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Sat., Feb. 20 - 7 p.m.
with special guests
could fell a redwood."
-The Boston Globe
$18/Reserved ~ $22/Door
Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid.
Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
“She’s folk influenced, but the real star here is her voice. Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her earthy, ominous lyrics all the more intense.”
With a solid and impressive discography of 7 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live.In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops. Sloan’s open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome –year after year– in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, Summersongs, Wintersongs, and WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW) Moab Folk Camp and Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat.
" ...earth mother voice that she pours into unexpectedly sensitive blends
of folk, jazz, blues and funk "
-The New York Times
AARON NATHANS & MICHAEL RONSTADT “Nathans and Ronstadt are cashmere. Music you
would want to get closer to and not be overwhelmed by. The well-thought-out
approaches here are smooth with poignant tales filled with sincerity. Like many
Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Waits songs, these tunes can linger in your
ears and follow you into bed where you will be looking up at the ceiling with
your eyes closed in the dark and the melodies still partying into your sleep.”
– John Apice, No Depression review
“Crooked Fiddle” represents a meeting of the
musical minds: A virtuoso cellist who hails from musical royalty joins forces
with a songwriting craftsman to create a unique, sparse but powerful album that
has increasingly gathered airplay and critical acclaim.
Michael Ronstadt, who plays cello, guitar and
mandolin, carries on his family’s eclectic music tradition, performing more
than 200 nights a year with various projects, including acoustic trio The
Ronstadt Generations with his father and brother. He’s also a songwriter, known
for mind-bending, wildly creative tunes.
Aaron Nathans, with his brilliant, off-kilter
view of the world, adds humorous set-ups in his live shows that are as
captivating as his beautiful guitar work, catchy melodies and sweet baritone
voice. His work was honored in 2011 as a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville
Folk Festival, a distinction shared by Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.
“This is an engaging, warm and intimate
collaboration between songwriter Aaron Nathans and
songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael G. Ronstadt... Throughout the songs
are stirring and they leave you thinking. A thoroughly satisfying and
stimulating effort.” - Michael Tearson, Sing Out! Magazine review
Crooked Fiddle debuted in September 2014 to
#12 on the Folk DJ charts, with the first single, “Old Joe’s Chair,” debuting
at #10. It continues to garner radio airplay on multiple formats worldwide.
"This new CD from Aaron Nathans and
Michael G. Ronstadt, 'Crooked Fiddle,' deserves your attention. Michael and
Aaron have teamed up to create a powerful work of art that I guarantee will
move you." - Ron Olesko, WFDU's
"Crooked Fiddle" was among the
favorite CD's of 2014 by DJ's Wanda Fischer (WAMC), Joe Psoneck (Radio
Nowhere), John Rumsey (KVMR) and WWSP's Acoustic Revival.
Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt
continue to promote “Crooked Fiddle” with live performances. Please check
either artist’s Web site for dates near you.
Sunday, March 6 - 5 p.m.
Sun., March 13 - 3 p.m.
ALBUM RELEASE TOUR!
$20 Reserved / $25 door
With their last album
Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best
Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes release
is sure to impress. Come March
4th audiences are invited to catch a generous glimpse into
Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine
playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry
Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, John Cowan, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp and Megan
Since Frank Solivan
left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C.,
he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival
attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike
Munford, 2013 IBMA
Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris
Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from
instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they were named IBMA’s 2014 Instrumental Group of the
"Family made Frank’s passion for and career in music
possible. Friends have come easily as he’s taken his open-hearted way with
bluegrass on the road, and heroes have guided his journey and, in many cases,
have become like family. Family, Friends & Heroes is a
toast to things that matter in life and a testimony to how good music can feel
when talent is fused with soul and sincerity." - Craig
Havighurst, Music City Roots
"Frank Solivan just keeps getting better, as a
songwriter, arranger, singer and, not the least, instrumentalist. But don’t
take my word for it. Check out his new project for Compass Records, Family,
Friends & Heroes." - David
Morris, Bluegrass Today
"For those of you who’ve been spending time under a
bluegrass rock lately, Solivan and his bandmates are one of the hottest acts
around." – Shawn Underwood, Twangville "If Tim O’Brien and Alison Brown ever had a love
child, it might just be Frank Solivan. This newgrass/bluegrass foursome spirals
through skin-tight banjo picking, razor-sharp mandolin and jazz-tinged
concentric circles – all with a degree of control that balances technical
precision and improvisational virtuosity." - Siobhan
Long, Irish Times "Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen are what bluegrass
music needs these days. They are master musicians who fully understand the
history and tradition but aren’t afraid to explore new sounds and
concepts." - Brian Paul Swenk, Bluegrass Today
annual big night of WAMMIE awards
honoring Washington Area’s music,
FS&DK was awarded 8 of the 9
they were nominated for.
