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MARC BERGER and RIDE
Friday, July 20, 2018 |
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Part of Pentangle’s Brown Bag Concert Series
Friday, July 20th at 5:30 pm
Woodstock History Center Back Lawn
*Beer and Wine on sale courtesy of Bentleys Restaurant*
Marc Berger’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His current album, RIDE, is a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the American West. RIDE has had extensive national airplay and terrific reviews and STARBUCKS has licensed it for worldwide in-store airplay. American Roots
Fill a Brown Bag for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf! Pick up an empty bag at one concert…and bring it back full to the next. Popular items include pasta and pasta sauce, hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, canned soups and stews, peanut butter, dried beans, and rice. Bags are available near the Pentangle table on the Green.