EYES LIKE KITES
Original music that makes you think and move; a simmering stew of new wave, funk, jazz, and classical. It’s like David Bowie, Miles Davis, and Claude Debussy are just finishing supper when Victor Wooten and Brian Blade show up, hungry.
Ron Batson / Vocals, Electric Guitar
Bryan McCune / Cornet, Electronics
Rhonda Robichaux / Vocals
David Shore / Drums
Mark Wiesner / Electric and Acoustic Bass
Check out their bio at eyeslikekites.com
Songs written by Ron Batson
and arranged by Eyes Like Kites
EarthPrayers Gong is a contemporary Qi Gong-inspired mythopoetic prayer on behalf of our world, ourselves, and all Life. This embodied practice serves to ground, strengthen, and align the body-mind in service to Gaia by reclaiming the pathways of connection to our larger body, Earth.
“Mark's work is an active response to the call of these challenging times. He guides us through practices of the body, voice and mind that facilitate personal healing and open us to deeper relationship with our living planet, Gaia. Mark Jensen is a treasure for our time. I am grateful beyond words for the understandings and practices he has brought into my life and work.”
- Joanna Macy, environmental activist and author
When: Sat. March 23rd, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Mark Jensen, Certified Qigong Instructor, has been deeply influenced by Daoism, the Western Alchemical Tradition, and Indigenous Teachings. Mark lives, practices and teaches in the Rio Grande Watershed of NM.
Contact: Judith Brooks, 919-260-1430, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other: Cost $85. Please preregister with Judith to insure a space.Wear loose fitting clothing and please bring a yoga mat, cushion, snacks and lunch. Please call or email for directions and additional information.
EarthPrayers Qi Gong Workshop
Marc plays a finger style blues in the traditions of Mississippi John Hurt and the great Tim Hardin. A proud road warrior, he was inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame in June of 2014.
Marc has performed and recorded with Art Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, Rick Danko and Pete Seeger, to name a few. He was recently named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio, and a winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Marc’s song, No Fracking Way, recorded with John Sebastian, has become a worldwide anthem for the movement. His Pictures of the Highway CD has reached #6 on the Folk DJ Chart, while one of his youtube videos has been viewed more than 50,000 times! He has been very involved in campaigns for social and environmental justice, including his current project, a multimedia campaign called Sing for the Silenced.
By day a mild-mannered librarian, 2015 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk winner Wes Collins calls his music “guitar driven folk-pop with teeth”. He released his debut album, One Layer Down, in 2013. Since appearing at Kerrville, Wes has played throughout the Southwest, from the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a formal showcase at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin. In 2017 Wes took second place in Moravia Texas's 2017 Songwriter Serenade and received a songwriting fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, which funded his brand-new CD Welcome to the Ether.
Born and raised in rural Oklahoma, Mike’s humble roots and keen eye for detail help him craft songs full of vivid images that that have been aptly described as “honest portraits of real people painted on a canvas of beautiful music”. Mike has been called “a master storyteller, who takes his listeners on an unforgettable journey with every song”
Mike has won a host of national and international songwriting awards and has been a two-time finalist in The Kerrville Folk Festival's prestigious "New Folk" songwriting competition. A gifted live performer and a natural raconteur, Mike engages and entertains audiences at music venues, folk festivals, and songwriting events from coast to coast. An avid student of the craft of songwriting, Mike teaches songwriting workshops and seminars to songwriters of every experience level. A former Army paratrooper and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike volunteers with a number of veteran-focused charities. His debut CD, American Tales, was released in 2015. His follow-up At Home In The Darkness was released in November of 2018.
Eyes Like Kites
Wes Collins and Mike Ryan
All shows start at 8, unless otherwise noted.
$5 at the door, and pass the hat for the band.
North 87 South • 8874 Hwy 87, Graham, NC 27253