Picks of the Week

At a glance, what’s interesting “locally” for the next week, from all the calendars.

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Thursday, August 21
Pickin’ in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival
2515 Covert Road, Lodi, NY 14860 – 607–582–6363
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Sunday, August 24
10:00 am
Dale Ann Bradley Band
Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400
5-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, featuring Steve Gulley, vocals and Phil Leadbetter, dobro
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12:00 pm
Annual Borderline Picnic & Jam
Germonds Park, 165 Germonds Road (County Rt.27), Bardonia, NY 10954 – 845-354-4586.
Opening Act - Roger Sprung all day jam. Co sponsoring this year’s festival are the Town of Clarkstown, Folk Music Society of NY (aka Pinewoods), AcousticMusicScene.com, and Folk Music Society of Huntington. Free! Info: call number above, or email solz1@optonline.net tinyurl.com/p5zlmye
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2:00 pm
Montclair Sacred Harp Singing
Montclair Friends Meeting House, 289 Park Street at Gordonhurst Ave., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 – 973–779-8290
Fourth Sunday each month. gssh.hostoi.com/
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4:00 pm
Bluegrass Jam in CT
Cafe Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511 – 203-789-8281
led by Stacy Phillips
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4:00 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Henry Public, 329 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718-852-8630
Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz
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4:00 pm
Seth Kessel & The Two Cent Band
Skinny Dennis, Skinny Dennis, 152 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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6:30 pm
Old Time Slow Jam at Rod & Gun
Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Ave., btwn 10th & 11th Sts., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Three leaders on banjo, guitar and fiddle who will be there from 6-8:30pm. Promptly at 7:30 we'll take a break where you can get drinks and mingle. Either every other Sunday. Hosted by Hilary Hawke! www.meetup.com/oldtimeslowjam/
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7:00 pm
The Quays Bluegrass Jam
The Quays Pub, 45-02 30th Avenue Astoria, New York 11103 – 718-204-8435
David McKeon hosts and plays guitar & mandolin with Mary Noecker on Bass. Bar patrons love it & really pay attention! Two blocks from the M/R train and a slightly longer walk from the Q/N train.
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9:00 pm
Stephane Wrembel
Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-422-0248
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9:30 pm
The Dang-It Bobbys
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., btwn Richardson & Frost, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718–302–3770
"...bluegrass for people who don't like bluegrass." - twangville.com www.thedang-itbobbys.com/site/
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Monday, August 25
6:00 pm
The Milkman & Sons
The Handy Liquor Bar, 527 Broome Street, NY, NY 10013 – 212-390-1705
Traditional Blues And Prohibition
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7:00 pm
Brain Cloud
Barbés, 376 9th St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–965–9177
Every Monday. Western swing that borrows heavily from Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys' most edgy, raw, and unrestrained phase. Dennis Lichtman, mandolin/fiddle; Tamar Korn, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar; Andrew Hall, bass and Kevin Dorn on drums.
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7:30 pm
Bluegrass Slow Jam at Paddy Reilly's
Paddy Reilly's, 519 2nd Ave., at 29th, NY, NY 10016 – 212–686–1210
Check out the meetup page: www.meetup.com/banjo-56/
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8:00 pm
Trad Seisiun at Rocky Sullivan's
Rocky Sullivan’s 34 Van Dyke Street at Dwight, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-246-8050
Every Monday night. Irish. Right after the beginner tin whistle workshop at 7.
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8:30 pm
Lowlands Old-Time Jam
Lowlands Bar, 543 3rd Ave. at 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 347-463-9458
Led by Betsey Plum tinyurl.com/pzs2o6b
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9:30 pm
Big Ed Sullivan's Blues Jam
Grisly Pear, 107 MacDougal St., NY, NY 10012 – 212–529–3808
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10:00 pm
Mona's Bluegrass Jam
Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212–353–3780
Built around a band with Rob Hecht on fiddle, Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Jared Engel on bass.They play bluegrass standards and some less standard ones: Bela tunes, Manzanita-era Tony Rice Unit and Strength In Numbers will find a place among Monroe, Jimmy Martin and Stanley Brothers favs.
