Joan Friedenberg & Bill Bowen
A harmony-driven duo of Bill Bowen and Joan Friedenberg, the PinkSlip Duo distinguishes itself by unique arrangements and never using recorded tracks. PinkSlip can make use of guitars, keyboard, harmonica, six-string banjo, drum machine and various percussion instruments to create a rich full-band sound when needed for dancing. They devote hours devising clever and complex arrangements to make their two voices sound like more. But when covering Simon and Garfunkel, they maintain the simple, mellow sound of two folk singers and a guitar.
PinkSlip's repertoire contains Beatles, Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Everly Brothers, Crosby Stills Nash and other 60's (late 50's - early 70's) close-harmony artists, in addition to having a limited selection of songs from the 80's- 2010's, songs in Spanish, and Jewish songs.
The PinkSlip Duo has performed at Singer Island Marriotts, Delray's Sonoma Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens Tijuana Flats, Greenacres Arbor Oaks, White Hall-Boca, The West Palm Beach V.A., the West Palm Beach Healey Rehab Center, Delray's Colony Hotel, Boynton Beach Living Room, the Old Key Lime House, Lake Worth's Cottage, the Norton Museum of Art, Delray's Saltimbocca Bistro, Lantana's Atlantis Grille, Maggiono-Boca, Boynton Beach's Sunday in the Park, Congregation Beth Adam, the Lake Worth Cultural Stage, and the Lake Worth Playhouse. PinkSlip has also performed in private homes and clubhouses for listening, dancing, shows, private serenades, and sing-alongs in Briny Breezes, Century Village-Deerfield, Floral Lakes, Fox Hollow, Lakes of Delray, Leisureville, Newport Place, Palm Chase, Penthouse Delray, Pontevecchio, Tivoli Lakes, Tuscany Bay, and Venetian Isles.
PinkSlip has performed multi-media tribute shows about Woody Guthrie and John Lennon as part of Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Series. These 90-minute shows, and others, which include script, visuals and live music integrated into the story, are available in shorter versions for your community clubhouse or theater. A promotional video for the shows can be viewed here:
Bill Bowen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, six-string banjo): A veteran performer in Palm Beach County and Florida Keys bars, with his solo acoustic versions of folk, classic rock, and Jimmy Buffett-style island music.
Joan Friedenberg (harmony arrangements, vocals, keyboard, guitar): With over 30 years experience performing in bands and choirs, her unerring harmonies have graced area venues since she moved to South Florida in 2007. Joan's keyboard accompaniment and vocal harmonies include numbers in English, Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino.
(Dr.) Joan is a former linguistics professor and speaker on human rights issues. Bill is a former sportswriter and photojournalist. Both have moved on to their next careers, giving their former lives the pink slip.
PinkSlip is a pleasantly nostalgic musical journey through those halcyon days of the boomers' formative years.
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