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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

Click here for info and policies about Cafe concerts.

Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays twice every month

Join us for our musical showcase on second and fourth Tuesdays at the Cafe. Click here for more information.
Chess Night - Every Wednesday night at the Cafe

Chess aficionados converge at the Cafe on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Chess players should bring their own boards and pieces.

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Events for the Rest of April 2015    Recent artists
April's Featured Visual Artist is Anne Coleman, Exhibiting "Spring Show and Sale of Photography"

Sat Apr 18
8:00pm
$15.00

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine
Appearing Today
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineFresh from a cross-country tour that included performances at a Navajo bas-mitzvah, a vegan rodeo, and the grand opening of a subterranean hay-bale maze, the irreverent and increasingly irrelevant acoustic comedy team of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine returns to the Rosendale Cafe for another evening of lost opportunities for the audience to be somewhere else. They'll be backed by the usual coterie of musicians who wish to remain nameless and thereby keep their good reputations.
 

Thu Apr 23
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 

Fri Apr 24
8:00pm
$10.00

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The KC Three (for Tea) & More
The KC Three (for Tea) & MoreFeaturing the impeccable Tani Tabbal on drums; the eminent and venerable Christopher Dean Sullivan on contrabass; and Harvey Kaiser on saxophones, woodwinds, and vocals.

This show had originally been scheduled for February 21st, but was rescheduled due to a snow storm.

"Harvey's playing starts with a great respect for Lester Young, but doesn't imitate him. His sound on all his instruments is more vigorous than Lester's. He is a strider, not a floater, a Pavarotti rather than a Sinatra. He is bold, clear, agile and resonant, and his sense of humor accompanies his sense of artistic design... Here he has chosen material that ranges from Armstrong to Monk, and in his imaginative renditions he always speaks in his own unique voice." --Bill Crow
 

Sat Apr 25
8:00pm
$10.00

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Red Dog Run
Red Dog RunRed Dog Run is a group of veteran musicians and old friends, who have spent a good deal of their lives exploring the depths of American roots music. Jim Miller on guitar, Richie Stearns on banjo, Rosie Newton on fiddle, and Jed Greenberg on bass. They have performed extensively, in a myriad of musical projects (e.g. Donna the Buffalo, the Horse Flies, the Duhks, etc.), at clubs, theaters, and festivals across the Americas and Europe. In this relatively recent incarnation, they hope to harness that collective inspiration and find new ways to express the angst and energy of modern life through the time-honored art of the old-time stringband.
 
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Tue Apr 28
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Ditto, Eric Squindo, Larry Kolker, Kevin O'Connell, Nick Collins, and Laura Hersh.
 

Thu Apr 30
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on most Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 


Events for May 2015
May's Featured Visual Artists are Nancy Ostrovsky and Eric John Herr, Exhibiting "Music Can Come from Nowhere"

Sat May 2
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess
Jessy Carolina & The Hot MessJessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly known as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations including The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite. In 2012, the band traveled overseas and performed in Germany, Denmark, Israel, and Romania.

"This is just the kind of hot mess you want your ears to get into. It's slaw, barbeque, and the sweet sauce of Jessy's voice... a delicious blue plate of Bessie Smith." --Cafe Guide
 

Sun May 3
4:00pm
Free

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Opening reception for Nancy Ostrovsky and Eric John Herr exhibition
Opening reception for Nancy Ostrovsky and Eric John Herr exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Nancy Ostrovsky and Eric John Herr's "Music Can Come from Nowhere" art exhibit, displaying in the Cafe during the month of May 2015.

Nancy Ostrovsky is a painter, performance Artist, with great energy and talent. She has lived and made art in Asia and Europe and on both coasts of the USA.

Eric John Herr is a professional freelance artist living in NYC.
 

Sat May 9
8:00pm
$15.00

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Slam Allen CD Release Party
Slam Allen CD Release PartyFor over 20 years, Slam Allen has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of soul and blues. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, Allen's music and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of people. Slam will be playing cuts from his new CD, Feel These Blues.

For the past eight years he has played an important role, as the lead singer and guitarist, in the legendary James Cotton Band. "It's one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton" says Allen. "He is one of the last living legends, and there's so much history there. Cotton was directly connected to Muddy Waters, who was a major factor in the blues world, as well as being one of my all time favorites. Playing with Cotton is such a great experience for me and there are things you can learn from him that you can't learn from any school. It's a great honor."

