MUSIC AT THE MANSION
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, Bill Kirchen, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8PM:
Without question, one of the brightest lights on the American progressive/art rock scene, IZZ melds classic and modern prog influences, strong melodies, and stirring guitar and synthesizer solos into a familiar yet refreshing musical stew. They have consistently delivered their innovative and unique original sound with rising praise for each album released.
IZZ was formed under the musical vision of brothers Tom and John Galgano. In 1996, Tom brought together fellow Manhattanville College classmates, all musically trained, to write, arrange and perform original, adventurous music. IZZ’s
lineup includes percussionist (and Blind Brook legend) Greg DiMiceli, Paul Bremner (guitars), Anmarie Byrnes (vocals), Laura Meade (vocals), and Brian Coralian (drums). They have released eight studio albums, including “Don't Panic” in 2019, and have appeared at many festivals including CalProg (Los Angeles), NEARFest (Bethlehem PA), Terra Incognita (Quebec), and Progtoberfest (Chicago). This will be IZZ’s second appearance at Music at the Mansion.
Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $24 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8PM:
Comedy at the Mansion
LoHud Comedy was founded in 2010 by Adam Oliensis for the purpose of bringing stand-up comedy to the Lower Hudson Valley.
FRANK VIGNOLA is known amongst his peers as a comic’s comic. His razor sharp take on the issues makes an impression on even the most jaded veterans who often linger in the back of the house just to see what he might say next. Besides television appearances on Comedy Central, NBC and the Discovery Channel Europe (London), Mr. Vignola has also appeared at “Just for Laughs” (the Montreal Comedy Festival) with Bill Maher and toured with Armed Forces Entertainment (the USO) performing for our troops in Afghanistan. And his one man show “God and Science” was recently produced in a limited theatrical run.
ADAM OLIENSIS has been working in comedy since the ‘80s. Not just as a Comic but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film, and commercials. He has recently appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and has opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer, which he also co-produced and in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Tickets for this show are $22 in advance and $26 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8PM:
More than four decades have passed since Steve Forbert made his way to New York City from his Meridian, Mississippi birthplace in quest of a career in music. After busking on the street for change from passers by, he rose to sharing bills at CBGB’s with the likes of Talking Heads, The Shirts and John Cale as well as headlining more traditional venues such as The Bitter End and Kenny’s Castaways. Against staggering odds, he found blazing success early on with a string of critically acclaimed and commercially accepted albums including Alive on Arrival (1978), Jackrabbit Slim (1979), and Little Stevie Orbit (1980) and a most unlikely smash hit single, “Romeo’s Tune.” His latest release is The Magic Tree (2018). Produced by Karl Derfler (Tom Waits, No Doubt, Two Gallants), it offers a series of songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos, augmented with new backing tracks.