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Open Mic/Jam Event to be Hosted Monthly in Stamford

Written By Editor on 7/22/14 | 7/22/14

STAMFORD, NY – After having two well-attended community forums to discuss uses for the building, Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is pleased to announce that a long-standing community event has been booked at the Western Catskills Community Arts Center located at the carriage house at 76 Main Street in the Village of Stamford. 
The event, formerly known as Open Mic Jam! and held in the storefront of 76 Main Street , is moving up the hill to the carriage house theater at the same location.  The event will still be generously hosted by local musicians Kevin Prior and Mike Herman, but will have a new name - Live From the Carriage House – Open Mic / Jam.   
This popular event will continue to be held the first Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  Musicians are encouraged to sign up quickly, by contacting Mr. Prior at  The public is welcome to attend and enjoy some of the region’s best musicians as they show off their talent in the open mic format.  There is plenty of parking available on Main Street and in the Village parking lot across the street.

WCCRC will be holding an open house at the Western Catskills Community Arts Center on Saturday, August 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Tours of the building will be available, as well as more information about renting the venue. 

Attend the open house and you will have a chance to win a pair of dinner tickets for the TP’s Cafe Block Party which will start at 5 p.m. on the same day.  The block party will spotlight:  MC/DJ Patrick Michael del Rosario, Logan's Express, featuring Jim Kopp, and the 20-piece Leather Stocking Jazz Band at 7:00 p.m.

WCCRC’s mission is to cooperate with local, state and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing and other buildings in the counties of Delaware, Schoharie and Greene, State of New York, for the primary purpose of revitalizing communities and in securing improved housing, commercial buildings and community facilities.

To learn more about WCCRC’s programs, call 607.652.2823 or visit

Sharon to Host Summer Concert Series

Written By Editor on 6/30/14 | 6/30/14

The Sharon Springs Citizens' Council for the Arts will be hosting its inaugural concert of the 2014 Summer Concert Series this coming Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the first of seven such musical treats at Chalybeate Park located on Main Street in the bustling community. 

Performances will change with each week, and will include a myriad of uniquely themed events such as Children's Night with magician Joey D and a Community Open Mike night, while featuring traditional artists and area bands the remainder of the time. The series concludes on August 13th. 

Smithy Center to Host Blues Musician Mike Herman

Written By Editor on 6/27/14 | 6/27/14

June 24, 2014-- Cooperstown, NY. Smithy Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to present Mike Herman, a solo blues musician, on July 17th, 7:30-9:30pm. Concert will run rain or shine-- weather permitting, to be held outside in the SCA courtyard. 
Self-described genre as “fingerpickin’ acoustic blues,” Mike has been engrossed in music since getting his first guitar at age ten. He has travelled the midwest meeting old-timers such as country blues guitarists Jack Owens, Eugene Powell and R.L. Burnside, and spent years teaching guitar and playing in the acoustic blues duo, “The Hell Hounds.” Now a solo performer, Mike allows his blues to say “as much as [they] can with few words and letting the images do the work.” Herman has played at concerts, festivals, clubs and colleges up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest, his voice blending the influences of acoustic blues, bluegrass, ragtime, and most recently old-timey music into a style all his own. 
Tickets are on sale via email, telephone, or can be purchased via the Smithy website. Adult admission is $12, Student and Senior (65+) tickets are $10, and children 6 years and younger may attend for free. The Smithy Center for the Arts is located on 55 Pioneer Street, just past Cooley's tavern. For more information call (607) 547-8671, email, or visit our website at

County Line Rebels to Headline Caverns Palace May 3

Written By Editor on 4/28/14 | 4/28/14

MAY 3, 2014 – The County Line Rebels – 9 pm to 1 am – Ask any of their fans and the phrase you’ll hear most often to describes The County Line Rebels is “unique new traditional music.” Founded in 1988, they have been going strong ever since. Their music is performed with power, conviction and respect for their audiences. They’re a musical experience you won’t want to miss….

They are one of the Northeast Country Music Association’s most award nominated groups, garnering nominations for awards as Entertainers of the Year, Vocal and Instrumental Group of the Year, and Sunrise Award almost every year since 1989. Individual members have been nominated for awards in various categories. Band leader, Howard Bellinger was the recipient of the Northeast CMA Pioneer Award  in 2009.

They have had the honor of opening for Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame’s Hank Thompson, Freddy Hart (“Mr. Easy Lovin”), and Grand Ole’ Opry member, Charlie Louvin (of the Louvin Brother’s.)

They hope you will allow them to “reintroduce” you to classic and new country along with some 50’s & 60’s rock ‘n roll thrown in just for fun! They also do square dances. In sum, The County Line Rebels are well‐seasoned professionals with experience and insight who have only their audience’s enjoyment at heart.

