Magpie at Meetinghouse Café

Magpie at Meetinghouse Café

Magpie at Meetinghouse Café

Musicians Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner will perform in Bennington.

Musicians Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner will perform in Bennington.

Magpie, the duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, will perform at the Meetinghouse Café of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington on Friday, November 8, at 7:30. Tickets are $15. Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner began to play music together in September of 1973. In the years since, they have traveled and toured extensively, performing in concerts, at folk clubs and festivals around the world.

Terry is a gifted singer of jazz and blues in the tradition of Connie Boswell and Billie Holiday, but is equally comfortable with the subtle beauty of traditional folk and contemporary songs. Terry is also an excellent player of the harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar.

Greg is a guitarist whose fingerstyle approach is the solid basis of Magpie’s sound, providing whatever is called for, whether it be a hard-driving rhythm or a ringing lyrical beauty. His high baritone voice has equal range, from growling blues, to a Chilean lament, to a sweet croon.

Magpie is well known for their performances of hard-hitting topical songs. They are well-known as regular performers on Phil Ochs Song Nights, and are internationally known for their musical work in the environmental movement. Their most recent recording, ‘Sword of the Spirit,’ is about famed abolitionist John Brown, his family, friends, and associates. It was produced as a companion piece to Greg and Terry’s one-act play of the same title.

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