MAGPIE: Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner
CD Release: A Tiding
Tickets: $27 General Admission / $24 Advance / $40 Gold Circle
Location: The Addy at Proctors
“The breadth of their musical tastes, the depth of their commitment to humanist ideals, the precision of their chamber-folk arrangements and, above all, the graceful sympathy of their vocal harmonies...refined over the years to an effortless rapport”
- WASHINGTON POST
"Tumultuous applause and a standing ovation”
- SPOLETO FESTIVAL
Marking their 45th anniversary, singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and musical activists Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner [Magpie] introduce their newest album A Tiding, a beautiful collection touching on important contemporary themes, originals and some vintage Americana! A Tiding showcases their remarkable musicianship, stunning close harmony singing on songs both original and borrowed; they touch poignantly on important subjects, but also cut loose on classic swing numbers for great fun along the way.
The new CD includes a lesser-known but timely Phil Ochs song (“That’s What i Want to Hear”), Magpie originals include a salute to the 2016 Women’s March (“Ten Thousand Bridges) and “I Call Them All Love Songs,” a loving tribute to friend and mentor Pete Seeger; They include “Back Bay,” Jean McAvoy’s atmospheric salute to the Virginia marshland habitat; and “Herminda de la Victoria” by Chilean poet Victor Jara (put to music by Magpie). They also have included wonderful songs by Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and their spot-on renditions of songs by great ‘30s singers Billy Holliday, Connee Boswell and more.
Two strong voices in harmony backed by their superb instrumental arrangements, Magpie creates a sound always powerful, rich and moving, effortlessly inspiring people to come together in song. The award-winning duo, veterans of Phil Ochs Song Nights too numerous to count, often give musical time to support unions, peace, justice, and vital environmental issues. They are proud “links in the chain” [-Pete Seeger], two of our finest and most talented contemporary performers dedicating their time and music to leaving this world a better place.