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Return to the Dream 9/27/08

The Song Box Ninth Season! Now in Seaford

on the same program:

Return To The Dream

(Martha Trachtenberg, Tom Griffith, Diane Garisto, & Andy Huenerberg)

Return To The Dream

Return To The Dream is an alternative acoustic band that draws on folk, pop, rock, blues and bluegrass influences to create their original music. Tight vocal harmonies and a tasty array of acoustic instruments give them a unique sound. Each member is a seasoned performer in their own right, but they have come together to create a cohesive and unique “Eclectic Acoustic” sound with their original music.

Martha Trachtenberg was a founding member of the Buffalo Gals, the first all-woman bluegrass band. She has gone on to perform with artists such as David Bromberg, Lucy Kaplansky, Livingston Taylor, and Steve Forbert. Her songs have been recorded by several nationally-known artists, and her CD , It’s About Time, won straight A’s from Newsday and enjoys radio airplay both in the States and abroad.

Tom Griffith has worked with artists such as Marc Cohn, Ry Cooder, Fats Domino, and Dave Edmunds, and has won several Clio and Cannes Silver Lion awards. Recently he’s produced and written songs for Little Toby Walker. Tom’s first solo album, 40 Years Later, was chosen as Newsday’s number one Local CD of 2007.

Diane Garisto has toured as a vocalist with Steely Dan and Laura Nyro, and was fortunate to sing on Paul Simon’s multi-platinum award-winning album Graceland, and Billy Joel’s evocative River of Dreams. She’s appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live, and shared the mike with such musical legends as Patti Labelle, Al Jarreau, Carly Simon, and George Benson.

Andy Huenerberg is a much in demand bass player and recording engineer. He has recently had the good fortune to record and perform with blues legend Hubert Sumlin, and work with award-winning blues artist Dave Fields.

Together, they make up Return To The Dream, and they play a wonderful mix of alternative acoustic music. They’ve just released their first CD, and it’s been getting rave reviews: “This is a beautiful CD. Great arrangements, great songs, wonderfully recorded, sung, performed. The quintessential Modern Folk CD.” – Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine.


Fourth Saturday,  Sept. 27th at 8 PM

$10 donation for performer + voluntary optional donation for Song Box expenses + Canned goods for needy

A pot-luck buffet is served during the break between performers – bring something if you’re feeling creative

The Song Box

The finest regional and local performers with some national performers

Folk music, singer songwriter Performances in a cozy stage setting

“Ah, the Song Box; this has got to be the best venue on Long Island to see anyone.” Amy’s music info 6-21-05  (Now Gary’s Long Island Concert Notes LIConcertNotes@optonline.net)

The only regularly scheduled Long Island house concert featured by Robbie Woliver, LI Section, New York Times, 8-5-01

“One of the most remarkable efforts…” Sonny Meadows, Folk U., Aural Fix, July 2001

“…playing underground gigs like this Saturday’s, at a private house in Seaford whose location is not being announced publicly.” Rafer Guzmán, Newsday 9-27-07


This month’s show is being held in a recording studio at a private residence in Seaford, Long Island (South Shore Nassau County).  Seating is limited.  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 make reservations at 516-579-5365


The Song Box in Seaford

Fourth Saturday Spring 2008 Song Box Ninth Season (Since we changed to summer breaks this is the Tenth Season, I think!)

Watch for other fine Fall 2008 Song Box performers!

Fourth Saturday Oct 25 Guitar/Fiddle duo featuring singer-songwriter Russ Seeger and fiddler extraordinaire Jason Bergman & Long Island’s hottest new trio – as yet unnamed – featuring Cecilia Kirtland, Leslie Zimei, and Maag Stanley + Fourth Saturday  Nov 22 +

Concert reservations songbox@optonline.net 516-579-5365

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

For information on other events

Fordham Univ WFUV 90.7FM www.wfuv.org

Stony Brook Univ WUSB 90.1FM www.wusb.org

WSHU 91.1FM or 913FM + others www.wshu.org

WPKN 89.5FM www.wpkn.org

Gary LIConcertNotes@optonline.net frequent LI Listings, much, much more regular then me!  If you do not receive Long Island Concert Notes you should send your Email address to him.

