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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 September 2017    Recent artists
September's Featured Visual Artist is Patti Gibbons, Exhibiting "Abstractus"

From the artist: "Though born on Long Island, the Hudson Valley has been my home and inspiration for over 45 years." [more]

Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Appearing Today
Thu Sep 21
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. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra 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!
 
Alessandra Belloni & Steve Gorn

Sat Sep 23
8:00pm
$10.00

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Alessandra Belloni & Steve GornInternationally renowned singer and percussionist Alessandra Belloni, world famous bansuri master Steve Gorn present "Musical Conversations about the Black Madonna".

Also featured is guitarist Wilson Montuori, and Juliet Rabia Gentile on vocals.

This special evening and performance is a musical journey and conversation about the myths and legends of the ancient sacred sites of the Black Madonna in Italy and around the world. The evening blends healing chants, dances and drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, created from authentic traditions of Southern Italy and Spain, Brazil and France, along with original compositions. Belloni, Steve Gorn, and company will take the audience on an enchanting journey of discovery, celebrating the Equinox.

"Ms. Belloni sang in an exultant voice. The songs blazed with an age-old momentum." --Jon Pareles, The New York Times, reviewing an I Giullari di Piazza show

"Alessandra Belloni and 'Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider' is a revelation, utterly fascinating." --Don Hackman, Los Angeles Times

"Italian-born virtuoso Alessandra Belloni is established as a unique phenomenon, not just a percussionist, but also an actress, lecturer, entertainer, and healer." --Drum Magazine
 
Celtic Cafe

Sun Sep 24
4:30pm
Free

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Celtic CafeThe leaves are turning, a chill is in the air; time for Sarah Underhill and Ian Worpole to fold up the lawn chairs and start their 12th season of Sunday afternoon Celtic song&tune at The Rosendale Cafe. Sarah is known up and down the Hudson Valley for her powerhouse voice and vast repertoire of songs, from Irish to Appalachian; and her long involvement with the Hudson Clearwater movement and many CD recordings. Ian brings a lifetime of performing in English and American folk clubs, both traditional and contemporary songs, licks, jigs, and reels. They take requests, and are looking forward to seeing friends old and new to kick off their mostly monthly Cafe residency.

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 26
8:00pm
Free

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Singer-Songwriter TuesdaysJoin sinuous 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, Ken McNally, George Mallas, Tim Hunter, Sariyah Idan, and Pam Gerson.
 
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing

Thu Sep 28
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. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra 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!
 
Bovine Social Club

Sat Sep 30
8:00pm
$12.00

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Bovine Social ClubBred on the northern banks of the Delaware River, Bovine Social Club is a grassy, twangy, swinging breed of Americana sounds sure to get your dancing cow on. One wicked lineup of seasoned jam musicians backs the thoughtful lyrics of vocalist, philosopher, memoirist and former monk, Samuel Saint Thomas. The Bovines' carefully crafted twangrass songs of longing, loving, picnicking, gardening, confessing, and making the days go slow have sure become something to moo about.

The Bovine sound is happily fertilized by country, bluegrass, folk, rock, old time, Celtic and gospel vocabularies. Their self-titled debut charted at #7 on the Roots Charts, and #37 on the International Americana charts. BSC is one of the fastest growing and most highly respected new Americana bands in the Northeast, sharing some of the finest festival and concert stages with some of the finest talent. Bovine Social Club continues to grow their musical family, while each new performance becomes another great experience for their avid fans

"Every now and then you discover a band that delivers the goods. This one puts everything away in the cupboards, washes the windows, breaks your heart, makes you smile, slaps you on the fanny, and tucks you into bed. With the worldgrass vibe of Railroad Earth, and a grittiness all of their own that's nothing but real, Bovine Social Club's self-titled debut album is ten tracks of fun, fun, fun." --Brian Robbins, Jambands.com

"BSC combines poetic mentality, deep grooves, A-list song writing, and a musical sense of humor that leaves you with that 'what are they gonna do next good time feeling.'" --Lenny Bloch, WCBS, New York, New York

