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Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys

Saturday, November 16th, 2019  7:30 PM

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys

Common Ground Coffee House

25 Old Jackson Ave
Hastings on Hudson, NY

phone: 914 748 2710

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: jonathan-byrd-and-the-pick-up-cowboys-tickets

website: https://commongroundconcerts.com

“…one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.” — Chicago Tribune

“…a folk singer with the heart of a rock ‘n’ roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists.   Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. Called “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years” by The Chicago Tribune, Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place. He is joined on drums by Austin McCall (Kaira Ba, Violet Bell), and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw, and mandolin. Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in 1992. After taking a few years away from music, Johnny is back at it with the Pickup Cowboys. Austin McCall is a drummer of all trades, having played with such diverse acts as Senegalese griot Diali Cissokho, new Indie duo Violet Bell, and international theater troupe Paper Hand Puppet Intervention. Austin uses all his modes to support Jonathan Byrd’s diverse catalog of songs and Johnny Waken’s instrumental antics.

Tickets:
Front row: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
General admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Common Ground Community Concerts is the producer the long-standing Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue, outside of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Four times a year, we also present concerts at historic Irvington Theater at 85 Main Street in Irvington NY and partner with community groups and non-profits to produce concerts in other locations as well.


Tribes Hill Open Mic

Sunday, November 17th, 2019  3:00 PM

Tribes Hill Open Mic

BeanRunner Cafe

201 South Division Street
Peekskill, New York 10595

phone: (914) 737-1701

website: http://beanrunnercafe.com

Our open mic is held on the third Sunday of every month at the BeanRunner Cafe.

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Free! Donations appreciated.

At the BeanRunner Cafe you can dine from an eclectic menu of specialty soups, salads, panini sandwiches, gyros and wraps — with a touch of Caribbean fare as well as vegetarian and gluten free dishes. They offer the best in desserts, real fruit smoothies, organic coffee, imported beer and fine wine.


Peter Calo with Daniel Weiss - Chris Marshak - Malcolm Gold

Friday, November 22nd, 2019  8pm

Peter Calo with Daniel Weiss - Chris Marshak - Malcolm Gold

BeanRunner Cafe

201 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

USA

phone: (914) 737-1701

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: https://www.beanrunnercafe.com/

website: http://beanrunnercafe.com/


Sunday, November 24th, 2019  4 PM

Why Hunger Hungerthon Benefit with Steve Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Joe D’Urso with Seth Saltzman and Christopher Brown.

Park Ridge High School, Little Theater, 2 Park Ave, Park Ridge NJ

PRICE: $22.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: http://www.cafeacoustic.org

WhyHunger Hungerthon Benefit Concert with Steve Chapin, the Chapin Sisters, Joe D’Urso and Christopher Brown!

This special benefit Show will be presented in association with WhyHunger, The Acoustic Cafe Music Series and the Borough of Park Ridge. WhyHunger, the organization founded in 1975 by the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin and Bill Ayers, enlists performing artists to raise funds and awareness for the most innovative and effective community-based organizations fighting hunger and poverty all across the world. Through music we can all make a difference in the world!

Artists performing include Steve Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Joe D’Urso with Seth Saltzman and Christopher Brown.

Steve Chapin, brother of Harry and Tom Chapin, has performed nationally and internationally with his own Steve Chapin band and with his late brother Harry as band leader, musical director, arranger, producer, multi instrumentalist and singer. He continues to perform concerts as the Harry Chapin band, with three of the original members, keeping the legacy of Harry’s music alive and well.

The Chapin Sisters, Abigail and Lily, are an American folk-rock and harmony duo, daughters of Tom and nieces of Harry and Steve.  Their sound blurs the lines between old-time Appalachian music, classic country-rock and pop. The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy.

Joe D’Urso's fierce independence, dynamic stage presence and altruistic nature have led him down a road less traveled, being on the Board of Directors for Why Hunger and The Light of Day Foundation and presenter of the Rockland/Bergen Music Festival. With his roots/rock band, Stone Caravan, Joe has released 14 CDs.

Singer/songwriter/artist Christopher Brown is known as a solo acoustic performer, the leader of duos and trios, and as the voice of the Bookends band, which has been rocking out since 1976. Chris has just released a new CD of his original music, The Brown Album.

Tickets: $22 advance online, $25 at the door.
www.cafeacoustic.org

More info-201-573-0718
Doors open at 3:30 PM Proceeds will benefit WhyHunger
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Tri-Boro Food Pantry of Park Ridge.





Fred Gillen Jr Solo Show

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019  7:30 p.m.

Fred Gillen Jr Solo Show

The Tapp

17 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY

phone: (914) 703-6022

website: http://www.thetappny.com


Tribes Hill Holiday Gathering

Monday, December 2nd, 2019  6:00 PM

Tribes Hill Holiday Gathering

Hammond House

111 Grasslands Rd.
Valhalla, New York 10595

phone: 914-564-9212

Tribes Hill's Annual Solstice Show will be Sunday, December 15th at the BeanRunner. Songs will be chosen following the Tribes Hill holiday gathering at the Hammond House on Monday, December 2nd. Those who would like to submit a song but cannot attend the gathering should contact Rick through info@tribeshill.com or call him at 914-564-9212.

