About the Performers


 
 
 
5j Barrow

5j BarrowOfficially launched in the fall of 2011, 5j Barrow has inspired audiences in diverse venues, from the historic Apollo Theater to the open air of Washington Square Park, with soulful music, evocative imagery, and lyrics that touch the heart. 5j Barrow was named Best Band in NY after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR’s Battle of the Boroughs 2014. They have built a loyal following on the streets of the city and engaged audiences in the heartland with performances that are both intimate and rousing. 5j Barrow released their debut album From the Dim, Sweet Light in 2014, and their second full-length album produced by Grammy nominated producer, David Mayfield, is due to be released in the summer/fall of 2017.

5jbarrow.com

 
 
 
Ami Madeleine

Ami MadeleineMesmerizing vocals and versatile instrumental skills—Ami Madeleine reminds you what it’s like to feel something deeply. With a guitar, ukulele, or violin, whether the emotion is love or longing or heartbreak, Ami draws it out of you and makes you want to hug a friend or kiss a lover unabashedly. Her music and lyrics are inspired by the natural landscape and reflect her link to the vital elements of earth, fire, air and water. If you’re not careful, you’ll leave her set in an introspective dreamlike state of ease. Ami currently resides in the town of Rosendale, NY and just released her second album titled Hungry Ghosts.

amimadeleine.com

 
 
 
B2’s

B'2'sThe B2’s are a 9 voice ensemble founded and directed by musician, composer and teaching artist Debbie Lan. The singers are also members of Bloom, a 30 voice ensemble. The B2’s enjoy singing a large variety of eclectic music. With original arrangements by Debbie, this program includes songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jane Siberry, James Taylor, Sting and The Boswell Sisters amongst others.

 
 
 
Billy Manas And Friends

Billy Manas and FriendsFormerly called Frankenstein Dog, this year has seen some transitions for Billy Manas. His latest EP, Snapshot of America produced by Jazz great Jamie Saft has been featured on WDST and most people who hear it agree that this is new ground for Manas who has been making music in the HV for over twenty years. No matter your taste, will grab you by the heart and make you feel as if you just saw someone who couldn’t survive without singing.

billymanas.com

 
 
 
Bloom

BloomBloom is a Community Voice Ensemble founded and directed by Musician, Composer and Teaching Artist Debbie Lan. In it’s 10th year, this 30 voice ensemble enjoys singing a large variety of eclectic music. With original arrangements by Debbie, this program includes songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Elton John, James Taylor, The Duhks , Peter Gabriel, Pat Humphries and original songs, amongst others. A place where people can go to sing no matter their level of accomplishment, Bloom has performed at The Stone Ridge Library Fair, 721 Media Space, The Rosendale Café, The Rail Trail Café and The Mohonk Mountain House amongst other venues.

 
 
 
BobKat

BobcatBobkat is a collaboration of singer/songwriter/guitarist Bobby Kennedy and his youngest daughter/vocalist Kate Kennedy. This multitalented duo has graced the Rosendale Street Festival’s stages for more than 15 years! BobKat performs an eclectic mix of contemporary hits as well as Bobby’s originals, which can be found on the newly re-mastered Late Bloomer CD, available at cdbaby.com. Kate Kennedy has been professionally involved with the Hudson Valley’s music scene since age 10. She’s currently making a name for herself as an artist in the Philadelphia area, writing and recording with local bands and singing at karoke competitions and many collegiate sporting events. BobKat plays throughout the Hudson Valley and are often joined by Still UnDivided, Bobby’s twin daughters Kimberly and Samantha.

 
 
 
Breakneck Annie

Breakneck AnnieAn acoustic band based in the Pine Bush area, Breakneck Annie plays a mix of old-timey, folk and blues, blending close harmonies with a variety of instruments. They perform in local clubs (recently at the Towne Crier), festivals (boat band for several years at the Clearwater festival), libraries, and farmers’ markets.”


 
 

Brittani O’Hearn

Brittani O'HEarnBrittani O’Hearn is a feminist, folk pop, singer-songwriter based in New Paltz, NY. Her acoustic songs are simple and honest with a touch of whimsy and angst. She believes the personal is political and writes about her own young love, loss, and experience figuring out what it means to be a girl/women, ghost hunter, activist, artist, and mother. Brittani will be releasing her first album Into The Light in 2017.

facebook.com/brittaniohearnmusic

 
 
 
Bruce Sconzo

Bruce SconzoBruce Sconzo has been entertaining folks in the Hudson Valley since 1986, both as the front man for the Kooks, a legendary and popular band, and with various duo and trio acts. These days he performs solo on the Martin acoustic and Kala tenor, offering up classics”from Hank to Frank” with blues and jazz in between.


 
 

Brothers Choice

Brother's ChoiceAn eclectic mix of people and music curated by MO Kelly. Rock / R&B / Funk. For fans of T-Rex, David Bowie, Funkadelic.

facebook.com/brotherschoice

 
 
 
Carole White and Fre Atlast

Carole White and Fre AtlastCarole White plays rhythmically driven guitar and sings inspiring, uplifting, empowering songs with a message to move your body, use your voice, use your power, and use your life for something good. Inspiring and heart opening folk originals sound fresh, energetic and positive like Indigo girls, with a little swing spice and Woodstock roots influence as well as covers from the likes of Van Morrison and the Band. Top it off with resonant sweetness a la James Taylor or a husky overtone of old time blues.

facebook.com/CaroleDavia

 
 
