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Events for the Rest of February 2016    Recent artists
February's Featured Visual Artist is Edward Bear Miller, Exhibiting "Feral Spaces"

CBC 3

Appearing Today
Sat Feb 6
8:00pm
$10.00

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CBC 3CBC 3 have been together for over 4 years, performing on both coasts (NY & CA). They perform original compositions crafted by Bob Shaut, saxes; and Charlie Kniceley, bass; with much collaboration from Chris Bowman, drums.

Bob Shaut is a Hudson Valley Native who was a music educator for 39 years in Poughkeepsie and Kingston. Never relenting on his ambition to play Saxophone and compose original compositions, he has been an active performer and band leader for that entire period. Now retired from teaching, he began collaborating with Charlie Kniceley, a 30 year member of Bob's flagship group Sax Life. Their partnership was originally a duet, simply bass and sax, but it soon became evident that another voice was needed. That's when they approached Chris Bowman to play drums. Charlie had worked with Chris since 2004, recording and performing with Mr Rusty, a fusion group lead by Danish guitarist Nat Russell. After Chris joined with Bob and Charlie, the new trio proved to be the right thing to do. Chris is from North Carolina and Charlie is from Ohio, so although they have lived in the Hudson Valley for many decades, the different parts of the country come together in the music.

Bob Shaut is currently playing saxophone with the CBC Trio, The Big Bang Big Band, and has recently been featured soloist with Ars Choralis as well as Professor Louis and the Cromatix. His feature group is Sax Life, a sax quartet with bass and drums, which recently released a CD comprised of Bob's compositions, "The Saxophone and the Drum". He has composed a new piece called "Valley Views and Bridges: Impressions of the Hudson Valley" for the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra. The piece is being premiered on January 16 at Shenandoah University, Virginia. Bob also performs and arranges with daughter Andrea for the Hudson Valley Recital Project, and works with son Dan in the Shaut Jazz Project at http://www.shautjazz.com

After living in southern Ohio near Cincinnati, and southern California near LA in the '60s, Charlie Kniceley migrated to the Hudson Valley to become involved in the very active music scene. Since that time he has performed/recorded with many fine entertainers including Rashid Ali, Ed Summerlin, Connie Francis, Al Martino, Ron Carter, Honi Coles, Jimmy Eppard, Brenda Buffalino and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led several of his own bands, and recorded in NYC, London, and Zurick. Deciding that he no longer wanted to travel, he now works full time with Michael Tobias at MTD, producing some of the world's finest electric basses, and performs with some the Valley's leading musicians... including the CBC Trio.

Born in North Carolina, Chris Bowman landed in New York in 1981, where he became involved in studio sessions and the downtown music scene. He co-founded Shock Exchange, worked and recorded with Jon Hassell's Fourth World Music, Paul Bley, Annette Peacock, Percy Jones, Jane Ira Bloom, Ratzo Harris, Larry Rivers, Frank Kimbrough, Dave Binney, Leo Smith, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Bern Nix, George Garzone, Badal Roy, and Bob Gullotti. In 1987 Chris founded CHBO Inc., a NYC-based acoustical design and construction firm, with over 200 audio and video rooms to its credit. In the mid '90s he was a member of the groups Crimes of Passion, Urban Survival, PUC, and Mr. Rusty. Recently, Chris opened CHBO Drums in New Paltz, and has seen a constant flow of gigs with Big Joe Fitz and the LoFi's, as well as Boston hits with the Harmolodic Posse. Chris is currently working on studio projects with CBC and Danny Louis of Gov't Mule.
 
Opening reception for Edward Bear Miller exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Edward Bear Miller's exhibit of new work entitled "Feral Spaces", displaying in the Cafe during the month of February 2016.

