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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 February 2018    Recent artists
February's Featured Visual Artist is Suzanne Stokes, Exhibiting "Liquid States"

Liquid States, the current series of monotypes by Suzanne Stokes, explores water as substance, metaphoric allusion, and engages debates relating to the ecologies, geographies and socio-politics of water. [more]

Salsa Thursday with "Los Angeles Style" dancing and lessons

Thu Feb 22
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa Thursday with 'Los Angeles Style' dancing and lessonsThe 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 Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra lead the "Los Angeles Style" of salsa for all of February 2018.

The Los Angeles dance style is danced strictly on the "1", using elements of various North American and stage dances. This helps keep dancers from hitting other couples on a crowded dance floor. It is strongly influenced by the Latin Hustle, Swing, Argentine Tango and Latin Ballroom dancing styles. LA style places strong emphasis on sensuousness, theatricality and acrobatics.
Frank Vignola, Martin Pizzarelli, and Aaron Weinstein

Fri Feb 23

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Frank Vignola, Martin Pizzarelli, and Aaron WeinsteinFrank Vignola and Aaron Weinstein perform violin and guitar duets in the style of, and reminiscent of, the great Venuti and Lang and Grappelli and Reinhardt.

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal." Vignola's jaw-dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him " of the brightest stars of the guitar".

With over 1000 engagements in the last five years alone, Frank Vignola has become one of the most popular and sought after guitarists on the international music scene. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents "and still growing", performing in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Carnegie Hall, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York's Lincoln Center, and the world's oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.

Often featured on National Public Radio, Frank Vignola has also become a familiar figure on Public Television, featured previously on three popular shows, including the heavily programmed Tommy Emmanuel and Friends. His own PBS special, "Four Generations of Guitar" produced by Peter Berkow, premiered in the 2015 season as part of the 13 episode series "Music Gone Public", where they were joined by special guests Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Craven and Tommy Emmanuel.

Martin Pizzarelli is a jazz bassist who has worked with brother John Pizzarelli for 25 years, and from there worked with 7-string guitarist Ed Laub, and 7-string guitar master (and father) Bucky Pizzarelli. For the past two years, Martin has been working and recording with Brazilian drummer Duduka da Fonseca (of Jobim fame) as well as with international Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Mark Sganga.

Aaron Weinstein has been called "the Groucho of the violin" by Tony Bennett and "a perfect musician" by jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Aaron " rapidly establishing himself as one of his instrument's rare jazz masters." (Don Heckman, International Review of Music).

As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor Skitch Henderson, and rock guitarist Jay Geils. He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel. Additionally, Aaron is a respected mandolinist, widely regarded as one of the instrument's leading exponents in the jazz idiom.

Note: This show was rescheduled from a week earlier because of snow.

"Vignola and Weinstein brought the house down with their rendition of Rachmaninoff's 9th, arranged for violin and guitar." --Nebraska Times
Maeandros Duo

Sat Feb 24

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Maeandros DuoHaving performed together in the Maeandros Ensemble and numerous other Greek, Near Eastern and Jazz-inspired ensembles for over a decade, Megan Gould and Mavrothi Kontanis have forged a strong musical bond. Whether performing a traditional Greek or Turkish tune, an original composition, or supporting each other's heartfelt improvisations, this duo makes the most of each note... some of which you just can't play on a piano...

Mavrothi Kontanis (oud, voice): Mavrothi is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and teacher born and raised in the US, but with roots in Halkidiki, Greece. Mavrothi's main instrument is the oud, though guitar, baglamas and bouzouki are also often in the mix. Mavrothi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, can be heard on numerous recordings and movie soundtracks, and is the leader and founding member of both the Maeandros Ensemble and Mild Mannered Rebel. When not performing with various groups in the NY/NJ area, Mavrothi teaches music at Elliott Street Elementary in Newark, NJ.

