It's Nomination Time for the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association
This is your time to get involved in the HVBA by nominating the people you think would best represent your bluegrass interests and would best carry out the duties of the officers.
Surely a highlight of this year’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival will be a very special Keith-Style Banjo Summit hosted by Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, and Tony Trischka. As if this “Triple Crown of Banjo” wasn’t enough, joining them on stage to honor the music and enormous influence of Bill Keith will be the award-winning Noam Pikelny, Eric Weissberg, Mike Munford, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, and Ryan Cavanaugh, along with Bill Keith himself. The 90-minute Keith-style banjo gathering will be on Friday, July 17 beginning at 7:00pm at the Creekside Stage.
Yes, you did read it right. How lucky can we get? Well, lucky enough to have James King and his band land in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, July 21. And lucky enough to find the perfect spot to hear The Bluegrass Storyteller.
The band consists of James King (vocals, guitar), Eddie Lovelace (bass), Adam Poindexter (banjo), Merl Johnson (fiddle), and Nick Novia, (mandolin).
We are sad to have to cancel this house concert. However, you can still catch this band on Saturday night at the Rosendale Cafe.
This bluegrass trio plays beautifully crafted and arranged songs... many of them being Abby's originals, along with some standards, and even one of her brother's. The songs are delivered with intricate three part harmonies, and the stellar musicianship of Ellery Marshall on the banjo and Jeff Picker on the bass.
You might Abby Hollander playing last year at the Cafe with another of her bands, The Boot Heel Drag. She's a singer, songwriter, and guitar player originally from Woodstock, NY. Coming from a family of musicians, she was raised on an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and jazz... which were played on the stereo a little and the back porch a lot. In her travels so far she's studied voice, violin, and theatre; absorbed some swing and blues from a stint in Austin; taught English to little kids in Spain; taught Spanish to little kids in Brooklyn; and moved a piano across the country twice to finally settle in New York and make music.