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Bluegrass At Marist CLS

Two years ago, HVBA ran a six-week class for Marist College’s Center for Lifetime Study on The Evolution of Bluegrass, which proved to be a smash hit. CLS is a continuing-education program for seniors, with courses ranging from Drawing and Painting to The History of Computing. It proved to be an excellent venue for the HVBA to help carry out its mission to inform others about bluegrass and to cultivate interest in the genre.

Gibson Brothers Celebrate HVBA's 20th!



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Tickets Available At The Door

Blowout celebration of our 20th Anniversary with The Gibson Brothers!!!!

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: Christ Episcopal Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Time: 7:30pm
Member Tickets: $25
Non-Member Tickets:     $30

This Gibson Brothers are an unstoppable force in the Bluegrass World! In 2013, the IBMA (voted by their peers) acknowledged them as the BEST for their excellence in the following categories:

Instrumental Group Of The Year
Vocal Group of The Year
Song Of The Year
Songwriter Of The Year (Eric Gibson)

These were definitely not their first wins at the IBMA Award Ceremony.  In 2012, they were named Entertainer Of The Year and Gospel Recorded Performance of The Year. In 2011, they won for Vocal Group of The Year and Album of the Year. And in 2010 they won for Song of the Year!

We could go on and on, but you have to see them to understand why the bluegrass community so loves this talented and very special group of musicians.

What Makes A Good Song?

What makes a good song? Wouldn’t we all love to know, though to some extent we do. At the very least, though it might sound crass, it’s got a hook, three verses and a chorus. Melody is important, though so many great songs don’t have one. Of course, lots of songs lack one or more of those things. For some reason people think that “The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald” is a good song, though it breaks all the rules that I’ve just stated. (And, honestly, I think the song is deadly, and it pains me that it is often the one Gordon Lightfoot song that people can name.)

February Showcase: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys

When: Friday, February 28
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Open Jam: 7:30
Concert: 7:30
Tickets: $10 at the Door

How lucky for the HVBA! This is a Premium Member Band of the HVBA and they have performed at top venues, including Joe Val and Grey Fox. This month Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys will perform at the Showcase Series!

House Concert: Lonely Heartstring Band

The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association Presents

Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30pm

42 Haggerty Hill Road, Rhinebeck, NY

Tickets Available At The Door

$13 Members/$15 Non-Members

 

This concert just fell into our laps and we couldn't resist. If you haven't heard of this band....you will!! 

We just heard about their being near our area and we grabbed them up for you. BUT...only 50 of you. The concert is in a beautiful home with great acoustics. Don't wait. Buy your ticket(s) now and reserve your spot for this special, special concert.

Winners of the Band Contest at the 2013 Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival, The Lonely Heartstring Band is an acoustic quintet based out of Boston, MA. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. The band began with a common love for the music of The Beatles, bringing some of their favorite songs to life while attempting to remain true to the original arrangements.

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