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.

Friday night at Christ Church saw an intimate annual Fall concert for the lucky people who attended the Dry Branch Fire Squad's concert for the HVBA. It was an opportunity to see this band up close and personal and listen to Ron Thomason's drawl with his tall tales of real happenings based on actual true facts which he swears really happened and, for which, he said, he had documentary evidence to back it up if anyone had the wherewithal or interest to actually check it out.

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