The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents
Remember This Great Evening

Saturday, May 15, 2010



To celebrate the Spring season, our favorite legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter, Bob Westcott, brought his annual revue of talented performers this May for a second year. He treated us with a couple of well roasted chestnuts, and then presented his showcase of three of the most talented and exciting performers and groups in the Huntington area. !!!

This years' lineup featured:

JOSH JOFFENJOSH JOFFEN — Twice a winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's legendary "New Songs" songwriter competition, Josh Joffen's rich vocals are the perfect complement to his virtuoso songwriting. This eloquent and powerful performer can craft deeply profound poetry or playful odes to a Caribbean vacation without missing a beat. With a dozen appearances to his credit, Josh was one of the fabled "Fast Folk" magazine's most often recorded artists. Josh has a new CD on the way! For music and more, visit

MARIA FAIRCHILDMARIA FAIRCHILD — Simply calling Maria Fairchild an old-timey banjo picker is akin to saying Mark O'Connor is just a fiddler. One of the most evocative performers of clawhammer (drop-thumb) banjo in the modern age, Maria brings subtle sophistication to this ancient technique. In her capable hands, her instrument's voice is rich and mellow, a far cry from the twangy plunk usually associated with old-timey banjo. Add vocals that are clear, warm and pure, and the result is outstanding. Like many other roots musicians, Maria embraces the heart and soul of the Appalachian Mountains and the Celtic Isles. Unlike many other roots musicians, she embraces rock melodies and precise harmonies with equal gusto, giving her instrument a welcome place in the 21st Century. Her new CD Celebration is truly something to celebrate. For music and more, visit

PATRICIA SHIH & STEVEN FRICKERPATRICIA SHIH & STEVEN FRICKER — Widely recognized for her award-winning children's music, multi-instrumentalist Patricia Shih occasionally joins forces with her husband, bassist Stephen Fricker, in a thoughtful celebration of modern life. The words are tender and sparkling, and full of humor, depth and emotion, and the music showcases the many flavors of folk. For music and more, visit Pat's website:

This evening was a thunderous treat and gave all a merry beginning to the Spring season!

If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...