Saturday, May 30, 2015
Park Ridge, NJ
Kim & Reggie Harris and Arlon Bennett & the Healing Project
25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 usa
The Acoustic Café presents an evening of positive, uplifting music with Kim & Reggie Harris and Arlon Bennett & the Healing Project Co-bill.
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock and pop music. Interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger,Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and others, has led them to produce music that entertains and inspires.
For over thirty years, this celebrated wife/husband duo have been weaving their magic with creativity and preci¬sion… embodying a tradition of music that that has inspired millions across age, culture, ethnicity and political dif¬ferences to find new ways to connect!!
With eight CD releases and with materials developed in their work with the Kennedy Center, Kim and Reggie are recognized pioneers, lecturers and contributors in historical and educational circles and are featured on compilations, films and education projects worldwide.
“Kim and Reggie inspire a sense of joy and exhilaration that lifts the soul… makes you want to sing and celebrate your neighbor!! Music that makes you come alive!” - Philadelphia Daily News -
Americana singer/songwriter Arlon Bennett is a three-time finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill-Kerrville New Folk Competition, and twice selected by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) for his Music2Life Showcase. His song “Be the Change” from his Summer’s Voice CD, garnered top national airplay on folk radio.
Arlon’s recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease just makes him want to sing louder through it all! He has been performing as The Healing Project, with John Sonntag on guitar, Gordon Roehrer on bass and RT Miller on percussion. Arlon’s goal is to keep making positive music that helps heal others from their own challenges and to help raise awareness. His latest CD, World of Possibility , is a testament to that end, with the hope of inspiring others.
“Filled with universal truths, ‘World of Possibility’ is a joy to listen to… It’s definitely Arlon’s best effort to date,” writes Richard Cuccaro, editor of Acoustic Live! in NYC and Beyond.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge NJ
Tickets: $20 advance online $22 door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718 Proceeds benefit the OLM Vallieres, Haiti scholarship fund.