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Concert In Canajoharie

October 8, 2010

Bernice Lewis in Canajoharie

On Saturday, October 16 at 7:00, singer songwriter Bernice Lewis will present a concert at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canajoharie. The performance, a part of the Canajoharie Concert Series, is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.

With three decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Roseanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center. In 1987, she was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Contest at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival, where she continues to be a main stage favorite. Her ballad, "Bridges That Hold," was included in Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lifelines video (PBS). She was featured in Yoga Journal for her work with sound and yoga, and has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seegar, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis… it’s a long list.

Tickets for the performance in Canajoharie, which are $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 – 17 by advance sale, are available by calling the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie at (518)673-2314. Tickets at the door will be $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.

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