Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tribes Hill brings it's 7th Annual Winter Solstice Concert to the Tarrytown Music Hall Sunday, December 14th!!!
An interfaith holiday celebration in song will be presented by Tribes Hill, a lower Hudson Valley collective of singer-songwriters and their patrons, at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets, priced at $20, are available at www.tarrytownmusichall.org.
The festive and enchanting family-friendly afternoon of inspirational and seasonal music from around the world, will be hosted by noted Hudson Valley storyteller Jonathan Kruk and will feature performances by My Dad's Truck, Andy Craig, Eddie Denise, Joe Duraes, James Durst, Kelly Flint, Fred Gillen Jr., David Goldman, Kathleen Pemble, Joe Iadanza, Susan Kane, Judy Kass, Steve Kirkman, Matt Turk, the YaYas, Eric Puente, Marc Black and more.
The annual Tribes Hill Winter Solstice Concert, now in its seventh year, is a gathering designed to give this commingling of diverse musical artists the opportunity to share a broad array of songs -- traditional, original, contemporary and classic -- from various cultures and in a variety of languages, to spotlight the diversity of celebration and underscore the commonality at the heart of festivities that take place this time each year.
"Musicians who don't regularly play together will collaborate, incorporating the variable of audience participation, to create a unique synergy of style and experience in an age-old commemoration of the passing of darkness and the coming of light," said Rick Rock, executive director of the nonprofit organization that is based at the historic Hammond House in Valhalla.
One of the concert highlights is a new war protest song called "Soldiers Come Home" written by local musician, and Tribes Hill newcomer, Joe Duraes. "I couldn't decide whether to perform one of my original songs or cover someone else's song. So I blended the two ideas together", said Duraes. "I re-wrote the lyrics to the Christmas classic "Little Drummer Boy" as a war protest with respect for the soldiers and their sacrifices."
Joe Duraes also created a music video for "Soldiers Come Home". The video was shot at different locations in Westchester County, including Rye Playland, Rye Marshlands Conservancy, and George's Island Park in Montrose. The video can be seen on YouTube. The link is posted below.
Jonathan Kruk, who was recently named "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley" by Hudson Valley Magazine and was cited as "Westchester's intrepid storyteller" in The New York Times, will introduce the artists and share a few stories.
Tribes Hill is a nonprofit organization uniting musicians of the lower Hudson Valley region and their patrons in support of a music community that aspires to common goals and beliefs.
For a taste of what you are in for at a Tribes Hill event check out the video from our last Tarrytown Music Hall event at Hudson Valley Music Channel's home page. It features our closing performance led by Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams.
Thanks for supporting regional music!