Posts Tagged ‘Hillsdale’

Five Firsts: Suzie Brown

Friday, August 1st, 2014
Suzie Brown

Suzie Brown

NAME: Suzie Brown
INSTRUMENT: guitar and bass

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Carole King’s Tapestry

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Festival Fever: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Dodds Farm, 8/2-4/13

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival returns to Dodds Farms in Hillsdale this weekend (August 2-4) with three days of folksingers, singer-songwriters and more cool bands. Among the weekend’s headliners are the Grand Slambovians, Red Molly, Vance Gilbert, Dar Williams, the Kennedys and Mary Gauthier.

In addition to the big Main Stage concerts, three additional performance ares will be hosting music throughout the festival – the Dance Stage, the Family Stage and the Workshop Stage.

TICKET PRICES (at the festival gate)
3-Day All-Festival ticket: $130
3-Day All-Festival ticket (ages 13-18): $45
3-Day All-Festival ticket with camping: $160
3-Day All-Festival ticket (ages 13-18) with camping: $65
Children 12 and under: FREE
Friday-only single day ticket: $45
Saturday-only single day ticket: $50
Sunday-only single day ticket: $40
College students and seniors: $10 discount on single day tickets

Here’s the schedule of performers for the Main Stage at the 2013 Falcon Ridge Folk Fest:

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Festival Fever: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, 7/27-29/12

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2012

The seemingly never-ending parade of summer music festivals continues with the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm in Hillsdale this weekend. Along with last month’s Old Songs fest, it’s the biggest and best annual folk-oriented festival. But while Old Songs focuses on traditional folk music, Falcon Ridge highlights the contemporary singer-songwriter end of the folk spectrum.

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Dualities: Martha Bone and Bart Gulley at Architecture for Art [Get Visual]

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Painting by Bart Gulley from Black and Blue series

Painting by Bart Gulley from Black and Blue series

By David Brickman

On a recent visit to Architecture for Art in Hillsdale, Bart Gulley and I discussed dualities as I perused his two-person show with Martha Bone in the two-floor exhibition space. It was our first meeting and my first time at AforA, so there was a lot to take in and digest. AforA director Liane Torre was also on hand, explaining the unlikely genesis a year ago of this brick-and-mortar setting from a longer-term, ongoing web-based project of the same name.

Gulley’s work first caught my eye in the 2011 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region at the Albany Institute of History & Art (see review here); he makes Modernist paintings and collages with great purity, having evolved from a more Expressionist style in what appears to be a reductive maturation process. The work is crisp, clear, and somewhat dry at times, but seethes with a passion beneath the expertly rendered surfaces.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

Scott Alarik, Novelist

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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Revival

Dar Williams calls him “the finest folk writer in the country.”

Pete Seeger calls him “one of the best writers in America.”

Obviously, Scott Alarik is one of the most trusted and revered folk music writers around. He provided insightful coverage of the Boston folk music scene for more than 20 years in The Boston Globe, as well as Sing Out! magazine. He’s also an accomplished and acclaimed singer-songwriter in his own right, who has performed regularly on “A Prairie Home Companion.”

But now he’s ready for something new, and he’s trying on a different hat – that of novelist.

But he didn’t change subject matter.

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John Gorka, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

John Gorka“Well, the first album, I’m not really sure.

But I know that the first 45 I bought was ‘Down in the Boondocks’ by Billy Joe Royal.”

Singer-songwriter John Gorka performs at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm in Hillsdale on Friday and Saturday. Gorka will also be performing at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington at 8pm on Saturday.

Festival Fever: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, 7/22-24/11

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Falcon Ridge Folk FestivalThe never-ending parade of music festivals continues with the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm in Hillsdale this weekend. Along with last month’s Old Songs fest, it’s the biggest and best annual folk-oriented festival. But while Old Songs focuses on traditional folk music, Falcon Ridge highlights the contemporary singer-songwriter end of the folk spectrum.

Among the many singer-songwriters slated for main stage performances are Mary Chapin Carpenter (who closes out the fest on Sunday evening), Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown, Tracy Grammar, Susan Werner, Dan Navarro and Buskin & Batteau. One of the fest’s highlights promises to be Friday’s Nippertown debut of the new folk super-trio Red Horse, which features Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. Each of them will also offer up solo sets on Saturday.

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