OLD TIME HOEDOWN AT APPLEUMPKIN

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This is the 30th year for AppleUmpkin!  Early festivals were small and engaging, anticipated and attended by local residents. Houses were decorated in honor of a plentiful harvest, music and dancing filled the otherwise quiet streets, and people of all ages came together for a grand celebration of the harvest – apples and pumpkins – AppleUmpkin!  The festival has evolved – come see for yourself.  We invite you to revel in the final golden days of summer along gas-lit streets lined with hundreds of craft vendors, strolling entertainers and the mouth-watering aromas of delectable festival treats!

Sunday, September 25, 2016
1:30pm-2:30pm
Village Hall Lawn Stage
Wyoming, NY 14591
http://www.appleumpkin.com/

Old Skedaddalinks at the Brockport Arts Festival

Hi friends!

We hope you are able to beat the heat this summer – it’s a hot one!  What are we up to – something like 21 days with temps 90 degrees or higher?!  Well, we will be playing some “cool” music this Sunday (August 14th) with our friend and amazing musician, Dave Frenzel (as Old Skedaddalinks).  We’ve got a set at the Brockport Arts Festival Sunday afternoon, and we are trying on some new music.  We’ve found ourselves straying into a little bit of Western Swing doing some Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan songs (Kathy is providing the Bob Wills falsetto – we’ll see how that goes…), and a Django Reinhardt song, among other new-to-us selections.  FUN stuff!  Hope you can make it!

Sunday, August 14, 2016
(with Dave Frenzel, as “Old Skedaddalinks”)
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
The Brockport Arts Festival is FREE. Patrons will enjoy 100+ artisan quality vendors selling their creations, along with many sponsor vendors and non-profit exhibitors, plus live entertainment (that would be us!), a Wine Garden under the big tent, a Vintage Car Cruise-In, Farmer’s Market and loads of great food! The lawn of the historic Morgan Manning house will feature great family entertainment, and elsewhere at the festival you’ll find face painting, demonstrations, street dancers and other activities.

ROOTS NIGHT AT THE BEALE – Kubick’s Rubes

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Through luck and circumstance we have one more Roots Night at The Beale for you, and then we will be searching for a new venue.  Please come and help us celebrate the conclusion of our Beale location by coming to hear Kubick’s Rubes!

Kubick’s Rubes mines the old-time and bluegrass styles, with a little country and swing thrown in for good measure. The Rubes love a great song, close harmonies, and the simple pleasures of picking together. Although the Rubes are a new band, the members are no strangers to the local music scene.

Performing mainly on fiddle, and singing harmony, Betsy Kubick plays bluegrass, old time, Cajun, and other roots-type music. She is currently a member of the “Pickle Sisters” and always wanted to name a band “Kubick’s Rubes.”

Betsy and guitarist, Mark Manzoni, have been singing and playing together for years. A guitar junky since childhood, Mark unplugged after hearing Doc Watson and David Bromberg play flat-pick style in the 70s. Mark plays many different types of music, but spends most of his time picking traditional and bluegrass styles.

Cap Cooke is their banjo picker, now living in Ovid, NY. Apart from the Rubes, he is one half of the duo “Cap and Cady” and plays banjo for “Chad Darou and Stealing Time.”

Joining them on bass is Jordan Kleiman, who has played jazz and roots music in Philadelphia and Rochester since the 1980s.  Aside from the Rubes, he plays bass with Rochester-based bluegrass band “The Crooked North,” backs up the “Pickle Sisters,” and enjoys taking an occasional old-time gig with the “Wild Root String Band,” the “Rough Alley Rounders,” and others.

Old Time Hoedown will start the night off at 7:30 and then clear the stage around 8:15 for Kubick’s Rubes, who will excite you with their strings and vocals from 8:30-9:30.  Then for the final hour we’ll invite all you instrument-totin’ folks to join us for a rousing old-time jam, which will wrap up around 10:30.

Please join us for our last night at The Beale on Thursday, May 12th!  Check it out, grab a bite to eat, quench your thirst with a cool and refreshing libation, and allow yourself to be thrilled with some great music!

