Sunday, August 20, 2017
The Third Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival Heats Up, Ads Little Country Giants
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 Stringband, The Revelers, Jesse Legé, David 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: www.oldtonemusicfestival.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
American Roots Acoustic Music Festival Returns to Cool Whisper Farm - 3RD ANNUAL OLDTONE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL - Hillsdale, NY, September 7-10
3RD ANNUAL OLDTONE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVALAmerican Roots Acoustic Music Festival Returns to Cool Whisper Farm
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival 2017, September 7-10, 2017, Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Rt 21, North Hillsdale, NY, 12529.
“Bringing these bands together for a weekend, musicians who have dedicated their lives to the music that hits us all so deeply, is an honor and a privilege. ” said Producer Matt Downing. Oldtone Productions was the brainchild of Kip Beacco, Matt Downing, and Jim Wright, musician dads who are dedicated to creating a fun, family friendly festival. Producer Jim Wright stated; ““We are aiming to be the picker’s favorite festival in the Northeast. We’ve got another killer lineup this year”.” said Jim Wright. The festival features exciting performances in Old-Time, Bluegrass, Swing Jazz, Country & Folk, with plenty of Contra, Cajun and Square dancing in the Oldtone Dance Tent. Returning to the Oldtone Main Stage, Workshop and Dance Tents include Foghorn Stringband, Jesse Legé, Down Hill Strugglers, Bradford Lee Folk, and Run Mountain. New to the festival are The Revelers, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Karl Shifflet & Big Country Show, Corn Potato, Mona’s Hot 4 w/ Tamar Korn, Cocek! Brass Band, Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Bill & The Belles, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, The Feinberg Brothers. Local favorites include: The Lucky 5, Moonshine Holler, Easy Ridin' Papas , Bear Minimum, Hopalong Andrew, Hilary Hawke & DublHandi, Tara Linhardt and the Oldtone 2016 Band contest winner : Gold Hope Duo
Oldtone Productions’ motto is “Participation is Preservation” highlighting their dedication to the active preservation of the historical American musical oral tradition. History comes to life at festival, where traditional old time music is experienced through dancing, workshops, performances, late night jam sessions, and contests. Adding to the pop up community for the weekend will be farm-to-festival vendors, instrument and clothing vendors, puppet shows and children’s activities. Band and instrument contests are a highlight of the weekend. “You won’t want to miss the chance to kick up your heels to The Oldtone Honky Tonk Revue, a raucous gathering of many of our main stage artists collaborating in the dance tent to create pure old country and honky tonk magic.”; said Kip Beacco. The Oldtone Roots Music Festival is a family friendly festival. Full 4-Day Camping and Day tickets available.
Where? Cool Whisper Farm, Hillsdale, NY (just over the Mass line, where Grey Fox used to be)
When? September 7, 8, 9, 10, 2017
Dance Tent: http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com/dance-tent-1/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OldtoneMusicFestival/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142937202471709