 Christine and Elliot Spero

Christine and Elliot SperoAs a duo, Christine and Elliot have enthralled audiences with their passion, musical integrity and diverse repertoire (Christine, piano & vocals /Elliot, world percussion kit /sax) and play a wonderful mix of Pop/Latin/jazz dance and listening material from writers such as James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Sergio Mendes, Jobim, Brazilian classics, originals, Motown songs and jazz standards. Metroland (Albany N.Y.)

christinesperogroup.com

 
 
 
Ciarra Fragale

Ciarra FragaleCiarra Fragale is a singer/songwriter based in New Paltz, NY. Listening to an array of artists growing up (such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Pat Benatar, and Bon Iver – to name a few) helped Ciarra craft her unique way of songwriting. By blending the old with the new, she gives folk music an ambient indie twist.

ciarrafragale.wixsite.com/music

 
 
 
Clouds

CloudsClouds is a six piece (three guitars, bass, keyboards and drums) band playing covers of classic rock tunes and featuring vocals of five unique individuals. Their material covers a broad spectrum from the British Invasion to down-home Americana. You will hear songs by the Beatles, Kinks, Cream, the Band, Grateful Dead and even the Scissor Sisters on any given night.

facebook.com/NYCloudsBand

 
 
 
Cold Flavor Repair

Cold Favor RepairBorn in Brooklyn, Cold Flavor Repair holds onto a funky city sound. Over the last decade of countless shows they have also absorbed the smooth grooves of SoCal rock. The third main ingredient of CFR is that down home Hudson Valley vibe. With members hailing from South Jersey, New Paltz, to Albany, the infectious grooves and non stop back beat have made CFR a favorite for party people everywhere they hit the stage.

cfrband.com

 
 
 
County Hell

County HellThis group of seasoned local hard-hitters includes members of The Trapps, El Front, Sweet Clementines, Tulula!, Shaktipat, Mama Lama, Black Horse Riders, and Lettuce Boy. This Kingston area band plays the music of the legendary Celtic punk band, The Pogues. Combining traditional Irish music with the power of rock and roll, brings music for dirge, drink and dance to any occasion. Matt Verrilli, lead vocals, guitar, vibra slap, Michael Piastro, banjo, vocals, Libby Murphy, fiddle, mandolin, Kazio Sasnowski, accordian, Christopher Bradley, drums, percussion, Jason Sarubbi, bass.

facebook.com/CountyHell

 
 
 
D Squared Band

D Squared BandFunky Grooves and Mojo Blues … A Smokin’ Hot Band … Non-Stop Dancing… Top Shelf Professionals! Introducing The D-Squared Blues Band. The Brainchild of New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Dave Heinlein and David Laks. Together they make D to the second power thus D-Squared. This band of Hudson Valley seasoned professionals who love the music they create are based out of Woodstock. Get ready for a night of non-stop dancing to classic and original music in the blues and funk tradition.

 
 
 
Daniel James Vinett

Daniel James VinettEclectic—a mix of folk, pop, rock and country. Influences include Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springstein, David Bowie and Martin Sexton. This artist has been writing songs and singing them for over 30 years but only recently began sharing them in public venues. His debut album Flight of the Moon is set to be released in the early fall.

 
 
 
Datura Road

We a progressive world music ensemble that includes jazz, R7B as well as Latin, Gypsy Moroccan and west African influences. Our band members are : Matt Nobile on vocals, guitar and ud, David Budd on drums and percussion, Allen Murphy on Bass and Raphael Garritano on Guitar and mandolin.

daturaroad.com

 
 
 
David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps

David Kraai & The Saddle TrampsDavid Kraai (pronounced cry) is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has been traveling and performing his melting pot of country, folk and rock music for over a decade. His roots stem from NY’s Hudson Valley, but his music has taken him all over gaining him an ever-growing fan base. The Saddle Tramps are Chris Ragucci, Chris Macchia and Josh Roy Brown. Carrying on the tradition of Cosmic American Music, David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps’ influences include Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band. They have been fortunate enough to release several albums and share stages and bills with some of their heroes like Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Dickey Betts, Leon Russell, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Charlie Louvin and more.

davidkraai.com

 
 
 
Debbie Lan’s Young Artists Showcase

Performers include: Maitreya Motel, Linus MacDonald, Eliza Hughes, Rhys Ellis and AIli Zissu.

 
 
 
Dog on Fleas

Dog On FleasHailing from upstate ny and 15 years in the making… Dog on Fleas plans to take over the world. Their strategy is to play honest, loose and ingenious music for kids and their adult counterparts, and since kids tend to listen to music over and over and over, they are encoding special messages into the songs. Sort of like the Beatles, only less psychedelic. Actually, the only agenda the Fleas have is to make good music for decent people. And for you, too.

dogonfleas.com

 
 
 
Dust Bowl Faeries

Dust Bowl FaeriesAn ethereal gothic folk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist, the Dust Bowl Faeries’ unique compositions of have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap steel, electric guitar, bass & percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound. Founded by Ryder Cooley, co-host of Club Helsinki Open Mic in Hudson, the band includes Karen Cole, Jen DuBois & JoAnn Stevelos. Aaron Martin joins the band on bass. Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the Dust Bowl Fairies as mascot spirit animal.

dustbowlfaeries.com

 
 
 
Dylan Doyle Band

Dyolan Doyle BandA unique power trio taking influences from genres like Roots, Folk, R&B, and Rock, the Dylan Doyle Band has created a sound that defies classification. Touring nationally since 2013 the band is looking forward to their European debut in 2018.

dylandoyleband.com

 
 
