Harriet Tubman Movement presents Follow the Drinking Gourd Benefit Concert for Local Human Trafficking Victims with Emily Keener

Ray Flanagan & the Authorities to close the night

Harriet Tubman Movement presents Follow the Drinking Gourd Benefit Concert for Local Human Trafficking Victims with Emily Keener

Ray Flanagan and the Authorities, Michelle Gaw

Thu · March 15, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$30.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

The Harriet Tubman Movement is a group of local advocates who work with victims of human trafficking to lovingly connect them to services that are specific to their needs for safety and restoration. Victims of human trafficking are referred to the Harriet Tubman Movement by law enforcement, healthcare providers, homeless shelters, drug rehab facilities and other sources. Advocates meet with the person, establish a rapport in order to quickly assess their needs, then work with the person on a deeper level to make appropriate referrals to service providers, regardless of location. Often the survivor requires relocation out of the area. Your donation will be used to directly impact the lives of people trapped in modern day slavery.

Emily Keener
Emily Keener
Emily Keener is a craftswoman of observation and emotion, and her live presence is reminiscent of conversations in dimly lit living rooms. Her music is a mirror and a magnifying glass, reflective and evocative; with compelling melodies and fierce honesty. In 2017, Emily received No Depression's Singer/Songwriter award.
Her latest record, “Breakfast” (November 2016) is available at emilykeener.com, and 2018 finds her working on a new collection of songs for her upcoming release.
Ray Flanagan and the Authorities
Ray Flanagan and the Authorities
In a climate of singers, songwriters, and guitar players, Ray Flanagan is an artist. Balancing a soul of thoughtfulness and gut intuition, he weaves together images of love, justice, and depth perception. Or the absence of these things. From valley lows to the top of the world, Flanagan's songs show a range and a commitment to the history of craft that is, daily, being muddled by illusionists and proprietors of strict aesthetics, void of weight and meaning. His music is reflective of his own observations off of the world, set in, around, or completely outside of his own life. A firm believer in the philosophy of his friend and teacher Roger Hoover's New Song Movement, Ray Flanagan is cause for a next, uncharted step ahead in the narrative of American music.
Michelle Gaw
Michelle Gaw
Michelle Gaw is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. She has been writing and performing music for the last six years. Gaw finds inspiration through making observations that are equal parts quirk and soul. Her songs often confront the heavier and darker parts of life, but they are rarely left without a joke or two. Her delivery often feels conversational, though her songs are melodically rich. Gaw founded Mimi Arden, a trio band consisting of Lee Kolarik (drummer) and Joe Botta (bassist), which she is the sole songwriter of. Mimi Arden expands upon Gaw’s songwriting ideas, breathing fresh life and meaning into her work.
Venue Information:
Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH, 44110
http://www.beachlandballroom.com/