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• Tuesdays, July 12,19 & 26
The Hastings-on-Hudson Sunset Concert Series at MacEachron Waterfront Park 7PM–9PM Free to the public
Tuesday July 12th, 7-9PM: RADIO FREE HONDURAS
Before moving the the United States Charlie Baran was a founding member of the legendary Honduran musical group Banda Blanca, who’s song “Sopa de Caracol” became the #1 Billboard Top Latin Songs hit in 1992. Charlie Baran is a true virtuoso. No one sees him perform without recognizing the presence of a true master – an heir to a rich tradition of Honduran music, as well as a guitar slinging showman and a gifted songwriter whose skill transcends all genres. But throughout most of his career he has existed in the shadows – until the formation of Radio Free Honduras.
Radio Free Honduras is a diverse collective of Chicago musicians, all united under one goal – supporting the artistry of Charlie Baran and bringing this tremendous talent into the spotlight where it belongs. Founded by Dan Abu-Absi, longtime guitarist for JT and the Clouds and Birds of Chicago, Radio Free Honduras plays mostly Baran originals, but their live shows often feature a wide variety of reimagined cover songs. This band provides Charlie with the wide musical pallet his talent (and songs) deserve. Abu-Absi has gathered a large, revolving collective of some of Chicago’s most talented musicians; lively percussion, eclectic instrumentation, and rich harmonies all provide the backdrop, allowing Charlie to do what he does best – stunning guitar work, tapping into what seems a limitless supply of energy and enthusiasm for music. radiofreehonduras.com
“The Midwest is heating up thanks to Radio Free Honduras, an eclectic group that can’t be categorized as within any traditional genre. That’s because they take Honduran Punta, mix it with Spanish Flamenco, Rock ‘n Roll, Jazz Fusion, and throw in a little bit of Latin country music. You have to hear it to believe it!” (Jacira Castro, President, SalsaPower.com)
Video Clips: here & here
Tuesday July 19th, 7-9PM: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
Blazing Balkan brass, gutbucket grooves, Roma (Gypsy) accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk. These nine musicians pump the sounds of New York life through a Balkan brass filter, making new music out of immigration, integration, and ingenuity. The band’s Tuesday night residency in Brooklyn has become a destination for music fans from around the world, and is famous for “delivering a great time.” (New York Times) In over a decade of touring North America, Europe, and beyond, SSP! has performed everywhere from Serbian schoolyards to prison courtyards, Turkish palaces to Russian baths, dive bars to Carnegie Hall, from Amsterdam to Zacatecas and Austria to Zimbabwe. The group’s most recent record “SSP! Plays Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite” (Ropeadope) is their sixth album; it “honors the tunes and spirit of the Ellington opus while adding their own flavor” (Chicago Reader), is “a pretty heavenly match” (TimeOut NY), and “a manifesto on cultural boundaries, historical lineage and how they play into individual creativity.” (Wall St. Journal) slavicsoulparty.com
Video Clips here & here
Tuesday July 26th, 7-9PM: TONY TRISCHKA, BRUCE MOLSKY & MICHAEL DAVES
Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 45 years as a professional musician, his stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic players. He’s been nominated twice for a Grammy award, at both the 40th and 50th annual Grammy ceremonies. He won three awards at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association gathering, including Recorded Event of the Year and Banjo Player of the Year. tonytrischka.com
Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. He’s also the classic “musician’s musician” – a man who’s received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators like Linda Ronstadt, Mark Knopfler, Celtic giants Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, jazzer Bill Frisell and dobro master Jerry Douglas, a true country gentleman by way of the Big Apple aptly dubbed “the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddlers” by virtuoso violinist and sometimes bandmate Darol Anger. brucemolsky.com
Michael Daves – Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Georgia-born guitarist/singer Michael Daves has garnered attention for his work with Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, and Chris Thile, with whom he shares a Grammy nomination for their 2011 album Sleep With One Eye Open. Daves’ unruly interpretations of American roots music standards have won him a place of almost fanatical admiration as a “renegade traditionalist.” His most recent project is the double album Orchids and Violence (Nonesuch Records) which renders identical track lists in contrasting bluegrass and experimental electric styles. Daves is also a devoted teacher of over 25 years focusing on American Roots styles. In 2016 he launched an online school of bluegrass vocals on ArtistWorks.com. michaeldaves.com
Video Clips here & here
• Saturday, July 23 (rain date July 24)
Draper Park Campout and Movie Night
• Friday, September 16
Friday Night Live: Wizard of Oz Movie Night in Boulanger Plaza (come dressed as your favorite character!)
• Friday, October 7 (rain date October 14)
Friday Night Live Oktoberfest + Fire Dept Demos – 6PM–10PM Main Street and Boulanger Plaza Parking Lot
• Saturday, October 8
Fall Sidewalk Sales!
Halloween Events TBA!
• Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
RiverArts Studio Tour
• Friday, December 2
Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll!
• Thursdays, December 12/1, 12/8,12/15 & 12/22
Drop & Shop Movie and Game Nights at the James Harmon Community Center. Drop off your kids for a fun evening while you shop for the holidays and dine downtown!