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Golden Link presents an evening with folk singer, songwriter, and storyteller Mike Powell

David Townsend | Published on 1/13/2022

 

 

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 30, 2021

 

Golden Link presents an evening with folk singer, songwriter, and storyteller Mike Powell

 

Rochester, NY – Based in Cazenovia, NY, Mike Powell is a natural-born storyteller with stage presence that’s best described as “real.” His spontaneous nature and extreme comfort behind a microphone creates a vibe that engages audiences in a way that only authenticity can. Powell makes his Golden Link debut on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield. See below for Golden Link’s COVID safety protocols.

 

His songs are filled with powerful imagery and thought-provoking themes, but a Powell performance is much more than just a concert. It’s an exploration into the human heart, as he seamlessly weaves hilarious tales of everyday life with heartbreaking songs of tragedy, loss, and blue-collar hardship.

 

Powell left Syracuse University in 2004 as their most decorated lacrosse player, but declined offers to play professionally so that he could focus fully on the craft of songwriting. Pulling from his catalog of more than 200 original songs, Powell has become one of the “must see” acts in Central New York. He will be joined in this concert by his musical companion of over 15 years, multi-instrumentalist John Hanus.

 

“Mike Powell will move you from the first line of any song he sings and his songwriting is killer!”fellow musician Loren Barrigar

 

“A truly unique and inspiring American voice.”The Boston Globe

 

Powell has a smooth voice … and the lyrics are brimming with tales of survival, tragedy, and love. This is warm and emotional country-folk music that tugs at the heartstrings.”City Newspaper

 

Tickets: $20; Golden Link members: $15, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

Tickets are available in advance only at www.goldenlink.org.

 

* Important Concert Changes Due to the COVID pandemic:

 

NO ticket sales at the gate! Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website only

• All attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination at the gate, along with a Photo ID

Masks are required while in the building

• Due to vaccine age limits, children under 5 cannot attend

• Attendance will be limited to 200 paid tickets

• No food or drink will be provided except for bottled water

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

Mike Powell

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield NY 14526

 

New to the Golden Link stage, Cazenovia-based singer/songwriter Mike Powell is a natural-born storyteller with a stage presence that can best be described as “real.” His songs are filled with powerful imagery and thought-provoking themes, seamlessly weaving hilarious tales of everyday life with heartbreaking songs of tragedy, loss, and blue-collar hardship.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $20; Golden Link members: $15, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

Mad Agnes

 

Friday, March 11, 2022, 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield NY 14526

 

Golden Link is  excited to welcome back to Rochester the folk trio Mad Agnes featuring Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones, and Mark Saunders. They stopped touring in 2011 but have more recently started playing music together again. “Their music is at once intricate, precise, mesmerizing, whimsical, eclectically intellectual ... but, above all, utterly human.” – Dirty Linen

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: TBA.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.