Hard Luck Cafe
Since the 1960s, coffeehouses have served as smaller forums to see and hear local and regional artists. The Hard Luck Café, begun in 1992, strives to do the same by presenting local, regional and up-and-coming national touring artists in an intimate atmosphere. Held on the third Thursday of the month, from September to June, at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre, the Hard Luck Café usually features a split bill with two artists/groups, preceded by an open mic (for which sign-up is at 7 p.m.). Admission is $8 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre members and $12 for non-members. Tickets are sold only at the door. Refreshments are available for purchase.
Hard Luck Café concerts are held in the Sky Room at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre – 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY.
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Hard Luck Cafe Events
Thu, Jun 20th, 2013 7:30pm
at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
The Levins are a New York-based duo who combine harmony-driven acoustic folk rock with overtones of the 1930s, a style that has been aptly likened to the Mamas and the Papas having coffee with Cole Porter. Ira and Julia Levin are singer-songwriters who perform their original material with guitar and piano accompaniment, using unexpected harmonies and unique musical arrangements that make their songs both engaging and infectious. The Levins won the 2011 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, were the subject of an October 2012 cover story entitled “The Levins something beyond radiance” in Acoustic Live! in New York City and Beyond, and their latest release, My Friend Hafiz, recently rose to #17 on the Folk DJ radio chart that is compiled monthly.
The Twangtown Paramours are a Nashville-based husband-and-wife Americana-folk duo comprised of lead vocalist and songwriter MaryBeth Zamer and guitarist and singer-songwriter Mike T. Lewis. Their style of music has been described as “sophisticated Americana,” blending the distinct sounds of Twangtown (a nickname for Nashville) and Austin, Texas.