Beczak Environmental Center
35 Alexander Street
$10 at door includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence … bring your own mug!!!
Playing literate tunes with heart and muscle, guitar and mandolin, Matt Turk’s a veteran performer/eternal idealist who has engaged audiences around the world, both as rocking bandleader and acoustic folk troubadour. Matt’s new recording American Preservation released in 2010, hit Number 20 on the national folk radio charts and was called an “American Masterpiece!” by Catherine Michaels of Night Rhythms on 100.7 WHUD
“Belting blues, softly breaking your heart with a range that is worthy of Aaron Neville, Turk can, and does, it all.” - Ben Robinson
“the rootsy rendition of “America the Beautiful” arguably could be considered the definitive acoustic version.” - Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville
For several years (2000-2004) Turk coordinated and hosted the Circle of Song tent at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, an event inaugurated by Pete Seeger in the 1960s that’s held each June on the banks of the Hudson River. Matt Turk serves as resident musician at Congregation B’nai Jeshrun in New York City, and runs the music element of Story Arts at Coachmen Family Center, an arts project for Westchester County homeless children through a grant from the ArtsWestchester, the Frog Rock Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A concert December 10, 2009 brought Matt together once more with Seeger, as well as with the kids of the Coachmen Family Center, and others. Matt has recently been showcasing his creativity with fellow Hudson Valley singer-songwriter Fred Gillen, Jr. He currently serves as the President of the Hudson Valley music collective Tribes Hill.
“Breiding is a fantastic songwriter, and an even more gifted performer. His lyrics are honest and empathic, and the instrumentation is outstanding.” About.com
“I suspect some of these songs will slip into the repertoire of others and make their way into the tradition.In an age of too many love songs, it’s a joy to hear a talented artist focus on an aspect of America often neglected.” Sing Out Magazine
“It is the strength of the songwriting that makes the biggest impression…. Breiding’s composition “The House We Called Home” is likely to become a new folk standard.” Dirty Linen Magazine
“Close your eyes and it’s easy to imagine being in the hills of West Virginia, sitting around a campfire, hearing these songs being spun from the heart.” Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Tom Breiding is a singer/songwriter who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he is very active in the local folk community. His most recent CD, The Unbroken Circle, features original songs about the stories of miners, their families and the human costs of mining coal.
All shows open with a Tribes Hill song share, bringing together our family of performers for a spontaneous musical exploration of the human experience through song. Urban H2O presents these rising Hudson Valley artists in an intimate and informal setting.
“Tribes Hill is a vibrant part of the folk tradition.” –John Platt, host of WFUV’s “Sunday Breakfast” show
Includes FREE beer from our sponsor—Hudson Valley’s award-winning Captain Lawrence Brewing Company—bring your own mug! We also have hot stromboli and fresh baked sweets available for purchase. Get’m while they last!
URBAN H20 is a collaborative creative venture between Tribes Hill and the Beczak Environmental Education Center. We are a new performance venue presenting the Hudson Valley's finest regional artists. Shows are the third Saturday of every month.
Steps from Yonkers Amtrak and Metro-North station. Urban H20 is located at Beczak Environmental Education Center, along the west side of the Hudson River at 35 Alexander St., Yonkers NY 10701. Ample free parking.
Tribes Hill Annual Meeting is Sunday June 12th, save the date!!!