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Song Box 2/27/10 & more music

The Song Box Presents
Arlon Bennett
& Martha Trachtenberg &Tom Griffith
Saturday, February 27th, 8pm
$10 Suggested Donation – Advance Reservations Required (see below)

Arlon Bennett is an Americana songsmith who’s songs recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, honesty, and sense of humor all his own.  In short, Arlon’s music tells of the human experience by bringing past relationships back to life and giving life to the inanimate.
Arlon’s emergence in the Folk/Americana scene has grown steadily.  He was twice selected by Noel ‘Paul’ Stookey to perform in his Music-to-Life showcase featuring America’s best songs of social consciousness.  Recently, Arlon was invited by a presidential campaign to perform his song ‘Be the Change’ in a lineup that also included Bruce Hornsby, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. In ‘Summer’s Voice’, his third and latest release, he lets you eavesdrop on a conversation with a Vietnam veteran, go a bus ride with Rosa Parks, and enjoy a red light on your third date, amongst other ordinary and extraordinary vignettes. Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. His music always comes from the heart.  “It’s the most rewarding way to communicate.” says Arlon.  “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
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. Together, they play a wonderful mix of alternative acoustic music – Great songwriting, beautiful vocal harmonies, and plenty of good clean pickin’.  We’re truly grateful that Martha and Tom are able to fill in at the last minute.

The Song Box house concert series is now in its 10th season.  This month’s show will be held at a private residence in Seaford (south shore Nassau County).  Seating is limited to about 35.  A pot-luck buffet is served during the break between performers – bring something if you’re feeling creative.
Please make advance reservations by sending an email to Songbox@optonline.net .  You will be sent a confirmation and directions via return email.  Reservations can also be made at (516) 579-5365.  Leave a message with your name and phone # and we’ll call you back to confirm and give you directions.
At every Song Box show, we try to help out the hungry among us.
If you can, please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Island Harvest.

Coming Saturday March 27th:

Steve Robinson & guitar/fiddle duo Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga
he Song Box in SeafordFourth Saturday Fall 2009 Song Box Tenth Season (Since we changed to summer breaks, I think this is the Eleventh Season!)

Fourth Sat Apr 24 The Kennedys (Pete & Maura) www.kennedysmusic.com + Fourth Sat May 22 + Check Jun 26  Concert reservations songbox@optonline.net 516-579-5365

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

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ ” Matthew 25:34-40

For information on other events (Copy links into Browser, if required, since some may not function) Many venues take the summer or holiday seasons off)

Fordham U WFUV 90.7FM www.WFUV.org

Stony Brook U WUSB 90.1FM www.WUSB.org www.WUSB.FM

WSHU 91.1FM or 91.3FM + others www.WSHU.org

WPKN 89.5FM www.WPKN.org

Gary’s LIConcertNotes@optonline.net frequent and quite inclusive LI Listings! If you do not receive Long Island Concert Notes you should send your Email address to Gary.

Updated Listings & Info! Includes Lots of Long Island listings Mike & Glen’s 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

You should always check with the venue for changes, my mistakes and weather

Now First Wed again 8p Acoustic Long Island at Deepwells Mansion www.AcousticLongIsland.com Three featured artists.+  outdoor Summer Concert!

Check First Fri Island Songwriters Showcase Syosset Showcase www.IslandSongWriters.org w/ open mic 8pm Borders Books Syosset Hosts Bill Ryan & Vinny Crici

First Fri Peacesmiths Coffehouse www.peacesmiths.org First United Methodist Church of Amityville, 25 Broadway/rt110 (Southmost end near Merrick Rd/Montauk hwy)  (631) 798-0778 w/ open mic + Fri Mar 5

Usually First Fri Garden Stage Concerts www.gardenstage.com Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau www.uuccn.org 223 Stewart Ave @N/W Corner Nassau Blvd, Garden City, NY 516-248-8855 + Mar 5 Beatles Tribute (John Redgate & Glen Roethel) + Apr 9 Lucky 13 + May 7 Phil Minissale & Danielle Maraglia + Jun 4 Kim & Reggie Harris

