Eventos y oportunidades para hacer algo con el español en Pgh
miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016
Tish Hinojosa with Christopher Mark Jones, May 7
Also see the Eddy Marcano concert (at the bottom) coming up May 14
Tish Hinojosa with Christopher Mark Jones May 7
Tish Hinojosa with special guest Christopher Mark Jones
Saturday, May 7, 7:30pm
"Her songs are richly detailed with slices of life… Hinojosa is a strong, poetic sensual, and conscious voice." -Spin Magazine
When it comes to findinginspiration, sometimes you have to put a few miles between yourself and your hometown, or, even your country. Back in the States after nine years in Hamburg, Germany, iconic Austin singer/songwriterTish Hinojosa performs this May at SongSpace.
As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents, Hinojosa grew up listening to traditional Mexican songs as well as the 60's pop, rock and folk music on her parents' radio. Across 15 solo albums, Hinojosa has explored everything from country to bluegrass to Tex-Mex, contemporary folk, the Beatles and Woody Guthrie. She's made the Billboard charts and won the NAIRD Indie Folk award,while advocating all along the way for Latino, women's and children's issues, and the United Farm Workers.
Hinojosa played the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, and her songDonde Voywas recorded by Linda Ronstadt. She has teamed up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos.
Christopher Mark Jones opens for Tish at SongSpace. Chris has played street-corners, folk clubs, festivals and national radio shows in Paris, London, Denmark and Holland, as well as clubs, house concerts and coffeehousesthroughout the Eastern U.S. After forays into rock, jazz and swing, and time off to raise two sons, he's returned to soulful country and blues-inflected Americana, releasing three CDs since 2010 and finding favor with folk DJs both nationally and internationally.
Saturday May 7th at 7:30pm (Doors 7:00pm), First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, Shadyside, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pgh., 15213. All ages; wheelchair accessible. Suggested donation: $20 general / $15 student & limited income. At the door or online atsongspace.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, 412.621.8008 orhttp://uusongspace.com.
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Scott Prouty Fiddle Workshop April 23, 2-4pm
Scott Prouty Fiddle workshop in the Fahs Room at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave. Cost is $30 ($15 for members of the church).
Scott writes, "In these fiddle workshop we'll learn a few tunes and the techniques to play them that will help develop a good old-time sound. To get the most out of each workshop, you should be comfortable playing some old-time tunes and with learning by ear."
Eddy Marcano in Concert at First Unitarian, May 14
Eddy Marcano is an outstanding, multifaceted Venezuelan violinist with a long list of artistic accomplishments. Not only a concert soloist and chamber musician, he is also an ambassador for his country's folk music. He has toured extensively and performed as a concert soloist with some of Venezuela's most important orchestras, and his inspiring folk music performances have been acclaimed in international festivals in Europe and Latin America.
SongSpace at First Unitarian is a celebration of folk, Americana, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, old-time, and world music, featuring local, regional and national artists. We are a non-profit series dedicated to establishing a welcoming and meaningful space both for making and listening to quality music. Our shows are open to the public.