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Russ & Julie's
UPCOMING HOUSE CONCERTS
(Links go to the performers' websites.)
| Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6pm
Eric Andersen and his band
Suggested Donation: $20; includes a potluck dinner buffet!!
Eric Andersen is a first-generation standout in the Greenwich Village folk revival of the 1960s. At age 20, he was celebrated as an emerging star of the Village folk scene by New York Times critic Robert Shelton, who famously championed the young Dylan a few years prior. Over a career spanning 28 releases, he has embodied the popular transition from acoustic American roots music and politically motivated topical song in the ’60s to the mellower, brilliant and more personally inspired singer-songwriter movement of the '70s and beyond.
Eric has been known as a 'songwriters songwriter.' His songs have been recorded by some of the best, including: Ricky Nelson, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Linda Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Bob Dylan among others. Eric Andersen's voice, songs, guitar and piano playing created a career that has spanned over 45 years.
In 2017, Sony Legacy Records will be releasing a 40 song retrospective on Eric's career. There will also be a documentary film on Eric's 50 years in music entitled "The Song-poet" to be released next year. Always creative, on the top of his game and ready to show new generations why he is "a singer and songwriter of the first rank" (NY Times) and a national treasure.
Eric Andersen - Blue River (live)
"Andersen is the most elegant of singers." - Rolling Stone Magazine
"A singer and songwriter of the first rank." - New York Times
"Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer and writer." - Bob Dylan
Eric Andersen's band is Steve Postell, Scarlet Rivera and Cheryl Prashker.
Steve Postell is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/composer and producer. His latest solo CD for Immergent Records features a host of brilliant guests who have worked with him over the years including David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Dave Koz, and Paul Barrere. Steve has had a successful, prolific career which spans his days playing with Pure Prairie League, performing on Broadway in shows such as “Evita” and “The Man Of LaMancha,” and co-writing the score for the off-Broadway rock musical "Fallen Angel." He has performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Regis and Kelly and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows. Locally, Steve is currently fronting the all-star band “NIGHT TRAIN MUSIC CLUB”, which features some of the finest musicians in the country.
Scarlet Rivera is a violinist best known for her work with Bob Dylan, in particular on his album Desire and as part of the Rolling Thunder Revue. She also has recorded and performed with Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Kori Linae Carothers, Keb Mo and others. Rivera was a soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Cheryl Prashker studied classical percussion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she was born and raised. She has toured the world and currently plays percussion for such artists as Eric Andersen, Jonathan Edwards, Pat Wictor, Tracy Grammer, Full Frontal Folk and her own Celtic Roots Music group RUNA. Cheryl currently serves on the NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Allaince) Board.
Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner and seating.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please RSVP early. All our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted. A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!
For more information on Russ & Julie's House Concerts,
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Please note: "Russ & Julie's House Concerts" is simply the name we choose to describe our private parties, in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business), although voluntary contributions (suggested donation of $20 per person) are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Some of our House Concerts fill up a couple of weeks in advance, so please R.S.V.P. early.
All of our House Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. and are held on Saturday evenings, unless otherwise noted. They generally end around 10:30 P.M.
A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musicians is requested. This is payable IN CASH at the door.
Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers!
Most of the musicians we host have CDs available for sale during the break and after the House Concert.
RSVP to: rsvp@
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