Potluck food and beverages.


Fred Gillen Jr Monthly Residenct

Friday, December 6th, 2019  7:30 p.m.

Fred Gillen Jr Monthly Residenct

Coffe Labs Roasters

7 Main Street
Tarrytown, NY

website: https://www.coffeelabs.com

NYFA (New York Foundation For The Arts) grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released eleven full-length albums, to great critical acclaim. He has performed all over the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist. From 2017 to 2019 he was music director of the Group The Greenheart, traveling to Nepal four times and India once, performing concerts to raise awareness of environmental activism. His songs have been featured on ABC's "All My Children," NPR's "Car Talk," CMJ's New Music Marathon Sampler, and in 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on "Pete Remembers Woody," a collection of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie. interspersed with various artists' renditions of Guthrie's songs. Like Seeger and Guthrie, Gillen's lyrics often reflect both the hope and despair of the human condition, while his music illustrates the diversity of influences in the air when he was growing up in the 1970's. His live performances are spontaneous and full of storytelling, and he enjoys audience participation.


Saturday, December 14th, 2019  7:30 PM

Tom From Nyack and Tom Heany

Live@ The Upstream Gallery

PRICE: $20.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here

website: www.riverspiritmusic.com

On Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM Live @ The Upstream Galley will present an evening with two singer-songwriters.

Tom Cardullo (Tom From Nyack) and Tom Heany will present their original songs

Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door


Tribes Hill Solstice Show

Sunday, December 15th, 2019  3:00 PM

Tribes Hill Solstice Show

BeanRunner Cafe

201 South Division Street
Peekskill, New York 10566

phone: (914) 737-1701

website: http://beanrunnercafe.com

Tribes Hill's Annual Solstice Show will be Sunday, December 15th at the BeanRunner. Songs will be chosen following the Tribes Hill holiday gathering at the Hammond House on Monday, December 2nd. Those who would like to submit a song but cannot attend the gathering should contact Rick through info@tribeshill.com or call him at 914-564-9212.


KJ Denhert Trio, w/ special guests US!

Saturday, January 18th, 2020  7:30 PM

KJ Denhert Trio, w/ special guests US!

Common Ground Coffee House

25 Old Jackson Ave.
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

website: http://commongroundfusw.com/

KJ Denhert Trio with special guests, Us! (Judy Kass, Glen Roethel & Amy Soucy)

KJ Denhert’s performances will move you to laugh, to dance and even to cry. Her special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations and in ’09, she was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists. She’s appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ’55 Bar’, Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist, and performer, not to be missed.

Opening the evening will be US!, featuring Glen Roethel, Judy Kass, and Amy Soucy. The trio combines their voices to lift up causes of social justice, unity, and the connectedness of all things. California born Glen Roethel is one-of-a-kind artist, gifted vocalist, dazzlingly musical acoustic guitarist. New York-based Judy Kass, quickly draws in her audience with soulful vocals, no-nonsense lyrical storytelling and genre-bending exploration of guitar and piano. Amy Soucy is a Beacon, NY-based contemporary folk chanteuse who writes evocative songs exploring the kaleidoscope of human experience (dreams, longing, forgiveness, and healing) and sings them in a voice that’s been called “powerful,” “comforting,” and “angelic.”

Tickets: Front row–$25 in advance, $30 at the door; General admission–$20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Common Ground Community Concerts is the producer the long-standing Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue, outside of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Four times a year, we also present concerts at historic Irvington Theater at 85 Main Street in Irvington NY and partner with community groups and non-profits to produce concerts in other locations as well.


The Irvington Folk Festival

Friday, January 31st, 2020

The Irvington Folk Festival

Irvington Town Hall Theatre

85 Main Street
Irvington, NY

phone: 914-693-1065

website: http://commongroundfusw.com/

The Irvington Folk Festival: Friday January 31-Saturday, February 1

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Common Ground and Irvington Theater are proud to announce the first annual Irvington Folk Festival, to be held on January 31-February 1, 2020, featuring Dar Williams, Joe Crookston, Antje Duvekot, Norah Brown, Divining Rod, and more!

Join us at the crossroads of creativity and community for two evenings and one afternoon of live music, special VIP workshops and Q&A sessions at Irvington Theater and elsewhere in Irvington, NY.

The Irvington folk Festival offers performances by internationally-touring and emerging “on-the-rise” artists alike. The festivities begin with a special Q&A and reception with — and then a performance by — Friday night’s headliner, Dar Williams, whom Henrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker described as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”  One of the highlights on Saturday will be a very special afternoon workshop led by the award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, painter, and storyteller Joe Crookston. Joe will also perform at the theater on Saturday night.

Common Ground Community Concerts is the producer the long-standing Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue, outside of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Four times a year, we also present concerts at historic Irvington Theater at 85 Main Street in Irvington NY and partner with community groups and non-profits to produce concerts in other locations as well.




