The Falcon Underground Songwriter Sessions

MARLBORO – On Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 7:00 p.m. a very special creative showcase – Hudson Valley Singer / Songwriters convene at The Falcon Underground every first Wednesday.
Each month selected songwriters will be announced by our Host, Casey Erdmann. Interested artists may contact: caseyerdmann@gmail.com

Adam Falcon

Ian Flanagan

Adam Falcon – Adam has worked and shared stages with Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx. He’s opened for James Cotton , Matt “Guitar” Murphy, The Wailers, Jim Lauderdale and Tower of Power. Writing for George Benson and having songs on national television got him noticed by The Song Writers’ Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Award for Songwriting. For “Woke Up Cryin'”, Falcon was an International Songwriters Competition semi-finalist and a nominee for the 15th Independent Music Awards. http://www.adamfalcon.com/

 

Ian Flanagan – Ian is a seasoned acoustic singer-songwriter, Ian Flanagan, can engage a crowd as an opener or headliner, with his original music. His style is often compared to Ray Lamontagne, Damien Rice and John Mayer. Ian’s draw is an eclectic mix of characters, including romantic couples, fun-loving families, rowdy sports fans. No one is excluded. www.ianflaniganmusic.com

Julia Green

Seth Davis

 

Julia Green – Florida native, Julia Green relocated to NYC in 2014 to audition for musicals after a childhood and college years spent in the theatre. Ironically, after she landed; she realized her true passion was songwriting. Green wrote and released her first EP “Cannibals” in spring 2016 and performed in venues with her band. She recently performed her comic material in “The Room Actors, Where Are They Now?” – a mockumentary of the so-terrible-its-hilarious-cult-classic “The Room”, in Los Angeles. Working with the Brooklyn-based indie label “Motherwest” Julia is preparing her next EP. Julia relocated to Beacon from Harlem and is writing and performing locally.

 

Seth Davis – Singer/songwriter Seth Davis’ “story-songs” are laced with wounds, reconciliation, addiction and irony. Seth has crafted three critically acclaimed records. Davis’ fourth record, Life Is Long was produced by his friend and former band mate Jim White, the visionary alt-country Luaka Bop and Yep Rock songwriting legend. They raided the indie rock toy chest, experimenting freely while keeping Davis’ concise and urgent songs in the foreground. Davis, who grew up in housing projects in Queens was a fixture on the NYC folk and rock scenes in the ‘80s and ‘90s, a busker and a musical traveler. http://sethdavis.com/

 

Casey Erdmann

Host: Casey Erdmann – Born into a musical family, Casey has been living and playing music in the Hudson Valley for 10 years. In 2012, her Kickstarter campaign funded her debut album, along with endless support from local artists and musicians. Her album was recorded at the Clubhouse in Rhinebeck NY with producer/world renowned guitarist Earl Slick. Since, Casey has been playing throughout the region, celebrating the work of her community and of the completion of a CD that’s been a long time coming.

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Live At The Falcon: Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins

MARLBORO – On Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins will perform at The Falcon. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

“…this band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor.” – Time Out New York
“Keneally is the leading progressive rock genius of the post-Zappa era.” – All Music Guide

Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music.

Keneally played in Frank Zappa’s last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He’s appeared on many Zappa albums, is currently a touring member of both Dethklok and the Joe Satriani Band. He has recorded or performed with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andy Prieboy, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and many others.

Known for his innovative, unpredictable live shows, Keneally has played extensively in the United States and Europe, in contexts ranging from solo and duo concerts to performances with large-scale orchestras. His 52-minute orchestra-with-guitar suite The Universe Will Provide received its world premiere in 2003 by Keneally performing with Holland’s Metropole Orkest; the US premiere of Universe occurred at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2011.

2012’s release was Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs Written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge, a collection of material written with ex-XTC leader Andy Partridge; the album was widely acclaimed, ranked highly on several critics’ “Best of 2012” lists, and spawned the early 2013 release Wing Beat Elastic: Remixes, Demos & Unheard Music.

