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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring THE CADLEY'S

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (2)
     

                            Perry Cleaveland                                                            Catherine Cadley         John Cadley              John Dancks     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



TUNES BY THE TRACKS  is full steam for a Wednesday, April 17th arrival at the Clifton Springs llbrary.
Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are delighted to welcome returning Tracker favorites as Feature:




~ THE CADLEY'S ~




The Cadleys, http://www.cadleys.com/ are one of the most popular acoustic bands in the Northeast. Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, John and Cathy show how two voices blended in seamless harmony can produce one powerful sound.

BREAKING CADLEY NEWS ~  The Cadleys release their new CD: Duets & Ballads, with a special evening of music with the band and special guests, Tom Hosmer (fiddle), and Roger Williams (dobro).
John and Cathy will have CD's for sale, and answer all your questions at the Tunes By the Tracks Show.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

Who can follow an act like that, yez ask...??
You guessed it Trackers...our own Mystery Pickers are neither daunted nor dissuaded by the towering reputation of the Feature that precedes them. These hardy souls will leap fearlessly into the breach, to demonstrate the flabbergasting spectacle they unfailingly create.

We welcome newbies, so if you wanna be a Mystery Picker, simply ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and we will add you to the star-encrusted corona of Mystery Pickers, past and prese





  

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEGGY LYNN and DAN DUGGAN

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (3)


                                                                                                Dan Duggan                                                              Peggy Lynn



TUNES BY THE TRACKS highballs happily into spring hauling old friends, for a Wednesday, April 3rd arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your habitual hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are already smiling, in anticipation of Feature:




~ PEGGY LYNN and DAN DUGGAN ~ 


Peggy Lynn, https://www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/" target="_blank">https:/www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/
"The First Lady of Adirondack Music", is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Her work has been featured at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and in 1996 Peggy was selected "Adirondack Woman Of The Year". She has released six recordings, Determination, Chameleon, Bio Songs, Earned These Lines, Cloudsplitter and Close To The Sun. Peggy and Dan Duggan also have a newly released CD "A Stitch in Time", songs celebrating the art and heritage of Quilting.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Dan has recorded four albums of original compositions, "First Frost", "Last of May", "Seasons of Change", and "Trillium Lane" as well as three albums of traditional holiday music "Christmas Morn", "Winters Eve", and "All Through The Night. Dan's recently released CD, "The Pieces of Our Life" original songs written with children, received a 1998 Parents Choice Approval Award. Dan's dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD "Your The One" released in October of 2000.

These two are delightful elfin folke who make us smile and be happy ...and we hope all you Trackers will be with us on April 3rd.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


A potpourri of pickers play a plethora of songs to snare the unwary and dedazzle the dubious...they'll take us to places too fierce to mention, but we'll love the trip.

Wanna be a Mystery Picker...??  Alls yez need to do is ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and yer picked to pick.



  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEGGY LYNN and DAN DUGGAN
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">https:/www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, April 3
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)







TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)
                                                                                                     Dave North 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is rushing lickety split, for a Wednesday, March 20th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your hobnobbing hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome back a great friend and Tracker favorite as our Feature:


~ DAVE NORTH ~


Dave, https://www.facebook.com/dave.north.7223" target="_blank">https/www.facebook.com/dave.north.7223 personifies the troubadours of yesteryear.
He came to America from the cold wet drear of England on an athletic scholarship as a mere broth of a boy. Dave enjoyed his visit so much, that he extended his stay a bit...and we're glad of that.
Dave is a wonderful teller of stories and singer of songs. His rich baritone voice brings every song vividly to life, be they pub ditties, musical fables, or heart wrenchingly lovely classic ballads like "Carrickfergus".
Dave is a wonderful friend and a superbly gifted entertainer, so we hope a passel of you Trackers will be at the library to enjoy Dave's show with us.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

Here they come again...that mellifluous melange of musical mayhem makers, who will warm the cockles of yer winter weary hearts. These intrepids just get better and better.
...not only that...we invite newbies.
If you wanna be a Mystery Picker, simply ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and kazzingo...you will be basking in the warm glare of the flouescent lights...stardom is sure to follow.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH
  • Clifton Springs library 
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 20
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KINLOCH NELSON

