Concerts are Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets $15 in advance (and for members) or $18 at the door.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Jimmy Gaudreau is a former member of the legendary Country Gentlemen who has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Emmylou Harris and the Tony Rice Unit. Moondi Klein is a classically trained musician who at a young age performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus.
After they crossed paths at a picking party, they joined forces with Seldom Scene members Mike Auldridge and T. Michael Coleman to form the group Chesapeake, which produced three highly acclaimed recording projects on the Sugar Hill label.
A few years after the disbanding of Chesapeake, Jimmy and Moondi reunited as a duo that blends their bluegrass backgrounds, tight harmonies, hot instrumental arrangements and heart-felt lyrics into a next-level acoustic sound. Their first CD as a duo, 2:10 Train, included a North American tour with Emmylou Harris. Their second CD, Home from the Mills, has just been released.
“Mandolinist/vocalist Jimmy Gaudreau and guitarist/vocalist Moondi Klein are masters, and their talents have yielded the lyrical and engaging new album Home From the Mills.”
- Bluegrass Unlimited
“Music from the dynamic duo of Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein is simply pure pleasure to listen to.”
- Bluegrass Music Review
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield;
Roy Schneider, from Fort Myers, Florida, is a joyful player of most things stringed; Blues Matters! magazine describes his music as "A beguiling and tasty stew of blues, country, folk, and Americana." Schneider has twice been a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition. "Walls that Talk," Roy's September 2012 CD release, debuted at #3 on the American Folk DJ charts. He tours with his wife and musical partner, Kim Mayfield.
Says Maverick Magazine: "While the world is littered with people toting acoustic guitars and second-hand Hallmark card verses masquerading as insights, Schneider is a cut above the hordes. ... Sometimes he sounds like he's auditioning for Little Feat (he'd get in, too), sometimes he's light and jazzy and sometimes he's a proper acoustic rocker. All the time he's interesting, with the changes of pace keeping the listener on their toes, not least in wondering how he manages to be good at it all."
Jesse Terry is an award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. He has toured relentlessly in support of his two full-length albums, and his music has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and James Taylor.
Jesse's second album, Empty Seat On A Plane, was released in July 2012 and was immediately featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “Discover This” pages. Songs off the record have been featured on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and PBS’s “Roadtrip Nation.”
Jesse has won Grand Prize in several international songwriting competitions, including the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the CMT/NSAI Songwriting Competition, the Ourstage.com 2012 Finals and the We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter awards. The “New Music Seminar” selected him as one of the Top 100 Unsigned “Artists on the Verge.”
“A heavy dose of ramblin’ Americana, complete with believable folk delivery and splattered with old-timey charm, Roy Schneider’s music is rooted in way that ties him to the outlaw singers of the past — the part where there is no latching onto someone else’s bootstraps, just playing what you believe.”
- Scott Recker, eCurrent.com
“If he continues to make albums like this, Jesse Terry should find himself ensconced in the forefront of Americana, where themes realistic and romantic hold sway. The equal weight given to his acoustic guitar and electric exemplify that approach, and shore up a strong debut.”
- Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar Magazine
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
YaYas, Gathering Time
and Honor Finnegan
The concert features leading vote-getters from the 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's Emerging Artists showcase:
The YaYas, two-time Kerrville New Folk finalists, are an engaging and uplifting nationally touring trio hailing from New York's Hudson Valley region. Are they folk? Yes. Pop? Perhaps. But undeniably, they are personal. They report on life observed, with great insight, not just centering on relationships but ranging widely — reminiscent of literary songwriters like Richard Shindell, Dar Williams and Josh Ritter. Through subtle yet skillful arrangements, the powerful and expressive voice of Catherine Miles, Jay Mafale’s percussive guitar, and Paul Silverman’s melodic piano blend to create their distinctive sound.
Gathering Time, voted “Top Folk Band” in the 2011 Long Island Press readers' poll, is one part Peter, Paul & Mary, a bigger part Crosby, Stills & Nash, and various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Poco and America, infused with a bit of Fairport Convention. In short, Gathering Time— Stuart Marcus, Hillary Foxsong Stoforos and Gerry McKeveny— is a head-turning folk-rock harmony trio.
Honor Finnegan, based in New York City, has been making a splash in the folk community with her original songs and ukulele playing. At age 11, she was cast in the 1st National Tour of “Annie.” In the 1990s, Honor moved to Ireland, where she sang jazz, blues, big band and traditional Irish folk music. More recently, she has been a finalist in the CT Folk Festival Songwriting Competition and an official showcase artist at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.
“Draped in expressive vocals and solid accompaniment on guitar and keys, The YaYas brought a gift to those in attendance... a gift of well and cleverly crafted music, coupled with a candidness and approachability on stage that just drew the audience into their performance. A style of their own, I couldn't tell where their originals ended and covers began, as they took ownership of every song.”
- Jeff Main, Groovin' In New Fairfield (CT)
“One thing is certain: those who see and hear her encounter a powerful voice combined with a refreshing, offbeat sense of humor...Combined with her prodigious vocal instrument, her recorded and live repertoire packs a unique one-two punch.”
- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live