Broken Wing Barn presents Mary Flower and Happy Traum
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Doors open 6pm, show at 6:30
Suggested donation $20 (all proceeds go to the performers)
Food and drink will be served
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1389 Route 212, Saugerties, NY 12477
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Mary Flower: "A national treasure in your own back yard."--Jorma Kaukonan
Happy Traum: "Laid-back and bluesy, like an autumn hike down a Bearsville back road...."--Chronogram Magazine
This summer Happy Traum stopped by our White Feather Farm to pick up his grandson Hudson, who was working for us. Would we be interested, Happy asked, in hosting the superlative guitarist and vocalist Mary Flower at Broken Wing Barn? She would be in town for the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers' Showcase at the end of October and was looking to pick up a gig, and Happy said he would be pleased to join her. How could we say no to that offer!
When we saw Mary play at last year's Luthiers' Showcase, we were impressed with her finger picking guitar style and lap-slide prowess. She is inventive, dexterous and mesmerizing. She mixes rootsy acoustic-blues guitar and vocal styles that span a number of idioms, from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.
An internationally known and award-winning picker, singer/songwriter and teacher, Mary was born in the Midwest, and later relocated from Denver to the vibrant Portland, Oregon, music scene in in 2004. She has played at folk festivals and concert stages domestically and abroad, including Merlefest, Kerrville, King Biscuit, Prairie Home Companion and the Calgary Folk Festival, among many. Watch her videos here and here.
Woodstock's own Happy Traum is a renowned folk singer, writer, teacher, recording artist and first-rate finger style guitarist. He began playing guitar and 5-string banjo as a teenager, and was an important participant in the legendary Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1950s and ‘60s. He was a student of blues guitar legend Brownie McGhee, a major influence on his picking style. Happy has since appeared and/or recorded with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Larry Campbell, Eric Andersen, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur and many other major figures in the folk music world. Happy and his brother and musical partner Artie were also the authors of several instructional books for guitar (of which we had several in the late'70s!) and ran Homespun Records, which offered recorded instructional courses on dozens of instruments. Watch a Happy video here.
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UPCOMING AT BROKEN WING BARN
December 2018: We would love to have an informal gathering of musicians, music lovers and those looking for some cheer around the holidays. Maybe we'll sit around in a circle and trade songs. Let us know if you would be interested in playing and what instruments you could bring. We definitely need a stand-up bass player!
March 2018: Jackie Bristow with Cindy Cashdollar
June 2018: Sylvia Rose Novak
About Broken Wing Barn:
Sarah Johnson and Greg Cornell moved in May 2017 to a farm in Saugerties NY, 65 acres of woods, creeks, orchards, vegetable gardens and a greenhouse--but what really sold them on the place was the old Dutch barn. Built in the 1740’s, the barn’s original post and beam interior was preserved during a renovation by the previous owners, then insulated and sided from the outside, creating a unique structure that is not only beautiful to the eye, but to the ear as well. When you cross the threshold, you may feel like you’re walking into the past--but with heat. And air conditioning. Sarah and Greg knew it would be the perfect place for intimate musical concerts, where friends and family could join them in celebration of soul-stirring music, and share the bounty of their organic farm: “peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall,” as well as cider, maple syrup, honey from the beehives, eggs from the chickens, vegetables from the garden, all raised and grown on the land around Broken Wing Barn.
A word about the music you will hear: most of it will be acoustic, original and flowing from a branch of American roots music, but most of all it will have soul.
We ask for a donation at the door of $20 dollars, all of which will go to the performers. Food and drink will be served.
Our first concert was on Sept. 23, 2017. Our plan is to present four concerts in 2018 (one for each season).
We have a limited number of beds for overnight guests, let us know early if you would like to stay over.
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