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SVAN MUSIC PROGRAMS

SACANDAGA LIVE
Winter & Spring Concerts

In keeping with our goal of bringing the Sacandaga region affordable, quality, live music, SVAN continues its “Sacandaga Live” series with a variety of monthly concerts for the community to enjoy.

 

Doug Moody & Bob Stump

Sunday, April 8, 3 - 5 pm
Bill Coffey Studio
322 N Third St Northville, NY 12134

Call for reservations: (518) 863-8047

The performance is structured as a geographical and chronological tour of American vernacular music. It begins by highlighting the blues and Appalachian folk music and moves from there to cover country music, rock and roll, bluegrass, rockabilly, and even contemporary R&B. In addition to its accessible educational component, the performance is entertaining and inspiring, enrapturing both listeners with and without existing musical interests.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/e5rkUYuyvGQ

 

The Lustre Kings
w/special guest Cindy Cashdollar

Saturday, May 12, 6 - 8 pm
St Francis of Assisi Church Hall
Bridge st Northville, NY 12134

Full Lasagna Dinner beginning at 5pm, $8
Call for reservations: (518) 863-8047

 

The Lustre Kings

Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings play rock and roll the right way. The powerhouse Albany NY combo has wowed crowds at Manhattan's Rodeo Bar, Seattle's Tractor Tavern and all points in-between; and they've done it with uncommon fervor, commitment and flair.The Gretsch-toting Gamsjager draws from a deeper well than most roots rock acts, giving his music a breadth and depth while still keeping the bar hopping and the dance floor filled.In addition to their own dates, Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings have also accompanied Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, for over five years, and frequently work with other seasoned artists like Bill Kirchen, Eddie Angel and Robert Gordon.Jackson says, “I have worked with many bands around the world through the years, and none are better than Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings. Their fine showmanship and musical ability make them the greatest in my book. THEY ROCK!!”

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/o-oafI4oL0U


Cindy Cashdollar

5 time Grammy award winner, Dobro, steel guitar and lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar's career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan. Cindy's unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo - and to do it in so many musical genres - has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Her debut CD, "Slide Show", features guest artists comprising a Who's Who from the landscape of Roots & Americana music. Cindy was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame in 2011 (the first female to be inducted), and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame in 2012

 

Hair of The Dog
Saturday, July 7, 6 - 8 pm
Northville Waterfront Park


Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main Part of the Big Doin’s 4th of July Celebration

Originally formed as an acoustic trio in 1993, Hair Of The Dog has become one of the world’s foremost Celtic rock bands. They’ve released ten wildly popular CDs. Their latest, “Liam Left The Lights On Again", is making waves in America and Ireland. In  May, 2012, The Irish Echo stated, “Liam Left the Lights On Again...in it’s entirety is simply a delight to listen to”. , New York, Hair Of The Dog is Rick Bedrosian (bass and vocals), Larry Packer (fiddle), Eric Finn (elHair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named “Best Band” since the late 1990’s, by Upstate New York’s top regional newspapers and magazines. Based in Albanyectric guitar, mandolin, violin and vocals), Brian Gibney (acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals) and Joe Morizio (drums). 

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/bhXcDOjk4i4

 

 

The Bluebillies
Saturday, July 14, 6-8pm
Northville Waterfront Park
Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

The Bluebillies are a close harmony singing and songwriting band based on the style of the great honky-tonk and Bluegrass harmony bands of the past, like The Louvin Brothers, Buck Owens and Don Rich with The Buckaroos, etc..

