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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 November 2014    Recent artists
November's Featured Visual Artist is WSA Printmakers, Exhibiting "Work from printmakers of the Woodstock School of Art"

Fri Nov 28
8:00pm
$15.00

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Zoe Muth & the Lost High Riders
Appearing Tomorrow
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Riders"Turn it all upside down," Zoe Muth sings on the opening track of her third full-length album, World of Strangers. "See the stars when we're looking at the ground, shining all around." Muth brings us ten heartrending tales of the leaving and the left behind in her trademark style of infusing moments of despair with hope and levity. This time around she has made some changes, channeling a wider array of influences ranging from classic country ballads to early folk-rock.

First making her name in the Pacific Northwest, where she's been called "Seattle's Emmylou," and heralded as one of the best songwriters to come out of Washington State, Muth spent the last three years touring across the U.S. and Europe. Playing bars and cafes as a young pre-school teacher, she saved up her minimum wage earnings and beer bucket tips to pay for her 2009 debut album, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. That album, along with her 2011 follow up, Starlight Hotel, went on to garner praise from the international press, and landed on No Depression's "Top 50 Albums" list in their respective years.

"One of the year's best country albums, even as it steps outside the genre." --The Fader

"Muth's most mature and interesting album yet." --Seattle Times

"Muth is a natural talent." --Peter Blackstock, Austin American-Statesman
 

Sat Nov 29
8:00pm
$10 or more donation

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Dance Fundraiser for Pam and Jorge
Dance Fundraiser for Pam and JorgePam and Jorge, the founders of the Cafe's long running Salsa lessons and dances, need our help. Jorge is ill and in the hospital. They have not been able to work for at least a month.

Let's dance for them.

DJ / dance teacher extraordinaire, Maia Martinez will fill the room with music.

There will be delicious empanadas by Rosi, and Cafe tamales, for just $2.00 each (veggie and meat).

Beer and wine will be discounted at $4.00 per glass.

The cover charge for the night is $10.00 or more. This is a much needed fundraiser. We want to be as generous as possible!

If you can't come and want to mail a check, please send to:
Jorge Jarmillo
84 German St
Kingston, NY 12401
The spirit of Salsa is to celebrate life and to look after our friends. Please come and dance for Pam and Jorge!
 
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Events for December 2014
December's Featured Visual Artist is Carol Loizides, Exhibiting "Paintings"

Thu Dec 4
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Maia farewell Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Maia farewell Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThis will be Maia Martinez's last dance and class until mid-January. The night starts with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Maia leads dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, and Bachata. Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 

Sat Dec 6
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.
 

Tue Dec 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 Sheila Dee, Normanuniform, Crane & McCoy, In The Kitchen, Derek Knott, and Fred Nagel.
 

Thu Dec 11
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancing
Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancingThe Rosendale Cafe offers their continuing 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. Food will be served up to 10:00pm, after which there will only be bar service for the rest of the evening.

This is the first of two nights of Basic Bachata teaching, the second of which is on December 18th.

The instructor this evening with be Dojo Dance Company's Julia Farr, who has been dancing salsa and other forms of Latin dance for ten years. She began her studies in Chile and Mexico (the "on 1" style) and proceeded to pursue salsa intensively when she moved back to New York City. She focused on Cuban style Rueda de Casino at You Should Be Dancing in Manhattan, and then moved on to New York Style ("on 2") at Latin Fever in Brooklyn, where she performed on a student team.

Julia is a regular at the Rosendale Cafe's salsa night and is part of Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra's Dojo Dance Company.

Julia is an enthusiastic teacher with a fun-loving approach and attention to detail and expression. Her experiences living in Latin America, as well as being a certified ESL and Spanish teacher and translator, have given her a connection to Latin music and dance that she looks forward to sharing with you!
 

Sat Dec 13
8:00pm
$15.00

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Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
Miss Tess and the TalkbacksMiss Tess is a New York City based songwriter and performing musician, who tours regularly with her band, as Miss Tess and The Talkbacks. In addition to Tess' tasty licks and prowess on her 1940s archtop guitar, the current lineup includes Will Graefe on guitar, Larry Cook on upright bass, and Matt Meyer on drums. Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and early rock-n-roll; Miss Tess draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own.

"Sweet Talk is an unabashed reminder that there's nothing wrong with casting a wide net... Her versatility is a rejoinder to how we expect to put musicians into neat little boxes according to genre." --The Boston Globe

"Miss Tess' Sweet Talk is a doozy, a fantastic mix of old-time country, jazz and swing... I imagine live they're a cracking night out, and it's to the credit of both Tess and her band that they've recreated all that fun on a shiny silver disc." --Leiceister Bangs

"Where to start the hyperventilating hyperbole for Sweet Talk, I have no idea... daring and talented, a band of hybrid visionaries led by a honky-tonkin' chanteuse." --FAME

"One of America's best kept secrets... a singer with incredible talent [who] creates a stunning late night, haunted feel." (5 out of 5 stars) --Country Music People (U.K.)
 

