Jerry Burgan, co-founder of We Five, returns to the Fret House on Saturday, March 25th. Joined by We Five’s lead singer,Debbie Burgan, and long time bassist, Tholow Chan, their musical roots trace back to the classic folk era of the early 60s before they rode the leading edge of the folk-rock with their hit recordings of You Were On My Mind and Get Together.
The Songs & Stories of Burgan and Chan bring audiences on a first-person joy ride though some of the most magical and memorable moments of their common musical experience– when folk songs topped the charts, Dylan hadn’t plugged in, and Lewynn Davis wasn’t even a glint in the Cohen Brothers’ eye.
Between songs, Jerry shares fascinating tales from his new book, Wounds to Bind – A Memoir of the Folk Rock Revolution, interwoven with the spirit of departed legends like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and the Weavers, as well as the next wave of artists they inspired—like Jerry’s mentor and Americana pioneer, John Stewart.
Along with a the wealth of classic folk material drawn from seven We Five albums and Jerry’s solo CD, Reflections, Songs & Stories, you can count on hearing some of your favorite tunes—and a few surprises just for fun. Burgan and Chan’s rapport has a seamless quality that’s been honed by time and they draw each audience into the feel-good experience. When the three of them sing together, their tight arrangements bring to life the exhilarating power, harmony and charm that made folk trios so popular.
It’s an intimate, up close experience that puts you up front for a terrific folk concert with artists that made it happen.
Don’t miss it.