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Pesky J. Nixon with special guest Laura Sumnner

Saturday, April 27th, 2019  7:30pm

Pesky J. Nixon with special guest Laura Sumnner

Groovin' in New Fairfield Coffeehouse

New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812

USA

phone: 203-312-5665

PRICE: $10.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.groovininnewfairfield.com


New Fairfield, CT: Groovin’ in New Fairfield is thrilled to welcome back PESKY J. NIXON with special guest LAURA SUMNER on Saturday, April 27 2019 at 7:30pm, at the New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield, CT.  Tickets are $10 and doors open at 6:45 pm.  

Advance Tickets can be purchased at the NF Sr. Center (203-312-5665) or by mail. Payments made by mail should be payable to Groovin’ in New Fairfield, and sent to GINF c/o New Fairfield Sr. Center 33 Rt.37 New Fairfield, CT 06812 Please allow sufficient time when mailing. All Sales Are Final.

For additional information contact us at: grcoffeehouse@gmail.com  or www.groovininnewfairfield.com

Enjoy a moderately priced dinner catered by Bruno’s Restaurant before the show. Choices include: Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Francese, Pizza, Coffee, Tea, Hot Mulled Cider, Water, and Homemade Desserts

PESKY J NIXON:  Bombastic yet brilliant, these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.
Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston’s WUMB says of the group, “These guys represent what I love about music…great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!”
Similar praise for the band comes from Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe correspondent and contributor to Billboard and Rolling Stone. “The name Pesky J. Nixon suggests a punk novelty act or the younger brother of Kinky Friedman. Fortunately for us, these guys are neither. They are a sublime group with an inspiring, eclectic approach to music topped by a folkish, living-room feel on their latest album, ‘Red Ducks.’ The album is rich in percussive acoustic guitar and a beautiful interweave of mandolin and accordion, abetted by multiple singers and songs with a spiritually uplifting focus. There are melodic covers of tracks by Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, but also gem-like treatments of tunes by Boston writers Tim Gearan and Jimmy Ryan. These songs aim for the soul and reach it.” www.peskyjnixon.com

LAURA SUMNER began her music career at the awkward age of 18 when she walked into a pub in Connecticut with guitar in hand and asked to perform.  That on-the-spot audition (a rendition of the Allman Brothers’ Ramblin’ Man) led to an immediate offer for additional gigs.
She writes songs, too.  After a 10-year hiatus of hiding out, she picked up the guitar again as a solo player. Live performances include original songs, favorite cover songs, and musical train wrecks.  www.laurasumner.com

About Groovin’ in New Fairfield:  Groovin’ in New Fairfield seeks to develop and promote ongoing, regularly scheduled live music programs in New Fairfield and surrounding areas.  It is a non-profit organization supported by sponsors, local businesses, grants from charitable organizations and patron donations and is staffed by volunteers.  It operates under the New Fairfield Parks and Recreation Commission.   www.groovininnewfairfield.com



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Jo Williamson / Tony Geballe

Monday, April 29th, 2019  8:00 PM

Jo Williamson / Tony Geballe

The Anyway Cafe

34 East 2nd Street
New York, New York 10003

phone: (212) 533-3412

website: https://www.anywaycafe.com

Jo Williamson

Tony Geballe


Intimate Russian venue serving infused vodkas, caviar & other fare to the tune of live music.

https://www.facebook.com/AnywayCafeNYC


The Greenheart: A River Runs Through Us

Saturday, May 4th, 2019  7 p.m.

The Greenheart: A River Runs Through Us

Good Choice Kitchen

147 Main St.
Ossining, NY 10510

United States

phone: 914.930.1591

website: http://goodchoicekitchen.com

Eco Folk Rock | creative solutions to climate challenges. Come see this preview show for our 2019 3-week "A River Runs Through Us" tour in Nepal!  

Laura Bowman
james dean conklin
Julie Corbalis
Fred Gillen Jr.
Steve Kirkman
Jim Metzger
Peg Taylor
Elisa Zazzera


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Hammond House

111 Grasslands Rd.
VALHALLA, New York 10595

United States

phone: 914-564-9212

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Rick Rock hosts

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


The Greenheart Solar-Powered Music

Saturday, May 11th, 2019  noon

The Greenheart Solar-Powered Music

Science Barge

99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY

website: http://www.groundworkhv.org/programs/sci...

Eco Folk Rock | creative solutions to climate challenges.

Laura Bowman
james dean conklin
Julie Corbalis
Fred Gillen Jr.
Steve Kirkman
Jim Metzger
Peg Taylor
Elisa Zazzera


Fred Gillen Jr Solo Show

Thursday, May 16th, 2019  7:30 p.m.

Fred Gillen Jr Solo Show

Sing Sing Kill Brewery

77 Spring Street
Ossining, NY

phone: (914) 502-0578

website: http://www.singsingkillbrewery.com


The Levins' Caravan of Dawn CD Release Party

Saturday, May 18th, 2019  7:30pm

The Levins' Caravan of Dawn CD Release Party

The Nyack Center

58 Depew @Broadway
Nyack, NY

USA

phone: 510-390-4903

website: https://thelevinsmusic.com/

The Levins' Caravan of Dawn CD release party at the Nyack Center, with multi-media projection.
Ira and Julia will be joined by Pat Falco on bass and Chris Marshak on drums.
Special Guest: Judy Kass  $20 at the door/ $15 advance
www.TheLevinsMusic.com/store


Tribes Hill Presents - Jo Williamson and David Massengill

Sunday, May 19th, 2019  3:00 PM

Tribes Hill Presents - Jo Williamson and David Massengill

BeanRunner Cafe

201 South Division Street
Peekskill, New York 10566

United States

phone: (914) 737-1701

website: http://beanrunnercafe.com/

By birth a Tennessean, David Massengill “emigrated” to the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-70’s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Dylan and Van Ronk.