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/m9wRnGI6_Gw

Hitrick & Brooks
Saturday, July 21, 6 - 8 pm
Northville Waterfront Park
Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

Hitrick & Brooks consists of three friends from Mayfield, NY: Ben Hitrick, Connor Brooks, and Alex Hitrick. Alex has played piano since kindergarten and also knows how to play 7 other instruments. Ben and Connor sing and play guitar as Alex plays the keyboard. They perform music ranging from Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley to Bruno Mars, John Legend, and Michael Bublé.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/zpwvvcCZ7Qk

Sacandaga Music Theatre
Saturday, July 28, 6 - 8 pm
Northville Waterfront Park
Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

SVAN Summer Classical Series

The Caroga Lake Music Festival
Sunday, July 29,  4 PM
Mayfield Presbyterian Church
22 North Main Street, Mayfield NY

Caroga Lake Music Festival is a summer music festival dedicated to increasing the community’s accessibility to chamber music by providing the community with a series of classical music performances of all kinds, and SVAN will be showcasing the talented and well-established young musicians from their string orchestra.  

Admission: $12 ($10 for SVAN members), and children will be free.

Sonny & The Suspicions
Saturday, August 4, 6 - 8 pm
Northville Waterfront Park

Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

Sonny and the Suspicions will bring you back to a time when transistor radios ruled the airwaves cranking out all the hits from the 60's. They play 1965 to 1969 mega hits with the sights and sound of the era. You will find yourself transported to a great time in pop music’s rich history, when you knew to words to every song. Join us in reviving the vibe of the 60's with Sonny and the Suspicions.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/DeL_Ol8j-VA


Andrew Wheeler Blues Band
Sat, Aug 11, 6-8pm
Northville Waterfront Park
Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

Andrew Wheeler and his Electric Blues Band represent a culmination of over 150 years of combined experience in blues music from afar afield as Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York City, and all over the capital region of NYS. 

Andrew (Vocals, Guitar) has been researching, playing and singing blues for 20 years and recently won the Capital Region Blues Network’s 2015 Solo/Duo challenge, which brought him to Memphis, TN in 2016 for the International Blues Challenge. 

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/TE0veKz6cJo

SVAN Summer Classical Series

Cantanti Project
Monday, August 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mayfield Presbyterian Church 22 North Main Street Mayfield, NY

Currently in its fourth season, Cantanti Project is a non-profit arts organization based in NYC committed to supporting the development of emerging artists and fostering collaboration. Founded on the principle that singers are active innovators and creators, Cantanti Project honors the traditions of classical music while redefining what it means to be a classical artist today.

To Have & To Hold
Participants of our second annual Summer Retreat in upstate New York sing Mozart, Handel, and works of living composers in To Have & To Hold. Presented as part of the Classical Concert Series by Sacandaga Valley Arts Network.
Featuring Bill Lewis on piano.

Admission: $12 General Admission; $10 SVAN Members; Free for those under 18 years.

 

Cedar Ridge
Sat, Aug 18, 6-8pm
Northville Waterfront Park/Bcon Corners

Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main


Cedar Ridge has been performing Bluegrass music throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and New England for more than 25 years. Their repertoire consists of a versatile blend of Bluegrass, traditional, contemporary, original, and gospel songs presented in a well polished stage show laced with seasoned humor.

Electric City Horns
Sat, Aug 25, 6-8pm
Northville Waterfront Park/Bcon Corners

Rain venue B-Con Corners corner of Bridge & Main

The Electric City Horns consists of members with a wide variety of musical backgrounds and styles. From 50’s and 60’s Rock & Roll, Modern Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Dance, Pop, Soul and Swing, the band can cover the spectrum. The Horns pride 
themselves on producing driving music with a vocal ability to match. The Electric City Horns add their own style
to every song they cover and introduce original material throughout their performance. All of their musical background is combined to create High Energy Music that is not only danceable but great to listen to.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0FvOBO8OKNU

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a community arts grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

The Lustre Kings

Cindy Cashdollar

 

Hair of The Dog

 

The Bluebillies

Hittrick and Brooks

 

Caroga Lake Music Festival

 

Sonny and The Suspicions

 

Andrew Wheeler Blues Band

Bill Lewis, Laura Mitchell, Sara Lin Yoder

Cedar Ridge

 

Electric City Horns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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