A concert in Union Square
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After an especially long winter in New York City, signs of life are finally beginning to show, and on April 22nd, EiPR and Earth Day New York will join forces to celebrate Earth Day. Beginning at 3pm, the Union Square Stage in Union Square North (on E 17th Street, between Broadway and Park Ave S, across from Barnes & Noble) will showcase an extraordinarily talented group of earth-loving artists straight from the EiPR roster.
Kicking off the celebration are two remarkable female-singer songwriters, Meredith O’Connor and Alice Brightsky. At 3 pm, Meredith will fill the air with her hook-driven melodies and commentary on youth today. Still just a teenager, Meredith is already a multi-tasking singer and philanthropist whose recent causes include promoting anti-bullying and performing benefit concerts for mothers with cancer. Next, Alice Brightsky takes the stage at 3:45 pm, fresh from the release of her most recent single “Up Up & Away,” where she sings of, “reaching for the tops of the trees, hanging with the birds and the bees.”
Echo Bloom, the “folk-estral” alt-folk group, are up next at 4:30 pm, and the group count their connection to Mother Nature as a chief inspiration for recent album “Blue.” Group founder Kyle Evans describes the album’s theme as “finding your own religion. In many of the songs, people blur with flora and fauna, implying the interconnectedness of everything.” Folk-rocker Roger Street Friedman, on at 5:15 pm, takes on the importance of the freedom in nature as well in his recent single “Time To Fly,” as he croons, “an eagle beats his wings against the sky, it’s your time to fly.” The celebration will close with rising NYC Earth folk-rock band 5j Barrow. Expect the live performance to be a dynamic journey that ebbs and flows with the group’s poised stage presence and lush male/female harmonies.