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Joe’s Pub Concert
Featuring Toshi Reagon
Toshi Reagon is a singer, musician, composer, producer and curator, who has been described by Vibe magazine as "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride" and by PopMatters.com as "a treasure waiting to be found, Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that is dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music." At her quadrennial Post-Election Day show, Reagon will be joined by special guests to address the future of America.
Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely: Toshi Reagon - vocals & guitar; Carla Duren - vocals; Ganessa James - bass; Kim Jordan - keys; Alison Miller - drums; Josette E. Newsam - vocals; Alex Nolan - guitar. Special guests (in order of appearance) Carl Hancock Rux Morley & Chris Bruce Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro Roya Marsh Michelle Dorrance. All songs written by Toshi Reagon / Black Elephant Music (BMI).
A Note From Toshi Reagon:
I do the Post-Election show to address the election and the continuation of systems that govern the United States of America. It is important to gather, sing, and hear from each other. The presidential election is an energetic ritual, where many things collide. So much hurt and joy...and you see the worst of our system on display and sometimes the bright light best of it. That bright light action usual comes from outside of the government. I want to address us as a community. As neighbors, co-workers, people living side-by-side, breathing the same air. I want us to see this as an ongoing journey and not just a 4-year race. I want us to check in on our hearts and vibrate our intentions through song. I want us to get close to our real needs - that have no party affiliation and cannot comprehend left or right or weapons of war.
We are people. We live on planet earth. We need shelter. We need water. We need air to breathe. We need food to eat. We like to be of use in a society, we are creative, and like the company of other humans. We are willing to learn. We are willing to teach.
When we are born we are so vulnerable and need to be held. This should be the foundation of how we occupy this planet.
A gathering after an election says we are here, and we are carrying on with this life no matter what.
Is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk.
Carla Duren - Vocals
Ganessa James - Bass
Kim Jordan - Keys
Alison Miller - Drums
Josette E. Newsam - Vocals
Alex Nolan - Guitar