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April 8, 2022 Issue
 
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NEW BREAKS - April 23

Tickets on Sale Now 

New Breaks

 
April 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm
James Earl Jones Theater
260 Boardman Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Members: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Non-members: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Join the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association for a night of local bluegrass music with New Breaks! New Breaks band members are HVBA president David Chernack on guitar, Gary DiGiovanni on banjo, Frank Kara on mandolin, and Jim Sullivan on bass. The band is firmly rooted in the best of 90s bluegrass—celebrating the repertoires of groups like Blue Highway and Lonesome River Band—with both ears to the ground of today's cutting-edge bluegrass.

Want to become a Member of the HVBA?

Frank Wakefield - Part II

by Andy Bing

By now we should all be aware of the value that Andy Bing brings to our readership. His monthly series on different bluegrass subjects has excited so many people. If you want to know more about bluegrass....if you want to refresh your memory....if you want to listen to amazing examples of bluegrass music, Andy's articles are the place to start.

Frank Wakefield - Part II will be well worth your time. Trust me!!!

Bill Monroe's Musical Influences

New Trivia Question

Bill Monroe wasn’t born with Blue Grass music in his head, ready to go. He had influences. While it’s not often acknowledged, Bill has said some of his influences came from early 78 rpm hillbilly records, and bands he heard and saw on the WLS National Barn Dance in Chicago (notably the Prairie Ramblers, a hot fiddle band).

Dick Bowden wants you to guess at which were Monroe's musical influences. Shouldn't be too hard to do!! Give it a whirl.

Andy Bing Wins the March 25th Contest!!

It shouldn't be a surprise that a dobro player has won the last Trivia Contest. Not only is Andy a great dobro player, but he is a walking encyclopedia of bluegrass history.

Congrats to Andy and thanks to those who jumped into the water and gave the contest a try.

Have you forgotten the question already? Fear not! Here you go.

David Chernack's Playlist

This Is: Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs may be known better to some as a classic country star of the 1980s, but to us, he’s a well seasoned bluegrass bellwether who’s been in the game for more than five decades. Want to listen to David Chernack's culled playlist? Click Here.

Dick Bowden Review:
Bluegrass by Italian Band
The Truffle Valley Boys

You will want to read all of Dick Bowden's CD review, but here is an excerpt:

"Everything about The Truffle Valley Boys puts me in mind of eager and hard-charging local bluegrass band from the 1950s and 60s.   The recording is as far from slick as possible.  While the instruments are nice and clear, the vocals are right on the edge of overdriving the mike – not “quite” causing distortion, but you know they’re really "bellering."

Mark Hudson's Latest CD Review

Our longest and most prolific reviewer has been Mark Hudson. He no longer lives in the Mid-Hudson area, but he continues to be a treasured resource to the HVBA, including serving as our Facebook Manager.

This week we hope you will read Mark's new review of Anya Hinkle's CD.

Exciting New Del McCoury Release

Someone has already claimed this CD for review, but we wanted to let you know about Del McCoury's newest release. Spoiler Alert: the editor of this newsletter loved it!!!

This CD Needs a Reviewer

We have lots of CDs waiting for YOU to review them. Take a listen and then just let us know if you would like to try your hand at writing a review.

Jean-Claude Fouere attended the Too Blue concert at the James Earl Jones Theater and decided to join the HVBA. Jean-Claude....you have made us all very happy. Our newest member resides in Poughkeepsie and, if you have not already joined the HVBA, we hope you will support us and become a member today.

Check out all upcoming bluegrass events in our area!

* The listings in Red are HVBA Sponsored Events

 

Apr 9:     Daryl's House presents Mike Burns
Apr 16:     Tony Trischka and Bruce Molsky-Westchester Bluegrass Club Concert
Apr 20:     HVBA Open Jam
Apr 22:     John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band at Pawling Concert Series
Apr 23:     HVBA Presents - New Breaks Concert
Apr 23:     Zink and Company
Apr 28:     Dom Flemons in Residence: The American Songster
May 4:     HVBA Open Jam
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