 
Dylan Emmet

Dylan EmmetSinger/songwriter, rapper, and producer Dylan Emmet is a man who wears many hats. Pulling influences everywhere from Kanye West to Elliott Smith, Dylan’s blend of genres makes it tough to categorize his sound but culminates into a “hit you in the face” kind of pop. Dylan’s former project, the Dylan Emmet Band, released their music video for Outlaw which racked up 250,000 hits on YouTube in just two weeks. This led to the DEBs opening for Smash Mouth at Times Union Stadium in Albany, NY. After moving to Los Angeles Dylan continued honing his sound while writing and producing for other artists. After releasing his first solo EP HandslikeGold in 2016, the leading single Embers became a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting contest.

dylanemmet.com

 
 
 
Fat Mink

Fat MinkHoned by five years deeply immersed in the tenor/organ scene in Harlem, the outstanding guitarist/composer Matthew Finck formed his jazz/funk ensemble Fat Mink, in 2005. The group’s first album Fat Mink is now available. Influences include Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Robben Ford, Jimmy Page, John Scofield, Wayne Krantz, Pat Metheny. The focus here is on unbridled groove music in both the hardcore instrumental funk and soul jazz traditions. With this long overdue first album, Fat Mink takes its rightful place on the front lines of deeply funkified celebration in jubilant fashion.

matthewfinck.com

 
 
 
For No One

For No OneThis three-piece acoustic band from Saugerties is comprised of Aaron Magram, lead guitar, Josh Mitchell cajon, percussion and Wayne Mitchell, guitar and bass. The band has many different influences ranging from blues to rock, punk and jazz. In 2016, they recorded some of their previous work along with new material, and do it unplugged. The result was a revealing sound, an intimate, stripped-down performance where nothing is hidden.

for-no-one.bandcamp.com/album/acoustic-ep

 
 
 
God’s Word Worship Band

God's Word Worship BandSpreading the Good News of the Gospel with music. Our style includes R&B, Latin, rock & roll, contemporary Christian, country and others. Our CD is called Father of Life and we are currently working on the next one. Based out of Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, NY, we are Barry and Cheir SweetJackson, Bobby Farris, Michael Mcdonough and friends.

 
 
 
Greg Englesson aka Mr. E

Greg Englesson aka Mr. EA Funky roots-rocking Poet spiced with social satire wound in a Zen blender. Greg Englesson is a prolific songwriter / storyteller with a background in Ethical Social Political Philosophy. Founder and front man of NYC’s The Chronic Citizens. Created alter ego Anti ego Mr. E living in Woodstock NY (international confusion ensued.)

gregenglesson.com

 
 
 
Greg Gondek

Greg GondekGreg Gondek is a songwriter currently in the Hudson Valley. As a solo performer, Greg uses textures and rhythms to create an expansive sound, with something as simple as a drum machine or loop pedal. Greg draws from his biggest influences from both unique songwriters like Elliott Smith, and innovative bands like Radiohead, for example. Greg Gondek is a songwriter and multi instrumentalist. As a solo performer, Greg realizes his songs often using ambient textures as well as stripped down rhythms.

facebook.com/greggondekmusic

 
 
 
Gus Mancini’s Soul Soul Band & The Trancini Tribal Drummers

Gus Mancini’s Soul Soul Band & The Trancini Tribal DrummersThe Sultan Of Sonic Soul, (Ogostino Antonio Mancini), Gus Mancini, is a combination of a classically trained musician, composer, a master Saxophonist and improvisational performer. A graduate of NYU with a BS in music composition and education, he has studied and performed with the principal soloist from the New York Philharmonic and the Jazz elite. Mancini has been a radio personality on WDST 100.1 in Woodstock for the past seventeen years, playing live on air over 250 times. Other performances include The Flagstaff Symphony and Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestras, The Bardavon, Byrdcliffe and Bearsville Theaters, The Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine NYC, The Arts Society Of Kingston, and most recently performances with his Sonic Soul Band.

 
 
 
H the band

H the bandH was originally formed in 2009. H’s sound is a complex, psychedelic array of cascading reverberations. Utilizing odd and changing time signatures, their polyrhythmic sound undulates audiences into hypnotic trances. Drawing influence from the likes of Tool, Pink Floyd, Primus, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, Cream, King Crimson, Frank Zappa and others, H is comprised of founding members Brad Gorfein on bass and Joseph Contento on guitar, Josh Towers of The Kairos and Exit 17 on drums and Tierney Greene from Shy Spy on the key boards. H have been reworking songs performed with previous iterations of the band while sculpting the remaining material for their forthcoming album. Currently, H are focused on getting a good live recording that exemplifies their dynamic and improvisational sound while also looking to branch out with gigs in the surrounding area. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from their first acoustic set at the People’s Cauldron, they are also making arrangements to record an acoustic album.

htheband.bandcamp.com

 
 
 
Hobo Jungle

Hobo JungleHobo Jungle is the vision of legendary Kingston guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Eppard. After decades of honing his skills on cover bands he decided that he needed to do an all original band. With this in mind he enlisted the support of some long time musical companions in this area. Rosendale bassist Charlie Kniceley and Jimmy have worked together since the ‘70’s, and keyboardist Jimmy Atlee has worked with them both since the ‘80’s. With the addition of T Xiques on drums they had a working unit. They have just finished their first CD and will have it for sale at the festival.

 
 
 
Homeschool Short Film Club

Come and celebrate the world premier of the short film, TIME created by the Homeschool Short Film Club.

