New! Oldtone Roots Music Festival

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival Sept. 8-11, 2016 will feature traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national & regional acts on our main, dance, & workshop stages.For festival information and to get your Read more [...]

How to Get to Jalopy from Manhattan

Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook is arguably the best place in the five boroughs to find old-time and bluegrass music.But whenever I make the pilgrimage from the Upper West Side not only is it a major trek, but I get lost. In particular there's one scary moment when Hamilton Ave. threatens to return you to Manhattan through the Battery Tunnel. I always yield to my terror, and wind up in a labyrinth of one-way streets.Back in 2011 I worked on a map to make getting there easier. I found it on my Read more [...]