February 11th, 2020 7pm Stage 3
Celebrating Rockwood Music Hall’s 15-Year Anniversary!
FRED ARCOLEO’s deepest desire in life is to help influence the way the world changes. He has spent over 30 years teaching in urban high schools, and as long on the front lines of struggles both local and global: from fighting racism & sexism to supporting immigrant workers and combating police brutality. It is these intense experiences that have informed, shaped, and inspired his songwriting.
Fred writes songs and poems that strive to reveal the contradictions in our society between appearance and reality. He spends most of his time channeling his anger over the conditions of life that exist for so many and direct it to productive activities. He is particularly interested in the role music and the arts can play in raising awareness of societal issues and inspiring people to study and act on the pressing challenges of our time. He lives and works in New York City, where by day he is a high school English and ESL teacher at George Washington High School Campus in Washington Heights.
Robinson & Rohe
Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of American folk song. In 2013, they began collaborating as cowriters, developing a repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Their performances evidence their care for fine song craft, detailed arrangements, and elegant harmonies.
Soul-satisfying. Using creative elements of rock, folk, and soul, Mosa blends her take on the world into lyrically captivating and instrumentally feel good songs. Hailing from NY, she's always had an obsession with the grit and glamour of live performances. Vocal clarity. Old-school spirit. Musical sincerity. Solid sounds.