Friday, April 16, 2010
Valley Folk Music
Shapiro and Shore
Shapiro and Shore take the stage on short notice at Valley Folk this weekend.
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 7:30 pm concert
Pre-concert jam: 6 pm until concert
Admission: $12 cash or checks at-the-door only; Children 14 and under free with adult; ½ price Students (Full-time College/High School) and Wheelchair Occupants.
Venue: Drake House Theater at 171 Cedar Arts, Corning, NY 14830 (Corner of Cedar and First Streets)
There will be a pre-concert jam session from 6 PM until concert time. Bring unplugged instruments and voices to make music in the gallery before the show while the rest of the volunteers set up the theater.
Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore choose fascinating, energetic songs from the last couple of hundred years of American traditional folk song, and add newer songs written squarely in the folk tradition. With his fine finger-style guitar playing, Shapiro creates lively accompaniments to songs which tell good stories. Shore started out learning violin in the 4th grade but now plays traditional tunes and bluesy, slinky improvisations on the instrumental breaks. Together, they offer a delightful program of American folk music, old and new. It makes a nice change to a performing circuit sometimes dominated by singer-songwriters to have some real, old fashioned folk singers among us, to help us keep the good old songs alive.
Shapiro learns songs from the cream of the folk musician crop. While has been entertaining folk audiences throughout New York State and beyond, for over 40 years, he is, however, best known as the host of WVBR's Bound for Glory radio show. It is North America's longest-running live folk concert broadcast, on Sunday nights, Ithaca, N.Y., since 1967, and webcast at wvbr.com.
That's where he hears some of the best music on the folk circuit. Shore has played more kinds of music in less time than practically anyone. Her fiddling is flexible and very exciting to hear. They both want the audience to be involved in the show, so come to listen and come to sing with us. This is community in action.
Press: visit http://www.shapiroandshore.com/index.htmlClick on "booking, press, photos" and then scroll down to find a high resolution photo.
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The season continues with the lush harmonies of NY folk trio Gathering Time on May 8.
Valley Folk will be running the jamming tents at the Old Time Fiddlers Gathering in Watkins Glen State Park on June 19 and 20 in conjunction with The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Then the much anticipated Bill Staines concert that was postponed from April 17 will be held on Saturday, July 17 this summer.
Fall concerts resume on October 2 with the very entertaining Michael Smith and a much sought-after teacher and performer on hammered dulcimer and fiddle Ken Kolodner with special guest Brad Kolodner for a concert preceded by a day of instrumental workshops on November 6.
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This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Posted by Bob Magee at 11:52 AM