Beat News: November 5 1999

I’ve written a lot here about David Amram‘s appearances at poetry readings and events recently, but now a more serious event has occurred. The farmhouse where David lives with his family, in Peekskill Valley just north of New York City, has burnt down. The house was not insured, the family is seeking shelter with friends, and a fund has been set up for those who want to help the situation with a small (or large) contribution. The mailing address is:

David Amram
c/o Toshi and Pete Seeger
Box 431
Beacon NY 12508
(checks made out to David Amram and marked “gift” are tax-deductible)

I don’t make a practice of mentioning fund-raising efforts in these pages, but David is one of the most generous and good-hearted people I’ve ever met, and I know there are people out there who have gotten a lot out of his music and would like
the chance to give something back now that it is needed. If you’d like to know about a benefit performance that will take place somewhere early next year, write to Brian Hassett at karmacoupe@aol.com.
And, if you’ve never seen David sing or play piano (or french horn, or guitar, or his collection of Native American flutes, etc.) you can buy his excellent new CD, Southern Stories and hear what everybody’s been raving about.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What we're up to ...

Litkicks is 26 years old! This website has been on a long and wonderful journey since 1994. We’re relaunching the whole site on a new platform in June 2021, and will have more updates soon. We’ve also been busy producing a couple of podcasts – please check them out.

World BEYOND War: A New Podcast
Lost Music: Exploring Literary Opera

Explore related articles ...