Cancelled !Mark Brooks on Toy Piano June 22nd@1!

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Mark Steven Brooks will be performing music written specifically for the toy piano.  Included will be compositions by Mark Steven Brooks, John Cage, Michael Jon Fink, David Gonzalez and Olivia Kieffer.  Some older pieces arranged for toy piano may be mixed in as well.  Come join us for lunch and the unique, bell-like sounds of the toy piano.


Mark Steven Brooks is a composer/musician living in Stone Ridge.  He received a B.M. in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 1978 and M.A. in music in 1984 from Wesleyan University. He has composed over 100 works for a variety of media including western classical instruments, Indonesian gamelan and electronics and his music has been heard throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Australia, Israel and Indonesia.  In addition to composing, Brooks performs on electric bass, guitar, piano, percussion and electronics. He has appeared at New Music America, BAM, Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory and many other new music venues.  He has recorded for Folkways, Tzadik, XI, Gamelan Son of Lion, Strangemusic, Metasynthia, Elaterium, Unit Records, Musicworks and Sony record labels.

Levanta June 22nd @530!

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Levanta means “lift” in Portuguese and Spanish, and this unique quartet brings a collective intention to do just that: lift the music and the spirits of the listeners. The origin of the group is literally from a dream which is fulfilled in a quartet comprised of Thomas Workman on flutes, fujara, ngoni, hulusi and didgeridoo; Timothy Hill on vocals and guitar; Gabriel Dresdale on cello; and Evry Mann on percussion. Unusual instruments in combination give Levanta a breadth, depth and ability to morph through a wide range of textures, rhythms and musical landscapes.

We rehearse on a weekly basis, and have developed a deep rapport in our improvisations with a sense of perpetual frontier. New material, whether original or arrangement, goes through a collective process by which it becomes our own. From driving rhythms in odd meters, to the enchanting beauty of harmonic singing accompanied by cello and flute, to arrangements of music from Hermeto Pascoal, Dave Holland or Abdullah Ibrahim, Levanta lifts with music that lives on in the listening.

Funshine Merry Makers June 23rd @ 1!

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The Funshine Merry Makers rock the house with their kid-friendly antics, funny skits, magic tricks & silly songs - lots of audience participation and surprises too! 

 

As educators and entertainers Happy Dan and Rainbow the Clown have delighted children for many years.  They

are both creative, silly, and compassionate people who believe in a better world for one and all.  Join the fun!


Alyssa Dan June 29th at 1!

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Born in a world of music, Alyssa Dann is a 17 year old singer songwriter raised in the legendary artist enclave of Woodstock, NY.

At 15, after going to a songwriting camp, she caught the songwriting bug. A featured performer at many venues, Alyssa has received favorable reviews in the pool of professional singer songwriters immersing them in her folk, jazz, and pop style.


Guzmango Sax Quartet June 29th @ 6!

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The Guzmango Saxophone Quartet

The Guzmango Saxophone Quartet is led by tango enthusiast Guzman Blackburn, having been originally formed to play saxophone quartet arrangements of the standard tango repertoire, including such favorites as La Cumparsita and El Choclo, as well as various pieces by one of tango's best known composers, Astor Piazolla. It has since expanded its reach to embrace jazz numbers such as Take Five and Wapango, popular numbers like Stardust, and numerous classical pieces ranging from Albinoni's Adagio, and J. S. Bach's Fugue in G minor to the Philip Glass String Quartet and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The current members of the quartet itself are equally diverse, including Guzman 'Munc' Blackburn on soprano sax, the husband and wife jazz duo Jessica and Tony Jones on alto and tenor saxophones, and gamelan and eclectic instrumentalist Bill Ylitalo on baritone saxophone.

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Spero June 30th @1!

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is a songstress & educator with a fondness for loops and anything Funky. Her ethereal grooves, soulful voice and dark lyrics float over an original twist on finger-style guitar. Luscious blends of jazz, folk and world rhythms, particularly those of Senegal, West Africa, color her original compositions.

She is on a mission of inspiring social solidarity through music, movement & supporting healthy food systems to reclaim the beauty & power of our humanity.


https://www.kristasperoni.com/shows


Lara Hope's Gold Hope Duo June 30th @ 4!

