This is the first concert for our Showcase Concert Series of 2015-2016 and what a way to begin! The Abby Hollander Band totally rocked the Creekside Stage at Grey Fox this past summer and now they are coming to Poughkeepsie to play for the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association!

When: Friday, Sep 25 @ 7:30pm
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Adults: $15
Students: $5
Children Under 12:     Free

Abby Hollander is a singer, bassist and guitarist, and songwriter originally from Woodstock, NY. Coming from a family of musicians, she was raised on an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and jazz – which were played on the stereo a little and the back porch

This story was originally published in Oh Contraire Magazine in June, 2015.
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Jim had always wanted to learn how to play guitar after hearing his favorite artists make original finger picking sounds of their own. So one day he picked up a guitar and taught himself how to play. That one day has lead him to record deals, concerts, and a passionate fan base. His self-taught practice has given him a unique and genuine style that sets him apart from those who go by the books because he only has his own rules to follow.

November 2008: Steve Kaufman Workshop and Concert a Success!

Workshop Cost: $90/Members - $100/Non-Members

Location for Workshop and Concert: TBD (in Poughkeepsie somewhere)
Minimum number in class: 20
Maximum number in class: 35
Minimum number for concert: 40

The guitar workshop will last approximately 8 hours total. 2 hours of workshop on Friday night. At this meeting Steve gets to know each student's strengths and weaknesses by observing through “jamming” and feedback. This is typically 6:30-8:30 or 7:00 to 9:00. He will answer questions, give some pointers and tips and hand out a questionnaire to the students to give him a general idea what they want to cover on Saturday.

On Saturday, the workshop will be for 5-6 hours from around 9:30 to 3:30-ish. Going over hard core picking skills, tunes and general building blocks for the millennium flatpicker.

On Saturday evening there will be a concert by Steve Kaufman costing $10/Members - $15/Non-Members

Before we proceed to set this workshop up (the last time we had it was in November 2008 and it was highly successful), we need to get a pulse of who will be attending. If we don't hear from the minimum number of required people, we will NOT hold this workshop.

Please fill out the Questionnaire at the bottom of the next page.

Love Bluegrass?
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We sure could use your help with many of our projects. Take a look and see which ones are calling you and then let us know if you want to give one or more of the following "jobs" a try. And by "help," we mean just that. We will not expect you to do anything by yourself. We just need more people to be on our team!

Our wish list for help includes the following:

It's not for nothing that this band is playing for us once again. They keep filling the house and they keep delighting the audience (and the hostess). 

The Lonely Heartstring Band is about to release their newest album, Deep Waters, and has just completed a successful weekend at Grey Fox. They are really hot now and we are delighted to have them return to play for us once again. 

You really can't get enough of a good thing!


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