Gilles Malkine & Martin Swinger

TICKET INFO

Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Center on the day of the performance. Prices are $8 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $12 for Non Members. There are no advance tickets for this event.

Gilles Malkine

Gilles Malkine of Ulster County in New York’s Catskill Mountains is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, an actor, composer and a songwriter, whose career has taken him from playing guitar with Tim Hardin at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 to performing at Carnegie Hall and on Broadway, Gilles Malkine
where he was part of The Dixie Dewdrop, a two-man musical portrait of country music’s Uncle Dave Macon. Along the way, he has collaborated and recorded with the likes of Hardin, John Sebastian and Artie Traum, and he shared the stage with performers ranging from Jacques Brel. Jesse Colin Young and John Cougar Mellencamp to David Amram, Kinky Friedman, Levon Helm and Peter Schickele.

Malkine plays guitar, violin and percussion, and has written numerous instrumental pieces for guitar and strings, as well as many songs and musical scores. His compositions take varying styles, including ragtime, classical, and South American, and his verse has been published in Sing Out! Magazine. His latest CD, a self-produced solo effort entitled TimeDog, was released in 2012 and features both songs and instrumentals.

For more information, visit www.gillesmalkine.com.

Martin Swinger

Martin Swinger is a Maine-based singer-songwriter with a fluid tenor voice, an engaging stage presence and an out-front social conscience. Originally from Georgia, he began singing and playing several instruments as a child. He counts Paul Simon and Harry Nilsson Martin Swinger
among his early musical influences. Swinger’s songwriting career began in college and took root in his twenties when his song, “Look Who’s Crying Now,” won a Certificate of Merit from the American Song Festival. Moves to Kentucky and Virginia and stints in several regional bands allowed him to hone his skill in writing powerful story songs that lyrically and melodically illustrate the variety of human emotions.

Along the way, Martin Swinger has recorded five CDs, including his most-recent release entitled Moon (2011). He’s been a repeat performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where he was honored as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 1997, and has also performed at the Boston Folk Festival. Last year, he won the Performing Songwriter Competition sponsored by The Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Mansfield, MA. With his engaging personal style, and accompanying himself on guitar, Swinger delivers songs that are humorous, outrageous, intimate and universal, running the gamut of topics from autism to oysters, Betty Boop and Buddha.

For more information, visit www.martinswinger.com.

Location: Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room

The Hard Luck Café concerts are held on the third Thursday of the month in the Sky Room at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue Huntington, NY 11743. Click here to launch google maps and get directions to the venue.