January Concert: New Breaks

January 25, 2019
7:30pm – 9:30pm
$15 at the Door
Unitarian Fellowship
67 S. Randolph Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

New Breaks is a band composed of some of the Hudson Valley’s most experienced acoustic musicians. They perform a varied mix of classic and contemporary bluegrass with the emphasis on tight vocal harmonies. All are veterans of many local bands and have been honing their skills for many years. Frank, Gary and Nina were all previous members of the Mama Tried Bluegrass Band.

Frank Kara (Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals) grew up playing electric guitar and got bitten by the bluegrass bug after attending his first Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival in 1989. From 2003 to 2005 he was a member of Barebones and Wildflowers and is featured on their self produced CD “Days Will Go By”.

Gary DiGiovanni (Banjo and Vocals) is originally from New Jersey and after moving to the area was luckey enough to study the banjo with Bill Keith. He is also a fine guitar player.

Carl Radens (Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals) builds, repairs and plays stringed musical instruments when he’s not inventing and developing computer chips during his day job as an R&D engineer.

Nina Dryer (Fiddle and Vocals) is a classically trained musician who plays with a variety of orchestras and bands. Nina also plays viola and cello.

Rusty Boris (Bass and Vocals) is an in-demand bassist as well as an excellent guitarist. Rusty also builds and repairs stringed instruments. Frank and Rusty have been playing together for over 20 years


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