|Posted on October 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
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.
|Posted on September 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
"... 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.
|Posted on August 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
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.
|Posted on July 25, 2017 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is right on schedule, for a Wednesday, July 19th arrival at the Clifton Springs library.
Your folkalacious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted and proud to introduce a new TUNES BY THE TRACKS Feature:
~ BILL DESTLER ~
Bill Destler, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_W._Destler
Here is Bill, in his own words:
"Who am I? I am a husband, a father, and a university administrator. Although my degrees are in engineering physics and I have spent much of my career working in that field, I am also an aspiring singer/songwriter and guitar/banjo/mandolin player (hmm…, this aspiring thing has gone on a long time) and a collector of antique banjos. I am interested in alternative fuel vehicles and my family collectively owns 1 Chevy Volt, 2 Prii (plural of Prius?), 4 electric bikes, and 1 electric scooter. I eat almost entirely from the male (or as Rebecca says, the beige) food groups, and I am counting on a good gene lineage to protect me from myself. I have been very lucky in life."
Clearly a man of taste, sensitivity, intelligence, talent and wit,
Bill is a genuine renaissance man, but he's coming to TUNES BY THE TRACKS, anyhow.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
That eclectic gaggle of musical friends, who boldly step into the spotlight, to add zest, panache, and cacophony to the evening.
Anyone champing at the bit, can simply let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me) know, and we will include you, in the pantheon of MYSTERY PICKERS.
|Posted on June 25, 2017 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on June 12, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Barbara Jablonski Kathleen Cappon Becky Schneider Cathy McGrath
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on schedule, for the Wednesday, June 21st show at Clifton Springs library.
Your hapless hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins are hamstrung without our co-host, but we'll have to handle it, because Cathy and her cohorts will be our Feature:
~ STEPPIN' OUT STRING BAND ~
Four dynamic women joined forces to form this high energy band in 2008, http://www.facebook.com/Steppin-Out-String-Band-1333518763331075/
Cathy, Barbara, Kathleen, and Becky play Folk and Dance music in the Rochester and Finger Lakes area. The band is listed in the Young Audiences of Rochester catalog and play many school performances. They have appeared at Tunes By The Tracks, Golden Link Folk Singing Society, Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways, and the Wayne County Fair, to name a few.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The second half of the evening will bring these exciting emissaries of song to the big stage.
If you are itching to play a favorite song...just let Allen or Jim (me) know, and you'll be on yer way...figuratively speaking.
|Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Rogue's Gallery, from 2016 show
TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be rolling in on Wednesday, June 7th.
Yer always affable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very grateful to Clifton Spiring library, for providing the wonderful venue, to Feature:
~ ALL STAR LIBRARY BENEFIT ~
The Clifton Springs library has been our gracious and generous supporter, since our inaugural show, in 2009.
We're deeply appreciative to the library, for providing the lovely room where we hold our shows, and for their unstinting support, of TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
A passel of our talented musical friends, are donating their time and talents, to be on hand, to thank the library, with this benefit show.
2017 TUNES BY THE TRACKS ALL-STARS Feature:
The ALL-STARS will play short sets, during the first half of the evening.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The icing on the cake of course...easy peasy to give it a go...just tap Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me) on the shoulder, and axe...and you can become a Mystery Picker.
Please help us show Clifton Springs library, how much we appreciate them.
We're hoping to see a roomful of you Trackers at the benefit show, on June 7th.
+ TUNES BY THE TRACKS ~ ALL STAR LIBRARY BENEFIT
+ Clifton Springs library
+ 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
+ Wednesday, June 7
+ 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
+ Free ($5.00 donation suggest...ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CLIFTON SPRINGS LIBRARY)