Marc Berger performs RIDE: A Concert of American Roots Music

Monday, September 12, 2016

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2016-09-12 18:30 - 20:00

Hear songs about the American West at an evening concert of American Roots Music.

Marc Berger performs RIDE 

Clouds that forever stampede the endless sky, shadows gliding over canyon walls - the West is a vast expanse of magic and mystery. American artists from John Ford to Frederick Remington to A.B. Guthrie have used film, canvas and the printed page to convey the essence of its unique landscape and mythology. Inspired by Marc's lifelong love affair with the American West, RIDE, his current release, presents ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the West's wide open spaces. 
Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan, and other national acts.  His song "The Last One", a staple of Richie Havens' concerts for over twenty five years, has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News.

“A thoroughly engaging performer, Marc's between song "stage banter" went well beyond the witty patter of many musical performers.  He is certainly capable of telling an amusing yarn, but what makes his performances especially appropriate for a library setting are the cultural, topographical and often quite literary references he makes.  He provides as sharp a portrait of the American West as any contemporary singer-songwriter--whether native to the region or not.  Marc Berger is the real deal."  Gregory Callahan, Director, Hyde Park Free Library (Hyde Park, NY)

Enjoy a performance of some of the cuts from RIDE with Marc on vocals, acoustic guitar, and harmonica backed by Rich DePaolo on bass and vocals.

 This program is free and open to all.

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