“What an incredible honor it is for us to be recognized in such a large way. Many thanks to all the voters and supportive music enthusiasts in the mid region!”
Artist of the year – FS&DK
Album of the year – Cold Spell
Song of the year – “Cold Spell”
Musician of the year – Frank Solivan
Songwriter of the year – Frank Solivan
Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year – Frank Solivan
Bluegrass Recording of the Year – “Cold Spell”
Bluegrass Duo/Group of the Year – FS&DK
“The Bronx-based Klose has the emotions of a sensitive folkie but catapults them with a voice and tone that evoke a libido-driven soul singer.” - Fairfield Weekly, Connecticut
On Reverie: laced with stand-out tracks … he has the talent and the material to become a major artist on the world stage.” – NetRhythms, U.K., Mike Davies
Saturday, April 9 - 7:30 p.m.
and special guests
(and Jill's 60th Birthday Celebration...let's party!!!)
$20 Advance Paid / $25 Door
“Love, passion and intelligence come to the forefront in a strong display
of craft and talent.” – Phil Rainone, JerseyBeat.com
“Jann Klose has star power. Klose’s gentle but undeniably strong voice and poetic, insightful lyrics make REVERIE a treat for the ear. A soothing journey through Klose’s mind and soul, the album is aptly titled.” – Elmore Magazine, Abigail Wright
Jann's newest release, Stereopticon, with Gary Lucas, is a brilliant collaboration. Top notch vocals and superb guitar work. Lyrically and musically. Songs that make you want to sing. You'll want it in your collection. I can't stop listening to it. - Jill German-born singer/songwriter Jann Klose makes melodic, soulful, singer/songwriter pop/rock. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Klose actually grew up in South Africa. He spent his teen years moving between his home in Hamburg and Cleveland, Ohio where he traveled as an exchange student with the American Field Service.
It was during this time that he began singing and playing piano and guitar. After high school, Klose studied voice and performed with various choirs in the United States, even appearing in several productions with the Cleveland Opera Chorus.
A move to New York in 2000 found Klose work in several musicals including a production of the Who's Tommy, a touring Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde, and a European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was also after moving to New York that Klose began recording and releasing his own albums including Enough Said (1997), The Strangest Thing (1999), The Black Box EP (2007), and the Sacrifice EP (2010). In 2012, Klose appeared on the soundtrack to the film Greetings from Tim Buckley singing Buckley's songs. In 2013, he released the album Mosaic, which featured a cover of the Tim Buckley composition "Song to the Siren."
“Stylistically, his voice and songwriting split the difference between Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. He’s one of the most talented cats you’ll hear all year.” – Michael McCarty, Love Is Pop
He was the winner of Four 2014 Independent Music Awards!
“Mosaic represents his most promising effort yet, an album chock full of instantly accessible melodies and, by turns, genuine pop appeal … The fact that he’s capable of crafting angelic ballads like “Still” and “On and On,” and irresistibly upbeat entries such as “Four Leaf Clover” and “Falling Tears,” makes it clear he has the necessary skill to manipulate emotions. Likewise, his solemn and yet soaring take on Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren” demonstrates a certain savvy that’s all too rare, knowing how to retain the imprint of the original while interpreting it in such a way as to make it wholly his own.” – Lee Zimmerman, Blurt Magazine
Maverick Pop Music: Roots-Pop meets instrumental surf with a Twang!