Sun Dec 14
7:00pm
Free

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Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Holiday Irish and English Pub Songs SessionLubricate your vocal cords as we celebrate the holiday season with a rousing round of traditional Irish and English pub songs, led by Boston area singer Ben Bath and local folkie Sarah Underhill and friends. This will be a participatory event, so come prepared to sing if you are so inclined. For December we will be featuring traditional Pub Carols and a Mummer's Play, so get ready for an appearance by Father Christmas, St. George and the Dragon, and other archetypal scalawags. These activities go well with a cold beverage and the Cafe offers a fine selection of brews on tap. That's why we call them drinking songs. Come early for a meal and the singing will commence at 7:00pm. Prepare to thump mugs on the table, rhythmically.
 
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Thu Dec 18
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancing
Bachata Thursday with lessons and dancingThe Rosendale Cafe offers their continuing 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. Food will be served up to 10:00pm, after which there will only be bar service for the rest of the evening.

This is the second of two nights of Basic Bachata teaching, the first of which is on December 11th. After this, because of the holidays, there will be no Thursday dances until January 8th.

The instructor this evening with be Dojo Dance Company's Julia Farr, who has been dancing salsa and other forms of Latin dance for ten years. She began her studies in Chile and Mexico (the "on 1" style) and proceeded to pursue salsa intensively when she moved back to New York City. She focused on Cuban style Rueda de Casino at You Should Be Dancing in Manhattan, and then moved on to New York Style ("on 2") at Latin Fever in Brooklyn, where she performed on a student team.

Julia is a regular at the Rosendale Cafe's salsa night and is part of Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra's Dojo Dance Company.

Julia is an enthusiastic teacher with a fun-loving approach and attention to detail and expression. Her experiences living in Latin America, as well as being a certified ESL and Spanish teacher and translator, have given her a connection to Latin music and dance that she looks forward to sharing with you!
 

Sat Dec 20
8:00pm
$15.00

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Tom Pacheco
Tom PachecoA Peace Concert

No one can advance the cause of peace and justice through songwriting like Tom, who once again returns to the Cafe for a night of masterful folk artistry. This is the voice you need to hear in this season of dreidls and angels.

Brian Hollander will be accompanying Tom, playing Dobro.

"Whilst Mr. Springsteen draws on the inspiration of Guthrie, Seeger, etc.; Pacheco is the real thing, cut from the same cloth as those guys, with the same dust on his boots, and the same song in his heart." --Steve Morris, NetRhythms.co.uk
 

Sat Dec 27
8:00pm
$15.00

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The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio
The Duke Robillard Jazz TrioHere's a quick quiz: What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin' Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard.

Guitarist, bandleader, songwriter, singer, producer, session musician... and a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community.

The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C. Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" four years out of five (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004), making him the second most honored guitarist for that award! He was also nominated in that category in 2005, 2007. and again in 2008.

Reviews for his album "Wobble Walk'n" are as follows...

"Music that confirms Robillard's place among the great guitarists operating today." --Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com

"Duke Robillard's finest release in over a decade, and an absolute must for the collector!" --Brent Black, Critical Jazz

"One drop dead gorgeous after-hours guitar jazz outing that's not to be missed." --Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher of Midwest Record
 

Wed Dec 31
9:30pm
Cheap... only 10 bucks!

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New Year's Eve with The Bedtime Kissers
New Year's Eve with The Bedtime KissersHere is an intriguing, infectious band of well-dressed gents, concerned only about your wellbeing, and state of dance and mind. John, Dean and Chris have been playing under different names for well over a decade; including Dog on Fleas, the Fighting McKenzies, and the For Sale by Owner Orchestra. Unpredictable, adventurous, good natured and good looking, The Bedtime Kissers originals and choice covers will set you to dancing, freaking, and weeping tears of joy.

Yes it's true that B. Kissers' members have played with Taj Mahal, George Clinton and P. Funk, Jon Hendricks and countless other luminaries; but their own alchemy conjures a show which ranges from dance partay(!), to melt-in-your-arms, to vaudeville, swing, and visits to far away lands... let us soiree' together this NYE!

This year, accomplished local guitarist Ken McGloin will be "special guesting" for the later sets.

The Cafe's regular dinner menu and specials will be served until 9:30pm, when the music starts and continues until 1:00am. We'll be offering snacks throughout the late night, and we'll have a free champagne toast at midnight.

File this event under: Funky, humorous, anachronistic, dance, trombone, win/win.
 


