RESCHEDULED FROM MAY!
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
Doors 7:00pm | Music 7:30pm
$12 Members | $14 Not-Yet-Members | $18 Doors | $15 Streaming
Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. After raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for artists through our Digital Concert Venue, we are thrilled to welcome you back to our Roxborough Venue, 6156 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA!
Tickets are available IN PERSON at the PFS Venue or streaming Online here at folkfest.org
All persons entering the Philadelphia Folksong Society at 6156 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 must provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours and wear a face mask per the venue’s agreement with the artist that this will be a masking ENFORCED performance. If the person does not have an appropriate face mask, per CDC guidelines no vented masks or gaiters, PFS will provide one. Inability to adhere to these protocols will lead to a warning then a removal without refund. PFS’ COVID protocols will be reviewed at each board meeting as the pandemic continues.
About Bruce Sudano:
Hit songwriter Bruce Sudano is back, touring in support of his latest EP, Ode to a Nightingale. Its lead track “Cosmic Ride” was premiered by New Folk Initiative with radio legend John Platt calling it “an upbeat rocker that’s reminiscent of Jeff Lynne or Tom Petty. It’s also got an upbeat message that’s very timely.” The new record succeeds a pair of equally immediate, thoughtful, and urgent mini-albums issued in 2020. Released last April, Spirals Vol. 1: Not a Straight Line to Be Found was praised by Americana Highways for its “five moving songs about life, love and death that captivate and hold the listener’s attention.” Sudano’s October 2020 follow-up Spirals Vol. 2: Time and the Space In Between garnered a four-star review from American Songwriter, with freelance writer/author Lee Zimmerman noting, “Sudano’s found himself on a steady roll.”
Sudano is best-known for his work creating songs for pop icons like Dolly Parton (“Starting Over Again”), Michael & Jermaine Jackson (“Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin'”), and his late wife, Donna Summer (“Bad Girls”). His decades-spanning career has evolved from spinning together R&B and disco in his band Brooklyn Dreams to fusing pop and rock through his solo career. The singer/songwriter is now focusing his time on crafting elaborate stories that touch the listener’s inner-most hopes and dreams. With uplifting messages, funky instrumentals, and stunning creative direction, Bruce Sudano’s discography is unlike any other. Take a dip into his whimsical soundscape and let it wash over you in a warm, all-embracing way.