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Fred and Alex Vine, https://www.facebook.com/davines99/" target="_blank">http//www.facebook.com/davines99/ , have that special synergy that only seems to appear in a father-son combo.
Their unique sound and diverse repertoire incorporates Americana, Blues, Folk, Rock, Jazz and original compositions, and Fred and Alex play them all with style and panache.
Fred Vine is one of the best known Blues singers and acoustic guitarists in Upstate NY.
A master of Piedmont finger-style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar, Fred is an outstanding traditional Blues player, who effortlessly segues into dazzling arrangements of Jazz, Ragtime and original tunes. In 2015, Fred was a featured artist in Geva Theater's presentation, "Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House", with John Mooney and recent Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Beard. With a career spanning more than four decades, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, John Hammond Jr., Leon Russell, Dave Van Ronk and many others.
A multi-instrumentalist, the son also rises.
Alex Vine plays guitar, bass, mandolin and percussion. He also writes his own songs and has a unique singing style. In addition to performing with his father, Alex is a student majoring in music performance at Monroe Community College studying classical and jazz guitar as well as music theory. Alex plays with the honors jazz combo under Professor John Nyerges. Alex is also a founding member of the blues rock group, Access Indigo as well as the hip-hop fusion group known as Pine Needle Soul.
Their voices and musical visions blend with easy wit and rock solid musicianship, DA VINES are sure to entertain.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The second half of the evening is sure to be another whizz banger, with an effervescent gaggle of musicians...some of whom have just shared a stage with Paul Prestopino...stepping insouciantly into the limelight to flaunt the incredible style we've all learned to endure.
Wanna be a Mystery Picker??
Just advise Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and you too, will instantaneously become known throughout the land.
|Posted on September 21, 2018 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Paul Prestopino and some other guy
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for a Wednesday, Oct 3 arrival at the Clifton Springs library.
Your habitually hospitable hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled, excited, and pleased to welcome a genuine Folk legend as Feature:
~ PAUL PRESTOPINO ~
Paul is not just a fashion plate who sets the style for male sartorial elegance, he is the consummate sideman. Paul has provided the instrumental highlights on just about every stringed instrument that has showcased the records from the Folk royaty of our generation. When we listen to the iconic records from The Kingston Trio, Tom Paxton, John Denver, Chad Mitchell Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, Murray McGlachlan, Spanky McFarlane, Judy Collins...and many other folkie favorites with names too fierce to mention...the lead instrument and the hook that lingers in our ears, is often Paul Prestopino.
Here are some of Paul's recording credits, to tantalize us Trackers:
...and the icing on the cake...Paul is an all round great guy with wonderful stories to tell, accompanied by one of the instruments that he played on the records we have in our collection, by Noel Stookey, or John Denver, or Chad Mitchell.
I really urge all you Trackers to get to this show. It's gonna be a very special, one of a kind evening, truly destined to be a treasure that all of us will cherish.
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
The best kept secret in folk music, will step once again into the limelight. They just keep getting better every time...and thank goodness for that...
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"People down here are serious about religion, and when they sing, you know they believe it. Street corner Gospel and spiritual players from a dozen different forms of Black and white worship add richness and gravity to Southern music. I do my best with it…"
"Being something of a picker, I’ve studied Reverend Gary Davis’ repertoire extensively. He was from western South Carolina, but lived in several places in North Carolina before coming to New York, finally and permanently. I regard him enough of a guru that I’ve issued one CD of his sacred songs and produced a tribute album to him.
THE DOLCEOLA: A major purveyor of what historians call the ‘Social’ Gospel (think of Dr. King) was Washington Phillips. He made 78s back in the twenties, playing on a pair of zither-form contraptions called Celestephones. I play his music and a good deal more on a Schroeder-sized grand piano called a Dolceola, made in 1905. Carry it everywhere with me, wouldn’t leave home without it."
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Of course...the second half of the evening will be festooned with music from our highly self-regarded gang of intrepid artists, who step boldy into the limelight, to perform one of their best songs.
We invite newbies to give it a go. To perform for a very supportive crowd, you need only buttonhole Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi), and yer in like Flynn.
|Posted on August 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is right on schedule, for a Wednesday, Sep 5th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your happening hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are excited and pleased to welcome back our returning Feature:
~ REBECCA COLLEEN ~
~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
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Bill Destler, https://www.facebook.com/bill.destler" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/bill.destler, is a consummate folkie. He's been singing and playing traditional and original songs since The Kingston Trio and the Weavers roamed the earth. A classy guitar, banjo, and mandolin player, Bill has recorded for Folk Legacy (as part of the Sharon Mountain Harmony ensemble) and Swallowtail records and has two recent CD’s. He has performed at folk music clubs, festivals, colleges, and coffeehouses all over the U.S. Bill is a traditional song-finder, and many of his songs are performed exclusively by him. Several of his original songs, like Tracker favorite “Would You Have Time”, have been recorded by other artists, and his recent composition, “Alternative Facts” has been downloaded more than 5,000 times on YouTube.
Bill will be joined for our show, by his wife, Rebecca Johnson.
I predicts a wonderful evening.
The gang that keeps on giving...round and round they goes, and where they stops...nobody nose.
Yer invited to join these steadfast stalwarts...just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) yer interested, and there ye'll be...singing yer favorite song, for a roomful of folk fans.
|Posted on May 28, 2018 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound with a smorgasbord of Feature artists.
Your habitually happy hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very grateful and proud, to present a banquet of Features: