Andy Stack’s American Soup at The Falcon Underground

MARLBORO – On Thursday, Apr. 6 at The Falcon Underground Andy Stack will perform with Jesse Murphy and Michael Bram at 8:00 p.m.

Andy Stack/Guitar, Jesse Murphy/Bass, Michael Bram/Drums.

“Andy Stack’s American Soup” freewheels through American Classics from Duke Ellington to Hank Williams.

As leader and a solo artist, Stack’s approach to songwriting, guitar playing and singing is sweeping. He generates creative expression with broad strokes. He builds momentum with nuance, but he comes at you with a full-throttle approach that lifts you up and places you back down gently.

Stack knows when to apply pressure. And he knows when to take his foot off the gas pedal. He gives it all a gentle nudge with a little swing, as he combines old-school sensibility with a contemporary edge.

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Rock & Roll Flea Market

By Paula Mitchell for RPM on

KINGSTON—Chris Orlando got the idea for a rock-and-roll flea market years ago when he met regularly with a group of artists in New York City.
More than 60 vendors came out to the flea market at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston.
“We got together once a month to discuss projects and things to work on, and I always wanted to do that in Kingston – getting artists together to share ideas and discuss shows and learn from each other,” he said.

Such was the impetus behind the Rock N’ Roll Flea Market, which happened on Sunday at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center on Broadway.

Vendors came to Kingston from as far away as New Jersey to display their wares that included everything from vintage vinyl to rock-themed T-shirts, collectibles, memorabilia, Christmas ornaments and gadgets.

“You can find everything from handmade artwork to 80’s pop culture ornaments with artists like Billy Idol, so you can get things you won’t even find on eBay,” said Orlando, the event promoter.


Photo by Paula Mitchell

Rare vinyl albums were some of the treasures shoppers sought at the 4th annual Rock N’ Roll Flea Market in Kingston on Sunday.
A steady flow of customers seemed to sense that. They made their rounds in the morning and shuffled through old albums, with many looking to pick up or sell rare rock records.

Dave Steen of Pine Bush was one of them. The collector carried in two cases of what he called “holy grail” records.

“I have the holy grail of ZZ Top. People don’t know that their first singles after a Jimi Hendrix guitar lesson….were called ‘Salt Lick’ and ‘Miller’s Farm’ on two labels.

“My holy grail of Led Zeppelin is the promo for ‘Whole Lotta Love’ on one side and King Curtis on the other, which is on the Atco label,” Steen said, taking out the 45 RPM records to prove he had the goods.

According to the collector, the combined value of both cases was somewhere around $1,500.

While shoppers weren’t necessarily looking to pay that much for the people on their Christmas lists, they were nonetheless taking their time, looking for hip and obscure items.

Anastasia Wasko was among those with an alluring display. The Kingston woman featured hand-crafted scarves and hats as well as edgy jewelry and tree ornaments.


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“They all have this sort of whimsical, glittery and gaudy skeleton-like quality to them,” she said.

“It’s a look. It’s an aesthetic. Rock n’ roll is kind of like do your own thing. That’s what it’s all about.”

The artist said she was glad to be a part and felt at home in the show that was in her backyard.

“This is my people. It’s a nice flea market, where I know that the people who are going to come and shop might dress like me and listen to the same music.

“There are a lot of different markets, where my styles don’t necessarily fit, but this one definitely does, and it’s Kingston, so I’m so happy that this Rock n’ Roll flea market is my home show,” she said.

This was the fourth year that Orlando brought the event to Kingston.

The owner of Rosendale Retro, a pop-up shop that sells magnets, mugs and key chains at comic con and horror conventions throughout the United States, said he expected up to 1,000 visitors to pass through on Sunday.

Most of the proceeds from the $3 admission fee went to the Ulster County SPCA.

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Kimock’s ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music combined with technical brilliance has earned Kimock the title “Guitar Monk” ( Relix Magazine) for his commitment to guitar, and his ability to make it speak with its own original voice.

His variegated brand of guitar, alternately subdued and vibrant, defies easy categorization. At times prog rock/jazz-inflected and at others gypsy-straightaway, his crystal clear tone has been captivating audiences for more than thirty years.

Kimock co-founded the Jazz/Rock fusion band Zero in the 80’s, KVHW in the 90’s and now tours under his own name. He is widely embraced by fans as one who carries the free-form torch of improvisation, through an extensive catalog of original material in his own bands, as well as through live performances with so many esteemed musicians. Kimock has performed alongside the likes of Bruce Hornsby (and can be heard on two of Hornsby’s releases), John Cipollina Jerry Garcia and all members of the Grateful Dead, as well as Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Buddy Miles, Buddy Cage, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Bobby Vega, Martin Fierro , Joe Satriani, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Elvin Bishop, George Porter Jr., Steve Winwood, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Norton Buffalo, Amos Garrett, Warren Haynes, Hadi Al Sadoon, Stephen Perkins, Nicky Hopkins, Freddie Roulette, and many more.