Edward "Bear" Miller lives and paints in the Hudson Valley. Born and raised in the District of Columbia, Bear completed high school in Millbrook, NY and got his B.A. in History from Reed College ('93). After Reed, Bear apprenticed under Pacific Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken before embarking on a twelve-year career as a social studies teacher, which included five years at a bilingual school in Quito, Ecuador. Bear was befriended and mentored by painter Robert Stark of Pennsylvania beginning in 2000. When he isn't making art or studying art, Bear likes to climb mountains, play tennis, swim, bicycle, play guitar, practice yoga, and read. This year he will complete his MFA at SUNY New Paltz. He maintains deep family roots in the Keene Valley, NY and in New Orleans, LA, showing his work in both locations and in Washington, DC regularly. Bear Miller lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Artist's Statement: "The messy entanglement of human bodies, industrial infrastructure, wild terrain, non-human critters, and domestic spaces is my constant preoccupation. It is in the feral, punctured headspace between our leaky notions of nature and culture that creative genius is awakened. My art interweaves human figures with their gritty surroundings and psychological interiors in order to play with permeations of the self and the spaces and substances inhabited and absorbed by the self. Where does one stop and the other begin? I love the fact that I can carry my easel and canvas on my back and apply my oil paints outside, loosening and occasionally losing myself in sprawling tangles of woods, factories, rivers, overpasses, and changing weather. These paintings are my lamentation and celebration of wildness enduring in a world where oil painters are the watchful companions and coy beneficiaries of industrial capitalism's rapacious, endlessly resourceful tyranny."
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Feb 7
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic CafeThe Wild Swan Band ring in the Celtic Cafe New Year with Anglo-Irish songs and tunes. Sarah Underhill on vocals; Ian Worpole on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; and Jon Garelick on bouzouki and mandolin. After joining us to much acclaim as special guests for the Winter Solstice, we're pleased to welcome Andrea McFarland on fiddle, and Jonathan Pazer on flute/bodhran.

Come on out from 4:30pm-7:00pm for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Feb 9
8:00pm
Free

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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 Kevin O'Connell, Anthony Rispo, Peter Galperin, Wayne Montecalvo, Neighbor, and Jan Ross.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

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

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on 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, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!

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Amy and Leslie Valentine's Concert

Sat Feb 13
8:00pm
$15.00

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Amy and Leslie Valentine's ConcertAmy Fradon and Leslie Ritter will be the Rosendale Cafe's Harmonic Valentine's once again. This critically acclaimed, Hudson Valley duo has been thrilling audiences with unique and stellar harmonies for years. They are joined by their amazing band, featuring Cathie Malach on keyboards, Ken McGloin on guitar, and Eric Parker on percussion. Amy and Leslie and their band make music that is a rare treat, filled with power and nuance, and brimming with heart. The show starts at 8:00pm but come early to eat the wonderful food at the Cafe, and make sure that you get a seat. If you have never heard Amy and Leslie sing together, this is a must-see concert and no better way to celebrate love!

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 three 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. Leslie 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 many others. Leslie has recorded three highly acclaimed CDs with her partner Scott Petito.

Cathie Malach is a pianist as skilled at supporting the musical aspirations of others as she is at taking the stage for her own; thriving in diverse musical genres, from improvisational music for the healing arts to rock and roll to folk. Keyboardist, composer and singer; Cathie is known for her evocative, memorable melodies; sensitive keyboard work that is at turns lush, sparse, percussive and exuberant; and compositions full of emotional dynamic and revelation - echoing influences from Elton John to Keith Jarrett. Cathie has composed and recorded several albums with poet and lyricist Kim Rosen, and collaborated with such artists as Peter Kater, Chris White, David Darling, Paul McCandless, Amy Fradon, and Leslie Ritter.

Ken McGloin got his first guitar at the age of 12 and has been a working musician since the age of 14. Heavily steeped in the blues and rock and roll, Ken's primary focus shifted towards Jazz while he was in high school, and then even more so once he entered the prestigious University of Miami music program. Ken's music education included master classes with jazz greats Dave Holland, Larry Coryell, and John Abercrombie. Ken is an accomplished and virtuosic player, able to play many styles with an authentic feel and appreciation of what makes each valid in its own way. His "hard-core alternative" band, Lunchmeat, played the main stage at the 1994 Woodstock Festival. He also writes music for TV and film and has had his music featured on MTV's "The Real World" and "Road Rules", as well as on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the ESPN Network.

