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Brad Cole

Friday, April 10th, 2020  7:30pm

Brad Cole

Live@theUpstream

8 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

phone: (914) 674-8548

PRICE: $20.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Tickets

website: https://www.riverspiritmusic.com/our-sho...

Doors 7:00pm  |  Music 7:30pm
Suggested donation: $15 advance  |  $20 door
Limited seats — advance purchase recommended

"Cole’s voice is a captivating, well-weathered croon, and he proves he can glide from genre to genre in the blink of an eye."  - Elmore Magazine

The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music, woven with the grit and groove of old school bossa and rhythm & blues moves the listener’s soul in a direction that is unexpected, yet perfectly familiar.

Brad will be performing selections from his upcoming project "Songs From The Moon", a collection of vignettes and songs that link together a painful, colorful and crazy ride for civilization as seen through the eyes of his unlikely hero, Cab, and his friends....full of reminders of how easily the rights we take for granted and the constellation of our history as a species can slip away. Following the performance, Brad will take questions from the audience.

Currently based in New York, Brad Cole tours extensively with his band and as a solo acoustic performer.

2016 New Song Songwriting and Performance Competition at Lincoln Center Finalist
2015 Great American Song Contest WINNER
2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2014 Folk Alliance Official Showcase Performer
2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist


Vance Gilbert

Sunday, April 19th, 2020  5pm

Vance Gilbert

River Spirit Music House Concert Series

47 Jefferson Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

United States

phone: 347-MUSIC-76

PRICE: $20.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Tickets

website: www.riverspiritmusic.com

THIS SHOW IS SELLING OUT QUICKLY!  DON'T WAIT. ONLY 20 SEATS LEFT!!!
House Concert in a private home
Doors/Potluck 4pm  |  Music 5pm
Please bring a dish. Music begins at 5pm
Suggested donation: $20 advance  |  $25 door (if any seats remain)
100% goes to the musicians

We welcome back Vance Gilbert to Hastings on Hudson.

Like all great artists, Vance truly happens live. In fact, he developed his reputation with his jawdropping, diverse, funny, devastating, and gorgeous live performances. Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, the late George Carlin have all requested Vance to be added to their bills. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Vance exploded onto the scene in the early ’90s, with buzz spreading quickly. Who was this multicultural arts teacher knocking them dead at open mics? After opening Shawn Colvin’s 1992 Fat City tour, he took much of America by storm and by surprise. “With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from the Colvin tour.


The TRIKE (a.k.a. Fred Gillen Jr Electric Trio)

Friday, April 24th, 2020  8 p.m.

The TRIKE (a.k.a. Fred Gillen Jr Electric Trio)

The Green Growler

4 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY

phone: (914) 862-0961

website: www.thegreengrowler.com

John Banrock: bass, vocals
Fred Gillen Jr: electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Paul J Magliari: drums, vocals.
Performing the best of Fred Gillen Jr's catalog of songs and a few unexpected cover songs. Green Growler is a friendly, neighborhood craft-beer joint. It is a great place to hear live music!


Linda Draper and Fred Gillen Jr

Saturday, April 25th, 2020  8:30 p.m.

Linda Draper and Fred Gillen Jr

Postcrypt Coffeehouse @ Columbia University

116th/Broadway
New York, NY

website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/postcrypt/cof...

The Postcrypt is an "unplugged" venue. It is one of the coolest places you'll ever hear acoustic music!

Fred Gillen Jr at 8:30
Linda Draper at 9:30

“Linda Draper's illuminating sounds provides a radiant glow." No Depression
"There's some captivating magic here very, very worth exploring." All Music Guide
    “With all of these songs—pop-rock sparklers informed by the kind of edgy country and clever folk beloved by NPR subscribers—movement carries risk, but it beats staying put.” M Music & Musicians Magazine
    "Linda Draper approaches folk music with spare songs and a high register not unlike folk mama Joan Baez." Time Out New York
“Channeling the finger-plucked folk music of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, Linda Draper gets back to her acoustic roots...she sings like a siren, luring some would-be lover to his grisly doom.” American Songwriter Magazine
    “Nonchalantly and methodically, she’s built a body of work as one of the most singularly intelligent and individualistic tunesmiths in any kind of music.” New York Music Daily

