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Styled after an old-time carnival, the Fiddles & Foliage Festival will fill High Rock Park with the sounds of fiddles, banjos, guitars and singing on a fall afternoon. Help us raise funds for our School of Music while enjoying delicious food from PJ’s Bar-B-QSA and Twin Leaf Farms, music-themed games, performances and jams – in a charming, old-time atmosphere. Rain or shine!
Former frontman of Barefoot Truth Will Evans sits on stage alone and creates amazingly rich sounds using live-looping, didgeridoo, hand pan drum, percussive beatboxing, acoustic guitar, steel drums and layers of soulful vocals. His songs touch on family, love, hope and protecting the earth. He’ll be joined at Caffe Lena this Friday by Hayley Jane. Influenced by ’60s and ’70s rock and pop, musical theater, folk, blues, soul, psychedelia, funk and bluegrass, Hayley Jane has many ways to captivate an audience. Her duo, Say Darling, with Ryan Montbleau has been a hit at Lena’s . . .
View this email in your browser The Seldom Scene brings five decades of bluegrass mastery to our stage this Friday. Hear your favorite songs of the '70s done in five-part harmony backed by 29 strings. Click photo for sample song. EVENTS | SCHOOL ...
Caffè Lena In the News
sarah craig leads caffe lena – part 1 of 2
NIPPERTOWN (Michael Hochanadel) — For Sarah Craig, learning to lead Caffe Lena, the legacy-rich Saratoga Springs listening room and American roots music shrine, meant learning to listen. She also made peace with a ghost and shared a love of music with her deaf dad.
Craig’s father’s Depression-era training at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf included music appreciation classes. “Music class was a bright spot for my father,” said Craig. “Tuning into vibrations, he could feel drum beats. (Students) placed hands on the piano to feel the pulse of the soundboard.” Craig said, “He loved music; he took it very seriously.” Depression-frugal, her father splurged on Hartford Symphony concerts, a piano and a stereo for his wife.