Friday, October 13, 2017

notloB Music Alumnae Album Release Tirfecta

Congrats Laura, Mike, and Molly, we knew you when!

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards - California Calling
October 6
“... using traditional forms to subvert the tradition.” —No Depression
Mike Barnett - Portrait in Fiddles
October 13
With: Mike Bub, Michael Daves, Stuart Duncan, Casey Campbell, Chris Eldridge, Grant Gordy, David Grier, David Grisman, Sam Grisman, Alex Hargreaves, Bobby Hicks, Ethan Jodziewicz, Dominick Leslie, Rob McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Tim Mensy, Tim O’Brien, Jeff Picker, Noam Pikelny, Buddy Spicher, Bryan Sutton, Tony Trischka
Molly Tuttle - Rise
October 13
“Her songs, singing and solos, much like her demeanor, tend to have an inward-looking elegance to them; they’re the outward expressions of a searching mind and a longtime dedication to cultivating her craft.” —Jewly Hight, NPR

Order yours now.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

notloB Music presents Shawna Caspi in an intimate house concert in Harvard, 9/27

notloB Music has been on hiatus since April, but we're back to present Shawna Caspi from Ontario.

"Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth-teller, performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. A mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth-teller, she has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour.”

“Shawna Caspi has the rare gift of presence, a warm presence that immediately invites audience engagement, from the first strum of her skilled guitar playing to the last exquisite note she sings. Shawna’s lyrics show, her music and delivery tell; her songs are beautiful stories that stay with listeners long after the CD is spun, long after the gig is over.”
– Andy Frank, Toronto, ON, Founding Partner, Roots Music Canada

Where: A private residence in Harvard, MA. Address will be given when reservation is made.
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm
Bring: A dessert to share and BYOB.
Suggested Donation: $15-20
Reservations / address:
More Info: 978-226-8862
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Artist’s Website:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Third Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival Heats Up, Adds Little Country Giants

The Third Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival Heats Up, Ads Little Country Giants

Hillsdale, NY, August 20, 2017 
Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Rt 21, North Hillsdale, NY, 12529.

Increasing the anticipation locally and in the American Roots Music community, Oldtone Productions added Little Country Giants to the line up. Delivering pure, simple, and timeless rustic songs touching on country, bluegrass, and rural blues, husband-and-wife duo Cameron Federal and Russell Cook produce artful work on par with the finest of the expansive genre. This last minute booking rounds out an already-busting-at-the-seams smorgasbord of the best in traditional musicians gathering for the festival.

Producer Kip Beacco stated; “It’s hard to imagine it can get much better, short of bringing back some of our Roots heroes who have long since passed on. We keep getting lucky -- we were able to secure Little Country Giants at the last minute.” 

“Participation is preservation” is the motto of Oldtone Productions. This event is a full participatory festival with performances, workshops, informal jam sessions and all-ages entertainment on the main stage, workshop and dance stages, and throughout the campground. Participants and artists are dedicated to playing Old-time music in the Old-time way. The artists perform old and new songs which reflect the timeless themes of love, loss, family, and adventure, with an underlying sound that is pure and organic, like it was in the days gone by. 

"Kip, Matt, and Jim have a really clear vision of the experience they want to create and a deep passion for this music." states producer Beth Carlson.

The lineup this year starts with nationally known bands Foghorn StringbandThe RevelersJesse LegéDavid Davis and the Warrior River Boys and  Karl Shifflet and Big Country Show, and many regional and local bands. Down County Social Club, Country Life Real Estate, Catskill Tents, Ghent Wood Products, CMH Rapid Care-Copake, and Harney Tea have all sponsored bands, with St. James Place sponsoring the up-and-coming popular regional band Bill and the Belles who played Dewey Hall and Naumkeag at Night on their recent Northeast tour. 

The music and dance at the festival includes Old-Time, Bluegrass, Cajun, Swing Jazz, and Folk, all robustly informed by their traditional origins. Local vendors and locally sourced food is a highlight of the festival experience. 

Day tickets and camping passes are available at:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

See you at the Hoot?

Come reconnect with your community and enjoy beautiful music! Aug 25–27, 2017

The 5th Annual Summer Hoot
Just one week away!
August 25, 26, and 27 at The Ashokan Center

Come reconnect with your community and enjoy beautiful music! Now five years running, the Hoot builds community and connects generations through a shared love for music and nature.

Attend for a few hours or the whole weekend! On-site lodging and camping can be reserved. Local food, beer, and wine will be available. Advanced weekend and day passes guarantee entry and parking!

Weekend pass: $75 • Day pass: $25–$45
VIP Pewter Posse pass: $200+

Buy tickets now!
"Pay-what-you-want" tickets will be available at the gate while space allows.
Volunteers get free weekend passes!

Support your Hoot!

Experience the Hoot:

Come to the 2017 Summer Hoot!

Performers include:

The Mammals (featuring Mike + Ruthy) • Arm of the Sea Theater performing Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil • Geoff Muldaur • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason • The Sweetback Sisters • Rhett Miller • Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers • Sarah Lee Guthrie with the Hoping Machine singers • Dan Bern • Heather Maloney • The Revelers • Hamell on Trial • The Down Hill Strugglers & John Cohen • Billy Wylder • Upstate Rubdown • Lily & Duncan • Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine • The Bunkhouse Boys • Joan Henry • Chas Justus • Caller Megan Downes

    Plus a range of family-friendly activities:

    Local craft and food vendors // Arts and crafts with FiberFlame // Morning gong baths with Love Waves // Hiking, canoeing, other nature activities // Blacksmithing // A kids’ parade, other kids’ activities // Intimate concerts in the Pewter Shop // Workshops: Band in a Box, Songs for Social Change, flatfooting, fiddle & banjo // Empowering environmental workshops led by Earth Guardians’ Aidan Ferris // And late-night revelry: jam sessions, sing-a-longs, & a square dance!
    The Summer Hoot is excited to partner with Whova, an event app! Whova allows you to see the whole weekend schedule, build your own itinerary based on the performances, activities, and workshops you don't want to miss, get notifications of last-minute changes, connect with other Hootsters, and more.
    Find Whova on the App Store
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    Jay & Ruthy show off the raffle prizes!
    A $5 raffle ticket could win you your choice of a beautiful violin, bow, and case from sponsor SHAR Music, or free enrollment in an Ashokan Music & Dance Camp in 2018! You don't need to be at the Hoot to win (though we hope you will be)—winner will be chosen on Monday, August 28 at notified via email or phone.
    Enter the raffle

    Lodging options:

    Bunks are available in the Women’s, Men’s, and Co-Ed Longhouse rooms for $50 per person. Bed with pillow provided—BYO bedding, towel, and toiletries.
    Camping passes are available for both “quiet” and “music-all-night” areas for $50 per vehicle. No RV hookups are available. Private fires and dogs are prohibited.
    All lodging prices are for two nights (Friday & Saturday) and include breakfast both mornings (Saturday & Sunday).
    Lodging details
    More Hoot questions?
    Visit the Hoot website
    Or email!
    Thanks to our sponsors:
    Ashokan Music & Dance Camps Alumni
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