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LI Concert Notes #26 1/1/08

It’s always Texas. It’s Texas each time. This old heart gets the better of its New York City mind.  It’s always Texas, I guess I’m hoping to find.  In my mind it’s Texas, I’ll make it home some time.
– Steve Chizmadia

Here’s some great Live Music on LI.  Venue addresses/phones/URLs at end of all listings.  Please scroll down.  For more information about great live music on LI and elsewhere  Please visit Michael Kornfeld and Glen Roethel’s excellent website  www.acousticmusicscene.com

Day     Date     Time     Artist             Venue
Thu     1/3     7:00     Phil Minissale     Toast Coffeehouse, 242 E Main St, Port Jefferson
Thu     1/3     7:00     Russ Seeger + Iridesense     Live in the Lobby, Patchogue Theatre
Fri     1/4     8:00     Johnsmith     Garden Stage, Garden City
Fri     1/4     9:00     Stone Believer     Cherrywood Café, Wantagh
Fri     1/4     10:00     Miller’s Crossing     Fadeley’s Pub, 422 West Main St, Patchogue    www.millerscrossingbluegrass.com
Fri     1/4     8:00     Island SongwritersShowcase     Border’s Book Store, Syosset
Fri     1/4     8:00     Heather Lev and poet Steve Schmidt      PeaceSmiths, First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway (Route 110), near Montauk Highway, Amityville
Fri     1/4     9:30     Fourteen Feet     Brickhouse Brewery, 67 W Main St, Patchogue
Sat     1/5     7:30     Jud Caswell & Chris O’Brien     FMSH, Congregational Church, Centerport
Sat     1/5     9:00     Free Grass Union     Fiddlers Cove, 367 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton
Sat     1/5     8:00     Jeffrey Gaines     Boulton Center, Bay Shore
Sun     1/6     2:00     The Kennedys     University Café, Stony Brook
Sun     1/6     7:00     Jay Scott and Grand Case Scenario (Live Recording Session)     Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts www.jayscottlive.com
Sun     1/6     1:00     FMSH open folk jam     Huntington Library, Huntington
Wed     1/9     8:00     Jesse Ruben     Acoustic LI, Deepwells Mansion, St. James
Thu     1/10     7:30     Glen Roethel + Gathering Time     Fiddleheads, Oyster Bay
Fri     1/11     8:00     Afterlife (Progressive Rock)     H on the Harbor, Port Washington
Fri     1/11     9:00     Gathering Time (Glen Roethel, Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong)     New Hyde Park Inn, 214 Jericho Tpke,      New Hyde Park
Fri     1/11     8:00     James O’Malley     Grounds & Sounds Café, UUF, 380 Nichols Rd, Stony Brook
Sat     1/12     8:00     Gretchen Witt + Gathering Time (Glen Roethel, Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong)     Eclectic Café, Bay Shore
Sat     1/12           Elvis Tribute with members of Mary Lamont Band, Steve Prisco and the Blaggards, Lone Sharks, Buzzards     Matty T’s Roadhouse  365 Commack Rd, Deer Park
Sun     1/13     3:00     Daedelus String Quartet     Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Wed     1/16     8:00     Earl Pickens     Acoustic LI, Deepwells Mansion, St. James
Thu     1/17     8:00     Ani DiFranco     IMAC, Huntington
Fri     1/18     8:00     Bill Staines     Our Times Coffeehouse, Garden City
Fri     1/18     7:30     Miller’s Crossing     Huntington Library, Huntington
Fri     1/18     8:00     Richie Havens     Boulton Center, Bay Shore
Fri     1/18     9:00     Glen Roethel     Marino’s Remedies Cafe, 95 East Hoffman Avenue, Lindenhurst
Sat     1/19     7:30     Open Mic Night     FMSH, Congregational Church, Centerport
Sun     1/20     2:00     Ellis Paul     University Café, Stony Brook
Wed     1/23     8:00     John Wills     Acoustic LI, Deepwells Mansion, St. James
Thu     1/24     8:00     Jorma Kaukonen     Boulton Center, Bay Shore
Thu     1/24     7:30     Phil Minissale     Bobbique, 70 W Main St, Patchogue
Thu     1/24     7:30     Glen Roethel     Fiddleheads, Oyster Bay
Fri     1/25     8:00     LI Philharmonic     Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sat     1/26     8:00     Red Molly & Pat Wictor     Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington
Sat     1/26     8:00     Denise Romas   (CD release party “Inspired”)     Body Awareness Studio, 50 W Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst  www.deniseromas.com
Sat     1/26           Bennett Harris Trio     South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station.
Sat     1/26     8:00     Cathy Kreger + Dee Harris     Song Box, Seaford
Sat     1/26     7:30     NYC’s Luminescent Orchestri     Last Licks Café, Huntington
Wed     1/30     8:00     Tom Griffith     Acoustic LI, Deepwells Mansion, St. James

Corrections and Comments are welcome.  Support Live Music on Long Island.
Gary Schoenberger


FMSH (Folk Music Society of Huntington) First Saturday Concerts and Hard Luck Café.  Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport.  For info: 631-425-2925  www.fmshny.org.  Most concerts are preceded by a one-hour open mic.