"Bovine Social Club created a backyard Brooklyn stage feel on Musikfest's Liederplatz Stage with hip bluegrass with a folk rock edge. The sound of stand-up bass and fiddles rang through the Sun Inn courtyard." --Tiffany Bentley, LehighValleyLive.com
 


Events for October 2017
October's Featured Visual Artist is Emily Landaira, Exhibiting "The Traveler's Perspective"

Emily Landaira is a 23 year old whose passion is photography. Ever since she started taking photography classes in high school, she's always had a camera in hand. [more]

Crawfish Royale

Fri Oct 6
8:00pm
$15.00

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Crawfish RoyaleCrawfish Royale is a collaboration of 4 seasoned musicians: Roy Blumenfeld (The Blues Project, Seatrain); David Bennett Cohen (Country Joe and the Fish, The Blues Project); Tim Tindall (Phoebe Snow, Staple Singers, Sam & Dave); and Doc French (French Cooking). Their music reflects New Orleans flavored Gumbo Grooves, Blues and Boogie-Woogie.

David Bennett Cohen (Piano / Vocals): David is best known for his innovative keyboard playing as an original member of the '60s rock band, Country Joe and the Fish. Over the years he has played and/or recorded with The Blues Project, Mick Taylor, The Luther Tucker Blues Band, Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Buddy Miles, Huey Lewis, Michael Bloomfield, Bob Weir, Debbie Davies, and many others.

Roy Blumenfeld (Drums / Percussion / Vocals): Over the years Roy has performed and recorded with the most illustrious soul, funk, blues and rock legends: Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, David LaFlamme ("It's a Beautiful Day"), Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish), Banana (The Youngbloods), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company) and Robert Hunter (The Grateful Dead)... to name just a few. He's recently toured and recorded with the re-formed Electric Flag, who are themselves a who's-who of soul-funk-rock, and is still working with a number of former musical colleagues including Blues Project buddies.

Tim Tindall (Bass): Tim's performing and recording credits include Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson, Carla & Rufus Thomas, Gary "US" Bonds, Isaac Hayes, Chuck Berry, Joe Louis Walker, Sugar Blue, Grammy nominated artists Bill Perry and Christine Santelli... to name a few.

Dave "Doc" French (Guitar / Vocals): "Doc" is the founder and leader of New York City based French Cookin' Blues Band, inductees in the NY Blues Hall of Fame. He has worked with the who's-who of the New York blues scene since the mid 1970s. "Doc" has recorded three CDs with French Cookin' Blues Band and one CD as a solo artist.
 
Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo's Late 20th Century Quartet

Sat Oct 7
8:00pm
$10.00

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Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo's Late 20th Century QuartetJoe Giardullo's Late 20th Century Quartet returns to the Cafe for a night of joyous and dangerous music. Along with drummer Tani Tabbal (James Carter, Roscoe Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen), Philadelphia bassist Pete Swanson, and guitarist Billy Stein; the quartet plays a sharp and dancing brand of music that spans 50 years of songs. Expect to hear everything from Steve Coleman to Joni Mitchell; Cassandra Wilson to Leonard Bernstein; Don Cherry to Julius Hemphill; Monk, Mingus, Shorter, and Laura Nyro, too.

The last time around, the band filled the house and had smiles on every face, from the first note to the last.

The "Rhythm Matters" theme speaks to the underlying idea in all the music: every song deals with rhythm in a unique and joyous way.

About Joe Giardullo and his music:

"Luminous" --Tomajazz, Spain

"The interplay is perfect" --AAJ Italy

"Has the power to elicit sheer joy" --AAJ New York

"Resplendent in its sheer beauty" --Touching Extremes, Rome
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 10
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 Nick G, Peter Sando, Lydia Adams Davis, Luci Aprilwine Windsong-Rain, Ben Seibert, and Steven Pesola.
 
The Lucky Five

Sat Oct 14
8:00pm
$10.00

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The Lucky FiveThe 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. The Lucky 5 performs 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, and 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.

