Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rev Billy fundraiser with Joan Baez / Village Voice

What's the third act?
Now we're looking at our "Elect-a-lujah!" performance, headlined by Joan Baez on July 27 at the Highline Ballroom. Wonderful place, very dramatic, been our home for the past two years -- our Gospel choir has the Sunday afternoon slot. We're grateful to Joan Baez for lending of her life and prestige to our quixotic but fascinating campaign.
Who else will be there?
Greta Gaines. The McCollough Sons of Thunder Brass Band -- what's known as a "shouting gospel" group, 20 trombones, from the United House Prayer for All People in Harlem. Also, New York street vendors are gonna get up and accept fabulous sainthood from their Reverend... Saints don't have to be dead to be sainted.