Otis Library’s 12th Annual O’tis a Festival is online this year! The festival of all things creative will be streaming live on Otis Library’s YouTube page on Saturday, November 21, from 10am to 3pm.
Otis Library is taking this much-loved community event online for a virtual festival packed with entertainment and beautiful handmade crafts. Get all of your holiday shopping done from the comfort and safety of your own home. Enjoy the added satisfaction that you will be “shopping small” and supporting local crafters. Follow Otis Library’s social media or check out their website, www.otislibrarynorwich.org, for updates.
If you are a vendor of handmade crafts and would like to participate in the event, please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 889-2365 x125. If you would like to sponsor this event, it is a wonderful way to show your community how much you care! Contact Cathy for sponsorship information.
For over 50 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary from the 60’s to the present. Arlo Guthrie’s timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs carry on the Guthrie family legacy with his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator.
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960’s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
Arlo Guthrie made a name for himself in the 60’s with the iconic “Alice’s Restaurant” and provided perhaps the most often repeated phrase from Woodstock (“The New York State Thruway is closed, man.”) With over 30 albums in his discography, an Arlo Guthrie show delivers an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day.
with very special guest John Mayall
Rock n’ Roll Hall-of-Famer Dave Mason first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Over his career, Mason has played, recorded and/or performed with many well known and notable musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Cass Elliot and, most recently, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among others. Mason was one of the featured performers at the recent “Tribute to Joe Cocker / Mad Dogs and Englishmen” event, curated and organized by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.
Often referred to as “The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s – a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.