By Fred Perry. Many of you used to enjoy my columns from 2011- 2013. They all appeared in the Tri-Valley Townsman newspaper, were picked up at HVmusic.com, and were posted on my websites, www.reservoirmusiccenter.com and www.brooklyncowboys.com. I also used to appear as a regular guest on John Madeo’s radio show, Monday nights on WIOX-FM, 91.3 and streaming online, but I haven’t resumed that activity yet.
This is my first column since the end of 2013. When I stopped, I was burnt out on deadlines and commitments. I’m feeling much better now, thank you, and I’ve decided to write a column once in a while. They won’t be appearing on any kind of regular schedule, instead, they will appear whenever I feel like writing one. And I felt like writing this one. I hope it moves you.
Here’s a story about growing up in Brooklyn.
When I was a kid, around 14, a few of my friends and I immersed ourselves deeply in the world of record collecting, specifically British record collecting. The British music invasion had hit us hard, and at that time, we all felt that if a band wasn’t British, they sucked! LOL.
Thanks for sticking with us for 20 years and building the HVmusic community.
A celebration of jazz, blues, Renaissance, bluegrass, folk and rock music
Poughkeepsie, NY: Poughkeepsie Day School is hosting a music festival in the James Earl Jones Theater on Saturday, May 6, at 7:00 pm. This public concert will feature active members of the authentic 1970s music scene of the Mid-Hudson. Their music is an eclectic mix of jazz, Renaissance, blues, bluegrass, folk and rock. Featured performers will be:
Michael Gold ’73, who is organizing the concert and will also perform says, “The passion that integrates all these sounds started when they were students or faculty together at Poughkeepsie Day School. They all went on to pursue their love of music. If you thrive on musical authenticity or lived the early 70’s in the Hudson Valley you won't want to miss this exciting night of blues, folk, bluegrass, Renaissance, jazz and R&B.”There will be a suggested donation of $10 per person at the door. Directions.
Saturday March 18, 2017 at 3PM and 6:30PM
Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord, NY
The Vanaver Caravan announces the 25th Annual DanceFest Experience a world of dance with works presented by nine of the Hudson Valley’s finest dance studios. This year, DanceFest takes place on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 3PM and 6:30PM at Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord, NY
DanceFest! is a collaborative project presented by The Vanaver Caravan to connect and expose our local community to myriad dance styles including world dance, ballet, modern, and more. We are pleased to include The Vanaver Caravan Dance Institute dancers and the return of many longstanding DanceFest partners.
Hosts of DanceFest, The Vanaver Caravan Youth Company along with the World Percussive classes from the Dance Institute, will be clogging up a storm! They will open the program with Appalachian clogging and body percussion, fiddles, and banjo music.
I have added a new feature to your account page. Now you can see a log of all the responses you have received to your classifieds and listings. When someone sees your listing and clicks on the "Email" link to respond to you, I now record that response and save it for you. You will continue to receive emails for each response, but you can also see all the responses on your account page.
To see the responses, go to your account page and look for this new link next to each of your classifieds and listings:
This is especially helpful when email sometimes gets flaky and doesn't arrive. This feature was requested a few times over the years and I finally had the time to do it! Let me know what you think.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual acoustic guitar festival for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world!
Join us not only for the show, but for the continuous musical events throughout the three days of the show. Check our calendar for the event schedule.
Join us for this year's show:
October 21, 22, & 23, 2016
Bearsville Theater / Utopia Soundstage , Woodstock, NY