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

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

"If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the fabulousness that is The Lucky Five, then you really don't know what you're missing. They are 5 gifted musicians who are altogether transporting and amazingly fun! If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you'll love The Lucky Five as I do!!" --Wanda L. Houston, Singer, The Wanda Houston Band

"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
 
Opening reception for Emily Landaira's gallery exhibition

Sun Oct 15
2:00pm
Free

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Opening reception for Emily Landaira's gallery exhibitionAn opening reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm, for artist Emily Landaira's show of photography entitled "The Traveler's Perspective", displaying in the Cafe during the month of October 2017.

Emily Landaira is a 23 year old whose passion is photography. Ever since she started taking photography classes in high school, she's always had a camera in hand.

Everything she learned about photography were from her past instructors and a lot of trial and error. She is inspired by her surroundings, especially nature and animals. She hopes that one day her passion for photography will touch the hearts of many people around the world.

From the artist: "My college professor once told me that traveling the world helps you mold into the person you are meant to be, and changes your perspective on things that you never even thought about."

"His words helped mold me as a photographer, and this show. The pictures in this show are from my travels within the United States and around the country. Each pictures symbolizes something new I learned about myself throughout that trip. During each one of these trips I learned something new about myself, my peers, other cultures, my camera, my strengths and my weaknesses. I learned that the world is a beautiful place, you just need to take the time to go explore it."

"Hopefully by looking at these pictures you will learn something about yourself, and make you change your perspective about traveling the world."
 
Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown & Tony Jefferson

Sat Oct 21
8:00pm
$20.00

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Sheila Jordan with Rob Scheps, Cameron Brown & Tony JeffersonLegendary master jazz singer Sheila Jordan makes a rare appearance in Rosendale, with close colleagues Cameron Brown (bass), Rob Scheps (tenor sax/flute), and Tony Jefferson (drums/voice).

An NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan is a big part of jazz history. Credits abound, and include George Russell, Carla Bley, Tom Harrell, George Gruntz, Steve Kuhn, Harvie S, Alan Broadbent, and more. Her Blue Note record Portrait of Sheila is a classic. Charlie Parker is her biggest influence. Sheila's touring duo with brother-from-another-mother Cameron Brown is augmented by two of her fave colleagues, saxophonist Scheps and drummer Jefferson.

Tenor / soprano saxophonist Rob Scheps has performed with Gil Evans Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, George Russell, Bob Moses, Terumasa Hino, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Sam Rivers, Julius Hemphill, Duffy Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Joey Calderazzo Quartet... He leads his own bands; Magnets! with Kim Clarke; The Rob Scheps Big Band in Portland, Oregon; and the Rob Scheps Core-tet in NYC; which has a new CD entitled Live at Smalls on the way.

Bassist Cameron Brown has been Sheila's right hand man in Duo for many years, and was also part of the famed George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet. His other credits include Dannie Richmond, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, Idris Muhammad, Leon Parker, Tom Harrell, Dave Ballou, Jay Clayton, and George Russell.

Drummer and vocalist Tony Jefferson is one of the most in-demand drummers in the jazz world. His credits include Kenny Drew, Jr., Lou Donaldson, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Gary Smulyan, Cedar Walton, John Abercrombie, and many more. Tony is also a fine jazz singer, as you will hear when he teams up with Sheila.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Oct 24
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 "Flamingo" Jeff Pfeffer, Matthew Kobalkin, John Derosalia, Barry Adelman, Lewis Gable, and The Whispering Tree.
 
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Fri Oct 27
8:00pm
$10.00

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Jim Gaudet and The Railroad BoysJim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys are bringing Jim's original songs and arrangements to the Rosendale Cafe. They best describe their music as "Hillbilly Rock and Roll". The RR Boys will be performing Gaudet's originals from their recently released fifth CD, "When It Rains". His songs have been called "hard-driving", "a folk-country fusion", and "hybrid folk/bluegrass" with an "energetic front-porch feel".

Gaudet is anchoring his deft wordplay and savvy song craft in the classic Americana Roots style.

