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John Dady Joe Dady
TUNES BY THE TRACKS, is lickety-split for Clifton Springs. She'll pull in to the library on Wednesday, Feb 7th.
Your homespun hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins feel super pleased and privileged to present two of our great friends and Tracker favorites as Feature:
~ DADY BROTHERS ~
Joe and John, http://www.dadybros.com/ have been playing as a duo to adoring fans since their seventh year in high school. The lads are known and loved by audiences in the US, Canada, Ireland, Clifton Springs, and parts unknown. Joe and John are a treasure trove of all things folk. Complementing their fine vocals with fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, bodhran, banjo, harmonica and uilleann pipes...(note: Joe is not bringing his steam-powered calliope this time), but just the same, they'll traipse us happily through Celtic, Irish, English, American folk and roots, and original Dady Brothers music.
Of course, we're all looking forward to the stories, which are certified by the ABC (American Blarney Checkers), that are an integral and much loved part of any Dady perfomance.
We suggest you Trackers get to the library a little early, cause them Dady boys are known to attract a crowd, so the good seats will go fastly.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ ... yes indeedy, fresh from a couple weeks of intense practice, the pickers will step into the spotlight during the second half of the evening. We always welcome new folks, so if you'd like to give it a go...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll wedge you into the rota.
|Posted on December 27, 2017 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is barreling down the line for a Wednesday, Jan 3rd arrival
at Clifton Springs
Your humble hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are excited and pleased
to open 2018 with some delicious Tracker favorites as Feature;
~ JED CURRAN & LOREN BARRIGAR with JEFF RIALES ~
Jed Curran, http://jedcurran.com/
Jed returns as a TUNES BY THE TRACKS charmer abetted by some special friends for the show,
and I'll just let their websites tell you about these superlative artists.
Loren Barrigar, http://www.lorenandmark.com/
Loren is literally as good as it gets. Suffice to say, us Trackers love it whenever he gets
the notion, and shows up with his trusty Maton guitar.
Jeff Riales, http://www.jeffriales.com/
Jeff will be joining Jed and Loren for the second
half of the show, with his distinctive style, and his great original songs.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Those stalwart troupers will be on hand, to greet the new year, with their
customary dazzling disparate displays...a must see, for music lovers.
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Lynn Pilaroscia Cathy McGrath Pat Carey Mary Lester Allen Hopkins Jim Clare Perry Cleaveland
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is underway and headed for our annual Christmas Concert, at Wellspring Church.
Your holly jolly hosts, Jim Clare, and Allen Hopkins merrily present a seasonal tradition. It's time for our Celtic Christmas Show, Featuring:
~ CUISLE MO CHROI ~
Cathy McGrath, Mary Lester, and Pat Carey, are the women of CUISLE MO CHROI. https://www.facebook.com/CuisleMoChroi3/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/CuisleMoChroi3/
The trio of abundantly talented multi-instrumentalists accompany themselves on their lovely songs with exquisite harmony, guitar, mandolin, penny whistle, flute, and Irish harp. The program offers a wonderfully varied array of traditional songs of the season, from America, Ireland, France, the Maritimes and beyond.
The evening will also feature the musical magic of Perry Cleaveland on fiddle and mandolin, Lynn Pilaroscia on fiddle, plus Allen Hopkins, on harp and concertina, and Jim Clare on guitar.
The second half of the show, includes a 15 minute set from the Wellspring chorale, and then CUISLE MO CHRO will return to cap the evening, and send us all happily home.
The MYSTERY PICKERS will not have a formal segment on this night, but be assured that there will be plenty of Christmas sing-along songs to keep us all singing lustily.
Through the years, TUNES BY THE TRACKS Christmas show has become a small, but much loved tradition, and we hope all you Trackers will join us on Dec 20th in Clifton Springs, for the 2017 Christmas concert..
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Alex Vine Fred Vine
TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be at the Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, October 18th.
Your harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to welcome back a good friend and a Tracker favorite as our Feature:
~ FRED VINE ~
Fred Vine, http://www.fredvine.com/ is a singer and fingerstyle guitarist. He's also a master of "Piedmont" style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar. His versatile guitar repertoire is rich with traditional blues, compelling instrumentals and captivating songs.
Fred tells us that he'll be bringing son Alex as a guest and co-conspirator, and we recall from last year's show, they're great.
