Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The Hudson Valley bluegrass Association has a membership rich in talent. As one would expect in a musical organization, there is a healthy selection of individual musicians, member bands and engaged acoustic music aficionados. As far as uniqueness however one member's contributions truly stand out – Fred Robbins has been active as a music archivist, with a particular emphasis on bluegrass, since the mid-1960s. Fred has produced as well as collected a fantastic selection of photos, videos, and audio documenting the acoustic music activities as they happened, particularly in the tri-state and Hudson Valley areas.
Published on Monday, 19 May 2014
|Where:||Christ Episcopal Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie|
|Date:||Friday, May 30|
|Time:||Open Jam - 6:30pm / Concert - 7:30pm|
|Tickets:||$10 at the Door|
This is the final Showcase Concert for this season. We will be back in September!
Come early to hear this band led by Korey Brodsky! Bring your instruments for a pre-concert jam beginning at 6:30pm.
The Korey Brodsky Band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with virtuoso instrumental playing and compelling trio harmonies.
The band features 15 year old Korey Brodsky who recently played guitar in the IBMA 2013 Youth All-Star band at the Awards Show in Raleigh, NC. He won 1st place in the adult guitar category (the first junior ever to win adult) and 3rd place in adult mandolin at the 2013 Roxbury Pickin' and Fiddlin' contest. Korey has been playing since 3 years old and has studied with Michael Daves, Jim Hurst, Steve Kaufman, Jim Allyn, and Betsy Rome. Korey has performed with Bill Keith, James King, Tom Chapin, and Jonathan Edwards.
Published on Monday, 19 May 2014
Preparations are underway to make the 3rd annual Traveling Man Bluegrass Festival a success. Producers Larry Wund and Nicholas Daniele have set their sites on exceeding last year's record attendance, and with some help from the weather, they seem set to do it.
Published on Monday, 28 April 2014
Last night, Saturday, April 26th, the City of Poughkeepsie got the treat of lifetime when the multi-award winning band, The Gibson Brothers, filled the Carroll Street Church with their un-matchable bluegrass sound, lyrics, energy, and humor to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association! How lucky each and every one of us was to be a part of such a memorable evening.
As if there are only twenty reasons that I could give for what makes Leigh and Eric Gibson and their talented band members so great, in honor of HVBA’s special 20th Anniversary occasion, I’m just going to plough (no farming pun intended) ahead, and tell you what the top 20 ones are:
Drum roll, please ...
Number 20: As they've grown up near the Canadian border, both Leigh and Eric have names that flout the silly American English rule, “i" before "e" except after c.”
Number 19: They have the best band banter around and had no qualms about confessing that such talk is nothing more than an obvioius diversion while the musicians tune their instruments.
Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014
Don't Miss This One!
Long Steel Rail—Traditional and Not-So-Traditional Americana: an eclectic blend of amped-up acoustic roots music: "Any-thang with a Twang."
Where: Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie
When: Friday, March 28 Time: Open Jam at 6:30pm - Concert begins at 7:30pm
Tickets: At the door (all money goes to musicians)