Keneally’s album is “You Must Be This Tall”, featuring Mike playing all instruments on several pieces, as well as performances from Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Andy Partridge.

“…this band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor.” – Time Out New York

For more information http://www.keneally.com/promo/bio/

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ARLEN ROTH’S SLIDE GUITAR SUMMIT WITH SPECIAL GUEST CINDY CASHDOLLAR AT THE FALCON ON MARCH 19

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

http://www.arlenroth.com

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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

http://www.cindycashdollar.com/home/

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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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Marlboro NY 12542

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LIVE AT THE FALCON PRESENTS ITS APRIL RESIDENCY – POELODIES: POETRY, SPOKEN WORD, MELODIES, AND SONG

April 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Poet Gold presents Poelodies: Poetry, Spoken Word, Melodies, & Song.

Gold’s poetry balances the written word with performance, delivering Spoken Word Poetry that is both transformative and entertaining. She is the New York State Dutchess County recipient of the “2014 Individual Artist Tier Grant” awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson funded by NYSCA. Gold has received numerous commissions for original poems – most recently by the world renowned Omega Institute for their 2014 ‘Women Serving Women Summit”. Gold is the featured poet in the upcoming reality series “26Mics N 26 Weeks”. Her book, “When My Soul Speaks, I Scribe…poetry” is available on www.amazon.com.

https://www.facebook.com/bettinagold.wilkerson/

Accompanied by: Mike “Mikeys” Johnson/ Keys/Piano, Sasha Taliaferro/Vocals, Giancarlo Llaverias/Conga, Franc Palaia/Conga, Corey Dandridge/Drums

Sonnet Man

www.SonnetMan.com

Devon Glover is a teacher, poet, rapper, from Brooklyn New York. He performs Shakespeare’s Sonnets in a dynamic way through Hip-Hop in schools, universities and theaters to young audiences nationally

and abroad. The Sonnet Man has appeared on The Today Show, MTVAct, Shakespeare Festivals

in Stratford Ontario and Stratford-upon-Avon, and won The L.A. Times Book Award for Inspirational Poetry. The recent release of his debut video “Hip-Hop Hamlet” was selected for the Shakespeare Short Film Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. Devon will share his spoken word pieces, personal songs, as well as pieces from his work as The Sonnet Man.

Lee “Sweet Lee” Odom

http://sweetleemusic.com/

A native of NC study music industry and clarinet performance at Appalachian State University, other woodwind instruments including flute and bass clarinet, Lee ventured to NYC in 2011 where she quickly

found her way into various musical communities. First starting out as “Sweet Lee Trio” Lee “Sweet Lee” Odom has performed with Don Byron, The Karl Berger Improv Orchestra, Participated in the Jamaica Jazz Festival, Jamaica Queens; also the Arts for Arts Vision Festival. The music by Sweet Lee and her accompanying bands has been sending lighting vibes throughout the boroughs of New York. With a fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical, and free improvisation, Sweet Lee keeps the groove groovin’. A melting pot of musical styles…jazz, funk, blues and soul, all to make one….GROOVE.

For more information: https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

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If You Build It, They Will Come – A Brief History Of The Falcon

The Church

The Falcon’s story begins with a church in the Hudson River Valley hamlet of Marlboro, NY. It had been built by a Methodist congregation in the early 19th century, who stuck it out till the 1960s and left when they merged with another congregation. In the mid-1990s, Cyril Nolen, of the Knights of Columbus, a selfless and generous man, organized a benefit to raise funds for a homeless shelter he was building in Newburgh, NY. Cyril brought life to the old building by hiring a rock band with the impossible name of “The Wild Animals of North America” led by Tony Falco.

