Featured Concert

Guy Davis

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn’t want you to notice how much art is involved. He’s played the four corners of the world earning acclaim for his deft acoustic playing, his well-traveled voice and his literate, yet highly accessible songwriting. His parallel careers– as a musician, an author, a music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor—mark Davis as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love.

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Featured Concert

Mike + Ruthy Band

Friday, January 06, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

Their musical melting pot combines country twang, Cajun chug, R&B swing and gospel fervor.

He’s a songwriting guitar-slinger with a knack for clawhammer banjo. She’s a fiddler and uke-chanteuse who grew up in the American roots underground, the daughter of Grammy-winning fiddler, Jay Ungar. These two believe in the transformative power of a great live show. They write top-tier songs, tour with their peerless five-piece band (a sound they’ve taken to calling rural rock), and perform for audiences worldwide with a charm and on-stage ease that might make you think they’re your new best friends.

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Featured Concert

Joan Shelley

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM

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Just off a fall tour with Patty Griffin and a summer appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, Joan Shelley is an artist on the rise. She has a warm and mellifluous voice and crafts lovely, sun-washed songs that she performs with gentle intensity. There’s a rare stillness in Shelley’s tunes. Her lyrics don’t tell stories; they contemplate places and situations, landscapes that can be geographical, psychological and sometimes both

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Featured Concert

The Ruddy Well Band

Friday, February 03, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

Back by popular demand, the Ruddy Well Band—two-time Sammy winners for People’s Choice and Best Americana—has emerged as one of Central New York’s premier performing string bands. A finely crafted combination of dynamic rhythms, tight harmonies, and mindful lyrics—these acoustic instrumentalists bring their audiences fun, foot-stomping Americana.

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Featured Concert

Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

The husband and wife team of Goodnight Moonshine puts real-life stories into song. Each lauded musicians in their own right, Molly Venter was a member of the acclaimed Americana trio Red Molly, and Eben Pariser remains an active player in the band, Roosevelt Dime. The couple’s joint project—Goodnight Moonshine—combines Venter’s smooth voice and songwriting savvy with Pariser’s lush harmonies and blues-imbued guitar.

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Featured Concert

Aztec Two Step

Friday, March 03, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

For more than four decades, Rex Fowler and Neal Schulman have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring a generation of young singer songwriters. They are known for their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies, and are considered one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts.

This show will include songs of duos—Simon & Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, as well as their own Aztec Two-Step classics.

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Featured Concert

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal Americana’, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music. Known for their electrifying live performances the band has toured nationally and abroad, playing a moody but uplifting americana with an extensive instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin).

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Featured Concert

Diana Jones

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 8:00 PM

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Singer/songwriter Diana Jones’ country music is far from the mainstream brand. She performs the kind of literary, progressive, yet historically rich music evocative of old-time mountain music, featuring Appalachian string band-style instrumentation combined with Jones’ character-driven portraits. She is frequently compared to other distinct voices in Americana music such as Gillian Welch, Iris Dement and Allison Krauss.

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Featured Concert

David Wilcox

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

When David Wilcox takes the stage, you feel like an old friend is visiting in your living room. Besides being a great songwriter, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

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Featured Concert

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb

Friday, May 05, 2017 at 8:00 PM

May Memorial UU Society

Loren and Mark return to Folkus as a hometown favorite, even as they travel the globe to huge acclaim for the rare and wonderful guitar duo they are. Loren and Mark share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets and beautiful vocal harmonies. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing

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Featured Concert

Ellis Paul

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM

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Ellis Paul is an observer, a philosopher and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he’s learned. By affirming and defining who he is, he affirms and uncovers the essence of us all, spreading his songs like seeds across the world to let a little light grow in our lives. With an acoustic guitar in hand, this charismatic troubadour weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur

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