SATURDAY JUNE 12thThe Willi Amrod Band
Willi Amrod has been playing music for decades now, with some of the best musicians in the world. He opened for Janis Joplin back in the day, and for Levon Helm at the old Lone Star in Manhattan. His funk-based fare has roots rock and country flavors, and environmental themes way before it became fashion His CD Children of the Earth was produced by renowned drummer Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson Shania Twain) and featured the JBs-Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley- the famed original horn section for James Brown, members of NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, Terry Adams, Steve Ferguson and Frank Gadler joined in as well as John Platania, Ed Roynesdal, Ted Orr, Swampbat Sheehan and Rob Leon. From the save the planet themed “Children of the Earth” and “Diggerman,” the underlying faith of “Trust Me,” to the rollicking “Rollercoaster” and anti-war "Peace and Love," his music is inspiring on many levels, both viscerally and spiritually; it makes you want to move and has a message. The Amrod Band currently plays in the Hudson Valley area, where it’s built a solid fanbase the old-fashioned way, by relentless gigs and great shows.
SATURDAY JULY 3rd
In more than 20 years as one of America's hardest-working band’s, Antigone Rising has established a far-reaching reputation for sticking to their instincts. While the all-female New York natives live performances have earned the long-term devotion of fans, Antigone Rising's passionate social conscience continues to manifest itself in the group's tireless activism.
In 2014, the band launched the ambitious nonprofit organization Girls Rising, whose live presentations reflect the same passionate belief that drives the trio's music. Throughout the year, Girls Rising partners with local school districts and youth centers to create programming that's designed to inspire and empower young girls and LGBTQ youth through live performances, presentations and workshops. The band has also presented the Girls Rising Music Festival and Game Changer Awards. The festival has showcased female artists the band has mentored, as well as giving them opportunities to perform alongside national Grammy winning artists. Girls Rising also awards scholarships to deserving girls established through private donations as well as celebrity grants to local youth created by Melissa Etheridge, Joan Jett, Carnie Wilson and most recently, Paula Cole.
The creation of Girls Rising was originally set in motion after Antigone Rising was invited by the U.S. state department to travel as cultural ambassadors throughout the Middle East. After touring the Middle East, the band traveled to Asia, Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States bringing the Girls Rising program to schools, refugee camps and community centers spreading a message of inclusion.
The band’s activism is reflected in much of Antigone Rising’s latest work, as the trio continues releasing singles to download and stream throughout the year.
SATURDAY JULY 24th
THE FOUR HORSEMEN SONGWRITERS:
David Ray is an accomplished musician whose songs have been sung by the likes of Shawn Colvin. David's early Fast Folk recordings are in the permanent collection at The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Mike Latin grew up performing his music in Boston and NYC. His engaging personal style of songwriting and storytelling enable him to ride the rails from the sublime to the ridiculous and all stops in between.
Dave Goldenberg is a satirical singer/songwriter who has opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Robert Klein and Paul Reiser. His songs will not only tickle your funny bone, but will also make you take notice of some absurdities in our day to day lives.
George Mallas is a piano based singer/songwriter. Growing up on Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne influenced is writing. His melodic songs touch the heart strings on subjects of love, longing and redemption.
SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PAWLING RESOURCE CENTER
Krystofer Maison is a New York-based performer and recording artist uniquely rooted in pop, rock, jazz, musical theater, and classical influences. With an infectious theatrical energy, he creates performances ranging from intimate galas to full-length shows, weaving together original music, comedy, and innovative medleys to bring audiences on a full emotional journey. Trained in classical voice, his recognizable tone and soaring range produce a unique, dynamic vocal style.
Krystofer’s first EP, “saved by the poison”, was released in February 2021. Full of personal meaning, the record finds the beauty in the so-called bad and explores the alchemy of our thoughts as we reflect on our stories.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH
ALL iN BAND
Say hello to 5 people who are ALL iN! Drums, bass, two guitars, and a dynamic lead singer. ALL iN creates and performs tunes with a crowd-pleasing range from the Beatles to Amy Winehouse to Paramore to Bonnie Rait and Carrie Underwood, then Elton John, Heart, Sheryl Crow, Tom Petty - and that's just a few!