Eric Parker is an internationally acclaimed drummer, producer and composer who hails from a family dynasty of accomplished drummers. He has recorded and toured with a diverse group of artists over the years including Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, James Taylor, Pete Townshend, Orleans, Madonna, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, Rick Danko, Todd Rundgren, and Loe Reed; to name only a few from his long list of credits! He composed the top forty hit "Crazy (keep on fallen)" and "Ramona" for Cornell Dupree, which was the Newport Jazz Festival TV/radio theme song 3 years running. Eric has also composed music for VH-1 and The Travel Channel along with 27 other published compositions. Eric produced many projects in New York City through the eighties, before later moving back up to Woodstock, where he continues to be an in-demand session player, bringing his versatile drum and percussion skills to a wide variety of musical projects.

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/
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Feb 18
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on 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, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!

Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 
The Lucky 5

Sat Feb 20
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lucky 5The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. They perform both original compositions, as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.

The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed, and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale... just to name a few.

The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s; grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.

"Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!" --Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines

"The Lucky 5 are foot tappin' feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser." --Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe

"An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..." --Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders

"I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!" --Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Feb 23
8:00pm
Free

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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 Mark Donato, Michael Hollis, Billy Manas, Paul K. Maloney, Mary Hood, and Rob Darnell.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Feb 25
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on 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, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!

Click on Maia's photo for more information about her work.
 
Slam Allen

Sat Feb 27
8:00pm
$15.00

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Slam AllenFor 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.

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."

Allen has received a nomination for a 2016 Blues Music Award.

"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
 


Events for March 2016
Ida Blue

Sat Mar 5
8:00pm
$15.00

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Ida BlueThis Brooklyn based soul-singing bluez diva cuts into The Delta like a needle to wax. Backed by only the very best in the business, Blue and her national steel guitar-backed crew compile a rawkus night of rowdy and soul-stirring songs.

Featuring members of Leon Redbone's band, Woody Allen's Jazz Band, and HBO's Grammy winning Boardwalk Empire Orchestra.

"Brilliant" --New York Magazine

"An outstanding young artist" --Wall Street Journal
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Mar 8
8:00pm
Free

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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 "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Adam Moskowitz, Jamie Thomas, Mike Heaphy, Joseph McNulty, and Ethan Campbell.
 
Frank Vignola, Matt Flinner and Gary MazzaroppiFrank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O'Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest... stars of the guitar".

Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Whether it's with his own Matt Flinner Trio or with Phillips, Grier and Flinner, the Frank Vignola Quartet, Darrell Scott, Steve Martin, the Ying Quartet, Tim O'Brien, Leftover Salmon or the Modern Mandolin Quartet, Flinner's style and compositional ability have established him as one of the most accomplished and musically diverse mandolinists in the world.

"There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Damingo belt out an aria... sometimes a performer's perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar." --Matt Cauthron, Intermission Magazine

"Flinner continues his reign as perhaps the most exciting and creative mandolin player on the scene today." --Jazz Times
 
Pre-Saint Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe

Sun Mar 13
4:30pm
Free

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Pre-Saint Patrick's Day Celtic Cafe
Get the jump on St. Patrick's Day and warm up your Irish with The Wild Swan Band, who'll be playing the best Irish jigs and reels, and singing all your favorite St. Pats' songs, from Galway Bay to Carrickfergus, with Danny Boy along the way. Requests considered! There's no cover, and it's always a great afternoon, with a big crowd... come on out for a green time!

The Wild Swan Band is Sarah Underhill on vocals; Ian Worpole on guitar and vocals; Jon Garelick on mandolin; Andrea McFarland on fiddle; and Jonathan Pazer on bodhran.

Come on out from 4:30pm-7:00pm for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.

