The Big Bang Theory of Bluegrass

If the “big bang theory” helps to explain the origin of the universe, perhaps “the big bang theory of bluegrass” will shed some light on the origin of the bluegrass music universe. First, let me say that there are two … Read More

Joe Walsh & Celia Woodsmith Band

Saturday, May 26 @ 7:30pm Unitarian Fellowship 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie Tickets: $15 at the doorCelia Woodsmith is a Grammy nominated performer and songwriter from Kittery, Maine. Lead singer of the highly acclaimed Bluegrass ensemble Della Mae, she has toured … Read More

The Secret Signals of Musicians

It’s Saturday night. Instead of relaxing safe at home plopped comfortably in front of your big screen TV, you’ve got your hind quarters parked squarely on a hard folding chair. If that’s the case, chances are you’re either at a … Read More

Gibson Brothers Return to The Hudson Valley

Saturday, April 14 @ 7:30pm Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater 12 Vassar Street – Poughkeepsie, NY  YES, TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Members: $30 Non-Members: $35 Buy Early – $10 More at the Door SOLD OUT – Supporters & Premium … Read More

The Feinberg Brothers – January Concert

Friday, January 26 @ 7:30pm Unitarian Fellowship 67 S. Randolph Avenue – Poughkeepsie, NY $15 The Feinberg Brothers is an authentic bluegrass band from Long Island, New York. The band features brothers Rourke (fiddle) and Patrick (mandolin) singing lead and … Read More

Too Blue at December Concert

Too Blue is an outstanding band in the Northeast and the HVBA is beyond proud and excited that they will be returning to our stage. “To quote Bill Monroe, ‘This is powerful music!’ With Too Blue, the total is much … Read More

Fall Concert: Molly Tuttle Band

  Where: Unitarian Fellowship, Poughkeepsie, NY When: Friday, November 17 @ 7:30pm Tickets: Members: $25/Non-Members: $30 There are very few tickets still available. If you would like to purchase yours, please contact If you haven’t heard the music of … Read More

How To Make a Chord Chart for Guitar

PART ONE I am a “D’Addario Education Collective Teacher” and periodically, I’ll get e-mails from the Collective on a variety of topics. Today I got one that caught my eye. I’ve played with all sorts of people in all sorts … Read More

Claire Lynch House Concert

Where: 42 Haggerty Hill Rd, Rhinebeck, NY When: Friday, Oct 27 @ 7:30pm Tickets: Members: $20/Non-Members: $25 Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the … Read More

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