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Poughkeepsie Chapter: Storm King Skyline
March 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild
will host our monthly coffeehouse open mic this coming
Saturday, March 18, 2023
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
This month we are proud to be featuring Storm King Skyline.
Storm King Skyline is Kevin & Carol Becker, Rich Keyes, Ken & Linda Sheehan.
Start with deep roots in traditional folk music, add musical versatility, mix in both historical and contemporary themes, all seasoned with a healthy dose of good-natured humor, then enjoy a performance by Storm King Skyline.
A newly formed musical group, Storm King Skyline 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 Linda adds some light percussion. The entire sound is 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.
Open mic performances will be available for all.
Signup begins at 7 and open mic begins at 7:30.
The featured performance is expected to begin at approximately 8:30.
Cost of admission for this event is $7 ($6 for Folk Guild members and seniors)