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When Ameripolitan Award winning artist (2017 Rockabilly Female) Lara Hope teams up with internationally touring, upright bass-slapping pro Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh, they become…THE GOLD HOPE DUO!

This husband and wife team are hitting it hard, spreading “Merry-Cana”, a term they coined to describe their genre. They will be bringing their unique brand of stripped-down, upbeat Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Country, Folk and a pinch a humor to a town near you!
Living by the motto “If you can’t do it, kazoo it!”, this pair is sure to make you laugh, drink, dance and grab your partners behind!

*You can also find the GHD playing worldwide with their full band, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, who have been on tour for much of 2018, as direct support for The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Blasters.


Julia Haines on Harp: Music for all Beings: July 5th @ 5!

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Julia Haines weaves together classical, traditional, improvisation and contemporary influences to create a radiant music. First Prize Winner for harp and voice at the O’Carolan Festival, Keadue, Ireland, nominated Best Folk Instrumentalist by the Philadelphia Music Foundation, her recordings include: HER Songs (2018),THUNDER: Perfect Mind (1999), ODYSSEY (1988), WIND/WATER/LIGHT (1985). She has recorded with Tommy Hayes, The Roots, Susan Werner, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Esformes, Sue Pilla and Ubaka Hill.

July 5th concert : Music for all Beings: Improvisations and songs for the elementals.


Stephen Michael Pague July 6th @ 1!

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As a singer, songwriter, Steven Michael Pague has travelled the world bringing his uplifting, positive music and songs to venues both large and small. He creates an intimate atmosphere that is inspiring and inviting. His style ranges from ballad to reggae, folk, pop, rock and more. He has performed with the likes of Richie Havens, Emmy Lou Harris, David Darling, Paul Winter,  and Baba Olatundji. Stevens's original and collected songs express the commonalities of the experience of being human: feeling, dreaming, waking, wanting, needing, hoping, loving, losing, finding oneself, letting go and being thankful.


Hudson River Playback Theatre: Sky Above Earth Below July 6th @ 630!

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Sky Above, Earth Below

with Hudson River Playback Theatre

 

Saturday July 6, 6:30pm (rain date: July 21)

Rail Trail Café  

 

Theatre with a difference! Audience members are invited to tell true stories from the natural world—a childhood memory, a moment from right now, a vision or hope for the future. Hudson River Playback Theatre’s team of improvisers will listen and create theatre on the spot, along with music. 

 

In case of rain the show will be postponed to Sunday July 21, 6:30pm If in doubt please check on Facebook (Hudson River Playback Theatre or Rail Trail Café.)

 

Hudson River Playback Theatre, a New Paltz-based nonprofit ensemble founded in 1990, has performed by invitation in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, London, and Frankfurt. HRPT has recently been named as the 2019 rec

Latin Jazz Trio: Sabor July 12th @6!

Sabor Latin Jazz Trio is a local band based in KIngston, Ny. We love the intertwining of beautiful jazz melodies and Afro- Carribbean percussive rhythms. Our repertoire includes originals as well as Latin jazz standards. The line us is: Rick Altman on vibes, Michael Colletti on upright bass and Pablo Shine on Congas and percussion.

Balkan Fest July 13th @ 3!

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Rain Date July 14th. More info coming soon.

The first ever Rail Trail Balkan Fest will feature bands from the Hudson Valley and beyond that play Eastern European dance and listening music. Performances by Sekanjabin, Caprice Rouge, Max's New Hat, Greek Night and Mac$&$Cheeze Balkan Power Trio plus special guests to be announced. 3 pm til dusk. 


Balkan Fest at Rail Trail Cafe
Saturday, July 13, 2019
3 – Dusk
By donation

Andrew Shirley Films : Who Am I? ( If I'm not Myself?) July 19th @ 7!

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The Superior Bugout presents ...

