Singer-Songwriter, composer and guitarist, Toshi Reagon (she/her) will perform live at her quadrennial post-election show with her band including Carla Duren (vocals), Alison Miller (guitarist), Josette E. Newsam-Marchak (vocals), Alex Nolan (guitarist), Kim Jordan (keys), and Ganessa James (bass) with special guests including pre-recorded material with Taina Asili, Carl Hancock Rux, Morley and Michelle Dorrance.
Toshi shares, “My post election shows are gatherings that say ’we are here’ and that we’re carrying on with this life no matter what. The presidential election is energetic where so many things collide through so much hurt and joy. I want us to check-in on our hearts and vibrate our intentions through song and forget about party affiliations. I want to address us as a community. As neighbors, co workers, people living side by side breathing the same air. It is important to gather, sing and hear from each other.”
“While Election Day often feels like an end point – a goal to reach, the completion of a long election cycle, a day with results that determine the coming four years. Toshi Reagon’s Post-Election concerts serve as a reminder to us that it is an inflection point. A day where our role as civically engaged citizens shifts and doesn’t end,” says Alex Knowlton, Director at Joe’s Pub. “No matter what happens on November third, we must wake up on November fourth to hold our elected officials accountable. We sing together, we cry together, we celebrate together, and we step forward together.”
Since first taking to the stage at age 17, versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk.
Joe’s Pub Live! has upcoming programming that includes streams from Nona Hendryx, Tariq Al-Sabir, Mai Khoi, DM Stith, and The Liz Swados Project. Joe’s Pub TV also continues through December, with new episodes released monthly, from Latin Grammy winner Mireya Ramos, Indian classical crossover artist Roopa Mahadevan, Drama Desk Award winner Ike Ufomadu, “High Maintenance” writer Isaac Oliver, Bistro Award winner Justin Sayre, and multi-instrumentalist Celisse.