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Arts In The Garden
August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Indian Lake Community Association presents Arts in The Garden featuring poet Tony Brown, and musicians Playing Hooky. Admission is FREE and patrons are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to this family friendly event. Join us for an awesome time at Arts in The Garden!
Tony Brown has been writing for well over 50 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 40. A seven-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best Of The Net nominee, he has traveled the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, and organized and hosted many readings and reading series. He is the recently announced winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late US Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for life achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community. His most recent eBooks and publications can be found through his Patreon site. His daily poetry blog is also available for viewing. He resides in Worcester, MA. Tony most commonly performs his poetry with jazz/rock/funk/poetry band “The Duende Project” in collaboration with Steven Lanning-Cafaro on electric bass and classical guitar, Christopher Lawton on guitar, and Chris O’Donnell on drums; They have released seven collections of their work, available on all the usual online streaming and download outlets. An eighth album is currently in progress. More information can be found at their Website.
Playing Hooky Duo: Linda Jones McCarthy and Deb Barron Northway: Linda Jones McCarthy is the author of several books, Including Spider in
the Shower (as Lillie Jones), Old Bear and Friends and The Heart Remembers, and has recorded a CD of original songs and stories, Here We Go to the Sky. She performs with musical friend and fellow songwriter and arranger Rick Quimby as Owengale. Longtime host of The Folk Spot and In the Tradition on community radio station WCUW in Worcester, Deb Barron Northway’s background is in communications, instructional design and chimney sweeping. She sings purely for the joy of it. Now retired from jobs and obligations, Linda and Deb are Playin’ Hookey, harmonizing just for fun. They hope their music will be fun for you, too!