May Concert: Mando Madness

May 17 @ 7:30pm Unitarian Fellowship 67 S. Randolph Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY One of the very best of our monthly concerts was back in 2002 by “Mando Madness.” Now, they are returning to Poughkeepsie on May 17!!! A segment in … Read More

CD Review: Tim O’Brien Band

Between the iconic bluegrass band Hot Rize and his solo or duo releases, Tim O’Brien has more than 30 albums to his credit. It’s an astounding career encompassing bluegrass, Irish music, rockabilly, country, Western swing, and the complete mastery of … Read More

CD Review: The Cleverlys – Blue

The dictionary (well online anyways) defines the word “crossroads” as: “an intersection of two or more routes”. The Clevery BLUE intersection, doesn’t have a blinking light, a YIELD or even a MERGE sign. It’s a mostly bluegrass right of way … Read More

Rattlesnake Fangs, Fiddles & Folklore

People have always had a strange fascination with rattlesnakes. As one of America’s most poisonous snakes, they are both feared and hated, and yet their rattles are prized for their mythical and magical properties.

 While doing research for this article, … Read More

An Interview with Andy Bing

HVBA member Andrew Bing, 61, is just a year into his retirement from a career as a lawyer for New York State, but he’s staying busy running Vassar College’s continuing-education program, “Bluegrass–Folk Music in Overdrive.” The program is “a six-session … Read More

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