Our lineup of committed, influential musicians and performing artists are a key part of our event. They will blaze a path in our imaginations to reach our goals and inspire us all to do the work needed to get there. The power of song and story plays a pivotal role in promoting harmony between individuals, and between humanity and the natural world. We offer entertainment that guides human values and culture toward to a greater good in which all living things on this planet have value and deserve respect.
We know that people need a story to truly relate to any idea in a meaningful way. When these artists perform for you, we believe that it will move you to take that message out into the world in your own way.
Mama Gina is a singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the Divine. You'll also meet Nine Toes the Bard, a 15th century Welsh lass who once dealt with a Dragon. She now travels the world, singing tales of love and battle, Pirates and Vikings, damsels and elves, trolls and that wicked Dragon that left her one digit shy. And you'll encounter the intra-galactic Bard, Ava/She Walks the Stars. Come laugh, weep, laugh some more and sing along with Mama Gina and all her alter-egos!
A song for the times! One Thing at a Time
S. J. Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth, a whimsical wisdom keeper whose concert performances run the gamut from silly to sacred and back again. Witches & Pagans Magazine named her "the voice of neotribal Paganism", and The Wild Hunt calls her work a surprise and a delight. Whether you found her through solid crowd favorites like "Hymn to Herne" or "Firebird's Child", or you're encountering her fierce, welcoming spirit on stage for the first time this year, S. J. has a song for you. With deft guitar, skillful hand drums, and a siren's compelling vocals, she wields an award-winning body of original music, both plugged and unplugged, known for changing lives and healing wounded hearts. S. J. ("Sooj" to fans & friends) is proud to contribute to the soundtrack of our emotional, spiritual, and magical (r)evolution.
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Alexian lives in Oviedo, a suburb of Orlando, Florida, but went to college in Boston, MA. where he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree. While at Berklee, he studied Music Synthesis, Songwriting/Composition, and Music Education, and his principal instrument was Voice.
Alexian is an accomplished Vocalist, Pianist & Actor and even teaches private LIVE Voice, Piano, and Songwriting lessons online to people around the world through his own eLearning website. (If you are interested in lessons, send him an email at email@example.com.)
Kindred Crow is a Pagan Folk project featuring Irene Glasse (Cassandra Syndrome, Imbolc Fire, Revel Moon), Chris Kackley, percussionist Rachel Elizabeth, didgeridoo player Jake Hackney, vocalist and instrumentalist TJ Roch, and late band member singer songwriter Kat Gray (Kat Savery, Twelve Days Dry).
Kindred Crow is an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth, and mirth: a little bit Celtic, a little bit Tribal, and a ton of fun. Like their namesake, the Crows offer a musical mix that strikes a balance of compelling beauty, resonant storytelling, and more than a little bit of mischief. www.KindredCrow.com
Award-winning Americana-folk singer-songwriter, traditional Appalachian musician, multi-instrumentalist and community-based activist Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Devine is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and she has recorded and self-produced two albums of original Americana-folk-world fusion music and is currently working on her third. Her vocals are breathy, rich and earthy with a classic folk sound and her versatile finger-style guitar and ukulele playing is a dynamic and beautifully satisfying accompaniment to her songs.
Magpie Sings for the Earth!
Throughout their career spanning over four and a half decades, internationally renowned singers Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have devoted a tremendous amount of their time, energy, and music to environmental causes, particularly in the area of preservation and restoration of our country's estuaries, bays, and rivers, and their performances are in great demand by environmental action and education organizations. Their musical work has supported the work of such notable groups as Restore America's Estuaries, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, where they have often shared the stage with their friend and fellow environmentalist, Pete Seeger. Earth Day 1998 found them performing at Harpers Ferry National Park where their music was a fitting backdrop to an appearance by then President Bill Clinton and Vice-president Al Gore. Their well-known anthem, "We Belong to the Earth" was a perfect finale to speeches by the two leaders. Their anthemic "O'er the Estuary" was the finale at the first annual National Conference on Estuary Habitat Restoration sponsored by Restore America's Estuaries.
Their work in environmental education has resulted in their invitation to be featured presenters for statewide environmental education associations in Maryland (MAEOE), Pennsylvania (PAEE), New Jersey (ANJEE), and Ohio (EECO). Terry and Greg's commitment to children has taken them to performances in concerts and residencies in schools, as well as training workshops all across the country.
Their school concert presentations for many years have focused on environmental concerns, and their recordings Living Planet, Circle of Life, and Seed on the Prairie are on the theme of the Earth. They have also conducted songwriting residencies sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Maryland schools, educating and empowering the students to express the many ways to treasure, protect, and restore one of America's most important waterways.
In April, 2000 Terry and Greg created an original musical entitled "Tales of the Blue Crab" written and developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Environmental Research Center (SERC) and produced and presented by Smithsonian's Discovery Theatre. The show features a collection of songs, including new Magpie compositions, that tell the story of the life cycle of the blue crab with great fun, engaging the audience in participation as they learn amazing scientific facts about the Chesapeake Bay's most famous resident. In the fall of 2001, they were chosen as Smithsonian Selected Scholars to present their aquatic environmental show "Ichthyomusicology" for students in southeastern Connecticut.
Terry and Greg have contributed tracks to several compilation Cds to benefit environmental causes. 2 were benefits for Chesapeake Bay restoration, and 4 were produced by Musicians United to Sustain the Environment. The most recent, "Songs for the Earth: a Tribute to Rachel Carson", was compiled by Greg & Terry themselves, and is a benefit for MUSE and the Rachel Carson Council.
In keeping with a career-long commitment to education and using music to help effect positive social change, Greg and Terry have maintained a high standard, selecting and composing songs that are moving, thought provoking and educational as well as being great fun and great entertainment. Their excellent musicianship, powerful voices, and superb stage presence, polished well over a span of forty-six years of professional work together, has won them acclaim in performances throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, Italy, and Mexico. They are 3-time winners of the Washington Area Music Association's "Wammie" award in folk music. In 2004 they were the recipients of the World Folk Music Association's prestigious John Denver Award for excellence in environmental music and activism.
KIVA is an acoustic, percussive, worldbeat ensemble that celebrates the magic of nature and ancient bardic traditions with music that opens the heart and heals the spirit. Using mythological stories and images, KIVA weaves a rainbow tapestry of ancient cultures and natural imagery into energizing mystical folk music for all ages. The band blends strong vocal harmonies with rich and diverse acoustic and electric instrumentation, performing originals, traditionals, and carefully chosen covers. The musicians are inspired by many cultures, spiritual disciplines, and musical styles that include Celtic and American folk, rock, blues, jazz, big band, and traditional chants. KIVA’s music enhances any celebration: festivals, parties, weddings, memorials — all the landmarks of life. Based in the Washington, DC, metro area, KIVA has been nominated fourteen times so far for the Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies).
Andrew's solo performances are powerful and entertaining one-man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. He weaves his finely-crafted songs and nimble flatpicking together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, spooky slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, and rustic folk. His shows are as likely to include humorous songs written with kindergarteners as some of his powerful collaborations with combat veterans coping with PTSD.
In 2020 his new album and book Treasures in My Chest adds a dynamic new element to his show, bringing a cast of spellbinding songs and stories drawn from his own recent journeys into family history. From placing you in the footsteps of his doomed Civil War ancestor Aretas Culver, to finding sparks of hope in the long winter nights on the shores of mid-1800s County Down, his vision, voice and pen have created a mesmerizing sweet spot deeply familiar to anyone who's wondered, "who am I and where did I come from?"