Tickets $15 advance, $20 door
You’re invited to a special Towne Crier Café evening of tradition-tinged music from Breakneck Ridge Revue, an ensemble of notable Hudson Valley musicians performing a mix of traditional, classic and original songs with American or Celtic roots. Their credo is, “Simple music for complicated times.”
The Revue is led by Andy Revkin, a songwriter and instrumentalist who’s best known as a longtime New York Times science journalist, and David Ross, a singer and guitarist who chairs the Art Practice graduate program at the School of Visual Arts and is the former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Revue features Al Hemberger, a versatile bass player, songwriter, member of The Renovators and owner of The Loft recording studio; Todd Guidice, a drummer and guitarist and owner of Roots Cellar Recordings; Dan Einbender, a longtime sideman of Pete Seeger who shared a 2011 Grammy Award for co-producing Pete’s “Tomorrow’s Children” album; and Patrick Stansfield Jones, a composer, arranger, music teacher and guitar virtuoso in all styles.
Special guests include David Rothenberg on clarinets, the harmonica wizard James “J.J.” Jospe and – a particularly rare treat – the noted Canadian songwriter and keyboardist Chris Brown.