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Saturday, June 10th, 2023 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Flying Cat Music Presents Guthrie's Ghost United Methodist Church

29 Church StreetPhonecia, NY

Phone: (845) 688-4692

Price: $18.00

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Acclaimed independent singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, engineer, and producer Fred Gillen Jr. has traveled around the world for the last 25 years, performing his songs of hope in his never-ending quest to "wage love," carrying the musical mantles of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. "GUTHRIE’S GHOST," comprised of Gillen, David Bernz and his son Jacob, Julie Corbalis, and Steve Kirkman is poised to do just that.

David Bernz has produced Grammy award-winning CDs for Pete Seeger. Of Jacob, world-renowned blues artist Guy Davis says, "You can tell that Jacob Bernz is meant to play this earthy full-out style of acoustic world music." Corbalis has opened for such well-established musical acts as Amy Correia, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, and Sarah Lee Guthrie, to name a few. Steve Kirkman has gone from rural North Carolina to New York by way of Nashville and Memphis, opening for the likes of Richard Thompson, Ritchie Havens, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Jefferson Starship, Procol Harum, and Roger McGuinn.

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Sloan Wainwright and Us! Towne Crier Cafe


Tickets $25 advance, $30 door

Beacon, NY

Phone: 845-855-1300

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Sunday, June 18th, 2023 5:00 PM

Jo Williamson Rockwood Music Hall

Revisiting & singing stories from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

New York, NY

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Saturday, June 24th, 2023 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM

The Trike (featuring the artist formerly known as Fred Gillen Jr) The Central

300 Railroad Avenue, at Peekskill Metro North StationPeekskill, NY 10566

Phone: (914) 677-2233


Outdoor show, great food, friendly vibe!

The Trike is a rock trio consisting of Fred Gillen Jr: electric guitars, harmonica, and lead vocals; John Banrock: bass guitar, synthesizer, and vocals; and Paul JM: drums and vocals. It began its life as the band for the album release show for Fred Gillen Jr.’s “If I Woke Up This Morning and Died” in early 2020. Fred, John, and Paul had all worked together before on various recording projects, and Fred thought the three would work well as a trio. The album release show was a big success and they decided to continue performing, booking a bunch of shows for the Spring of 2020. The Covid-19 Pandemic canceled everything but when things opened back up the trio got busy quickly and soon began to grow into more of a “band” than a sideman thing. They still lean on Gillen’s songs and quirky cover songs mostly from the 80’s and 90’s, but John and Paul are both prolific songwriters and the band is beginning to incorporate their songs as well as some co-writing. The band is a little bit prog, and little bit punk, a little bit reggae, and all rock ’n roll. The rhythm section is groovy and creative and in the trio format they’ve got plenty of space. Gillen’s unique electric guitar style fits well in the trio- he plays less but with a big sound. The background vocals add to the defiant yet fun energy, and no subject is off limits in the lyrics of the songs. In early 2023 the released their debut e.p. and will continue to perform as much as possible.