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michael resnick

Michael is a poet who, like John Burroughs, often writes about the beauty and wonder of the Catskills. he is also a New York attorney who specializes in residential and commercial real estate, bankruptcy, foreclosure, estate planning and administration, corporate transactions and contract drafting, civil and commercial litigation, and nonprofit law. Michael has advised nonprofit organizations operating in the US, Africa and the Middle East furthering access to civil rights, food security, education, and health care. He can be contacted at

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dennis yerry

Dennis Yerry is a musician, composer, arranger and musical director whose career has encompassed a myriad of musical genres. He composed and musical directed the theatrical production of "Black Elk Speaks" in Denver, CO and L.A., in which he also performed. His film and TV credits include performances for the Ken Burn's documentaries, "Lewis and Clark" and "The West". He is currently the musical director and composer for "Unto These Hills", the outdoor drama in Cherokee, NC. As a pianist he has played such well-known venues in NYC as the Knickerbocker, the Waldorf-Astoria, Tavern on the Green and Sign of the Dove. He is proud to have collaborated and worked with some of the finest musicians, actors and choreographers in the world today, including Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Jason Marsalis, Pete Seeger, David Amram, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, R. Carlos Nakai, James Earl Jones, Joseph Fire Crow, Valerie Naranjo, Sloan Wainwright, Dorothy Papadakos, Dan Brubeck, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, Ann Osmond, Michael Greyeyes, Joan Henry, Laura Dean and Marla Bingham to name a few.

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jim davis, harp

2 poems: I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. ~ Rumi let us live among the white clouds and scarlet woodlands / singing together / songs of the great peace ~ ancient Chinese contact: (518) 943-6559


Musically, Davida has performed for over 22 yrs nationally and abroad in recording studios and on stages; known for doing her own original material, vocal and song arrangements, custom vocals, and shamanic vocalese. She has recorded and performed with and for numerous globally renowned and diversified songwriters and musicians, for example from Winston Grennon (reggae) to Karl Berger (jazz, Creative Music Studios), to Bhagavan Das (kirtan). One of her own bands was named 'Davida and the Eclectics', a group of jazz musicians playing Art Rock; later called Worldbeat.

Locally these days she also is part of the Red Feather Singers with the Thundercloud Drum, and the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery Choir, both for spiritual ceremonies.