The Costellos maverick pop music redefines rock for the new millennium. combining pop, rock, country and surf into an exciting, accessible blend as delicious as your favorite microbrew on a warm summer night.
Lynn and BC met in 1991 and have been making music ever since.
The Costellos music and sound fits into our World Class Rock on WDST!
–Greg Gattine, Program Director,
WDST Radio, Woodstock, NY
Saturday, May 7 - 7:30 p.m.
$15 Reserved, $20 Door
with special guest
Suggested Donation $15 Reserved $20 Door
“Heitzman has a sly touch that, combined with Savoca’s in-the-pocket drumming and spectacularly soulful vocals, gives the duo
the impact of a four-piece band.”
ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
Theme for NASA / National Parks Collaboration
Karen Savoca provides the theme music for the Climate Cast
podcasts, which address the growing concerns about the effects of global climate change on our national treasures.Earth to Sky is a partnership between NASA and the National Park Service.
Savoca Nominated in World's Largest Music Awards
In The Dirt was nominated in the category of Best Song by a Female Singer Songwriter by the Grassroots Music Organization Just Plain Folks. After receiving 42,000 albums and over a half million songs from 163 countries around the world, the organization's staff and of volunteers filtered the music down to both song and album nominees. nominees come from over 80 different countries around the world.
"Their duet is sinuous, like two skaters gliding across ."
- LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY
Grit and sensitivity. Percussion and groove. Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman are sinuous as two skaters gliding on ice as they play across soul, r&b, roots and world rhythms, conjuring a communion between audience and stage.
Karen and Pete toured extensively with Greg Brown, who said of her, "If she were a Native American, her name would be Sings Like Two Birds."
The duo released eight CDs on their own Alcove Records label, the latest of which is "Promise", recorded in their church studio nestled deep in the hills of upstate NY. The Edmonton Journal says, "There's soul in the delicious grooves and phrasing, and soul in the broader sense that floats out of her lyrical vision." "Promise" reached #25 on the Euro/Americana chart.
"Embracingly beautiful songs that have a beguiling way of changing and reconfiguring themselves like an aural kaleidoscope." - Duluth News Tribune
Winners of seven SAMMY Awards. Notable appearances include The Today Show, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, Big Top Chautauqua, The Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Falcon Ridge, Kate Wolf, Stan Rogers & Winnipeg Folk Festivals, and many more.They are also independent record producers who have scored several feature films and documentaries. They are currently working on their ninth recording, due out in 2016.
Thom Joyce is a multi-instrumentalist performing a majority of original compositions as a solo musician. His music reflects his passage through life’s ebbs and flows. He explores a variety of sonic landscapes, stretching himself out to explore the different journeys that acoustic paths take him, conveying the joy of his existence to the audience. Music is his lifeblood, a way to express a joy of life and the experiences that have contributed to this journey he is on. His wife, family, friends and acquaintances are characters in those experiences, and find their way into his songs as subjects or inspirations for compositions. He hopes to express the wonder and joy of a happy, though sometimes confusing, creative life. Though most songs he performs are originals, he has been known to take a cover or two, putting his own stamp on it, making it new and unique.
Thom hosts two of Beacon’s open-mics; one at the Howland Center (3rd Friday) and one at Bank Square Coffee House (1st and 3rd Tuesdays). This allows him to expand his musical horizons by exposing himself to and playing with musicians who exceed his ability, which pushes him to be a better all around musician.
Sun., Sept. 25 - 5 p.m.
$20 Reserved / $25 Door
with special guest
Joe and Hannah Alkire are a tour-de-force of acoustic music, described as “World Music for the Soul. Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.” They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as “an evening of brilliant instrumentality,” andGeorgia’s Good Life Magazine enthuses, “Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today.
”Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation including the one-of-a-kind double neck guitjo, an instrument of Joe’s own design praised by USA Today as a “beautiful harp-like sounding instrument … like nothing we’ve ever heard before.” The guitjo has 14 strings and Joe has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously. cellist Hannah Alkire studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and is recognized internationally for her stunning tone and emotional, impeccable playing and for taking the cello places it’s never been before.
