Phil Ochs Song Night
7:30PM Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Venue: Old Sloop Coffeehouse
First Congregational Church, 12 School St, Rockport, MA 01966Contact:
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Old Sloop Coffeehouse is proud to present a special concert featuring the music of Phil Ochs Sunday, September 17, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Phil Ochs wrote over 100 songs during his far too brief 35 years on earth. He was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. Somehow, Phil's songs seem as relevant today as they were when they were written in the 1960's and 1970's. To keep Phil's music alive, groups of performers have gotten together to perform his beloved songs ever since 1983. This Phil Ochs Song Night features outstanding musicians Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, Reggie Harris, and Tom Prasada-Rao, who will perform Phil's songs and some of their own. Phil Ochs loved a cause, and this concert has one too. Proceeds will benefit Family Promise North Shore Boston, an interfaith hospitality network that provides shelter, meals, job support and case management for homeless families. First Congregational Church of Rockport is a Family Promise host church. Coffee, tea, and a variety of delicious (and very popular) home-made baked pie and cake will be sold before and after the concert and at intermission. Advance tickets are $20. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport, or The Bookstore in Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $23 for adults, $15 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $46 for families.