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OPEN HOUSE: Come TAKE A LOOK INSIDE! - SATURDAY MAY 27: 3PM-9PM
We are absolutely thrilled to announce this impressive line up of artists for our Summer 2017 Season:
Black Mountain Symphony: Saturday June 10 2017: 8pm
Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged ballads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the six-piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of New Age, blues, and Rock.
Whether touring nationally or performing at their favorite local digs, this up-and-coming group of young musicians features a roundtable of powerful lead vocals and harmonies that dance with captivating violin lines and soar over stunning soundscapes, shaped by years of classical training infused with an irresistible love for musical roots and a fresh, ultramodern mentality.
Evocative of such artists as Fleetwood Mac, The Corrs, Yes, Belle & Sebastian, Damien Rice, Guster and The Dave Matthews Band, the group implements the same skill and vision on cover tunes as they do in their own carefully crafted compositions, and in the process manage to capture something unique and refreshing... This is Black Mountain Symphony.
Kevin Johnson (Comedy) & Hanzolo (Music): Saturday June 24: 8pm
Born out of a love of making people laugh, Kevin Johnson's comedy rings true while being perhaps just a little risqué and therefore is not recommended for young people under the age of 18.
Kevin is from Cooperstown N.Y. He has worked in the bar business for over 25 years, entertaining his guests with impressions of celebrities and politicians. Encouraged by his closest friends, Kevin discovered comedy as an art form and took a workshop. With newly gained confidence he landed a short stand up gig at a comedy club followed by more engagements in area comedy clubs and at his Alma Mater: Delhi College. Look out for Kevin in local bars from Cobleskill to Windham to Cooperstown where he is still entertaining his guests on a regular basis.
The second part of the evening belongs to the popular Cooperstown funk / reggae band Hanzolo. Listening to this band with musical influences such as Vulfpeck, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, John Browns Body, Lettuce, Micheal Jackson, Prince and CCR, you are as much as guaranteed to have a funkin’ good time.
Beecher's Fault: Saturday July 29: 8pm
Beecher’s Fault creates music that is a catchy hybrid of folk rock and synth pop. Think Wilco meets Passion Pit. They come from beautiful Astoria, New York. The leaders of the band, Ken Lamken and Ben Taylor, met in New Jersey a few years back before they booked it to NYC to seek out the limelight after realizing their musical compatibility. Max Maples (drums), Lauren Hunt (Backing Vocals) and Serge Ruccolo (Bass) now complete the quintet that has been said to have live performances that produce a “wall of sound” complemented by “raw, honest lyrics” and “pristine vocal harmonies.
Laura Careless: Saturday August 12: 8pm
The New York Times calls Laura Careless: “ A marvelously sensual dramatic dancer”.
The Church presents the world premiere of a New Work, conceived and performed by dancer and actress Laura Careless. Drawing inspiration from the stories of England's medieval queens, Laura explores the history of feminine sovereignty through dance, song and text. What does it look like for a woman to reign in a man's world, and what is the cost to herself and to her people when the power she has inherited lives behind a muzzle?