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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
BREAKING NEWS- PORCO/GASLIGHT VENTURE ANNOUNCED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lanie Zipoy | 646.399.8650 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TOM PACHECO AND ALANA AMRAM CONCERT SET FOR
116, HOME OF THE FORMER GASLIGHT CAFÉ,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
New York, NY, January 19, 2012 -- The world famous coffeehouse at 116 MacDougal Street comes alive again as the former Gaslight Café, now known as 116, hosts a night of acoustic folk music on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
Tom Pacheco, one of the most prolific songwriters of our time, headlines the double bill with starlet Alana Amram, daughter of legendary composer David Amram.
Tom Pacheco's new CD, Luminol, is the latest release in a recording career that started over four decades ago. Luminol exemplifies Pacheco's extraordinary ability to weave an inspiring message into the fragile subject matter of today's world. Tom’s father, Tony Pacheco, was a jazz guitarist who played with Django Reinhardt as well as solo in the clubs of Europe before returning to the U.S. to raise a family and open a music store, where he also taught guitar. Tom released his first solo album, Turn Away from the Storm, in 1965.
Alana has forged a musical career of her own. Her latest work, Snow Shadows, is a spirited album illuminating the songs of another Greenwich Village luminary, Vince Martin.
From 1958 to 1971, the Gaslight Café served as the incubator for some of the most in demand folk musicians, poets and comedians in America. Famed artists, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Wavy Gravy, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg, often graced the West Village stage.
This concert will be the first in a series of unique "one night stands" hosted by Friends of Mike Porco, who was the former owner of Gerde's Folk City where Bob Dylan made his 1961 debut.
Doors open at 5:00 pm. The show is at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/2772034229.
For more information, visit www.116macdougal.com or http://folkcityatfifty.blogspot.com/.
In the former Gaslight Café space, 116 opened in 2011, and a new strain of history began. Under the ownership of Blk Market Membership’s Memo Erkaya, and Bar 13′s Thomas Sullivan and Larry Blum, the legend continues. Music, poetry, bands and DJs; cocktails and beers flow daily. New additions to the space include a jukebox and a photo booth. House WiFi is complimentary and the phone lounge is at the top of the stairs. For more information, visit www.116macdougal.com.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF MIKE PORCO LLC
Friends of Mike Porco LLC is a production company set up by the grandson of the founder and former owner of the legendary Greenwich Village club, Gerde's Folk City. Upcoming shows and performances produced shall continue in the tradition that made Gerde's world famous: Providing a stage to established recording stars as well as the new generation of Folk, Rock and Roots musicians.
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