Upcoming 2024 performances:

Roland Kushner & No Song Left Behind (split bill with Kray Van Kirk):

Date / Time: Saturday, February 24, 8, 8:00 p.m.

Place: Godfrey Daniels, 7 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA  18015

Phone: 610-867-2390, 

https://godfreydaniels.org/event/kushner-vankirk-february-24-2024/ .

Tickets $22.50 advance, $27.50 day of show

Singer, guitarist, songwriter, and storyteller Roland Kushner sings narratives and exciting songs from the 60s and 70s up to the present.  Images and sounds from American steelmaking and the Canadian wilderness, lovers looking ahead and looking back, rivers overflowing and cries of freedom … musical reminders, guesses about the future and stories from the world over are all part of his performance. Roland’s music-making and writing over the years has included performance, songwriting and theatrical collaborations at First Night Bethlehem, Selkie Theatre, the Steel Festival, Touchstone Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center, Muhlenberg College, and Musikfest.  He has played at Godfreys in the Saturday Night Coyotes, and produced the Stan Rogers Song Nights. In 2024, Roland brings the “No Song Left Behind” trio to Godfreys, featuring Lee Daniels on guitar and Steve Foreman on bass, with originals and songs from Ian Tyson to Madonna to Archie Fisher to Silvio Dante.

About half of the songs in each show are mine, the rest from my favorite writers.  My list of favorites changes all the time, and there are a lot of songs not to leave behind! Right now, I’m covering:

William Blake, Jacques Brel, Dave Carter, Susannah Clark, Ray Davies, Adam Duritz, Steve Earle, Archie Fisher, Vin Garbutt, John Hiatt, Chris Hillman, Mac MacAnally, Joni Mitchell, Amy Ray, Stan Rogers, Smokey Robinson, Jules Shear, Paul Simon, Michael P. Smith, Ian Tyson, Madonna, Steve van Zandt, Jesse Winchester… among many others!

I perform solo, in duos with friends Jack Hoffman (vocals) and Lee Daniels (guitar), with my friend and Muhlenberg colleague Michael London, and with Dave Fry, Mary Faith Rhoads and Rick Weaver singing Stan Rogers’ songs. In 2024, I’m playing with Lee Daniels and Steve Foreman as “No Song Left Behind”

Special programs I’ve done for students and community groups:

The Songs of Player Piano

When I Get to the Border: Songs of Migration

Work Songs in the Twenty First Century


What went wrong! Songs of disaster

Songs in the Key of M – songs about management (with Michael London)

William Blake poems to original melodies

Canal Songs

To reach me:

tel: 610-428-7995 
Post Office Box 4213 
Bethlehem, PA 18018 U.S.A.