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (10)

                                                           Kinloch Nelson 



TUNES BY THE TRACKS  battles the elements, as she highballs home for a Wednesday, Mar 6th date at Clifton Springs library.
Your wind resistant hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are excited and pleased to welcome back our good friend and captivating artist as Feature:



~ KINLOCH NELSON ~



Kinloch, https://www.kinlochnelson.com/" target="_blank">http/https/www.kinlochnelson.com/ is something rare and precious among performers. He's a modest, unprepossessing gentleman, who happens to possess immense talent as a guitarist...not too shabby as a singer, either.

A solo fingerstyle guitar player, Kinloch performs a synthesis of folk, jazz, classical, rock, American popular music, and original compositions. His programs range from J.S. Bach to John B. Sebastian and may include references to Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, The Ventures, The “folk scare,” Flatt and Scruggs, and the occasional TV theme.


Kinloch Nelson began performing in 1969. His 45 years-and-counting career has run the gamut from solo classical and folk concerts in coffeehouses and folk festivals to club dates with jazz, country, rockabilly, rock, and rhythm & blues bands. Over the years Nelson has played with such notables as Tom Paxton, Amos Garrett, Buddy Guy, and long-time influence Danny Gatton. Recent concerts have included appearances with Stephen Bennett, Muriel Anderson, Teja Gerken (Acoustic Guitar magazine), Al Peteway (Ken Burns documentaries) and Wings alumnus Laurence Juber.

Composer and recording artist, Kinloch Nelson can be heard on Heartland Records, BKNjr Records, Hodgepodge Music, and Sampler Records....AND...right here at TUNES BY THE TRACKS.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 


Anticipation is already building...tens of fans are clamoring for the next appearance of these preposterous performers.

If you want to give it a whirl...just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and just like that...we'll add your name to the lustrous luminous lineup of Mystery Pickers


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KINLOCH NELSON 
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http/https/cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 6
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for artist and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring LESLIE LEE and STEVE GRETZ

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)

                  Steve Gretz                                                                                                                      Leslie Lee 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for a Wednesday, Feb 20th arrival at the library.
Your winter weary hosts Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are pleased to welcome back our long time friends as Feature:



~ LESLIE LEE and STEVE GRETZ ~



Leslie and Steve, https://www.leslieandsteve.com/" target="_blank">http/www.leslieandsteve.com/ have Featured for us several times through the years, and they're always a special treat for us Trackers.

Leslie and Steve are a Rochester music staple, as writers, performers, and founders of Old Time Music night at Greece Baptist Church, where local artists have performed over the last ten years.
They came to to Rochester from the Boston area where together they ran The Mozaic Room coffeehouse for eleven years. In 2003, they started recording and performing together as a duo. Their music combines their backgrounds in traditional, country, Americana, and gospel music with their taste for contemporary singer/songwriters. Their performances feature simple but tasteful arrangements of timeless melodies. Steve's guitar is often supplemented by other traditional instruments, but the focus is always on thoughtful lyrics and beautiful harmonies.

When Steve and Leslie return to New England, they are sometimes accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Seth Connelly, who also produced their five albums together. In New York, they sometimes perform with some of our favorite musicial friends, Perry Cleaveland, and Joe Dady.

Old songs with old friends, is a welcome respite from a formidable Finger Lakes February, and we bet a bunch of you Trackers concur.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


The suprises that these folks present is always something to behold.
Nobody does it better.
You too can become a Mystery Picker, and join the pantheon of players who populate the popular portion of our presentations. 
Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and we'll promptly plug you into the picker players.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring LESLIE LEE and STEVE GRETZ
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http/cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave
  • Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Feb 20
  • 7pm - 9pm 
  • FREE, ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)


 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (97)

                                                           John Dady                                                                                       Joe Dady 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS shrugs off the wintry weather, to highball it for a Wednesday, Feb 6th arrival at the library.
Your hermetically sealed hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased to welcome back our dear friends and Tracker favorites as Feature:


~ THE DADY BROTHERS ~


 Joe and John Dady, https://www.facebook.com/groups/176802035907/" target="_blank">http/https/www.facebook.com/groups/176802035907/  are two consummate entertainers. Individually, they're terrific singers, and multi-instrumentalists. Together, they're all that and something more. Joe and John Dady personify live music in Rochester, the Finger Lakes, and far beyond.
They never fail to bring a lovely, intimate energy to every room they grace.
Us Trackers feel real lucky to count the boys as our great friends, and we're really looking forward to another delectable Dady dandy.

