Written with passion, humor and love, Ray's songs help us confront life's challenges and come out on top! Ray told powerful personal stories, including "Joe Homeless," who "got sick for a while, lost his pay." On a global level, Ray's nuclear warning in "Free Harbors" is crucial now: "Beware of the ships that would melt down the sea, with bombs that can make all life cease." Ray also wrote songs about the environment, war and peace, Social Security, jobs, health care, water, prisons, women's rights, and much more. Perhaps Ray's greatest gift was his ability to inspire people to fight back. Tonight's program includes Ray's favorite, "The People Are In Charge!"
Please join us for our fifth celebration of Ray Korona songs since he passed away, as we continue to keep his music alive. This year the Ray Korona Band - Ivice, Barry Kornhauser, Ellen Davidson, Gina Tlamsa and Sharon Abreu
- will be augmented by Laura Liben and Chris "Oledude" Owens
, with guest performances by Emma Graves, Jenny Amanda Hurwitz / Talbot Katz / SamiRose Katz, Joel Landy, Adele Rolider, Ben Silver, Lydia Adams Davis, Mercy Van Vlack and Lindsey Wilson.
We are excited to present a special environmental guest set by Irthlingz
(Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz)!
NOTE: This contribution is for the livestream only and does NOT include the in person event.