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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.

Concert Summary

2/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cliff Eberhardt and special guest Louise Mosrie
2/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Jon Shain & Jessy Tomsko
3/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Joe Crookston
3/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Cosy Sheridan
4/1/17 – First Saturday Concert – James Keelaghan
4/20/17 – Hard Luck Café – Ladybird + The End of America
5/6/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
5/18/17 – Hard Luck Café – The Young Novelists + The Levins
6/3/17 – First Saturday Concert – Ellis Paul
6/15/17 – Hard Luck Café – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, February 4th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington

    — Cliff Eberhardt —

    Cliff Eberhardt has been a fixture on the acoustic singer-songwriter scene for several decades. Part of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine community of artists in New York City during the 1980s, he recorded for Windham Hill in the 1990s and later for Shanachie and Red House Records. He also was heard on popular commercial jingles for Coke and Chevrolet. Hailed as “One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit” (Seattle Post Intelligencer), Eberhardt also has had his songs covered by such notable artists as Shawn Colvin, Cry Cry Cry, the late Richie Havens (with whom he performed and sang the title cut on his Windham Hill debut, The Long Road), and Buffy Sainte Marie. In 2013, he received a Helen Hayes Award for sound design in recognition of his original music and performance the previous year in The Taming of the Shrew at Washington, DC’s Folger Theater. He’s also recorded an album entitled Shrew Songs.

    — Louise Mosrie —

    Louise Mosrie is an expressive and soulful southern folk-Americana singer-songwriter whose thoughtful, refined compositions are highlighted by her warm, crystalline voice. Although not too keen about the slow, sleepy ways of doing things in the small rural town in which she grew up, the melodies and imagery that emerged in her writing comes straight from the culture she once dismissed. Rich Warren of Chicago’s WFMT-FM describes Mosrie as “William Faulkner with a guitar.” Louise has been a winner in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition and a “Falcon Ridge Most Wanted to Return” artist. Her latest release, 2014’s Lay It Down, was arranged and produced by Eberhardt.
  • Sun, February 5th, 2017, 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 a month at the South Huntington Public Library (145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station), the Folk Jams are completely acoustic, unplugged...
  • Thu, February 16th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room

    — Jon Shain —

    Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style -- combining improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. His newest disc, a duet album with Joe Newberry entitled Crow the Dawn, was released in January 2016. Shain grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts and resides in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to recording and performing, Shain – whose work touches on the trials and tribulations of regular people, as well as themes of social justice – teaches Piedmont blues guitar and leads songwriting workshops. (jonshain.com)

    — Jessy Tomsko —

    Jessy Tomsko is a NYC-based singer-songwriter who originally hails from Philadelphia. Known for her catchy yet genuine and confessional style, Tomsko is a versatile vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and composer. Although writing and performing primarily in the ever-expanding “folk” genre, she first began experimenting with songwriting while attending a conservatory and earning a music degree in classical voice performance. Her roots in classical music and musical theater provided Tomsko with a solid musical foundation and inspired her along the way to finding her own voice. Tomsko has independently released several EPs and albums and is working on a new one, Wild and Good. (jessytomskomsusic.com)
  • Sat, March 4th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Joe Crookston an Ohio native now residing in Ithaca, NY, has been developing a reputation as an energetic, charismatic and thoroughly engaging live performer. He was among the artists voted "Most Wanted to Return" during the 2007 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate New York and wowed attendees in 2008 with a mix of his own lyrically compelling, narrative-style songs and choice covers (including a solo acoustic version of Supertramp's "The Logical Song") -- much as he did during the Falcon Ridge Preview Tour''s concert in Centerport earlier that year. A serious craftsman, Crookston has heeded his father's advice to work with his hands (and heart) in metal and wood. His latest album, Darkling and The BlueBird Jubilee has received critical acclaim. His previous release, Able Baker Charlie & Dog, a collection of songs inspired by stories ordinary New Yorkers from the Finger Lakes region related to him during his year-long travels under a songwriting grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, reached the top of the folk/acoustic radio charts and was recognized as Album of the Year during the 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. His prior release, Fall Down As The Rain, was a Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 DIY independent recording. Joe Crookston also has been a finalist in several prestigious national songwriting contests. Come and enjoy Joe as he stands on stage holding his Martin OM 28, stompin his foot, singing songs about ruby red dresses, drunk roosters, ex-slaves, window washers, Polish Immigrants, Tinian Island, rutabagas and the cycles of life & death -- songs about the thread that runs through us all. For more information on Joe, click here to visit his website.
  • Sun, March 12th, 2017, 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 a month at the South Huntington Public Library (145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station), the Folk Jams are completely acoustic, unplugged...
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