First Sat 7:30p First Saturday Concert, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org 631-425-2925 (usually w/ open mic) Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport + Mar 6 Tom Kimmel & Tom Pacheco + April 3 + May 1 + June 5 The Nields + outdoor Free Summer Concert/Festival Huntington’s Heckscher Park (Church Collects Food)

Usually Sun afternoons 2p The University Café www.UniversityCafe.org Stony Brook Union Building, Stony Brook University 631-632-1093 SundayStreetWUSB@aol.com Host Charlie Backfish, Sunday Street Radio Sunday morning 9-11:30am WUSB FM90.1 www.wusb.fm + Sun Feb 21 Peter Mulvey 2pm + Sun Mar 7 Garnet Rogers 2pm + Sun Mar 14 Rachael Davis & Steppin In It 2pm (collaboration with The Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council) + Sun Mar 28 Mark Erelli 2pm + Sun Apr 25 Lynn Miles 7pm +

Second Thurs 7:30pm Second Thursday Concert Series, Babylon Village Arts Council, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, 180 West Main Street , Babylon 631- 661-1278 free

Second Fri 8pm The Grounds & Sounds Café http://groundsandsounds.uufsb.org Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd, Setauket 631-751-0297 (North of Rt 347 Near Stony Brook U ) w/ open mic + Mar 3 Johnny Cuomo + Apr 10 James O’Malley +

Second Sat 7:30pm Eclectic Café www.EclecticCafe.org 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Rd, Bay Shore  + Sat Feb 13 Rough Folk (Hank Stone, Todd Evans & Mike Christian) & Lonesome Traveler (Ira Perlman and Denise Romas) (Church Collects Food)

Usually Second Sat Homegrown Music Cafe www.homegrownmusiccafe.com. St Gerard Majella Church, 300 Terryville Rd, Port Jefferson Station NY Just South of Rt 347 +

Usually First Thurs 7:30 pm Live in the Lobby at the Patchogue Theatre www.liveinthelobby.org 71 East Main Street, Patchogue + Mar 11 Fathom + Apr 8 The Michael Jazz Trio + May 6 New York Funk Exchange with special guest Claudia Jacobs +

Third Fri 8p Our Times Coffeehouse www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 516-541-1066   (Collects Food) + Third Fri Mar 19 Friction Farm + Third Fri Apr 16  + Third Fri May 21 Buskin & Batteau + Usually Second Fri Jun 11

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

Third Sat 8p Hard Luck Café, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport  (Church Collects Food) + Mar 20 Island Songwriters Showcase + Apr 17 Chuck E. Costa & Susan Kane + May 15 Bob Westcott’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling

New Third Sun Third Sunday Song Swap Featured performers 1pm, +Folk Jam 2pm The Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts www.babylonArts.com BACCA Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY +

Fourth Fri Pagan Place Concerts, South Huntington 8pm 631-470-4317

Fourth Sat 8p The Song Box Concert reservations & George’s The Song Box Emailings (With color pictures) songbox@optonline.net 516-579-5365 Seaford    (Collects Food) +  Fourth Sat Feb 27 Lizanne Knott & Arlon Bennett +  Fourth Sat Mar 27 Steve Robinson & guitar/fiddle duo Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga + Fourth Sat Apr 24 The Kennedys (Pete & Maura ) www.kennedysmusic.com + Fourth Sat May 22 + Check Jun 26

Usually Fourth/Last Sat 8p.Soul Growth 4soulgrowth@gmail.com w/ open mic. Body Awareness Studio, 50 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 631-957-4692 + Feb 27 Judged Open Mic w/ prize

Fourth/Last Sat The Last Licks Café www.lastlickscafe.org w/ open mic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Road, Huntington Advance tickets http://brownpapertickets.com/ + Sat Feb 27 James O’Malley & Debra Lynne

Usually? Brookhaven National Laboratory Music Club http://www.bnl.gov/bera/activities/music/ 631-344-3846. www.ticketweb.com or at door, Photo ID, William Floyd Parkway (County Rd 46), one-and-a-half miles North of Exit 68 LIE Berkner Auditorium + Sat Mar 27 Frank Vignola’s Hot Club is Celebrating 100 years of Django Reinhardt with Bucky Pizzarelli +

Fri & Sat every weekend 8p Samantha’s Lil Bit Of Heaven 287 Larkfield Road, East Northport Check Christian music type, comedy  www.SamanthasLilBitofHeavenorg 631-262-1212 +