A relentless innovator as well as player, Kimock’s focus leads to guitar & amp craftsmanship. Over the past few years, he collaborated on a series of highly collected custom Two-Rock “Kimock Amplifiers” as well as a coveted ergonomic Scott Walker brand guitar – built in stereo.

His passion and devotion to performing live improvisation is matchless, and his unparalleled ability to embrace and capture a theater musically is the stuff of legends.

“Unconventional. Experimental. It’s sort of the Steve Kimock way.” – CNN, 2009


Gates 6:30pm 
Doors 7:30pm 
Show starts at 8pm



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“The thing I’m most concerned with as a musician is to be timeless and real,” notes lauded folk rock singer-songwriter Jon Pousette-Dart upon the release of his latest album Talk.

Pousette-Dart has been creating music for four decades strong now, from his ‘70s days leading the Pousette-Dart Band — one of the busiest touring groups of the era, sharing stages with countless legendary artists ranging from the Byrds to Jerry Garcia, to Billy Joel and Yes, and the infamous Frampton Comes Alive tour – all the way to his solo work in the ‘90s and beyond, where he has written and performed with numerous luminaries on the American music scene. Needless to say, the execution of timeless music is a feat he well knows the value of.

“I want to tell stories that reflect ideals that don’t just go and change with the moment,” he explains, adding that his work on Talk is an example of how a collection of songs can reference the past yet still sound current.

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Jon Pousette-Dart

Indeed, his 10th album is a perfect synopsis of the flexibility of memory when it meets the present moment. “Talk is really about having a cohesive body of songs,” notes Pousette-Dart. “Since I walked in the doors of Quadrophonic studios in the early ‘70s to work with Norbert Putnam on the tail of Dobie Gray’s single ‘Drift Away’ it was a long nagging desire for a number of decades to write a body of songs to record with Reggie Young — adding his unique stamp on the guitar, as he is up at the top of the list of my primary influences.”

Talk not only features Young on guitar, but also employs such talents as bluegrass giant Rhonda Vincent, singers Bekka Bramlett and Jonnell Mosser, musicians Dan Dugmore and Clayton Ivey, and many other iconic players. Jon collaborated on this album writing greats such as John Oates, Kostas, Angela Kaset and Gary Nicholson. The set was produced by Bil VornDick, one of the brightest and most prolific producers in Nashville history, and recorded at Ronnie’s Place in Nashville, the city being Pousette-Dart’s home base for his catalog of solo work.

How did Pousette-Dart assemble such a stellar cast for his latest project? The answer is simple: He’s known for his genuine spirit, passion for others, and honesty in his music – as well as a humble admiration for the many talented friends he’s made along the way.

“The heart and soul of the players from Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Nashville that make up this record made it a very special moment in time for me,” says Pousette-Dart. “I am extremely fortunate to be in this rollercoaster business after all these years. I hope the tracks stand the test of time.”

The Pousette-Dart Band has been actively touring for 17 years.  Talk was released July 24, 2015 on Little Big Deal Records, distributed by BFD/Sony RED.

The Turning Point is located at 468 Piermont Avenue in Piermont.


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On Saturday March 19, 2016 (8:00pm), The Falcon presents Arlen Roth’s Slide Guitar Summit, with special guest Cindy Cashdollar.

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“The Master of the Telecaster,” Arlen Roth is “the guitarist’s guitarist,” a brilliant musician with a remarkable 45-year career, and a highly regarded authority concerning “all things guitar,” through his extensive writing, as the inspiration behind their creation, and a rare ability to cross genres and styles, seamlessly, with fluent mastery.

Vintage Guitar Magazine ranked him in the Top 100 Influential Guitarists of the Century, performing one of The Top 10 Greatest Recorded Guitar Sounds. His legendary guitar prowess includes his specialty, slide guitar. He has played some of the most resounding rock ever recorded, to include an acoustic version of “Layla”, critically acclaimed as better than Eric Clapton’s. His powerful version of “When a Man Loves a Woman” was called “likely the most intense workout ever recorded on a Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine.

Roth was Ralph Macchio’s guitar tutor for the film, “Crossroads” and played many of his pieces in the movie. The final duel was arranged from parts played by Roth, Vai, Cooder and Bill Kanegiser.