Updated Listings & Info!  Includes Lots of Long Island listings  Mike & Glen’s AcousticMusicScene.com www.acousticmusicscene.com

Some LI listings + NYC  + the region Acoustic Live www.acousticlive.com

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Now First Wed Acoustic Long Island at Deepwells Mansion www.acousticlongisland.com + outdoor Summer Concert!

First Thurs Live in the Lobby, Patchogue Theater www.patchoguetheatre.com, 71 East Main Street,  631 207-1313 info@patchoguetheater.com + Thurs Sep 25 The Point Special Guests: Free Grass Union & The Forensics, featuring Tom Groney & Caleb Garby + Thurs Oct 2 Last Charge of the Light Horse & The Corduroy Sky + Thurs Nov 6 Return To The Dream (Martha Trachtenberg, Tom Griffith, Diane Garisto & Andy Huenerberg) + Special Guests: Dave Dircks & Laura Jean Binkley + Thurs Dec 11 The Katie Pearlman Band (Katie Pearlman, Jeff Pearlman, Tom Bowler, & Joe Cesare) Special Guests: Cathy Kreger & Jordan Hope

Brookhaven National Laboratory Music Club 631 344-5139 www.ticketweb.com or at door, Photo ID, William Floyd Parkway (County Rd 46), one-and-a-half miles North of Exit 68 of the LIE + Fri Oct 3 James O’Malley

First Fri Peacesmiths peacesmiths@yahoo.com w/ open mic

First Fri Island Songwriters Showcase Syosset Showcase www.islandsongwriters.org w/ open mic

First Fri Garden Stage Concerts www.uuccn.org 516-248-8855 calendar@uuccn.org

First Sat First Saturday Concert, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org w/ open mic + Sat Oct 4 Little Toby Walker + Sun Oct 26 40th Anniversary Celebration & Luncheon Buffet Party + Sat Nov 1 Susan Werner + Sat Dec + outdoor Summer Concert

Sun Oct 26 Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org 40th Anniversary Celebration & Luncheon Buffet Party special location

Second Thurs Second Thursday Concert Series, 631- 661-1278 Babylon Village Arts Council, Astoria Federal Savings Bank 7:30pm + Thurs Dec 11 Pat Wictor, Cheryl Prashker accompanies

Second Fri The Grounds and Sounds Café http://groundsandsounds.uufsb.org/ 631-751-0297 Stony Brook + Nov 14 Kearney Band + Dec 12 Jen Chapin

Second Sat 7:30pm Eclectic Café www.EclecticCafe.org 631- 661-1278  w/ open mic + Sat Oct 11 Iain Campbell Smith + Sat Nov 8 James Lee Stanley + Sat Dec 13 Caroline DoctorowJames O’Malley

Third Fri (Usually Second Fri June) 8pm Our Times Coffeehouse http://www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org + Third Fri Oct 17 Magpie (Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino} + Third Fri Nov 21 David Roth

Third Sat 8pm .Hard Luck Café, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org w/ open mic + Sat Oct 18 Lara HerscovitchDavid Bailey (CD Release Party) + Sat Nov 15 Lone SharksIra Perlman (CD Release Party) + Sat Dec 20 Bob Westcott’s 17th Annual Holiday Revue Often 7:30pm

Fourth Sat 8pm The Song Box Concert reservations & George’s The Song Box Emailings (With color pictures)  songbox@optonline.net 516-579-5365 Seaford + Fourth Sat Sept 27 Return to the Dream (Diane Garisto, Tom Griffith, Martha Trachtenberg, & Andy Huenerberg) www.ReturntotheDream.com +   Fourth Sat Oct 25 Guitar/Fiddle duo featuring  Russ Seeger singer-songwriter & Jason Bergman fiddler extraordinaire & also Cecilia Kirtland, Leslie Zimei, & Maag Stanley Long Island’s hottest new trio  + Fourth Sat Nov 22

