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Saturday January 3, 2015

James Gordon

in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

One of Canada's most prolific songwriters, Gordon is well known for his songs about social justice, heritage and environmental issues. His classic "Frobisher Bay", recorded and performed by hundreds of acts world-wide, was an audition piece for "Canadian Idol". He has released over 30 albums as a solo artist or with the legendary folk trio "Tamarack". Between tours, James is a record producer, playwright, community activist and theatre director. More info...

Sunday February 8, 2015 at 2 pm

Aztec Two-Step

with a special “Classic Duos Show”
in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

Aztec Two-Step burst upon the scene with their 1972 self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together. That first album and their subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the '70s and beyond. In this special performance, they will honor the pure poetry of Simon & Garfunkel, as well as the seminal songs and harmonies of the remarkable Everly Brothers. And as the other “classic duo,” they’ll perform their own Aztec Two-Step fan favorites as well. More info...

Friday March 6, 2015

Annalivia

in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

New acoustic music played by this “roots and branches” string band trio will have folk and string-band enthusiasts alike being drawn in by the expert vocals and songwriting, excellent musicianship, and an innovative approach drawing on tradition as well as today’s sounds. The well-seasoned members of Annalivia--Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Lissa Schneckenburger--are all masterful players with long histories in traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian music. More info...

Saturday April 11, 2015

Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen

in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

Since their 1981 Greenwich Village coffeehouse encounter this duo has built a folk reputation throughout the U.S.A. and Canada, even appearing on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion show. With 2 albums together on the Flying Fish label, they each have other recordings and musical adventures. Frets magazine says Rogers’ voice is "clear as the queen's diamonds", and the Washington Post brands her instrumental work "sterling". Bursen is known for his warm baritone voice, devilish sense of humor, red-hot banjo wizardry and inventive guitar arrangements. Chicago Magazine said of him, "stunning guitar arrangements...easily one of the finest banjo players ever heard."More info...

Friday May 1, 2015

George Wilson & Peter Davis

in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

A talented, multi-instrumentalist and singer, George Wilson's repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a northern fiddler, he plays over 500 tunes from New England, Quebec, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Shetland. His dynamic fiddling, strongly influenced by Cape Breton and French Canadian (with foot percussion) styles, has been popular with contra dancers and concert-goers since the late 1970s. Peter Davis (from Annie & the Hedonists) provides a variety of accompaniments on guitar, banjo, clarinet and keyboards (but not all at once) as well as some old jazzy, bluesy songs. More info...

Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2015

Old Time Fiddlers’ Gathering

Lakewood Vineyards in the Jamming Tents
4024 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY

 

June through September, 2015

Time for summer folk festivals...


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