The Marc Black Band with special guests, Warren Bernhardt, Tommy Ramone and Happy Traum will take the stage for their annual Thanksgiving show on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 24. Come join in on the fun! It should be a great Woodstock evening.
The band will include Woodstock favorites, Amy Fradon who will open the show, the extraordinary Warren Bernhartd on keyboards, Eric Parker on drums, Mike Esposito on bass and Don Davis on horns of all description.
Marc's bandmates have supported many great front men including Simon & Garfunkel, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood and James Brown.
Marc Black is an eclectic folk-rocker who carries the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life, with all it's social and political challenges,…one song at a time. The latest challenge has been the fight against hydro-fracking that Marc's been fighting with his internationally acclaimed No Fracking Way. This recording features John Sebastian, Eric (dueling banjos) Weissberg and a hundred Woodstock citizens singing along.
Marc sings about Rachel Maddow, good coffee and just about everything in between. His video, 'I Love You Rachel Maddow', has now been viewed 50,000 times! And his latest CD, Pictures of the Highway, reached #6 on the Folk DJ Chart.
While still in high school, Marc's band, the Blades of Grass, reached the top forty and performed along side the biggest acts of the day including the Doors, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. And just last year, he was named Folk Artist of the Year on ABC Radio's Fame Games and was a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. 'Sometime a Spark', his song about Mohamed Bouazizi and the Arab Spring caused an international stir that led to an interview on Tunisian State Radio.
When Marc was 21, he moved to Woodstock where he moved into Tim Hardin's house and wound up inheriting Tim's band when he left town. He has since recorded more than a dozen CD's including one ‘pick hit’ in Billboard Magazine, and another that was recognized as a ‘minor masterpiece’ by famed music producer, John Hammond Sr.
Once he was married and had kids, he entered the world of advertising and he won the Mobius for Best Original Music and the London International Advertising Award, as well.
Moving to New York City in the 1980’s, he won the American Library Association Award for Best Children’s Album when he teamed up with Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, and the late Rick Danko, and produced the American Children CD.
Meet Marc Black.