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The World Premier of “Del & Woody: The Del McCoury Band Sings Woody Guthrie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lois Cohn Associates
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Presents
The World Premiere of “Del & Woody: The Del McCoury Band Sings Woody Guthrie”
Featuring Previously Unreleased Lyrics and Images From the
Woody Guthrie Archives Set to New Music by Del McCoury
Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 in the Venetian Theater

KATONAH, NY – On Saturday, June 29 at 7:30pm in the Venetian Theater, The Del McCoury Band will headline Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival – a daylong celebration of folk, string band, country, blues, gospel, and bluegrass music. The concert will mark the world premiere and the only New York performance of The Del McCoury Band’s new project, “Del & Woody” featuring unheard and unsung words of Guthrie set to music by the great bluegrass musician. To help bring new life to the work of American folk poet Woody Guthrie, his daughter, Nora Guthrie, gave Del McCoury exclusive access to the archives of her father’s unpublished work. Now, with the support of Woody Guthrie’s family, The Del McCoury Band will perform an evening of never-before-heard lyrics written by the “Dust Bowl Troubadour” set to new music by Del McCoury and including a multi-media presentation featuring Guthrie’s original words, drawings and other materials from the archives that inspired this performance. In addition, McCoury, will perform his trademark Bluegrass standards and favorites.
“The Del/Woody project is a real treat for us to present at Caramoor. What better way to celebrate the roots of American music than a new collaboration between American icons,” said Maggi Landau, Artistic Director of American Roots Music. “Del McCoury is a much-awarded American treasure who, over the past 50 years, has continued to popularize bluegrass music. His willingness to experiment, to bring folk and rock and other forms of music into the bluegrass fold, explains his appeal to hard-core bluegrass fans as well as people who don’t know anything about bluegrass. Woody Guthrie is America’s folk poet who continues to inspire singer/songwriters everywhere. Although long gone, he lives on through his published words and music and now has a whole new body of songs thanks to Del.”
The American Roots Music Festival is appropriate for all ages. Picnicking is encouraged; festival-goers can bring their own picnic, purchase food or beverages on site or order a picnic in advance for pick-up at Caramoor by calling Great Performances® at 212-337-6055 or visiting www.greatperformances.com/caramoorpicnics.
TICKETS
American Roots Music Festival: Full festival tickets are $35, $45, $55.
Children under 18 are half price. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visitwww.caramoor.org
PRESS CONTACT
For press tickets, images, artist information or interviews, contact Brittnee Walker at 412.601.2474 orbwalker@lcohnpr.com.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Del McCoury
For over fifty years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from prime time and late night talk show TV to music festivals where audiences number in the hundreds of thousands. Born in York County, PA, Del McCoury would once have seemed an unlikely candidate for legendary status. Bitten hard by the bluegrass bug when he heard Earl Scruggs’ banjo in the early 50s- “everybody else was crazy about Elvis, but I loved Earl,” he says with a chuckle- McCoury became a banjo picker himself, working in the rough but lively Baltimore and D.C. bar scene into the early 1960s. He joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in early 1963 and the Father of Bluegrass moved McCoury from the banjo to guitar. After a few years, McCoury formed his own band, the Dixie Pals, which his son Ronnie eventually joined. The 90s propelled the Del McCoury Band to the top of the bluegrass world and the McCoury has now released 29 albums. Americana music icon Richard Thompson says, “I think that’s the best bluegrass band, period. That’s it.”
www.delmccouryband.com
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)
Woody Guthrie was one of America’s greatest folksingers and most influential songwriters. Although born in Okemah, Oklahoma, Guthrie’s true home was all of America—“from California to the New York island,” to take a line from his most famous song, “This Land Is Your Land.” Woody’s songs celebrate the beauty and bounty of America and seek the truth about our country and its people. He turned complex ideas about democracy, human rights, and economic equality into simple songs that all Americans could embrace. Woody spoke for those who carried a heavy burden or had come upon hard times. His words gave a voice to their struggle, and his songs gave them hope and strength
ABOUT CARAMOOR
“We built a home, my husband and I, not to be old or new, just to be beautiful. And we built it for music.” ~ Lucie Rosen
Caramoor, the country estate of Walter and Lucie Rosen, was where they built their home and filled it with treasures. Enjoying the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor with its art collection, gardens, and musical programs, in 1946 the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community. Their musical evenings were the inspiration for the Caramoor Summer Music Festival, now in its sixty-eighth year, and the ongoing Music in the Rosen House series.
Since its founding, Caramoor has gained international renown as a cultural institution, presenting music of all types and inspiring artists and audiences alike.
Caramoor enriches the lives of its audiences through intimate, innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Education is a valued component of Caramoor’s mission, and Caramoor offers programs for the mentoring of young professional musicians as well as curriculum-based programs for school children emphasizing music, history and visual and decorative arts. Caramoor is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, discover the fascinating collection of period rooms and antiquities in the Rosen House, and enjoy beautiful music in the Music Room, Spanish Courtyard and Venetian theater.
Concert Venues and Gardens
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.
GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 4, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.