 
 
 
Hudson’s Crew

Hudson's CrewFormed in the wake of legendary music stemming from the nearby village of Woodstock, the Saugerties, NY-based indie-alternative-rock band, Hudson’s Crew, are drawing attention in a region steeped in musical greatness. This fresh, clean and polished power group (Matt Hogan, Paddy Defino, Matt McLaren and Uncle Bob Baker) have created a catalog of original music encompassing different genres; bridging rock, folk rock and heavy blues with modern alternative qualities. Their sound is heavily influenced by popular artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, and Alabama Shakes while maintaining their own unique style.

hudsonscrew.com

 
 
 
Ian Flanigan

Ian FlaniganSeasoned, acoustic singer-songwriter Ian Flanigan is local to the Hudson Valley. His sound is an eclectic blend of progressive folk and percussive finger style and a rich, husky voice and evocative lyrics. His music is reminiscent of a road less traveled, and paved with poignant lyrical truths. Authenticity and connection through music—a common theme within his stories—is essential to Ian’s life, which is one of the many reasons why listeners love his music. This year Ian anticipates the release of his newest album, a compilation of hauntingly dynamic songs. “We’re all connected in this life, I’m just here to try and make you feel it for a moment.”-Ian Flanigan

ianflaniganmusic.com

 
 
 
iS

iSAn unusual, three piece jam band, iS delivers live performances that electrify audiences. The band’s name, which loosely means “The present tense”, emphasizes their improvisational nature. Each show offers a unique experience, with memorable songs and exceptional musicianship. Band members include Pieter VanLeeuwen, keyboards and vocals, Michael A. “Feet” Friest, Big Badass bass and vocals, Matt “Max” Donohue, drums, cymbals and other percussion noises. With the recent addition of drummer Matt Donahue, iS is exploring new territory while continuing to write and perform live. iS has a high energy form of music that combines insightful songwriting, soulful vocals and dynamic jams. During the past six years, iS has performed throughout the US touring extensively in California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Since 2007, iS has been establishing themselves on the east coast. The band is located in the Dutchess County area of New York State and continues to be devoted to touring and live performance. iS will be releasing their 2nd full length cd this Fall.

 
 
 
J.K. Vanderbilt

J.K. VanderbiltIt’s a weathered, twangy upright piano straining the old barn floorboards beneath it, stoic and waiting for the next soulful awakening. It’s the steel rails that restrain the power of an electrifying guitar like a freight train cutting across the vast and varied countryside. It is an homage to old America: sophisticated, meticulously crafted, and tough as shit. It’s an energetic fever pitch, channeled into the razor-sharp focus and discerning taste of a connoisseur. A true son of the Hudson Valley, Vanderbilt’s feet are firmly planted on both sides of the tracks. You may find him professionally preparing drinks or lovingly making food as Josh Rosenmeier. Share a meal with him and be prepared to feast into the early morning. A wild spirit of electricity splitting at the seams, unharnessed yet still refined, he doesn’t write songs because he wants to. He does it because he has to.

jkvanderbilt.com

 
 
 
James Hearne

James HearneHearne’s songs are sharply-written, engaging original folk/alt-country in the vein of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, balanced with high tempo, heart-on-sleeve, Replacements-esque romps. James cut his teeth in the Philadelphia indie rock scene, touring the Northeast as frontman to bands like The Sobriquets and The Way Home before packing his life, wife, and bulldog, and heading off into the the Hudson Valley. His debut LP (Through Private Wars, available 6/2/2017) covers the well-worn path of a rock journeyman—including endless miles of traveling, loving deeply, making dodgy choices, scraping for dollars, and drinking too much for too long. Powerhouse vocals over woodsy guitars, literate songs times wry banter, floor-to-ceiling dynamics plus wall-to-wall heart.

jameshearne.com

 
 
 
Jim Barbaro

Jim BarbaroFormer Magnetics lead guitarist/vocalist Jim Barbaro is one of the last true romantics. After recording two albums with the popular North Atlantic group “The Magnetics”, Barbaro goes it alone with three solo albums under his belt, finding his groove and niche as a world rock artist. As he writes songs for a new project, you can follow his solo path with Eco Logic, Burning Blue, and Sketches and the compilation CD Smashville.

jimbarbaro.com

 
 
 
Joey Eppard

Joey EppardJoey Eppard A true musical triple-threat: Brilliant songwriter, astounding instrumental player and phenomenal singer. Most notable about Joey is his unique guitar technique that is best described as a combination of Spanish flamenco style and slap bass techniques which he uses to phenomenal result on acoustic/electric guitars.

joeyeppard.com

 
 
 
Journey blue heaven and the Rock city Riders

Journey blue heaven and the Rock city RidersRiding with her current and everchanging band of apple- scruffs, this girl is a servant to the live art movement of the underground. On the doo-wop corner where the peoples feet meet the street of 212 and Rock City road collide she is comfortable sitting on a milk crate or under the lights; Maverick born bard and an old time travelling native of Woodstock, Miss Blue is inspired by the ancient trailblazing troubadours of the people for the people: the Woody Guthrie sing sing along rag time band plays on…

 
 
 
Kyle & the pity party

Kyle & the pity partyFormed in 2012, Kyle & The Pity Party quickly made a name for themselves in the New York indie scene. With appearances at O+ Festival and numerous shows throughout the tri-state area, their driven melodies and razor-sharp lyrics have fostered more than their fair share of anthemic singalongs. After extensive touring in support of their 2015 EP Everything’s Bad, they are currently recording Heaven, an LP to be released this year.

kyleandthepityparty.bandcamp.com

 
 
 
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Lara Hope & The Ark TonesWinner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Rockabilly Female, and named the Best Up-and-Coming Band by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier Rockabilly, Roots Rock n’ Roll, Rhythm & Blues outfit. Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012, and haven’t slowed down since. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of classics and standards. Their 2nd full length album Love You To Life out May 2017.

larahope.net

 
 
 
Les Vegas and The Big Heavy

Les Braunstein was the singer with the Soft White Underbelly, the origin band of the Blue Oyster Cult. Later Les was the lead singer with the Test Tube Babies here in the Hudson Valley and was for several years the Music director of The Rosendale Street Festival. Les will be accompanied by his son Michael’s band the Big Heavy. Joining them will be several invited guests including members of the Test Tube Babies and other musician friends.

