House Concert - Brother Harmony Through The Years - Gibson Brothers

Where: 42 Haggerty Hill Road - Rhinebeck, NY
Date: Sunday - December 14, 2014
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Tickets: $35/Members - $40/Non-Members

So you thought you lost out? Thought you had to miss this unusual and intimate concert?

The tickets for the December 4 concert at Christ Church were sold out in less than 48 hours and generated a waiting list. We have just found out that The Gibson Brothers have the afternoon of Sunday, December 14 available for a second concert.

This one will be held at a private home in Rhinebeck, NY. The house is large and has amazing acoustics (as well as many comfortable chairs).

You should NOT wait to purchase your seats, as we have already begun to sell them just through contacting the waiting list or answering frantic calls from people wanting to hear their favorite band!!!

Click "Read more..." to continue and to purchase your tickets.

November Showcase: Cricket Tell The Weather

When: Friday, November 21
Time: 6:30pm - Open Jam / 7:30pm - Concert
Where: Christ Episcopal Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award

Tickets: $15.00 at the door
Students: $5.00
Children 10 and Under: Free

Based in the New York-Connecticut area, Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and chamber ensemble elements. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) received a blue ribbon in 2011 at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competition for their co-written song “Remington”. They are joined by NYC native Doug Goldstein on the banjo and Jeff Picker on bass from Portland, OR. The band has twice been awarded the Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant from the City of Bridgeport, and is actively involved in providing bluegrass workshops to to students of all ages under their “American Roots Revival” workshop series. Committed to respecting and furthering the traditions of American music, the quartet’s voice carries a new spirit that explores a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired bluegrass to the journey that follows.

Review: Dry Branch Fire Squad Concert

Friday night at Christ Church saw an intimate annual Fall concert for the lucky people who attended the Dry Branch Fire Squad's concert for the HVBA. It was an opportunity to see this band up close and personal and listen to Ron Thomason's drawl with his tall tales of real happenings based on actual true facts which he swears really happened and, for which, he said, he had documentary evidence to back it up if anyone had the wherewithal or interest to actually check it out.

Review: Three Tall Pines - Taproot

Three Tall Pines is a young Bluegrass/Americana quartet hailing from the Boston area. The band is Joe Lurgio on mandolin, Dan Bourdeau, Nick DiSebastian on upright bass, and Connor Smith on fiddle. They all come from deep musical backgrounds, and even share the vocals across the band.

Taproot (EP) is their third album following up their award winning debut Short While Ago and sophomore All That's Left releases. With Taproot, Three Tall Pines delves deeply into the traditional bluegrass sound, but with their own unique interpretation.

Review: Mac Wiseman - Sings Old Country Favorites

There are some performers who have a physicality that, even when we can’t see them, is present there in our minds. Mary Travers flicking her hair, Sam Bush pumping his head forward and back, John Cowan flicking his head manically with the beat. It’s not always a good thing, as one of the comments on a performance by the Milk Carton Kids for NPR online proves “ Kenneth looks like he's balancing on a basketball.” And, indeed, he does.

Review: Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice- Trouble Follows Me

Junior Sisk’s latest release Trouble Follows Me is solid. The singing, picking, production and song selection is all there. For starters, it doesn’t hurt that Junior Sisk could probably sing the phone book and it would sound good. He just has an honest, classic bluegrass delivery that explains why he was named 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and 2013 SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary). He has surrounded himself with a top notch band including Jason Tomlin on bass and vocals; Jonathan Dillon on mandolin and vocals; Billy Hawks on fiddle and vocals; and Jason Davis on banjo.

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