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Hope Machine

- US Peekskill, NY Folk / Folk Rock / Americana


Bio: 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."
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"This ain't no revival, this is a 21st century hootenanny... Hope Machine shines light through the night and picks us all up along the way. But that lonesome troubadour won't be standing on the road with his thumb out; he's already in the back seat smiling."
— Jason Wesley, Folkwax
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  • 2014

    Feb 2

    Beacon, NY, US | 12:30pm

    Beacon, NY, US
    Sun Feb 02 12:30pm


    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.

  • 2013

    Jun 16

    Croton-On-Hudson, NY, US | 4:00pm

    Croton-On-Hudson, NY, US
    Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:00pm
  • 2013

    May 18

    Hastings on Hudson, NY, US | 12:00pm
    Sunplugged- Solar-Powered ...
    Hastings on Hudson, NY, US
    Sat May 18, 2013 12:00pm
  • 2013

    Jan 12

    Beacon, NY, US | 7:00pm

    Beacon, NY, US
    Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00pm


    Concert Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

  • 2012

    Dec 28

    Beacon, NY, US | 7:30pm
    Beacon Theatre Lobby Conce...
    Beacon, NY, US
    Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30pm


    8th Annual Hope Machine Year End Hootenanny, with many special guests!

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  • bestshampoohair (Artist) bestshampoohair
    Very great person Great talent I liked very much my friend Thank you very much for the beautiful business bbbn
  • Charlie Kelsey (Artist) Charlie Kelsey
    Great Music. Hope to hear more from you in the near future. Be well. -Charlie
  • Charlie Kelsey (Artist) Charlie Kelsey
    Awesome music
  • SumOne (Fan) SumOne
    followed the link from Living With War. You have a wonderful message. Keep on keepin' on. I sent a personal one to you also. Peace & Love, SumOne
  • Chainfall (Artist) Chainfall
    Had to swing by to show our support! Big respect from Chainfall!
  • TE Fireoved (Artist) TE Fireoved
    ~Great to see you on RN sharing your talent! ~குuitar====+++™L0vE Respect to you! Best wishes and great success in 2013!
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