"It's a unique, driving tempo, firmly-based in the acoustic music tradition. Gaudet's own guitar work is now more fiery than ever, characterized by forceful, percussive rhythms that lack for easy comparison", wrote Michael Eck in the Albany Times-Union.

Gaudet is also known for winning audiences with his witty, unassuming stage presence, and his mix of candor and comedy. Together, he, his band mates, and the audience create one big "down home" family feel. The band supports Gaudet's songwriting and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. The group consists of Bobby Ristau on upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and backing vocals, and either special guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander on fiddle and backing vocals.

"So, in truth, we came to your show at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA because our friends make up the 'Last Small Town' (the opening band). I was not familiar with you or your band at all, and was just blown away. Your arrangements, your musicality, and your smiley bass player left a huge impression on me and my husband Dave. We play in our own band and some of the things we heard you do were so inspiring. I feel like your show was 70% enjoyment and 30% school (maybe the other way around), so thank you so much for that. I just wanted you guys to know how much we love what you guys are doing!" --Kelly Planer, Musician, Photographer
 


Events for November 2017
Cedric Watson

Fri Nov 3
8:00pm
$20.00

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Cedric WatsonSpearheading the emerging generation of Creole musicians, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of enormous talent and potential.

"To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless. These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life's worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture." --Michael Doucet

Injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, Cedric has been exciting an ever-broadening audience with his unique take on traditional Creole music, and with his new compositions that expand the genre while still respecting its roots. In the few years since he assumed the role of bandleader, all three of his albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, and adding his strong blues-inflected vocals, Cedric's creative style and obvious joy in playing make him an engaging and exciting performer.
 
Deni Bonet

Sat Nov 4
8:00pm
$15.00

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Deni BonetIt's no secret that Deni Bonet can rock a violin like nobody's business... or that she writes memorable songs that make you want to listen again and again and again. Dynamic and personable, she makes any venue intimate and cozy. She is, quite simply, a musical total package: a streak of aural and visual lightning, wielding a violin bow. At the same time, don't expect to sit back on your laurels and just watch - a Deni Bonet show is an experience in which you'd better be ready to have fun and participate, as anyone who has seen one of her passionate, powerful live performances will attest. Whether fronting her own band of outstanding players, or collaborating with anyone from Cyndi Lauper to R.E.M. to Sarah McLachlan, Deni has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting, dynamic and entertaining performers on the live circuit.

Although classically trained, Deni quit the classical world because she hated having to wear black and sit still. She was an original cast member of National Public Radio's premier music show, Mountain Stage; performing in her own right and accompanying guests like Richard Thompson, Warren Zevon, and the Indigo Girls; before leaving the show to form her own band.

Her music combines elements of straightforward rock, classic-styled pop and American folk, described by the Wall Street Journal as like "Sheryl Crow meets the B-52s". With her latest album, Bright Shiny Objects, it extends to sheer, ultra-high voltage, genre-defying brilliance, with pure classical training and precision playing.

Bright Shiny Objects, released on Zip Records (distributed by Sony RED), is a departure from her usual song-based material; this album is entirely instrumental. Deni has spent the past year and a half writing and recording with a Who's Who of some of the best musicians on the planet - including Steve Gaboury (Cyndi Lauper), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Richard Barone (Bongos), Shawn Pelton (SNL), Will Lee (Letterman), Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty), Steve Holley (Paul McCartney), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson), Ben Butler (Chris Botti), Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega), Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz), and the list goes on and on.

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, on the Great Wall of China, and performed at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President. The October performance of her own songs with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will mark the debut of the "Deni Bonet: Orchestral" project.