 
 
 
Los Thujones

A group of revolutionaries playing a unique blend of ska, reggae, bluegrass and Americana that some fans have affectionately dubbed Skagrass.

reverbnation.com/losthujones

 
 
 
M’Bollo

M'BolloM’bollo is a blend of ethnic traditions from Senegal, West Africa. M’bollo means gathering people together in Senegal’s language, Wolof. The music is written and arranged by Singer Amadou Diallo. Amadou brings the ancient rhythms of Africa with the use of western instruments such as electric guitar, standup bass, mandolin and banjo. The music is upbeat, positive and super fun to dance to.

 
 
 
MAGICK MOOKA

Magick MookaA mix of original psychedelic rock, rock reggae electric trio shooting through the Psychedelic Cosmos riding with the good vibrations of the likes of: Bowie, Bad Brains, Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Devendra, Black Keys. with a twist of Ravi Shankar.

freakfolkrecords.bandcamp.com

 
 
 
Mama’s Little Helper

Momma's Little HelperMade up of members of some of the Hudson Valley’s best bands, Mama’s Little Helper plays original takes on lesser known soul, funk, r&b and jazz tunes from across the ages. Not to be missed!”

facebook.com/mamaslittlehelperband

 
 
 
Marji Zintz with the Acquaintances

Marji Zintz with the AcquaintancesAcoustic guitarist and vocalist Marji Zintz, living and performing in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region of New York, is a gifted, soulful interpreter performing a hybrid of contemporary folk, rock, jazz, and roots music. She has been described as ‘sublime,’ ‘angelic,’ and has a ‘beautiful voice.’ This year, Marji will be joined by her friends, The Acquaintances, which is Jeff Entin on guitar, Bob Blum on bass, and Larry Balestra on drums, a trio playing mostly original music as well as a fair share of covers including everything from jazz standards to rockabilly. Their collective experience encompasses such a wide variety of styles that they like to call it Americlectic.

reverbnation.com/marjizintz

 
 
 
Mars America

Mars AmericaFormed in the winter of 2014, Ethan Klee and John Valesio began creating a wide variety of different musical sound-scapes. Mars America’s sound is a synthesis of cinematic soundtrack, ethereal vocal textures, searing electric guitar lines and deep pocket rhythm and bass. Nestled somewhere between the virtual crossroads between Pink Floyd, Blur, Radiohead, Paul Simon and The Pixies their live act is full of surprises, chock full of strange voices, robotic ghosts that swirl and whir. Mars America can be seen on the Hudson Valley underground rock scenes. Come witness one of the areas most prolific and original musical acts.”

facebook.com/marsamerica

 
 
 
Max’s New Hat

Max’s New Hat is an electro-Balkan outfit that plays the dance party and wedding music of Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria.

facebook.com/maxsnewhat

 
 
 
Melinda DiMaio

Melinda DiMaioSalty, sweet, crunchy and smooth, Melinda DiMaio’s songbook is a mix of textures and flavors that comment on the joy and ironies of the human condition. Her driving rhythms, skillful vocal stylings and sheer energy will have your heart beating just a little faster, and your feet tapping right along.

melindadimaio.com

 
 
 
Mr. Kick

Mr. KickWe love playing what we play, and we get folks up to dance, sing along and generally have a good time. A whole bunch of rock and roll, R&B, and some other great stuff one of the cats dragged in. Four decades of rock and roll, r&b, and some other great stuff one of the cats dragged in. Mister Kick is: Mark Marshall: Guitar/Vocals, Andrew Goodsight: Guitar/Vocals, Frank Casciaro: Bass/Vocals, Jude DeFalco: Drums

misterkick.com

 
 
 
New Paltz Rock

New Paltz RockNew Paltz Rock has been providing young musicians with bands to play in since 2010. Their bands have performed all over the Hudson Valley and beyond. We continue to provide workshops in which kids can learn and experience the excitement and thrill of playing live.

newpaltzrock.com

 
 
 
On a Midsummer Night Preview

Come to the Rosendale Theatre to see an excerpt from this upcoming production of a new pop opera written by Debbie Lan. The full production will be presented on July 28 and 29.

rosendaletheatre.org

 
 
 
Paid Vacation

Paid VacationPaid Vacation is a 3 piece band (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums) playing original rock music from New Paltz, NY. Pulling from influences such as The Beatles, Paul Simon, Violent Femmes, Tom Petty and The White Stripes, Paid Vacation delivers a rocking set which ranges from hard driving blues-rocky riffs to bittersweet acoustic ballads with even the occasionally hint of roots reggae and pop. First and foremost, the members of Paid Vacation strive to write music that is fun, catchy, dance-able and enjoyed by everyone. Having been in several bands across the Hudson Valley, Zack, Kevin and Greg have combined those years of experience into a dependable, professional band that promises that will work its hardest to give you a solid,entertaining show.

facebook.com/paidvacationmusic

 
 
 
Pete Santora and The Repetes

Pete Santora and The RepetesPete is a former Beatlemania & Goodfellas cast member. He has performed at past RSF events and hosted the recent Beatles film Eight Days A Week at the Rosendale Theater. His music is available on itunes and CD Baby.

petesantora.com

 
 
 
Pitchfork Militia

Pitchfork Militia23 years playing a mishmash of rock, blues, country and punk we call Apocabilly. It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s loud! Peter Head on guitar & vocals, Karl Krause on bass and Joe P. Morgan on drums

facebook.com/PitchforkMilitia

 
 
 
P.O.O.K.

