REMEMBER THIS GREAT EVENING


January 2, 2010

ANNUAL

MEMBERS SHOWCASE


Special Event
OUR ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOWCASE

Every year, all-star members of the FMSH contribute their varied and impressive talents to produce a very special concert.



This year we had a wide variety of our gifted member local artists who showed us their talents. The outstanding group of star artists for this year's concert were (listed in performance order):


ANDY ROMANOFF
Andy Romanoff

Andy has been at our open mic many times. He has 4 CDs of original music consisting of blues, folk and classical. Lately he has been composing lyrics for original songs, and tonight found him singing three of his very best of them.



RICHIE HICKEY MARIE DELACRUZ BRIAN UNGER
Marie DelaCruz

Maria is a very prolific singer songwriter who has written 100's of songs. Her recently released album is NO EXPIRATION DATE. She was joined with several of her musician friends, Brian Unger and Richie Hickey, who helped bring out the best of her music. Visit Marie online: MarieDelaCruz.com



RICK ROBERTSON ED MOCKO TOM WILSON
Ed Mocko

Ed has been writing and performing original material in various open mic venues including the Folk Music Society of Huntington. He was accompanied by Tom Wilson on harmonica and Rick Robertson on bass in their trio named Acoustic Downtime. Ed Mocko and the group were most welcome and appreciated by our audience.



JONATHAN BODIAN
Jonathan Bodian

We first met Jonathan at a meeting of the Classical Guitar Society of Long Island and was immediately blown away. It's easy to believe that he was born with a guitar in his hands. He has been playing open mics with us for a number of years. Now he is all of 12 and plays guitar in a variety of virtuousic styles. It is with great pleasure that we welcomed Jonathan Bodian, who blew away our audience.



DENISE ROMAS
Denise Romas

Denise enjoys sharing her view on life and love through her original songs; — some of which have been said to tug at the heartstrings and some that evoke a chuckle or two, as did the amusing tributes to George Costanza and her cat. Visit her website at DeniseRomas.com



— Intermission —


JESSE OELBAUM
Jesse Oelbaum

Jesse has studied orchestral, jazz and classical guitar. He has played with many different bands and has recently resumed practicing seriously after a hiatus to make a living. He finds the time to practice a few hours every day and we were very pleased to be the beneficiary of his musical expertise.



MARIA FAIRCHILD
Maria Fairchild

Maria is a virtuoso clawhammer banjo player and a great singer. She has a unique ability to make traditional music feel contemporary and accessible. Her stage presence made her performance a memorable experience.



DAVE WAXMAN
Dave Waxman

Dave is on the Board of the Folk Music Society of Huntington and is the chair of the Hardluck committee. He has been playing acoustic guitar since he was a kid and has studied with many artists including Toby Walker. In addition, he is a published author of mystery stories. He can be heard at many open mics around the Island and it was our pleasure to present him here.




ANNA DAGMAR
Anna Dagmar

Anna is a Brooklyn based pianist and singer-songwriter. Her third album called LET THE WAVES COME IN THREES was released in April of 2009. It climbed to #6 on the Root Music Report and is being played in over 100 stations nationwide. She will be touring throughout the country during 2010, and has a web site: annadagmar.com



DAVID BAILEY
David Bailey

David Bailey was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta in the hardscrabble town of Marianna, Arkansas. His interest in the unique and inspiring people he's met along life's way serves as a foundation for his spirited storytelling and performing.




MEMBERS SHOWCASE CONCERT - 2010 PERFORMERS


... and then after the show in the lobby

MARIA FAIRCHILD, DENISE ROMAS, DAVID BAILEY, ANNA DAGMAR, MARIE DELACRUZ
MARIA FAIRCHILD, DENISE ROMAS, DAVID BAILEY, ANNA DAGMAR, MARIE DELACRUZ

DENISE ROMAS, MARIA FAIRCHILD, MARIE DELACRUZ
DENISE ROMAS, MARIE DELACRUZ, MARIA FAIRCHILD,

DENISE ROMAS & DAVID BAILEY
DENISE ROMAS & DAVID BAILEY









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