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The second annual
Huntington Folk Festival
SATURDAY
August 11, 2007



2nd Annual HUNTINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL AUDIENCE
The excellent weather attracted this large crowd early on for the afternoon song swaps

— All evening — FREE — open to all —

Our second annual SUMMER Festival, the Huntington Folk Festival in Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY


Performances on the Chapin Rainbow Stage

Featured performer:   STEVE FORBERT

Opening Act:   BEAUCOUP BLUE


Preceded by three one-hour on-stage song swaps starting at 5:00pm — details below



The Huntington Folk Festival is produced by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY OF HUNTINGTON     HAC Summer Festival

The Huntington Folk Festival was produced by the Folk Music Society of Huntington,
as part of the 42nd Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival that is presented by the Town of Huntington
and produced by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. www.huntingtonarts.org




EVENING
SHOWCASE SONG SWAPS
There were three one-hour Mainstage Showcases starting at 5:00pm



5:00pm — Long Island Acoustic Artists
Emcee: Karen Finkenberg, FMSH co-chair of the Huntington Folk Festival

LONG ISLAND ACOUSTIC ARTISTS: Steve Robinson, Glen Roethel, Denise Romas, Bruce MacDonald, Ken Korb

  • Steve Robinson
    LI-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist, whose repertoire is a mix of roadhouse blues, traditional folk, melodic originals and covers. Steve just won the vote to represent the Long Island Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge down in Memphis in January of 2008.
    www.stellarob.com
    STEVE ROBINSON
  • Glen Roethel
    New York singer-songwriter guitarist with a penchant for positive and intentional songwriting, whose heartfelt songs aim to help rekindle the spirit
    www.glenroethel.com
    GLEN ROETHEL
  • Denise Romas
    a beautiful voice & guitar accompaniment bring a special sound to well-known songs and her own well-written and often poignant originals
    www.ahealingangel.com
    DENISE ROMAS
  • Bruce MacDonald & Ken "The Rocket" Korb
    Ken, a blues harpist, and Bruce, a ragtime fingerstyle guitarist, represented LI earlier this year at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis
    BRUCE MacDONALDKEN KORB
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    6:00pm — Talents from the Boroughs and Beyond
    Emcee: Richard Cuccaro,
    RICHARD CUCCARO Editor-Publisher of AcousticLive! in New York City & Beyond

    LONG ISLAND ACOUSTIC ARTISTS: Greg Klyma, Anthony da Costa, Lara Herscovitch, Meg Braun, Robert Meador, Paul Sachs

  • Anthony da Costa
    16-year-old singer-songwriter from Pleasantville, N.Y., who was a winner in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition this year. Anthony was accompanied by Greg Klyma on the mandolin.
    www.anthonydacosta.com   myspace.com/anthonydacosta
    ANTHONY DA COSTAGREG KLYMA
  • Lara Herscovitch
    Connecticut-based singer-songwriter and 2006 finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, whose music blends folk, pop and world styles
    www.laraherscovitch.com
    LARA HERSCOVITCH
  • Meg Braun
    Ohio-bred and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, whose songs draw on universally appealing, yet deeply personal, tales of love, loss, transformation and joy
    www.megbraun.com   myspace.com/megbraun
    MEG BRAUN
  • Paul Sachs
    Manhattan-based singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist. Paul was accompanied on mandolin by Robert Meador.
    www.paulsachs.com   myspace.com/paulsachs
    PAUL SACHSROBERT MEADOR




    7:00pm — Emerging and Experienced Artists
    Emcee: Michael Kornfeld,
    MICHAEL KORNFELD Editor-Publisher of AcousticMusicScene.com

    HUNTINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL 2007 - EMERGING & EXPERIENCED ARTISTS: PHIL MINISSALE, JAMES O'MALLEY, DANIELLE MIRAGLIA with TOM BIANCHI

  • Phil Minissale - "The Long Island Blues Boy"
    has been impressing people locally with his fingerstyle guitar playing
    myspace.com/philminissalemusic
    PHIL MINISSALE
  • James O'Malley
    gifted and gentle-voiced Long Island-based singer-songwriter and two-time finalist in the Plowshares Songwriting Contest
    www.jamesomalley.com
    JAMES O'MALLEY
  • Danielle Miraglia   - with Tom Bianchi on bass
    she is a soulful and raspy-voiced Boston area singer-songwriter and delta blues-influenced guitarist
    www.daniellem.com   myspace.com/daniellemiraglia
    Tom: 24hourtom.com   myspace.com/tombianchi
    DANIELLE MIRAGLIA TOM BIANCHI
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    Break from 8:00pm thru 8:30pm — picnic supper time

    8:30pm — Featured performers: — Opening act: BEAUCOUP BLUE

      followed by headliner STEVE FORBERT


    8:30pm Introducing the opening headliners

    IRA PERLMANCHARLIE BACKFISH

      Ira Perlman, President of the Folk Music Society of Huntington, and
    Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street program on WUSB-FM


    BEAUCOUP BLUE
    Father-son roots and blues duo

    BEAUCOUP BLUE on the CHAPIN RAINBOW STAGE at the HUNTINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL, August 11, 2007

    BEAUCOUP BLUE Father-son team David and Adrian Mowry comprise the Philadelphia-based roots revivalist band Beaucoup Blue that features a mix of blues/roots originals by both Mowrys as well as choice covers. Young Adrian plays six- and 12-string guitar, long-experienced blues master David handles six-string, slide and dobro guitar, and both men share vocal and song-writing duties.

