What Does It Mean to Occupy? - Recently, I spent an evening singing for a dozen St. Lawrence University students who live in yurts in the woods for a semester: no cell phones, iPods, computers, or TV. This Adirondack Semester is a great way to study the environment, but it also helps them be present, be in the moment, have real conversations and build real community. The day after my visit I finished writing a song that views the "occupy movement" through the lens of these students. Here's a link to Occupy This Moment, Occupy This World: http://www.berggrenfolk.com/albums_details.cfm?aid=44 You're welcome to share the song with others.
Four Seasons, Four Years: The Civil War, A Musical Journey - It's been an exciting run of three sold out performances of the Old Songs production of music from the Civil War. Here's an article from the Albany Times Union preview:http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Old-Songs-creates-a-musical-journey-through-the-2272191.php I'm grateful for the opportunity, the experience, and to know it'll be presented again on the Friday of the Old Songs Festival, June 22-24, 2012.
Give the Gift of Music - One last holiday reminder that all BerggrenFolk CDs are still $10 each, and that includes tax & shipping.
A good winter to you, your family and friends,