Events for January 2015
January's Featured Visual Artist is Karen S. Schaffel, Exhibiting "Paintings"

Thu Jan 8, 2015
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Chacha Thursday with lessons and dancing
Chacha Thursday with lessons and dancingThe Rosendale Cafe offers their continuing 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. Food will be served up to 10:00pm, after which there will only be bar service for the rest of the evening.

Basic Chacha will be taught on this night.

The instructor this evening with be Dojo Dance Company's Julia Farr, who has been dancing salsa and other forms of Latin dance for ten years. She began her studies in Chile and Mexico (the "on 1" style) and proceeded to pursue salsa intensively when she moved back to New York City. She focused on Cuban style Rueda de Casino at You Should Be Dancing in Manhattan, and then moved on to New York Style ("on 2") at Latin Fever in Brooklyn, where she performed on a student team.

Julia is a regular at the Rosendale Cafe's salsa night and is part of Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra's Dojo Dance Company.

Julia is an enthusiastic teacher with a fun-loving approach and attention to detail and expression. Her experiences living in Latin America, as well as being a certified ESL and Spanish teacher and translator, have given her a connection to Latin music and dance that she looks forward to sharing with you!

Maia Martinez returns on January 15th for a resumption of regular Salsa Thursdays with lessons and dancing.
 

Sat Jan 10, 2015
8:00pm
$22.00

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Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Steve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysThe band is called Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. The guy in the middle holds a button-box that squeezes like an accordion, but shouts hallelujah like a big brass band. The fiddle cracks wise and warm, the guitar falls off the edge of the earth, and the rhythm section is purring rumble like a Coupe DeVille of shark-fin vintage. It all flows as a liquid-smooth groove, topped with three heartfelt voices harmonizing in 17th-century French from the steamy sub-tropics.

The band began over twenty five years ago with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release, Trace of Time, had garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music, another in 2004 for Bon Reve, in 2009 for Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and again in 2011 for their latest release, Grand Isle.

From the day they started, they have gone from strength to strength. Never before in Cajun music has a comparable wealth of skills been brought to the same table.

When all that heart and all that skill focus on the revelry of a hot two-step, then turn on a dime and deliver an a cappella ballad, then play something that sounds like Howlin' Wolf fell in lust with a Creole girl, you've found the most Cajun music you can find in any one spot. You've found Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

The rest of the band is Kevin Wimmer on fiddle, Sam Broussard on guitar, Kevin Dugas on drums, and Brazos Huval on bass.
 
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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The return of Salsa Thursday, with lessons and Latin dancing
The return of Salsa Thursday, with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe welcomes back Argentinean instructor Maia Martinez, and she resumes her 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. Maia 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 February 2015

Sat Feb 28, 2015
8:00pm
$10.00

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Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones
Lara Hope and the Ark-TonesLara Hope and the Ark-Tones are the Hudson Valley's premier rockabilly / rhythm 'n' blues / rock 'n' roll outfit. They are an all-star cocktail of musical talent, driven by Lara Hope's powerful and sultry vocals, Matt "The Knife" Goldpaugh's (of the Arkhams) relentless upright bass slapping, Dave Tetreault's undefeated drum stylings, the guitar heroics of Chris Heitzman, and co-starring the cheery attitudes of all of the above members. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with reworkings of rockabilly and rhythm and blues classics and standards as well as their own original musical offerings, sure to please listeners of all ages and walks of life.
 


Events for April 2015

Sat Apr 4, 2015
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.

"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
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Aug-30-14: Twelfth Night theater performance
Sep-01-14: Judith Hoyt
Sep-04-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-06-14: Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Sep-07-14: Opening reception for Judith Hoyt art exhibition
Sep-09-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Sep-11-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-13-14: Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys
Sep-18-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-20-14: The KC Three (for Tea) & More
Sep-21-14: Book reading and signing for Kevin Hurley's "Cut and Cover"
Sep-23-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Sep-25-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-27-14: Alash Ensemble
Sep-28-14: Celtic Cafe
Oct-01-14: Lora Shelley
Oct-02-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-04-14: The Lowest Pair
Oct-05-14: Opening reception for Lora Shelley art exhibition
Oct-09-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-10-14: Roy Book Binder
Oct-11-14: Meet and Greet Dance Party to Elect John Hughes to the Rosendale Town Council
Oct-12-14: Sax Life Quartet
Oct-14-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Oct-16-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-19-14: Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Oct-23-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Oct-25-14: Ubaka Hill and Rhythm Dance
Oct-28-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Oct-30-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-06-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-08-14: Slam Allen
Nov-09-14: Opening reception for the Woodstock School of Art Printmakers
Nov-11-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-13-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-14-14: Bluegrass Gospel Project
Nov-16-14: Celtic Cafe
Nov-20-14: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-22-14: Jim Kweskin and Happy Traum
Nov-25-14: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays


Click here for all past events since the middle of 2004.

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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