Usually Fourth/Last Sat 8pm.Soul Growth 4soulgrowth@gmail.com w/ open mic + Sat Sept 27 Kenny Baum CD Relase Party

Fourth/Last Sat The Last Licks Café www.lastlickscafe.org

Usually Sun afternoons 2pm The University Café www.universitycafe.org Stony Brook Union Building, Stony Brook University Sun Oct 5 Eilen Jewel,  opening: Phil Minissale + Sun Oct 19 Marshall Crenshaw + Sun Nov 2 Terence MartinCatherine MacLellan + Sun Nov 9 Mary McCaslinMustard’s Retreat + Special Sun evening Nov 23 Ray Bonneville 7 pm co-sponsored by the Long Island Blues Society + Sun Dec 7 Sloan Wainwright with special guest, Lucy Wainwright Roche, with a holiday twist!

Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org Special House Concert: bring your instrument/voice

Finch Mountain House Concert 631- 661-1278 FinchConcert@yahoo.com Reservations + Fri Sept 26 Cliff Eberhardt w/ Hillary Foxsong (From Gathering Times) opening 7pm Pot Luck Supper 8pm Concert

Court House Concerts www.courthouseconcerts.com courthouseconcerts@yahoo.com

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Sat Oct 11at open mic 8p  The Folk Groovin’ Café, Jim Frazzitta Host, St Lawrence of Canterbury Church, 655 Old Country Rd., Dix Hills 631-368-1920

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

Other wonderful Long Island Music venues that have lots of Folk Music include

The Islip Arts Council http://www.islipartscouncil.org/ 631-224-5420 info@islipartscouncil.org See also www.islipartscouncil.org/music.html + Sat Oct 5 Gathering Time (Glen Roethel, Stuart Markus and Hillary Foxsong) 2 pm:Sayville Common Ground, Gillette Park Sunrise Highway Lakeland Ave Exit (Check map Exit 49 not numbered), South on Lakeland Ave becomes RR Ave, becomes Gillette Ave

The Boulton Center www.BoultonCenter.org Bay Shore

Inter-Media Art Center, IMAC,  370 Main St., Huntington, 8pm. www.imactheater.org New York Ave, Huntington

The Jean Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street www.LandmarkonMainStreet.org 516-767-6444 at 232 Main St, Port Washington  + Sept 28 Pinkalicious tickets: 516-801-4349 + Oct 5 One Enchanted Sunday tickets: Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation 516-767-6856 + Oct 11 Christine Ebersole Broadway/Cabaret + Oct 25 Raul Midon Fabulous Folk Series + Nov 1 A Tribute to Doo Wop + Nov 8 Brian Stokes Mitchell Landmark Gala + Nov 14 Judy Gold tickets: http://www.ligaly.org/ + Nov 15 Shelby Lynne Special + Nov 22 Max & Ruby – Theaterworks USA Children’s Series + Nov 22 Maude Maggart Broadway/Cabaret + Dec 6 Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Family Special

Patchogue Theater, 71 East Main St, Patchogue www.patchoguetheatre.com 631-207-1313 Main stage


The Libraries and some Towns also have fall, winter and spring indoor concerts.

Sun Oct 26 Fourth Annual Celebration of LI Talent 2p Caroline Doctorow, Johnny Cuomo, Homegrown String Band, Lois Morton. host John Platt WFUV 90.7FM Port Washington Library www.pwpl.org

To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

See also

NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club Folk-Fone: 212-563-4099 www.folkmusicny.org

Long Island Music Index www.limusicindex.com

Barb’s The Long Island Poetry Calendar & some music events  www.poetz.com/longisland/index.htm

My Long Island Folk Music Emails have sometimes been posted on Kimberly & Ian’s www.onthewilderside.net or www.www.onthewilderside.com

and also posted by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Records’ www.paradiddlerecords.com

Tne Song Box reservations & George’s Tne Song Box Emailings songbox@optonline.net (With color pictures)


To receive or stop Song Box & LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us

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