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, September 25, 2021 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.
This concert is the rescheduled date (originally April 18, 2020) due to COVID-19. Tickets from the original date will be honored. This concert will be subject to any COVID-19 regulations in force at time of event.
Tickets for this show are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 8PM:
Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has delved into his Southern roots and followed the thread of African American history that weaves itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby earned his higher musical education as a busker on the sidewalks and subway platforms of New York City, performing material by those venerable artists whose work he was studying and quickly absorbing. An ambitiously itinerant musician, he took his show on the road, playing the streets, coffee shops, bars, and house parties in cities around the country.
Hubby was a member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops during 2010-2014. Since 2015, he has been a touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. He was on her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in 2015 and “Freedom Highway” in 2017. During COVID, he released the EP "The Fourth Day" and made several appearances on Jorma Kaukoken's Fur Peace Ranch weekly broadcast.
This concert will be subject to any COVID-19 regulations in force at time of event.
Tickets for this show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.