Tuesday, 03 December 2013
2014 is a very special year for the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association. If you are at all curious about our beginnings, check out a treasure trove of our original newsletters (sent by snail mail) called the Jamboree! They are all here for your pleasure.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Back for a return performance!
$10 at the door.
Open Jam: 6:30pm - Too Blue: 7:30pm
A Too Blue show is a large dose of musical fun, featuring dynamic arrangements, tight harmonies and instrumental excellence. They've shared the stage with numerous notables from Del McCoury to Claire Lynch. Their taste runs the gamut from traditional bluegrass to Celtic to jazzy swing, from Bill Monroe to Ray Charles. Too Blue is Joan Harrison on banjo & vocals, Betsy Rome on guitar & vocals, Michael Sassano on mandolin & vocals, Jamie Doris on bass.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Eugene Martinez: 1953-2013
We have just learned that Eugene died on Friday, November 2 at his home in Florence, Italy. Those of us who knew Eugene are devastated at this untimely and unexpected loss. There is no need to tell his friends who he was nor why we all came to love him so much; but in 2007, Eugene made the decision to move to Italy permanently and some of the HVBA community do not know who he was for us.
There is no way to fully capture Eugene here, but we invite all of you to add your thoughts and memories in the Comment Section below.
How did a guy living in Italy become such an important part of the HVBA landscape?
It all began on Mandolin Café. Pat Dinges and Eugene discovered one another online
Monday, 28 October 2013
Far Right: Korey Brodsky
After eleven hours of driving, Korey and I arrive in downtown Raleigh, NC. The city is buzzing with bluegrass-music-loving people from all over the world, all convening to share music, and many to experience the annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.
This year the IBMA Awards show was held at the beautiful Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh. This was a big move for IBMA after leaving Nashville with all its bluegrass history and legendary venues. However, Raleigh was more than welcoming and proved to be an ideal location for the annual week-long event.
Saturday, 21 September 2013
This Friday, September 27 - 7:30pm
Open Jam at 6:30
Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
The HVBA kicks off its third Showcase Series season with Premium Member Band, Buckeye Rooster.
We hope to see many of you at the opening night of the series and we are happy to present this Premium Member Band to you!!!
The band was formed in Fall 2011 and since has been presenting a modern twist on the bluegrass music world, with original compositions that have been opening eyes and minds of audiences who had not before had the deep rich harmonies and acoustic instruments used on their iPods. The band members, inspired by a modern fusion ranging from Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, and even Hollywood Cowboy Gene Autry, have been attracting lots of notice while staying true to the bluegrass sound.