John McCutcheon (with others) at
Together Again: a Kid Pan Alley Benefit Concert (LiveStream)
Kid Pan Alley Facebook Page
May 4 MONDAY AT 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Join us for a virtual music festival to support Kid Pan Alley’s spring fundraiser on Monday, May 4th from 7-9 pm, featuring some of the world-renowned artists we’ve worked with over the years. You can watch on www.Facebook.com/KidPanAlley/live (Click the “Going” button to be notified when the livestream starts).
***Concert is free to attend but please donate to support our songwriting programs at: www.givelocalpiedmont.org/kidpanalley!***
Artists include Tom Paxton, Kathy Mattea, Ysaye M. Barnwell, Jon Vezner, Robbie Schaefer, John McCutcheon, Darrell Scott and more. They’ll be joined by some of our KPA songwriting staff including Lea Morris, Donald Sosin, Sahffi Lynne, along with hosts Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth.
Tom Paxton is a legend in the songwriting world. He has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60’s and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” generation. Tom has received 5 Grammy nominations as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy, ASCAP and the BBC. www.TomPaxton.com
Kathy Mattea is one of the most respected female country stars of her era, a commercially successful hitmaker who was able to bring elements of folk, bluegrass, gospel, and singer/songwriter intimacy to her music. She has charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including four that reached No. 1. She is also a two-time Grammy Award winner. www.Mattea.com
Darrell Scott is a singer, songwriter, session musician and a four time Grammy nominated artist. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and he has toured as part of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. He’s won Album of the Year and Song of the Year awards from the Americana Music Association and the Independent Music Association. www.DarrellScott.com
Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell toured with the internationally acclaimed singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock for more than 30 years, appearing on more than 30 recordings. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to concert halls in Africa, Europe and New Guinea. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves.
Grammy award-winning songwriter, Nashville based, Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs, topped by the poignant “Where’ve You Been,” reflects his straight-to-the heart sensibility and emotional awareness. He’s had songs recorded by Martina McBride, Janis Ian, John Mellencamp, Nancy Griffith, Faith Hill, Clay Walker, and Diamond Rio among others. www.JonVezner.com
John McCutcheon a folk music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 40 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer, and is also proficient on many other instruments including guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and Jew’s harp. He has received six Grammy Award nominations. www.folkmusic.com
Robbie Schaefer is a musician, songwriter, and playwright devoted to service through the arts. He is the guitarist and songwriter for the indie folk band Eddie From Ohio and has released several solo albums, including his most recent, 2017′s Sounds Like Home: Songs From the Musical, Light Years. In 2018, Robbie made his theatrical stage debut in Signature Theatre’s LIGHT YEARS, a musical for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. www.RobbieSchaefer.com See Less