Monday, July 20th @ 7:30pm CST
Taylor Pie is an American folk singer from Jacksonville, Texas, most well known as Susan Taylor, a founding member of the Pozo-Seco Singers, whose recording of Michael Merchant’s song “Time” topped the charts in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles at number one. Pozo-Seco Singers released 3 albums on Columbia Records in the late 60’s. When the group disbanded around 1970 Pie recorded for Jack Clement’s JMI records, joining forces with Producer Allen Reynolds to produce the first 3 chart records for country singer, Don Williams. After relocating from Nashville to NYC in 1972, Pie wrote commercials and focused on songwriting. Bette Midler used one of her songs in her “Clams on the Half Shell Revue” and Pie also had songs recorded by Tanya Tucker; Mickey Gilley; The Forester Sisters; Terri Hendrix; Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike; Dickey Lee; Mac Wiseman; Don Williams, John Conlee, Tom Fisch, Ruby Lovett and others. In 2015, Pie was inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in Iowa.
Raun MacKinnon-Burnham had the distinction of being one of a tiny handful of folk artists ever recorded by Parkway Records. The youngest of four children born into a musical family, she was raised in Berwyn near Philadelphia, and began singing at an early age, even when she worked as a babysitter (which helped lead one of her charges, Cliff Eberhardt, into a career as a folk singer as well). She learned her first folk songs from her mother, material like “I Know Where I’m Going,” and later added Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly to her repertory She played the local folk clubs in Philadelphia and was signed to the Cameo-Parkway label, where she recorded one album, American Folk Songs, with Dick Weissman backing her on guitar and Bill Lee (Spike’s father) playing bass. The bulk of the album was made up of new arrangements of traditional songs, augmented by one MacKinnon original, “What Says The Heart.” Raun was a favorite performing at venues in New York City, and remained popular throughout the northeast in the ’70s and early ’80s.”Her song “Circle of Fifths” was covered by Michael Johnson, and in 1985, she appeared on Fast Folk 202 doing an original song called “Amazing Love.” She has been a mentor, friend, and confidante of Christine Lavin since the ’70s.
Elly Wininger was Inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 and signed to Adelphi Records in 2019, Elly Wininger’s album “Little Red Wagon” was #8 on the Folk Music DJ Chart for January 2018 and in the top 100 for the year. She is known for her engaging performances and her accomplished finger style guitar playing. She has won numerous awards for her songwriting as well. Having played historic NYC venues in the 70s and 80s, Elly now tours nationally. Elly is also a producer, educator, and host of the live and podcast variety show: “Catskill Cabaradio.” Elly produced “Rockin’ the Boat,” a series of music documentaries for Public Radio which won several awards including one from the United Nations. www.ellywininger.com
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 we lost a kindred soul, gifted songwriter performer and champion of human rights. Our grief is overwhelming…Audrey Auld performed at our very first house concert, and what a night it was! Remembering you with sweet, sassy thoughts, Audrey as I watch it again. I hope you’re making as much noise in that angel band as you made down here with us. Play on girl, play on.