Lou and Peter Berryman began their musical partnership in high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, way back in the sixties. By the late seventies, they had established themselves as a prominent feature of the songwriting subculture of Wisconsin's capital, playing their original material every week for almost ten years in the run-down but trendy music room of Madison's Club de Wash. Gradually expanding their circuit, they began crisscrossing the continent and gaining national attention with appearances on such programs as Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion and NPR's Weekend Edition. Regular appearances at festivals and folk music clubs all across the country now serve as venues for the songs contained in their eighteen recordings and four songbooks, which have been performed by everyone from Garrison Keillor to Peggy Seeger. The popularity of Lou and Peter Berryman — whose friendship survived a brief marriage in the seventies — is a testiment to their intelligent and wickedly funny material which is never bawdy or risqué but is rich with wordplay and witty images. This duo is not to be missed.
Contribution: general public $25; members of FMSNY $20. At the Community Church, 40 East 35th Street. Take the #6 train to 33rd St. (2-1/2 blocks to the church) or the B, D, F, N, Q, R trains to 34th Street/Herald Square (3-1/2 blocks) The venue is wheelchair accessible.
One of a series of concerts sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. Seating is non-reserved and tickets are available at the door or on-line. Membership is available on-line at http://fmsny.eventbrite.com. For information on the Folk Music Society and more details of the concerts, go to the Society's website: www.folkmusicny.org .