Bob Malenky is steeped in the blues and country of the twenties through the fifties - what Dave Van Ronk used to call neo-ethnic music. As a teenager he met and learned from Lightnin' Hopkins, and later took a guitar lesson from Muddy Waters and sat in with his band. He also toured and recorded with Sonny Terry, and taught World Folk Music at CCNY for many years.
Dan Sofaer is a songwriter, poet and classical scholar. A long time student of folk blues music traditions (his heroes include Mike Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White and the Carter Family), he plays in various jam sessions and song circles in the New York area, including the Sunnyside Singer's Club. He is now making his debut as a solo performer. Dan was also bassist in the San Francisco punk band Giant Haystacks.
Tonight's show is co-sponsored by The Folk Music Society of New York.
NOTE: This contribution is for the livestream only and does NOT include the in person event.