Submitted by the Lopez Island Library
On Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. by the fireside at the Lopez Library, singer and songwriter Joe Reilly returns to Lopez for his annual performance of family-friendly music.
Reilly is a musician and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who writes songs from his heart. His songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth.
Reilly uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality. He is Italian, Irish and Cherokee and was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in a creative household by musical parents who encouraged him to find his own voice. He loves to inspire others to do the same and to water seeds of compassion, joy, wisdom and peace in our collective consciousness through the sharing of his music.
Reilly has recorded seven albums of his music, including two children’s albums of environmental songs, “Children of the Earth” (2007) and “Let’s Go Outside” (2011). “Children of the Earth” was featured on National Public Radio’s Living On Earth program in 2008. In 2011, he was selected as the official troubadour for National Get Outdoors Day.
The Library concert will last for approximately one hour, and is open to all ages. Like all library programs, admission free, and is funded by the generosity of the Friends of the Lopez Library. Please pardon the joyful noise in the library’s main space during this concert. See you there.