 
The Yanks

Sat Mar 19
8:00pm
$10.00

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The YanksThe Yanks are Isaac Alderson on flute, uilleann pipes, tenor saxophone, and whistle; Dylan Foley on fiddle, and whistle; Dan Gurney on button accordion; and Sean Earnest and guitar and bouzouki.

Each member of The Yanks is a highly accomplished musician, with a clear reverence for the past, and a fresh approach to the future. They are highly energetic, multi-talented, and play the music with impeccable skill and a joyous spirit. If ever a band was greater than the sum of its parts... and that is a mighty sum indeed... this band is it. Listen and you will find your feet tapping and your heart soaring.

"The Yanks are the next Irish American dream team when it comes to Irish Traditional Music. Four of the most talented, accomplished, and virtuosic musicians of their generation, playing a brand of Irish Music that's both new and yet familiar at the same time." --Kevin Crawford

"... Collectively their style is punchy, raw at times, occasionally moving, and always exciting... Only a year on from their debut album, this second release from The Yanks suggests a prolific career ahead... The Yanks boast both breadth and depth on this recording... if Haymaker refers to a strong sweeping knock-out blow, it's spot-on in this case." --Alex Monaghan, Irish Music Magazine

"...an outrageously good collection of instrumental Irish music... With great playing and smart, down-to-earth arrangements, this new Yanks album is a brilliant debut that features some of the best young trad players you'll find anywhere." --Dan Neely, The Irish Echo
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Mar 22
8:00pm
Free

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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 Rick Vanden Heuvel and friends, Eric Archer, Lannie Bolde, Leo Harmonay, Matthew Kobalkin, and Mario Rincon.
 


Events for April 2016
Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew

Sat Apr 2
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jesse Lege and Bayou BrewBecause of their continued success at the Cafe, we've booked the band yet again! Although, please note this show was originally scheduled for February 13th.

Jesse Lege is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists from Southwest Louisiana. Beginning with Cajun accordion at age 16, Jesse has been playing traditional Cajun music for almost 40 years, with a variety of bands in various Louisiana dancehalls.

His ensemble includes Evie Schneider on five-string bass; Darren Wallace on fiddle, electric guitar; Jesse himself on accordion, guitar, vocals; and Erica Weiss on guitar, vocals.

Lege has garnered numerous Cajun French Music Association awards, known as the "Cajun Grammys". These include Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Band of the Year, and for "Memoires Dans Mon Coeur", he won Song of the Year. He has recorded three CDs with the Lake Charles Ramblers, the Southern Ramblers, and the album Live at the Isleton Crawdad Festival, in California with master Creole fiddler Ed Poullard. Jesse has played many Cajun events in Louisiana and elsewhere in the U.S. and world, including Festivals Acadiens, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the prestigious Chicago Folk Festival, major festivals in CA and FL, and in England and Canada.

In 1998 Jesse was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.

"Jessie sings in the traditional high pitched, emotional style reminiscent of the late Iry LeJeune... and plays the accordion with equal power and conviction..." --Arhoolie Records

"Lege's soaring voice resonates with... piercing, yet beautiful heartache... [he] possesses one of the truly great voices in contemporary Cajun music. Listeners who do not experience frissons hearing him sing... had better check their pulse." --LSUE Office of Public Relations

"His penetrating style and emotion-laden lyrics can make veteran festival producers such as this one weep backstage." --Barry Ancelet, MC of the Liberty Theatre shows, producer of Festivals Acadiens, and Professor of French at USL.
 
Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass DriftersJohnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny's long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late and great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an ever changing musical category.

"On a scale of 1 to 10, this is definitely a 10." --KCBL Radio

"Proof that traditions are still being passed from generation to generation." --Prescription Bluegrass

"A solid, gritty sound that cuts to the core!" --Bluegrass Unlimited
 
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine

Sat Apr 30
8:00pm
$15.00

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineDefying the laws of decrepitude, the rapidly aging acoustic comedy duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine will return to Rosendale Cafe to try and recapture the halcyon days of their juvenile delinquency. Joined by bassist Charlie Kniceley, who is no spring chicken himself, Mik & Gilles will bowdlerize classic literature, castigate the clowns in power, and (for their second set) provide a feature-length send-up of open mic events.

