The summer season is in full swing!  Next Thursday, July 13th at Johnny’s Pub & Grill, Roots Night Presents Kubick’s Rubes!  We’ve once again corralled The Rubes for your listening pleasure!  You’ll be treated to their 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.

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. 

Paul Swiatek brings decades of experience on banjo, guitar, and vocals. He started performing in the Rochester area in 1978 with “Reeves and Swiatek” and has been writing and performing his own folk and bluegrass songs ever since.

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 thrill 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.

Grab a bite to eat off the menu, quench your thirst with a cool and refreshing libation, and tap your toes to some great music!

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Johnny’s Pub & Grill
1382 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 224-0990