The Falcon is thrilled to present Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks Friday November 11, 2016 at the new Falcon Underground. Showtime is 7pm.
There is no cover charge; this unique venue that features world class music is donation-supported.
Featuring internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and keyboardist Grayson Hugh, the Moon Hawks also includes 17 year old blues prodigy Bobby Paltauf on guitar, Anthony Candullo on bass, Tyger MacNeal on drums and Polly Messer on harmony vocals.
Hugh’s music has been called “a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country” (Stone Phillips, The Today Show) and his voice has been compared to soul legends Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. His piano playing has been called “a veritable cyclone of soul, drawing its energy from such diverse regions as the swampland funk of Professor Longhair, the testifying soul of Ray Charles, with the rhythms of African drumming and American bluegrass thrown in the mix.” – Benny Metten, Ctrl. Alt. Country, August, 2010.
Known for his global mega hits “(Talk It Over”, “Bring It All Back”, “How Bout Us”) and songs from the hit movies “Thelma and Louise” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”) the songs and live shows of Grayson Hugh have earned praise from music critics and fellow musicians from the worlds of soul, rock. jazz and Americana.
“Grayson Hugh. A great artist!” – Pete Anderson, Grammy-winning Roost Rock and Blues Guitarist and Producer
“What a voice!” – Buddy Miller, Singer-Songwriter, Producer and winner of the 2011 Artist of The Year Americana Music Award
“A Natural Soul Man” – Ron Wynn, The Memphis Daily News
Of his long-awaited 2010 comeback album, “An American Record”. Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. had this to say: “In a world where music is often a brittle artificiality, the music he makes is hard and strong, convicted and convincing. And true. Most of all, true. It’s there in the gritty lament of his voice, in the roughhouse eloquence of his piano, and the atmospheric poetry of his words. He has that thing Sam Cooke and Ray Charles had, that thing you still hear sometimes in Bruce Springsteen, that lonely, train whistle in the dark thing, that yearning, keening thing that gets right to the heart of what it means to be alive, what it means to be a human being. This is ‘An American Record’. Some of us are glad the wait is over at last.”
– Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald, March 8, 2010
Of Hugh’s 2015 “Back To The Soul”: “A committed soul man for the better part of the past 27 years, Grayson Hugh makes a joyous noise on his latest LP, the aptly dubbed Back To The Soul. The art of procuring pure soul and genuine R&B has seemingly been lost in recent times, given the preponderance of rap and hip hop on the popular music scene. Kudos then to Grayson Hugh for reminding us of not only how it all began, but where it should remain.”
—Lee Zimmerman, Elmore Magazine, January 5, 2016
Don’t miss this chance to see the blue-eyed soul legend with his brand new band Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks at one the Hudson Valley’s most prestigious music venues.