"Slam's guitar is a generous blue fountain of love. His gospel is the kind you sign up for without hesitation. All are included in the circle of his light." --Cafe Guide

Photo by J.G. Riley
 

Tue May 12
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Radeek Mckinney, Shlomo Franklin, Seth Davis, Bibi Farber, Becky Pine, and Patrice Blue Maltas.
 
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Sat May 16
8:00pm
$20.00

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Darol Anger, Emy Phelps and Friends
Darol Anger, Emy Phelps and FriendsA collaboration of two unique and deeply affecting musicians. Legendary fiddler and multi-string master Darol Anger here focuses his talents in service of the singer-songwriter's art. Emy Phelps is a standout artist in a large field: a prolific songwriter with a riveting voice, plumbing the deepest emotions. These two musicians amplify each other's special abilities to convey deep emotional resonance, and a bit of hot pickin'. They already have two CD releases and numerous international music festival performances to their credit.

Darol Anger is a fiddler, composer, producer and educator; at home within a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band. He managed to do this through his 40-year involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles, such as his Republic of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his duo with Mike Marshall, and others. He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as David Grisman, Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, Tony Rice, Tim O'Brien, the Detroit Symphony, Aoife O'Donovan, Mark O'Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers' residencies and grants. Darol has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. He is an Associate Professor at the prestigious Berklee School of music.

Emy Phelps is a remarkable vocalist/guitarist and a star in the Pacific Northwest, who put her career on hold to raise four kids, and is now back in the game. She was a founding member of Brian Ransom's Ceramic Ensemble, touring internationally from 1980-1987. As a member of the ensemble she did research on indigenous music in Peru. She obtained a degree in education, teaching at elementary and middle schools and successfully raising children, but now her public work continues as a recording artist, a member of The Furies, and as a duet with Darol Anger. In addition to her current release, "Look Up, Look Down", she is the featured vocalist on the new Furies release, and has a previous recording entitled "As It Should Be" on Sweet Mercy Records. She has participated in recordings by Patrick Brayer, Chris Darrow, Norma Tanega, Taarka, and Duke McVinnie.
 

Sun May 17
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic Cafe
Celtic CafeJoin Sarah Underhill on vocals, Ian Worpole, and Jon Garelick on strings and vocals. They'll be performing traditional and contemporary Irish, English, and American ballads and tunes. They'll also be taking requests, and encouraging the whole Cafe to join in some rousing choruses to bring on that Celtic ray.

So, come on out for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 

Sat May 23
8:00pm
$10.00

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Ameranouche
AmeranoucheThe award winning Ameranouche (pronounced uh-Mare-uh-noosh) plays a passionate style of music they call "Gypsy Flamenco Swing". They are veterans of the Newport Jazz Festival, Djangofest Northwest, Muzikfest Bethlehem, PA, and the National Press Club. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Reinhardt. The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930, or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche's Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.

Gypsy Flamenco Swing is about coming together and celebrating our shared humanity. Ameranouche is committed to connecting deeply with its audience and sharing joy and peace through its live shows and recorded albums.

"Ameranouche had the audience from the opening number then proceeded to blow the room away. From Django Reinhardt classics to musette waltzes to hot, swinging original tunes, Ameranouche earned every ounce of the standing ovation that they received at the end of the night." --Brett Hartenbach, FPFC Concert Series

"In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." --Pat Martino

"Their unique Gypsy Jazz sound, undeniable talent and cool, mellow stage presence makes them a crowd favorite at any live show" --Alyssa Jane Hale, Ourstage.com
 

Tue May 26
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Norman Uniform, Ami Madeleine, John Pray, James Hearne, Neil Levy, and Jonathan Boulay.
 

Sat May 30
8:00pm
$20.00

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Amy and Leslie
Amy and LeslieAmy Fradon and Leslie Ritter are back to the Cafe for a delightful evening of the most luscious harmonies you will ever hear. Their unique and magical blend of voices and vocal arrangements won them widespread critical acclaim and two recording contracts, as well as numerous recording sessions for artists such as Livingston Taylor, Happy and Artie Traum, and Ed Sanders and the Fugs. Amy and Leslie sing a broad span of music, from folk and country to blues and gospel, backed up by the elegant work of Cathie Malach on keyboard, Ken McGloin on guitar, and Eric Parker on percussion. If you have not yet heard Amy and Leslie, your heart will surely sing when you spend an evening with them at the Cafe, for an intimate and truly memorable performance of sensational, vocal music.