Megan Gould (violin): Megan Gould is one of NYC's most versatile performers of Middle Eastern, Greek and popular music. Her comfort within a wide range of styles, her responsiveness to other musicians on stage, and a soulful improvisational style make Megan a sought-after element in many musical projects. She has performed onstage with popular artists such as David Byrne, Natalie Merchant, and John Mellencamp, and her work has appeared on recordings and film soundtracks for artists including Lou Reed, Philip Glass and Metallica. She has performed with notable Greek musicians Alkistis Protopsaltis, Kostas Makedonas, and Mario Frangoulis, and with renowned composer Giannis Markopoulos. While taking on a significant amount of freelance work, her ongoing positions include Assistant Music Director of the NY Arabic Orchestra under Lebanese master musician Bassam Saba, a violinist in Natalie Merchant's touring ensemble, violinist and baglama player in the popular Greek ensemble Mikrokosmos, and a member of the National Arabic Orchestra in Detroit, Michigan.

"These aren't musty re-creations... the arrangements are lively, the performances are vigorous, and Kontanis' singing glows with soulfulness and sorrow." --Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

"The Barbes website billed them as 'probably the best Greek ensemble around,' high praise from a generally reliable source. For once, putting cynicism on hold paid off: Mavrothi Kontanis and his spectacular backup band are the real deal... Megan Gould provided eerie sheets of sound on violin...get to know this amazing band." --Lucid Culture
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Feb 27

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin glorious 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 John Derosalia, "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Paul K. Maloney, Frank Migliorelli, Nick Lathrop, and Nicholas Gimbel.

Events for March 2018
March's Featured Visual Artist is Janet Howard-Fatta, Exhibiting "Music Sheet Nudes - gouache on vintage music sheet"

Drawings done from 20 minute poses, with gouache or watercolor, on vintage music sheet paper. [more]

Abbie Gardner

Sat Mar 3

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Abbie GardnerAbbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign will be released in January 2018, and features twelve original songs, plus a co-write with Chris Stapleton.

"Not only a first-rate Dobro player, but a songwriter to be reckoned with." --John Platt, WFUV
Opening reception for Janet Howard-Fatta's gallery exhibition

Sun Mar 4

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Opening reception for Janet Howard-Fatta's gallery exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for artist Janet Howard-Fatta' exhibition entitled "Music Sheet Nudes - gouache on vintage music sheet".

The work will be displayed in the Cafe during the month of March 2018.

Artist Statement

When creating this Music Sheet Nude series, I work directly from life. I facilitate a drawing group in Warwick, NY, where we draw from a live model. I am most attracted to the way the light falls on the model. How the backlit dark shapes connect and how the light softly turns on the form seduce me. What attracted me to the vintage music sheet paper was its ethereal quality. I like the way watercolor responds to the paper and matching the lyrics with the pose. These drawings are done from usually 20 minute poses, with gouache or watercolor, on vintage music sheet paper.

Artist Bio

Hudson Valley fine artist Janet Howard-Fatta creates a variety of works from landscapes in oil depicting place and time, to figurative works in wet and dry media. Light, color and a love of nature are the driving forces behind her work.

Janet received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute. Currently she paints events on weekends and is a board member of the Orange County Arts Council and Wickham Works, a makerspace that is in development in the Hudson Valley. Janet facilitates the Warwick Life Drawing Group at Milkweed Community Space and the Seligmann Center. She lives in the Hudson Valley, in Warwick, NY.
Pre-St. Patrick's Celtic Cafe

Sun Mar 11

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Pre-St. Patrick's Celtic Cafe
Kick off the season of St. Pats. with Sarah Underhill on vocals and Ian Worpole on vocals, guitar, and mandolin. They'll be singing all things Irish, with some jigs and reels thrown in; requests taken and audience singing encouraged. There will not be green beer, but rather, as always, a selection of the finest draft ales, wines, and food. Come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm for this special month of Sarah and Ian's long-time Cafe residence.

Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Mar 13

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin intrepid 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 Zeb Gould, Roses & Rust, Ken McNally, Derek Knott, Xavier Cardriche, and Steven Pesola.
Locust Honey

Sat Mar 17

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Locust HoneyAs Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in old-time, bluegrass, and pre-war blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller (of The Fox Hunt and The Hackensaw Boys) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.

Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone", was featured in the 2014 film Time Out of Mind, starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, and a second unreleased original was included in the 2016 film The Dinner, by the same writer/director. Locust Honey's record Never Let Me Cross Your Mind debuted to critical acclaim in 2014, and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. Subsequently released in the UK and Ireland, it was chosen as one of the best country albums of 2016 by The Telegraph in London.

"Their intuitive playing takes the feel of a song, maintains it, and at the same time turns it into a Locust Honey song. The results are warm, emotional, and, at times, heartbreaking." --Pop Matters

"Their new album is in heavy rotation here in the Hudson Valley farm house, fitting in right along with all those killer 78s from Yazoo. Grab yourself a copy and put on your dancing shoes." --No Depression
Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine

Sat Mar 24

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Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles MalkineThe mything-in-action, stand-up tragedy team of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine will perform at the Rosendale Cafe, on Main Street in... Rosendale. Fresh from their tour of early Neolithic clubs and bistros in the western reaches of Ireland, and the Best Westerns of the Yukon, the incorrigibly arcane duo will offer their usual perpetrations of questionable humor, flat-tire satire, and almost-music.

"Two guys too smart to be considered as funny as they really are, and too funny to be considered as seriously as they should be."" --Bart Plantenga, DJ for 99.3 FM's Wreck This Mess in Amsterdam, NL
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Mar 27

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin omnipresent 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 Deborah Anne Fisher, Gina King and George Matthews, Marc Delgado, Dan Vinett, Marji Zintz, and Mohonk Mountain Mamas.

Events for April 2018
Olli Soikkeli & Cesar Garabini

Sat Apr 7

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Olli Soikkeli & Cesar GarabiniDjango-style Finnish guitar whiz will be playing duets with Cesar Garabini, the mostly-Brazilian 7-string guitar artist. Gypsy meets choro! Brazilian chorinho and Gypsy jazz are a natural pair. Both matured in the early 20th century influenced by urbanization, industrialization, European classical music, African rhythms, popular dance music, and the dawn of the recording industry.

Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991, and is now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing, Olli was introduced to the music of the great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been his main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all over Finland. After touring around Europe with musicians such as Paulus Schafer and Arnoud Van Den Berg, Olli decided to move to New York City in 2014. There, Olli has played legendary venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note, and the Lincoln Center.

Despite his young age Olli has already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Aberg, Cyrille Aimee, Anat Cohen, Antti Sarpila, and Marian Petrescu.

In 2011 Olli recorded his first album, "Trois Generations" with Hot Club de Finlande and Vitali Imereli, and in 2012 he recorded his second album "Kouvola Junction" with Paulus Schafer and Arnoud van den Berg.

In 2014 Olli and Rhythm Future Quartet released their debut album, and in 2016 Rhythm Future Quartet's second album "Travels" was released. This album received rave reviews, including Best albums of 2016 by Huffington Post and All About Jazz magazines.

"Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django." --The Wall Street Journal

Cesar Garabini writes: "Hello to everyone! I am an Italo-Brazilian guitarist. I was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil on the 25th of August 1987. I lived in Brazil until the age of 5, when I moved with my parents to New Jersey, USA. There I went to school and learned English. In 1998 at the age of 10, my parents and I moved back to Brazil where I continued school, perfected the Portuguese language, and had my first contact with Brazilian music. In 2005 at the age of 17, I moved with my parents to Florence, Italy, where I learned Italian, worked in countless different jobs, and started practicing the classical guitar as a hobby."

