Double bill January 19 at 7:30: Geoff Kaufman and Sally Rogers
Geoff Kaufman leads his audiences to the great truths, humor, and beauty in folk music. Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and compelling insights into history are woven into Geoff’s concerts. Songs of the sea, the earth, the heart and the spirit—all can be found in Geoff Kaufman’s ditty bag.
Above all, at the core of Geoff’s performance is his rich tenor voice and an exuberant love of singing. And part of that love is to encourage audiences to sing along, to share in the exhilaration of full-throated vocalization. In this age of electronic overload, Geoff stresses the “live” in live performance, promoting participation, be it by voice or heart or mind.
“…we are stunned by the beauty of your music.” – a fan in Corpus Christi, TX
Keep writing. Keep singing. There’s a song I want to teach the Sloop Singers, but it really needs your tenor voice. It is a thrill to hear you hitting those high notes.
– Pete Seeger
Sally Rogers, with her lovely and mesmerizing voice, will share the billing with Geoff!
— and they will perform some songs together!
Sally performs traditional, contemporary and original ballads, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife and a mother. She accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs in a voice that needs no further enhancement. “Sally Rogers has a clear, fluid and remarkably agile voice, a keen sense of drama, and a most refreshing sense of fun.” – Peggy Seeger
Unity Hall – a great space to perform – designed for listening!
“It’s always great to perform at any venue that’s designed for listening... It lets the songs shine, the music breathe … it allows for nuance and subtlety that you might sacrifice in a louder venue.”
-Ben Parent of The Rivergods
Norwich Bulletin 9/22/11
General Concert Info
Coffee and home-baked goodies served during intermission.
Unity Hall is a welcoming, accessible performance space.
In the event of emergency cancellation or delay of a concert, you will find notice here on our website home page and, in the case of severe weather, a delay/closing notice on (Connecticut) WTNH Channel 8. We will also email folks holding advance reservations and tickets.
New England Folk Network Defines Folk Music
"Folk. Folk music has long relied on oral/aural transmission, which lends to its accessibility and popularity in informal social situations. For purposes of this [New England Folk Network] website and this website only, I define “folk” as acoustic-based non-theatrical vocal or instrumental music created and/or performed without reliance on a classically or academically trained musical background; also, the subsequent evolutions of this music." Cited here.