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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

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Death Cafe - Gather to eat cake, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death

"Death Cafes" are held at our cafe & all around upstate New York. Click here for the latest schedule.
Chess Night - Every Wednesday night at the Cafe

Chess aficionados converge Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Players should bring their own boards & pieces.

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Events for the Rest of September 2015    Recent artists
September's Featured Visual Artist is Maye Fall, Exhibiting "What Grows Under the Surface"

Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Appearing Today
Thu Sep 3
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm.

Instructors Christine Albain and Freddy Hernandez will be filling-in Maia Martinez during the month of September 2015. The duo have been studying and training under Maia and David Salvatierra, and they have recently become part of DoJo Dance Company team as dance performers.

Christine and Freddy will be holding our precious and fun Latin Night every Thursday till Maia returns. Come and meet them. It's going to be a great experience learning with these new, cool teachers! They are very excited to share with you their love for Salsa, and their tips of leading and following.
 
Foghorn Stringband

Sat Sep 5
8:00pm
$15.00

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Foghorn StringbandCredited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in the Northwest, Foghorn Stringband continues to stand out as the shining gold standard for American Stringband music. Seven albums, thousand of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts, it's no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they've never let the music grow cold; instead they've been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members Stephen "Sammy" Lind and Caleb Klauder, along with powerhouse vocalists Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry. They all bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them a festival favorite from coast to coast and around the globe.

This event was originally scheduled for April 4, 2015.

"Talk about a band that deserves more due. The Foghorn Stringband has quietly become one of the country's longest-tenured underground stringbands, releasing now 7 albums, playing thousands of shows..." --Saving Country Music

"[Foghorn Stringband]... is among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe, a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history." --Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury

"The Foghorn Stringband play old-time American string-band music - and they play it with all the passion, warmth, bite and fire of an illicit spirit. And I'm here to tell you that their latest album 'Outshine the Sun' is as close as you'll get to treading the boards of genuine, smooth-distilled, double-rectified American roots music." --Tom Franks, Folk Words
 
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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Sep 8
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin emboldened host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Nick Collins, Gil Villahermosa, Felicia Flanagan, Luci Aprilwine Windsong Rain, and Tom Atlast.
 
Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Sep 10
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm.

Instructors Christine Albain and Freddy Hernandez will be filling-in Maia Martinez during the month of September 2015. The duo have been studying and training under Maia and David Salvatierra, and they have recently become part of DoJo Dance Company team as dance performers.

Christine and Freddy will be holding our precious and fun Latin Night every Thursday till Maia returns. Come and meet them. It's going to be a great experience learning with these new, cool teachers! They are very excited to share with you their love for Salsa, and their tips of leading and following.
 
Roy Book Binder

Sat Sep 12
8:00pm
$15.00

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Roy Book BinderThe rambling country blues legend returns to the Hudson Valley for a night of frightfully good music and humor.

This stirring folk/blues guitarist and vocalist has been playing country blues since the mid-'60s, when he began recording for Blue Goose. Greatly influenced by Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson, Book Binder played in East Coast coffeehouses in the early '60s, then began accompanying Rev. Davis on tours in the mid-'60s. He also played with Larry Johnson, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, and Homesick James. Besides constant concerts and tours, Book Binder's made additional recordings for Blue Goose, as well as Adelphi and Rounder.

Book Binder began playing blues guitar while he was enlisted in the navy. Following his discharge from the military, he enrolled in Rhode Island Junior College. After a brief spell there, he attended New York's New School for Social Research. Book Binder quit school in 1967, after he met the Rev. Gary Davis. Roy became Davis' chauffeur, during which he took extensive lessons from the blind guitarist. Book Binder started his recording career slowly, cutting some singles for Kicking Mule and Blue Goose in 1968. In 1969, he toured England with Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Homesick James. The following year, he released his first album, Travelin' Man on Adelphi. After the release of Travelin' Man, he began touring America extensively.

Book Binder began playing with fiddler Fats Kaplin in 1973, recording Git Fiddle Shuffle the same year. Roy and Fats were a duo for three years, playing numerous concerts and recording a second album, Ragtime Millionaire in 1976. Following the release of Ragtime Millionaire, the duo stopped performing together and Book Binder bought a motor home, which became his permanent residence. Live performances became his primary concern after the release of Goin' Back to Tampa in 1979. For nearly ten years, he toured the country in the motor home, driving himself from club to club, hitting numerous coffeehouses and festivals along the way.

Book Binder returned to recording in 1988, releasing Bookaroo! on Rounder Records. During the '90s, he recorded regularly... releasing an album every two to four years... in addition to his constant touring.

