FIERY WOMEN, FIERCE JUSTICE
We're honored and excited to showcase three of today's most powerful female songwriters, singing songs of change, promise, and release. Fierce and passionate artists, performers, & activists, Colleen, Rachael, and Pamela embody what it means to blend art with social change.
BEAHIVE is proud to present this event in partnership with the local Beacon chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
Doors: 7 PM
Music: 7:30 PM
"Joe Hill would be proud. Great singer and organizer at the same time." (Pete Seeger)
Bilingual vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Colleen Kattau has shared the stage with legendary performers Pete Seeger, Holly Near (with whom she toured in 2012), and Tom Paxton. She’s been a selected showcase artist at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and in the Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
The 2015 Grand Prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition at Lincoln Center, Rachael Kilgour has performed across the country in coffeehouses, concert series and radio studios as well as protests and picket lines. The Duluth, MN-based singer-songwriter has shared the stage with such folk luminaries as Cheryl Wheeler and Greg Brown and has made a big splash in the folk world with her vulnerable and driven performances.
// PAMELA MEANS
"One of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today." (Curve Magazine)
A singer-songwriter and jazz musician with "mad guitar-and-vocal skills" (Time Out New York), Pamela Means has been called a "white Tracy Chapman" and a "black Ani DiFranco." She's toured throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, sharing stages with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Violent Femmes, and Television.
$15 / $10 for BEAHIVE and SURJ members
** All proceeds go to the artists
BEAHIVE's OPEN HIVE / Music series aims to nurture the art of listening. We bring local/regional songwriters together with diverse touring performers and present them in our beautiful, intimate space for a truly unique and authentic “listening room” experience (free from TVs, high ticket prices, chattering bar patrons, and cappuccino machines).