P.O.O.K.The Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK) is a program of the Center for Creative Education (CCE) in Kingston. POOK was founded in 1997 by three percussionists who also work as educators and social workers as a way to get kids off the streets and provide them with meaningful activity and important life skills.

cce4me.org

 
 
 
Pour La Terre

Pour La TerreOriginal jazz/jam rock music with a message. We make our music to give back to the Earth and all of its people. Influences include the Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, the Beatles, the Velvet Underground, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Claude Debussy. Bass & Vocals, Andrew Kester; Guitar & Vocals, Kenneth Palladino;Sax, Piano, Guitar & Vocals, Andrew Cymbal; Drums, Will Sloane

facebook.com/pourlaterreband

 
 
 
Protius

ProtiusProtius is an all-original rock quartet of the heavy (yet melodic) persuasion. Tight, hard-driving, memorable hooks propel soaring melodies that lead the listener through the fantastic, the inspired and the sexy! Jillian Triplmoon, vocals; Dean Read, guitar; Ted Conway, bass; Tom Lenahan, drums. Protius has just finished recording their debut album in Highland, NY—listen to it on Soundcloud.com/Protius.

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Purple K’nif

Purple K'nifThis band plays Maximum Surf & Twang—all-instrumental surf/hot rod/juvenile delinquent rock ‘n’ roll. They are: Baker Rorick: red bass guitar; Ted Lawrence: blue lead guitar; Johnny Teagle: orange lead guitar and Doug Wygal: champagne sparkle drums. The band shares a love of cool vintage music and collectible instruments: Rorick hosts the yearly Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase at the Bearsville Theater (2013’s show will be October 25th – 27th); Teagle is the author of The Fender Amps Book – The First 50 Years – and a former columnist for Vintage Guitar magazine; Wygal is a consultant (and former V.P. of A&R) to Sony Music – an avid vintage drum collector, and his drumming credits include The Individuals, Paul Collins Beat, The Wygals, and Beat Rodeo to name a few; Lawrence was a founding member of NYC instro bands, The Supertones and The HumanTornados.

 
 
 
Ramona Lane

Ramona LaneRamona Lane is a contemporary alternative three-piece from the Hudson Valley. A straightforward rock band with catchy energetic songs that you’ll be humming to yourself for days. They draw influence from bands like Third Eye Blind, The White Stripes, and Death Cab for Cutie with a zest of hip hop for good measure. They are near finishing their third independently produced EP with hopes to have it completed and available for early 2017. Also in the past year they’ve been featured by both MK Ultra and Lisa Wexler, DJs at radio Woodstock WDST where they performed acoustic sets live on air.

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Rosendale Improvement Brass Band

Rosendale Improvement Brass BandThe Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club (RIA) meets and practices every Wednesday at Willow Kiln Park (weather permitting), or at the AMple Hill Hall (if weather is bad) from 6-7 PM. All are welcome to join! RIA brass band believes that making music together is another way of making a good life for everyone in Rosendale.

 
 
 
Red Goat Vandals

Original Rosendale guitar based band blending ethereal vocals over elements of shoegaze, riff rock and at times a touch of jazz.

 
 
 
Red Neckromancer

Red NeckromancerRed Neckromancer is an acoustic country/punk/metal band from the Catskill mountains. Their music is a product of the combination of two stylistically different songwriters. Rev. Kev., Guitar, Vocals & Drums, relies heavily on the punk and metal that he grew up with as a songwriting base while MalachI McElroy, Banjo & Vocals, learned his instrument listening to Irish Folk music and traditional American roots music. The end result ends up falling somewhere between Hank III and John Prine.

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Robert Cahill Band

Singer, songwriter, musician Robert Cahill has been performing his original music throughout the northeast for over 20 years. Sharing the stage with national acts such as Rock n roll Hall of Famer Lou Gramm and Leslie West & Mountain, Country superstars Craig Campbell and Craig Morgan, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, The Pushstars, or Slam Allen, amongst others, Robert is equally comfortable singing, playing guitar, saxophones, harmonicas, bass or drums and has done so in his various band lineups. A former FM radio personality with a deep soulful voice and intense emotion, he commands the stage during performances, bringing the crowd with him on his emotional journey through his catalog of songs.

