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Rosendale Cafe Music, Arts and Events Calendar

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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 August 2016    Recent artists
August's Featured Visual Artist is Claudia Engel, Exhibiting "Flower and Water"

Mid-Hudson Valley watercolorist, whose paintings inspire us to take a second look...

Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Appearing Today
Tue Aug 23
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin complicated 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 Brinton Baker, MK Ultra, James Hearne, Kayln Rock, and Brian Caserto.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Aug 25
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa 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. Instructor David Salvatierra and Julia Farr will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!
 


Events for September 2016
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Sep 1
7:30pm
$10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing

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Salsa 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. Instructor David Salvatierra and Julia Farr will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.

Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Sep 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 The Wilds, Paul Cataldo, Paul K. Maloney, Roses and Rust, Mitch Katz, and Jim Pospisil.
 
Cricket Tell the Weather

Sat Sep 17
8:00pm
$10.00

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Cricket Tell the WeatherCricket Tell the Weather is the creative project of Andrea Asprelli, award-winning songwriter and fiddler. She is backed by a collective of some of the finest players in New York's roots music scene. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award in North Adams, MA; Cricket features award-winning songs delivered with honest vocals and thoughtful arrangements... with a modern edge.

Cricket will be making their return to Rosendale with their brand new album, Tell the Story Right released September 2016.

"[Cricket] uses thoughtful arranging and instrumental restraint, enabling them to sound at home in both traditional and modern styles... there's enough talent in the songwriting, singing, and playing of [Cricket] to make this a young group well worth watching." --Bluegrass Unlimited

"[Asprelli's] down-to-earth, unaffected vocal delivery is refreshing." --New York Music Daily

"The child of an Italian-American and an Indonesian immigrant, Asprelli makes no claims to austere authenticity beyond the honesty of her own creative voice. But her contemporary spin on inherited forms is very much part of the American musical tradition." --The Boston Globe
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Sep 18
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic CafeSarah Underhill and Ian Worpole bring their monthly mix of Celtic, Anglo, Americana, traditional and contemporary songs and tunes to their 11th season at The Cafe. Sarah's vocal range and deep involvement with Pete Seeger's Clearwater movement have enthralled audiences up and down the Hudson Valley. Ian's guitar, mandolin and vocal mix complements the duo. Requests and singing on the choruses encouraged.

Come on out from 4:30pm to 7:00pm for great music, company, veggie food, and a large selection of draft beers and wines.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Sep 27
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 Antique Mascara, Rachel & Will Van Carpels, Ann Belmont, "Wild" Bill Drucker, and John Hughes himself.
 


Events for October 2016
Slam Allen

Sat Oct 1
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."

Allen has received a nomination for a 2016 Blues Music Award.

"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
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 11
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 Barry Adelman, Randy Niles, TheFrank Murashow, Angela Bove, Darryl Rahn, and Star Children/J Mongan solo.
 
The Lowest Pair

Sat Oct 15
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lowest PairThe Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, draped in Kendl's high lonesome harmonies and Palmer's Midwest croon.

In Spring of 2016, Team Love Records released two new collections: Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It is Uneven. The albums could be viewed as two windows into the growing world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous releases, 36 cents and The Sacred Heart Sessions, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair to be backed by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.

"With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narrative, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today." --Paste Magazine

"World-class banjo riffs, timeless folk song influences, and haunting vocals" --KEXP, The Current
 
Frank Vignola and Olli Soikkeli

Sat Oct 22
8:00pm
$20.00

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Frank Vignola and Olli SoikkeliFrank Vignola and Olli Soikkeli will pay tribute to the great Django Reinhardt. They will be performing Django compositions and songs associated with the great legendary gypsy jazz guitarist.

Frank has been performing Django's music since the late 1980s, when he tributed the Hot Club of France at Michael's Pub in Manhattan. Later, in the year 2000, he was the musical director and co-organizer of the Django Reinhardt festival in NYC.

The Wall Street Journal calls Olli Soikkeli "...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."
 
Matt Flinner Trio with Darol Anger

Sat Oct 22
8:00pm
$15.00

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Matt Flinner Trio with Darol AngerSince its inception in 2006, the Matt Flinner Trio has been forging its own path in modern American string band music. The group is more than a bluegrass/newgrass ensemble: Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin, and bassist Eric Thorin have taken a unique approach to performance; by writing new music the day of almost every show. Their ongoing "Music du Jour" project has produced three acclaimed albums on Compass Records. This includes their 2016 release, Traveling Roots.

In 2016, the group expanded the "du Jour" project, writing new music for special guests at the forefront of modern bluegrass and jazz. Included were Sam Bush, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, Dave Douglas, Frank Vignola, Ron Miles, Alison Brown, and many others. This off-the-cuff approach to their music, coupled with their deep roots in traditional bluegrass as well as jazz, makes for a sound all its own in today's acoustic music landscape.