Amy Fradon is well-known for her sweet and soaring vocals and heartfelt songwriting. She has a wide range of styles, and has been compared to Joan Baez as well as Aretha Franklin. Amy has been a successful session singer and has toured extensively with various theatre and music ensembles, including Pumpboys and Dinettes, the Vananver Caravan and Face the Music. She has 3 critically acclaimed, solo, self-produced CDs; and is the creator of the Vocal Visionary Voice Work, helping people to discover confidence and freedom through the voice.

Leslie Ritter's lush tones and crystal clear melodic lines deliver songs that soar, crafted with lyrics that give a personal spin on universal themes: love and longing, that illusive balance between independence and inter-relatedness, sorrow, joy... life. Leslie grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. Her mother, a Julliard trained pianist and teacher, and her father a French horn player, nurtured her early affinity to music. By age five she was singing show tunes, Frank Sinatra ballads and Puccini arias. Since then she has performed and recorded with an ever-widening circle of artists who appreciate her unique sensibilities as a live performer and superb studio vocalist, including James and Livingston Taylor, Robbie Dupree, David Wilcox, Rory Block, Dr. John, Jules Shear, John Sebastian, John Hall, Kris Kristofferson, Artie Traum, Rick Danko, The Fugs, and others.

Cathie Malach has been playing and composing on piano for over 45 years (and yet, she's only 35 years old... a miracle). She's composed and recorded several albums with Kim Rosen, and collaborated with artists such as Peter Kater, Chris White, David Darling, Paul McCandless, and of course, Amy and Leslie. She's also composed for children's theatre, and performed improvisational music for transformational workshops throughout the country.

Ken McGloin is Senior Partner and Musical Director at Face The Music... a collaboration between great musicians and experienced organizational consultants; who use music and songwriting to help business teams work together with greater purpose, passion, and productivity. 
 He also teaches music at several different schools in the Hudson Valley of New York. Ken performs, records and produces music with some of the finest musicians in New York. He co-produced the song, "Annabel" ...a number-one hit on Sirius radio, and collaborated on the Grammy-winning album, "The Okee Dokee".

Eric Parker was born on a drum set to a father and four other brothers who also played drums. Eric's enthusiastic, creative, and utterly reliable playing made him a name worldwide playing with such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Ian Hunter, Lou Reed, and many others. Locally, he was the beloved backbeat for The Rhinestones, Marc Black, John Sebastian, John Hall, and Orleans. He enjoys hiking around, painting and drawing, and building things out of stone... when hes' not drumming.

Due to the expected high turnout for this event, and the Cafe's first-come-first-serve policy, audience members are encouraged to come as early as possible for seating.

"An acoustic duo from the Hudson Valley reunited... and played like they had never been apart a day ...Amy & Leslie's heavenly blend was always their calling card and in Albany, that was not diminished one iota. Looking casual and comfortable... it was simply captivating." --David Malachowski, on Amy and Leslie's reunion performance in Albany, from http://TimesUnion.com/

 


Events for June 2015

Sat Jun 6
8:00pm
$20.00

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Frank Vignola and Bucky Pizzarelli
Frank Vignola and Bucky PizzarelliWith just two guitars, legendary virtuosos Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola craft a seamless blend of classics from the great American songbook, providing the perfect musical compliment for wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Bucky and Frank set the mood through gorgeous melodies gently strummed and picked as only these two masters are capable.

Dinner music gets a bad rap. When you take a moment to consider evening meal soundtracks, you probably conjure up auditory images of bland sounds that quietly arrive and depart... much like the succulent scents of various dishes... yet never quite register in the old memory bank. However, just because a musical vibe happens to go well with nightfall's tastes and aromas doesn't automatically make it a bad thing. Fine wine doesn't get knocked whenever it compliments a meal. In fact, such beverages actually gain respect for how they enhance the dining experience. So why doesn't music get these same props? There could just be a double standard at play here.

Let's begin undoing this injustice with a few thoughts about Bucky Pizzarelli and Frank Vignola. These two fine acoustic jazz guitarists released their excellent Moonglow CD back in 2005, an album that goes just as well with beef as it does with fish. Moonglow is a 16-song set of jazz and pop standards, comforting on the ears and easy to digest. Nothing here requires concentrated mastication; it all flows together seamlessly in one continuous, beatific, aural stream.

Nevertheless, true jazz connoisseurs will likely pick up on the many subtle flavors. Listen closely, and you can hear how notes are carefully bent during "P.S. I Love You," or just let yourself bask in how "I'm Confessin'" and "Deep Purple" swing easily without ever jerking the listener. "Whispering" features some relatively aggressive rhythmic strumming, but this is only done in order to keep the tempo clicking along. "Moonglow" opens with an amazing string-of-notes solo, but this moment of flash is a rarity; there is very little showing off going on around here.

