Liberty Circus: A Rolling Thunder-style Benefit for Refugees and Immigrants

Sun 20 Aug 2017 | 07:00:00 PM
Theater 80 St.Marks, NYC

Press Release
When: August 20, 2017

Where: Theater 80 St. Marks, NYC, 80 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, (212) 388-0388

Contact: Alan Kaufman, 212-470-6277 or


LIBERTY CIRCUS, a ‘Rolling Thunder’-style benefit for Immigrants and Refugees

LIBERTY CIRCUS, a ‘Rolling Thunder’-style benefit for Immigrants and Refugees is rolling into New York City’s Theater 80 St. Marks and will feature singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe (“Somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart.” ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE), Chris Rael’s Church of Betty (“Chris Rael has consistently blended rock and Indian music better than any Western guitar guy, ever.” VILLAGE VOICE), Felice Rosser and her band FAITH ( Wrenching… undulating… warmly sensual.” NEW YORK TIMES), RB Morris (star singer/songwriter on the John Prine recording label), Alan Kaufman, Author (“Kaufman's writing can make gorgeous dreams of some of his most disturbing memories.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE), plus North Carolina poet Al Maginnes and Texas Spoken Word riot boy Sam Sax. LES City Council candidate Carlina Rivera will make a special guest appearance.

The Liberty Circus, a rogue band of outlaw songwriters and poets who have thrown in to criss-cross the land in a performing celebration of good old democratic open-heartedness say that "A lion's share from the proceeds of our shows will directly benefit organizations working with immigrants and refugees. Along the way we'll invite local performers to our stages and grow our Liberty Circus into a big national family of love and support for Lady Liberty's tired, poor masses yearning to breathe free."

The NYC performance will cap a Liberty Circus fundraising tour that takes the Circus founders, Malcolm Holcombe, Alan Kaufman, RB Morris and Al Maginnes plus singer-songwriting legend David Olney through North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee to perform in major music venues.

A Liberty Circus CD recorded earlier this year at Shangrila Studios (The ‘Muscle Shoals of American music) in Lexington, Kentucky and co-produced by Brian Brinkerhoff and Duane Lundy will be available at the events and a portion of their sale will also go to benefit Immigrants and Refugees.

Music Suggestions