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Prayers And Support For Our Kindred Ali Chambliss Postmus

Prayers And Support For Ali
September 7th 2020, Ali's home burned to the ground. She lost everything, including her two loved Dogs, Piper and Koko, and her Cat Timber.  She was forced to jump from a 4 story balcony of her Silo Home, to be caught by two persons on the ground. She has suffered burns and other bodily injury from the jump. She was airlifted from Brattleboro Vt to Boston MA general hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

updated: 1 month ago


Remembering Bill Wisnowski

Remembering Bill Wisnowski
There are no words that describe how grateful I am that we have raised these funds together for my much-loved Stepmother, Lyn, and "Uncle" CJ. My dad believed in community, he believed in people helping people. He and I spoke on Friday night about artwork for his upcoming... you guessed it... Facebook live Sip N Sup. It was going to be a fundraiser for the Irish Club. He found so many friends there that enjoyed music and celebrating as much as he did, he wanted to give back. He always had a new idea of how to bring people together, even a pandemic didn't stop him. (If you are ever missing him, head over to Uncle Bill Whiskey and tune into his various Sip N Sups)

He would sign off on an evening of entertaining people (well past the time he was supposed to have stopped playing) by saying "Just remember.... be good to each other". You all have come together and have been so good to my dad and our family. I will be forever grateful that you have thought of us, amidst the crazy times, and have sent him off with the best tip jar of his life.

Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. All this love will help put the pieces back together again.

Bonnie Wisnowski, Organizer

updated: 3 months ago


The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book

The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book  Sunday 531 6 PM ndash 7 PM
The Acoustic Cafe presents The Levins and Open Book - Sunday, May 31 at 6PM

Watch the full recorded show here:

The Acoustic Cafe is happy to announce our first Live Streaming Concert with The Levins and Open Book!  This show will be a round robin style with both duos trading songs.  We hope you will tune in from home and join us for uplifting and joyous harmony filled music, which we all need right now!

The contemporary harmony-driven folk duo, The Levins, offer lyrically-rich acoustic music that is warm and uplifting without skating over life's complexities. From harmony in voice to harmony for humanity, Ira and Julia uplift and unite with unflinchingly feel-good folk-pop, infectious musicality, sharp songwriting skills, and a unique approach to vocal harmonies that is both soulful and unexpected.

The Levins have garnered acclaim for boldly uncompromising and heartfelt music. Select highlights include national airplay on Folk and Roots radio, charting in multiple DJ yearly Top 10 song and album lists. Their songs bridge genres and communities, offering them opportunities to perform at The Parliament of World Religions and co-produce an original full-scale musical theater/Euro-Circus production in San Francisco, based on their album, My Friend Hafiz. Their recent CD, Caravan Of Dawn, orbits around  transformative messages of healing, exploring the "sorrow inside joy and joy inside sorrow."

"The open hearted songs of The Levins feed my soul. What the world needs now more than ever is the poetry, spirituality, and humanity of their uplifting musicality." - John Platt, WFUV

Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo, Open Book, have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies backed by a tapestry of interweaving guitars. They have released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim. They are currently in the studio working on their fourth album.

Michele and Rick are honored to work as teachers/music facilitators at Dar Williams’ ‘Writing a Song That Matters’ retreat, which just completed its seventh season at The Garrison Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley. Open Book has shared the stage and recorded with many notable musicians including Buddy and Julie Miller, Ellis Paul, Freedy Johnson, John Sebastian, Livingston Taylor, Martin Sexton and  Sloan Wainwright.

“Open Book exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.” - Robert Burke Warren, Chronogram Magazine

updated: 5 months ago


Folk Music Notebook

Folk Music Notebook
Stream new shows or check out past performances of our friends in the archive.

updated: 5 months ago


Saving You - Judy Kass

Congratulations Judy! "Saving You" recently won first place in the Singer Songwriter category of the Great American Song Contest.

updated: 5 months ago


The Levins - Time Machine Pub Crawl

The Levins  Time Machine Pub Crawl Tuesday April 28th at 5pm
From "The Levins Get Sidetracked" series: video from - "Time Machine Pub Crawl", a celebration of the pioneers and pillars of Science Fiction!

updated: 5 months ago


New Releases 2020 - Please Support Independent & Regional Music

New Releases 2020
Fred Gillen Jr - If I Woke Up This Morning And Died

jo williamson-pizza wheel 2020 from jo williamson on Vimeo.

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Nada Surf - Never Not Together

"Endure" Official  Video Mimi Goese and Ben Neill
From the release "Life You Are"
Composition by Mimi Goese and Ben Neill

The air awakes smelling of rain and hot concrete
Batten down as much as you can
Against the cardinal direction
No matter the amount of inkling
There's always an inkling
Trees hold your ground
The stirring of the storm
Brace turn into the wind
Blind Blindsided
Howling churning gathering speed
The wind the head
The wind the tail
The wind the whirlwind
Rolling falling gurgling bawling
Vast then float flowing the current
Please hold your ground


Here's a blast from the past from Pete:


Do you want to share your recent release with the Tribes Hill community? email Rick at

updated: 5 months ago


Tribes Hill Gatherings

Monthly First Monday Gatherings nbspHave Been Discontinued Impromptu Tribes Hill Gatherings Encouraged
Hosts Needed

Although the traditional first Monday gatherings have been suspended the opportunity to host an impromptu gathering of the host's design, any day of the week, is encouraged.

We held monthly gatherings that included a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we would change the date to accommodate holidays. They began at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We served our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music would continue until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that included music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We had respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share.

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at or phone him at (914) 564-9212

updated: 5 months ago