"An extraordinary event... two giants meet for an evening of great American music." --Cafe Guide
 
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Tue Jun 9
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Patrick Smith, Tara Somerville, Justin Tracy, The Devil in Sequins, Carole White, and Luke Liddy.
 

Sat Jun 13
8:00pm
$10.00

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Abby Hollander Band
Abby Hollander BandThis bluegrass trio plays beautifully crafted and arranged songs... many of them being Abby's originals, along with some standards, and even one of her brother's. The songs are delivered with intricate three part harmonies, and the stellar musicianship of Ellery Marshall on the banjo and Jeff Picker on the bass.

You might Abby Hollander playing last year at the Cafe with another of her bands, The Boot Heel Drag. She's a singer, songwriter, and guitar player originally from Woodstock, NY. Coming from a family of musicians, she was raised on an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and jazz... which were played on the stereo a little and the back porch a lot. In her travels so far she's studied voice, violin, and theatre; absorbed some swing and blues from a stint in Austin; taught English to little kids in Spain; taught Spanish to little kids in Brooklyn; and moved a piano across the country twice to finally settle in New York and make music.
 

Sat Jun 27
8:00pm
$10.00

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Tani Tabbal Trio
Tani Tabbal TrioTani Tabbal began playing drums professionally as a teen, performing with Oscar Brown Jr., Phil Cohran, and 
Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Tabbal has recorded, performed and toured with a wide range of musicians, including Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, James Carter, Karl Berger, Dewey Redman, David "Fathead" Newman, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Douglas Ewart, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Richard Davis, Leroy Jenkins, Milt Jackson, and Jackie McLean.

Tani Tabbal is known as a dynamic, lyrical and energetic drummer. As a recording artist, he is on over 70 CDs and has released three CDs as a bandleader: Before Time After, Wizards, and Mixed Motion (set to release April 2015).

Tani brings to Rosendale Cafe his trio, with the talented Adam Siegel on alto saxophone, and the seasoned and expressive bassist, Michael Bisio. A night of beautiful, and very exciting music is certain.
 


Events for August 2015

Fri Aug 7
8:00pm
$15.00

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James Reams & The Barnstormers
James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams formed The Barnstormers in 1993. Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. James is known as an "ambassador of Bluegrass" for his dedication to, and deep involvement in, the thriving bluegrass and Americana music community. To date, he has released eight CDs including a special DVD documentary of the band. His original songs (alone and co-written with Tina Aridas) are important additions to the bluegrass repertoire, keeping this tradition alive with contemporary issues and new sounds. His guitar playing was highlighted in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's "Masters of Rhythm Guitar" column. James is also the organizer of the Park Slope Bluegrass Oldtime Music Jamboree, an annual music festival he started in 1998, that attracts musicians and fans of traditional music to its workshops, jamming, and concerts... the only event of its kind in or around New York City.

Mark Farrell, like James, is no stranger to bluegrass and old-time country music, having played and recorded for many years with a number of bluegrass and old-time string bands, including Major Contay & The Canebrake Rattlers. He also contributes his great arranging talent to many of the band's recordings. His great hoedown fiddling and edgy mandolin playing (as well as his sometimes unpredictable humor) earns him friends wherever he goes.

Doug Nicolaisen has been playing banjo with bluegrass bands in the NY tri-state area for over 17 years. His music incorporates many of the best elements of all the major banjo players, yet his style reflects an individuality of its own, and adds to the hard-driving energy of the band.

Nick Sullivan has been playing bass since he was a tot. Back in the northern woods of Wisconsin, he started playing 1950s rock and roll when he was 12, and has covered lots of musical terrain since that time, from ragtime jazz and West African traditional music, to early country music and bluegrass. He adds rock-solid bass and great singing to the Barnstormers' sound.
 


Events for September 2015

Sat Sep 5
8:00pm
$15.00

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Foghorn Stringband
Foghorn StringbandCredited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in the Northwest, Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American Stringband music. Seven albums, thousand of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts, it's no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they've never let the music grow cold; instead they've been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members Stephen "Sammy" Lind and Caleb Klauder, along with powerhouse vocalists Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry. They all bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them a festival favorite from coast to coast and around the globe.

This event was originally scheduled for April 4, 2015.