Prizing the Pulitzer with Music from the Copland House

PRIZING THE PULITZER WITH MUSIC FROM THE COPLAND HOUSE
Katonah, NY ~ June 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS
PRIZING THE PULITZER WITH MUSIC FROM COPLAND HOUSE
JULY 22 AT 8:00 PM IN THE SPANISH COURTYARD
JULY 31 AT 4:30 PM IN THE VENETIAN THEATER Read more

Opening Night Gala

OPENING NIGHT GALA
Katonah, NY ~ May 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates
CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
CELEBRATES THE START OF ITS 66th SUMMER SEASON WITH AN OPENING NIGHT GALA
FEATURING GILBERT & SULLIVAN’S HMS PINAFORE
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 at 6:00 PM Read more

NPR’S Christopher O’Riley Brings From the Top

NPR’S CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY BRINGS FROM THE TOP TO CARAMOOR
Katonah, NY ~ May 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

NPR’S CHRISTOPHER O’RILEY BRINGS FROM THE TOP TO CARAMOOR
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011 AT 4:30 PM IN THE VENETIAN THEATER Read more

Guitar in the Garden Series

GUITAR IN THE GARDEN SERIES
Katonah, NY ~ May 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates
CARAMOOR FESTIVAL’S 2011 GUITAR IN THE GARDEN SERIES
FEATURES THE BEIJING GUITAR DUO AND JASON VIEAUX

JUNE 30 & JULY 21 AT 7:30 PM IN THE SUNKEN GARDEN Read more

Dancing at Dusk Explore Sounds of Ireland, Greece, Italy and Brazil

DANCING AT DUSK SERIES INVITES FAMILIES TO EXPLORE THE SOUNDS OF IRELAND, GREECE, ITALY AND BRAZIL
Katonah, NY ~ May 11, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

CARAMOOR FESTIVAL’S 2011 DANCING AT DUSK SERIES
INVITES FAMILIES TO EXPLORE THE SOUNDS OF
IRELAND, GREECE, ITALY AND BRAZIL

