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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


                        Perrry Cleaveland



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is headed for a Nov 2nd arrival, at the Clifton Springs library.
Harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are delighted to welcome back a wonderful musician friend, as Feature:



~ PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS ~



Perry, https://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland, is a warm, funny, classy gentleman, who personifies musical excellence. A master mandolin player, Perry's bottomless catalog of songs, ranges from Bluegrass, Country, and Folk standards, to original songs, by regional songwriters, like John Cadley.
Perry is equally at home, on the fiddle, or the guitar, and his fine tenor vocals are invariably fan favorites.


We always feel lucky to get Perry for an evening, because that means, that several other great bands, will have to squeak by, without him.
Perry has been a bulwark, of Bristol Mountain Bluegrass, Rebecca Colleen & the Chorelads, The Cadleys, and Meyer & McGuire, and he is the go-to guy, for regional musicians, when they need the absolute best, in the studio, or in live performance.


...and the icing on the cake...The MYSTERY PICKERS...we are always treated to great songs, by our Mystery Pickers, and we invite you...yes, you!...to git up, tune up, and play us a song.  Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and yer in bidness.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PERRY CLEAVELAND & FRIENDS
  • Clifton Springs library, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Nov 2
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments

 


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring MARIA GILLARD TRIO

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

                                Elaine Verstraete                                        Maria Gillard                          Perry Cleaveland

    

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is enroute, for a Wednesday, Oct 19th arrival, at the Clifton Springs library, Trackers.

Your ever affable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are more than pleased to welcome back our Feature:



~ MARIA GILLARD TRIO ~



Maria Gillard, http://www.mariagillard.com/  anchors the group, with her beguiling vocals, and her tasty guitar.  She tells the stories behind her own funny, and evocative songs, which makes them even more charming, and she incudes a selection of songs that we might know, and sing along with.

Maria's partners, are two of the finest musicians, and most delightful people, that we know.

Elaine Verstraete, http://www.elaineverstraete.com/  plays bass fiddle, and sings harmony.  Elaine is a wonderul singer and musician, and she's literally, a bouquet of artistic talent.  Check the link here, to get a glimpse of her bio beyond the music, and see her wonderful work, as a visual artist. 

Perry Cleaveland, https://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland/about" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pcleaveland/about  plays mandolin, fiddle, and guitar, and sings harmony.  Us Trackers are proud to consider Perry, a part of our Tunes By the Tracks family.  We know what a musical treasure Perry is.
His list of credits and accomplishments is exhaustive.  Sufice to say, Perry plays with the Cadley's, Meyer & McGuire, Rebecca Colleen, Paul Swiatek, and others, and he is the go-to guy, for the region's most discerning musicians, when they need the cleanest, tastiest player for their studio projects.

Collectively, these three, are the MARIA GILLARD TRIO, and we're really happy to host them.

....but that's not all, folks...THE MYSTERY PICKERS ...yes, indeedy...they're back.
If you want to join this merry band, just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and we'd be delighted to put you in the bull's eye.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring, MARIA GILLARD TRIO
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wednesday, Oct 19
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 suggested donation, for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring STARDUST AND BUTTERFLIES

Posted on September 24, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be rolling in, with a beautiful autumn show, on Wed, Oct 5th.
Your effusive hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to present our Feature:


~ Stardust and Butterflies ~



Our good friend, David Ianni will be returning, with his fine guitar to underpin a show, that is certain to delight.

 

David will play guitar behind the vocals of Linda Foster and Laura Jean Diekmann, two ladies we've loved in their prior visits.
This is going to be an evening of lovely music, by some of America's finest songwriters.

Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez...I just hear the names, and those wonderful songs start going through my head...and
we'll hear their songs once more, on Oct 5th.


Linda Foster and Laura Jean Diekmann, and David Ianni, offer a concert that celebrates the legacy, of these beloved singer-songwriters, with the songs we cherish...Diamonds and Rust, Turn, Turn, Turn, Circle Game, Someday Soon, Both Sides Now, and many more.


...we'll catch our breath, with a short break, and then...


