It’s hard to believe another year has passed so quickly! As the year kicks off, it’s time to take stock of 2014 before looking ahead to where we’re going in 2015. It’s easy to forget everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, but when you summarize 2014 in one post, it turns out to be a whole lot.

So here we go, HVBA’s 2014 Year in Review:

The year 2014 was a major milestone for the HVBA as it marked our 20th Anniversary as an organization. The HVBA is chartered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and educational organization and our mission has always been to educate the public about Bluegrass music and to provide musicians opportunities to meet with one another and share their love of Bluegrass music.

It isn't often that a member of the HVBA takes the time to write a note like the one printed below. Needless to say, this acknowledgement is greatly appreciated. Craig Marshall is a member who, himself, is a great supporter of the HVBA. Thank you, Craig!

To All Those Who Make HVBA Possible:
As we close our 20th HVBA anniversary year, this is a good time to reflect on how strong and successful our association is, what we've enjoyed, and how it is all made possible. Certainly this was another great year with the best performers, some even nationally recognized, at our showcases and concerts.

Happy Holidays
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

This concert is now SOLD OUT.
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Where: 42 Haggerty Hill Road - Rhinebeck, NY
Date: Sunday - December 14, 2014
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Tickets: $35/Members - $40/Non-Members

So you thought you lost out? Thought you had to miss this unusual and intimate concert?

The tickets for the December 4 concert at Christ Church were sold out in less than 48 hours and generated a waiting list. We have just found out that The Gibson Brothers have the afternoon of Sunday, December 14 available for a second concert.

This one will be held at a private home in Rhinebeck, NY. The house is large and has amazing acoustics (as well as many comfortable chairs).

When: Friday, November 21
Time: 6:30pm - Open Jam / 7:30pm - Concert
Where: Christ Episcopal Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award

Tickets: $15.00 at the door
Students: $5.00
Children 10 and Under: Free

Based in the New York-Connecticut area, Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and chamber ensemble elements. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) received a blue ribbon in 2011 at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competition for their co-written song “Remington”. They are joined by NYC native Doug Goldstein on the banjo and Jeff Picker on bass from Portland, OR. The band has twice been awarded the Neighborhood Arts & Heritage Grant from the City of Bridgeport, and is actively involved in providing bluegrass workshops to to students of all ages under their “American Roots Revival” workshop series. Committed to respecting and furthering the traditions of American music, the quartet’s voice carries a new spirit that explores a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired bluegrass to the journey that follows.


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