November 9, 2018 Issue
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Andy's Ramble

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:30 pm
Unitarian Fellowship
$15 at the Door

It's been almost two years since Andy Statman & Gene Yellin performed to a large group of very happy Mid-Hudson bluegrass lovers. We are more than thrilled to have Andy's Ramble return to the Unitarian Fellowship for an extraordinary performance by one of the leading mandolin players of our generation.

A few fun facts about Andy: In 2007 he was a Grammy Awards nominee in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category for his version of Bill Monroe's "Rawhide" on Shefa CD East Flatbush Blues.

On June 19, 2012, the  National Endowment for the Arts announced that Andy Statman would be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He performed with other recipients of this fellowship in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2012.

And, for you mandolin wonks: Andy Statman plays a Will Kimble F-5 mandolin, after having played an early 1920s Gibson A2Z for more than 35 years. 

Video (Set One) of Dick Bowden's Flying Circus

From Fred Robbins:
And now for something completely different. For the second time landing at the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association, Set One of Dick Bowden's Flying Circus.

New Breaks Video

From Fred Robbins:
Here's the last, but not least, of the four gifted local bands that performed for the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association at our annual show for the Arlington (NY) Street Fair.

New CDs Available For Review

Turning Ground: This band, based in KY, is rooted deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their style of bluegrass focuses on original music and was built around musicians that simply love the music.

The Farm Hands: The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and in-demand bands in bluegrass music. Since their inception in 2010, the band has won an unprecedented 24 major awards including Band of the Year at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards.

Ray Edwards: Award winning songwriter and world banjo champion Ray Edwards assembled an all-star cast of musicians to celebrate his 50 year music career.

Listen to audio clips here.

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Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area.
Nov 11:     Bluegrass Slow Jam
Nov 15:     Steep Canyon Rangers
Nov 18:     Andy Statman/Gene Yellin - Bluegrass Quartet
Nov 21:     HVBA Open Jam
Dec 2:     Shakin' At The Akin
Dec 5:     HVBA Open Jam
Dec 8:     HVBA Concert: Redwood Hill
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