Saturday, June 10, 2023
Tickets: $25 in advance or at the door
Free parking is available at First Parish’s Meetinghouse, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, or across the street, behind Sudbury Town Hall.
Join us for an evening of folk music with Greg Greenway and Tom Prasada-Rao!
Greg Greenway is an American folk singer-songwriter. Musically, his guitar, piano, ukulele, and melodica reflect inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces its roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie.
He has played at such notable places as Carnegie Hall, and he’s been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and Mountain Stage. He considers the height of his achievements as having “Driving in Massachusetts” played on Car Talk.
In concert, Greg has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” Another reviewer perhaps described it best, “A profoundly rich poet and musician. Folk Music is too narrow a description.”
Tom Prasada-Rao, a musician’s musician, has had an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with its homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty, Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. He’s touring again after being featured last year on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas.
Prasada-Rao gives his folk songs an R&B flavor. George Benson, Grover Washington Jr, Marvin Gaye and a number of other Motown greats come to mind when listening to Hear You Laughing.
—Charlene J. Arsenault, The Boston Globe