LI Concert Notes # 3 – 8/13/06

“The cruel war is raging and Johnny has to fight” – traditional

Here’s some great Live Music on LI for August.

8/15 – Shenole Latimer (jazz) – young Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer has numerous credentials as both a bandleader and sought-after sidemen. His talent and performing style is matched by his engaging stage presence. Shenole will take the role of bandleader for his Bay Shore performance at Dr. King’s Park in Bay Shore. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park,

Main Street,  Bayshore 8/15 – Mary Lamont Band. 1:30 PM at Lido Beach Town Park 

8/16 – Judith Zweiman and Stu Markus. 7 PM at Chandler Square , Port Jefferson

8/16 – Jackalope Junction reunion tour 2006. 7PM. Town Green, Southold  All the best from
Music City USA! Dave Isaacs

8/17 – Ed Palermo Big Band. 8:30 PM at Hecksher Park, HuntingtonFri 8/18 Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead, NY 7 PM

Sat 8/19 muzzlespeed @ Jessie’s Roadhouse, Merrick, NY 9 PM All the best from Music City USA! Dave Isaacs 8/19 – Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys.  8:30 PM at
Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/20 – Denise Romas. 12:30 PMNorthport Village Park, right at the end of Main Street by the docks, as part of the Northport Arts Coalition Sunday in the Park, featuring musicians and artists. Free. There will be music on 2 separate stages from 12-5. Denise plays from 12:30-1:00. Bring a chair.8/20 – Little Toby Walker – award-winning Delta blues guitarist. Toby is always a crowd-pleaser. The IAC has brought him back for the summer so that those who tried to see him in January and were unable to get in will have another chance to see him. Without a doubt one of the very finest acoustic blues musicians alive today, this outstanding Brentwood native was the last musician to win the best performer in all categories at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis. From the opening bars of his high-energy Piedmont style, it is easy to see why: Toby is a true master of this American music idiom. 2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)8/20 – Bald Hill Mountain Jam – featuring Johnny Winter, Joe Bonnamassa, Robben Ford, & The N. Mississippi All-stars. Brookhaven Amphitheatre Arts & Cultural Center, 318 Wynne Lane , Port
Jefferson, New York 11777.  Phone: 631-331-0808

8/22 – Glen Roethel – New Folk with a positive message – singer/songwriter and guitarist Glen Roethel personifies the idea of the modern social troubadour, following in the footsteps of George Harrison and Paul Simon, appealing to one’s higher angels through his personal and poignant music. Deeply committed to the healing power of music, Glen cherishes both people and the natural world, and encourages a sense of peace and belonging through his gentle and uplifting songs. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street , Bayshore

8/23 – Joe Songwriter and Glen Roethel.  7 PM at Chandler Square , Port Jefferson

8/26 – Jean-Luc Ponty. 8:30/10:30 at IMAC, Huntington

8/26 – The Machine – The greatest Pink Floyd Show in the World, plus the Soft Parade – Doors Tribute.  Brookhaven Amphitheatre Arts & Cultural Center  318 Wynne Lane, Port Jefferson, New York 11777.  Phone: 631-331-0808

8/26 & 8/27 – afternoons: Strike The Bell (Stuart Markus & Judith Zweiman) perform sea chanteys on Ye Old Marityme Stage at the Long Island Maritime Museum’s annual Seafood and Crafts Fair.

