Second Saturday Music Cafe @ Nine Bayard

Oscar Brand’s Folksong Festival, broadcast every Saturday 10:00-11:00p.m. (Eastern time) on WNYC-AM in New York City, can be heard live worldwide on wnyc.org. Oscar has been doing this show since 1945!

Folk singer, recording artist, songwriter, guitarist, bawdy song balladeer, sea chantey performer, radio broadcaster, television program host, special events director, emcee, Broadway musical composer, playwright, actor, author, storyteller, musicologist, historian, Children’s Recording Artist, curator of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Honorary Ph.D., a true Renaissance man.

Mara Levine’s new album Mara’s Gems is a true gem with her crystal clear voice, subtle vibrato, and skillful way with a melody line. The songs, strung together like the care-worn precious stones on your grandmother’s necklace, are (as a wine critic might say) rich with notes of sterling silver, amethyst, mother of pearl and smoky quartz, with a smooth, sweet finish. Joined by her friends William “Rusty” Crowell on guitar and Jan Alba on flute.

May 9th, 2009 — $25 advance; $30 at the door; $10 kids.

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