Feinberg Bros. Concert Review Jan. 26, 2018.

It was a fortunate flock of bluegrass fans who filled the Unitarian Fellowship to hear the fabulous Feinberg Brothers on Friday evening. The young brothers, Patrick and Rourke, only recently in their twenties, front a quintet that looks and sounds like it might have just stepped off the Opry stage in 1958.

The Feinberg Brothers provide a perfect demonstration of how a music can be traditional and vital at the same time. When they play it you know bluegrass is a form of country music not an offshoot of jazz or jam-band rock. Indeed the whole atmosphere is decidedly pre—rock-and-roll. The Feinbergs do credit to the high and exacting standards of a brother duet when it comes to vocal harmonies. The instrumentation is the quintessential quintet of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass, all gathered around a single microphone as though it were a radio broadcast in the days before stereophonic sound. They exhibit consummate mic control: each player moving in and out of range as appropriate keeping all the musical elements in perfect balance.

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Unitarian Fellowship
67 S Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
$15 at the Door

REDWOOD HILL is a group of friends who have banded together to pay tribute to Bluegrass music’s legendary Country Gentlemen, a group highly acclaimed as one of the most important progressive Bluegrass bands for their unique blend of folk and Bluegrass music.

Hailing from Neversink, New York, Keith Edwards (guitar) has an extensive background in Bluegrass music, playing in several groups including The Feinberg Brothers , Straight Drive, and currently as the bass player for Zink & Co. As a big fan of Charlie Waller, lead singer/guitarist for the Country Gentlemen, Keith plays guitar with Redwood Hill.

Called “simply the best Bluegrass bass fiddle player in New England” by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Lillian Fraker from Lanesboro, Massachusetts is well known in New England Bluegrass circles. Lillian has played in several bands including The Bear Bridge Band, The Old Time Bluegrass Singers, Girl Howdy and Tex's Troubadours.

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 Reserved Seats:
$50/Members, $60/Non-Members


So sorry! The Supporter tickets have sold out. However, every seat in the house is a great one, so don't wait too long. They are going quickly.

Do the Gibson Brothers really need an introduction to Bluegrass lovers? Do we really need to tell you who they are and why they are the favorites at every festival? We think not! We think you know that this band has won multiple awards and for good reason....they are just great!

When people who are really into wine talk about wine they don’t tend to speak in generalities, but rather a whole range of specifics. They talk about the hints of this and that, the various notes of such and such. Seeing people talk about these things on TV, it seems it’s not just descriptors. They seem to take enjoyment in all the elements of the wine as much or more as they like a wine as a whole. A wine isn’t a thing itself, but rather a collection of little things, all of which seem to deliver a little hit of appreciation or pleasure.

Pleased to welcome this ambitious CD of mostly original tunes written and performed by longtime HVBA member Eric Marshall.

The CD’s ten songs touch many of the familiar patches of the American song quilt, beginning with a deep country tune called “One Too Many,” which refers not to hangovers but the repeats of love gone sour. Co-producer Fooch Ficshetti’s pedal steel swells in plangent 1950s style, supporting some clever country wordplay along the lines of “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone.” This convincing tears-in-your-beer lament suggests that the honky tonk era may be in for a renewal: has Trump “Made America Sad Again”?

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 tenor, along with their father and longtime bluegrass musician, Ronnie Feinberg on guitar and vocals. Brothers Rourke and Patrick are among the top young bluegrass artists in the North Eastern United States. By blending their bluegrass roots with a classical training background, they have delighted audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful fiddle, mandolin, and guitar playing. The band has toured extensively throughout the Northeast, playing bluegrass festivals, major market-radio broadcasts, and traditional country music shows including the world famous Wheeling Jamboree. In 2015 the Feinberg Brothers released their first, self-titled recording, which received a highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited and has received airplay throughout the United States and Canada.

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