A live musical performance from New York-based folk group Hudson Valley Sally. This is the group’s 7th annual concert at OSH, and they are proud to be joined by Mario Cancel-Bigay , singer/songwriter/cuatro player extraordinaire from Puerto Rico, and Ruben Gonzalez, singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire from Argentina. It will be a spirited evening in English and Spanish.
Hudson Valley Sally’s harmonies have been described as blending like brothers and sisters from the same home. Hudson Valley Sally is family with its own many legacies and skeletons, and music influenced by rich experiences that includes everything from life in a convent to time in jail. And family legacies that include a notorious suburban murder trial, combat in the trenches of Spain during their Civil War, right up to a just-completed daring peace mission to Pakistan.
And like family, each member brings a unique and separate energy to their mix of old, new and original songs. Their mission is to inform and inspire and they do this in a most entertaining way.
The group is rooted in the tradition of activist folk music – an unending chain that goes back centuries and spans the globe. We are dedicated to keeping alive some of the oldest songs, and introducing some of the newest. In fact, each set typically includes some songs more than a century old and some less than a year old.
While harmonic patterns and rhyme styles have evolved over the decades, we are not afraid to experiment with tradition. Our goal is to make the oldest songs sound fresh and to make the newest feel like you’ve always known them.
Most remarkable of all is how little many of the themes have changed – peace, poverty, and justice were the heart of the movements then, and still are today. Sadly, these songs are needed now more than ever. But hope is stronger than ever, and activist songs continue to make a difference. Our unique combination of musical sensibilities produces a new voice that adds one more link in the chain.
Tickets are available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4189904
$5 for children under 10, $15 for Seniors, and $20 for Adults