8th Step: Phil Ochs Song Night: Tribute to Magpie

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sat 9/22/18: Phil Ochs Song Night: Tribute to Magpie
Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner) & Pat Wictor

Sonny Ochs has long spread the music of her late iconic songwriter brother Phil, commemorating his remarkable songs in concerts far and wide. This night, internationally known singer-songwriters Greenway, Harris, Wictor and Magpie showcase the raw musical activism of ’60s icon Ochs’, and also salute longtime Phil Ochs Song Night staples MAGPIE (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner).

Magpie first performed together 45 years ago, almost to this very day. In the middle of the evening a very special segment will be devoted to their music.

Leonino (harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, guitar, vocals) & Artzner (guitar, vocals) have for 4 1/2 decades turned their music toward all things peace and justice: civil rights, politics, diversity, and conserving the environment – with emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay and our Hudson River, race relations, and working men and women.

Their resolve: preserve and enhance our beautiful, hard-won and troubled land, its people, its wilderness and green space, and its inclusive culture. They name corruption; they sing for justice; then with a joyous verve they rip off a ‘30s swing tune, a soaring salute to the Pete Seeger’s sloop Clearwater (“White Wings”), or a rollicking allegory starring a fat fish (“Hugh the Manatee.”)

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