Cafe Opening Weekend

The Rail Trail cafe will open for the season!

Levanta May 25th @ 5:30!

Front:Thomas Workman, Timothy Hill, Gabriel Dresdale. Back: Ev Mann

Front:Thomas Workman, Timothy Hill, Gabriel Dresdale. Back: Ev Mann

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.

Journeys in Flamenco: Mario Rincon May 26th @1!

Mario Rincon!

Mario Rincon!

Mario Rincon is a flamenco singer based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Raised in a family of flamenco artists, he has toured and performed extensively with the dance troupe Flamenco Vivo and with his father’s ensemble, Romeria Flamenca. Mario holds a BMus from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and has studied flamenco cante in Spain with Rocio Marquez.

Work Samples:

Fandangos

Taranta/Cartagenera Black Hole Solea

Contact:
(917) 841-4152 mariorincon@optimum.net https://www.reverbnation.com/mariorincon

Classical Indian Ragas: Santoor & Tabla: Eric Archer June 2@130!

Eric Archer on Tabla

Eric Archer on Tabla

Vinay Desai, santoor

Eric Archer, tabla 

A delightful evening of Classical Indian ragas, combining the 100 stringed Santoor with Tabla accompaniment.  The magical melodies and rhythms of North India combine to create celestial sounds of meditation and connection.  Please join us for this special concert.  

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Datura Road June 2nd@ 430!

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Band Members

Matt Nobile - Guitar, Oud, Vocals
Raphael Garritano - Guitar, Mandolin
David Budd - Percussion,
Peter Nobile -Bass

Datura Road’s music sits at the crossroads where east meets west. Due to the combination of various musical styles the band is able to create a new type of world music. Above all they emphasize song-form and groove, while introducing new textures to the western ear. As a result, their debut release, Datura Road, features instruments such as the ud/oud, doumbek, bansuri, and tabla, in addition to the more familiar guitar, bass, and drum framework.

Calico Duo: Modern Americana, Classical, Celtic

Eric Archer

Eric Archer

Calico Duo is a collaboration between fingerstyle guitarist Eric Archer, and cellist Daniel Blair Frankhuizen. Exploring the unique conversational quality which their two instruments allow, they present a joyful cross between Acoustic Classical, Folk, World, Celtic, and Americana musics -- a sound that is at once quickening and meditative, modern and classic -- a true delight for music lovers of all kinds.

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Ami Madeleine June 9th @1!

Ami Madeleine

Ami Madeleine

Ami Madeleine’s original songs are inspired by the natural world and the people within it. Although sung through her personal lens, Ami’s music reflects a place within all of us - allowing us to explore the depths of love, life, heartbreak and death while keeping us safe within the sweet strumming world she creates.

She has two full-length albums and is working on a new EP to be released this summer. Whether plucking a uke, fingerpicking guitar, or thumbing a kalimba, Ami’s songs take you into dreamlike introspection and carry you back to life with loving perspective.

Bloom & The B2's: June 14th @ 6!

Bloom

Bloom

BLOOM is a 33-voice women’s voice ensemble and The B2’s a 9 voice ensemble, both directed by Debbie Lan. The evening’s performance will include original arrangements of some of the group’s favorite songs, including material by James Taylor, Pat Humphries, Milck, Peter Gabriel, The Boswell Sisters, Sting, and Johnny Clegg, amongst others.


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.

Balkan Fest July 13th @ 1!

Rain Date July 14th. More info coming soon.

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






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!

Thomas Workman, Timothy Hill, Gabriel Dresdale,  Ev Mann

Thomas Workman, Timothy Hill, Gabriel Dresdale, Ev Mann