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My kind of music
April 12, 2011 - Bill Ackerbauer
In this part of the country, it seems as if spring always brings us more and more good live music to enjoy. On Saturday, I stopped into the Glove City Commons, in downtown Gloversville, to hear local musicians Tom Van Slyke and Paul Tondreau perform a lunchtime set. Later on Saturday, my wife and I went to a terrific concert by the Tequila Mockingbirds at SkyHeart Studio.
More good stuff is on the radar, even though the summer festival season is still months away. Today's print edition has an announcement that the Homegrown String Band will play this weekend in Canajoharie. I've heard a lot about this group over the last decade, but this will be my first opportunity to hear them play locally. Read on, and see below for a video:
CANAJOHARIE — On Saturday at 7 p.m., the Homegrown String Band will present a concert at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. The performance, part of the Canajoharie Concert Series, will be funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. The Homegrown String Band is Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. This “family that plays together” has been performing around the country, from the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., to the Festival of American Music and Crafts in Branson, Mo., since 1997, according to a news release. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, the band uses instruments including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp and doumbek and percussive dance to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music. Advance tickets will cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 to 17. They are available by calling the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie at 673-2314. Tickets at the door will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children.
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The Homegrown String Band is Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. The group will perform in Canajoharie on Saturday, April 16.