"Since I first heard the sound of the guitar, it has always been my passion, and since the beginning, everything I know in music was discovered by myself through a lot of listening, jamming, and performing. In 2009 I finally started putting together samba, bossanova and chorinho bands in Italy. I have performed in most music bars, restaurants and stages in Florence, and in many other venues throughout Italy. In February of 2011, I decided to come to New York City to expand my musical knowledge."

"I play the classical 6 and 7 string guitars with styles like samba, choro, bossanova, baiao, forro, waltze, classical, MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), Portuguese "Fado" and more."

"Now, I am playing in many NYC venues with many formations such as solo guitar, guitar+pandeiro, guitar+singer, guitar+mandolin/flute, in samba, choro, and bossa nova bands."
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Apr 10

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin modest 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 Madeleine Grace, Ella Kontra, James Hearne, Ami Madeleine, Eric Sommer, and Luci Aprilwine Windsong-Rain.
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Apr 24

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin clamoring 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 Carole White, Mindi Turin, Lynn Margileth, Janturan, The Easy Chair, and JoAnne Spies.
Isle of Klezbos

Sat Apr 28

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Isle of KlezbosIsle of Klezbos celebrates the band's 20th anniversary in 2018! Lately esteemed as "Klezmer goddesses," the internationally-touring all-gal sextet approaches Yiddish musical traditions with fun-loving irreverence and soulful respect. This powerhouse lineup brings creative chemistry and stratospheric soloing chops, reaching fans onstage from Tribeca to Texas to Tennessee. This electricity is also vividly transmitted on their latest CD Live From Brooklyn... acclaimed by New York Music Daily as "deliriously fun concert recording by the [all]-female, pioneering New York klezmer whirlwind."

Whether re-grooving a Second Avenue Theater standard, fueling a classic freylekhs dance-floor, or delivering original klezmer reggae and boogaloo, the group's sound appeals on emotional, virtuosic and kinetic levels; while expanding listeners' imaginations. As The New Yorker says, Isle of Klezbos "tests the elasticity of the genre."

The group has been featured from Seattle's Bumbershoot to CBS Sunday Morning, featuring bandmate alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, Berklee and Manhattan Schools of Music; who have performed as well with artists from Rufus Wainwright to Natalie Merchant, Hazmat Modine to John Zorn, Seattle Baroque to Beyonce, and Scissor Sisters to The Lascivious Biddies to Jill Sobule.

Klezbos projects have included musical documentary theater: "J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files" praised Off-Off Broadway by The New York Times... and The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film multi-media cinema history concert replete with unexpected archival subtexts. Not for nothing does New York Magazine call Isle of Klezbos: "Cutting Edge Klezmer."

Photos credit: Angela Jimenez

"Brilliant, Intense, Eclectic... intoxicating mix of a hundred years worth of classic and original klezmer, Latin, jazz and film music." --New York Music Daily

"A robustly recorded romp that perfectly captures the sumptuous sound of the ensemble." --HEEB Magazine

"Lively and melodic jazz and tango-laced pieces." --The Jewish Week

"These ladies are damned good musicians, period." --Edge New York City

Events for May 2018
Haleh Liza, Steve Gorn, and Matt Kilmer

Sat May 5

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Haleh Liza, Steve Gorn, and Matt KilmerSteve Gorn presents Rumi Nights; with Haleh Liza, poet and translator of Persian descent; and world percussionist Matt Kilmer.

Weaving through a soundscape created by Steve Gorn (flute and clarinet) and Matt Kilmer (hand percussion); poet, musician, and translator Haleh Liza will share new translations of Rumi's poetry, as well as stories about his life and mystical concepts that recur through his poems. Haleh will be sharing Rumi's words both in English and in Persian, so that you can hear the incredible rhythm and rhyme of the original language.

Events for June 2018
Uncommon Ground

Sat Jun 2

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Uncommon GroundMeet Uncommon Ground, a band that makes its musical home in the space in, around and between the great American roots styles of bluegrass, blues, jazz, and old-time music.

