A musical event that uses the arts to push for social change.
Our songs are contemporary, the messages are evocative and provocative and we invite our audiences to join in from time to time. “GunSense” is also an organizing event. We incorporate presentations by public officials and policymakers, community leaders and on-the-ground activists. Our performance is a rallying cry, a signal for healing and an affirmation of the catalytic power of the arts and of an idea whose time has clearly come.
Doors 9:00pm, show 9:30pm.
Janie Barnett’s music features rootsinstruments, powerful storytelling and the social passions of one who grew up in the backyard of Washington D.C. She embraces pop, blues, rock and jazz traditions. Janie has sung backup for Linda Ronstadt, Celine Dion, and Rickie Lee Jones. She is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. “You See This River,” her most recent CD, has received accolades including several votes as one of 2017’s top albums of the year.
Thomas Boyd is a writer, producer, storyteller and musician. His career includes U.S. Senate staff experience, political campaigns, two CDs of original music and a commitment to engaging audiences on issues that matter. His acclaimed house concert series “Music Over Manhattan” raised voices and support for local, national and global causes and concerns.
David S. Goldman is a world-traveled singer/songwriter who performs Blues, Folk Rock, Pop/Jazz and World. His CDs have received extensive national airplay. He has opened for Kenny Loggins at Tarrytown Music Hall, Andy Statman at Irvington Town Hall Theatre and performed an original work at Deepak Chopra’s latest CD and book release. He is currently working on his Indian memoir and, with producer-writer Charles R. Hale, their next multi-media show. His latest award-winning song, “Going To America” won the Gold Prize in the 2015 Folk-Rock/Americana category of the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest.
Neil Okeson is singer-songwriter and composer whose compositions reflect his urban homestead and his rural upstate New York studio; songs that live in a real world – one full of wonder, love, and even some human sadness. Neil composes music for film as well as writing and performing what he calls “contemporary protest music.” He is a talented songwriter with rich melodies, smart lyrics and compelling vocals.
Glen Roethel is a NY based, California born, one-of-a-kind artist. He’s a gifted vocalist and dazzlingly acoustic guitarist. His rich baritone-tenor, effortless fretting, and vibrant personality light up stages. An award-winning songwriter, Glen has electrified juried showcases for Folk Alliance, Falcon Ridge Folk Fest and more. He sings anecdotes, tender love songs, memoirs and anthemic songs for unity and empowerment. Glen has released six original full-length CDs.
NYC based singer-songwriter, Teri Scheinzeit, lights up the room with her soulful strength and positive energy. Choosing Happy, her recent CD, addresses recuperation, celebrates our love for solitude and invites us to find positive ways to move through life. “Her melodies are lovely and mesmerizing and her voice glides on their surface like a world-class figure skater.” Teri performs at clubs, coffee-houses, hospitals, festivals and benefits. Her music publishing company, Papa Jules Music, is named after her father.
Singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright is known for her melodious rich contralto creating a unique and soulful blend. “Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her earthy, ominous lyrics seem all the more intense.” Her family tree (brother Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary music. Sloan has ten original CD releases. She continues to sing, perform live and teach at prestigious song camps.
Singer songwriter Ina May Wool, based in NYC, began singing and playing guitar with a country and blues band in her home state of MA, opening for Tom Rush, Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal and Orleans. She now sings solo, has added mandolin to the mix, and writes everything from stomping rave-ups to reflective, poetic and wryly humorous songs. Ina May’s voice is amazing —gutsy and soulful. Her melodies are often haunting and always beautiful. “Her album, Crack it Open, feels like an embrace.”
REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-serve.