Thirty years later, he’s still walking those streets—but now he’s being recognized universally for his pivotal role in keeping the American folk music tradition alive. Called “a master of vivid lyrical imagery” (Boston Globe), David continues to create beautiful and poignant “story songs” that are intimate and relevant and tug at your emotions. Songs like "Rider On An Orphan Train“ a narrative ballad ringing with truth and anguish” (Washington Post), "Number One In America", a riveting and ironic civil rights anthem” (Boston Globe) and the biting political statement, "The Gambler", a thing of beauty about all things ugly” (Barry Crimmins).



His songs have been covered and recorded by Joan Baez, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who said David “took the dull out of dulcimer!” Notes Music Boulevard, “That David made the lap dulcimer his instrument of choice tells us a lot about the soft-spoken native of eastern Tennessee. He accompanies his performance with an instrument indelibly Appalachian, yet conquers even the most urban of musical communities. He does it without losing that remarkable gift for true storytelling.”



David has released six albums, eleven bootlegs and fourteen books to date, including “Partners in Crime”, the debut album of The FolkBrothers, David’s duo project with the late great Jack Hardy.

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Jo Williamson, a fellow Jack Hardy's Songwriters Exchange participant, will share the stage with David. A  former New York based singer, songwriter, actress and visual artist, Time Out NY had described her as having "an intriguing lived-in quality to her voice and a talent for smart elegant turns of phrase."

Jo’s musical oeuvre is a journey of the heart. Her work is introspective and personal. She shares with us the depth and intensity of a compelling inner world. Her songs are intelligently crafted and exquisitely delivered with the support of her luscious voice.

She is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and has collaborated with artists including Brent Arnold, Martha Wainwright and avant-garde/classical composer Faye Ellen Silverman. In 2018 she released her fifth recording of music, 'Kidz Talk', a collection of original songs for kids of all ages. Jo currently lives in Westchester and is a valued new addition to the Tribes Hill community.


$10. Suggested Donation

Food & Drinks Served


RiverArts Music Tour

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

RiverArts Music Tour

RiverArts

website: https://riverarts.org/music-tour/

The RiverArts Music Tour is an annual celebration of the depth and breadth of the Rivertowns music community.

Hear all genres of music performed in living rooms, cafes, parks, restaurants and porches. The 2018 tour featured 280 musicians, 120 performances, and 36 venues. Seasoned professionals, budding musicians, and everyone in between will perform.

CALL TO MUSICIANS
Musicians are invited to register for the 5th Annual RiverArts Music Tour. Last year's tour included more than 250 musicians, performing 120 performances at 36 venues. Almost 3,000 people attended this free celebration of music in the Rivertowns. See Tribes Hill homepage for information.

About RiverArts
For over half a century, RiverArts has been the catalyst that connects performers, musicians and art-makers with Rivertowns audiences. Motivated by a belief in the power of art to bring insight and delight, RiverArts delivers programs that have repeatedly brought us together, welcomed newcomers, and created experiences that strengthen our sense of community. Become a member and enjoy a full-year of art, music and community!


TRIBES HILL ANNUAL MEETING AND HOOTENANNY

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

TRIBES HILL ANNUAL MEETING AND HOOTENANNY

Hammond House

Hammond House
111 Grasslands Rd.,
Valhalla, NY 10595

phone: 914-564-9212

TRIBES HILL ANNUAL MEETING AND HOOTENANNY
Open Mic, Potluck Dinner, Business Meeting, Collaborative Music Making Opportunities...

New board members, officers and volunteers needed.

Talk to Rick Rock (914-564-9212) if interested.


Jo Williamson

Friday, June 28th, 2019  5:30 PM

Jo Williamson

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY

website: https://folkartmuseum.org/programs/upcom...

Free Music Fridays

Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free.

Hosted by Lara Ewen.

Jo Williamson (5:30), Ali Aslam (6:05), and Sweet Soubrette (6:40)

The American Folk Art Museum is an art museum in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at 2, Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street. Since 1961 the American Folk Art Museum has been shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. As a center of scholarship and by showcasing the creativity of individuals whose singular talents have been refined through experience rather than formal artistic training, the museum considers the historical, social, and artistic context of American culture. Its collection includes more than seven thousand artworks dating from the eighteenth century to the present, from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living self-taught artists in a variety of mediums.


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

HOST NEEDED

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

HOST NEEDED

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering (Post Labor Day)

HOST NEEDED

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

HOST NEEDED

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212


Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

Tribes Hill Monthly Gathering

HOST NEEDED

We hold monthly gatherings that include a song circle on the first Monday of every month. Sometimes we change the date to accommodate holidays; the specifics are posted on our calendar. They begin at 6:30 with dinner prep and music. We have our traditional pasta and salad dinner with potluck additions at 7 pm. After dinner music continues until about 10:30 with our collaborative song circle that includes music makers and music lovers from the Tribes Hill community and newly invited guests. We respectfully fit into the space offered us with about 20 - 25 people and plenty of acoustic music and song to share. We even help cleanup!

Want to host a gathering?

email Rick Rock at fmrock@live.com or phone him at (914) 564-9212