June 3, 2022 Issue
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Magnolia Street String Band


June 19th @ 3pm
Poughkeepsie Day School
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie NY

Join the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association for a performance by Magnolia Street String Band for our June Concert. This will be our third concert at the Day School and we are excited to be able to bring this band to Poughkeepsie after rainy weather forced a cancellation last summer.

Magnolia Street Band has music grounded in traditional bluegrass with elements of cosmic Americana, country, and old-time as well as original compositions mixed in. The band’s sound features powerful three-part harmonies and compelling instrumentals. Overall, their take on bluegrass feels old but relevant, traditional but personal, and well-crafted but soulful and direct. Their first full-length album, Wrong Side of the Rain, was released in June, 2019.

This  outdoor concert  will move indoors if the weather is uncooperative. Please check our website for an update on whether or not to bring lawn chairs.     

Andy Bing: Bluegrass Festivals

Summer is nearly here and that means that bluegrass festival season is upon us. This summer is especially exciting for bluegrass fans, promising (fingers crossed) a full line up of festivals for the first time since 2019. For fans, including bluegrass pickers and singers from the casual to the professional, there is nothing like getting together with friends and fellow musicians for a long weekend of outdoor music, both on the stage and in the campgrounds. In a prior post on jam sessions, I noted that bluegrass festivals are social events as much as musical gatherings: “Likely there are old friends that you see every year at a particular festival. Making music with them can be part of the pleasure you find in their company.”

Read Andy's complete article here.

TV Theme Songs in Bluegrass 

Congratulations to Andy Bing and Cecelia Chilton! They gave the May 20th Trivia Contest a try and ended up as WINNERS!!! You, too, could be a winner.

David Chernack's Playlist

Great Live Bluegrass

It's always a treat to listen to David's playlists. Here's his latest one...enjoy.

Book Review by Dick Bowden

Bill Monroe continues to draw us in to his life and his music. Dick Bowden recently read and reviewed this newest addition to the Monroe story. Read his review here.

Newly Released CDs

If you are interested in reviewing any of these CDs just let us know!

The Eugene Tyler Band 

The Eugene Tyler Band is a HVBA Member Band and they recently sent this Covid song to us. We thought you'd enjoy it (if it's possible for you to laugh at being in lockdown!!).

Westchester Bluegrass Club Presents

The Kevin Prater Band

The Westchester Bluegrass Club is proud to present  The Kevin Prater Band to their outside stage. The Kevin Prater Band delivers "Coal-Fired, Pure Kentucky Bluegrass."  Kevin Prater, owner/leader of The Kevin Prater Band, for over 40 years has shared his passion of traditional bluegrass around the world.
Sunday, June 12 @3pm
33 Lake Way
Purdys, NY
Thanks to Mark Westin of New Windsor, NY for joining the HVBA this week. We welcome him and his support! If you are not already a member of the HVBA....please join us today.

Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area!

* The listings in Red are HVBA Sponsored Events
Jun 9-12:     Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
Jun 12:     The Westchester Bluegrass Club presents The Kevin Prater Band
Jun 12:     Rip and the Sleepy Hollow Boys at Peekskill Coffee House
Jun 15:     HVBA Open Jam
Jun 16:     Bluegrass Supper with The Wickers Creek Band
Jun 18:     Rip and the Sleepy Hollow Boys at the Birdsall House
Jun 19:     Magnolia Street String Band
Jun 25:     Too Blue at Millbrook Bandshell
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