Come early and get a good seat. If the past is prologue...whatever that means...we're gonna have a full house, so no whining if yer tardy.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


The hue and cry continues unabated...but...the Mystery Pickers are gonna play anyhow.
Covering a gamut of great songs, from lovely textured harmonies, story ballads of exotic islands, acapulco solos (that's when David sings unaccompanied), and test flights of original songs, our Mystery Pickers bring eclectic music to its knees.

We encourage and invite newbies... just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) know, and KAZINGO... you too, can be shunned and ostracised by yer former friends and classmates.

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring THE DADY BROTHERS
  • Clifton Springs library,  https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http/https/cliftonspringslibrary.com/  
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Feb 6
  • 7pm - 9pm
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring GORDON MUNDING

Posted on January 19, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)


                                                                             Gordon Munding 



TUNES BY THE TRACKS ...right on the caboose of last week's spectacular show, she's racing inbound, for a Wednesday, Jan 23rd arrival at the library.
Your harried, yet hospitable hosts, Jim Clare, and Cathy McGrath welcome back another familiar Feature:


~ GORDON MUNDING ~


Gordon Munding, https://www.facebook.com/pg/gordonmundingmusic/about/" target="_blank">http://https://www.facebook.com/pg/gordonmundingmusic/about/ 
He may look boyish, but Gordie has been a voice in Rochester music for quite a while.
 
From upstate New York, Gordon is an accomplished Blues & Roots musician, who first made a name for himself as a singer/ songwriter in the late 80s. He then became known for his unique solo style on guitar which includes elements of Blues, Swing, and Bluegrass flavors.

In 2006 Gordon founded "Son House Blues Night" as a monthly tribute to the Delta Blues giant, (discovered, living in Rochester N.Y during the late 60s); During this time he also founded "The Crawdiddies" an acoustic roots band.

Gordon has opened for many touring artists, including: Doc Watson, John Hammond Jr and local blues legend Joe Beard.

Frank DeBlase, of Rochester's City Newspaper describes Munding's style as: "He dances across old National strings with red clay overtones in the swampy air. Crisscrossing with Appalachian, Bluegrass & Delta Blues, arising from the smoke of an impending collision" (City Newspaper 2004)


Gordon continues to enjoy performing at select venues, parties and festivals, and he also teaches Delta "Bottle Neck Slide Blues" and other guitar styles at workshops and schools.

We always have fun when Gordon features, so git yerself over to the library, on Wednesday, and have fun with us.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


You bet...it's our good luck, that the pesky storm forced the pickers to reschedule their scheduled dogsled tour of Alaska, so they'll be on hand Wednesday to demontstrate once again, that great music is really and truly in the ear of the beholder.

If you wanna be a MYSTERY PICKER, now's the time... stop waffling and let Cathy or Jim (moi) know, and zippity doo dah...you'll be cavorting and caterwauling like a seasoned pro post haste.







TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JED CURRAN with Very Special Guest

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (19)


                                                                                  Jed Curran                                                                                          Loren Barrigar  





TUNES BY THE TRACKS rumbles into the new year, with Tracker favorites on board, for our opening show on Wednesday, Jan 16th.
Your hospitably hip hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are mightily pleased to welcome back a couple of our most favorites as Feature:



~ JED CURRAN with Very Special Guest ~



Jed Curran, https://www.facebook.com/jed.curran" target="_blank">http:/www.facebook.com/jed.curran is as comfortable as yer favorite slippers, with his easy rapport and original songs that lightly touch each of us.

