Hope Machine, whose core members are Steve Kirkman and Fred Gillen Jr., was born at a 2003 Woody Guthrie hootenanny hosted by Woody's granddaughter Anna Canoni. It was named after the Woody quote: "about all a human being is anyway is a hoping machine."
Their debut CD March, which was rel... See Full Bio
MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY PETER YARROW (OF PETER, PAUL & MARY) AND LOCAL MUSICIANS Musicians and Participants to Demand "No More Silence: Stop Gun Violence Now!" (Beacon, NY) Jan. 15, 2013 – A concert to benefit Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and help stop gun violence will be held at 1PM on February 2nd at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, NY. This special music festival will be filled with songs of remembrance and resolve, and feature Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary). Peter Yarrow’s talent is legendary as a successful artist and activist — his gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including Puff, The Magic Dragon, Day Is Done, The Great Mandala, and Light One Candle. His musical creativity has always gone hand in hand with his commitment to social justice and equity in society. And today, he’s reaching a whole new generation with his music and advocacy. In addition to Peter Yarrow, the concert will also feature many local musicians such as Motherlode Trio, Carla Springer, The Lonely and Hope Machine with Fred Gillen, Steve Kirkman, Matt Turk and Susan Wright.
Concert Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief
8th Annual Hope Machine Year End Hootenanny, with many special guests!