Fred and Alex include acoustic blues, jazz, original compositions, American Songbook and contemporary songs.
Fred's influences are rooted in bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Jelly Roll Morton and certainly Chet Atkins.
Fred has several recordings to his credit. "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.
|Posted on September 26, 2017 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
Phil Shapiro Carrie Shore
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is right on schedule, for an October 4th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your humdinger hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins, are manfully soldiering on, during Cathy's convalesence...(not to worry Trackers, Cathy is doing great, and she'll be back soon)
We're delighted to welcome back old folkie friends as Feature:
~ PHIL SHAPIRO and CARRIE SHORE ~
PHIL SHAPIRO, http://shapiroandshore.com/
has been entertaining folk audiences throughout New York
State and beyond, for nearly half a Century, but he's best known as
the host of WVBR's Bound for Glory radio show, North America's
longest-running live folk concert broadcast, Sunday nights, Ithaca,
N.Y., since 1967, and webcast at wvbr.com .
CARRIE SHORE has played more kinds of music in less time than practically
anyone. Besides being an incredibly flexible and very exciting fiddler, Carrie is a
fine singer, who decorates Phil's lead vocals, with tasty harmony.
stand by for: ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The second half of the evening belongs to our Trackers, who have quietly become a very entertaining and much anticipated segment of TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
If yer feeling the hankering...just buttonhole Allen or Jim (me), and just like that...yer on the roster.
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"... a stunning mix of knowing how to make a song her own; an uncommon patience for letting the lyrics unfold; an extraordinary ease that translates as old-soulfulness; and above all, perhaps, the sheer joy of sharing the songs she loves." ~Mary Burdette, Associate Director, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Once more into the fray, they fling themselves with abandon.
The always exciting gang of talented Trackers will attempt to continue topping themselves.
We always welcome newbies, so if yer hankering to give it a whirl, just axe Allen or Jim (me), and there ye'll be.
|Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM||comments (1)|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on the mainline for Clifton Springs. She'll be at the library on Wednesday, Sep 6th, with a good friend on board.
Your harried hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins are working without a net, since Cathy is on sabbatical for the month of September.
Not to worry...Allen and I are a deucedly dedicated duo, and we're doubly determined to deliver a doozy of a show, to welcome back our Feature:
~ DAVID IANNI ~
David, https://www.facebook.com/DavidIanniMusic/" target="_blank">http//www.facebook.com/DavidIanniMusic/
Rochester, NY, is home base for this finger-style guitarist and vocalist, known for his masterful and heartfelt interpretations of folk music favorites.
Of course, us Trackers know David from his concerts with Golden Link Folk Singing Society and Tunes by the Tracks, and his appearances on WRUR's Open Tunings with Scott Reagan.
Last year he collaborated with vocalist Linda Foster on the original concert "Stardust and Butterflies: Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins & Joan Baez" which played to sold-out crowds at JCC Centerstage and at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ will strut their stuff, during the second half of the evening.
If yer ready to unleash yer muse, just buttonhole Allen or Jim (me), and we'll instantly add yer name to the coveted roster of Mystery Pickers.
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John Denniston - Mandolin and Tenor/Lead Vocals is one of the Northeast’s top mandolin players. As a lifelong resident of Palmyra. He and his patient wife, Maureen have three children, who secretly love John's music, too.
Steeped in the classic Bill Monroe mandolin-playing tradition, John is a genial gentleman, and a serious musical performer, who adds his tenor vocals to the Dogboys harmony.
Tom (TBone) Farley – Guitar virtuoso and sometimes old time banjo picker with a thoughtful appreciation for all kinds of acoustic music.
Bone is usually pivotal in the instrumental arranging of the new songs.
As the guitarist and frequent lead baritone vocalist, who happens to own our single microphone we’re extra special nice to him. His playing experience includes Lisa Bigwood and The Washday Band, Cuttin’ the Grass, The New Aliens, and many revisits of The Dugway Dirt Band.TBone is married to the lovely Suzanne and they have a beautiful daughter, daughter in-law, and grandsons Alex, and Lance.
Elaine (Eva) Verstraete - Bassist and lead/tenor vocalist is everybody's compleat artist.
Elaine is a lovely woman, who is a widely respected illustrator and university faculty member, with an extensive musical background. She has a restless musical soul and the sultry pipes to bring a song vividly to life, in almost any musical genre.