The Oswego Music Hall is welcoming the musical duo Magpie (Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner) at 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
The duo, celebrating its 40th anniversary, embrace different musical styles, from country, swing, blues to contemporary. Folksinger Pete Seeger said of them: “Greg and Terry can show us all what a wonderful thing it can be for two voices to harmonize together. How lucky I am to have lived to see and hear more links in the chain.”
They started playing music together as students at Kent State, Ohio in 1973. Based in the Washington, D.C. area since then, and performing under the name “Magpie”, their music has taken them to folk festivals, concert stages, museums and schools throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Italy.
They also have made several recordings.
With the power of their delivery, Magpie is well known for their performances of hard-hitting topical songs. Politically, their viewpoint has been shaped by their life experiences. Greg began to play music in the early sixties as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement. Terry also began singing at that time, and was a witness to the shootings at Kent State May 4, 1970 when National Guard troops fired into a group of students protesting the war in Vietnam.
Listen to some of Magpie’s music at magpiemusic.com/first.htm
The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego. Tickets can be purchased online at oswegomusichall.org/ or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego. Holders of tickets purchased before 1 p.m. the day of the concert will have preferred seating. After 1 p.m., seating will be general admission.
For more information call 315-342-1733 or access the Music Hall website: http://oswegomusichall.org/