"Tracks on the album soar high with vibrancy and her ability to stun from beginning to end" --No Depression

"Bound to be one of the standout records of 2017, I'm calling this early as one of my favorite records of the year." --Paste Magazine

"Just finished listening to this masterpiece. The playing is so damn rich and fine and tempered and textured; the melodies are strong and enveloping." --PopDose Magazine

"While she loves to have fun on stage, there are places in her show where she digs down deep and comes out with breathtaking violin solos worthy of the finest classical concert halls" --Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffè Lena, (the US's oldest and most prestigious coffeehouse)
 
Jim Kweskin

Sat Nov 11
8:00pm
$20.00

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Jim KweskinJim Kweskin is regarded as one of the most influential performers to emerge from the 1960s folk revival, having led his famous Kweskin Jug Band with fingerpicking finesse and an energizing repertoire of folk, blues, string band and ragtime songs. During the five years they were together in the 60s, the group successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a musical springboard for their good-humored performances. Featuring Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Fritz Richmond, Bill Keith, Richard Greene and other musical luminaries, they released six albums, toured the country extensively, and appeared often on national television. Because of their unrehearsed, impromptu interplay with the audience, their live performances were hailed as revolutionary.

Jim continues in the same tradition, appearing at venues throughout North America, Japan and Europe. He usually performs with some of the best back-up musicians in the country. Because of Jim's vast repertoire, and obvious love of the music, he is considered one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Nov 14
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 Gil Villahermosa, Ralph Housman, Alfonse "Teslarian" Pinto, Mohonk Mountain Mamas, Dan Zlotnick, and Renee Finkelstein and chorus.
 
The Lowest Pair

Sat Nov 18
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
 
Tom Pacheco

Sat Nov 25
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 thanks.

Brian Hollander will be accompanying Tom, playing Dobro.

"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
 
Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays

Tue Nov 28
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 Kevin O'Connell, Geoff Samuels, Lucas Handwerker, Rachel and Will Van Carpels, Randy Niles, and David Meltzer.
 


Events for January 2018
Richie & Rosie

Sat Jan 20, 2018
8:00pm
$12.00

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Richie & RosieRichie Stearns and Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo, performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Over the past four years they have collaborated in various projects and formed the duo after hours of jamming in Stearns' kitchen, experimenting with traditional and original songs. Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of this tradition.

Richie Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer, and has led bands including the Horse Flies, and Donna the Buffalo. He has also played with countless others, and tours with Natalie Merchant. He is steeped in the traditions of American old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock, and country music.

Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer at the beginning of her music career. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in viola performance, and has become an integral part of the Ithaca old-time music community. Newton tours with The Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Red Dog Run, the Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy and occasionally The Pearly Snaps. She has taught fiddle at Sunshine Coast School of Celtic music, the Taylor Music Festival, and the Black Pot Camp.

"The air left the room when Richie and Rosie sang their first notes together... everyone had their breath taken away at once." --Jen Hughes, Bluegrass Today

"Rosie Newton is a truly monster old-time fiddler, and seems to be at the center of a real scene in Ithaca, New York. Not only is she a marvelously dexterous fiddler, pulling a huge variety of syncopated rhythms out of old-time bowing, but she's also a ferocious fiddler, tearing into a fiddle tune like a lioness tearing into a gazelle." --No Depression
 


Recent Events at the Cafe

Jun-27-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jun-29-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jun-30-17: Abby Hollander Band
Jul-01-17: Rosendale School of Arts
Jul-01-17: Derek Gripper
Jul-06-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-08-17: Mama's Broke
Jul-09-17: Opening reception for gallery exhibition "Cuba through Our Eyes"
Jul-11-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-13-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-15-17: Rosendale Street Festival 2017
Jul-20-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-22-17: The Rob Scheps / Francesca Tanskley Quartet
Jul-25-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Jul-27-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Jul-29-17: Ameranouche
Aug-01-17: Stacie Flint
Aug-03-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-05-17: Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine
Aug-08-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-10-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-12-17: Slam Allen
Aug-13-17: Opening reception for Stacie Flint's gallery exhibition
Aug-17-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-19-17: Steve Riley and Racines
Aug-22-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Aug-24-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Aug-26-17: Rhythm Matters: Joe Giardullo Late 20th Century Quartet
Aug-31-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-03-17: Opening reception for Patti Gibbons' gallery exhibition
Sep-07-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-09-17: Bunkhouse Boys Hurricane Relief Benefit
Sep-12-17: Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays
Sep-14-17: Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Sep-16-17: Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

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 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)