What started as a musical journey between kindred spirits blossomed into their marriage in 2001. The result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories. They are each virtuoso players but their stories and connection to the audience add the backdrop of transparency from their lives, from the struggles to the triumphs.
What The Critics Say
“An evening of brilliant instrumentality….” – Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver, Colorado
“Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene ” - Good Life Magazine, Georgia
“Acoustic Eidolon is contemporary instrumental music par excellence
….offering warm, emotional” – Steve Ryals, CD Review
“...a sublime acoustic duo…” – Boulder Weekly
“A sumptuous instrumental feast”– Dirty Linen
Amy Soucy’s debut album This River takes listeners on a soulful journey through a lush landscape of life, love and earth. The album is full of timeless, poetic songwriting, soaring melodies and shimmering harmonies — from the catchy opener “Little Wooden Boat” and the haunting heartbreak of “Winter Man” to the tender power of the closing title track.
Produced by guitarist Stephen Murphy (Sloan Wainwright), This River includes vibrant harmony arrangements by Penny Nichols and features the musical talents of Fred Arcoleo, Sharon Goldman and Glen Roethel. The production wraps itself seamlessly around Amy's expressive, versatile voice — at once comforting, powerful and poised.
Amy has a lifetime of varied singing experiences (choral, musical theater, even opera) and has
performed, recorded, written and harmonized with a wide range of musical artists: powerhouse singer-songwriters Penny Nichols and Sloan Wainwright; NYC’s favorite Japanese gypsy-folk
band Kagero; and Comedy Central cult favoriteStephen Lynch. She recently moved to Beacon, NY, after 20 years in NYC’s creative cauldron.
THIS RIVER MAKES 2015 TOP FOLK LISTS!This River was among the top albums of 2015 on both the international Folk DJ Chart and on Roots Music Report, the number one independent music chart in the world!"Winter Man" reached #3 on Roots Music Report's Folk Song Chart, and was the#1 most-played track on DJ Dan Murphy's Acoustic Outpost Radio Station!
“Amy’s voice is as comforting as a walk in the autumn woods. Her new CD, This River is a graceful dance with a lovely partner! Just gorgeous!”
- Joe Pszonek, "Radio Nowhere," WMSC
“Right from the first note, this project is a stunner, with Amy’s powerful and angelic voice at the very center shining brightly.… If I had to describe this record with only one word, the word would be ENCHANTING!” -
- Sloan Wainwright
Sun., Oct. 9
where spirit and speaking meet
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
$15 Reserved / $20 Door
“David and his music will touch you
to the very depths of your soul. He’ll make
you laugh and cry, inspire you to rise and fly…”
- Jack Canfield, co-author,
Chicken Soup for the Soul
“Very special, and worth a trip from anywhere…”
Brandi Hayden, Good Folks Coffeehouse, CT
David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades.
David’s songs (“Rising in Love”, “Earth”, “Manuel Garcia”, “May the Light of Love”, “Nine Gold Medals”, “Spacesuits”, “Rocket Science”, “I Stand for Love”, “That Kind of Grace”, and many more) have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary’s “Discovered” (Warner Brothers), the Kingston Trio’s “Born at the Right Time”, NASA’s Goddard Space Center (“Rocket Science” went up on the Space Shuttle Atlantis’s May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope), the classic folk song books “Rise Up Singing” and “Rise Again” (sequel), and 13 CDs on the Wind River and Stockfisch (Germany) labels. Winner of 4 Positive Music Awards and the 2015 Grace Note (Unity Worldwide Ministries) for Outstanding Contribution to New Thought Music, David has also been featured on many of Christine Lavin’s seminal Rounder Records compilations. The former artist-in-residence at New York’s Omega Institute has also been a songwriting judge at Kerrville, Napa Valley (CA), Tumbleweed (WA), Eventide Arts (MA), the Avalon Festival (WV), and the South Florida Folk Festival.
