Tuesday, 17 September 2013
In 1993, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) presented a now legendary performance of a kids’ superstar bluegrass band called the Bluegrass Youth All-Stars. The band included Chris Thile, Josh Williams, Cody Kilby and Michael Cleveland, all of whom have gone on to notable professional careers in bluegrass music. This year marks the 20th anniversary of that IBMA's Awards Show performance and this year the IBMA will be continuing in that tradition with an Awards Show performance by a new hand-picked group of young bluegrass talent. Here’s the kicker for the HVBA: Our own fourteen-year-old member Korey Brodsky has been invited to play guitar as part of the group!
Sunday, 25 August 2013
It's hard to believe, but two years have passed since we last voted for the officers of our Board of Directors. We will be voting this November on the first Wednesday of the month.
The current officers are:
President: David Angell
Vice President: Peter Conklin
Secretary: Chris Scheu
Treasurer: Marc Berman
Election of Officers and length of terms:
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Doug Mathewson: Photographer/Videographer
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On the day of their concert at Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, Jim and Rob both offered workshops in their respective instruments; guitar and 6 string dobro. Attendees were well satisfied with the two hours they had with their chosen instructor. Two hours with Jim Hurst or Rob Ickes is going to motivate you to progress with your instrument. Jim and Rob are both generous with their knowledge and quick to demonstrate.
Dobro player Jeff Anzevino enjoyed Rob’s workshop. "Rob Ickes is a great instructor. He broke down the basics into easy steps. Now practice, practice, practice!" The same was echoed of Jim Hurst’s workshop. Jim provided a path to better guitar playing as well as demonstrating chord choices, picking and strumming techniques.
After the workshop Jim and Rob revealed how they work together. Trading solos; who takes what solo; the type of chording used, etc. This exchange with the workshoppers occasioned mini performances including Jim Hurst covering Billy Joe Shaver’s “I’m Just An Old Chunk Of Coal.”
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
When: Saturday - July 27, 2013 @ 7:30pm - Open Jam begins at 6:45pm
Tickets: AT THE DOOR - $12/Members, $17/Non-Members
Karl Shiflett grew up in Texas with a love for “Traditional Country Music”, learning to sing and play guitar at the age of nine. His musical influences include; Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs……the list goes on. He began his professional career in bluegrass music as a side man in the 1980’s and organized “The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show” in 1993.