I’m Here for San Miguel

Bram Morrison, photo by Lisa Macintosh

By Bram Morrison

They say that when you come to San Miguel, you can become whatever you want. So, I’m here and have given myself the opportunity to revive and grow the solo artist I started out as back in the ’60s. A folksinger with young beard, jeans, and boots, of coffee houses and folk festivals, with talented people to meet, like, and learn from. I fell comfortably into the Pete Seeger model, singing folk songs, serious and silly, with audiences who love to sing.

Benefit Concert
By Bram Morrisson
Mon, Feb 22 and 29, 5pm
Mon, Mar 7, 5pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
200 pesos
All proceeds for Amistad Canada and La Biblioteca

I was very fortunate to have joined forces in 1978 with Sharon Hampson and the now late Lois Lilienstein, to form the highly and surprisingly successful trio, Sharon, Lois & Bram of Skinnamarink fame, now continuing in Canada as Sharon & Bram. Here in San Miguel I am at home as my own man.

People of all ages love singing together, but those opportunities shrink with each passing generation. This year I will present my concert three times, during which I will be inviting you, in traditional hootenanny style, to join me in singing songs both familiar and obscure, humorous and serious. They will be mostly in English, with a few of my lovelies in French and Spanish. I will have my first ever solo CD, Passing Them On (recorded live last year in Teatro Santa Ana), available for purchase only at the concerts. The CD package features a caricature of me by San Miguel artist Henry Vermillion. This year I will be singing some songs from that CD, as well as many other favorites.

Proceeds from ticket and CD sales go to support the work of Amistad Canada, a Canadian charity that funds Mexican NGOs in social development programs in and around San Miguel. They are a wonderful organization and make me proud to be a Canadian. For further information about their work, go to amistadcanada.org.

 

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