David has also taught singing, songwriting, and performance at the Augusta Heritage workshops, SummerSongs and WinterSongs (NY), Common Ground on the Hill (MD), the Woods Dance & Music Camp (Canada), WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (NH), Moab Folk Camp (UT), Rowe Center (MA), Pendle Hill (PA), Lamb’s Retreat (MI), the Swannanoa Gathering (NC), the National Wellness Institute (WI), and for many other songwriting groups and associations around the country. David is also founder/director of the Cape Cod Songwriters Retreat and creator/host of Cape Cod’s “Full Moon Open Mic” which, for the past 10 years has provided a forum for musicians to connect and be heard while at the same time collecting donations ($12,000 to date) for local non-profits to help neighbors in need.
Fendrick & Peck’s music gathers in many genres including folk, blues and bluegrass with a freshness and originality that is both beguiling and inspirational. Their original songs harken to some wonderfully old time sensibility and evoke history, family stories and love of the finest kind.
Madeline is the extrovert influence within this duo; she brings a refreshing lilt, heartfelt songwriting, great humor and palpable enthusiasm to the music. On the other hand, Brian is clearly of the introvert mode; his music speaks of great devotion and craftsmanship-both of which are displayed in his instrumental versatility and sensitive, thoughtful songwriting. Together, they balance each other marvelously and constantly manifest a devotion to the music and to each other.
With Lucky Penny, Fendrick & Peck harken back to the glory days of American folk music—stringed and strong. With inventive songsmithing and well-paired vocals, such as on “Oh, the Places” and “Johnny Green,” the duo reminds us why the genre continues to redefine its glorious, and refreshingly humble, relevance. —Skip Anderson, winner of the Association of Alternative Newspapers’ 2015 Best Music Writing Award
"Fendrick and Peck are a hard travelling, neo-traditionalist folk duo.... They released Lucky Penny this year, and it is one of my favorites of the year." -Ear To The Ground Music Blog
"Perhaps one of the most talked about acts to appear at NERFA this year was the duo of Fendrick and Peck. There was a “buzz” generated by their performance on Thursday night that built all weekend. Folk radio mainstay Mary Cliff from Washington DC met this duo and invited them to come to NERFA. Wisconsin natives, currently residing in Nashville, Fendrick and Peck are the contemporary embodiment of what makes American folk music so intriguing. Their original songs could easily be confused for ancient ballads that were treasured by folk song collectors during the folk revival. There is a refreshing old time sensibility to their songs that can easily be accessed by contemporary audiences. Madeline Fendrick has a gorgeous voice and a delightful sense of humor that wins over audiences. Brian Peck displays a respectful understanding of the traditions that can be found in his instrumentals as well as his songwriting. It is encouraging to find new artists like this and I hope they will get support from the folk community so that we can have more chances to witness their performances."
-Ron Olesko's Folk Music Notebook
Saturday, Nov. 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Utterly Clever Songwriter
Suggested Donation $20 Reserved $25 at the door
Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from Clemson, South Carolina and currently living in New Jersey in a cute little town called "exit 10."
Primarily known for writing humorous songs about such topics as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had a copyright on the 'F' Word, she cites her biggest musical influences as Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials.
Carla just released her 6th CD, "Totally Average Woman," an all-funny-music release with 5 original songs, 7 parodies and a ridiculous bonus track. Her songs are regularly played on Pandora.com, Dr. Demento, Sirius XM's Laugh USA Radio, and a number of community and college stations throughout the globe (when the Music Director is on vacation).
Carla has toured all over the US and parts of England, has appeared on ABC and USA Network, once shared the bill with Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel, and was a background actor in “Sharknado 2.”
"Very talented, very funny, very personable, and an easy act to work with. We would be hard pressed to imagine anyone not enjoying a set... thoughtful and intelligent, sometimes clever observations about life are written in an often wry and humorous manner are placed over very strong melodies and guitar work that is recognized as some of the best in her genre."
-Seegar Swanson, manager of Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
“Lois Morton is an incredible singer-songwriter and conveyor of songs that strike at the heart of modern society. Her songs, both humorous and serious, are relevant and pertinent. She is hip to today’s world and must be heard!!!
