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May 3, 2019 Issue
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Get ready for Mando Madness! May 17th @ 7:30pm

Unitarian Fellowship
67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tickets at Door - $20
What's better than one mandolin player? Why four mandolin players of course! Korey Brodsky, Wayne Fugate, and Barry Mitterhoff, and Mike Sassano will delight with mandolins galore playing bluegrass classics and tunes from other genres. Bassist Jim Whitney will be holding down the low end. Follow this link for tickets and more information about this exciting show! 

Photos from Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley, and Mike Bub!

Our concert last Saturday with bluegrass superstars Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley, and Mike Bub was a resounding success! As usual, our own Fred Robbins captured some great photos of the show. Follow this link to check out more high definition photos, and look out for some video of the concert in next week's newsletter!

HVBA Interview with Mile Twelve!

Mile Twelve is one of the leading groups in the new wave of young, progressive bluegrass bands. They swung through the Hudson Valley last week to play at Beacon's Towne Crier in support of their new album, City on a Hill. They also had a chance to sit down with HVBA's Mike Foley and Lynn Lipton for a wonderful interview that you can read here. And be sure to check out Mile Twelve's website to purchase their new record! 

HVBA's Bluegrass Courses are ongoing at Vassar LLI!

HVBA is excited to offer classes through Vassar College's Lifelong Learning Institute! This spring, six classes hosted by world-class Hudson Valley bluegrass musicians will teach about the history, the instruments, and the players that make the genre.
 
Our classes have so far featured Tara Linhardt on mandolin, Keith Edwards on guitar, and Ambrose Verdibello on fiddle. This week, banjo player and bluegrass historian extraordinaire Dick Bowden discusses and plays his instrument! 

Join the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association!

New members are joining the HVBA! Welcome to John Nowak of Amenia and David Chernack of Hyde Park; David is our new newsletter editor and is also a newly minted member of the HVBA board. 

If you haven't joined the HVBA already, become a member today!!! Your support and membership helps us bring more world-class bluegrass acts to the Hudson Valley and support our wonderful local bands.
Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area.
 
May 11:     Too Blue at Branford Folk
May 15:     HVBA Open Jam
May 17:     HVBA Concert: Mando Madness
May 18:     Bluegrass Workshop Weekend!
May 23-26:     Wind Gap Festival
Jun 15:     Gibson Brothers
June 19:     HVBA Open Jam
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