Previous Shows, 2017-18

Below are previous shows which we presented at Music at the Mansion during the 2017-18 season. See previous shows for 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14.

The Gaslight Tinkers w/ guest Pluck & Rail

Gaslight TinkersAfrican, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It’s the genre-bending future of the music of the past. The Gaslight Tinkers‘ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.

Playing what The Valley Advocate describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, and exuberant musicianship. The sound and energy of Audrey, Jopey, Garrett, and Peter are universally irresistible.

Pluck & RailPluck & Rail is the acoustic intersection of Andrew Sussman of the prog-rock heavyweights Frogg Café, and George Gierer of the folkabilly band South County. Drawing from the deep well of American music, Pluck & Rail blends together gritty songwriting, tight vocal melodies and soaring cello runs to craft their unique sound.

“…bittersweet…” – New York Times (July 2015)
“…evocative of the Felice Brothers…” Westchester Magazine’s 2014 Fall Arts Preview
“…a fresh take evoking aspects of T Bone Burnett.” Progression Magazine, Oct. 2015”

Gaslight Tinkers video:

Pluck & Rail video:

Town of Rye Revue: Open Mic and guests Julie Corbalis and Deuces Child

open micSpend an evening in Crawford Park hearing local musical talent! We’ll start the evening with an open mic: show off your skills by playing up to two songs in front of your best friends! All genres welcome: folk, acoustic, country, rock, alternative, celtic, bluegrass, opera, a capella, jazz, R&B. Anybody can play, but we’ll reserve 4 spots for Town of Rye residents.

Julie CorbalisSinger-songwriter and Rye Brook resident Julie Corbalis has been performing all over the world since 1996 and has recorded six albums, including her latest, “What’s Up with This Heart.” Her musical influences are as diverse as her musical catalog and include the Beatles, Sheryl Crow, and a sub-genre to what she whimsically refers as “White Boy Blues” including the likes of Eric Clapton, The Animals, and the Rolling Stones. Corbalis enjoys steady exposure in local media radio outlets, including WFUV 90.7, WHUD 100.7 and The Peak 107.1, and her cover of The Faces “Ooh La La” was featured on the hit TV show “Bones” in June 2016.

Deuces ChildDeuces Child is the acoustic duo of Port Chester native Gigi Tanglewood and fellow singer-songwriter Lou Patrick. They create a unique and lively musical program with their acoustic guitar interplay and amazing harmonic vocals. As veteran performers coming from different musical backgrounds, they offer up an inspiring and versatile collection of cover and original songs by blending blues, folk, country and classic rock into a fresh new sound.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 8:00PM:
Comedy at the Mansion
Featuring LoHud Comedy w/ Andy Pitz and Adam Oliensis

Music at the Mansion is changing its name – for one night only – to Comedy at the Mansion, when Adam Oliensis and his LoHud Comedy tour take over the mansion for a night of laughs. Former Westchester resident Andy Pitz will be the headliner.

LoHud Comedy was founded in 2010 for the purpose of bringing stand-up comedy to the Lower Hudson Valley. Since then, LoHud Comedy has presented both local and nationally-reknowned talent, including comedy legends and luminaries such as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried.

Andy PitzAndy Pitz (in his own words): “I’m a standup comedian based in New York City and I’ve been doing standup for over 20 years. I was born and raised in Buffalo NY, and I lived in Westchester for a number of years with our cat, a dog, and a baby girl. Not to mention my wife’s mom and her boyfriend also live with us. Yes, pretty brutal.

“I’ve been featured in Westchester Magazine and I’ve been on TV a number of times, highlighted by appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I was also on Star Search but that was pretty lame. The other two shows were really fun and awesome experiences. Clips of those appearances are on my videos age and here’s the link to that video.

“The topics I talk about change all the time of course but lately I seem to be focusing on my marriage, fatherhood, technology / social networking and just everyday things that I get obsessed with.”

Adam OliensisThe Journal News labeled Adam Oliensis as Rockland’s King of Comedy. has named him the #1 Comedian for Hire in New York for 2015, 2016, & 2017.

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by genuine adulthood. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience, especially as a husband and a father).

Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live, as well as at Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout the Northeast.

Andy Pitz live at Carolines, NYC

Adam Oliensis live at the Broadway Comedy Club, NYC