October’s “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” highlights Hugh Blumenfeld on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street. Marlborough, CT.
Hugh Blumenfeld is a folk singer-songwriter of note, born in Queens, NY but now residing in Connecticut, who has played throughout Europe and the USA. The LA Weekly described him as “a folk sensation” while the Boston Globe notes he “is full of poetry and passion”. His musical career includes playing in the Greenwich Village music scene of the dynamic 1980’s at Speak Easy, Folk City, Cornelia Street Cafe and Bottom Line. He has also opened for well-known stars among whom are Suzanne Vega, Richie Hairns, Dan Williams, Arlo Guthrie and Bill Morrissey. He is the long-time Contributing and Associate Editor of Fast Folk Musical Magazine, is part of the Smithsonian Folkway Collection, backed up the Kerriville Folk Festival, closed the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and played the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage Series in Washington DC. His 7th CD, “Dad”, has recently been released. He was also Connecticut’s State Troubadour from 1999-2000.
His productive life includes being a published poet and an ex-English Professor, making his lyrics very special indeed from ballads to political satire. Along with all of this, he is a practicing family physician in Hartford following his interest in the healing powers of music and hospital research he conducted on the positive effects of mothers singing to their premature infants.
In sum, Hugh Blumenfeld is a Renaissance Man. The Marlborough Arts Center is delighted to host him, particularly in this month that is the second anniversary of the 4th Fridays @ the Arts Cafe series since he played at the very first such concert two years ago.
Admission at the door is $8/individual or $15 for two. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. Come early and peruse the wonderful Member Artist Show of both 2-D and 3-D art in its myriad forms. Then settle in for what promises to be a beautiful evening of music and interaction with this man of many talents.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. For information on the variety of artistic activities at the Center, visit their website at www.marlborougharts.org or telephone (860) 295-9389.