Hagaman Memorial Library is excited to host a concert by acclaimed singer-songwriter-pianist Grayson Hugh and his wife singer Polly Messer on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM. The concert will be one hour. Grayson and his wife will be on hand for a meet-and-greet immediately following the concert. Copies of Grayson's CDs will be available for purchase.
Hagaman Memorial Library is located at 227 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512.
Admission is free and open to the public. This concert is made possible by The Friends of Hagaman Memorial Library. website: https://www.hagamanlibrary.org/
“And his lyrics! If you love words, if you’re one of those people for whom heaven is a rainy day and a good book, then know this: Hugh doesn’t write words — he writes pictures. Like "Forever Yours, Forever Mine", which speaks of “steep September daylight when the shadows fall at four” and “eyes just staring down the college street strewn with the paper of sycamore leaves.” Like "Road To Freedom", which offers a breathtaking view — “over the tops of mountains over the western snow, watching the river wander, just a vein of silver far below” — and adds a hard observation certain to strike a chord with any Native American or African American — “They take away your money, and they take away your name, and they take the ground that you’re standing on but never, ever take the blame.” Have I heard any newcomer in the last decade that excites me as much as this guy? No.” - Leonard Pitts. Jr.. Miami Herald, Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, October 19, 1992