Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Thursday March 26
Jeff Wilkinson & The Shutterdogs - Opener: The Wynotte Sisters
"Earnest Americana with an East Coast Spin" - Michael Eck, Chronogram Magazine
The Shutterdogs maintain a balance between traditional genres - à la Carter Family fiddle and guitar-based songs - and alternative blues rock. Centered on the songwriting of Jeff Wilkinson, their release, “Hill No Passing” expands the template of the band's previous releases, featuring some great Upstate New York guest musicians.
The album was produced by the band’s bassist, Greg Anderson, who doubles as the band’s bassist, and recorded in Beacon, NY.
Jeff Wilkinson: Guitar/Mandolin
Josh Colow: Guitar
Sara Milonovich: Fiddle "Extrordinaire"
Greg Anderson: Multi-instrumentalist
Dan Fisherman: Drums
Modern Americana singer-songwriter Jeff Wilkinson's first album "Pitchin' Pennies" was released in 1984 and received praises at home and abroad. Jeff became involved with the Greenwich Village Fast Folk Music scene at the now legendary Folk City and at the SpeakEasy. He has released four CD's on the Brambus label as well as two on the Vermont based Gadfly Records. Jeff has shared the stage with Jesse Winchester, Pete Seeger, Bill Morrissey, NRBQ, Peter Case, Gillian Welch and Robert Earl Keene.
He has played in Nashville's Bluebird Cafe and New York's Bottom Line and has co-written songs with such notables as Fred Koller and Leroy Preston. Their CD, "Edsel's Retreat", features long-standing band members and guest artists Jeremy Baum (Shemekia Copeland) on Hammond B3 organ, Andy Goessling (Railroad Earth) on dobro and Banjo-Matic and Buddy Conoly (Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul) on accordion and pennywhistle.
Opener: The Wynotte Sisters
An alt-country singer/songwriter and kick-ass fiddler, a bassist/ukulele player who's played everything from Hawaiian swing to noise rock, and a Norwegian power-pop vocalist, all coming together to play, harmonize, drink wine, and eat licorice? Well… Wynotte?
Sara Milonovich, Daria Grace, and Vibeke Saugestad are The Wynotte Sisters. They met through the fertile Hudson Valley music scene, where they all now live, and soon discovered a mutual love for three-part harmonies, wine and cheese, and exotic licorice. All three girls possess very distinct voices, yet they compliment each other perfectly.
The Wynotte Sisters play original material as well as genre-crossing covers from off the beaten track - from vintage Andrews Sisters to Steve Earle to Pink.