    “In his earliest days, Westchester County troubadour Fred Gillen Jr. was just one more singer-songwriter hawking his wares to anyone who might pause long enough to listen. But somewhere along the way he got politicized; he tamed the rock ’n’ roll wildness; and he became an old-school folksinger, bringing music to the people instead of hoping for the people to come to him.”
——Michael Eck, Chronogram Magazine
    “Gillen is a multi-instrumentalist and a prolific poet with a point of view. His sometimes biting, but not bitter, social commentary goes down easy with softer, agreeable, and memorable melodies.”
—-Janet Goodman, Nashville Music News
    "Going to hear Fred Gillen jr play his music should is like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. It totally revolutionizes your perspective on life and how amazing it all seems."
—-Utica Pulse
    "From behind silver rectangular glasses and a scratchy old washboard, Fred Gillen Jr. reminds us that music can be a direct and accessible experience."
—Jay Spica, WVKR FM
    "uplifting, passionate, and emotional performer."
—Donegal Democrat, Ireland
    "unvarnished social commentary with folkified hoot-and-holler melodies"
—Sing Out!


Grace Morrison

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020  7:30 pm

Grace Morrison

Live@theUpstream

8 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

phone: (914) 674-8548

PRICE: $20.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Tickets

website: https://www.riverspiritmusic.com/our-sho...

Doors 7:00pm  |  Music 7:30pm
Suggested donation: $15 advance  |  $20 door
Limited seats — advance purchase recommended

If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center.  With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of the band Badfinger), Grace has become a regular on the national festival and touring circuit. She has won a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prize of the New England Songwriting Competition and the WPRI Rhode Show Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol.  The first half of 2019 is off to a great start for Grace as she was selected to be an Official Showcase performer at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (TN), named a finalist in the Wildflower (TX) Festival performing singer-songwriter contest, and selected to perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY). Her sophomore solo album “Reasons" was released on May 10th and debuted the # 2 Top Album on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Country Airplay Chart.

Awards:

2019 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase Selection
2019 Wildflower Festival Performing Singer-Songwriter Finalist*
2019 SERFA Official Showcase Artist
2018 NERFA Folk DJ Showcase Artist
2018 SERFA Official Showcase Artist (alternate)
2018 WSM: Nashville Road Show Semi-Finalist*
2017 Blast on the Bay Festival Emerging Artist Selection*
2017 New England Songwriting Finalist
2016 New England Songwriting Grand Prize Winner
2016 Wildflower Festival Performing Singer-Songwriter Finalist
2016 Telluride, Colorado Folk Festival Songwriter (Honorable Mention)
2015 New England Music Grassroots Award
2014 WPRI American Idol Big Break Winner

“Brilliant Voice” –Brian O’Donovan, WGBH Radio

“Grace is what they call, ‘a natural’ and you're music library would be remiss without a copy of Reasons!" - Gerg Anidem Indie Scene Radio

“Morrison gets even better with Reasons.” - Bill Copeland, Billcopelandmusicnews.com

“You are left feeling you want more.” - John Reed, Fatea Magazin

“Grace Morrison defies description.” - New Jersey Herald

“Her voice smacks of Jewel, and her style, cadence, song structure is every inch from the school of Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Natalie Merchant. It’s uncanny. Had Morrison been born a decade earlier, she might’ve played Lilith Fair herself. — Lauren Daley, New Bedford Standard Times

“She is folk. She is pop. She’s unbelievably masterful behind the wheel of a guitar. Morrison’s vocal storytelling can make you cry; it can make you sing.” — Emily Clark Old Colony Memorial

“Her songs, vocal delivery, melodies are certain to draw the listener in leaving them wanting more and more and more.” — Jon Stein, WTBQ Radio

“Her songs are natural and pure, clear and silky. She has an ability to pick and choose influences and merge them into a sound that may be classified as “pop folk”, but has far more depth and layers to it.” — Red Line Roots


Heathcote Hill

Friday, June 5th, 2020  7:30pm

Heathcote Hill

Live@theUpstream

8 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

phone: (914) 674-8548

PRICE: $20.00

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: Tickets

website: https://www.riverspiritmusic.com/our-sho...

Doors 7:00pm  |  Music 7:30pm
Suggested donation: $15 advance  |  $20 door
Limited seats — advance purchase recommended

MAMARONECK, NEW YORK: In just three years - in addition to their busy real-world lives of families, careers, and everything else - Heathcote Hill has released four records to very encouraging reviews, and their music has appeared on 300+ radio stations across the US, Canada, and Europe.  

Tom Nelson writes the songs, and Megan Porcaro Herspring’s amazing voice makes them come alive.

“Fans of mainstream rock inspired by folk and country should give this new set a try... Lead singer Megan Porcaro Herspring calls to mind people like Tracy Chapman.” - Music Street Journal, 2019

“SUMPTUOUS AMERICANA” - Dancing About Architecture, 2019

“Highly recommended...you won’t be let down by the immense amount of talent this band has.” - Fresh Out Of The Booth, 2019