—Jon Stein, host – Hootenanny Café, WTBQ-FM, Warwick, NY
Lois Morton is a performing songwriter who has delighted audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area for the last few years with her abundant charm and humorous songs of social commentary. Reinventing herself in retirement, Lois has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer-songwriter with a rapier wit and a surprisingly contemporary approach. Her show “As I See It” highlights Lois’ original, often hilarious songs which encourage us to laugh at while she also brings to life the legendary Edith Piaf in a lecture-cabaret program featuring songs and stories. She has released two CDs of original songs – As I See It and 20th Century Girl. For more information, visit: www.loismorton.com
Lois Morton is a 2014 MAC Award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Best Revue, of her show 20th Century Girl: The Lois Morton Song Book. Music and Lyrics by Lois Morton.
“Don’t be deceived. Underneath Lois Morton’s sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter. The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives on in Lois.”
John Platt, host – Sunday Breakfast, WFUV-FM, Bronx, NY
“She’s a plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth. She can unspool a dense swath of words at a quick clip that would make Gilbert and Sullivan smile with approval and maybe even envy… She zeroes in on observations, situations and irritations that modern life surrounds and confounds us with, but articulates the feelings and pops the balloons of pretentiousness with the sharpest of pins”
—Rob Lester, writer - Cabaret Scenes – Nightlife Exchange Pick of the Week
Sun., Dec. 4 - 5:00 p.m.
$20 Reserved / $25 Door
with special guest
“Joe is one of THE most exciting performers out there today. smart, funny, accomplished, passionate…magnetic….he enthralls and uplifts people in a way few other artists can. Really…I have been at this a long, long time….and I rarely see this combination in a young artist. This is an artist that is being propelled forward via the Folk-DJs, word of mouth, grassroots…his fans telling friends…a real buzz, not manufactured hype. It is very exciting to be working with an artist like Joe: they don’t come along all that often."
- David Tamulevich, Artist Mgmt.
Songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. The magic and musical world he creates will pull you in. You’ll end up in the moment, buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He’ll sing to you. You’ll sing with him. He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.
HE BELIEVES IN STORIES
Come to a show. You’ll ride mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through vivid cinematography. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired. “The Long Note” is a phrase used in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.
THERE IS A LONG NOTE & JOE IS REACHING FOR IT
From the first strum of his 1948 Gibson, through stories of ruby dresses, Tinian Island, Dylan Thomas, Taoist parables crows and bluebirds, you’ll be drawn in. It happens every time. Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to the show. With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell. ~ You’ll be glad you came.
He lives in Ithaca NY, and tours regularly in the US, and Canada.
Joe Crookston’s highly-anticipated concert launched the 7th season of “Folk Night at The Registry” in Kitchener. Joe captured the audience from the opening seconds, and held them spellbound throughout the show. Many of his songs were familiar from their regular appearances at our local song circle, and Joe’s invitation to sing along was heartily embraced by the audience. His show at the Kitchener Theatre was an evening of sharing and community, and was perhaps the finest concert I’ve presented in 16 years. Joe is sure to build on that community wherever he performs.
– From Jack Cole, Registry Theatre Kitchener Ontario
"There was/is something about her songs and voice that made me want to go off into a quiet place and to be sure I captured each and every note. She surprised me too.. just when you're pretty sure you've got your basic coffee house folky singer-songwriter, she slips into that chamber mojo mode where people like Marissa Nadler and Meg Baird live. Bam. ”
in December of 2009, Emily released her first album,Where I Began, a collection of songs, mostly written during her time in Ireland.In 2013, she released her second album, Odyssey. In this recent project, Emily truly integrates her classical roots and composition techniques with her folk and Irish inspired singing and songwriting.
Emily performs around the Northeast and was an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour in 2014 and has shared the stage with the likes of Kim Richey, Kath Bloom, Darlingside, Garrison Starr, The Farewell Drifters, Haas Kowert Tice, Kris Delmhorst, and more. She has performed in reputable venues including Club Passim, The Iron Horse Music Hall, Club Helsinki, The Living Room, and The Highline Ballroom. In the past few years, she has also developed a strong passion for teaching. In addition to performing, she offers private beginner guitar and songwriting lessons. Her songs have received airplay on numerous radio stations and have made their way into shows and movies on NBC, PBS, and ABC.