Free concert w/ Mary Lamont 6/28/08

The Islip Arts Council Free Summer Concert Series proudly presents

The Mary Lamont Band

Free concert at Sayville Common Ground

Saturday June 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM

This year, the Islip Arts Council celebrates its milestone 32nd season of presenting fine music in its Free Concert Series. On June 28th, 2008 at 2:00 PM, the acclaimed Mary Lamont Band will be performing in the 2008 Music at Common Ground at Sayville Common Ground in Islip Rotary Park , between Gillette and Candee Avenues, just south of Main Street in Sayville .

Can New Yorkers play country music? Yes, especially if you’re talking about Canadian-born singer-songwriter Mary Lamont and her musical partner Jim Marchese. Called the “Queen of Long Island Country” by Newsday, the Mary Lamont Band was voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association, was twice voted Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association, and was nominated Best Country Act by the Long Island Music Awards. Born and raised in rural Ontario , Mary has appeared several times in ASCAP’s prestigious Playback Magazine. Last year, Mary and her band completed a groundbreaking tour of mainland China , headlining in Shenyang , Dalian , Guiyang , Xiamen , Beijing and Nanjing .

Mary’s second CD, “How Lucky” features the single ” Ontario “, which was released in to 800 European radio stations. ” Ontario ” was voted a favorite by many independent European radio DJs and remained on their charts for 8 weeks.

Westbury Music Fair (now North Fork Theatre) booked Mary as an opening act for their Long Island Country Music Festival, with headliners Delbert McClinton and The Marshall Tucker Band. She was honored to be part of Huntington ‘s Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) ” Long Island ‘s Own” series, featuring “artists deserving greater recognition.” Newsday included Mary in a cover story on the best area summer concerts, the paper’s Nightbeat section listed her as a “best bet” for live performance, and she was the featured photo in the paper’s “Bands on the Run” section. Mary was also featured in Newsday’s special section celebrating Jones Beach ‘s 75th Anniversary, highlighting the band’s weekly concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Band Shell.

“One of the finest musicians to ever hail from this region” – Good Times Magazine

For further information about the Mary Lamont Band, log onto www.marylamont.com

Admission to the concert is free.

Call (631) 224-5420 or e-mail info@islipartscouncil.org for info.

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