"Talk about a band that deserves more due. The Foghorn Stringband has quietly become one of the country's longest-tenured underground stringbands, releasing now 7 albums, playing thousands of shows..." --Saving Country Music

"[Foghorn Stringband]... is among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe, a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history." --Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury

"The Foghorn Stringband play old-time American string-band music - and they play it with all the passion, warmth, bite and fire of an illicit spirit. And I'm here to tell you that their latest album 'Outshine the Sun' is as close as you'll get to treading the boards of genuine, smooth-distilled, double-rectified American roots music." --Tom Franks, Folk Words
 

Sat Sep 12
8:00pm
$15.00

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Roy Book Binder
Roy Book BinderThe rambling country blues legend returns to the Hudson Valley for a night of frightfully good music and humor.

This stirring folk/blues guitarist and vocalist has been playing country blues since the mid-'60s, when he began recording for Blue Goose. Greatly influenced by Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson, Book Binder played in East Coast coffeehouses in the early '60s, then began accompanying Rev. Davis on tours in the mid-'60s. He also played with Larry Johnson, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, and Homesick James. Besides constant concerts and tours, Book Binder's made additional recordings for Blue Goose, as well as Adelphi and Rounder.

Book Binder began playing blues guitar while he was enlisted in the navy. Following his discharge from the military, he enrolled in Rhode Island Junior College. After a brief spell there, he attended New York's New School for Social Research. Book Binder quit school in 1967, after he met the Rev. Gary Davis. Roy became Davis' chauffeur, during which he took extensive lessons from the blind guitarist. Book Binder started his recording career slowly, cutting some singles for Kicking Mule and Blue Goose in 1968. In 1969, he toured England with Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Homesick James. The following year, he released his first album, Travelin' Man on Adelphi. After the release of Travelin' Man, he began touring America extensively.

Book Binder began playing with fiddler Fats Kaplin in 1973, recording Git Fiddle Shuffle the same year. Roy and Fats were a duo for three years, playing numerous concerts and recording a second album, Ragtime Millionaire in 1976. Following the release of Ragtime Millionaire, the duo stopped performing together and Book Binder bought a motor home, which became his permanent residence. Live performances became his primary concern after the release of Goin' Back to Tampa in 1979. For nearly ten years, he toured the country in the motor home, driving himself from club to club, hitting numerous coffeehouses and festivals along the way.

Book Binder returned to recording in 1988, releasing Bookaroo! on Rounder Records. During the '90s, he recorded regularly... releasing an album every two to four years... in addition to his constant touring.

"Roy's one of the Great Ones, unearthly pickin', story tellin' wit... he's an ambassador of the tradition and a legend himself." --Cafe Guide
 
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Recent Events at the Cafe

Jan-22-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-24-15: The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band
Jan-27-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-29-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-31-15: Roosevelt Dime
Feb-01-15: Jorge Jaramillo
Feb-05-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-06-15: Jen Metzger's 50th birthday dance bash to benefit Citizens for Local Power
Feb-07-15: Krewe de la Rue
Feb-08-15: Opening art reception and remembrance of the late Jorge Jaramillo
Feb-08-15: Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Feb-10-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-12-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-14-15: CANCELLED - Town Mountain
Feb-19-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-21-15: CANCELLED: The KC Three (for Tea) & More
Feb-24-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-26-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Feb-28-15: Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones
Mar-01-15: James Martin
Mar-05-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-06-15: Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Mar-07-15: Tarantata
Mar-08-15: Opening reception for James Martin art exhibition
Mar-10-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Mar-12-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-14-15: The Levin Brothers
Mar-15-15: St Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe with The Wild Swan Band
Mar-19-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-21-15: Big Boss Sausage
Mar-24-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Mar-26-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Mar-28-15: Raquy
Apr-02-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-04-15: Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Apr-09-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-11-15: Miss Ida Blue
Apr-12-15: Opening reception for Anne Coleman Photography exhibition
Apr-12-15: Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Apr-14-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Apr-16-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Apr-17-15: Martin & Eliza Carthy



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Concert Information

Due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe,
we have found the following policies to be neccessary:

  • No reservations will be accepted.
  • There are no advanced ticket sales.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
    We regret that we cannot hold seats for mem-
    bers of a party who have not yet arrived.
  • Dinner is served during the performances.
  • We require a $5 per person dinner minimum.
  • Avoid using portable electronic devices during a
    show, such as laptops, cell phones, and PDAs.
  • The cafe is a smoke-free environment. Please do not
    smoke within 20 feet of a door or opened window.


 
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434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)