"Roy's one of the Great Ones, unearthly pickin', story tellin' wit... he's an ambassador of the tradition and a legend himself." --Cafe Guide
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Sep 13
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic CafeJoin Sarah Underhill on vocals, Ian Worpole, and Jon Garelick on strings and vocals. They'll be performing traditional and contemporary Irish, English, and American ballads and tunes. They'll also be taking requests, and encouraging the whole Cafe to join in some rousing choruses to bring on that Celtic ray.

So, come on out for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 
Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Sep 17
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm.

Instructors Christine Albain and Freddy Hernandez will be filling-in Maia Martinez during the month of September 2015. The duo have been studying and training under Maia and David Salvatierra, and they have recently become part of DoJo Dance Company team as dance performers.

Christine and Freddy will be holding our precious and fun Latin Night every Thursday till Maia returns. Come and meet them. It's going to be a great experience learning with these new, cool teachers! They are very excited to share with you their love for Salsa, and their tips of leading and following.
 
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine

Fri Sep 18
8:00pm
$15.00

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineThe stand-up anarcho-syndicalist comedy team of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine returns to once again lower property values at Rosendale Cafe. Expect the usual metaphysical mishegas, along with outrageous lampoons of obscure poetry, and a lurid demonstration of topless clog-dancing.

Mik & Gilles have shared bills with and/or opened for Kinky Friedman, Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach), Ed Sanders (The Fugs), Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, and performed for Buddhist monks and nudist punks the world over.

"I thought they'd never leave." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Better to have spent the evening in a stalled elevator with a Trump supporter, a Mormon missionary, and a Marxist film critic with a speech impediment." --Editorial staff intern, Awake! magazine
 
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Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Sep 22
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are Jerry Mitnick, Frank Migliorelli, Di Marco Brothers, Austin Barney, and Randy Niles.
 
Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Sep 24
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Latin Dance Thursday with lessons and Latin dancingThe Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm.

Instructors Christine Albain and Freddy Hernandez will be filling-in Maia Martinez during the month of September 2015. The duo have been studying and training under Maia and David Salvatierra, and they have recently become part of DoJo Dance Company team as dance performers.

Christine and Freddy will be holding our precious and fun Latin Night every Thursday till Maia returns. Come and meet them. It's going to be a great experience learning with these new, cool teachers! They are very excited to share with you their love for Salsa, and their tips of leading and following.
 
Sean Rowe

Fri Sep 25
8:00pm
$15.00

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Sean RoweSean Rowe has spent much of the last year traveling the country with just his guitar, performing in people's living rooms. "It's like I'm some kind of a bearded salesman," he says, "Going door-to-door, but instead of vacuum cleaners, I'm selling all these feelings that come with the songs. It's a really intense experience for listeners to have me there in their homes playing. They're not used to having a stranger show up, play music, drink their beer and eat their food. But I think that's how we're supposed to be. It only feels strange because we've made it that way."

It is this same sense of unflinching connection that has shaped Rowe's extraordinary new album Madman. The singer, of whom The Wall Street Journal wrote "recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison, and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash" has created a beautifully primal work. Madman is deliberately, if not defiantly, simple; in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense; hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.

Rowe came of age listening to a father's record collection that included The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, and more. But in his late teens it was soul and blues that spoke to the burgeoning singer-songwriter. Rowe says the sound of Madman is influenced, in large part, by the hypnotic driving guitars of Delta blues. "I was listening to records by R.L. Burnside and John Lee Hooker and others, which are basically just guitar and drums and really raw sounding. I was also listening to the early soul records like Otis Redding and Ray Charles. I didn't want to try and duplicate those sounds, just take aspects of them and make them my own."
 


Events for October 2015
Ida Blue

Sat Oct 3
8:00pm
$12.00

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Ida BlueThe "Boss of the Blues", Ida Blue, let's her satiating and sweet coos lead members of Leon Redbone's band and HBO's Grammy winning Boardwalk Empire Orchestra.

Born and bred deep in Mill Basin, Brooklyn... long and lanky,, with gold nameplates and brass knuckles, she proves day-in and day-out that swagger is the name of the game. Her performances are in a class of their own, and Blue is timeless; working as a conduit to give that same quality to the music she shares.

"Brilliant" --New York Magazine

"An outstanding young artist" --Wall Street Journal
 
Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney with special guest Fr. Coen

Sun Oct 11
4:30pm
Donation

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Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney with special guest Fr. CoenNew York-based musicians Dylan Foley (fiddle) and Dan Gurney (button accordion) are Hudson Valley natives, raised amidst the strong musical tradition of the Catskills. Join them for an evening of tunes as they launch their new album Irish Music from the Hudson Valley, which features Alec Finn on bouzouki and Brian McGrath on piano. The album is dedicated to Mike McHale and Father Charlie Coen, two influential musicians who emigrated from Ireland to the Hudson Valley region of New York state and taught Dylan and Dan their music. At this special event, Fr. Charlie will be joining Dylan and Dan on concertina and flute to celebrate the tradition's ongoing journey.

