The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents
Remember This Great Evening

Saturday, October 16, 2010


on the same program with


Bridgehampton Velveteen


Here's the current band ... Andrew Carillo: guitar, dobro and mandolin, Mick Hargreaves: bass, harmony and duet vocals, Gary Olayer: fiddle, and Robin Gould: percussion.

Also sitting in sometimes ... Pete Kennedy: guitar, sitar, vocalss, Barbara Lamb: fiddle, Gene Casey: guitar and vocals, and Joe Selly: guitar.

CAROLINE DOCTOROWOn her new CD ANOTHER COUNTRY singer songwriter Caroline Doctorow showcases her "velveteen voice" while singing the extrodinary songs of 1960's folk icons Mimi and Richard Farina. Expertly produced by the highly sought after multi-instrumentalist PETE KENNEDY, this recording boasts several stellar guest artists including NANCI GRIFFITH, JOHN SEBASTIAN, MAURA KENNEDY, HAPPY TRAUM and ERIC WEISSBERG. Electric sitar, dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, and swampy sounding guitars provide a lush and driving backdrop for Doctorow's wondrous voice as it wraps around Farina's dark lyrics. Lyrics which are somehow still on the cutting edge of today in their unflinching, even ruthless examination of relationships between lovers, nations and cultures. Another Country is the first full audio retrospective of Richard Farina's long neglected catalog.

Through seven albums that seamlessly mix originals and covers, Doctorow has become a favorite of folk and college DJ's across the country. Her voice has been called “wondrous, velveteen, and one of those pure clear voices that is captivating no matter what she sings”. Caroline cites her main influence to be the folk singers and songwriters of the 1960's.

Praises by others for her performances:

  • "... a stirring vocal that recalls Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, and Judy Collins, she takes the Farinas' timeless tunes and delivers them with a grace and eloquence that's pure and profound"
        — Lee Zimmerman - Subterranean Finds, New Times

  • "Hidden jewel. The voice and the music of Caroline Doctorow are as a shower"
        — George Backer - Radio Beverwijk, The Netherlands

  • "... stunning vocal performances and incredible chops"
        — Barnes Newberry - WUMB, Boston

Link to Caroline on YouTube:   Video: Someday Never Comes    

Listen to her music on MySpace  

or visit her web site:  



Americana Singer-Songwriter


There appears to be a resurgence of sorts of the modern troubadour. the male singer/songwriter armed with only an acoustic guitar and the stories he weaves always teetering on the precipice between emotional authenticity and cloying sentimentality. The balance becomes even more precarious when you have pop leanings as the term “pop” has been severed from it’s root “popular” into something fleeting and vapid.

Combining equal parts folk, rock and Americana, NYC singer/songwriter Joe Whyte's songs have been described as "alt-country pearls that shimmer with simplicity and effectiveness” and "beautifully crafted, melancholic Americana."

JOE WHYTEDubbed “The King of NYC Americana” by music blog Twangnation, Joe released a new EP, WHEN THE DAY BREAKS, earlier this year. It is a stripped-down, acoustic-based follow-up to 2007’s critically-acclaimed full-band album Devil in the Details. 'Day Breaks' is a slice of pop-Americana that straddles territory settled in the 70’s by pioneers like Gordon Lightfoot and Stephen Stills and currently being reshaped by the likes of the Avett Brothers, Darrell Scott and Brice Robinson..

The past year has seen Joe invited to Nashville to play 2 shows during the CMA Festival, including one on the plaza of the historic Ryman Auditorium on the WSM Radio stage, home of the Grand Ole Opry. He also opened for the legendary Rosanne Cash at a sold-out Infinity Hall in Connecticut. Over the years, Joe has performed throughout the US, UK and Ireland with artists such as Steve Forbert, Josh Ritter, Slaid Cleaves, Son Volt, Glen Hansard, and The Duhks to name a few.

Blending a pop songwriters instinct for precision and hook with the warmth and authenticity in storytelling that are the trademarks of folk and country, Whyte gives the folk Americana genre beauty and depth.

Praises by others for his performances:

  • "His tracks are polished compositions that can appeal to the masses without abandoning his roots/Americana fans."
        — Bryon, Hero Hill Blog

  • "... his beautiful, passionate and expressive voice soars with great expression. "
        — Freddy Celis,

  • "I want to hear more ... a little reminiscent of Ryan Adams, which is pretty stratospheric company."
        — Ray Randall, Americana Roots podcast

Listen to his music on MySpace  

or visit his web site:  

  Opening tonight were our featured open mike performers:

Our open mike tonight featured performances by:

  • Charles Bell
  • John Taylor
  • Walt Sargent
  • Joe Potter
  • Kate Lamberg
  • Claude Margouleff
  • ...and Stuart Markus

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