Regarded by peers, fans and critics alike as some of the Hudson Valley's finest acoustic musicians, Uncommon Ground has been performing together for years now and it shows... they play together with a spirit and synergy that simply must be heard to be believed. With thoughtful arrangements that reimagine tunes in exciting ways, they truly define their own musical territory.

On Uncommon Ground's musical landscape, virtually any type of music is fair game: from The Beatles to Bartok to Bill Monroe, with excursions into Latin, Jazz and Celtic and even Swedish music; this is a band that has something to offer every member of the listening audience. It's all delivered in performances that are as warm and inviting as they are polished, never less than musically captivating, and always in a way that directly involves the audience in the thrill of musical discovery.

"Boundaries? What boundaries? Uncommon Ground ignores them all and creates a heavenly fusion of bluegrass influenced, genre defying music!" --Concerts at the Saints
Sarah Underhill CD Release Event

Sat Jun 9

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Sarah Underhill CD Release EventPlease join Sarah Underhill and friends to celebrate the release of her new CD "Bound Out For Canaan", featuring the older-than-Old-Timey sounds of Stockport Middle Ground, an Appalachian / Traditional tribute band.

Band members include Sarah and Ben Bath on vocals, Creek Iversen on banjo, Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, and Rik Palieri on the Mouth Bow.
The Return of "The Book": Roy Book Binder

Sat Jun 16

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The Return of 'The Book': Roy Book Binder"50 Years on the Road"

The Singer-SongWriter, StoryTelling BluesMan 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 has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down... blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He's been featured on a PBS special, and interviewed by Terry Gross on 'Fresh Air.' He's also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen. When he brings his 'Tour Bus' to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We're privileged to have Roy here to preserve-and extend—the tradition of great American blues music." --James Hipp

Recent Events at the Cafe

Nov-25-17: Tom Pacheco
Nov-28-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Nov-30-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-01-17: Lynn Margileth
Dec-02-17: Peter Karp Band
Dec-03-17: Opening reception for Lynn Margileth's gallery exhibition
Dec-07-17: Salsa Thursday with Bachata lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-08-17: Blind Crow
Dec-09-17: CANCELLED... Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Dec-12-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-14-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-16-17: Frank Vignola Trio
Dec-17-17: Celtic Cafe
Dec-21-17: Salsa Thursday with Bachata lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-23-17: Bunkhouse Boys
Dec-26-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Dec-28-17: Salsa Thursday with Bachata lessons and Latin dancing
Dec-30-17: James Maddock
Dec-31-17: New Year's Eve with The Bedtime Kissers
Jan-01-18: Ted Dixon
Jan-04-18: CANCELLED - Salsa Thursday
Jan-06-18: Michael Francis McCarthy
Jan-07-18: Opening reception for Ted Dixon's gallery exhibition
Jan-09-18: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-11-18: Salsa Thursday with Bachata lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-12-18: eARmight
Jan-13-18: Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew
Jan-18-18: Salsa Thursday with Bachata lessons and Latin dancing
Jan-20-18: Martin Pizzarelli Trio
Jan-21-18: Celtic Cafe
Jan-23-18: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jan-25-18: Salsa Thursday with "Los Angeles Style" dancing and lessons
Jan-27-18: Richie & Rosie
Feb-01-18: Salsa Thursday with "Los Angeles Style" dancing and lessons
Feb-03-18: Out On A Limb
Feb-04-18: Opening reception for Suzanne Stokes' gallery exhibition
Feb-08-18: Salsa Thursday with "Los Angeles Style" dancing and lessons
Feb-10-18: Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fi's
Feb-13-18: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Feb-15-18: Salsa Thursday with "Los Angeles Style" dancing and lessons
Feb-17-18: RESCHEDULED - Frank Vignola, Martin Pizzarelli, and Aaron Weinstein

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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 members 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.

The Rosendale Cafe®
434 Main St. • PO Box 436 • Rosendale, NY 12472 • 845.658.9048
Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm, seven days a week (except major holidays)