Folk duo Magpie will host a summer program at the Earlville Opera House featuring a performance and songwriting workshop celebrating the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12.
Magpie’s “A Mighty Hard Road” features the life and music of Guthrie and Seeger in a 45-minute performance with 40-minute songwriting workshop. After the workshop, the musicians return to the stage for the second half of the concert with another short set including some newly penned songs. A cookie break is planned between the two sessions. The free program is part of the Earlville Awesome Arts Expanding Life Skills series.
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner formed the duo Magpie in 1973 and have been performing and recording original and traditional folk music ever since. In 1998, Magpie won the “Wammie” award as traditional folk duo of the year from the Washington Area Music Association. They also received the 1999 Addy Award for their song “Take Me Back to Harpers Ferry” and their soundtrack for the video, which is on continuous play at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Reservations are recommended for this free program; call (315) 691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com for information.