Rowan in Concert
Lillias White w/ Joshua Pearl
PETER ROWAN IN CONCERT
The festivities begin with an outstanding musical
in concert, with
on banjo and Jay Ungar on fiddle.
and Back Roads will kick off the show with some hard drivin' bluegrass.
The concert, which is in tribute to “Bluegrass
Journey”, a new film from local filmmakers Ruth Oxenberg and Rob Schumer,
will take place at the Spotted Dog in Mount Tremper. Seats
began his professional career in the 1960s, playing guitar, singing lead vocals
and co-writing as a member of the Bluegrass Boys, led by the founding father of
bluegrass, Bill Monroe. In the early ‘70s, Rowan, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia,
Vassar Clements and John Kahn formed a band called Old & In the Way, which
brought bluegrass to new audiences. Rowan subsequently embarked on a
well-received solo career, releasing critically acclaimed records such as
Dustbowl Children, Yonder (a record of old-time country music in collaboration
with ace dobro player, Jerry Douglas) and two bluegrass albums, The First
Whippoorwill and Bluegrass Boy. His most recent release is High Lonesome Cowboy,
a recording of traditional and old-time mountain music with Don Edwards and
Norman Blake. Peter is featured in "Bluegrass
Journey," a documentary portrait of the contemporary bluegrass scene,
playing Thursday evening at the Bearsville Theater, and Saturday afternoon in
Peter will be
joined by legendary banjo player and longtime Woodstock resident
Bill was a member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in the early 60s. He invented
a revolutionary style of chromatic and melodic banjo playing that has influenced
generations of banjo players since, and which paved the way for such
contemporary stylists as Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck. He is widely considered
one of the foremost bluegrass banjo players in the world.
photo by Gina Motisi
New York native
Buddy Merriam formed
Back Roads in 1980, a traditional bluegrass band determined to
carry on the style of music first invented by the "father of bluegrass," Mr.
Bill Monroe. They play music with hard drive, high lonesome singing, blues,
fiddle tunes and good songs, both new and traditional, sung from the heart.
Buddy is known for his original mandolin style, his fine songwriting and his
close association and friendship with Mr. Monroe, who invited Buddy to play with
his legendary band, The Bluegrass Boys, on more than a dozen occasions.
and the Chamber of
Commerce of Ulster County, with help from Keegan Ales.
performing at the opening night film gala, Thursday, September 18
Joey Eppard of Three is a true, musical triple-threat: a brilliant
songwriter, an astonishing instrumental player and a phenomenal singer. His
notoriety to date is significantly derived from his work with a five-piece
rock/pop band based in legendary Woodstock, New York and known as 3. The group
came together in the early 1990’s and appeared at the Woodstock ‘94 Festival in
Saugerties, New York and the Woodstock ‘99 Festival in Rome, New York. In
recent years, Joey has been building a strong presence as a solo performer and
in 2003 has appeared regularly on the Acoustic Thunder Jam-boree Tour assembled
by celebrated acoustic-duo, Aztec Two-Step.
3’s debut CD recording, “Paint By Number,” was released in
2000 and received national and international radio promotion, airplay and
sales. The band’s highly-anticipated follow-up, the live album, “Half Life,”
was released in October, 2002, to raves from audiences and critics alike. The
band’s latest studio recording, “Summercamp
Nightmare” is scheduled for release in the fall of 2003.
Joey also released his debut solo CD, “been to the future” in December, 2002 and
he has just completed a second solo recording project with legendary session
drummer, Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney). All of the releases are
on indie label, Planet Noise Records,
Listen to Joey Eppard's "Been
to the Future," and Three "Paint
The opening Night Film Gala is Sponsored by
Planet Noise Records
SEPTEMBER SONG: A
Magical Autumn Night” featuring Lillias White & Joshua Pearl
Lillias White who can be
seen in the upcoming Peter Hedges film “Pieces of April,” is the
quadruple-crown winner of the 1997 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics
Award, and the People’s Choice Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
for her performance as Sonja in “The Life”. Ms. White received unqualified
acclaim for her triumphant portrayal of Jonesy in the revival of “How to
Succeed In Business...” Lillias’ recordings include the cast albums of “How To
Succeed”, “The Life” and “From Brooklyn to Broadway”, her one woman show. She
is the voice of the lead muse, Calliope, in the Disney animated film Hercules.
Joshua Pearl is an Internationally recognized
pianist, composer, arranger, and music director. He has performed throughout
the United States and Japan on such stages as Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher
Hall, New York City’s Town Hall, and The Garden State Arts Center.