JUNE 29, JULY 13, JULY 27 & AUGUST 10 AT FRIENDS FIELD

KATONAH, NY – One of Caramoor International Music Festival’s most popular family programs, the Dancing at Dusk series transports adults and children alike to musical cultures around the world. These interactive events, which take place on four Wednesday afternoons during the summer at Caramoor’s Friends Field – will have kids dancing, singing, and learning about the traditional music of Ireland (June 29), Greece (July 13), Italy (July 17) and Brazil (August 10). The series offers a wonderful way to have children introduced – up close – to music in a relaxed and joyful way.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011: Irish Music with a Global Twist!
Friends’ Field, 5:00pm
Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga blend traditional Celtic fiddle tunes with American folk and world music influences. Jigs, Reels, and much, much more will make for a spirited night of fun for the whole family!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011: Opa! The Music and Dance of Greece
Friends Field, 5:00pm
Led by renowned Bouzouki player Kostas Psarros, the band Ethos will present Rebetika (often known as The Greek Blues), music from the 60’s and 70’s and also traditional folk music from different areas of Greece. Featuring extraordinary rhythms, a line-up of fascinating instruments and complete with vocalists and dance instructor, Areti Tsiola, this promises to be an exuberant show that will have everyone on their feet rejoicing, and learning a lot about the rich heritage of this remarkable country.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011: Italian Folk Song and Dance
Friends’ Field at 5:00pm
Reviving the old traditions of southern Italian music, theatre, and dance, I Giullari di Piazza will present a dazzling program featuring stilt dancing, drumming, and a dizzying variety of instruments that will have families swooning in the summer sun. Get whisked away to the lush surroundings of Southern Italy for a perfect summer evening of fun and enchantment.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: Samba do Rio (Brazil)
Music and Dance of Brazil with Grupo Ribeiro
Friends’ Field at 5:00PM
Grupo Ribeiro is a performing arts company lead by dancer/choreographer Quenia Ribeiro. This Dancing at Duskwill feature Samba; one the most internationally recognized music and dance forms from Brazil. A patchwork of many cultural elements pieced together from Africa, Europe and the Indigenous people of Brazil and developed in the black neighborhoods of Rio by Brazilians of African descent, Samba spread to all levels of Brazilian society and represents many aspects of the Brazilian cultural identity.

ABOUT CARAMOOR
Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built their summer home – now known as the historic Rosen House at Caramoor – and filled it with their treasures. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. Realizing the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor – the house with its art collection, the gardens, and the musical programs on summer evenings – in 1946 the Rosens established a public charity to open Caramoor to the community. Lucie Rosen survived her husband by seventeen years. During those years, she expanded the Music Festival: the Spanish Courtyard was used as a setting for musical events, as it is today, and, under her direction, the great stage of the Venetian Theater was built.

Caramoor is a performing arts center, located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. It is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to come early, explore the beautiful grounds, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

With its unique heritage, Caramoor remains a place where magical summer days and nights are shared and enjoyed by thousands. “Caramoor is the loveliest Festival of them all.” – The New York Times

Concert Venues and Gardens
Concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic Spanish Courtyard. Caramoor’s gardens are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, a Butterfly Garden, Tapestry Hedge, and Iris and Peony Garden, which may be enjoyed on one’s own or seen on a guided tour.

GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right, and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site parking is full, alternate parking will be available with free shuttle bus service.

By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.

TICKETS
Tickets for Dancing at Dusk are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children. To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org.

PICNICKING AT CARAMOOR
Extend the Caramoor experience by arriving early and enjoying a picnic amidst the beautiful gardens. Concertgoers can bring their own picnic, or order one for pick-up at Caramoor by calling Great Performances® at 212-337-6055 or online at www.greatperformances.com/caramoorpicnics.

Performances are made possible, in part, by
ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government.

Performances are made possible with public funds from the
New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The 2011 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK.

Caramoor Announces New Chairman, James A. Attwood, Jr.

CARAMOOR ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN, JAMES A. ATTWOOD, JR.
Katonah, NY ~ April 19, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN, JAMES A. ATTWOOD, JR.

KATONAH, NY — April 18, 2011 — Michael Barrett, CEO and General Director of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, announced today that Judy Evnin has stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, effective April 16, 2011, to become Caramoor’s Chairman Emerita. Evnin’s successor is James A. Attwood, Jr., a resident of Bedford, NY, and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group. Read more

2011 International Music Festival

2011 CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Katonah, NY 1 April 15, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

2011 CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND GENERAL DIRECTOR MICHAEL BARRETT
PRESENTS THE 66TH ANNUAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL, JUNE 25 – AUGUST 10 Read more

2011 Jazz Festival

2011 JAZZ FESTIVAL, AUGUST 6 – 8
Katonah, NY ~ April 15, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates
CARAMOOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
PRESENTS THE 2011 JAZZ FESTIVAL, AUGUST 6 – 8

JASON MORAN AND THE BANDWAGON, JOHN SCOFIELD TRIO, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BIG BAND, JOSHUA REDMAN’S JAMES FARM, RENEE ROSNES, FRED HERSCH & NICO GORI DUO & MORE Read more