Please join us Friday July 19th at the Rail Trial Cafe for  Who Am I? (If I’m Not Myself) a short film series by American freaks, villains, and outsiders reflecting on the current state of subversive communities and the importance of artistic expression as dissidence in today’s social climate- featuring work from feminist painter Heather Benjamin, freight train traveling artist SWAMPY, Andrew H. Shirley’s existential graffiti-strewn fantasy WASTEDLAND 2 among others.



Nebraskan native CHEVROLET PILE will be performing his latest crunchy western album alongside an experimental dj set from Kingston's own DJ BUFFLO.

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Much of Wastedland 2 was shot on location outside of Kingston, Ny. That's Slide Mountain in the background where Wolftits and Amoeba encounter the UFO spaceship in a field somewhere (still from the film).
FILM: Wastedland 2 (30 min/ color/ 2016) is an existential fantasy follows three solitary vandals (played by actual graffiti writers themselves- Wolftits, Avoid, and Smells) who cross paths while searching for the meaning of a trail of enigmatic artworks left behind by UFO 907, another nomadic artist. Roaming from one decaying zone to the next in a never-ending search for beer, weed, and a wall to paint, the vandals form a pact to find UFO and attain the answer to their unanimous question of their futility- “what’s the point?”
Andrew H. Shirley (The Superior Bugout) finds an obsession in living experimentation through a miscreant lifestyle detached from material pop culture. His multi disciplinary work has appeared in PS 1, MOCA, Museum of Sex, and films have screened at festivals in over 300 cities worldwide. As a social architect, he has curated the underground into public events from institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music to a secret tree house art gallery he built in upstate NY. Though primarily nomadic, he sometimes resides outside of Kingston, NY.




THE SUPERIOR BUGOUT

visual arts / films / stories / events

recent work: www.wastedland2.com






High Low Duo July 20th @1!

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New York-based guitarists Jack Petruzzelli and Cameron Greider have played with a who’s who of rock and pop artists, from Patti Smith and Chris Cornell to P.M. Dawn and Rufus Wainwright. 

As High Low Duo they pursue a longtime passion for classical music, reimagining repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 20th century for two electric guitars. Their debut release will feature Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and selections from Bartok’s 44 Duos for Violin. 

Sylvain Leroux July 2oth @ 6!

Sylvain Leroux: flute, Fula flute, chromatic tambin, alto saxophone Julia Haynes: Accordeon Mamadou ba: bass Andy Algire: percussion  

Sylvain Leroux: flute, Fula flute, chromatic tambin, alto saxophone
Julia Haynes: Accordeon
Mamadou ba: bass
Andy Algire: percussion
 

Sylvain Leroux is one of the world’s notable Fula flute players. He has brought traditional West African music to Zankel Hall with the “Fula Flute Ensemble,” curated the "Griot Summit” series that featured 25 New York City area griots from five countries, and has been noted in performances and recordings with Billy Martin, Emeline Michel, Hassan Hakmoun, Adam Rudolph, and Karl Berger.

Maker and seller of flutes around the world, he invented and patented the “chromatic tambin” which brought the traditional Fula flute into full chromatic functionality. This led him to initiate “l’Ecole Fula Flute,” a music literacy Project in Guinea. Beginning in 2013 this effort has stimulated a revival of the flute in Conakry and by now, a new crop of excellent young flutist/musicians are emerging from the program.       

In this concert, he will be taking a further step in his approach, delineated in the 2012 critically hailed release “Quatuor Creole,” to integrate his jazz roots with West African music featuring his invention, the “chromatic tambin,” which makes the incredible sounds of the Fula flute available to any music.


David Levy on Flute July 21st @ 1!

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Born to listen and see.

Forever asking the question "why am I here, on this Earth? What am I responsible for?"
David has devoted these recent years, since 1992, to exploring breath-in-sound-flutes as a form of prayer and connection with people and Beauty. These past five years David has brought Native American style flutes into our local hospitals and Golden Hill, a rehab and long-term care facility. He has dedicated himself, through these flutes, to meeting people dealing with aging, illness, dying, and death. This journey has carried him into exploring music as living within improvisation. In each moment, what breath-sound expresses the Beauty of gratitude? Each moment, an unexpected sound breathes into the next moment's sound, breathes life.
Very recently, David has brought these flutes into the hospital maternity. Now breath begins again, renews, and celebrates life in its fullness.