87 West Ave., West Sayville, (631) HISTORY. 

8/27 – August. 27 – Three Dog Night, plus special guest Felix Cavaliers Rascals.  Brookhaven Amphitheatre Arts & Cultural Center 318 Wynne Lane , Port Jefferson, New York 11777.  Phone: 631-331-0808

8/27 – Essential – Giovanni Von Essen – soul and standards-  Lead singer and songwriter for EssenTIAL, Giovanni Von Essen  blends early influences of Latin, R & B, gospel and spirituals with the Classical and Jazz stylings that she later studied during her college years.  Giovanni sings of timeless dilemmas and disillusionment with love in simple and humorous ways, and she draws her inspiration from such ageless vocalists as Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Roberta Flack and Dionne Warwick.  2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)

8/29 – Lone Sharks – rockabilly – the Lone Sharks are East End favorites, bringing good-time rockabilly classics and their own brand of fun. Founded by guitarist and lead singer Gene Casey in 1988, the Lone Sharks have earned a devoted following which keeps this band working all year long,and all over Long Island, contradicting the usual East End summer scene..  12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street , Bayshore 8/30 – The Daydreamers. 7 PM at Chandler Square , Port Jefferson  8/31 – “Just Wild About Harry,” 7:30 PM. The Harry Chapin tribute benefit concert at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Stage, featuring over 20 Long Island singer-songwriters performing Harry’s music. Free, bring food and cash donations for L.l. Cares and World Hunger year.  9/3 Tornado Alley. 10:30 AM An all original Americana band Featuring Sonny Speed, Tim Huss, Vinny Crici, Lora Kendall & Robert Langley will be appearing at Bradstock, at the
Maritime Museum in Sayville. The all day festival will be carried live over WUSB 90.1fm  9/6 – Return of Folk Legend Bob Westcott.7 PM The Babylon Green Party will host an encore performance of songwriter Bob Westcott.  His one-a-kind performance last September demanded a return engagement.  Westcott is known for his flawless performances both as a solo singer/songwriter and as a bass player for the geriatric blues band The Debrillators and the political rockers Blacklisted and the Banned.  Inspired by the intimate setting and a recent Arlo Guthrie performance, Westcott’s appearance at the Babylon Greens last year was more of a kitchen table performance featuring rambling talking-blues storytelling and impromptu covers from his youth.Westcott been called the “real deal”, and for good reason:  Westcott has been performing his elegant finger style guitar work for over 30 years. During the Sixties, he played in the basket houses of Greenwich Village, then moved to
Manchester, England to explore the British Folk Scene. During the Seventies, Westcott traveled throughout Canada and the US, living in the Midwest, California and Upstate NY before settling on
Eastern Long Island. His astonishing finger style guitar work and universally resonant songwriting have made him a perennial favorite on the Long Island scene, and his debut album Rollin’ Along captures that beautifully. His latest CD release, Wherever You Go, is a beautifully crafted exploration of instrumental destinations. Quite different from his debut album, it transports the listener to aural landscapes of peace and serenity.
Westcott’s performances are peppered with stories about his personal experiences, his travels and travails. This professional is also a Long Island Music Award nominee.  Westcott has opened for several nationally-known performers, including John Hammond, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, The Nields, and most recently, Richard Shindell. Westcott’’s annual Holiday Revue is a wildly popular event in which he presents his personal favorites to the Folk Music Society audience. He also performs as a member of the super group The Defibrillators.   Contact Ian Wilder, 11 Edmunton Drive, #E6, North Babylon, NY 11703. 631-422-4702  9/10 – Tornado Alley. 1:45 PM.  An all original Americana band Featuring Sonny Speed, Tim Huss, Vinny Crici, Lora Kendall & Robert Langley will be appearing at the Babylon Country Fair. At the gazebo located on the south side of Main Street across from Argyle
Park. 9/15 – “Open Mic” Café. 7:30 PM. Huntington Public Library. Performers are asked to sign up by calling 631-427-5165 ext.222.  We are featuring Denise Romas- guitarist and singer. Huntington Public Library,

338 Main Street, Huntington


 9/17 – Diana Jones and Tim Grimm. 2 PM – University Café, Stony Brook.  For information about The University Cafe shows, go to under “Special Events” or call 631-632-6027.Corrections and Comments are welcome.   Support Live Music on
Long Island.

Gary Schoenberger

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  1. Thanks for publishing all this great concert information!

    Your fan,
    Glen Roethel

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