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will saunter into the spotlight, for the second half of the evening.  (care to take a turn, in the barrel?  Ask Cathy, Allen, or moi (Jim), and you too, can be a Mystery Picker)

 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring STARDUST AND BUTTERFLIES
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY, http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wed, Oct 5th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 






TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ALMOST IRISH

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)


         Jon Rubins     Ralph Minervio   Chris Glatley    


   Ralph Minervino                              Jon Rubins                                                      Chris Glatlty


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is just over yonder hill, headed for an ontime arrival at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, Sep 21st.
Your ebullient hosts Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to welcome back our Feature:

 


~ ALMOST IRISH ~



We've loved these lads on their previous visits...and by jingo...here they come again...

 

ALMOST IRISH, is a trio familiar to traditional music lovers in the Finger Lakes where they have performed for over 10 years. They are so named because none of them are Irish. and their repertoire includes tunes from all over the Celtic map besides Ireland, such as Shetland, Brittany and French Canada.


They've been regular performers at the annual GCVM Fiddle Fair, Springwater Fiddlers Fair, Honeoye Redbeard festival and outdoor concerts in Canandaigua, Bloomfield and Clifton Springs.


Chris Glattly (keyboard and guitar) studied piano at MSU earning a BA (Music) with a concentration in piano tech, where he discovered recordings of the Chieftains and other folk groups. Chris has far ranging musical interests in both classical and traditional and is a much respected accompanist in the Rochester Irish musical community. Chris is a registered piano technician (RPT) and owner of Glattly Pianoforte, providing piano sales and service.


Ralph Minervino is a regular Tracker, who is a retired podiatrist and a long time lover of Irish music, although his first instrument was the clarinet. He joined Fiddlers of the Genesee (FOG), where his interest in Celtic music was piqued. He now plays the penny whistle and flute, and teaches whistle technique at workshops in the Rochester area. He finds time to play with the Victor Community Band and is exploring the world of fiddling.


Jon Rubins was inspired by Andres Segovia and took classical guitar lessons as a teenager. He sang and played guitar and banjo at cofee houses while in medical school( he is a retired oncologist) but dropped music until 20 years later when he picked up a fiddle rented by his wife from Music Lovers Shop. FOG was also his entry into Irish music, and bluegrass banjo and mandolin have been added to his repertoire, “Almost Irish Almost Live” is the group’s CD, released in 2004 and includes over 40 tunes. 

 


...yes, indeedy folks...THE MYSTERY PICKERS...the wildly popular segment of the show, where our frisky musical friends strut their stuff, will occupy the second half of the evening. (Feeling ready??

just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi)...and yer career as a MYSTERY PICKER, is launched!!)


 

  • Tunes By the Tracks, Featuring ALMOST IRISH
  • Clifton Springs Library, 4 Railroad Ave
  • Clifton Springs, NY http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wednesday, Sep 21st
  • 7pm - 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Free Admission ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 

 


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ALLEN HOPKINS & BONNIE ABRAMS

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


               Allen Hopkins                          Bonnie Abrams


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound, for a stop at the library on Wednesday, Sep 7th.
Continuously congenial hosts, Jim Clare and Cathy McGrath, are delighted to welcome our mossy-horned co-host and his long-time duet partner, as our Feature:


 

~ ALLEN HOPKINS & BONNIE ABRAMS ~

 


Bonnie, http://dynrec.com/bonnieabrams/ , is a multi-instrumentalist, who writes and performs her own songs and she sings everything from choral music to Broadway show tunes. As "Voice of the Second Generation", Bonnie has performed programs of song and narration from the European Jewish experience at multi-cultural celebrations and Holocaust Commemorations.

Allen Hopkins, is our own TUNES BY THE TRACKS co-host.
You all know Allen...he's the guy who plays bluegrass, blues, Celtic music and even Stephen Foster ballads on his three
dozen acoustic instruments...(calm down, he won't be playing all of them).

Us Trackers have kicked back with Bonnie and Allen before, so we're prepared laugh, clap, sing along, and maybe even shed a tear...(metaphorically speaking)

...but wait ~THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ those loveable louts have been stealing the show lately, so who knows what surprises are in store, this time...
If you're champing at the bit to give it a go, as a Mystery Picker...see Cathy or Jim (moi), and we'll sign you up, on the spot. 


