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Sunday Street Concerts at LIM in The Gillespie Room
We are pleased to announce that our concerts will now take place in the beautiful Gillespie Room at the Long Island Museum, Route 25 A in Stony Brook Village. We’ll be able to accommodate one hundred people and will have wine, beer and cider available at the shows.
The legendary Tom Russell in a special one-man show
Sunday, June 26th, 5 P.M.
Tom Russell, one of America’s great songwriters, returns to our area for a very special one-man show where he will be performing songs spanning his career, including many of them rarely done in his shows. Also, look for new songs he hasn’t recorded yet. He’ll also share the background of his songs as well as stories told as only Tom is able to tell. And, since Tom is an established artist, you’ll be seeing some of his work and hearing about the subjects of his paintings.
The Boston Globe has called Tom “the most powerful voice on the contemporary folk circuit.” Mike Regenstreif of the Montreal Gazette says Tom is “the best songwriter of my generation,” who “raises and sets the bar for contemporary singer-songwriters.” David Letterman featured him many times on Late Night, and Tom’s album releases have been regarded as one masterpiece after another. In 2015, Tom released his epic folk opera, The Rose of Roscrae, to widespread critical acclaim. This two disk masterwork wove Tom’s songs and the songs of others into a sprawling saga of the American West.
Advance sale tickets are $35 through Friday, June 25th.
If any tickets remain on the day of the show, they will be available at the door for $40, cash only.
Sunday, September 18th, 5 P.M.
The Sunday Street Acoustic Series is pleased to present a return visit by this acclaimed singer/songwriter, with songs from his recent album, The Green, as well as Maddock favorites.
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the U.S as leader of the band Wood whose song “Stay You” was included in the first Dawson’s Creek compilation. After taking an extended break from record making, Maddock moved to New York City and returned to the scene in late 2009 with the exquisite collection of songs, Sunrise On Avenue C. Maddock followed “Sunrise” in 2011 with Wake Up and Dream and his last album, Another Life, was was frequently mentioned on “Best of the Year” lists for 2013. WFUV and Sirius XM host Vin Scelsa says “Maddock’s talent has a timeless quality he shares with the great songwriters. His music touches the soul.”
His live performances show Maddock to be one of the most engaging and exciting artists on the acoustic music scene and members of our audience at previous Maddock shows have asked us to please have him return.(www.jamesmaddock.net)
Advance sale tickets at $25 through September 15th with remaining tickets at the door, if available, for $30 (cash only)
A Blues co-bill with:
Toby Walker and Beaucoup Blue
Sunday, October 23rd at 5 P.M.
Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso who is well-known not only in the US but also in Europe. Walker blends blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen, of Hot Tuna, and earlier The Jefferson Airplane, says of Toby: “Flat out…you have to hear this great musician…I’m blown away” and has brought Toby to teach at his Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp.
Beaucoup Blue is the father and son Philadelphia-based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Although blues if a staple of their repertoire, they are cite musical influences from folk, soul, r&b, jazz, country and bluegrass. A handsome range of instruments, including six and twelve string guitars, slide guitar, and dobro and their two soulful voices blend together like only family members can.
Advance sale tickets $22 through Friday, October 21st, with tickets at the door, if available, for $27 (cash only at the door).
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche
Sunday, November 13 3 P.M.
A mother/daughter afternoon of songs, great harmonies and stories. Suzzy Roche came to our attention as part of The Roches (with her sisters Terre and Maggie) and Lucy Wainwright Roche is her daughter (whose father is Loudon Wainwright III). The Roches released eleven albums over the years since their recording debut in 1979. Suzzy has two solo albums to her credit as well as two albums with her sister Maggie. Lucy has several albums and EPs to her credit in a recording career that began in 2010. Both play guitar and Suzzy plays piano as well. Suzzy and Lucy’s most recent release, Mud & Apples, appeared in 2016 and includes several originals as well as great versions of songs by Paul Simon, Patty Griffin, Joni Mitchell and others.
Advance sale is $22 through Friday, November 11th at www.sundaystreet.org with tickets at the door for $27 (cash only)