Levanta July 27th @ 530!

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Madarka: Double Set July 28th @1&4!

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Madárka (“little bird” in Hungarian) plays the traditional music you would have heard in the villages of Eastern Europe many years ago, slightly updated.

Drawing from the rich history of Klezmer, Roma, Balkan, Romanian and Russian folk music, we take listeners on a lively journey across borders and centuries. Our repertoire is flexible and diverse, encompassing high energy music perfect for circle dancing, Yiddish love ballads, Rom murder ballads, Romanian worker’s songs mixed with Appalachian fiddle, standards and bizarre old tunes you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.

The band features our primary vocalist Dushka Ramic who was raised in the former Yugoslavia and comes to us with a deep love of traditional music. Our instrumentation can include fiddle, mandolin, accordion, sax, cello, clarinet, keyboard, guitar, and percussion.

We can also sometimes perform as a smaller unit.

Madarka is a unique band experience. I was moved to hear 5 talented musicians working at preserving living history - transporting the audience to far corners of the earth with their unique repertoire. The chords are engaging with a nostalgic flair for challenging dissonance that speaks of longing, toiling of overlooked peoples’ and their lives long gone but so much like ours today in their humanity and so alive in the band’s music.

But Madarka also shares in the joys of these foreign lands blending effortlessly cultures of different backgrounds highlighting their common humanity. Every song a different beat it is hard to not move and stay in your seat. Surely this is dancing music! You are transported to foreign lands and forgotten times and the hours fly by. Kletzmer, Balkan, Gypsy all the way to Russian tunes whirl in your head and heart as you leave a most entertaining evening.
I will make sure not miss any future concerts of this wonderful group.

Moni A


Djam Gong @ 6!

Join us with Bill Ylitalo for an evening of Balinese inspired rhythyms!

Joakim Lartey and Chris Lane August 10th @1!

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Joakim and Chris is an interdependent improvisational duo that is passionate about cross-cultural musical expression.

They blend African, American, Asian and European influences; they combine ancient forms with cutting edge musical technology 

to create a truly original sound…


Joakim Lartey - drums, percussion, voice, electronics and effects

Chris Lane - guitars, banjo, mandolin, slide guitar, loopers and effects


Joakim and Chris on facebook: @joakimandchris


Julia Haines on Harp: Spirit Sounds: August 10th @ 5!

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Improvisations and Songs.

Julia Haines weaves together classical, traditional, improvisation and contemporary influences to create a radiant music. First Prize Winner for harp and voice at the O’Carolan Festival, Keadue, Ireland, nominated Best Folk Instrumentalist by the Philadelphia Music Foundation, her recordings include: HER Songs (2018),THUNDER: Perfect Mind (1999), ODYSSEY (1988), WIND/WATER/LIGHT (1985). She has recorded with Tommy Hayes, The Roots, Susan Werner, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Esformes, Sue Pilla and Ubaka Hill.


Andy Shapiro August 11th@1!

Bio  Gun Hill Road in the Bronx was a place of dreams in the 1950’s. It was here Andy Shapiro grew up listening to his sister’s Four Seasons and Beach Boys records. He fell in love with the guitar as a nine year old listening to his mother strum folk songs and picked up the electric guitar in the 60’s to the Beatles, Stones, and then Cream and Jimmy Hendrix. He left college to become a full time musician and toured New England in a Country Rock Band playing Emmy Lou, Linda Ronstadt, Hank, Johnny, Merle and the rest of the gang. Andy became part of the Boston music scene in the 70’s and 80’s in the local renowned band “The Catch” and then took time off to raise a family.  Music percolated through the next millennium when Andy picked up the guitar again to become a singer-songwriter. He released his first CD “Find My Way Home” in May 2018. “Through the Looking Glass” is a song about changing the world by changing the way you view it and was recognized as an Honorable Mention in the 14th Annual emPower Posi Music Awards Celebration

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Gun Hill Road in the Bronx was a place of dreams in the 1950’s. It was here Andy Shapiro grew up listening to his sister’s Four Seasons and Beach Boys records.
He fell in love with the guitar as a nine year old listening to his mother strum folk songs and picked up the electric guitar in the 60’s to the Beatles, Stones, and then Cream and Jimmy Hendrix. He left college to become a full time musician and toured New England in a Country Rock Band playing Emmy Lou, Linda Ronstadt, Hank, Johnny, Merle and the rest of the gang. Andy became part of the Boston music scene in the 70’s and 80’s in the local renowned band “The Catch” and then took time off to raise a family.

