music & activism

50 creative years celebrating
the human spirit through music

A short trailer of the film Singing For Our Lives, a documentary by Jim Brown, now streaming on PBS. Check your local stations for opportunities to watch. And if you missed Holly’s live-streamed concert filmed at the Freight & Salvage on December 1, click here to watch.


tour schedule

Keep checking back. New dates being added.

Monday November 11, 2019

Purple Heart: The Music of Michael Cullen
Joe’s Pub

425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003

As a composer, singer, writer and activist, Michael Callen played a major role in shaping America’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Join us this Veteran’s Day as a stellar cast of singers and musicians breathes new life into Michael’s music.

Special guests will include Taylor Mac, Bridget Everett, NathAnn Carrera, Richard Barone, Xavier Smith, Kat Edmonson, Holly Near, David Cale, and more.

Saturday November 23, 2019

Cupping the Culture of Women’s Music
Freight & Salvage 

2020 Addison St
Berkeley CA 94704

Doors at 12 noon, show at 1pm. Showing the film of the performance of Closing Day of the Montclair Club. Live performance by the singers.

Friday January 17, 2020

Auburn Public Theatre 
8 Exchange Street
Auburn, NY 13021

with Jan Martinelli & Tory Trujillo

Thursday March 19, 2020

Iron Horse Music Hall 
20 Center St
Northampton MA 01060

with Jan Martinelli & Tammy Hall

Friday March 20, 2020

Me & Thee Coffeehouse 
Unitarian Church, 28 Mugford St
Marblehead, MA 01945

with Jan Martinelli & Tammy Hall

Friday May 1, 2020

Edmonds Center for the Arts 
410 4th Ave North
Edmonds WA 98020

with Jan Martinelli & Tammy Hall


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