Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Open jam begins at 6:30, so bring your instrument!
Concert begins at 7:30
There will be a refreshment breat, so bring your appetite!
The Charleston, South Carolina based old-time trio says “We just sound like we sound like.” ‘And what they sound like’, says Virginia State Folklorist, Jon Lohman, ‘is an arresting trio of fine musicians, playing the music they love the only way they know how, resulting in a sound that melds a seasoned artistry with playful exuberance. David, Ivy and Sarah’s voices together create a sound that is at once hauntingly ancient yet refreshingly new. There is a sense of immediacy to the Broadcaster’s sound, which can bring old chestnuts to new life, while providing new originals with the patina and soul of the well-worn hills that inspire them."
Sunday, 19 May 2013
“As long as there is a song and a flat top guitar, there will be a part of Doc Watson living on.”
The Krugers Brothers met Doc Watson in 1997 when they were invited to play at Merlefest, the annual festival memorializing Doc’s son, Merle, who died tragically in a tractor accident in 1985. In the years that followed, their friendship with Doc grew and they were often invited to the Watson home or to back up Doc in some of his final concerts when not on the road themselves.
Sunday, 05 May 2013
At times, Peter Rowan seems like the Zelig of roots music, that is, like the person in Woody Allen’s film of the same name who becomes whoever he is standing next to. In the course of his long career, Rowan has been a bluegrass boy (and apparently wrote, depending on who you ask, the Monroe hit “Walls of Time”), a new-age Buddhist mystic, and truly everything in between. He was a founding member of Earth Opera, a band that opened for the Doors, before joining the west-coast rock band Seatrain. In the 70s he did what I like to think of as pot-grass as a member of Old and In the Way, a unit that included Jerry Garcia, which granted the group lasting fame, and Vassar Clements, which afforded it respectability. Since then he’s done reggae-billy, southwestern yodelling, traditional bluegrass, singer-songwriter material, flexigrass, country, Texas swing, a tribute to Gene Autry, and extended jam sets with seemingly anyone who would have him.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
|Where:||Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY|
|When:||Saturday May 4, 2013 at 7:30PM|
We are very sad to announced the postponement of the Special Consensus Concert. All those who have purchased advanced tickets will have a full refund mailed to them. We hope to have Special Consensus here for our Fall Concert.
For those who NEED a Special Consensus "fix," be sure to catch them this summer at Grey Fox!
Saturday, 20 April 2013
When I first saw a note about this album online, I had to do a double take as it seems like an odd pairing. Martin is a good banjo player, and has had a beautiful collaboration with the Steep Canyon Rangers over the past few years, resulting in two albums of new material. That work is good, if not great, and the personality of Martin—quirky, funny, oddball—is one of the reasons. He’s funny. He’s made a career of being funny. He’s never presented himself as a banjo virtuoso, and laudably has used his fame to shine a light on players who are, including the recipients of his annual banjo award, Noam Pikelny, Sammy Shelor, and Mark Johnson. If he doesn't make the greatest music in the world, it is good, and the playing is strong, something that the Steep Canyon Rangers have brought to the earlier projects. Live, Martin and the Rangers are a delight.