    Beaucoup Blue has a heavy blues influence, but also draws on country, folk, jazz and rock for their creative acoustic blues based folk music. Their voices work superbly together with something to say from the bottom of their hearts.

    This duo has been challenging audiences with their blend of new and experienced talents, and their performance here on this exciting evening will not disappoint ... their rousing blues and subtle ballads covers a wide range of roots music which will bring our audience to cheer ... 

    ... this was an exciting opportunity to see these multigenerational emerging artists and what this balance has to offer. Our audience roared their approval of their seriously pleasing blues presented in their rousing dynamic style and/or their alternate mellow style



    Praises for their performances:

    • "Their singing is tough and controlled and their guitar work is crisp and mournful."
        Tune-UP Magazine

    • "Covers and reworkings mix nicely with own compositions ... outstanding ... genuine craftsmanship."
        Bobtje Blues

    • "David's tenor is big and warm and Adrian's falsetto is sweet and soulful.."
        Richard Cuccaro - AcousticLine in NYC
    BEAUCOUP BLUE







    Link to their web site:  


        Link to their music clips:  











    Our evening's headliner —

    Steve Forbert
    Folk-rock singer-songwriter

    STEVE FORBERT In the past quarter-century, this Mississippi-bred, Nashville-based singer/songwriter has built a deeply personal body of work that's won him a reputation for clear-eyed insight and plainspoken eloquence. In the process, he's evolved from the wide-eyed young troubadour of his early classics Alive On Arrival and Jackrabbit Slim to the mature, bittersweet outlook of his more recent work, which surveys darker territory with hard-won empathy and deeply-ingrained rock 'n' roll soul. Those qualities are prominent on Just Like There's Nothin' to It, the follow-up to Forbert's Grammy-nominated Jimmie Rodgers tribute album Any Old Time and his first new album of original material in four years.

    As a restless 21-year-old, Steve Forbert quit his truck-driving job in his native Meridian, Mississippi and headed for Manhattan with little more than his acoustic guitar. There, he busked for spare change at Grand Central Station, performed at Folk City and opened for the likes of Talking Heads and John Cale at CBGB, building sufficient local notoriety to win a deal with the CBS-distributed Nemperor label. Released at the height of the new wave explosion, Forbert's 1978 debut Alive On Arrival mixed spare acoustic introspection with scrappy rock 'n' roll and became one of the year's most acclaimed albums.

    STEVE FORBERT: Jackrabbit Slim Steve expanded his audience substantially with 1979's Jackrabbit Slim, whose winsomely romantic Romeo's Tune became a Top 20 single. Critics hailed him at the time as The new Bob Dylan because of a similar vocal timbre and thoughtful songwriting. The front cover of his second album encourages such comparisons with its simplicity: a black and white photo of Steve Forbert playing a well-worn Martin acoustic guitar with a capo on it, his shirt tinted green. The record was recorded in Nashville and produced by John Simon who had worked with The Band.

    STEVE FORBERT After two more LPs, Forbert ran afoul of record-company politics, resulting in a long and frustrating legal battle that kept him from releasing new music for the better part of six years. Live recordings from this period later surfaced in 1997 as Here's Your Pizza, which showcased the rambunctious onstage energy of Forbert and his longtime band the Rough Squirrels. Once he was finally free to release new music, Forbert's albums introduced a very different artist than the optimistic young folk-rocker of his early albums. The urgency of his new lyrics, and the rootsy, tightly-wound music that accompanied them, portrayed a grown-up struggling to hang onto his idealism in the face of adult disappointments. Forbert's trademark vocal rasp, once full of boyish innocence, now carried a pensive edge that was well-suited to the pointed insights of his new compositions. Steve continued to create compelling, emotionally complex music with 1995's Mission of the Crossroad Palms and 1996's Rocking Horse Head.

    In 2002 came Any Old Time, a heartfelt collection of songs by fellow Meridian native Jimmie Rodgers that Forbert invested with the same resonance that he brings to his own compositions. STEVE FORBERT: Strange Names and New SensationsThis century also saw the release of archival collections consisting of previously unreleased material from the first five years of Forbert's recording career. 2004's Just Like There's Nothin' to It carries a soulful, organic vibe that belies its unconventional birth cycle, which began with an experimental studio collaboration, and produced another personally-charged gem in Steve Forbert's remarkable catalogue. His newest CD Strange Names and New Sensations will be released soon.

    "At this point in my life," Steve contemplates, "I'm, to say the least, not writing for a teenage pop audience. I think you have to be a little older and have certain experiences under your belt for these songs to really make sense."


    STEVE FORBERT




      Link to Steve Forbert's web site:



    If you are a member of the Folk Music Society of Huntington ...

    ANTHONY DA COSTA & PHIL MINISSALE - FMSH PARTYGREG KLYMA & TOM BIANCHI - FMSH PARTY

      you might have joined in at the usual after-concert party, joining with the performers in music and refreshments

    ESTELLE HENRICH & AL BOCCHIO - FMSH PARTY

    TOM BIANCHI & DANIELLE MIRAGLIA - FMSH PARTY

    STEVE BRAUCH - FMSH PARTY