Regretfully, we have had to cancel the benefit concerts for Carpe Diem Arts at Seeger House on Sunday, December 17. We truly appreciate your support and are disappointed that we cannot proceed with the event as planned. All those who have purchased tickets will be contacted regarding a refund. Thank you.
Busy Graham and the Carpe Diem Arts staff
Joe Uehlein's concerts “always include a wide and deep presentation of Americana and roots-Rock music, including folk, rock’n roll, bluegrass, country, soul, and more. But his solo shows take on a more intimate feel, talking more about music, politics, and the human spirit.” joeuehlein.com
“Lilo Gonzalez is a singer and songwriter who has touched the lives of many people with his fun yet thoughtful music, sending a message to adults and children of all cultures that we can and should unite to build a better world for all.” lilogonzalez.com
Linda Harris and David Cole perform a soulful collection of freedom songs, jazz and holiday favorites. lindadharris.com
Join us at the legendary Seeger House in Silver Spring, Maryland where Woody Guthrie, Huddie Ledbetter (aka Leadbelly), Alan Lomax visited the home of Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger and Pete Seeger frequently back in the late 1940's. A little known part of Silver Spring's history.
4 pm show tickets: CANCELED
7 pm show tickets: CANCELED
Tickets are name your price, starting at $75. Any amount over $35 will be an allowable tax-deductible donation, depending on your personal tax situation. General Admission; Seating Limited. Address will be provided upon purchase.
About the Venue: Old Seeger Family Home in Silver Spring
Ruth and Charles Seeger lived in the Silver Spring house in the early 1940's when Ruth served as the first music teacher at Silver Spring Nursery School, during which time she was also compiling the great collection of "American Folksongs for Children," published in 1948.
When Peggy Seeger performed at one of the first concerts presented by Carpe Diem Arts in her old family home in Silver Spring, she shared memories of listening from the upstairs balcony with her brother Mike (as preschoolers) to the swapping of songs and stories around the fireplace with her dad Charles and stepbrother Pete Seeger, and their good friends Alan Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), and Woody Guthrie.
The house is owned by David and Linda Jessup. Many know Linda for having founded the extraordinary PEP (Parent Encouragement Program) which has provided support to many DC area families over the years.
Another little known fact is that there are bookshelves in the Seeger house built by Robert Frost's nephew.
Lucky for us, our friends Chris Ousley and Meagan Garrison are currently renting the house and welcomed the idea of resuming the Seeger House Concerts!
QUESTIONS? Contact Busy Graham: 301-466-0183 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FLYERS FROM PAST EVENTS
with sample photos and videos
Oct 29: Walter Parks and Rob Curto
Many will remember Walter Parks from having performed as part of Carpe Diem's Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock at Montgomery College's Cultural Arts Center. Walter performed with Ritchie Havens for the last 11 years of his touring days. Also a member of the acclaimed “Nudes.”
4pm & 7 pm show: Event has passed.
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