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4 October 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Palmer Street Coffeehouse
The coffeehouse — held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. — will feature Berggen’s special blend of musical stories about human nature, love, hard work, failure and success. He is known for filling those stories with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place.
Best-selling author and environmentalist Bill McKibben has called Berggren a “throwback to the old role of the folk singer” who articulates “things that need to be said right now.”
While his roots are in the Adirondacks where he was raised, Berggren’s music has crossed many borders with performances in Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central Africa and Transylvania, among other places.
He is a professor emeritus of audio and radio studies at the State University of New York College at Fredonia, where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992. In that same year, the New York State Outdoor Education Association presented him with its Art and Literary Award.
He was also recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by St. Lawrence University, as a Heritage Award winner by the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks and as an Education Award winner by the Adirondack Mountain Club.
Palmer Street Coffeehouse, known for acoustic performances by local artists, runs on the first Friday of every month, October through June. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.