Doctorow, Klein Headline ‘Songwriters Share’

Caroline Doctorow

Before Chris Klein was a teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School, his sole calling was music — and on Friday night, he will put that passion to use.

The Southampton native will open for singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, located at 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, as part of fifth annual “Songwriters Share” concert series.

Doctorow’s concert will benefit Friends of the Long Island Greenbelt, which is dedicated to the preservation, stewardship and public appreciation of the expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands and woodlands in the Town of Southampton.

“The songwriters share what has inspired them to write their songs while also sharing the proceeds of the concert with a local charity of their choice,” according to a press release, adding of Doctorow, This year she received The Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council, and an official New York State Proclamation from State Senator John E. Brooks, honoring her many years of work as a folksinger. She will appear next year in the Christopher Lucas film ‘Pete Seeger Legacy,’ along with Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, Dar Williams, John Cohen and others, a project which celebrates Pete Seeger’s legacy and 100th birthday.”

Upcoming concerts include Fred Raimondo on April 5, playing for The Retreat; Gene Casey on May 3, playing for the Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons; and Nancy Remkus and Dan Koontz on June 7, playing for the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry.

A reception will follow each concert. Tickets are $20 and $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call (631) 537-0132.