February 9, 2019
Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris have appeared numerous times on the Musical Lairs' stage in various configurations (Phil Ochs Song Nights, Kim and Reggie Harris, Brother Sun, solo and duo shows). Born three days apart with ancestry flowing through the same portal of Richmond, VA, they are on a pilgrimage together - one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started each of them in two very different worlds. But, the amazing bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues.
Their stories form a unique American experience. The music that flows from their lives is powered by unadorned truth, raw and riveting, beautiful and uplifting. Echoing Gandhi, they believe that in telling our truths, we are able to rise up from the past and build bridges to the each other, and to the future.
Reggie is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and Music Education Director of the Living Legacy Project of the Unitarian Universalist Association, co-leading tours through the historic sites of the Civil Rights movement in the South. He has led hundreds of programs on Race and Social Justice. Greg was one-third of the folk trio, Brother Sun, has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and Car Talk. He's played Carnegie Hall and had the honor for two years of having his song, "Rosa Parks," play whenever the web page rosaparks.com was opened.
Deeper Than the Skin is a musical presentation on race that they have presented around the country over the last two years, for schools, churches, and concert venues.
Simply put - it's live acoustic music in a private living room with an audience of friends, both new and old, and great food that everyone brings to share. The music is outstanding - these are very talented musicians. Most tour professionally, usually nationally, some even internationally. More...