Mr. Pearl has worked on numerous Broadway
productions, performed on NPR’s “A Prarie Home Companion”, and produced
several independent albums. He composed the original score for the recently
premiered Tennessee William play “The Day On Which A Man Dies” and had the
premier of his original musical “Courting The Muse” in 2002 starring Lillias
White. Joshua has also worked with many musical luminaries regionally and
nationally including Peter Schickele, Kate Pierson, Amy Helm, Paul Winter,
Greg Brown, Hariprasad Churasia, Hamsa El Din, and Mellissa Erricco.
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Stay tuned for more announcements regarding
music at the 2003 Woodstock Film Festival
Friday, September 19 at the Colony Cafe
KARL BERGER, AND FRIENDS
Karl Berger, the founder of the legendary
Creative Music Studio (www.CreativeMusicStudio.org ) in Woodstock, NY, is a six
time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll as a jazz soloist and has gained
acclaim for his original scores for live orchestras/ensembles and for
He is noted for his innovative arrangements for recordings by Jeff Buckley
(“Grace”), Natalie Merchant (“Ophelia”), Better Than Ezra, The Cardigans,
Jonatha Brooke, Bootsie Collins, Angelique Kidjo a.o. The vibraphonist/pianist
has won numerous Composition Awards and has recorded and performed
internationally with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller,
the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ingrid Sertso, Dave Holland, Ed
Blackwell, and many others.
His recordings and arrangements appear on the Blue Note, Milestone, Polygram,
EMI, MCA, Island Records, Enja, Vogue, JVC, Black Saint, CBS, Virgin, Sony,
Elektra, Capitol and Knitting Factory labels. Karl is currently on a number of
scores, performs, records and teaches internationally and conducts the Creative
Music Studio Music Universe Orchestra.
BRITTA PHILLIPS & DEAN WAREHAM
Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham recently released “L’Avventura”, an album of
duets and covers, on the Jetset label. It was produced by legendary Tony
Visconti. Dean and Britta are also members of the New York band LUNA, who have
made six albums and toured all over the USA, Europe, Japan and South America.
Dean Wareham makes his acting debut in Alison Bagnall’s film “PIGGIE,” and also
contributed songs and score to the film.
The artistry of Tamar Haviv reveals itself through layers of emotional colors.
Iridescent, transparent; Her music is like a rich tapestry woven with sonic
loom. Musical metaphors-- folk, ska, blues, trip-hop-- are all stylistic
signposts to this singular sound' but Tamar's songs are the destination. The
words and music, distilled through her hypnotic vocals, effortlessly segue
within milliseconds; she is simultaneously a blues belter and a high art diva;
an edgy rocker and a neo-beat poet. Her most recent CD; Insatiable, released
independently, served to further introduce Tamar to the world--receiving fanatic
reviews throughout the US & the UK. The title track, 'To the circus', has been
included on two compilation albums; UK's Slap Dash Records & Michelle Malone's
SBS Records. Other Recent music Collaborations include composition on the UK Indie
film Soar with producer Lynne Earls & Vinyl release Doug Gray and Friends
Electroganic on sweet Daddy Records. "Music just lives it's own life,' say's
Tamar, " It just breathes it's own breath and can get through anything. It's
beautiful. It's blind."
The following musicians can be heard on the 2003 Woodstock Film Festival
complimentary CD. Use them for your next
from the upcoming album “Summercamp Nightmare”
Planet Noise Records
From the upcoming album, “Help is on the Way”
To Live in a Home
The Final Ride
Peter Rowan & The Texas Trio with Jerry Douglas and Tony rice
Written by Jack Bonus
Any Old Name Music (ASCAP) c/o Mietus Copyright Management
From “Bluegrass Journey”
Ruth Oxenberg (518) 537-6536
Vespers Music (732) 431-2905
From “Coney Island Baby”
from “Prom Night”
From “Particles of Truth”
Victor Bellomo& David Pace
The Spirit of Gravity
From the animated film “The Spirit of Gravity” by Victor Bellomo & David Pace
To the Circus
You Think You Know What It Mean
from “The Old Joy”
*Schedule is subject to change
From “Back Up, Please”
Only One (Joshua Pearl)
From “Soul Reflections”
Karl Berger and Friends
Tinker Street, Upstate Films and the
Catskill Mountain Foundation Theater are 35mm facilities.
Upstate and CMFT will also screen beta sp
and digibeta films.
Bearsville, Mountain View, WCC are are
beta sp & digibeta
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