Music percolated through the next millennium when Andy picked up the guitar again to become a singer-songwriter. He released his first CD “Find My Way Home” in May 2018. “Through the Looking Glass” is a song about changing the world by changing the way you view it and was recognized as an Honorable Mention in the 14th Annual emPower Posi Music Awards Celebration

The Film El Ramo by Flatsitter August 16th @ Dusk !

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“El Ramo” -- the latest virtual reality experience from artist Flatsitter -- -- is an intense and visceral short film paired with virtual reality and was produced entirely in Oaxaca, México in collaboration with a team of Oaxacan artists, musicians, actors, and writers -- including the powerful music of Ensamble Kafka.


The US premiere of “El Ramo” will take place on a month-long tour of New York state and will include stops in Buffalo, Corning, Binghamton, Syracuse, Hudson Valley, and New York City -- with a focus on engaging Latino audiences in New York by partnering with arts and cultural organizations working in these communities.

Joakim Lartey and Chris Linet August 17th @530 !

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Joakim and Chris is an interdependent improvisational duo that is passionate about cross-cultural musical expression.

They blend African, American, Asian and European influences; they combine ancient forms with cutting edge musical technology 

to create a truly original sound…


Joakim Lartey - drums, percussion, voice, electronics and effects

Chris Lane - guitars, banjo, mandolin, slide guitar, loopers and effects


Joakim and Chris on facebook: @joakimandchris


Trashfest 4 August 18th @ 4!

With Peter Head and Bill Ylitalo! Music made from garbage.

Levanta August 24 @ 530!

Thomas Workman, Timothy Hill Gabriel Dresdale, Ev Mann

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Levanta means “lift” in Portuguese and Spanish, and this unique quartet brings a collective intention to do just that: lift the music and the spirits of the listeners. The origin of the group is literally from a dream which is fulfilled in a quartet comprised of Thomas Workman on flutes, fujara, ngoni, hulusi and didgeridoo; Timothy Hill on vocals and guitar; Gabriel Dresdale on cello; and Evry Mann on percussion. Unusual instruments in combination give Levanta a breadth, depth and ability to morph through a wide range of textures, rhythms and musical landscapes.

We rehearse on a weekly basis, and have developed a deep rapport in our improvisations with a sense of perpetual frontier. New material, whether original or arrangement, goes through a collective process by which it becomes our own. From driving rhythms in odd meters, to the enchanting beauty of harmonic singing accompanied by cello and flute, to arrangements of music from Hermeto Pascoal, Dave Holland or Abdullah Ibrahim, Levanta lifts with music that lives on in the listening.

Stephen Michael Pague August 25th @ 1!

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As a singer, songwriter, Steven Michael Pague has travelled the world bringing his uplifting, positive music and songs to venues both large and small. He creates an intimate atmosphere that is inspiring and inviting. His style ranges from ballad to reggae, folk, pop, rock and more. He has performed with the likes of Richie Havens, Emmy Lou Harris, David Darling, Paul Winter,  and Baba Olatundji. Stevens's original and collected songs express the commonalities of the experience of being human: feeling, dreaming, waking, wanting, needing, hoping, loving, losing, finding oneself, letting go and being thankful.

Sonark Trio August 31st @6!

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Thomas Workaman, Joakim Lartey, Gabriel Dresdale

Racket River Girls September @1!

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“The Racket River Girls—Bella Kosmacher and Hallie Stotler—met and became fast friends in Harmony 104 at Vassar College. Their earthy and effervescent sound combines traditional and original folk tunes on harmonious vocals, dueling fiddles, guitar, ukulele, concertina and more.”