Steve Suffet & Mike Glick (USA): A fraternal visit from two stalwarts of New York City’s Peoples’ Voice Café

Date/Time Sun 01 May 2022 7:45 PM

Price Online - £9 + 90p fee On The Door - £10


Steve Suffet & Mike Glick come to TwickFolk bearing greetings from People’s Voice Café, the folk club where John first ran a sound desk, over ten years ago. His first meeting with Steve was an evening where he’d just returned from playing to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.  Both Steve & Mike are veterans of the New York folk scene from Greenwich Village out to all five Boroughs.

Therefore, for this event, we will be honouring the PVC ticketing model: We ask £10, but if don’t have £10, we will accept whatever you can afford. No-one is turned away!

In another lifetime, Mike Glick swapped first LPs with Lucinda Williams, had Pete Seeger call him, “one of the best songwriters going,” and was mentioned as inspiration in the record notes for avant-garde classical composer Frederic Rzewski’s award-winning piano composition, 36 Variations on The People United Will Never Be Defeated. Then he all but disappeared from the musical map for more than 20 years …

Mike is a singer/songwriter/satirist who began solo with his first recording, City Dreams, and then with his group, Mike Glick & The New Song Project (aka The New Song Quintet). He’s toured and played in Greece, Portugal, Spain, India, Cuba, Bulgaria, Germany, the old USSR, Italy, and elsewhere, and in many parts of the USA. Now for the last few years he’s been rebuilding his musical career, writing and performing, perhaps better than ever, with many new songs. Since being dragged kicking and screaming back to his musical career by his son Aleksi, a virtuoso guitarist, he has recorded three new CDs (to add to five recordings in his earlier musical life): In These Times, Generations: Two for the Blues, and his latest which was released in June 2020, Alternative Facts & Other White Lies.

Steve Suffet is best described as an old-fashioned folksinger who has been making music since his college days in the 1960s. His repertoire is a mixture of railroad songs, trucker songs, miner songs, union songs, old-time country music, ballads, blues, ragtime, Gospel songs, bluegrass, topical-political songs, Woody Guthrie songs, and whatever else tickles his fancy. In essence, Steve takes any song he likes and sings it in a manner that suits him, sometimes changing the tune a little bit, and sometimes changing the words. More and more, Steve finds that he is making up his own songs, always in traditional styles. In fact, the well respected songwriter Si Kahn once said to him, “You write really good songs.” Nevertheless, Steve is reluctant to think of himself as a songwriter. Old-fashioned folksinger suits him just fine!