Arlen has played with Ry Cooder, Levon Helm, Phoebe Snow and Bob Dylan, among others, and garnered four Grammy nominations for his latest release “All Tricked Out!”.

Cindy Cashdollar


Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar’s career has taken twists and turns that have led her to work with leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan.

“Equally at home picking a vintage Dobro, an old National resonator guitar, or laying down a fat horn voicing on a tripleneck 8-string steel, Cashdollar is a master of bluegrass, gut-bucket blues, honky-tonk, swampy R&B, and Western Swing.” – Frets Magazine

Cindy’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo – and do it in so many musical genres – has made her one of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene. Her debut CD, “Slide Show”, features guest artists comprising a Who’s Who from the landscape of Roots & Americana music. Cindy was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame in 2011 (the first female to be inducted), and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame in 2012.

No tickets! No cover! Donations encouraged!

Dinner & Brunch reservations available.


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The Falcon

PO Box 655

1348 Route 9W

Marlboro NY 12542

(845) 236-7970


No tickets! No cover! Donations encouraged!

Dinner & Brunch reservations available.





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Legendary Guitarist and Composer Marc Ribot To Perform at Quinn’s in Beacon March 6

Quinn’s is proud to present in a rare solo appearance the legendary guitarist and composer Marc Ribot, on Sunday, March 6 at 8 PM.

Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 – 1989, of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others, notably Tom Waits on his seminal recording “Rain Dogs, initiating a musical partnership with the singer that now spans three decades.

Additional recording credits include Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Soloman Burke, Neko Case, Diana Krall, Beth Orton, Marianne Faithful, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson, Susana Baca, McCoy Tyner, The Jazz Passengers, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Cibo Matto, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, James Carter, Vinicio Capposella (Italy), Auktyon (Russia), Vinicius Cantuaria, Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Alain Bashung (France), Marisa Monte, Allen Ginsburg, Madeleine Peyroux, Sam Phillips, and more recently Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Norah Jones, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, Jeff Bridges, Jolie Holland, Elton John/Leon Russell and many others. Ribot frequently collaborates with producer T Bone Burnett, most notably on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Grammy Award winning “Raising Sand” and regularly works with composer John Zorn.

Marc has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 35-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler with his group “Spiritual Unity” (Pi Recordings), to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez with two critically acclaimed releases on Atlantic Records under “Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos”. His avant power trio/post-rock band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Pi Recordings), continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise groups Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island Antilles) and Shrek (Tzadik). Marc’s solo recordings include “Marc Ribot Plays The Complete Works of Frantz Casseus” (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), “John Zorn’s The Book of Heads” (Tzadik), “Don’t Blame Me” (DIW), “Saints” (Atlantic), “Exercises in Futility” (Tzadik), and his latest “Silent Movies” released in 2010 on Pi Recordings was described as a “down-in-mouth-near master piece” by the Village Voice and has landed on several Best of 2010 lists including the LA Times and critical praise across the board.  2013 saw the release of “Your Turn” (Northern Spy), the sophomore effort from Ribot’s post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and 2014 saw the monumental release: “Marc Ribot Trio Live at the Village Vanguard” (Pi Recordings), documenting Marc’s first headline and the return of Henry Grimes at the historical venue in 2012 already included on Best of 2014 lists including Downbeat Magazine and NPR’s 50 Favorites.

Marc has performed on scores such as “The Kids Are All Right,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Walk The Line (Mangold),” “Everything is Illuminated,” and “The Departed” (Scorcese).” Marc has also composed original scores including the French film Gare du Nord (Simon), the PBS documentary “Revolucion: Cinco Miradas,” the film “Drunkboat,” starring John Malkovich and John Goodman, a documentary film by Greg Feldman titled “Joe Schmoe,” a feature film by director Joe Brewster titled “The Killing Zone”, and dance pieces “In as Much as Life is Borrowed”, by famed Belgian choreographer, Wim Vandekeybus, and Yoshiko Chuma’s “Altogether Different”. Marc is also currently touring his live solo guitar score to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”, which was commissioned by the NY Guitar Festival and premiered Jan 2010 at Merkin Hall, as well as a program of new arrangements of classic Film Noir scores commissioned by the New School Noir Arts Festival 2011.

In 2009, Marc was named curator and musical director for the year’s Century of Song Festival, part of the Ruhr Triennale in Germany. The concert series sparked new collaborations with Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, master cajón player Juan Medrano Cotito, Carla Bozulich and Tine Kindermann.

