April 12, 13, 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8:15
Drawing on field hollers, gospel music, folk songs, pop melodies and bluegrass harmonies, Bobtown reinvents American choral music for the 21st century to create a unique and compelling blend of voices and instruments that move gracefully between elegy and celebration.
The first thing people notice about Bobtown is the harmonies. Then the songwriting. And finally, the body count. With tales of ghosts, outlaws and working-class struggles woven into a potpourri of musical styles, Bobtown is applauded for their unconventional approach to folk and Americana music. bobtownmusic.com
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Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:15
MILES To DAYTON
| Come and meet the family you never knew you had.
Miles to Dayton's music happens at a personal level, their message of love
blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible
invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever
songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section
that stirs up the creative stew.
At the heart of their unique marriage of styles lies a real-life marriage: vocalist Krista Preddice shares the microphone with husband Jonathan Preddice, who, in addition to being the principal songwriter for the group, also shines on guitar, cello, accordion, and trumpet. Bassist Dave March (Krista's brother) and violinist Leanne Strom (Jon's sister) add depth to the vocal harmonies, with Dave's low, soulful bass and Leanne's soaring classical virtuosity providing the sonic bookends for the M2D sound. Drummer Brian Kroll, the newest member of the group, propels the music forward with an exciting and funky edge.
Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival. They've been the featured artist at the Acoustic Long Island Podcast and Summer Concert, and have performed in venues from NYC (Canal Room, Arlene's Grocery) to Montauk (The Stephen Talkhouse). www.milestodayton.net
Equally at home in the acoustic or full band setup, m2d has shared the stage with the likes of The Subdudes, Leslie West, Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Paxton, Jen Chapin, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Richie Havens, to name a few.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00
David Pleasant Trio presents Drumfolk!
interactive concert featuring the pre-spiritual, pre- blues, pre- jazz of
Gullah Geechee inspired culture (the sound and movement of early coastal GA and
S.C.) It is an afternoon of hands-on " Riddim"* where the audience
David Pleasant is a multi-faceted percussion virtuoso, rhythm effects vocalist, avant-garde performance artist, Storyteller and lecturer who specializes in African-American traditions.
Born in Savannah, GA and raised in McIntosh County, Pleasant grew up immersed in the rich Gullah/Geechee (Georgia and South Carolina Sea Island) culture, which thrives in that area. The Gullah culture, particularly juba, hand jive, pattin', `rhappin'' and shout has played a major role in the development of David Pleasant's RiddimAthon!®, a performance and teaching method developed from a synthesis of African, Caribbean and African American musical traditions. Using assorted drums, cymbals, tambourines and marimbas, as well as the body percussion rhythms of shout, juba, and jive, RiddimAthon!® aims to get everyone singing, dancing and clapping.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:30
Pamela Lewis, John Hurley & Friends
Pamela Lewis possesses a deep passion for performing and a love of music that
traces back to her earliest memories.
aka Long Island NSAI songwriters, Pete Colombo and
Steve Farella have been writing together and pitching their songs in
Nashville since 1999.
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