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Marc Black Is Back!

Post Date:02/08/2018 10:00 AM

Marc Black is returning to the Chatham Community Library for an encore performance!  Join us on Thursday, February 22, at 6:30 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room as Black presents A History of the 1950s and 60s through Popular Song, a musical tour of two historically defining decades.

You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as "Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini" and "Blowin’ in the Wind", as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison.  In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time.  Marc will also perform his own group’s 1967 top forty hit, "Happy", by The Blades of Grass, a four-part harmony group he helped form in high school.

The span of Black's career has been spent making a living in the music field. A New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Black describes his musical style as a mix of blues, folk, and rock. He’s written scores for television commercials and films, performed with Art Garfunkel and folk legend Pete Seeger, recorded with John Sebastian (the Lovin’ Spoonful), and played at the Sundance Film Festival. During the late 1960s, his band shared the stage with such music heavyweights as The Doors, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, and The 5th Dimension. In the 1980s, Black won the American Library Association award for best children’s album for producing American Children, a collaboration with such artists as Richie Havens, Taj Mahal and Maria Muldaur. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.  Funding for this program comes from the generous support the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.

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