$15 at The Door

"Harkening back to the good ol' days when families used to gather around the "wireless" radio for entertainment, Bill and the Belles' genuine warmth, humor and musicality make everything old new again, right down to their button-top shoes. Their spot-on harmony vocals, well-researched novelty material and top-notch instrumentals deliver a well-paced show that makes us remember why we love this music so much. - Betsy Rome

"Bill and the Belles bring early country music off the porch, into the parlor, and gussy it up with a string of pearls. Sparkling harmonies and soulful instrumentation wrapped up in the warmth of humor deliver an authentically classic show that delights like a visit with an old friend." - Joan Harrison

Hard to choose just ONE video, so why don't you listen to all of them and see why this concert is a MUST!! Now head on over to YouTube and search for more Bill & The Belles videos!!!

For those of you who remember, the fiddler Kalia Yeagle was a student at Vassar College when we first heard her incredible voice and fiddling. She was immediately swallowed up by various local bands before her graduation. So, it is with great excitement that were are able to snare Kalia and her newest project, Bill & The Belles, for a rousing and fun-filled concert!!!

The Bankesters are a family band, and that fact--remember Cherryholmes?--can lead to a bit of head scratching. How? How is it possible that a family can all get together, each holding up his or her instrumental end of the bargain? But they do. Cherryholmes certainly did, and the Bankesters are coming up close to that.

Noam Pikelny is an exceptional and explorative musician known for his work with the Punch Brothers and, recently, with Stuart Duncan. That means he’s already sitting on top of the world, at least in the realm of musicians who were spawned in the rivers of bluegrass music.

Clearly this generation of super-pickers is undeterred by conventional musical categories. They can and will play anything and everything. Sometimes that is problematic for the listener, depending on one’s sensibilities. Fortunately, Noam’s thoughtful approach allows him to bring together much of his musical palette into a cohesive acoustic listening experience.

Tony Trischka is not only considered one of the most innovative of banjo players in the world, but he is one of its most respected and sought after banjo educators. He has received all sorts of accolades and awards such as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)'s Banjo Player of the Year in 2007. His work with Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular was awarded IBMA Musical Event of the Year. He also can claim Grammy nominations, and the United States Artists Friends Fellow Award just to name a few other honors to his name.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Unitarian Fellowship: 67 S. Randolph Avenue - Poughkeepsie, NY

$25/Members - $30/Non-Members

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

"Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels..." - NPR's Mountain Stage

“‘End of the World Again’ [is] quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs of homecoming ever written.” - The Bluegrass Situation

“These men don't rely on clichés, but they do have their feet steady in the firmament of sophisticated folk music. Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams would be proud of their word play, their ambitious colorful language in their story... The Steel Wheels should be enjoyed because they sound like no one else in roots music.” - No Depression

The Gibson Brothers need no introduction to folks around the state of New York. Eric and Leigh Gibson are New York natives raised in rural, farming country in the upstate region. Despite their wanderings as professional musicians, stints in Nashville and touring from coast to coast, they have stayed– both literally and metaphorically– close to home. In my view, I think this is a big part of their success. They are a success story in a musical genre that churns out all kinds of musicians and bands, but few ever make a living at it. Being from farm country myself (in Missouri), I know the kind of attitude they have embraced. Whether it is having to go out and milk 120 head of dairy cows 365 days a year, plowing fields, dealing with wind storms, or myriad other physical and emotional challenges, you get up and do your business. Bill Monroe was like that.


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