“A highly effective bebop player, who also has a way with Afro-Cuban rhythms, Bass proves his mettle … displaying wit, arranging chops, and impressive pianoism…The unusual mix of bebop and Afro-Cuban music … [is] complimented by three expert Cuban percussionists, often making the album surprising and invigorating.”
Happy start of Summer FRFFers,
We will be announcing our full slate of 24 confirmed GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE artists next week on our Facebook page.
Before that though, I just wanted to share some AMAZING MUSIC up and down the folk spectrum here in the northeast this coming weekend – it’s hard to pick just ONE! Even though we are up to our eyeballs in FRFF day and night right now, we are going to take in some of it.
First up on Fri June 21 is the incomparable, 2 time grammy-winning JIM LAUDERDALE with his band The Costellos (plus special guests), 8:30 PM at one of our fave listening rooms in the universe, the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon NY. Jim rarely comes this way so this will indeed be a SPECIAL TREAT. Info at http://townecrier.com/
Then continuing in the AMERICANA vein, the Rockland-Bergen Music Fest will be held at Masonic Park in Tappan NY on Sat and Sun June 22 & 23, with headliners Steve Earle and John Prine as well as a full assortment of some of our region’s finest including Donna the Buffalo, James Maddock, Willie Nile, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, Pete Mancini & lots more.
Steve Earle and John Prine
And Sat June 22, acclaimed duo The Milk Carton Kids bring heartfelt melodies & their full band to Caramoor’s 9th American Roots Music Fest at Caramoor Music & Arts Center in Katonah NY. Daytime artists begin at noon with the Bumper Jacksons, Rainbow Girls, Oliver the Crow, Damn Tall Buildings, Porch Stomp Revue & others. Info at www.caramoor.org/events/american-roots-music-festival-2019/
The Milk Carton Kids
Additionally, stay tuned to Mixed Media’s Facebook and Instagram pages for a special contest announcement on July 3 to win FREE tickets to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival… 45 days to GATES OPEN!!
Anne Saunders – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
31 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
Aug 2, 3 & 4, 2019- Pre-Fest Tastings Aug 1
Dodds Farm – 44 County Rd 7D, Hillsdale, NY
This upcoming summer, the Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association (ECPAA) will be hosting their second, annual jazz festival. The event will take place in Griswold, Connecticut. Jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, Greg Abate, will be one of the performers! The roots of the event began with the non-profit arts organization, composed of performers, artists and prominent local business people, wanting to put on a more local Jazz Festival, independent from the Newport Jazz Festival. After this concept, they decided, go big or go home. Rather than a small festival they decided on a larger one, with free parking, low-priced tickets and of course entertainment. Once they established a location, everything else began to fall into place. The ECPAA is excited for this years event. It will consist of four, 90 minute performances, allowing the audience to fully connect to the music. Food and drink vendors will be present as well. Mark your calendars for June 8th because tickets go on are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets.