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Tribes Hill's Annual Winter Solstice Show

Tribes Hill039s Annual Winter Solstice Show
Tribes Hill's Annual Winter Solstice Show - Sunday, Dec. 17th
Lucy's Lounge
446 Bedford Rd.
Pleasantville, NY

All Wheel Drive, Lisa Jay Lipkin & Jay Hitt, Elizabeth Kemler, Pluck & Rail, Fred Gillen Jr., Judy Kass, Susan Kane, Larry Kolker, Whispering Tree, Hudson Valley Sally, Phil Dollard, Tara Linhardt & George Crowley, Caorlyn Messina, Di Morgan, Danny Vasquez, John Kramer, Steve Scholle, Sue Broudy

Tribes Hill's annual Winter Solstice Celebration. This year we will be at Lucy's Lounge in Pleasantville. Our annual fund raiser featuring wonderful performers. Raffles add to the afternoon's enjoyment. Come celebrate the season with us!
Tickets $10 at the door.

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Tribes Hill Holiday Showcase at the People's Voice Cafe

Tribes Hill Holiday Showcase at the People039s Voice Cafe
Saturday, December 23rd
Tribes Hill Holiday Showcase @ the People's Voice Cafe
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35 Street
New York, NY

This People's Voice Café Holiday Showcase features six Tribes Hill singer-songwriters: George Gierer, Fred Gillen Jr., Karen Hudson, Susan Kane, Judy Kass, and Larry Kolker.  We will perform in the round, supporting each other.

Doors open 7:30 PM. Show time 8:00 PM.
Suggested contribution $20. Peoples' Voice Cafe subscribers $12.
Students & youth $12. More if you choose, less if you can’t.
No one turned away for lack of money.
Info: 212-787-3903

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Tribes Hill Songwriting Workshop Series

Tribes Hill Songwriting Workshop Series
Newsflash! We’ve added guest teacher Burr Johnson to our great line-up!!

Chords and Courage

Tribes Hill’s Songwriting Workshop Series

Tribes Hill is proud to announce its fourth Songwriting Workshop series for the New York metro and lower Hudson Valley areas. If you already have some song-playing skills and a curiosity to go further, or feel like you’re songwriting has hit a plateau, this series is an opportunity to:

· Build confidence to express yourself in a supportive environment
· Develop your songcraft and explore lyric voices
· Access places inside where songs come from

Here’s what participants in our previous workshop series' had to say:

"This was a wonderful series. Your hospitality, encouragement and enthusiasm was really appreciated."
"Loved it. Each instructor brought something different and complemented each others' classes. Introduced to some great songwriters. Sharing and feedback was great".
"I truly enjoyed the sessions. I felt very comfortable sharing my songs and I appreciated all the feedback. I would definitely sign up for others in the future. I absolutely loved hearing the songwriters play their songs. It gave me a better understanding of how they write their music."
"It was a positive, creative space with a good, open vibe."

The Details:

8 sessions meeting Sundays from 3 to 5:30 in Hartsdale, NY, with a concluding performance for family and friends.
Sessions will run from January 21 to March 11.


Full series: 8 sessions: $360
Series location: Hartsdale, NY.

Class size?

7 maximum full-timers, in order to give each participant attention.

Our line-up of award-winning teachers (subject to change):

KJ Denhert,

Her blend of urban folk and jazz has earned her 4 Independent Music Award nominations and has been named one of’s top female vocalists. Performing since the 1970s she has been top-billed at venues around the world.

Abbie Gardner,

Founding member of renowned Americana group Red Molly and soloist with her iconic dobro slide guitar, songwriter of tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet.

Jay Hitt,

Multi-award winning songwriter/performer from Pittsburgh. Writes of the simple joys found in everyday life with crisp, delicate acoustic melodies.

Burr Johnson,

Burr is a guitar phenom and jazz-fusion bandleader. He’s played with and wowed BB King, Bruce Springsteen and Les Paul. He’s also a great teacher. His ears are very special. He will hear things in your music that will lift you.

Judy Kass,

Her original music blends folk, jazz and blues with songs that cover the full gamut of mood and experience. Judy’s albums have topped Folk and Roots radio charts and she has been a finalist in a number of song competitions.

David Massengill,

Emigrated with his dulcimer from Tennessee to the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1976. Mentored by Dave Van Ronk. Recorded by Dave Bromberg, Joan Baez, The Roches, and many others. Songs archived by the prestigious Southern Folklife Collection.

Glen Roethel,

Founder and former primary songwriter of Gathering Time, award-winning singer-songwriter, co-writer, and session vocalist/musician - Glen writes honest, personal songs with a sharp focus on clarity and simplicity. A highly inclusive performer, Glen is also known to energize roomfuls of musicians and listeners.

Stephen Scholle,
Your host/facilitator

Over the years, in my work, I’ve guided folks toward the felt-sense of things, that river which impels our thinking thoughts. So when I started creating songs a decade ago I trusted in this process, and it’s been… fecund. This is the 4th in this Tribes Hill series and I’m proud to be associated with it.

About Tribes Hill:

We are a collaborative non-profit community of musicians and music lovers centered in the lower Hudson Valley. Since 2002 we have presented concert performances, monthly gatherings, song circles, benefits, workshops and fundraisers. Please visit us at

To register and for questions, email Steve at and write "Songwriting" in the header.

updated: 3 days ago



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  • Tribes Hill Presents - music at venues in Westchester and beyond , including benefit concerts for members in need to celebrate the gift of giving.
  • Gatherings – First Monday of the month at our members’ homes. Gatherings are open to all - members, non-members, musicians and music lovers alike! Here’s where we socialize, informally and collaboratively make music, sing, listen; meet, network and share a meal. Always fun!
  • Annual Summer Solstice Fundraiser - Tribes Hill open business meeting and Hootenanny including open mic, performances, campfire song circle, and pot luck dinner at historic Hammond House in Valhalla, NY.
  • Annual Winter Holiday Celebration - December's Gathering where we rehearse Solstice songs, collaboratively make music, sing, or just listen; meet, network and share a potluck dinner.
  • Annual Winter Solstice Fundraiser - Tribes Hill member performance in a local public venue – the highlight of our year!
  • Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) – Participate in annual fall event for performers and presenters of folk music.
  • Benefit Concerts - to celebrate the gift of giving for members in need.

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