Music at the Mansion

music_at_the_mansion_logo_color_100x36The Friends of Crawford Park are proud to present Music at the Mansion, an acoustic music series held at the historic Crawford Mansion on the grounds of Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.

The mission of Music at the Mansion is to raise money for the park through a series of musical events that feature a combination of nationally-renowned and exceptional local talent. The music will be eclectic, diverse, and will definitely entertain you. Our intimate venue seats about 100 and we host shows approximately every two months. Previous shows have featured Jill Sobule, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.

Upcoming shows:

Sat., May 14, 2016, 8PM: Deadgrass w/ guest Schlango Doss
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8PM: Spuyten Duyvil

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 8PM:
Deadgrass w/ guest Schlango DossBuy Tickets

Deadgrass (photo by Peter Freed)Matt Turk and C Lanzbom along with Clarence Ferrari, Russ Gottlieb and David Richards are “Deadgrass,” a unique quintet that interprets the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. The music they play shines a light on genius songwriting, performing and melodic vocals. The musicians of Deadgrass access the vast body of work that Garcia shared, developed and brought into this world. Deadgrass live shows stay true to the roots of the music while at the same time show the band’s originality and high level of musicianship.

Deadgrass cofounder Matt Turk is based in nearby Hastings-on-Hudson NY and is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world. Web music authority All Music Guide calls Matt Turk “…an artist to be reckoned with.” Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace-loving realist. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and more.

Grammy award winner C Lanzbom has spent years as a studio and touring guitarist. Well traveled in the Middle East, C has absorbed Israel-Arabic musical rhythms of the region, fusing these ancient tones with the rock-and-roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore. C’s performing, writing, engineering and producing credits include his own internationally acclaimed band Soulfarm, American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox, Shlomo Carlbach, and Pete Seeger with Bruce Springsteen.

Schlango DossSchlango Doss is a high energy musical brew that hits the mark between rock and pop with a little dose of improv – imagine the Van Halen brothers hanging out with David Bowie to jam on Zep and Fleetwood Mac tunes…and you are headed in the right direction. The band consists of Rye Brook resident Dan Schloss, Glenn Schloss, and Eric De Picciotto, with some additional guests coming out to take it all to the next level.

Tickets for this show are $18 in advance and $23 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.


Deadgrass performs “Catfish John”:

Deadgrass performs “Land of the Navaho”:

Schlango Doss performs “48 Secs in the Pocket”:

Spuyten DuyvilBuy Tickets

Spuyten DuyvilSeeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced “SPITE-en DIE+vul”) show for the first time is like “throwing a cherry bomb into a lake” (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this six piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the East Coast and Midwest.

It’s an exciting time for the Hudson Valley based band. They have just released their third full length CD, “The Social Music Hour Vol 1”. A love letter to the Anthology of American Folk Music, the project features lyrically relevant, known but not worn out, open for suggestion songs that thrives with re-interpretation. Familiar, forgotten words find new meaning in this historically informed but thoroughly contemporary treatment. Old wood, plaster, real spaces, vintage guitars and hot tubes are captured in warm, analog tones by studio designer and engineer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Nellie McKay). Recorded by the full band (no click, no net), the tracks burst with life, joy and vitality.

A festival favorite, the band has played featured shows at Citi Field, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and Clearwater. 2016 finds the band heading to Florida to headline the South Florida Folk Festival, to Israel to headline the Jacob’s Ladder Festival along with a series of shows for the American Embassy, to Vermont for Roots On The River, to New York for Caramoor’s American Roots Music Festival, to Massachusetts for the New Bedford Folk Festival and to Long Island for The Great South Bay Music Festival.

Tickets for this show are $22 in advance and $27 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.


CaramoorWe are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY.
Visit the Music at the Mansion table at this year’s American Roots Music Festival on Sat. June 25, 2016!!

Captain Lawrence Brewing CompanyThe Captain Lawrence Brewing Company kindly donates the beer which is sold at our shows. Their brewery is located in Elmsford, NY.

Sound City Music of Stamford CT does an excellent job of ensuring that the PA system sounds great at our shows. They also have rehearsal spaces for musicians.

Acoustic Live has listings of live music around the NYC area.


Music at the Mansion would like to thank:

Town of Rye for providing the mansion for our use.
Port Chester Council for the Arts for providing our stage and lights.


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