JAMES GEDEON

on the same program with

SCOTT MacDONALD


March 17, 2001

JAMES GEDEON

Singer/ Songwriter/Guitarist James Gedeon began developing his craft while growing up in Western New York State in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Upon moving to New York City in 1988, it wasn't long before James began playing regularly in Greenwich Village's burgeoning music scene. Learning all he could from his fellow musicians, James further developed his songwriting style until he eventually had enough material to release his first CD, This is Me in 1995. While he freely admits his influences ("I copped everything I know on guitar from watching James Taylor religiously"), his style is clearly his own.

He is an adult contemporary songwriter in the tradition of James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and David Wilcox who keeps his themes simple and straight to the point!


SCOTT MacDONALD

Not only does famed luthier Scott B. MacDonald build excellent guitars, he is also an avid collector of vintage and antique musical instruments. Scott will be showing off his songwriter chops as well as a dizzying array of, count 'em ... nine, old-time openback banjos and vintage lap steel guitars with rare old tube amps, which were on display during the break. Not only did Scott show off the instruments, he played each with an song that was contemporaneous with the instrument.

The Hard Luck Café concert series is the result of Scott's vision and persistent belief in the high quality of local performers, and it is a tribute to Scott that this series is in its 10th year.

The Folk Music Society of Huntington was proud to present this multi-talented musician in a rare feature performance.