Falco, naturally engaging by virtue of his musicianship and interests in the arts, and naturally civic-minded, by virtue of his homeownership in Marlboro, saw a community center with endless possibilities. He bought the tired architectural relic and rented half to the Marlboro Children’s Center, a day care service, reserving the other half for various music performances. It was a money pit.

Relief came by way of the United States Postal Service of Marlboro, NY. They made Falco an offer. Now here’s the messy but magical part. They wanted the land, not the church. Falco set about dismantling the place, carefully removing and storing each architectural detail for its next destination.

“If you build it, they will come”

A magnificent building began to grow behind the Falco home. Exquisite stained glass windows, imposing doors and beams were employed to create what appeared to be a well proportioned “carriage house”. The real magic, though, was concentrated in the upper floor – an intimate listening room of a concert hall.

In 2001, Tony Falco became an art & music promoter, forming Falcon Music & Art Production, Inc., and began the now legendary, private house concert series. Gallery walls were made available to painters & photographers. The remarkable space with its fine acoustics was outfitted with a studio grand piano, stage lighting, a sound & PA system and seating for nearly 100.

When asked how long it was before The Falcon was discovered by the upper echelon of the music world, Falco answered, “About two months.” These well-regarded players, many of whom were Grammy Award nominees & winners, had found a “home away from home” – an intimate space where they could play without restriction to an appreciative, generous audience. The response to these private performances was unbelievably enthusiastic! The community attended, listened and supported living artists, using a donation box and a potluck table for their contributions.

If there’s an award in the music world for hospitality, it goes, hands down, to Tony & Julie Falco and their children. The world over, one can find musicians who have not only played well at The Falcon, but have eaten and slept well in the Falco home.

The Factory

The success of the series strained the small facility. In 2005, Falcon Music & Art Productions, Inc. purchased a 19th century button factory in the center of the hamlet of Marlboro. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, New York, is perched over the Marlboro Falls, once used to power the factory. Through the years, the main floor of the building had been a roller-skating rink, community center and a cabinet factory.

It has become the “Village Vanguard of the Hudson Valley” and on a regular rotation with New York City’s most respected venues; a rural Mecca for the finest in multiple genres; to include jazz, blues, rock, world music and contemporary chamber music.

Within nine weeks of the opening, The New York Times ran a story with the sub-head, “Away from Manhattan’s urban frenzy, one man’s hospitality has created an intimate stage for top tier musicians.”

The 3,500 square foot main floor provides the acoustically correct, live performance venue with a 24’ X 16’ stage. The Falcon’s backline is assembled to please its artists – Yamaha C7 grand piano, a Hammond B3 organ with the sought-after Leslie amp & pedals, full drum kit, guitar & bass amps, powered monitors with separate mixes, along with light and sound systems of excellent quality.

Gallery space on the main floor presents & promotes the work of visual artists and photographers from the Hudson Valley to New York City. Exhibitions feature a different artist every two months. The Falcon takes no fee from art sales, but encourages visitors to buy original pieces from the artists.

The barroom was created entirely with recycled materials. The bar itself had a past life as a shuffleboard. Kitchen facilities are designed to provide creative, affordable food for the live performances and support catered events on the lower floor, which is nearing completion.  The Falcon’s deck seats diners over the dramatic gorge that is Marlboro Falls. At the lower level, a patio area and a rock-walled pathway and lookout attract those seeking a complete experience – fine food, world-class music and an unforgettable natural setting.

The Scene

The Falcon welcomes everyone. There are no tickets, no cover charge and no minimum. The venue encourages contributions to the careworn donation box, which remains as both a symbol of democracy in the arts and a way for any patron, of any financial strata, to give what they will and what they can, in support of the living artists whose work they have enjoyed. This fund goes directly to the extraordinary performing musicians in the main act, demonstrating The Falcon’s respect and gratitude for their skill, and livelihood.

For more details, please see The Falcon’s website: http://www.liveatthefalcon.com, as well as HVMusicScene.com for up-to-date show information.

The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro

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