FRED GILLEN JR BAND CD RELEASE SHOW

Saturday, February 1st, 2020  7:30 p.m.

FRED GILLEN JR BAND CD RELEASE SHOW

The Artist Spot

925 South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

PRICE: $10.00

website: https://www.facebook.com/theartistspotpe...

The band:
John Banrock: bass guitar, vocals
Paul J Magliari: drums and vocals
Fred Gillen Jr: vocals and electric guitar

About Fred Gillen Jr:
Fred Gillen Jr is a singer/ songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York's artistically rich Hudson Valley. In his songwriting and in performance he has never been afraid to take on controversial or politically-charged topics, and is equally at home writing love songs and sing-along anthems. He seamlessly incorporates folk, punk, rock, spoken word, country, and Americana styles into his music. In late 2019 he released his eleventh independent, solo, studio album, "If I Woke Up This Morning and Died."

Gillen began his music career in the late 1980's as a bass guitarist with New York metro area bands including, most notably, the "CMJ Jackpot Pick" Rain Deputies and progressive rock band Modern Mass, performing at legendary NYC venues such as CBGB, Mercury Lounge, Irving Plaza, and the Lonestar Roadhouse. In 1996 he shifted his focus to being an independent singer/ songwriter and recording engineer and producer.

An extremely prolific songwriter, Gillen's material covers a wide range of topics, but tends to lean towards social commentary. His ten previous solo albums and two albums with Hope Machine have received radio play and glowing reviews all over the world. His songs have also been featured on ABC-TV's "All My Children," MSG Network's "NYC Soundtracks," NPR's "Car Talk," the CMJ "Music Marathon" album, and Folk Alliance's "War and Politics" album. In 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on Pete Seeger's "Pete Remembers Woody," an album of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie, interspersed with various artists performing the songs. His songs have also been recorded by several other Hudson Valley artists.

As a solo performer Gillen has played solo shows all over the U.S. and Europe. His first European Tour was supported by a NYFA (New York State Foundation for the Arts) grant. He has opened for a wide variety of artists including Merle Haggard, David Bromberg Big Band, Todd Rundgren, and Fred Eaglesmith, and he has performed on stage with Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Tom Chapin, John Hall and other great folk and rock artists. He is equally at home on a big festival or theatre stage as he is at a house concert, farmers' market, protest rally, or in the NYC subways as part of the Music Under New York program. He has built a substantial following with his spontaneity, soaring voice, storytelling, and ability to connect in many different venues and contexts.

From 2017 to 2019 Gillen was a member and music director of The Greenheart, a music and visual art project created to travel to South Asia and perform concerts and visual arts exhibitions to promote environmental activism. The group made four trips to Nepal and one to India, performing at schools, concert halls, river clean-up events, house concerts, and even ancient world heritage site Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Another recent project producing a song co-written by Grammy-winning songwriter and fiddler Lisa Gutkin and Woody Guthrie has led to he and Gutkin playing some shows as a duo. Gillen also plays as a sideman playing guitar, bass, and percussion with various NY metro and Hudson valley artists, and is a member and co-writer with the twangy rock band Hot Rod Pacer.

When not performing his own music,Gillen is a busy recording engineer and producer, primarily recording and mixing local and regional artists out of his own studio "Woody's House" in Croton on Hudson, NY. He's worked with many artists from folk artists like Pete Seeger and Hudson Valley Sally to Jazz vocalist and drummer Tony Jefferson to Americana favorites Red Molly to string bands, rock bands, and even the occasional rapper or spoken-word project. He often co-writes with various members of his Hudson Valley music community, and has served as President of Tribes Hill, a non-profit HV music organization. Gillen's community work also informs his songwriting. His social justice activism makes its way into the songs he writes and the stories he tells at his shows, as does all of the traveling he has done over the years, particularly his time in Nepal.


The Music of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon performed by Peter Calo and Anne Carpenter with John Lissauer

Saturday, February 29th, 2020  8pm

The Music of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon performed by Peter Calo and Anne Carpenter with John Lissauer

Schoolhouse Theater

3 OWENS ROAD
Croton Falls, NY

phone: 914 277-8477

PRICE: $25.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: click here


Darlingside

Saturday, March 7th, 2020  8:00 PM

Darlingside

Irvington Town Hall Theatre

85 Main Street
Irvington, New York

website: https://commongroundconcerts.com/

“It’s over now / The flag is sunk / The world has flattened out,” are the first words of Extralife, the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band’s critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside’s signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60’s era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as “retro”. The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result”exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop”, and calls Extralife “perfectly crafted”.

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival “earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars”, according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

TICKETS: $30-$45

Common Ground Community Concerts is the producer the long-standing Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue, outside of Hastings-on-Hudson NY. Four times a year, we also present concerts at historic Irvington Theater at 85 Main Street in Irvington NY and partner with community groups and non-profits to produce concerts in other locations as well.