 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ALLEN HOPKINS & BONNIE ABRAMS
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Sep 7th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 

 


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring FRED VINE

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

                                                     Fred Vine

Summer continues to sit hotly upon us, which means, it's a great time for some live
music, Trackers!
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is steaming in, and she'll be at the Library on Wed, 
Aug 17th.
Your ever cool hosts, Jim Clare, and Cathy McGrath, are delighted and excited to
welcome back another favorite as our Feature:

~ FRED VINE ~                                                     

Fred Vine, http://www.fredvine.com is is a master of "Piedmont"

style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar.

His repertoire is rich with traditional blues, compelling instrumentals and captivating

songs.

Fred's musical tastes are eclectic, so we'll enjoy acoustic blues, jazz, original

compositions , American Songbook and contemporary songs.

His influences include bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Son House,

Mississippi John Hurt, Jelly Roll Morton and certainly Chet Atkins.

Laid back, yet engaging and witty, Fred easily connects with his audience...which is us

guys.

Heads Up Shoppers...Fred's CD's will be for sale ~ "Mister Freddy Blues"

(a compendium of roots blues), "Crystal River Blues" (a mixed bag of jazz, blues and

contemporary), "Cruising on the Belle" and "Genesee Delta Stomp", which showcases

Fred's original music.

As a seasoned performer, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters,

John Hammond, Guy Davis, Dave Van Ronk and many others.

 

~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS...will let fly, during the second half of the
evening. See Cathy or Jim (moi), to try yer hand at the glitzy, glamouous
world of show bizzness.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring FRED VINE
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Aug 17th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)



  

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring REBECCA COLLEEN

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)


                                                                                                     Rebecca Colleen


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is under full steam this summer, and she'll be at the library on Wed, Aug 3rd.
Your hospitable hosts, Jim Clare, and Cathy McGrath, are very pleased to welcome a wonderfully talented young artist, as our Feature:



~ REBECCA COLLEEN ~


Rebecca is well known to us Trackers, as the lead singer, for Rebecca Colleen & the Chorelads, a mainstay of Finger Lakes Bluegrass festivals and venues. https://www.facebook.com/rebeccacolleenandthechorelads/" target="_blank">http://https://www.facebook.com/rebeccacolleenandthechorelads/
Rebecca sometimes likes to stretch her musical wings, and perform as a solo, so we unabashedly seized the opportunity, to book her as a Feature at TUNES BY THE TRACKS.

Just to whet our appetities, here a few of the remarks from folks who have seen Rebecca Colleen perform:


"Rebecca Colleen - a beautiful young artist with an angelic voice.She has been instantly added to my personal listening collection. I know you're going to love her too!" ~Rhonda Vincent

 "Rebecca has a beautiful voice and an intuitive giftfor interpretationalong with a kindred heart that permeates all her songs." ~Claire Lynch

 "There's an ease about Rebecca that draws you in - it's in the strum of her guitar, in the way she chats with the audience between songs, in her countenance when she sings, and of course in her rich and compelling voice, so full of promise at her young age. Keep an eye on this one!" ~ Mark Schatz

 

...hold yer horses...THE MYSTERY PICKERS will once again, excoriate us during the second half of the evening!  ...see Cathy or Jim (moi), and join those in the know...who are already doin' it...an you can do it too.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring REBECCA COLLEEN
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Aug 3rd
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments

 



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                    Taylor Pie


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is under full summer steam, so make sure yer on board, for our next show, on Wednesday, July 20th.
Your effervescent hosts, Jim Clare, and Cathy McGrath are thrilled and excited, to welcome back a Tracker favorite, as our Feature:


~ TAYLOR PIE ~



Taylor Pie, http://www.taylorpie.com/
is a delight. She is so very self effacing about her prodigious talent, that each time she performs, we're pleasantly surprised all over again, to realize that we're listening to a star.

When she was still in high school, Pie began her musical journey that continues today. Along the way, she has worked with many of the marquis names, in Country and Folk music, and she has great stories to tell...hoo dawgie...and Pie can tell a story.