Hope to see you:

Roots Night at The Beale
With Special Guests – Kubick’s Rubes
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:30pm-10:30pm
The Beale
698 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
http://www.thebealegrille.com/

ROOTS NIGHT AT THE BEALE – THE BROTHERS BLUE

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You must come out this coming Thursday and hear The Brothers Blue!  I first heard them as they were warming up for the “New Voices Emerging Artists Showcase” at the Turtle Hill Festival in September.  They deservedly won that showcase and were the opening act for the grand finale concert!  These guys are talented big time!

The Brothers Blue are one leaf on a branch of an ever‐growing string band music tree in upstate New York.  They strive to achieve a sound that represents the fascinating landscape and history of their homeland.  Ben Haravitch, Matt Sperber, Each of their abilities to play different instruments makes their performances especially entertaining.  They perform original and American folk traditionals throughout the Buffalo, Rochester, and Finger Lakes region.

We (Old Time Hoedown) will start the night off at 7:30 and then clear the stage around 8:20 for “The Brothers Blue,” who will entertain us for an hour with their clever originals and traditional songs and tunes!  Around 9:30 or so, we’ll invite you instrument totin’ folks in the audience to join us for a rousing jam, which will wrap up around 10:30.

So come on down Thursday, Dec. 10th and grab a bite to eat, a refreshing libation, and get set to enjoy some great music!

Hope to see you:

Thursday, Dec. 10th
The Beale
689 South Avenue
Rochester, NY
http://www.thebealegrille.com/
http://www.thebrothersblue.com/home

Roots Night at The Beale – Millers’ Wheel

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We are excited to let all y’all know that this week “Roots Night” at The Beale we’ll be featuring the genre-defying band, “Millers’ Wheel” (Lincoln Cromwell, Kit Fallon, Nora Starr, Jim Uticone and Jess Youngquest).

We will start the night off at 7:30 and then clear the stage around 8:20 for “Millers’ Wheel,” who will entertain us for an hour of their Celtic, Americana and Bluegrass music!  Around 9:30 or so, we’ll invite you instrument totin’ folks in the audience to join us for a rousing jam, which will wrap up around 10:30.

So come on down Thursday, Nov. 12th and check it out, grab a bite to eat, a refreshing libation, and tap your toes to some great music!

Hope to see you:

Thursday, Nov. 12th
The Beale
689 South Avenue
Rochester, NY
http://www.thebealegrille.com/

Roots Night at The Beale – JAVA

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We are excited to be presenting JAVA this coming Thursday at Roots Night!

JAVA is:
Jeff Chiasson – mandolin and harmonica
Alex Shukoff – guitar and dobro
Vern Lindberg – guitar
Steve Keenan – upright bass

Jeff, Alex and Vern swap lead vocals, and all four contribute to harmony.   Their music is wide ranging – blues, folk, American standards, country,  rock and roll, Irish, and some originals.  Artists influencing them include Porter Grainger, Bob Dylan, Rogers and Hart, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Percy French and many others.  Among recent venues, JAVA has appeared at Highland Bowl, Barry’s Old School Irish, and Deer Run Winery.  They are finishing work on their second CD, Second Chances.

Old Time Hoedown will start the night off at 7:30 and then clear the stage around 8:15 for JAVA, who entertain you from about 8:30-9:30.  Then for the final hour we’ll invite all you instrument-totin’ folks to join us for a rousing old-time jam, which will wrap up around 10:30.

Hope to see you at:

Roots Night at The Beale
With Special Guests – JAVA
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:30pm-10:30pm
The Beale
698 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
http://www.thebealegrille.com/

ROOTS NIGHT AT THE BEALE – The Cottage Pickers

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This Thursday we are pleased to present The Cottage Pickers, an eclectic group of seasoned musicians that deliver fresh and exciting acoustic music!  We had the pleasure of sharing the day with them at the Weathertop Farms Hops Fest in July.  Now we get to share the stage at The Beale as well!  The Cottage Pickers, firmly grounded in Americana music styles such as bluegrass, Cajun, blues, folk, and country, also expand their musical possibilities by incorporating Irish, Polish, original material and other styles to create unique musical experiences for their fans.