Eclectic Café
The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of each month, September through May.  The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk – 28 Brentwood Road Bay Shore 631-661-1278.  Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask that you please AVOID parking in the medical offices’ parking lots south of the church or in the parking lot across the street. The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.  Admission is $10 for non-members ($5 for High School students with ID), and $8 for members. Membership is $12 a year. You can become a member at any time and your membership will be for a full calendar year, starting that month. Family memberships are also available. Ask at the ticket table for details. Refreshments are available.  We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, non-profit committee of the UUSSS. University Café, Stony Brook. Tickets are $20.00 with a student rate of $15.00. Ticket information/reservations may be made by email to SundayStreetWUSB@aol.com or by calling 631-632-1093. Please visit the website at www.universitycafe.org. The University Café (a not-for-profit organization) is located in the Stony Brook Union, near the LaValle Stadium Parking Lot, at Stony Brook University.  Press contact: Charlie Backfish at 631-632-1093 or via e mail: CBackfish@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Garden Stage.  All shows are at 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:15 PM Tickets $15.  Garden Stage is a an all- volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.  Indulge in delicious homemade desserts in the Malette Gallery while enjoying the work of local artists during the intermission.  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.  223 Stewart Avenue. Garden City.  516-248-8855 www.uuccn.org calendar@uuccn.org   1/2 Block North of the Long Island Railroad, Nassau Boulevard Station.

Acoustic LI at Deepwells Mansion (25A) St. James. www.acousticlongisland.com Wednesdays – Open mic at 8 pm followed by performer. Deepwells is on the south side of 25A just west of Moriches Road

Soul Growth. Open Mic.  50 W Montauk Hwy. Lindenhurst 631 957 4692. 1 block west of Wellwood Ave on the North side of Montauk Hwy.  Between 1st and 2nd ST next to Roma pizza (yummy).  7:15 Open Mic sign in. 8:00-9:30 First Open Mic.  9:45-10:30 Featured Artist 10:45-12:00 Second Open Mic. A $10 donation will be collected at the door.  Peace and light. David and Patty

The Pisces Cafe Unplugged (14 Railroad Avenue, Babylon) on the third Thursday of each month.  Four acoustic original performers/groups, 30 minute sets. For booking, and further information, www.doloresloebl.com.

Last Licks Café, 109 Brown’s Road (UU Fellowship), Huntington.  Open mike at 8:00 p.m. Concert at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments available. $10 all.  631-427-9547. www.lastlickscafe.org .

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets $20.00   71 East Main Street Patchogue   (6731) 207-1313  Also, LIVE IN THE LOBBY is a series of concerts for small audiences held in the lobby of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM. These concerts feature artists from the Long Island area playing a wide variety of mostly original music in an intimate setting. The PTPA bar will be open; there will be chairs set up for sitting, and room around the bar for standing. All ages are welcome but age 21 proof is required for service at the bar. Showtime 7:30 PM – Tickets at the PTPA box office or at the door.

Boulton Center for the Performing Arts  Main St, Bay Shore  Tickets $20  631-969-1101. www.boultoncenter.com

Songbox. Please make advance reservations by sending an email to songbox@optonline.net.  You will be sent a confirmation and directions via return email.  If you have no email call 516-579-5365 for reservations.

Finch Mountain House Concerts, Babylon.  Good friends and great music in an old Victorian house. Advanced reservations required. Call Jack and Karen Finkenberg – 631-661-1278

Babylon Village Arts Council’s 2nd Thursday Concerts at Astoria Federal Savings Bank
180 W. Main Street, Babylon. Admission and refreshments are free for more information call 631-669-1810

Fiddlehead’s. Crazy fun ’til about Midnight – every time! 62 South Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 –  Ph: 516.922.2999 www.fiddleheadsnewyork.com (Please call first, before making a long trip. Thanks!)

Macarthur Park Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre 516-766-8375. Acoustic Open Mic every Wednesday at 8 PM

Eastenders Coffee House – 40 Main Street, Riverhead – Free Admission

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