Photo courtesy of Benjamin Marvin, Carol Coogan

ALBANY–Capital Region singer-songwriter Phil Teumim will present a concert of original songs in a performance to benefit B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation of Albany and Family Promise of the Capital Region. The concert will be streamed live on YouTube. The event has been postponed and as soon as it is rescheduled, we will note the new time and date. Family Promise of the Capital Region helps keep homeless children and their families together working with existing social service agencies and faith communities.

Teumim will draw from his diverse repertoire, including several songs from his previously released CDs “All Over the Map” (2011) and “Far and Wide (2015).  Some tunes will carry an international flavor reflecting his real or imagined experiences in Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland, Mexico and Brooklyn. Closer to home, other pieces will include songs inspired by the pandemic, a voyage to inner space, a tribute to the banjo and a visit to a veterinary clinic. Teumim will accompany himself on six- and 12-string guitars and banjo.

Teumim will present a blend of acoustic Americana that includes songs that are funny and serious, sentimental and silly, but typically not all at the same time.

Donations will be appreciated and may be made directly to either or both of the organizations at any time or during the concert using an on-screen link.

To view the concert, obtain the YouTube link in advance by e-mailing Teumim at with “Concert Link” in the subject line. The link also will be available on the B’nai Sholom and Family Promise websites several days prior to the concert.