Pete Seeger and Friends in Live Concert on November 9
Teaneck, NJ (October 12, 2007) — The legendary Pete Seeger will appear in a live concert, “Pete Seeger and Friends,” on Friday, November 9, 2007, at 7:45 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, NJ.
Joining Seeger for this rare concert appearance are six extraordinary musicians — Kim and Reggie Harris, Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia, and John and Martin Dull.
“Unbelievable” is a word audiences use when they first hear Bethany & Rufus. This cello and voice team breaks new musical ground, moving between groove, jazz and an honest approach to traditional folk music.
Yarrow is the daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, so her sense of the folk tradition comes naturally, but she goes beyond the traditional folk song. Cappadocia plays a specially designed electric cello and the smokiness of Yarrow’s alto voice and his cello combine for a unique sound that blurs folk, rock and pop.
Their new CD, “900 Miles,” honors the history of the songs but gives them a new relevance. Reviewers say that “900 Miles” blends Bethany’s “hauntingly beautiful voice” with the “mind-blowing” cello playing of Rufus Cappadocia.
For almost 30 years, Kim and Reggie Harris have performed original contemporary folk music and traditional African-American spiritual and freedom songs. They are more than singers. Kim and Reggie Harris are songwriters, storytellers, educators, historical interpreters and cultural advocates.
Born in Philadelphia, their training was nurtured in their homes, churches and schools. Kim and Reggie have been featured in performance at the Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, festivals in the U.S., Canada and Europe and a host of universities.
John Dull singer/songwriter has appeared with multiple artists in multiple settings around the U.S., including Emmylou Harris; Pete Seeger; Tom Chapin; Tom Paxton; Odetta; and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino. John is currently in production with his third album, “Out of Balance,” due for early 2008 release. Martin Dull is a 21 year old singer/songwriter whose style is best described as “indie-acoustic.” Martin’s work appeals to audiences who are eager to explore new acoustic trends.
The concert is sponsored by WFDU-FM, the radio voice of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall is close to Route 4, off Hackensack Avenue South at Temple Avenue.
Tickets for “Pete Seeger and Friends” are $35 in advance until October 20 and $40 after October 20. To order online, go to www.dullmusic.com . For further information, call 201 692 2806.