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You are visiting the online home of Long Island, New York’s leading all-volunteer, nonprofit presenter of folk and acoustic concerts. The Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series (most concerts are preceded by open mics), a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Information about these and other events, along with an extensive links section highlighting our members and Acoustic Allies, can be found elsewhere on this website.

2020 Concert Summary

3/7/20 – First Saturday Concert – Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry
3/19/20 – Hard Luck Café – Robinson Treacher + Cassidy Catanzaro
4/4/20 – First Saturday Concert – Eric Schwartz
4/16/20 – Hard Luck Café – All Keyed Up: Kala Farnham + Rachael Sage
5/2/20 – First Saturday Concert – Ronny Cox with Radoslav Lorkovic & Ansel Barnum
5/21/20 – Hard Luck Café – The Promise is Hope
6/6/20 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
6/18/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
9/17/20 – Hard Luck Café – Claudia Gibson + Jordi Baizan

For additional Folk Concerts in Nassau, Suffolk, NYC & Beyond… Click the “Links” button on the Main Menu.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, March 7th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Called "a musician and singer of dazzling versatility" (No Depression), and "one of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom" (The Boston Globe), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists.

    Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation's top folk festivals -- including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge -- and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 most-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter.

    Grammer’s 11th release, Low Tide, is the first of her albums to showcase her original songs. Low Tide was among the ten most-played albums on folk radio in 2018 and also was voted a Top 10 Album of the Year by Fish Records UK.

    Photo of Tracy Grammer by Craig Harris
  • Sun, March 8th, 2020, 1:00pm
    at South Huntington Public Library
    The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Folk Jam/Song Circle/Sing-Along affords musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their performance skills. Extending from 1-4 p.m. one Sunday each month at the South Huntington Public Library (145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station), the Folk Jams are completely acoustic, unplugged events attended primarily by amateur musicians and those who love to sing. Visitors who just want to listen are also welcome. Song selections range across the broad folk milieu, but are often taken from the "Rise Up Singing" or the new “Rise Again” songbooks. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their voices, acoustic instruments, and a snack/non-alcoholic beverage to share.

    The library staff has asked us to stress that amplifiers are NOT permitted at these jams.

    Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s website at www.fmsh.org for information about our Thursday night and Saturday night concerts. We would love to see you at these concerts.
  • Thu, March 19th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Robinson Treacher is an engaging, high-energy performing songwriter with a powerful voice and unique guitar stylings. Passionate, gritty and soulful, he has drawn comparisons to David Gray, Richie Havens and Van Morrison. “Like a tent revival shouter rooted in gospel and blues – a mix of silk and gravel – the sound is coming from a core somewhere deep,” wrote Richard Cuccaro in a Jan. 2015 Acoustic Live! in New York City cover story entitled Robinson Treacher - Soul Conjurer. br>
    Not one to be pigeonholed into one particular genre, he takes fibers from many -- from the bluesy soul of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke to the weathered back- country of The Band and Hank Williams -- and weaves them into his own distinct musical tapestry. br>
    Robinson has performed at venues throughout the New York metro area and across the country, including an appearance at the 2015 Huntington Folk Festival. His first album, "Porches", was released in 2013, and his most recent EP "Born" is available now.. br>
    Cassidy Catanzaro sold over a million records as the lead singer and creative engine of the Lava/Atlantic group Antigone Rising during their most successful years, (2000-2008). She has toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allmans and has appeared on the Tonight Show, A&E's Breakfast With The Arts and on VH1 as a commentator on the popular "I Love..." Series in multiple episodes. Her endorsements, print and TV ads include, The Gap, Seven Jeans, Mustang Automobiles, Motorola and Sure Microphones. She was voted by ESPN as "One To Watch" along with other notable up and coming celebrities.

    As a songwriter, legendary Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin has requested Cassidy's songs for placement with his mega-star clients. Her composition “For You” was recently featured on the Demi Lovato Confident album. She has composed songs for Shinedown and Dorothy guitarist Nick Perry's solo projects, Mount Holly and Underground Thieves, as well as enjoyed song placements in film and television.

    A graduate of UCB for Improvisational Comedy, her acting credits include stage, film and television. Most recently Cassidy can be seen performing with Symphony Orchestras across North America in the show, Women Rock. Her latest solo album, All Good Things is due out in early 2020. She plans to support the album with a national tour bringing her dynamic performances and powerful voice back to the fans that launched her career.

    For decades, Cassidy has used her voice as an advocate of human rights and environmental issues, and is a certified Yogi!
  • Sat, April 4th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details.
  • Thu, April 16th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.