Meetinghouse Café to Present Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor
Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor combine forces for at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, at the Meetinghouse Café at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School Street, Bennington. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students. The pair will also present a program on social justice at the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m., November 6.
Harris has a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock and pop music. He has performed with Pete Seeger, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Harry Belafonte and others. He has appeared at The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Smithsonian Institute, the Psalm Festival in Graz, Austria and a myriad of theatre arts centers, festivals, universities and schools.
He and his wife Kim Harris, are recognized for materials they developed in their work with the Kennedy Center. They have earned wide acclaimed for their contributions to historical and educational knowledge on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement.
Pat Wictor first burst on the folk and acoustic scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for fresh and memorable interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. He has since made his mark as a singer-songwriter penning lean and poetic songs that incorporate rural blues and gospel traditions. He appeared at the Meetinghouse Café two years ago as one third of Brother Sun, the powerful harmonizing trio with Joe Jencks and Greg Greenway, garnering critical acclaim and a continent-spanning tour schedule. Recognition and honors have followed Wictor for years: he won the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase, was nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year by the Folk Alliance, was nominated for Gospel Song of the Year by the Independent Music Awards, and was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk songwriting contest.