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Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy
August 8 @3pm

Sunday Afternoons - 3pm to 5pm
15 Whitehouse Avenue - Poughkeepsie, NY
Bring your own chairs and/or blankets
Rain Date is Following Sunday
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$5 more at the door
Children are free

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21 Adriance Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Joe K. Walsh/Grant Gordy

Bruce Molsky/Tony Trischka

Big Draw


Joe Walsh has played for the HVBA five times and that doesn't include the many times he was here along with the another band. We just keep inviting him back because...well, because he's just that good.

Joe has toured with countless artists, collaborated with other master musicians like Darol Anger and the Gibson Brothers, founded progressive stringband Joy Kills Sorrow in the early 2000s, and is currently on faculty at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His new album, Borderland, is an exercise in subtlety and careful creation. Turning through songs he wrote, or setting the words of Yeats to music, and picking out instrumental tunes of his own creation, Walsh plays and sings with the kind of ease that comes from years of practice and creation.

Grant Gordy, a Brooklyn-based guitarist, has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he's also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo.

His music has been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he's received attention from international music periodicals such as The Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication Moonshiner, Just Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

All this AND, Joe and Grant will be playing for us in Poughkeepsie!! How lucky can we get?


Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka are two of the most experienced musicians in New York. Their experiences and careers have touched many genres, and their paths have crossed many times. Their most recent collaborations at FreshGrass—one of the newest east coast bluegrass festivals—have been a love letter to guitar-less bluegrass and old-time, and we're excited to have Molsky and Trischka as a duo at the HVBA!

This outdoor concert will be a ticketed event with tickets sold in advance. If you pay at the concert, there is an additional $5 charge. Face masks and physical distancing will be required for non-vaccinated people. Bring your own lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks.


Join HVBA member band Big Draw for an afternoon of local bluegrass! Big Draw is Nick Reeb (King Wilkie), Brad Einhorn (Cobble Hillbillies, Kings County Strings), James Kerr (Six Deadly Venoms, Citigrass), Alex Harvey (5000 Jazz Assassins), Ron Deckelbaum (Cobble Hillbillies, Notre Dame de Grass), and Ethan Kende (The John Herald Band, American Flyer). Featuring some of NYC, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley's most seasoned pickers and grinners, Big Draw is excited to show off their unique brand of Bluegrass and Oldtime music.

The HVBA hosts two monthly jam sessions!

Bob Shepherd Highland Landing Park
42 River Road, Highland, NY 12528
914.456.1981 for more info

The HVBA jam is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at The Bob Shepherd Highland Landing Park, NY. (during the warm weather). There are picnic tables with benches for sitting or you can bring your own chair.

All of our jam sessions feature the Slow Jam, which happens during the first 60 minutes. From 6:30 to 7:30, we invite you to play at a sane pace in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The regular jam begins at 7:30 and all level players are welcome for the entire evening. These jams are open to all, players and listeners alike. Actually, we love to having an audience!!

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