When: Friday, Nov 18 @ 7:30pm
Where: Unitarian Fellowship - 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Hailed by fiddler Darol Anger “one of my favorite musicians on earth”, the CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Nashville’s Music Row Magazine for his “lickety-split mandolin work”, Portland, Maine-based Joe K. Walsh is known for his beautiful writing and his exceptional tone and taste. His collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After a number of award-winning years as mandolinist with bluegrass stars the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between an inventive string band called Mr Sun (featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and Ethan Jodziewicz) a duo with Grant Gordy, and his own Joe K. Walsh Band. An avid educator, Joe is a mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music.

Tickets Available At The Door

HVBA Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Unitarian Fellowship: 67 S. Randolph Avenue - Poughkeepsie, NY

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Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet—always far greater than the sum of its parts.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This will be the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association's fourth year at the Arlington Street Fair and it is always a joyful day of music, attracting hundreds of visitors and residents.

This year we have six outstanding HVBA member bands to perform and the day will begin with a 30 minute on-stage open jam, so bring your instruments for the 11:30pm open jam and then join the crowd for a day of outstanding bluegrass music! Oh, and lots of great food, street vendors, fun....and did we say Bluegrass Music?

Note: Moonshine Falls is a Member Band of the HVBA

Dave McKeon of Moonshine Falls was awarded first prize in the song writing contest at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival on August 13th. His song "Sweet Annie Mae" had already gotten praise by No Depression, Journal of Roots Music describing it as seamless with traditional bluegrass songs with the story of "a joyful celebration of a fiancee who says, "yes". Sweet Anne Mae, with her driving mandolin and banjo tracks. Listeners are immediately uplifted into a buoyant bluegrass frame of mind that lasts until the last note". In his review of Moonshine Falls' debut album, Weeds in the Ballast, Mark Hudson of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association describes it as having a "bluegrass swing and a joyful lilt" and goes further to complement Dave's song writing ability stating the song shows "real songwriting talent accompanied by true musicianship".

September 16 is the first Showcase Concert of our 2016-2017 season. Our new venue has only excellent seats and acoustics. Hope to see you there!

When: Friday, September 16 @ 7:30pm
Where: Unitarian Fellowship - 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie
Tickets: HVBA Members/$15 - Non-Members: $20
Students: $5
Children Under 12:     Free

Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations...little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new. To see their live show is to believe it. A genial blend of story-telling and side-show humor provides the backdrop to their studied performance of original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.


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