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Salted Bros

Salted BrosSalted Bros is a Woodstock, NY based band whose roots go back about 10 years. The name is taken from founders Sal & Ted = Salted plus Bros. The band has gone through a metamorphosis over those years resulting in the current mix of musicians. The band’s playlist covers Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk & Jazz. Sal Miccio, on harmonica, spent the early 70’s jamming with members of Banchee and the Paul Butterfield Band. He has played with the Mike Winfield Blues Band, the Ben Rounds Band, the Gabe Butterfield Band and Blue Food and has shared the stage with such artists as Harvey Sorgen, Tim Moore, Juma Sultan, and Pete Levin. Ted Orr, guitarist, has performed and/or recorded with many of the luminaries of Funk and Free Jazz including Sly Stone, George Clinton, the JB Horns, 429n Funk Mob, Karl Berger Improviser’s Orchestra, and many others. He leads his own Woodstock based band Orr Colletti Shamir. Jimmy Eppard, bass/guitarist/vocalist, has performed with John Sebastian, Joe Louis Walker, Eddy Kirkland, Jorma Kaukonan, Kal David, Rob Paparozzi & many others. He has fronted his own bands Durango, Crows, RetroRockets & Black Top Kings and worked with The Band, Memphis Pilgrims, Crowmatix, Moxie, Hawg Men, Three, Red Wing, Willy Amrod Band & the Gabe Butterfield Band. His new band Hobo Jungle, features all original tunes. Drummer Chris Morgan has played, toured and recorded with many bands including Jazz vibraphonist Karl Berger and blues guitarist Michael Powers. He also plays with Hallow Dog and SPIV UK. Guitarist James Orr has been inspired by accomplished musicians his whole life, especially with world traveled father (Ted Orr) and older sister (Alana Orr, Duchess of Funk). He has been speaking the language of improvisation from very early on and has had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of tonal expressions, all of which lend themselves to his style.

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Seth Davis

Seth DavisA staple on the Greenwich Village anti-folk scene of the 90’s, songwriter-singer Seth Davis has recorded four albums of original story-songs. ”Davis is an old-soul troubadour in a 21st-century landscape. A Dylanesque mingling of Jakob’s easy-on-the-ears-and-brain voicings and lyrics with Bob’s personal and societal demons lurk insightfully lurking about.” Jason Broome, Chronogram 2016

www.sethdavis.com

 
 
 
Shadow Witch

Shadow WitchDoug Thompson, Drums , Jeremy Hall, Guitar, David Pannullo, Bass, Earl Walker Lundy, Vocals form Shadow Witch. “They are the band your big brother listened to, the band your dad loved, the one your sister lost her virginity to, the one your mother screamed for to be turned down, the one you always wanted to be in.” Frazer Jones from stonerking1.blogspot.com.

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Sheila Dee & The Dazzlers

Sheila Dee & The DazzlersSheila Dee and The Dazzlers perform original, evocative, upbeat rock-n- roll specializing in dynamic vocal harmonies. The Rosendale-based band is Sheila Dee, Jay Galione, Pete Redmond, Marc Greene and Jillian Nadiak. The band is working on a full-length album at Roots Cellar Recording, releasing 2 official music videos in 2017.

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Songs of Solomon

Songs of SolomonThe new sound of spirit-filled reggae and inspirational music using a variety of musical styles including reggae, gospel, blues, r&b and rock, Songs of Solomon has performed at venues and festivals including The Bob Marley Movement of Jah People Festival in Miami, The Montreal International Reggae Festival, The Carribean Gospel Festival in New York City, The Vermont Reggae Festival among others. They have opened for many international headliners including Damien and Stephen Marley, The Wailers, Levon Helm, Steel Pulse, Culture, Burning Spear just to name a few. Songs of Solomon is currently recording a new CD.. Their last CD Living Waters was voted in the top ten regional releases by radio station WKZE.

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Soulia and the Sultans

Soulia and the SultansAt once sultry and playful, polished yet fun, Soulia and the Sultans evoke the vintage nightclub circuit. Breathing a modern sensibility into a carefully culled repertoire that spans the greatest melodies of jazz, the blues, the Great American standards, and the not so standard, Soulia conjures a listening experience that is thoughtful, intimate and authentic.

souliaandthesultans.com

 
 
 
Street Fest All Stars

The Street Fest All Stars features festival organizers and some players who played the first St. Fest ever in 1978! The band is made up of Charlie Knicelely on bass, Jimmy Eppard on guitar, Jimmy Atlee on keys, Chris Bowman on Drums, Bob Shaut on Sax and Carrie Wykoff on vocals.

 
 
 
Stephanie St. John

Stephanie St. JohnStephanie St. John is a singer, songwriter, bandleader of Mimi Ferocious and a solo artist. She has recorded a solo record, Cinderella’s Dead, the album 250 Sweeter Than Sugar with her band Mimi Ferocious, and the experimental album Tokyo Could Not Be Opened Because Tokyo Could Not Be Found with David First. She also sang on the Occupay Wall Street song We Are that was sung with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Mallone. Stephanie moved to New Paltz after she started her family. Locally she’s played at countless Tribtuton’s at Rosendale’s Market Market as well as started the open mic movement called, SHARE and is a part of the Art of the Resistance series at the Cronin Art Gallery.”

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SUSAN SAID

Susan SaidMelodic, powerful sound is what you can expect from SUSAN SAID. Led by Sue Sed, this tall, blonde, powerhouse changes all ideas you may have about a female fronted rock band. “We just wanna kick ya in the head a little, and wake yer ass up,” quotes Sed. And wake yer ass up is exactly what this band does well. Credits include playing on bill with The Bloodhound Gang & Caviar. They also played on bill with Howie Day at Irving Plaza for the New York Comedy Film Festival starring Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch – all from NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The band has toured the world, played many outdoor festivals, and they are planning to drop a semi-acoustic release in the fall of 2017. With Matt Rocchio on bass and Brendan Saadat on lead guitar they create a wall of sound that is tough and hair raising. You won’t see or hear a better live show.

