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Poughkeepsie Chapter: “This is Us” – The Beckers w/ Rich Keyes & Ken Sheehan

November 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This is Us

The Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild is pleased to be featuring “This Is Us” in our monthly Open Mic on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at  7:30pm.

“This is Us” features Carol and Kevin Becker w/ Rich Keyes & Ken 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 “THIS IS US”!

A newly formed musical group, THIS IS US 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 solo and form compelling harmonies with Kevin and Ken’s blending voices.  Ken adds the skillful touch of a virtuoso on guitar and it’s 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, Appalachian limber horse, and various whistles.

Their repertoire ranges from historical ballads to songs of social significance, from traditional folk songs to compositions by contemporary artists.  Original material and instrumentals add to the variety.  Their easy manner and relaxed stage presence encourages audience participation, and contribute to their entertaining performances.

Open Mic:

Open mic performances will be available to all. The Zoom meeting opens at 7 for signin, sound check, and socializing.  The open mic begins at 7:30.

Connect via Zoom:
Topic: Poughkeepsie HVFG Open Mic
Time: Nov. 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

See email for Zoom link.


November 21, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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