"Best Folk Band for Palm Beach and Broward Counties, 2015" New Times
(Dr.) 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, 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.
BARS/RESTAURANTS/HOTELS/ ASSISTED LIVING AND REHAB CENTERS/ SYNAGOGUES AND CHURCHES/MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, AND PARKS/HOA's/PRIVATE HOMES
The PinkSlip Duo has performed at two 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, Advent Square, New Day, 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, Boynton Beach's Hurricane Grill and Wings, Congregation Beth Adam, The Unitarian Universalist Churches of Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, the Lake Worth Cultural Stage, and the Lake Worth Playhouse. PinkSlip has also been booked in private homes and clubhouses for listening, dancing, tribute programs, private serenades, and sing-alongs in Briny Breezes, Buena Vida, Century Village-Deerfield, Floral Lakes, Fox Hollow, Huntington Lakes, Lakes of Delray, Leisureville, Newport Place, Palm Chase, Penthouse Delray, Pine Ridge South, Ponte Vecchio, Tivoli Lakes, Tuscany Bay, Valencia Falls, Valencia Lakes, Valencia Reserve, Venetian Isles, and Vi at Lakeside.
MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE PROGRAMS
PinkSlip has produced and performed multi-media tribute programs for Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Society (Jupiter and Boca), the Mandel Public Library, Grand Edventures, and for private communities. These 90-minute shows, which include script, visual, projected lyrics and live music integrated into the story, are available in shorter versions for your community clubhouse or theater. Current programs are:
• THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND: The Story and Song of Woody Guthrie
• IMAGINE: The Story and Song of John Lennon
• BLEECKER STREET: The Greenwich Village Music Scene of the 60's
• IF I HAD A HAMMER: The Life and Song of Pete Seeger
• MESSAGES IN HARMONY: The Story and Songs of Peter, Paul and Mary
• FEELIN' GROOVY: The Life and Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel
• VOICES OF WOMEN OF THE 60's: Joan, Joni, Judy, Janis, Carly, and Carole
• MARCHING ON: The American Labor Movement and ITs Songs
• SIBLING HARMONY: The Everly Brothers Story and Song
A promotional video for the shows can be viewed here:
Bill Bowen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, 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, born in New York City, is a former linguistics professor and speaker on human rights issues. Bill, born in Atlanta, GA, 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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