Posts Tagged ‘Mabee Farm’

CD: M.R. Poulopoulos’ “Greenhorn”

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Greenhorn(Hilltown, 2011):

With his relaxed, storytelling approach, Michael Poulopoulos’ solo debut “Greenhorn” feels like an intimate conversation with the singer, sitting on his front porch as he gently strums his acoustic guitar.

A separate journey from his path as one-half the acoustic duo of Palatypus, this new singular effort is a pleasing mix of blues, folk and rock, and connects many of Poulopoulos’ influences: Dylan, Prine, Young, but updates the sound with his own uncomplicated, minimalistic style.

On the opening track “Drunk,” Ryan Dunham’s occasional harmonica wafts over Poulopoulos’ bare chords and soothing Jack Johnson-esque voice. “No Diamonds To Toss” is a lovesick lullaby all about trying to forget the one you loved, with Courtney Blackwell harmonizing in the background.

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Festival Fever: Canalfest @ Mabee Farm, 7/16/11

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Jo Henley's Ben Lee and Andy Campolieto

Jo Henley's Ben Lee and Andy Campolieto (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

On the banks of the Mohawk River, the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction is hosting its annual Canalfest on Saturday.

Admission is free; donations are encouraged.

Here’s the schedule of live music performances:

11am: Rich Bala
12:15pm: Jo Henley
1:30pm: Everest Rising
2:45pm: Ramblin Jug Stompers

MORE FESTIVALS ON THE SUMMER 2011 CALENDAR:
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Real Good For Free: Lock 7-12 Canalfest, 8/8-9/09

Friday, August 7th, 2009

“Eight more miles on the Erie Canal…”

Yes, the Erie Canal is the stuff of legend and song, so when the canal and music come together, well, it’s a beautiful thing. And that’s exactly what’s happening this weekend with the Lock 7-12 Canalfest. It’s all happening at various locations around Nippertown. And it’s free!

The fest is a wonderful, family-friendly event that includes water ski shows, fireworks displays, hayrides, boatrides, skydiving demonstrations, arts and crafts exhibits and lots more.

Here’s the lowdown on the best music at Canalfest:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
MABEE FARM (ROTTERDAM)
12noon: the Riverview Ramblers
1:30pm: Mike & Ruthy
3pm: Annie & the Hedonists
4:30pm: Pat Wictor
RIVERLINK PARK (AMSTERDAM)
2pm: The Barefoot Boys
4pm: Med Rock
7pm: Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet
FREEDOM PARK (SCOTIA)
7pm: Tommy V and the Works

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
MABEE FARM (ROTTERDAM)
12noon: The Mariaville Cattle Company
1:30pm: Blackcreek
3pm: Red Molly
4:30pm: Scott Ainslie
RIVERLINK PARK (AMSTERDAM)
2PM: The Joey Thomas Big Band
FREEDOM PARK (SCOTIA)
7pm: Loose Cannon Live!

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