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Tuesday, August 26
5:00 pm
Bruce Molsky, Andy Statman & more
City Winery back parking lot, 155 Varick St., corner of Vandam, NY, NY 10013 – 212-608-0555
Cynthia Sayers' 2nd Annlual Hot Strings Festival. Music's free.
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5:30 pm
Andy Statman
City Winery, 155 Varick St., corner of Vandam, NY, NY 10013 – 212-608-0555
CYNTHIA SAYER'S 2ND ANNUAL HOT STRINGS FESTIVAL
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7:00 pm
Blue Vipers of Brooklyn Quartet
Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. Brooklyn NY 11201 - 718-923-0918
Featuring Billy Nemec on vocals and guitar while, The Biergarten in Manhattan features the trio with Sean Condron on vocals and guitar. More Vipers = More Happiness!!!! Wow, franchising like Bob Wills! Go for it!
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7:30 pm
Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters
The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT 06514 – 203-288-6400
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8:30 pm
Sheriff Bob's Gaslight Revival
116 MacDougal, 116 MacDougal St., NY, NY 10012 – 212-254-9996
NY's best folk, bluegrass, old-time & country music. Each show features a house band made up of a who's who of traditional music with a slew of special guests.
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8:30 pm
Andy Statman
Charles St. Synagogue, 53 Charles St., at W. 4th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-6425
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9:00 pm
Sheriff's Broome St. Sessions
Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St., btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
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10:00 pm
Michael Daves
Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, at E. Houston, Lower East Side, Manhattan 10002 – 212-477-4155
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11:00 pm
Mona's Hot Four
Mona's, 224 Ave. B, near 13th St., NY, NY 10009 – 212-353-3780
Jazz from the 20's & 30's. Every Tuesday 11 pm til late...
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Wednesday, August 27
6:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Rum House, 228 W 47th St, NY, NY – 646-490-6942
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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7:00 pm
Manhattan Midweek Sacred Harp Singing
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NY, NY 10022
September–June. Entrance on 54th St—choir room on theatre level. July–August it moves to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20 St. btwn 8th & 9th, NY, NY 10011 – 212–929-2390
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7:00 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
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8:00 pm
The Booglerizers
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Restaurant,16 Prospect St., Westfield, NJ 07090 – 908–232–7320
Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com No cover
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8:00 pm
Bliss Blood & Al Street
Flatiron Room, 37 W. 26th St., NY, NY 10010 – 212-725-3860
Featuring Tom Beckham on vibraphone and Jim Fryer on trombone
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8:30 pm
The Milkman & Sons
Melibea, 2 Bank St, New York, NY 10014 – 212-463-0090
Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz.
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9:00 pm
Baby Soda Jazz Band
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
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9:00 pm
Bluegrass Brother Singin'
The Shanty, 79 Richardson St. btwn Leonard & Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-412-0874
Bennett Sullivan and Pedro Barquinha pickin' and singin' bluegrass brother favorites in the styles of the Monroe Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Skaggs and Rice and many more!
Every Wednesday 9-11.Come hang, listen & drink some of the killin' gin they distill ON SITE!
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9:30 pm
Sherrif Uncle Bob's Bluegrass & Goodtime Jam
Zirzamin, 90 W Houston St., NY, NY 10012 – 646-823-9617
'til 1:30
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9:30 pm
Roosevelt Dime
Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 347–763–1506
Here every Weds night!
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9:30 pm
Roots 'n Ruckus
Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214
Folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday featuring banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. The gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. www.jalopy.biz/performance.php
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11:58 pm
Mulebone
Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., btwn Greenwich & Washington, NY, NY 10013 – 212-431-9750
Hugh Pool with John Ragusa 11.59pm-3am Traditional Blues Guitar plus Flutes
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Thursday, August 28
Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival
29 Meadow Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-725-6009
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7:00 pm
Uke Night at Freddy's
Freddy’s Bar, 628 Fifth Ave. btwn 17th & 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – 718–768–0131
A monthly event that's an informal, fun jam session (open to the public for total ukulele enjoyment) followed by a performance of a featured uke group. Jam begins at 7pm; uke performance at 9:00.
