Guthrie’s Ghost begins a mini-tour with a fundraiser Aug. 15, for the Beacon Sloop Club Woody Restoration Project at the new location of the Towne Crier Café in Beacon. In 2012, Guthrie’s Ghost, three Hudson Valley folk performing entities, came together to celebrate Woody Guthrie’s centennial year and found a chemistry that propelled them to reunite and continue making music together.
David Bernz is a two-time Grammy award winning producer for Pete Seeger and a seasoned folk performer in his own right. His son, Jacob Bernz, is one of the valley’s up-and-coming young songwriters and a charter member of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s performance group Power of Song. Father and son now perform as a duo. Hope Machine, consisting of Fred Gillen Jr. and Steve Kirkman, has been singing Woody Guthrie songs and penning new songs in a modern Guthrie trajectory since 2003. Hope Machine is always evolving, but the message of the songs they write or choose to sing is one of hope, peace and freedom.
Amy Fradon is a singer, actor, dancer, therapist and teacher with more than 25 years of experience. She has toured in the U.S. and abroad and has more than 14 albums and CDs to her credit as a solo artist and as part of the duo Amy Fradon and Leslie Ritter and with the Vanaver Caravan, a nationally recognized dance company whose Pastures of Plenty show celebrates Woody’s music in song and dance.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and will be sold through brownpapertickets.com. The Towne Crier Café is located at 379 Main St., Beacon. Call 914-907-4928 for information.