling Show.
The House Concert Salon Series 2022
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
From Sanskrit - Khu: 'higher self' / Ma: the Divine Mother / Ra: the Father of Light
Once upon a time, an African musician, a Classical musician, and a New York City session musician got together to see what would happen. From note one they found there was a certain magic, an inner harmony to the music they discovered together. Kumara was thus formed to perform original, transcendent compositions - compositions that have a powerful appeal to our shared humanity.
Sam·i·te (Sæm ē tay) n. 1.a. World-renowned musician, b. Humanitarian, c. Photographer. 2. Born and raised in Uganda. 3. Travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. 4. “While performing, I see that people are able to forget their differences and join as one in the moment; my hope is for that moment to last. If we can make that moment last, the world will be a better place.” www.samite.com
Internationally acclaimed violinist Shem Guibbory is an award winning soloist and chamber musician. Since 1992, Mr. Guibbory has been a member of the first violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Beethoven Halle Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony and the Symphony of the New World. He was the original violinist in the Steve Reich Ensemble and has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. www.innovativemusicprograms.com
Guitarist Sean Harkness is in high demand as a performer/composer on solo guitar, and accompanies an astonishing array of world class vocalists, musicians, and ensembles. Sean’s multiple awards include MAC, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld.com awards. Harkness represents Walden guitars and DR Strings, and has many commercial releases as an artist on Windham Hill Records [BMG/RCA/Sony] and others. www.seanharkness.com
Eric Wood recorded his first LP release, Letters From the Earth 20 years ago. It reached #6 album of the year in Italy and #11 in the Czech Republic the same year. After several European tours, he went on to record three more albums, Illustrated Night, Don't Just Dance and Hairpin Curve with T Xiques, Mark Dziuba and Megan Gould. In the US, Eric shared bills with Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega. Letters From the Earth was #9 in Billboard Magazine's 'Year-End Critics Top Ten Picks' (January 3, 1998). The New Yorker called Eric Wood "a compelling singer-songwriter poised for a breakthrough." These recordings are available on Spotify, YouTube and iTunes.
The New Yorker called Eric Wood "a compelling singer-songwriter poised for a breakthrough." www.ERICWOOD.com
“The next Buddha will be a sangha (community)”
– THICH NHAT HAHN
Beloved Buddhist Monk