|When:||Sunday, February 26 @ 4pm|
|Where:||Unitarian Fellowship: 67 S. Randolph Avenue - Poughkeepsie, NY||Tickets:||At The Door: $15/Adults - $5/Students|
The Korey Brodsky Band (an HVBA Member Band), based in Newtown Connecticut, features 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association Youth All-Star and perennial contest winner Korey Brodsky on both guitar and mandolin, and Berklee-Grey Fox summer program scholarship award recipient Sofia Chiarandini on fiddle and lead vocal. The band is rounded out with extraordinary multi-instrumentalist Dick Neal and veteran upright bass player Rick Brodsky. Performing contemporary and traditional bluegrass, as well as originals by Korey and Dick, The Korey Brodsky Band has played many popular local bluegrass venues and festivals in CT & NY.
|When:||Friday, January 27 @ 7:30pm|
|Where:||Unitarian Fellowship - 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie|
|Children Under 12:||Free|
This will be the first monthly bluegrass concert of 2017 and we are so excited about having The Crust Gentlemen with us. This is a relaxed evening of good music. Hope to see you there.
The following article was written by Bob Holmes
The question that the Crusty Gentlemen probably hear most often is: “Why do you call yourselves the Crusty Gentlemen?”
And we usually answer them with: “Do you want the short answer or the long one?”
The short answer is that for our first gig we were going to call ourselves the “Crunchy Gentlemen” ( a take-off on one of our favorite bands, the “Country Gentlemen”) but the club owner misheard or misremembered the name and billed us as the “Crusty Gentlemen” instead. And it stuck (and I guess it could have been worse).
Another year has passed, so it’s time to take stock of where we’ve been and think forward to the coming year. Looking at a summary of events provides the opportunity to ask if what we do is what we should be doing. So here we go: 2016 for the HVBA.
The HVBA is chartered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about Bluegrass music and to provide musicians opportunities to meet with one another and share their love of Bluegrass music.
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association
Andy Statman is universally recognized as one of the world’s foremost mandolin virtuoso’s. He began initially as a bluegrass performer and played in the iconic group, Breakfast Special, in his early years. A short time later his musical journey took him to the world of Klezmer music and he developed similar virtuosic facility on the clarinet. He has toured extensively all over the world in the past 35 years with his trio, playing Klezmer and Bluegrass music. He has recorded over a dozen albums.