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The Horned Angels

The Horned AngelsThe Horned Angels bring their own brand of sexy-tonk and drinking tunes with piano, guitar, percussion and luscious 3 part harmonies. They seduce audiences everywhere with their boozing and bitching about love and heartbreak with a tempting mix of original music and classic covers, inspiring their audiences to unbutton and unwind as they rock the blues away.

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The Kurt Henry Band

The Kurt Henry BandOur purpose in The Kurt Henry Band is to deliver a diverse repertoire –all original, no stinking’ covers–while actively bending and blending genres. The Kurt Henry Band, with Alan Groth, bass; Cheryl Lambert, harmonica; and Eric Parker on drums, will be performing their new release, Flaming June: a far-reaching celebration of all musical types, from jazz to R&B, Celtic to roots rock, funk to country. It’s a musical olive branch from America to the world.–Jay Blotcher.

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The Nathans

The Nathans“Seasoned folk rock quintet with influences from: Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, CSNY, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan – First video just reached over 2,200 views on youtube in less than 2 weeks!

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The Other Brothers

The Other Brothers hailing from New Paltz, NY are the Hudson Valley’s favorite up and coming rock and roll band. Since 2012, the band has been fighting the good fight for live funk music. With soaring jams and kind conversation, The Other Brothers have been extending their turf with great precision. Lead singer Chris Owens and his band have frequently drawn comparisons to soul-funk gods like Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo. The Other Brothers are currently in the studio crafting their debut album, Jones, due out Fall 2017. The Other Brothers are the Hudson Valley’s favorite up and coming rock and roll band. Every show is a family affair thanks to the support of their ever-growing fanbase. Since 2012, the band has been fighting the good fight for live funk music. Lead singer Chris Owens and his band have frequently drawn comparisons to soul-funk gods like Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo. With soaring jams and kind conversation, The Other Brothers have been extending their turf with great precision. The Other Brothers are currently in the studio crafting their debut album, Jones, due out Fall 2017.

theotherbrothersmusic.com

 
 
 
The Templars of Doom

The Templars of Doom hail from Ulster County NY playing punked up Celtic rock. Originally inspired by The Pogues, The Sex Pistols and The Clash, they have expanded their original “1977 meets 1916” sound to include some extended traditional Irish ballads and themes. Their originals are Irish folk at punk speed with bagpipes and kilts. Their first album, Bring Me the Head of John the Baptist contains seven new originals and two traditional songs of Rebellion, The Minstrel Boy and A Nation Once Again. The Templars of Doom feature Rory Quinn, guitar and vocals, Michael X. Rose, vocals and bass, Eric Pomarico, drums, vocals, Josie Rose, Bagpipes and Tin whistle and Marty Shane, mandolin and vocals. Formerly known as Alternative Ulster, they released Rebellion in 2016, an album of material primarily written by Michael and Eric. The group changed their name in March of 2017 to the Templars of Doom after their former piper suddenly disappeared, never to be seen again. These lads keep the theme going with songs about the Templars, Ireland, the Holy Grail, Saints and Ghosts.

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The Wild Irish Roses

The Wild Irish RosesWhere did the Wild Irish Roses come from? Mom and Dad founded Brooklyn, NY’s post-punk The Astro-Zombies in the 90’s. In the 2000’s they were in The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment who released 8 albums over ten years (2000-2010). Today Michael also performs with Irish pipe-punkers Alternative Ulster.”

 
 
 
Too Lazy Boys

Showcasing the songwriting of Chris Gili on guitar and vocals. As the Too Lazy Boys, Chris along with Rod Archer on bass and vocals, strip down the electric sound of The New Lazy Boys to its’ acoustic essentials.

 
 
 
Tulula!

Tulula!Tulula! has been stomping around Rip Van Winkle’s dreamland since the mid-ougts. The Acid-Cowboy quintet of Jason Broome, Rob Norris, Chris Bradley, Daniel Weintraub and Marianne Tasick come off like a mosh pit at a gypsy carnival followed by a séance with the 27 club. Between them, these five veterans of underground music have toured the world, recorded over twenty-five albums and eaten like princes with paupers. Tulula! is sure to whisk you one dance away from the happy farm.

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Victoria Levy Band

Victoria Levy BandSinger Songwriter Victoria Levy’s album Nowhere To Be was recorded with multi-Grammy award winning producer Kirk Yano, who was a touring member of Slick Idiot (KMFDM) & Ari-Up (The Slits). Victoria’s song Gimme is featured in Whisper Me A Lullaby starring John Heard & Christina Vinsick, produced by the late John Henson. Victoria currently teaches at The Paul Green Rock Academy.The band members are Victoria Levy, Guitar & Vocals, Eric Parker, Drums, Brendan Lowe, Guitar, Frank Ganci, Bass

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Wally Nichols

Wally NicholsMeet us at the intersection of rock, singer songwriter, country, jam band, Americana and funk, wherever that is! Wally Nichols is an occasional DJ on WDST, a horse farmer, and a columnist for the Blue Stone Press.

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Woodstock Day School Short Film Fest

Curated by Tim Sutton the Media Arts Department Head at Woodstock Day School this family friendly short film festival features student created films.

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Y.E.T.

The Youth Ensemble Theater (Y.E.T.) is a pre-professional theater company in Ulster County dedicated to producing original performance pieces by emerging youth actors. Directed by Amy Poux, the program uses a Collaborative Ensemble Theater approach based upon the work of Augusto Boal, Bertolt Brecht and the Group Theater. Here at St. Fest this Intergenerational Ensemble performs 10 minute plays from 4 PM to 4:40 PM. Come over – there will be a new play every ten minutes!

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