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Marc Black: A History of the 50s & 60s through the Lens of Popular Song

Back by popular demand, Marc Black!

Everyone enjoyed Marc's program so much last year the we have invited him to come back for an encore performance.

Marc Black, NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame inductee and former Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio, has created an engaging and humorous program… and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history. He will take audience members on a musical tour through the 1950 and ’60s in a one-man show that will offer insight into our history through the lens of the music.  The songs will be familiar to most listeners and will range from doo-wop to folk to pop, with tunes by artists as varied as Dean Martin and George Harrison.

Black has made a living in the music field his entire life. He described his musical style as a mix of blues, folk and rock. He’s written scores for TV 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. 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. While in high school he helped form a four-part harmony group called the Blades of Grass that signed a record contract in New York City. During the late 1960s, the band shared the stage with such music heavyweights as the Doors, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, and The 5th Dimension.

This event is free and open to the public.