April Showcase: The Gather Rounders

Concert: Friday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
Open Jam: Begins at 6:30pm
Where: Unitarian Fellowship – 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie
Adults: $15
Students: $5
Children Under 12: Free

The Gather Rounders features both talented bluegrass and folk music veterans and exciting fresh faces.

Caroline Cotter (lead vocals) is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, ME. Her debut album, Dreaming as I Do, released in February 2015, reached #5 on the national Folk DJ charts with a #2 song, Bella Blue. Whether performing solo or with The Gather Rounders, Caroline’s captivating soprano voice lends itself to an eclectic repertoire of folk, bluegrass, swing, and world music.

Ron Cody (banjo) is a genre-defying banjoist with recordings that have been featured on All Things Considered, The Thistle and the Shamrock and Sirius Radio Bluegrass. Renowned banjoist Tony Trischka adds about his playing- “Ron can hit from all sides.” Ron writes a bi-monthly column, “The Melodic Side of Things” for Banjo Newsletter.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Eric Lee (fiddle) (www.themusicofericlee.com) has performed in countless circumstances, from conducting and performing in pit orchestras of musicals to accompanying folk and bluegrass legends including John Gorka and Peter Rowan. At 18, Eric joined Pete and Maura Kennedy’s psychedellic folk-rock band, The Strangelings, at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, where he still performs as a member of the House Band. In addition to being a solo artist and sideman, Lee is a sought-after session player, lending both original string arrangements and his unique sensitivity to numerous albums of all genres across the northeast.

Wendy Cody (upright bass) has performed throughout the northeast as part of the venerable New England Bluegrass Band and has recorded with musical luminaries such as Darol Anger, Heather Masse, Rushad Eggleston, Roland White, Jesse Brock, Mike Block, Grant Gordy and Alex Hargreaves.

Lincoln Meyers (guitar, vocals) an award-winning guitarist who has been playing professionally for 30 years, 18 of them in New England, has toured for years with national bands Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The April Verch Band. Lincoln has been featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and currently teaches guitar at 317 Main Street Community Music Center in Yarmouth, ME.

Together, The Gather Rounders make a unique brand of modern folk & bluegrass music, rooted in tradition yet infused with inventive verve.

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