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Folksinger. The term conjures up the likes of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez. The charismatic banjo or guitar slinger who keeps it simple, powerfully getting right to the heart of the song.
Katonah, NY – (October 8, 2014) – On Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. John Fullbright, a Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter in the tradition of esteemed songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Townes Van Zandt, and Woody Guthrie, will perform a solo acoustic performance in Caramoor’s 200-seat Music Room. Fullbright, a rising star in the Americana music community, is a skilled and dynamic guitarist, pianist, and songwriter.
Original post by Easy Ed on No Depression
In a super-sized world where there is a notion that everything bigger is inherently better, last weekend’s American Roots Music Festival at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts proved that less is more. Opting out of the currently popular multi-day mega-event with an audience of a half-million people, fifteen stages, forty-two headliners and two thousand musicians, what they offered instead to the appreciative audience was a day of wonderful and intimate performances from some of the area’s top artists, an opportunity to connect and engage with various elements of the local music community, and an evening concert featuring the Lone Bellow opening for Rosanne Cash. Read more
We’re getting excited about our American Roots Music Festival coming up in June and thought it would be a good time to share some aspects about the genre. While the concept of American Roots Music may seem clear just by the title, there is so much more to the genre than its descriptors.
American Roots music – bluegrass, country, folk, blues, and gospel (among others) is the lifeblood of America’s cultural heritage. These are the sounds of the American melting pot in full boil, and this summer we will present some of the iconic masters of these forms as well as promising and talented rising stars, among them: the Del McCoury Band, John McCutcheon, Heritage Blues Quartet, Spuyten Duyvil, David Wax Museum, the Stray Birds, Doug & Telisha, and Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. Tim O’Brien, the Amy Helm Band and Suzanne Vega will appear on the Caramoor stage as well.
To further celebrate this truly American musical tradition, we are thrilled to welcome two longtime friends celebrating some forty years on the road, neo-traditionalists singing in the church of the high and lonesome: Emmy Lou Harris and Rodney Crowell! The two met and began performing together in the 1970’s and have recently Read more
Lists, lists, lists! Magazines, radio stations and websites love to list their “best of” and “worst of” at the end of the year. It’s fun to see the top ten when it pertains to something relevant and interesting to us. Then there are those of us who tire of the lists. If you fall under this category, I recommend a blog I recently came across entitled “Top 10 Steps to a Top 10 List.” When confronted with a plethora of lists, can you possibly extract the events and places that meant most to you in 2012? What would be on your list?
I cannot help but smile as I attempt Read more