Since 1973, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to audiences everywhere, featuring traditional and vintage Americana to contemporary and stirring original compositions.
With two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements, their sound is powerful and moving. Award-winning recording artists, singers, songwriters, musical historians, playwrights, actors and social activists, Terry and Greg are proud to be, as Pete Seeger said of them, “…more links in the chain”, dedicating their lives and music to leaving this world a better place.
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Joe Biden opened his acceptance speech at the DNC with these words from the great Civil Rights Leader, Ella Baker, which MAGPIE set to music in 1995.
"Give light and people will find the way"
Here is the song as we recorded it with our
erstwhile singing partners, Kim & Reggie Harris
The banjo you hear is being played by the late great Pete Seeger!
ANNOUNCING Magpie's 7th-Year Songwriting Residency with
4th-grade students at Genesee Elementary School in Auburn, NY
MUCH LOVE and MUSIC
TERRY & GREG
During these challenging times, we want to bring you a bit of joy from songs that we have recently recorded in video for Wolf Trap, Clearwater Fest, Old Songs Fest, and other Magpie Moments.
WOLF TRAP - Wolf Trap’s Theater in the Woods,
like so many other venues, had to cancel performances this summer, but they asked us to sing a couple of songs that we wrote for them a few years back.
“Deep Earth /
Pete Seeger’s dream child, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been advocating for the Hudson River, as well as educating and celebrating from the Adirondacks to New York City for more than 50 years now. We have been active members
of that beloved community for more than thirty years now, and were happy to join in the June 20th, 2020 virtual version of Clearwater’s "Great Hudson River Revival” aka, the Clearwater Festival, on-line with a host of friends and colleagues.
Please join and contribute. HERE
The Sloop and her people need us now,
more than ever.
“Was That the Human Thing to Do?"
Old Songs is our neighborhood folk festival, and this year is their 40th anniversary. Altamont, where the festival is held, is about a twenty-minute drive from our house through, the beautiful Helderbergs in the northern Catskills. We love the way Old Songs has always featured the best of the best, both traditional and truly “old” music as well as the best of the current creators of new songs, the best songwriters in the folk circuit. This year, because of the cancellations, we’re singing a few songs on-line for them.
Check out this tune and then check out the virtual Old Songs Festival on Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook, the evenings of June 26 and 27, and Sunday afternoon the 28th. LISTEN HERE
And then check back next year, because we know
Old Songs will be back in person in 2021.
Here are some videos we recently put together around the house here. Favorite songs and thoughts sent out into this crazy world.
“Cry Carolina”, in solidarity with current protests, yet another instance in the long history of atrocities. This also leads the viewer to the rest of our Kent State 50th Anniversary videos. LISTEN HERE
"When I’m Gone” LISTEN HERE
“This Guitar” dedicated to Larry Sifel (1948-2006) the luthier who created our guitars, seen and heard in the video.
Listening to Magpie singing When I'm Gone from
their CD, In This World on Sliced Bread Records.