Holly Near Concert

February 16 7:00 PM First Methodist Church 1771 West Harvard Avenue (541) 672-4590 lillenefifield@aol.com
Eclectic singer and songwriter Holly Near will appear Sunday, February 16 at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church 1771 West Harvard Avenue. Ticket price is $20.00 and may be purchased at While Away Bookstore 932 W Harvard Ave.

Appearing with Near will be special guests “emma's revolution.”

Holly Near has worked for over 40 years as a singer, songwriter and teacher. With her powerful voice, wry sense of humor, and curious mind she interprets songs of the folk tradition, Broadway, cabaret and pop with equal grace. Near is joined by pianist John Bucchino, with whom she has worked for 29 years. Rounding out the sound is emma's revolution, Pat Humphries and Sandy O, contributing guitar, banjo, ukulele and exquisitely tight and complex vocal harmonies. Performing material from her recent recording, Peace Becomes You, old favorites from her earlier repertoire and a few standards from the American Songbook, Near presents a thoughtful, uplifting evening of music.

Holly has been recognized many times for her work for social change, including honors from the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, the National Organization for Women, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She was named Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine and has received the Legends of Women’s Music Award.

Throughout her long career working for peace and multicultural consciousness, Holly has performed with Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Harry Belafonte and many others.

"I do not separate my music from my heart nor do I separate my ideas from my daily life. I open myself up to learning as much as I can about humanity and this mysterious life experience, but I do not relate to political work as a series of 'causes.' Moment by moment, I integrate what I learn into my personal life, personalizing my politics. It is from this personal place that I write my songs."

For more information, call Lillene Fifield at (541) 672-4590 or email to lillenefifield@aol.com or visit Holly Near’s web page http://hollynear.com/. For high resolution photos click on http://hollynear.com/booking.html.
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