Pie's lead vocal on "Time", with Pozo Seco Singers, when she was called Susan Taylor, has become a folk classic.
The record hit #1 in LA, Chicago, and Boston! Three albums followed on Columbia, 1 on Certron Records and then a solo album on JMI Records. Her first Taylor Pie release was, “Long Ride Home” which front paged on CDBaby, followed by “Jubal”. Then came PuffBunny Records “So Little Has Changed”, "Live at Hondo's", and re-release of the JMI album, "Taylor Pie aka Susan Taylor Finally Getting Home."

Artists Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker; Mickey Gilley; The Forester Sisters; Terri Hendrix; Don Williams; Valerie Smith; Lewis Family; The Tuttles with A.J; Cluster Pluckers and more have recorded her songs. "Just Like Angels", was nominated for the gospel Dove Award, and "Full Grown Fool" gave Mickey Gilley a top 20.

Pie's songs can be heard on Americana/Folk Pop satellite, internet and public radio stations and her current cd, "Taylor Pie aka Susan Taylor Finally Getting Home" has become her top seller. Les Marcott's story @ http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/dec-2012/1212/lesmarcott1212.html, points out that Pie was Americana before there was a name for it.


...jes' a minnit...THE MYSTERY PICKERS are on deck, and they'll be swingin' away, during the second half of the evening.
Anyone feeling intrepid, bold, and/or musical...see Cathy or Jim (moi), and join the hardy bunch, who are already MYSTERY PICKERS.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 http://cliftonspringslibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Wednesday, July 20th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring LOREN & MARK

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                 Loren Barrigar                                  Mark Mazengarb


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is highballin' for Clifton Springs.  We'll be at the library, on Wednesday, July 6th, with a genuine summertime treat on board!
Hospitable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are thrilled to welcome, returning Tracker favorites:


~ LOREN & MARK ~


Loren and Mark, http://www.lorenandmark.com, are two fine gentlemen, who are masters of the guitar, but their appeal far exceeds, and easily transcends, that description. 
They've made us Trackers their devoted fans and friends, with an electric stage presence and personal chemistry that has elicited standing ovations in great theaters and music venues, throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia and New Zealand.
They bring super-star talent to the small room intimacy of TUNES BY THE TRACKS...and we love these guys!

...for the bold...THE MYSTERY PICKERS will have a somewhat foreshortened slot, during the second half of the evening. 
We luv our Mystery Pickers, but we intend to squeeze as much out of Loren & Mark, as we can.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring LOREN & MARK
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, July 6th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments
  • *toss a lawn chair in the car, if you can...it might come in handy.







TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CHRIS & JOY

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


                                   Joy Bennett                                    Chris Koldewey


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is gathering steam, Trackers...she's on schedule for arrival at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, 15th.

Your hifalutin' hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased to welcome, two very talented artists as our Feature: 


~ CHRIS KOLDEWEY & JOY BENNETT ~


 

Joy Bennett has been involved in folk music most of her life. As a member of the quartet Water Sign for 13 years, she explored the close-knit harmonies of traditional and contemporary folk music. Joy is a founding member of the all woman chantey group The Johnson Girls, whose sound and energy in sea and work songs has brought entire audiences to their feet. Joy has performed solo, with Chris, Water Sign, the Johnson Girls, and with guest artists in the US and Europe

 

Chris Koldewey, a public school music teacher, has been singing folk music and sea music in particular since his early teens. He comes from a family rich in maritime traditions, and his lullabies as a child, were traditional songs of the sea.

Chris has played many concerts and festivals in states along the US eastern seaboard and internationally, and has led workshops dealing with a variety of traditional music forms. He accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, fiddle, concertina, and other things common to an average garage sale. His singing has been said to be “not too hurtful to the ear,” and has been known to attract neighborhood strays.

 

Chris and Joy deliver powerhouse chanteys, haunting ballads, and tender laments, rich with harmonies.

Their repertoire will often travels comfortably away from the sea to the mountains, with an Appalachian standard, an old-time song, or a ballad from some distant land.

Audience participation is encouraged, so that's right in our wheelhouse, Trackers. 


 ...the MYSTERY PICKERS will descend upon the unwary, during the second half of the evening. These rascals just keep on getting better and better.

If yer feeling bold...buttonhole Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and jist like that...ye'll be a MYSTERY PICKER...


 

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CHRIS & JOY
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 
  • Wed, June 15th
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

 

 

 


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