As Astute Trackers guessed, Jed's special guest, is the splendiferous Loren Barrigar, https://www.facebook.com/loren.barrigar" target="_blank">http:/www.facebook.com/loren.barrigar 
Loren's instrumental virtuosity is matched only by his personal generosity.
Beyond his exquiste taste as an accompanist, Loren lifts the musicians who play with him...like Jed, that lucky weasel...to an even higher plane.

NOW HEAR THIS TRACKERS...This will be yer only chance to see our first show of 2019, so nacherly the good seats are goin' fast...


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Indubitably, the dedicated daredevils have been diligently woodshedding over the holidays, so buckle up everybody...round and round we go, an where we stops...nobody nose.

Wanna be a Mystery Picker...??  Sidle up to Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) and let us know. That's all yez need to do.




TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)


                                                                                                                                                     




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is chugging along...right on schedule for a Wednesday, Dec 19th arrival at the library, for our 10th Annual Christmas Concert.
It will be a very special evening.

Your highfalutin holiday hosts, Jim Clare and Allen Hopkins are so proud and pleased to present our co-host Cathy McGrath and the ladies of Cuisle Mo Chroi with their 10th Annual Christmas Concert:



~ CUISLE MO CHROI ~



We're bringing it all back home to the familiar comfort of the Big Room in the library for this anniversary concert.

We look forward all year to this confluence of lovely ladies, performing beautiful traditional songs on a variety of instruments, in ethereal three part harmony.
The Irishness of Cuisle Mo Chroi is unmistakable and irrepressible, even as the music carries us from the Emerald isle to Scotland, across England and France, to the Canadian maritimes, and of course, America. 



Cuisle Mo Chroi is widely loved for their compelling vocals, featuring delightful individual voices and intricate harmonies.  

The ladies also accompany themselves beautifully with an impressive array of instruments.

 


Cathy McGrath plays guitar, penny whistle, and flute.  

Pat Carey adds guitar, and penny whistle

Mary Lester is on Irish harp and bodhran.


This will be a festive winter evening to long remember...we hope that a holly jolly jumble of Trackers will join us for our 10th Annual Christmas Concert.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 


Yes indeedy...no holiday gala would be complete without the dulcet tones emanating from our own audience artists.  Words are inadequate to describe the feeling you'll have, when you're subjected to the eclectic effervescence of the Mystery Pickers.

We cordially invite you to give it a try...simply ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi)...and your name will be inscribed in the snow right alongside the hallowed heroes who preceded you.

 

 


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS Featuring CUISLE MO CHROI
  • Clifton Springs library
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Dec 19
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshements)


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)



                                                                   Jim Clare                                                                                    Allen Hopkins



                                       

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is chuffing up the line, for a Wednesday, Nov 21st arrival at the library.
The lovely and stalwart Cathy McGrath will be hosting the show single handedly, because...you guessed it, Trackers...this is the annual show to Feature:





~ JIM CLARE & ALLEN HOPKINS ~





Jim Clare, https://www.facebook.com/folkiejim" target="_blank">http://https://www.facebook.com/folkiejim  and Allen Hopkins, http://www.allenhopkins.org/ have been abusing folk music for a ridiculously long time...according to Allen's website, he has "30 years of Rochester folk" under his copious belt. Through the years, many folk luminaries have commented vigorously about the boys, yet still they persist.


We really do hope that many of you Trackers will join Allen, me, and our favorite co-host Cathy McGrath, to celebrate the sunset of our 9th year of TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
(Don't fret...Cathy and the ladies of Cuisle Mo Chroi will perform their annual Christmas concert on December 19th...:D)

Naturally with Jim & Allen, you can expect the customary tightly arranged, intricately rehearsed songs in a seamless set that will include old favorites, fan requests, a short hilarious anecdote or two, and perhaps a few original songs.




~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


Yes indeedy...the second half of the evening will showcase the unique artistry of the notorious Mystery Pickers.

Wanna be a Mystery Picker??  Just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim...and you will find yerself in the lineup to perform your favorite song, for the most kind and supportive audience you'll ever find anywhere.







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