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Poughkeepsie Chapter: Michael Falco
January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild
will host our monthly coffeehouse on
Saturday, January 20, 2024
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
This month we are proud to be featuring Michael Falco.
Michael Angelo Falco is a photographer, author and songwriter residing in Rock Tavern, New York.
Falco was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, and pick up his first guitar at age 10 years. He joined his first band at age 11 years and went on to play in bands in high school and college where he discovered photography.
In Falco’s thirty plus years as a professional photographer his work has appeared in publications like the National Geographic and The New York Times. His work can be found in numerous museum collections and in the National Archive at the Library of Congress. Falco is also a New York City Commissioned Public Artist where in 2007 he installed a 30 foot glass mural that graces the entrance to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Falco has also published three books, the latest of which, “Echoes of the Civil War: Capturing Battlefields Through a Pinhole Camera” was published by WW Norton in 2016.
In 2018 Falco moved from Manhattan to the Hudson Valley to pursue a photographic project inspired by the Hudson River School painters. That move, to a quiet farm in Rock Tavern, led to a deep spiritual awakening. This spiritual awakening inspired music and during the pandemic period Falco began to revisit his love for songwriting and recording.
Open mic performances will be available for all.
Signup begins at 7 and open mic begins at 7:30.
The featured performance is expected to begin at approximately 8:30.
Cost of admission for this event is $7 ($6 for Folk Guild members and seniors)
Questions? Contact the President of the Poughkeepsie Chapter, John Hamilton, at email@example.com.