Bluegrass in Arlington – 2021

64 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

12:00PM: RJ Storm & Old School
1:00PM: Hudson Crossing
2:00-4:00PM: Blue Mask Boys

Ten Years ago the HVBA was invited to create a Bluegrass stage at the annual Arlington Street Fair. The year was 2011 and we have had a presence there all these years.

This year we will be at our same location. There will be a tent for shade, lots of chairs, and delicious food all around you!!!

We have the stage from 12pm until 4pm and it will jam-packed with music. Join us for an afternoon of great bluegrass music.

R. J. Storm and Old School Bluegrass Band, based in Beacon, NY, is a premier Hudson Valley Bluegrass Band offering energetic, artistic, and engaging bluegrass music. Past venues include The Traveling Man Bluegrass festival, The Wrench Ranch Bluegrass festival, the PENNY Bluegrass Festival, The New Jersey Folk Festival, and right here in the Hudson Valley—the Town Crier and Daryl’s House, and reaching out to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. Bringing together tasteful instrumental musicianship, rich harmonies, and an energetic stage presence.

Hudson Crossing is a Member Band of the HVBA and they are known for their high energy, foot stomping tunes. Three part harmony is at the core of what they do best, fast or slow. Hudson Crossing stays true to the traditional sound played by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers. But if you ask, they will swing a tune or two as well.

You could say that this is the HVBA Board Member Band, but they really began as a group of jammers wearing masks and playing outdoors every Sunday in the summer of 2020. It quickly became apparent that they were an unbelievably talented group of jammers and the City of Poughkeepsie invited them to play for the public in October of 2020. This band consists of (in alphabetical order): Jon Ahmadjian (guitar), Bruno Bruzzese (banjo), David Chernack (fiddle), Steve Margulis (mandolin), and Eric Marshall (bass).

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