Among the big-time acts that no longer want these guys opening for them are Kinky Friedman, Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach), and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Bring a newspaper to hide behind.

"I thought they'd never leave." --Ben Ratliff, New York Times

"These guys need a frontal Deuteronomy." --The Watchtower
 


Events for May 2016
Abby Hollander Band

Fri May 20
8:00pm
$10.00

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Abby Hollander BandAbby Hollander is a singer, bass and guitar player, and award-winning songwriter originally from Woodstock, NY. In 2013 she formed her band in Brooklyn, NY; to perform her original songs in a traditional bluegrass setting.

The musicians who join her play an active role in helping Abby arrange her songs, making the band a dynamic, collaborative experience rooted equally in the time-honored sounds of bluegrass and the 21st century city they call home. The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2015.

"This one's a keeper. Keep an eye on the Abby Hollander Band." --John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
 


Events for July 2016
Otter Creek

Fri Jul 22
8:00pm
$10.00

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Otter CreekWith 10 instruments between them, and 53 strings to tune, Otter Creek (Peter & Mary Danzig) have toured from the Golden Gate Bridge to Plymouth Rock with their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes. They have drawn praise from around the country, leading one critic to describe them as "a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect."

The title track to their third album The Fiddle Preacher debuted at #10 on the Folk Charts (November 2015).

Otter Creek's classical training, combined with Peter's deep roots in the folk tradition, enable them to cross boundaries among musical genres. They have performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society in the Utah and Nevada premieres of Carol Barnett's Bluegrass Mass, and performed with the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in programs that blend classical and folk traditions. Their arrangement of "Down in the River to Pray" was featured in the 2015 Season Finale of TLC's Sister Wives.

In addition to their polished sound as a duo, Peter and Mary's daughters The Three Muses often appear on stage with them. Drawing frequent comparisons to the Peasall Sisters, their three-part harmony and infectious charm never fail to put a smile on every face in the room.

"Otter Creek combines folk music with old time, sprinkles it with a seasoning of Celtic and western roots, and produces a wonderful sound that is both unique and refreshing. Peter sings right from the heart while, at the same time, brings a magical musical talent to whatever instrument he picks up. Not only does Mary have a captivating voice, she coaxes tones from her fiddle that can only be matched by a first chair violinist in a national acclaimed symphony. Together they make a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect. These are two of the nicest people I have ever met and two of the finest musicians America has to offer." --Gene Bach, Siskiyou Bluegrass Show, KSYC 103.9FM, Yreka, California
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Nov-08-15: Opening reception for Robert Selkowitz exhibition
Nov-08-15: Celtic Cafe
Nov-10-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-12-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-14-15: Mary Gauthier
Nov-19-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Nov-20-15: Alessandra Belloni & Steve Gorn
Nov-21-15: Slam Allen
Nov-24-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-28-15: Milkweed
Nov-29-15: Mark Morganstern Reads from His New Book
Dec-01-15: Wilma Miller
Dec-03-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-04-15: Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus
Dec-06-15: Opening reception for Wilma Miller exhibition
Dec-08-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-10-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-12-15: Too Blue
Dec-17-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-19-15: Tom Pacheco
Dec-20-15: Celtic Cafe
Dec-22-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-26-15: Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express
Dec-31-15: New Year's Eve with The Bedtime Kissers
Jan-01-16: Ted Dixon
Jan-02-16: Krewe de la Rue
Jan-03-16: Opening reception for Ted Dixon exhibition
Jan-07-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-09-16: Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones
Jan-10-16: Celtic Cafe
Jan-12-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-14-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-16-16: The Stacks
Jan-21-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-22-16: Alash Ensemble
Jan-23-16: CANCELLED - DÜM Turkish Rhythm Celebration
Jan-26-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-28-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-30-16: The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band
Feb-04-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing


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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.


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