The 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.
Seeing 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.
Opening the evening is fiddler, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Hannah Rose Baker. Hannah currently makes her home in Somerville MA and she began studying classical violin as an elementary school student in Atlanta, Georgia. Four months spent in Ireland as a teen introduced her to traditional music, and she switched over to old time music in college. With degrees in music and anthropology, Hannah brings her knowledge of the history of traditional American music and its cultural significance to both her playing and teaching.
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.
THINGS WE LIKE
We are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY.
The 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:
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