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Singalong Concert in Berkeley
Come join in a singalong concert led by Annie Patterson, co-creator of the popular Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks, folk performer and jazz vocalist.
The concert is being hosted by Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists as a benefit for the work of their Social Justice Committee. This will be a great opportunity to support the fellowship's work on behalf of economic and immigrant justice - and to build hope, community and resilience in these challenging times!
The concert is being held in the legendary BFUU Hall at 1924 Cedar St.- at Bonita, a block above MLK Jr Way, half way between North Berkeley and the downtown Berkeley BART stations.
Annie will be leading songs out of her new songbook Rise Again. Copies will be available to borrow or buy at the concert. Annie will also be bringing with her a wonderful selection of her own and Pete Seeger CDs.
You can buy tickets now here or at the door for a suggested donation of $15-25 for adults and $5 for those under 18. No one turned away for lack of funds!
Annie has often toured the West Coast with her husband Peter Blood, leading sing-along concerts out of their songbooks and accompanying herself on guitar and old timey banjo. She is also a vocalist with the swing band Girls From Mars.
She will joined by bass player and vocalist Mary Witt. Mary is known for her sultry vocals and groove bass playing with the New England swing and Motown band, The O-Tones.
Annie and Mary draw on their love of folk, Americana, jazz and Motown when they perform as a duet and have collaborated on other musical projects together, as well. Annie sings 2 songs with Mary on her recent “Duets” album and Mary is the producer of Annie’s first solo jazz EP, Make Your Move, due out Sept 1st. Mary’s grooving bass, vocals and fantastic harmonies are a wonderful addition to any Rise Up Singing singalong concert that Annie leads.