Location: Photo City – 543 Atlantic Ave. Rochester, NY
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird w/ Jungle Steve & The Gypsophelias
Thursday, April 26th
A special performance of Multibird in a new form, this concert will involve a number of musicians from local bands Paxtor, Archimedes, the Honey Smugglers, Moon Flat Miner and 23 Psaegz, performing with a focus on folk sounds in a variety of formats.
This will be a one of a kind performance by Seth Faergolzia and friends, some tunes will bring your mood to a standstill, gently caressing your innermost softness, others will bring that driving offbeat to your dancing feet.
Seth is a world class musician with world touring experience in over 20 countries and countless festival performances.
“Seth Faergolzia is a whimsical wrangler of beautiful chaos.”
-Frank De Blase, City Newspaper
Get there early to catch Jungle Steve & The Gypsophelia’s! You don’t want to miss these soul-melting vocals.
Milkweed Trio & Mike Brown
Thursday, May 10th
In addition to a prolific career as a singer-songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated artist Mike Brown is an incredibly dynamic and versatile collaborator. His debut record, American Hotel, was self-recorded in all 50 states over the course of 8 years, and features a staggeringly diverse roster of 75 special guests, including members of: The Band, Los Lobos, The Jayhawks, Wilco, Television, Nine Inch Nails, Bare Naked Ladies, Guster, Goo Goo Dolls, The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Sparklehorse, Gwar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox Twenty, The Meat Puppets, Soul Asylum, Cracker, Superdrag, Whiskeytown, Morphine, Moxy Fruvous, Belle and Sebastian, 10,000 Maniacs, The Minus 5, Freedy Johnston, Letters To Cleo and Soul Coughing.
Brown is also the founder of Temperamental Recordings, a recording studio and label based out of a former Methodist church built in 1828. In 2011 the impressive space and collection was featured on The History Channel show American Pickers, with Brown appearing as an expert and appraiser of musical instruments and vintage recording equipment.
“Brown’s songs, and even his demeanor while performing, simmer with an all-too-human edge that unsettles as much as it thrills—precisely what music should do when it comes from the heart. Where so many musicians working in the country-Americana mold fabricate heartache and wanderlust, Brown doesn’t have to fake it.” – (585) Magazine
Milkweed is a band that was born on Main Street in the quiet post industrial city of Binghamton NY. Its core has been the collaboration of three artists – Joseph Alston, Jacqueline Colombo and Peter Lister. It is this trio that has created the style, sound and songs that define Milkweed.
Milkweeds debut full length album, Dream of An American Family, was released in November of 2015. It consists of thirteen original songs ranging from fingerpicking ballads, up tempo picking tunes, to a piedmont blues inspired song. It was recorded by Don Sternecker at the great Mixolydian Studios and was crafted to be like the great folk albums of the past, predominantly live and in front of great microphones. Songs from the album have received praise and radio play throughout the Northeast and East Coast and has gotten Milkweed onto larger theater and festival stages over the last year.
“Milkweed is a first class band. These guys have got it. Their ensemble playing is thoughtful; it actually has parts like chamber music, and dynamics. Some folks don’t know about dynamics. And great songs as well!”
– Mark Morganstern, owner of the legendary Rosendale Cafe
Richie and Rosie & Aaron Lipp
Thursday, May 24th
Aaron Lipp is a down home picker and accomplished multi-instrumentalist/songwriter from Naples, NY. After years of touring playing the Hammond B3 Organ with bands such as Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, he has gone on his own to lead several bands (The Cabin Killers, Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones, Mount Pleasant String Band) as well as performing solo shows in the region. He performs a mix of original and traditional material that stems from powerhouse finger-picking blues guitar, fast or slow with a screaming harmonica melody above it with his foot stomping. A huge sound from one man, his shows are known for the room filling up with sound and folks tapping their feet or dancing up a storm. Aaron likes to switch things up and grab his banjo to perform select Appalachian mountain tunes and songs on to create more of a hypnotic, deep-in-the-hills feeling even inside a concert hall.
Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up a 150 miles and few decades apart. While both were raised by professional cellist, Richie started playing banjo at 14 and Rosie began classical piano lessons at eight, eventually moving to classical viola as a teen. Both shared incredibly unique, musically-immersed childhoods: Richie’s family founded the iconic GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance (which he is now President of) and by her junior year of high school, Rosie was playing fiddle and touring with folk rock band The Mammals. During that time, the two were introduced at Saratoga Springs’ Flurry festival — a meeting that would spark a fated friendship and unique musical bond.
“He left an impression on me because he was wearing Converse. I had never seen an adult wear Converse before…”
Read more on their website! https://richieandrosie.com/bio