Song Tree Concert – The Honeysuckle Possums perform to benefit the ACLU

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[Left to right in the photograph: Rebecca Troon, Lisa Macker, Sierra Reeves, Susan Marie Reeves, Ruth Alpert]

What: A Song Tree Concert, Sponsored by the Live Oak Social Justice Ministry

Why: A live music concert to Support the Work of the American Civil Liberties Union in our communities.

Who: The Honeysuckle Possums

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Where: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview, Goleta CA

Admission price: Voluntary donation

Artist(s)’ web site(s): http://www.honeysucklepossums.com/

Contact: Tom Lee, (805) 403-2639

 

On Saturday, April 15th at 7:30: The Honeysuckle Possums will perform a concert to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union in cooperation the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s Song Tree live music program in Goleta.

The Honeysuckle Possums is a high-energy, all-woman band, playing bluegrass, originals, and old-timey mountain music. They have been together for several years and recently released their debut album. Their music has taken them all over California and they continue to gain praise for their beautiful vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, and spirited style. Their performance at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival elicited rave reviews.

The two lead singers, Susan Marie Reeves (guitar, strumstick, and ukelele) and Rebecca Troon (banjo, fiddle, bodhran, and tin whistle) are both accomplished songwriters. Lisa Macker plays stand up bass and mandolin while joining in on vocals and harmonies. Ruth Alpert is the band’s dancing percussionist…an Appalachian-style flat-footer, who seems to float as she makes it easy for the crowd to dance and clap along. Rounding out the group is newest member Sierra Reeves, bringing her own instrumental and vocal skills to the spirited mix.

The Possums intention is “to create and share bliss through music.” Their collective joy onstage is delightful, and their performances are carried on a strong current of love and friendship. “Possum” audience members often comment on how that energy is positively contagious!

This concert will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview in Goleta. A voluntary donation of $15 or more is suggested. All proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union to support their work in our communities. Admission will be at the door. No reservations or advance tickets are available, so come early!

This Song Tree Concert is sponsored by the Live Oak Social Justice Ministry of the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Goleta, California. Information and directions, but not reservations, are available by phone at (805) 403-2639.