Golden Link Concerts

This is a list of Golden Link sponsored events, with links to purchase tickets.  To view a full list of folk music events in Rochester and surrounding areas, visit our Community Music Calendar.

  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Kahn, Jencks & Dunn - 3/9

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    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

    This special concert brings together for a one-time tour three acclaimed singer/songwriters known for writing songs about working people and social justice.

    SiKahn_400px.jpgSi Kahn’s songs of family, community, work, and freedom have been recorded by more than 100 artists and translated into half a dozen languages. Songs such as “Aragon Mill” have become a part of the oral tradition and are sung in folk clubs and living rooms, at rallies and on picket lines around the world. His musical body of work includes albums of original songs for adults and children, as well as a collection of traditional labor, civil rights, and women’s songs recorded with Pete Seeger and Jane Sapp. For more information, visit http://sikahn.com.

    JoeJencks_400px-2.jpgWith nearly two decades under his belt on the international folk music circuit, Joe Jencks has become a favorite singer, performer, and songwriter of music fans throughout North America. Joe’s lyric baritone voice combined with his well-crafted heart felt lyrics weave a richly layered tapestry. In addition to his solo work, he is a co-founder of the dynamic harmony trio Brother Sun with Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor. For more information, visit www.joejencks.com.

     

    MariaDunnHat_400px.jpgA true preserver of the spirit of folk music, Canadian musician Maria Dunn is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her unvarnished songs about the lives of working men and women. Since she began writing her own music in the mid-‘90s, Maria has drawn deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song to honor the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. For more information, visit www.mariadunn.com.

    For a preview of this triple treat, watch them each perform on the following videos:

    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm.

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Joe Crookston - 04/22

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    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

    “Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today’s standout troubadours … he sings the heart pure, he sings the soul holy, he sings the mind unshackled.” – Roots Music Examiner

    “Stunning performance, great songs, and not a word wasted! I LOVE that!” – David Francey

    Crookston_Stage_400.jpgJoe Crookston is a master storyteller. His music swirls with themes of lightness, darkness, clocks ticking, weeping willows, cynicism, hope, and the cycles of life and rebirth. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all: melodies, lyrics, energy, and a deep passion for exceptionally well-written songs.

    Joe’s blend of guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy, and rhythm bring the house to their feet at just about every show. Whether he’s picking his 1948 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs, or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in. It happens every time. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant, and funny.

    Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, he lives in Ithaca, NY, and tours regularly in the U.S., Ireland, and Canada. For more information, visit www.joecrookston.com

    For a preview of Joe's music:

    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm.

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Bill Staines 5/13

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    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

     

    “Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off – carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.” – Nanci Griffith

    “Staines is one of the best songwriters in folk music today, penning lyrics that evoke a sense of place and a generous spirit to go along with his pretty melodies.” – Associated Press

    Staines_400px.jpgCowboys, Yukon adventurers, fisherman, truckers, and everyday working people ... these are the characters who populate the songs of musician Bill Staines and come to life through lovely, infectious melodies and lyrics that evoke a remarkably strong sense of place.

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    For more than 40 years, this quintessential folk troubadour has traveled back and forth across North America, gaining a reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer with songs such as “River,” “Roseville Fair,” “Sweet Wyoming Home,” “Child of Mine,” “Wild, Wild Heart,” and “A Place in the Choir.” On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, singing mostly his own songs and delighting audiences with his gentle wit and humor.

    A winner of the National Yodeling Championship in Kerrville, Texas, Bill Staines is also one of only a few songwriters to have eight songs published in the Rise Up Singing songbook. In 2015, he was chosen as “One of the 80 gifts New England has given to America” by Yankee Magazine. “There is no better writer of instantly memorable singalong choruses in this genre of music!” says The Boston Globe.

    For more information, visit www.acousticmusic.com/staines/index.htm

    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm.

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.