Old Time Hoedown will start the night off at 7:30pm and then clear the stage around 8:20pm.  The Cottage Pickers are up next, entertaining you from 8:30pm-9:30pm.  After that we’ll invite all you instrument-totin’ folks to join us for a rousing old-time jam, which will wrap up around 10:30pm.

Roots Night at The Beale
With Special Guests – The Cottage Pickers
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015
7:30pm-10:30pm
The Beale
698 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
http://www.thebealegrille.com/

Mark Martin – Bass, vocals
Mark is sonically diverse musician with twenty years of experience playing bass in a variety rock, punk, folk and other bands. His joy for life is easily felt when hearing him sing.

Brian Sheldon – Guitar, vocals
Brian is a methodical guitar player whose precise and exacting flat picking and superb fingerpicking skills were forged in the mountains of East Tennessee under the tutelage of guitar legend Steve Kaufman.

Howard “Howie” Lester – Fiddle, vocals
Howie’s fiddle playing is authoritative and reflects his 30+ years of playing as a professional,  while his singing immediately draws the attention of all around him.  His performing style is engaging and entertaining.

Brian Tomaszewski, Banjo, vocals
Brian loves to drive fast – drive his banjo fast that is! Schooled deeply in the Scruggs bluegrass banjo style, Brian is a diverse musician that draws inspiration for his music and song writing from his many world travels and life experiences.

ROOTS NIGHT AT THE BEALE – LAURENCE SUGARMAN

02PR ColorAfter years in musical seclusion, we have coerced Laurence Sugarman to haul his banjos to The Beale.  He calls his self-styled rhythmic/melodic clawhammer banjoing “new traditional music.”  Sing Out magazine praised his “rhythmic swagger.”  Some have called him a “banjo wizard,” but then he has been called lots of names.  Come listen, sit back, tap your feet and smile!

Old Time Hoedown will start the night off at 7:30pm and then clear the stage around 8:20pm.  Laurence Sugarman and his banjos are up next, entertaining you from 8:30pm-9:30pm.  After that we’ll invite all you instrument-totin’ folks to join us for a rousing old-time jam, which will wrap up around 10:30pm.

Roots Night at The Beale
With Special Guest – Laurence Sugarman
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
7:30pm-10:30pm
The Beale
698 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
http://www.thebealegrille.com/

Laurence would like to make it known that any donations to the tip jar August 13th will be donated to AutismUp.

For a preview of Laurence’s banjo playing, this link will allow you to hear and watch a pretty little dog . . . PrettyLittleDog

HOP FARM TOUR & TASTING

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Farm Tour FlyerCome spend an afternoon celebrating the revival of hops farming in New York State!  Enjoy a sampling of local craft beer and spirits, food, and live music among the towering hops bines.  Pints and growlers will be available!  Farmers will be giving tours and discussing all aspects of hops farming.  Be sure to also visit neighboring Schmidt Hops Farm who will be hosting farm tours and tastings as well.

FREE and open to the public.  Rain or shine, although we definitely prefer shine!

Old Time Hoedown with Special Guest, Fred Filbrich
Saturday, July 25
12:00pm-2:00pm
Weathertop Farm & Hopyard
156 Ellsworth Rd.
Palmyra, NY 14522
585-733-9790

Roots Night at The Beale, July 9th – Allen Hopkins

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Thursday, July 9th “Roots Night” at The Beale, we are pleased to be hosting Allen Hopkins, one of Rochester’s true traditional music treasures.  Allen is a performer of American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old time, and contemporary folk.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, mandolins of all sizes, autoharp, English concertina, harmonica, bass (acoustic and electric), Dobro, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, and other odd instruments from tiple to kalimba.

We will start the night off at 7:30 and then clear the stage around 8:20 for Allen, who will a-maze you with his musical talents on a multitude of instruments! You will feel like singing when you hear him, so please do!  Around 9:30 or so, we’ll invite all you instrument-totin’ folks to join us for a rousing old-time jam, which will wrap up around 10:30.

Please join us and check it out, grab a bite to eat, a cool and refreshing libation, and tap your toes and belt out some lyrics to one of Rochester’s greatest musical treasures, Allen Hopkins!

Hope to see you:

Thursday, July 9th
The Beale
689 South Avenue
Rochester, NY

Just For The Fun Of It!