This Monday: The James King Band

Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

When: Monday, June 24 at 7:30.  Doors open at 6:45

Tickets Available at The Door: $12/Members - $17/Non-Members

How lucky can we get?  Well, it turns out that we've just hit the jackpot with The James King Band coming to Poughkeepsie on Monday, June 24.  This band is one of our favorites and James King is one of the best traditional bluegrass singers on the scene today.

Seating is limited to only 70 people.  If you want to be sure to hear this band in an intimate setting, reserve your tickets right now.  This concert almost upon us and I, for one, can hardly wait!!!

James is a nine-time winner of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music's Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year award. To those folks, King's emotive renderings of songs such as She Took His Breath Away, Bed by the Windowand 30 Years of Farming exemplify the essence of what bluegrass music is all about.

New Jam Location

Woo Hoo!! The HVBA jams have a new permanent home at Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This has been the home for our major concerts, workshops, and monthly Showcase Series.  The acoustics are fabulous and the space is huge.  We are so, so lucky and so grateful to Christ Church for offering us this wonderful venue.

Join us on Wednesday, June 19th when we inaugurate the Nave with the sounds of bluegrass music!!  Same days...same time.

The Del McCoury Band at Caramoor

The HVBA is a cultural partner with Caramoor in Katonah, NY

The Del McCoury Band at Caramoor in Katonah, NY

On June 29, the legendary Del McCoury Band headlines the annual American Roots Music Festival, an all day, family friendly festival geared toward relaxed listening in beautiful settings - picnicking encouraged! 
The Del McCoury Band takes the stage of the fully covered Venetian Theater at 7:30pm with the World Premiere of Del & Woody, a collaboration featuring never before seen lyrics written by Woody Guthrie brought to life with new music by Del McCoury.  This is the first public performance of the Del & Woody songs  and the only NY area performance of the material. 
This landmark show will be an epic evening of classic Del tunes and the just born new Del & Woody songs - all served up with with Del's enthusiasm, virtuosity and charm.  
Tickets and more info is available here
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Merle Haggard at Bardavon


If you are planning on going to this concert to hear Merle Haggard, the "legend," join our group of HVBA and we will all enjoy the music together. We originally had a group of tickets, but only a handful of people have bought them at this point. We now have released those seats to others. If you want to buy yours, be sure to call the Box Office of UPAC in Kingston.






Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst Concert & Workshops


Sunday, July 7, 2013, 7:30 pm, (doors open at 6:45pm)
Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
Tickets: $20/Members - $25/Non-Members


Dobro workshop by Rob Ickes
Guitar workshop by Jim Hurst

Sunday, July 7, 2013, 2-4pm
21 Adriance Avenue, Poughkeepsie (Change of Venue)

Rob's Dobro workshop is open to all levels of Dobro players. He typically customizes his group workshops to address whatever topics the students would like to cover. He will also discuss right and left hand techniques, scales, rhythm, backing up a vocalist and creating solos, playing the blues and much much more! Jim and Rob will also get their two classes together at the end of the session for a "mini-concert" and take Q and A and demonstrate the techniques they have just been teaching.


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