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7:00 pm
Bluegrass 'n Beer
Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655
Come tap yer toes or pick along to our longest residency.
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7:30 pm
Bluegrass & Beer
Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605 – 203-335-3655u
call for time
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8:00 pm
Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co.
Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., btwn A & B, NY, NY 10009 – 212 228-2240
Two big and bawdy shows are in store, from 8:00 sharp until 10:00, along with salty snacks, DJ "Son of Scratchy" and no cover charge
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8:00 pm
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
City Winery, 155 Varick St., corner of Vandam, NY, NY 10013 – 212-608-0555
w/ Diana Jones
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8:30 pm
Andy Statman
Charles St. Synagogue, 53 Charles St., at W. 4th, NY, NY 10014 – 212-242-6425
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9:30 pm
Greezy Greens
Cafe Moto, 394 Broadway, at Hooper St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-599-6895
Traditional Jazz, Blues and Jug Music
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Friday, August 29
Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Salem County Fair Grounds, State Highway 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098 – 302–321–6466
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2nd Annual Uke New Jersey Festival
Minstrel Coffee House, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 – 973-335-9489
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Fiddlin’ Bear Old-Time Musicians’ Gathering
Lake Genero Park, 1320 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel, PA 18436
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7:30 pm
The Booglerizers
Ragin' Cajun, 1102 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719 – 732–280–6828
2 sets starting 7:30 or 8:00, no cover, BYOB. Acoustic Ragtime & Blues. www.booglerizers.com
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8:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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8:00 pm
The Salt Cracker Crazies
The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave. btwn Prospect & St Marks, Prospect Hgts, Brooklyn, NY 11238 – 917-279-5412
For fans of The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon’s Jug Stompers
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Saturday, August 30
2nd Annual Uke New Jersey Festival
Minstrel Coffee House, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 – 973-335-9489
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1:30 pm
Bluegrass Brunch w Fresh Baked Bluegrass
Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Elizabeth, NY, NY 10013 – 212-334-3706
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4:00 pm
Hoboken Blues Jam
Hobson's Choice, 77 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201–420-0070
At the Hotel Victor, with house band Jimmy Mack and the Boys. All players and singers welcome; must be 21 years of age.
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4:00 pm
Blues Jam with Jimmy Mack and the Boys
Farside Bar and Grill, 531 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 – 201-963-7677
Blues jam. All singers and players welcome
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4:30 pm
Raya Brass Band
Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 13 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 – 718-963-3973
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7:30 pm
Weekly Beginners' Contra Workshop
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470
For details check: www.cdny.org/
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7:30 pm
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
Winnie's at Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38th Street, corner 6th Ave., NY, NY 10018 – 212-729-0277
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8:00 pm
Smokin' Billy Slater
The Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 – 718-383-0885
Forgotten blues and boogie-woogie piano music from rent parties, jook joints,
and barrelhouse bars of 20's and 30's Chicago. Every Friday & Saturday Night. www.themanhattaninn.com www.smokinbillyslater.com
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8:00 pm
Weekly Contra Dance
Church of the Village, 201 W. 13th St., NY, NY 10011 – 212-243-5470
For caller & music check: www.cdny.org/
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9:00 pm
M Shanghai String Band
Jalopy, 315 Columbia St., btwn Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-395-3214
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9:00 pm
Tin Pan
Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, NY, 10019 – 212-265-5169
Join us on the last Saturday of every Month for Wit's End, our salute to the Jazz Age, with live hot jazz and cold cocktails. 1920's/1930's vintage or vintage-inspired evening wear required. $12 door charge
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10:00 pm
Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
Sunny’s, 253 Conover St., at Beard, Brooklyn, NY 11231 – 718-625-8211
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