Fine traditional music, where it started - right at home.
March 24, 2017, 8:00 Friday - Andy Cohen: A masterful acoustic guitarist, folklorist, and genuine troubadour, Andy never ceases to impress with his expert knowledge and high level of playing traditional blues, folk and true Americana music. Wait until you hear the Dolceola.
"What I do mostly anymore, is a sort of Country Blues 101. It’s broader than that, ... covering material from before the twenties to about the fifties.... I made a point of acquainting myself with all the blues players I could, on record and in person. "
"I’m stubborn. I don’t put pickups on my old guitars. I want to sound like the pre-war guys as much as possible. They’re all dead, and I watched and counted as they went, until the last one, Honeyboy Edwards, the last human to speak to Robert Johnson, passed away in 2011. I was in the last generation of outside observers, able to watch this process over half a century, so I feel a need to keep a line-of-sight clarity between the old guys, me , my generation, and a younger generation of players who are nothing if not diverse." http://www.andycohenmusic.com/
A jam session will follow the concert.
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April 29, 2017, 7:00 - GX3+ will be back. They enjoyed playing here so much the first time. It wasn't one-sided; we enjoyed having them just as much. 3 guitar virtuosos plus other instruments, and instrumental music of all kinds from Latin American, the Appalachians, Baroque, Flamenco.....
October 22, 2017, 5:00 - Claude Bourbon is coming from Europe and playing blues-influenced music from many countries as well as some of his own compositions. "A classically trained musician, who fuses every conceivable genre of acoustic guitar music into a master-class of a stage performance. There are Latin, Spanish, Gypsy, Jazz and Delta Blues influences throughout, and often within one seamless stream of perfection. "
11/09 – Beaucoup Blue, new blues, father/son harmony - from Pennsylvania
6/10 – Rick Hill, uplifting songs and traditional folk - from Maryland
11/10 – Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Appalachian music - from Tennessee
11/10 – Paul Asbell, acoustic country blues - from Vermont
5/11 – Elizabeth & Sandy LaPrelle, Appalachian music, a cappella & accompanied - from Virginia
11/11 – Andy Cohen, blues and a mixed song bag - from Tennessee
4/12 – Gordon Bok, songs of the Maine sea and coast - from Maine
4/12 – Elizabeth LaPrelle & Friends, ballads and crankies - from Virginia, New York, & Maryland
12/12 - Sara Grey & Kieron Means, traditional music from all over the US, from Scotland & NY
4/13 - Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, great old American songs from all over, from California
5/13 - Lipbone Redding, a virtual one man orchestra & what fun, from North Carolina
8/13 - John Byrne Band, traditional Irish and originals, from Pennsylvania
11/13 - Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - Civil War, Civil rights, environmental & just good songs, from Tennessee.
1/14 - Beppe Gambetta - Songs from Italy, Appalachia and all over, with thundering good flatpicking, from Italy and New Jersey
4/14 - Woody Pines - very uptempo trio, country blues to ragtime to rockabilly, from Tennessee
7/14 - Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes - Delta blues, from Texas.
8/14 - Del Rey - blues & ragtime, from Washington State
11/14 - Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, eminently singable but little-known songs, from California
3/15 - Mike + Ruthy (& Willy) , new songs that sound older, from the mid Hudson Valley
4/15 - FGX3+, instrumental music from around the world, from the upper Hudson Valley
8/15 - Tom Akstens & Neil Rossi - old timey, from Vermont and NY
9/15- Jon Shain - Piedmont blues inspired songs, from North Carolina
10/15 - Roy Book Binder - blues and ragtime, from Tampa
1/16 - Beppe Gambetta - flatpicking virtuoso, from Italy and New Jersey
5/16 - Stu Fuchs w/Sarah Carlisle - all sorts of music, mostly uke, from New Hampshire
9/16 - Mele'uhane - modern Hawaiian, from - Hawaii
11/16 - Tim & Myles Thompson - blazing instrumentalists, from Nashville
Jon Shain - fingerpicking guitar
Andy Cohen - music theory
Andy Cohen - guitar
Paul Asbell - blues guitar