The Peace Center needs to raise $70k for our new building. Securing grants will be far more likely if we can illustrate the community support we have by successful fundraisers like this. Currently we have Laurel Premo and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink Lined up.
Please come out and join the fun!
Her music is made for all ears. Laurel plays a variety of instruments, including claw hammer banjo, guitar, violin, cittern and voice, with an emphasis on rhythm and a connection to traditional folk dance. Laurel has two solo albums, Stung by the Nettle (2009) and Innertwine (2008), and has supported many other artists on recording projects. Laurel’s current musical endeavors have brought her all around the country and even to Denmark. She is currently performing exclusively with the project, Red Tail Ring: a young-gun roots duo based in Kalamazoo, MI.Elisabeth Pixley-Fink is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based singer, lyricist, composer, pianist, guitar/banjo PLAYer, and cultural worker.
She grew up studying classical piano and singing harmonies with her family. Elisabeth’s playful and moving participatory performances are inspired by her work as a childhood outdoor educator, naturalist, and movement artist. Her sound is inspired by Michigan folk, Motown, songbirds, and water.
From the depths and range of her voice emerge well-crafted songs: jumpy joyful ditties, tunes for healing, aching songs that swell with unhurried intensity.