Concert: Friday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
Open Jam: Begins at 6:30pm
Where: Unitarian Fellowship - 67 S. Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie
Adults: $15
Students: $5
Children Under 12:     Free

The Gather Rounders features both talented bluegrass and folk music veterans and exciting fresh faces.

Caroline Cotter (lead vocals) is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, ME. Her debut album, Dreaming as I Do, released in February 2015, reached #5 on the national Folk DJ charts with a #2 song, Bella Blue. Whether performing solo or with The Gather Rounders, Caroline’s captivating soprano voice lends itself to an eclectic repertoire of folk, bluegrass, swing, and world music. 

Premium Member Band, Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys came to the rescue and volunteered to be the opening band for our six-class series, Evolution of Bluegrass - 2016, presented by Marist College's Center For Lifetime Study.

Dave Gandin of Gardiner/New Paltz is leading the HVBA/Marist Center for Lifetime Studies – (courses for enrolled retirees) lecture series, “Evolution of Bluegrass,” this spring at the Samuel FB Morse home, Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. A Vassar grad, Dave has roots in the Hudson Valley, where he is a popular bass fiddle and lead guitar player in area bluegrass bands and jams.

Dave grew up in Huntington, Long Island, and was fooling around with rock ‘n’ roll and the Grateful Dead when a friend took him to the Bottom Line to see Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence. He was immediately hooked. That same year a girlfriend’s musical dad in North Carolina gave him a Jim & Jesse cassette and said, “Learn this”. Later that same summer, he hitchhiked from Oregon to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Doors Open at 6:45pm for Seating
Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm
Christ Church - 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie

It's been two years since The Gibson Brothers, as a full band, have played for the HVBA and we are beyond thrilled to announce that they will be entertaining us once again on April 8, 2016. It just doesn't get any better than the Gibson Brothers!!!

Click here to purchase your tickets and learn more about this phenomenal band.

I am very proud to announce that my son Korey is about to record his first album. He has been carrying around a guitar since he was in diapers (literally). His love for bluegrass and jazz is very deep. Having grown up in the bluegrass community, he has spent countless weekends and vacations attending festivals, concerts, visiting Nashville, Kentucky, North Carolina, and studying with some of the best in the business.

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Korey has been gigging since he was about 13. He has a bunch of well received original instrumental tunes that he has been playing at gigs and jams. He plans to record this material along with some traditional covers. There is an outstanding band lined up for these sessions including Jesse Brock (mandolin), Ron Cody (banjo), Kalia Yeagle (fiddle/vocal), and me, his dad on bass. We are also extremely fortunate that Jonathan Edwards has offered to sing a couple of tunes on the album. We are so grateful.


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