"Flinner continues his reign as perhaps the most exciting and creative mandolin player on the scene today." --Jazz Times

"Stunning, often jaw-dropping musicianship that never feels showy even when it is...it's clear that the Flinner trio have few contemporary peers." --American Songwriter

"The band seems to have no limits... Flinner's brilliant, crisp mandolin playing all over the fretboard is admirable. Martin is a stout picker, and Eric Thorin on bass provides a fulsome core." --Country Standard Time

"A balm for the soul and a shield against gejakker." --Rootstime (Belgium)

("gejakker" is the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner)
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 25
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 Diane Diachishin, Meg Riebesell, Benjy Bruno, Andy Shapiro, Sarah Urech / Mark Morganstern / Ken McGloin, and Dave Kearney.
 


Events for November 2016
Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings

Sat Nov 5
8:00pm
$20.00

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Tony Trischka's Early Roman KingsTony Trischka and company's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan features music from over half a century of insanely creative music... from the very beginning to the present, with a whole lot in between. As Jimmy Carter said at the 2015 Music Cares Grammy event, where Dylan received the Person of the Year Award, "There's no doubt his words on peace and human rights are much more incisive and much more powerful and much more permanent than those of any President of the United States". That side of his mercurial career, and many others, will be mined for hidden gems as well as the mother lode hits. Early Roman Kings are Tony Trischka on banjo and pedal steel; Stash Wyslouch on guitar and vocals; Sean Trischka on drums and vocals; and Jared Engel on bass.

Tony Trischka is considered to be one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. A 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow, Trischka has, for more than 45 years, inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many innovative and historical voices he has brought to the instrument. Tony maintains a national and international touring schedule. For these Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan shows, he is thrilled to play some tunes by a musical hero he met over 50 years ago, in honor of the artist's 75th birthday. He's equally thrilled to be enjoying this experience with Sean Trischka, Stash Wyslouch, and Jared Engel, brilliant musicians and fun guys!

Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass' great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in the structures of roots music as a member of progressive bluegrass act, The Deadly Gentlemen. Now paving his own way as a solo artist with a new group, bluegrass and metal collide to form an original, honest and thoughtful sound. His debut album, Stash! (2015), features 19 original songs and a stellar band... including Sean Trischka on drums and vocals, Duncan Wickel on fiddle, and Noam Wiesenberg on bass.

"Drummist" and singer-songwriter Sean Trischka, a 2015 Berklee College of Music graduate, was raised in a musically-rich household. To quote his website: "My name is Sean Trischka. I write songs, sing, play the drums, and wear pants. I'm currently living in Boston, MA (hometown of Whitey Bulger and birthplace of New Kids On The Block). In the past few years I've been fortunate enough to perform and/or record with The Deadly Gentlemen, Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers Band), members of Lake Street Dive, Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Victor Wooten, Julian Lage and many others."

Jared Engel is an upright bassist and four-string banjoist in high demand in the New York Metropolitan area. His involvement in a wide array of musical groups is astonishing, as he is equally at home in all of them: bluegrass, Appalachian old time and so much jazz: New Orleans style, traditional, hot jazz, swing, you name it. He performs intimate venues and at large, world-renowned music festivals. Where there's great music, there's Jared Engel. Like the other Early Roman Kings, he's performed with each of them, but never all together as a group... He's stoked to be doing it now to the tunes of Bob Dylan.
 


Events for December 2016
Tom Pacheco

Sat Dec 17
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

May-26-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
May-28-16: Musical: Hubert's Block
Jun-01-16: Gang of 17
Jun-02-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-04-16: Milkweed
Jun-05-16: Opening reception for "Gang of 17" gallery exhibition
Jun-09-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-11-16: Jessica Jones Quartet
Jun-14-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jun-16-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-18-16: Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew
Jun-23-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-25-16: Dan Brubeck Quartet
Jun-28-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jun-30-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-01-16: Ruth Wetzel
Jul-02-16: Chris Murphy
Jul-07-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-08-16: Opening reception for Ruth Wetzel's "Swamp Visions" show
Jul-09-16: The John Abercrombie / Rob Scheps Quartet
Jul-12-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-14-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-16-16: Uji - Jason Finkelman, Steve Gorn, John Wieczorek
Jul-21-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-22-16: Otter Creek
Jul-23-16: The Lucky Five
Jul-26-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-28-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-29-16: Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew
Jul-30-16: Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Aug-04-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-06-16: Mark Brown
Aug-07-16: Opening reception for Claudia Engel's gallery exhibition
Aug-09-16: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-11-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-13-16: Holy Crow Jazz Band
Aug-18-16: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-20-16: Pine Leaf Boys

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