You won’t want to miss this Good Old Country Time!!! $5.00 at the door, food and drink specials all evening!!!

Cuttlebone Releases Music Video Filmed in Sharon Springs

Written By Editor on 3/28/14 | 3/28/14

Sharon Springs, New York - The capital area progressive rock band Cuttlebone has announced the release of their new music video "HELLo" on YouTube. The video was shot before a live audience on March 1st at the Smith & Empire building in Sharon Springs.

The music video, which can be viewed here or below, addresses the "issue of the American surveillance state and our loss privacy," according to an official press release issued by the band Thursday evening. "HELLo" will be released in addition to three other songs as part of an enhanced EP in early April.

"HELLo" is part of a larger multimedia project called "The Dog," which is a commentary on the role of the government in the lives of everyday people. The band, which is seeking support from the public to help them with funding to finish up the first leg of the project, plans on releasing "The Dog" in mid to late 2015. 

You can support Cuttlebone by helping the band reach their goal of raising $2,000 by Wednesday, April 2nd. As of this article's publication, the group has raised slightly less then 25% of funds necessary to keep the low-budget project afloat. 

Nite Train to Rock Caverns Palace Saturday, March 29

Written By Editor on 3/27/14 | 3/27/14

On Saturday, March 29, 2014  from 9 pm to 1 am, Nite Train will be rocking at the Palace.  

“The Nite Train Band with the High Voltage Horns celebrates the release of "Best Man", their rollicking new collection of 10 original tunes that should have the dance floor hopping all night long. Led by the band's Songwriter bassist-vocalist Ken Briggs. Nite Train has been cranking out hot blues sounds since 2003, but they took it to a new level last year. 

The proof is on the rip-snorting disc, which was recorded at Greg "Captain Squeeze" Speck's Stonewall Studios in Rensselaerville.  This is jumping stuff -- the kind of blues that definitely won't give you the blues. Party on!”.  – Greg Haymes, music critic, Albany Times Union.

“We are excited to have Nite Train join the lineup of area bands join the stage at the Caverns Palace,” said Nick Halampalakis “This Saturday night will be an exciting one for sure.

Capital Area Rock Band to Shoot Music Video in Sharon Springs

Written By Editor on 2/27/14 | 2/27/14

Sharon Springs, NY - Cuttlebone, a Capital area rock band, will be filming a live music video taking on the subject of government surveillance. The video shoot, which will take place Saturday, March 1st at the historic Smith and Empire building in Sharon Springs, will be the second for the band. Their first video "Greasejoint" accompanied the release of their freshman album, "Welcome to Joe's."

Cuttlebone performing
The 5 piece progressive band will perform the song "HELLo" during the music video. The song, which was written by front man Berto Benac, describes a man's frustration with the government surveillance state. "HELLo" is a part of a larger project, the aim of which is to question the role of the government in the lives of everyday people. "HELLo" will be released as part of a sampler EP in April. The band plans to release the entire project next year.

The video shoot will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited to attend. The Smith and Empire building is located across from the Roseboro Hotel at 209 Main Street on Route 10, Sharon Springs, New York. 

Caverns Palace to Host Linda Lee and The Fox Creek Bank

Written By Editor on 1/21/14 | 1/21/14

On Sunday, January 26, 2014  from 1 pm to 5 pm, a longtime favorite area band, Linda Lee and The Fox Creek Band will be adding their country flair to the Caverns Palace.
“We are excited to invite Linda Lee and The Fox Creek Band back to the Caverns Palace,” said Nick Halampalakis “This band has been playing together for many years and they have a quite a following. There will be plenty of dancing here on Sunday afternoon, that is for sure.”
Linda Lee and The Fox Creek Band has members that have been playing in bands for over 70 years, so when they say they are a seasoned band, they truly are. The music that they play is Classic Country to get the feet moving, but they also play round an square dance music as well. Offering an opportunity for the young and young at heart to have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. There will be a $7.00 cover charge.
The Caverns Palace is located at 2930 State Route 7, Howes Cave, NY. This newly renovated restaurant is the former Borealis Restaurant that offers a complete menu of light fare as well as a full dinner menu. The outside of the restaurant has been given quite a facelift adding a very definite western flair to the building. While the inside offer quite a feast for the eyes. The restaurant named appropriately The Caverns Palace offers stalacitites hanging from the ceiling, rock walls and many murals for patrons to check out.
Linda Lee and The Fox Creek Band will be playing the last Sunday, January through July from 1 pm to 5 pm. We hope that you will come on out and join in on this country fun!!!

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