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Lifelong Learning Institute at Vassar College Presents “Folk Songs of the Hudson Valley” featuring Storm King Skyline

October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Hudson Valley Folk Guild,
in partnership with the
Lifelong Learning Institute at Vassar College,

“Folk Songs of the Hudson Valley”
featuring Storm King Skyline.


This concert, Friday, October 7, 2022, 5 p.m., Blodgett Auditorium on the Vassar College campus, includes songs that tell the history, celebrate the people, and reflect the grandeur of the Hudson Valley. There is no admission charge.

A newly formed musical group, Storm King Skyline (Kevin & Carol Becker, Rich Keyes, Ken Sheehan, Linda Sheehan) has developed a unique sound that combines breathtaking vocals, instrumental dexterity, and a synergy that comes only from an intimate knowledge of each other’s talents. That sound starts with Kevin’s intricate finger picked guitar, augmented by his impeccable harmonica playing. Carol’s soaring vocals – clear, bright, and pure, stand out when singing solo and form compelling harmonies with Kevin and Ken’s baritone voices. Ken adds the skillful touch of a virtuoso on guitar and the sound is all anchored by Rich’s solid rhythms on upright bass and his driving bluegrass-influenced banjo. They feature other instruments as well, notably mountain dulcimer, recorder, bodhran, and Appalachian limber horse. Their repertoire ranges from historical ballads to songs of social significance and from traditional folk songs to the original songs of the band members. Storm King Skyline has an easy manner and relaxed stage presence which encourages audience participation and contributes to their entertaining performances.

Mask and proof of vaccination required.

For more information on the Lifelong Learning Institute at Vassar College, including a map of the Vassar College campus, go to https://pages.vassar.edu/lifelonglearning/.



You can locate Blodgett Hall by entering the Vassar Campus at the North Gate (at approximately 54 Collegeview Ave., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.). After entering the gate, turn left on Kenyon Drive. Blodgett Hall is on your right across from Kenyon Hall.

Parking on campus may be limited.

Directions to the North Gate entrance:

GPS for Blodgett Hall: 41.68871228581062, -73.8918129917412

Click on the attached map for a visual guide to locate Blodgett Hall.


October 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Blodgett Auditorium in Blodgett Hall, Vassar College
North Gate, 54 Collegeview Ave.
Pougkeepsie, NY