Thursday, April 19th, 2018 8 pm
The Singer/Songwriter Series at The Green Growler
4 Croton Point Ave.
phone: (914) 862-0961
I'll be returning to the best craft brew pub in Croton on Thursday, April 19th to split the bill with New York singer/songwriter Bill Scorzari. I'm really excited to be sharing the evening with Bill, who tours nationally and who possesses stellar songwriting chops. Frank Migliorelli continues to host this premier monthly event.
Friday, April 20th, 2018 8 p.m.
Songwriters in the round with Brooke Campbell, Linda Draper, and Fred Gillen Jr
201 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
phone: (914) 737-1701
Brooke Campbell is an American songwriter and guitarist who performs original folk music with jazz and country inflections. "The Escapist,” her most recent EP, received radio play nationwide and a fellowship from the Speranza Foundation. Campbell continues to write and perform across the country.
Brooklyn based lyric-slinger/folk singer Linda Draper (no relation to Don) has been writing, recording and performing songs for over the past 18 years. She has released 8 full-length albums to date has had the pleasure of opening for Teddy Thompson, Melissa Ferrick, Luka Bloom, and Dan Navarro, among others. Linda's song "Hollow" was included in the Starbucks in-store music playlist and most recently, her songs "Sleepwalkers" and "Shadow of a Coal Mine" were featured in local Pittsburgh PBS Television (WQED)'s documentary "Forgotten /Found.”
Fred Gillen Jr
Peekskill's own NYFA (New York Foundation For The Arts) grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released ten full-length albums, to great critical acclaim, and has toured all over the U.S., Europe, and most recently Asia. His songs have been featured on ABC's "All My Children," NPR's "Car Talk," CMJ's New Music Marathon Sampler, and in 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on "Pete Remembers Woody," a collection of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie. Like Guthrie, his songs often reflect the struggles of the marginalized and forgotten, shining a light on both the despair and hope in the human condition.
Friday, April 20th, 2018 8 pm
Earth Day Concert w/ Pluck & Rail, Susan Bozso, The EarthTones
94 Spring Street
South Salem, NY 10590
A terrific night of good music, good friends, and a great cause starting at 8:00pm. This event is to raise money for Sustainable Lewisboro. Plus, you get to drink and eat at a historic Inn that pre-dates the Revolutionary War, The Horse and Hound. Great food and drinks, very friendly staff. Ask Steve to make you a martini.
See you on Friday 4/20!
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 2pm
Scoot Horton performing @ Big Jim's Records GRAND OPENING
382 Elwood Ave
Hawthorne, New York
Scoot Horton is performing at the Grand Opening of Big Jim's Records second location in Hawthorne, NY. The store hours are
12-6pm. Scoot performs 2-4pm. Jim has a great selection of New, Used, and Collectable Records and Cds.
Scoot will be performing songs from his cd "Six 2 Seven" as well as new originals and some cover songs.
(folk,country, outlaw folk. alt country)
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 7pm
Larry Kolker @ The Tapp
17 North Broadway
phone: (914) 703-6022
Join Larry for the Tapp's Wednesday night music series. Three sets (7-10pm) of originals with our favorite covers from the past century or so. Great food and libations, friendly gastropub vibe.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 7:30pm
Groovin' in New Fairfield presents Matt Nakoa with special guest Laura Bowman
33 Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here
Groovin’ in New Fairfield is thrilled to present MATT NAKOA with special guest LAURA BOWMAN on Saturday, April 28, 2018 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 New Fairfield Senio 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush.
Across the board, his songcraft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition and as “Most Requested” at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review put it, “Matt Nakoa is musically adept, one of those well-kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.”
Besides being selected to play at the White House, his awards include“Most Wanted” Winner – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival; New Folk Winner – Kerrville Folk Festival and Sundilla Radio Hours’ “Albums Of The Year” list
The Boston Globes writes: “On the ivories, (think of) a hot-handed phenom who can go from Chopin to beer-drenched honkytonk in one set …On guitar, a Jack Johnson-esque singer-songwriter…between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar…he drops jaws.” www.mattnakoa.com
A talented and captivating east cost original artist with the ability to make a crowded room suddenly stand still and listen. Also an experienced solo cover musician, Laura Bowman utilizes a folk music sensibility with a touch of country and mixes it with soulful vocal performances to rejuvenate the role of the female singer-songwriter.
In 2013 and 2017, inspired by the tradition and artists of the 1960’s Folk Music Revival, Laura embarked on “busking tours" which favored free and spontaneous public performances at street venues across the country, sometimes in conjunction with pre-scheduled shows. Through these tours, she aimed to connect with people in unexpected places and create a personal, in-the-moment experience with her audience. www.laurabowmanmusic.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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Sunday, May 20th, 2018 2 p.m.
The Greenheart Solar-powered Concert
668 Route Six
Mahopac, NY 10541
phone: (845) 628-2009
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 4 pm
Tribes Hill Presents...Kindred Folk @ Lucy's
446 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
As local as local gets...
Sarah Browne is an up and coming singer-songwriter based out of Westchester, NY. She got her start writing songs when she was 18 and has been performing ever since. Her music is within the folk-pop genre and her songwriting has been compared to that of Ingrid Michaelson and Natalie Merchant. Sarah recently released her debut album, To You, which has been featured on radio stations like The Peak 107.1, WHUD 100.7 and more.
George Mallas is a Singer/Songwriter based in North Salem, NY. He is influenced by some of the great singer/songwriters of his youth, namely Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. Having been a student of the piano since age 6, the instrument is a natural extension of who he is. George has released two albums; 'Small Reminders' in 2015 and 'unscathed' in 2018. The recent album features new songs and writing collaboration with lyricist Melanie Berti. His experiences in life, love and family inspire his songs.
Pluck & Rail is an endlessly entertaining acoustic trio who simultaneously weave together disparate influences as The Decemberists, Led Zeppelin, Robert Earl Keen, Bright Eyes, Morphine, the sweet whisper of a gentle breeze, the crunch of a ripe apple being bitten, my grandmother and in fact, your grandmother. Since performing on TV and radio and at many regional festivals, their powers have grown. The last Pluck & Rail show saw them perform 25 songs (mostly original) with swagger, skill and melody while curing a young boy of scoliosis, a middle aged mom of her life long speech impediment (she couldn't pronounce vowels) and an old man of oldness, which all begs the question: why can't they fix themselves? See you at the next show!
$10 Suggested Donation at the door. BYOF. Full Bar available.
Arts Alive Project Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 7pm
Scoot Horton @ Six Degrees of Separation
35 Main Street
Ossining, New York
Scoot returns to Six Degrees of Separation Restaurant in Ossining, NY.
Scoot will be playing songs from his debut cd "Six 2 Seven" as well as new originals and some covers.
(folk, country, outlaw folk, alt country)