"Among the manyfold pleasures of this album are the thoughtful acknowledgements by the duo of their music teachers and other key sources of inspiration. The greatest joy for any teacher is to witness the full flowering of his or her charges... [they] can take justified pride in the accomplishments of Dan and Dylan, two pupils hungry enough and smart enough to absorb their tutelage and put it into impressive practice." --Earle Hitchner, former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Irish Echo
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 13
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin host John P. Hughes as he presents another in the Cafe's ongoing series of music showcases. Enjoy both veteran and up-and-coming performers playing 15 minute sets from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

The scheduled musicians for this evening are James Hearne, Michael Aguirre, Roses and Rust, Justin Tracy, Don Sparks, and The Bob Barlow Band.
 
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Events for November 2015
The Lucky 5

Sat Nov 7
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lucky 5The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. They perform both original compositions, as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.

The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed, and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale... just to name a few.

The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s; grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.

"Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!" --Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines

"The Lucky 5 are foot tappin' feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser." --Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe

"An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..." --Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders

"I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!" --Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio
 
Mary Gauthier

Sat Nov 14
8:00pm
$25.00

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Mary GauthierIn a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, she speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash.

And her songs? They're about as idiosyncratic as anything in the wide world of "popular music." They're painfully personal, especially on Trouble and Love. Yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they've followed through their lives.

Those songs weren't so much written as harvested by Gauthier. Though she lives not far from the hit-making mills of Music Row, she admits to knowing nothing about how to write on command. She says, "I have to be called to write. The call comes from somewhere I don't understand, but I know it when I hear it."
 
Slam Allen

Sat Nov 21
8:00pm
$15.00

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Slam AllenFor over 20 years, Slam Allen has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of soul and blues. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, Allen's music and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of people.

For the past eight years he has played an important role, as the lead singer and guitarist, in the legendary James Cotton Band. "It's one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton" says Allen. "He is one of the last living legends, and there's so much history there. Cotton was directly connected to Muddy Waters, who was a major factor in the blues world, as well as being one of my all time favorites. Playing with Cotton is such a great experience for me and there are things you can learn from him that you can't learn from any school. It's a great honor."

"Slam's guitar is a generous blue fountain of love. His gospel is the kind you sign up for without hesitation. All are included in the circle of his light." --Cafe Guide

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Events for December 2015
Tom Pacheco

Sat Dec 19
8:00pm
$15.00

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Tom PachecoA Peace Concert

No one can advance the cause of peace and justice through songwriting like Tom, who once again returns to the Cafe for a night of masterful folk artistry. This is the voice you need to hear in this season of dreidls and angels.

Brian Hollander will be accompanying Tom, playing Dobro. Bruce Milner on Keyboard.

"Whilst Mr. Springsteen draws on the inspiration of Guthrie, Seeger, etc.; Pacheco is the real thing, cut from the same cloth as those guys, with the same dust on his boots, and the same song in his heart." --Steve Morris, NetRhythms.co.uk
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Jun-06-15: Frank Vignola and Bucky Pizzarelli
Jun-09-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jun-11-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-13-15: Abby Hollander Band
Jun-14-15: Opening reception for Thomas Sarrantonio exhibition
Jun-18-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-23-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jun-25-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-26-15: Mark Brown
Jun-27-15: Tani Tabbal Trio
Jun-28-15: Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Jul-01-15: Susan Singer
Jul-02-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-03-15: Krewe de la Rue
Jul-05-15: Opening reception for Susan Singer exhibition
Jul-09-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-10-15: Isle of Klezbos
Jul-12-15: Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Jul-14-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-16-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-18-15: Rosendale Street Festival 2015
Jul-23-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-25-15: Holy Crow Jazz Band
Jul-28-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-30-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-01-15: Amber Kelly
Aug-01-15: The Saturday Night Bluegrass Band
Aug-02-15: Opening reception for Amber Kelly exhibition
Aug-06-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-07-15: James Reams & The Barnstormers
Aug-09-15: Irish and English Pub Songs Session
Aug-11-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-13-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-20-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-22-15: Cricket Tell the Weather
Aug-25-15: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-27-15: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-28-15: Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew

Click here for all past events since the middle of 2004.

Concert Information

Due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe,
we have found the following policies to be neccessary:

  • No reservations will be accepted.
  • There are no advanced ticket sales.
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
    We regret that we cannot hold seats for mem-
    bers of a party who have not yet arrived.
  • Dinner is served during the performances.
  • We require a $5 per person dinner minimum.
  • Avoid using portable electronic devices during a
    show, such as laptops, cell phones, and PDAs.
  • The cafe is a smoke-free environment. Please do not
    smoke within 20 feet of a door or opened window.


 
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