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May 18, 2002 — 8:00pm


arry and Bill play old time music their own way. Both sing, Larry plays guitar, accordion, concertina and piano; Bill plays fiddle and mandolin (a new one that Larry bought a week ago). Their distinctive arrangements of traditional and original tunes sparkle with creativity, spontaneity, and lots of audience involvement. In addition to concerts they often play for contradances as Grumblin' Rustic joined by fiddler Steve Uh, where their driving rhythm and jazzy improvisations get the dancers whooping.

arry has been playing concerts and dances on Long Island for over twenty years. He performs solo and with the bands Dance All Night and Paddy Doyle's Boots and leads the LITMA Contradance Orchestra. In addition to performing, he has become expert in recording, sound work and teaching, and has now begun doing these music related activities full time in his studio.

ill, a professional violinist and teacher, plays nearly all styles of music. He brings a unique energy and creativity to old time music. He has become passionate about Bluegrass and is transferring his fiddle skill to mandolin. His rock band, Frogg Café, is making a name for itself in clubs on Long Island and in NYC.


ail Storm came to our stage tonight from an earlier gig, and she was hot. She stormed onto the keyboard and warmed up the joint..

inger/pianist Gail Storm is a seasoned performer who's roots can be traced to jazz greats Bessy Smith, Louis Jordan and Oscar Peterson. Her style is warm and inviting; she encourages her audience to sing along or dance as the spirit moves them. Gail is a thoroughly honest performer; she can breathe new life into classic women's blues and old jazz numbers. .

he has been a featured performer for women's history month and has been on the staff of the Augusta Heritage Center Music Camp in West Virginia. Gail is a native southerner, but she has chosen to move to Huntington because of its thriving music scene. You may have seen Gail perform with her new band in recent months, exploring new musical avenues.

ail is an engaging and memorable performer and the Hard Luck Café is proud to showcase her talents once again.

Our open mike tonight featured performances by Cathy Kreger, Joshua, Little Stream, Mark Yodice, Linda Sussman, Ramona, Jimmy, Little Toby Walker (the First Prize winner in Memphis as a Solo Acoustic performer at the 2002 International Blues Challenge), Sun and Moon, James O'Malley, and Scott MacDonald.

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