Marc’s talents have also been showcased with a full symphony orchestra. Composer Stewart Wallace wrote a guitar concerto with orchestra specifically for Marc. The piece was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC in July of 2004 and also appeared at The Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz, CA in August of 2005.

Marc is currently touring with several projects including the Marc Ribot Trio, a free jazz group featuring legendary bassist Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor on drums, his power trio Ceramic Dog with bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, the Philly soul meets the harmolodics of Ornette Coleman’s The Young Philadelphians with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston, and with Caged Funk, a project of funk arrangements of John Cage’s music featuring Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic fame.

Advance tickets are $15 each, and are available at Quinn’s — phone reservations for the performance will also be taken, but reservations must be claimed no later than an hour before the show.

Quinn’s is located at 330 Main St. in Beacon, NY

Phone: (845) 202-7447.

“With a tough-to-pin-down back catalog that includes detours through Cuban jazz, six-stringed Albert Ayler tributes and stints lending his stinging tone to atmospheric songwriters like Tom Waits and Joe Henry, Marc Ribot is the sort of guitarist who merits following wherever he turns.”

  — Los Angeles Times

“Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985’s Rain Dogs, and since then he’s become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers.” 

  — Rolling Stone

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Since there are relatively few opportunities in our area to hear recitals by pianists with international reputations, the Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon has been greeted with great enthusiasm and is among its most popular concerts.

The first concert in this year’s Festival will be a return engagement by Gilles Vonsattel, an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Vonsattel is a winner of the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. The New York Times raves about his “strong, nuanced keyboard articulation” and calls him an “immensely talented pianist.

For his upcoming concert at the Howland Center,  Vonsattel has chosen to play Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 by Beethoven, “Shadow Lines” by British composer George Benjamin, selections from the Preludes by Olivier Messiaen, and works by Claude Debussy, including his Suite Bergamasque.

Vonsattel will be performing on Sunday, January 10, at 4 PM at the Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, and will be, as all the Chamber Music Circle’s presentations, followed by a reception to meet the artist.

The series will be followed by the “riveting”, “prodigiously accomplished” (NY Times) Blair McMillan on February 14, the French pianist Lise De La Salle, who has been praised for her uncommon sensibility and maturity, on February 28, and a return engagement of the exciting young pianist Charlie Albright on April 3.

Tickets can be reserved on HCMC’s web-site or by calling845-765-3012. Subscriptions to all for concerts are $110, to three concerts $80, single tickets are $30 and student tickets are $10.

Howland Chamber Piano Festival


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Cirque du Soleil Seeks Trumpet-Guitar Player For New Show – KOOZA

Cirque du Soleil is seeking a trumpet-guitar player to be part of their Big Top touring show KOOZA, touring South America and Australia in 2016.

Cirque du Soleil

KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, KOOZA explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power.  

Duration of contract: February 2016 – December 31, 2016, with an annual renewal option.


  • male or female;
  • aged 18 years or above;
  • excellent technical skills on trumpet;
  • strong technical skills on acoustic guitar;
  • excellent level of interpretation of jazz, big band, pop, rock funk on trumpet;
  • ability to perform improvised solos on trumpet.


  • good understanding of English or French;
  • solid and varied stage experience;
  • good physical shape;
  • extensive musical vocabulary;
  • experience with in-ear monitors a strong asset;
  • no fear of heights;
  • ability to work in a constantly evolving context and environment;
  • ability to tour/travel (valid passport).

Submissions instructions:
If you meet the requirements above, please submit your application, including:

  1. your resumé;
  2. two photos (one headshot and one full-body shot);
  3. video excerpts of the following elements:
  • a one-minute presentation to the camera: tell them your name, general background and the reasons for your interest in joining Cirque du Soleil;
  • recent footage of an actual performance or rehearsal, in which they can see you performing on the trumpet and also sections on the guitar;
  • video recording of the KOOZA Trumpet specific audition kit:  use this link to access the kit: ;
  • video recording of the KOOZA Guitar specific audition kit:  use this link to access the kit:


Important informations:

  • all complete applications (resumé/CV, photos and video demo) will be evaluated by a talent scout from the Casting team. Only selected candidates will be contacted in order to complete their application in view of potential employment.

General terms and conditions of applying online:

  1. the profile information of candidates will be used by Cirque du Soleil and its partners;
  2. the material submitted by candidates will not be returned;
  3. the material of candidates who are not selected may be destroyed by Casting and will not be returned;
  4. by applying online, candidates who submit their material via links to demo videos agree that Casting will extract material from these links if necessary to add it to the candidate’s profile;
  5. applications may be considered for one or more roles in all our current shows and upcoming creations.

Candidates can send questions to

Good luck!

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