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@OptonLine.net RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us

Long Island Traditional Music Association, LITMA www.LITMA.org Ocassional Concerts + frequent Contradance, English Country Dance, Family Dance, Shape Note Singing, LITMA Orchestra + Lots more

Finch Mountain House Concert 631-661-1278 FinchConcert@yahoo.com Reservations, Babylon + Sun 2-pm Pot Luck Supper 3pm Concert +   Sometimes Fri Evening Pot luck supper 7pm Concert 8pm. Please bring something to share

The Defibrillators Soon At A Library Near You +  Sun Apr 18, 2010 West Babylon Public Library wbab.suffolk.lib.ny.us/ @ 2pm Free 211 Route 109,

Various Sun Folk Jams, Sing Alongs, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org Check www.groups.yahoo.com/group/LIfolkies Larry Lewitt LLewitt@yahoo.com 1-5pm At the Huntington Library, Main St, just East of Woodbury Rd, Closing Weather info Huntington Library 631-427-5165

The Folk-Groovin’ Café Host Jim Frazzitta, 8pm St Lawrence of Canterbury Church’s Performance Center, 655 Old Country Rd., Dix HIlls [3/10 mile West of Deer Park Rd (Rte. 231) (West Fork)]

Long Island’s Best Desserts www.longislandsbestdesserts.com Main Street in Port Jefferson 7-10pm.

Court House Concerts www.courthouseconcerts.com courthouseconcerts@yahoo.com Merrick Reservations + Sun Pre-show gathering 2pm Showtime 3pmFolk Music Society of Huntington www.FMSHNY.org Special House Concert:bring your instrument/voice for after.  Space limited: reserve thru Brown Paper Tickets

Huntington Arts Council www.HuntingtonArts.org 631-271-8423  & Town of Huntington + Annual Summer Arts Festival + Annual Long Island Fall Festival + other events with music

To receive or stop The Song Box & LI Folk Music Email RdeBruin@Suffolk.lib.ny.us RdeBruin@OptonLine.net

Special new Weekly Wed The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council 631.473.5220  www.gpjac.org Summer concerts +

Northport Arts Coalition www.NorthportArts.org + NAC 2nd Wednesdays is a collaborative venture with the Northport Library + various Fri Do-Ing Music Concert: 7:30pm Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Northport + Every Summer

?One Fri per month The Northport East Northport Public Library in Cooperation with The Northport Arts Coalition proudly presents: Do-Ing Music 7:30pm Northport Library 151 Laurel Ave.

“Blue Grass Time” Buddy Merriam www.BuddyMerriam.com every Wed. night from 6-8 on WUSB 90.1FM or live www.WUSB.fm www.BackRoadsBluegrass.com www.myspace.com/BuddyMerriamBackRoads

The Islip Arts Council www.IslipArtsCouncil.org 631-224-5420  info@IslipArtsCouncil.org www.IslipArtsCouncil.org/music.html + Outdoor & indoor events

Brentwood Public Library Free Concert Series 7pm 34 Second Avenue Brentwood, NY Co-Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council and the Brentwood Public Library

The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall http://vail-leavitt.org/events.htm 18 Peconic Ave, Riverhead Reservations: 631 727 5782

The Jean Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street www.LandmarkonMainStreet.org 516-767-6444 at 232 Main St, Port Washington +  Sat Mar 20 Duncan Sheik + Sat Apr 10 The Holmes Brothers WFUV 90.7FM Roots Rock Series. WFUV 90.7FM City Folk Sunday Breakfast (Sunday 8-11am) DJ John Platt hosts Fabulous Folk Series!

For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 631-422-4702 or email ian.wilder@yahoo.com Children are welcome. All gatherings are free of charge, and open to the public. +  Green Party Holiday Party. Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Avenue, Babylon, NY (631-321-1231) www.piscescafe.net

Sonic Underground Presents House Concert in Stony Brook  www.Lucky13.fm Open Mic 3pm Potluck so bring something fun to eat or drink www.lucky13.fm/SUHouseConcertInfo.htm Reservation confirmation and directions

Outdoor Concert and pot luck supper at 5:30pm Bring a dish to share and something for a donation to the local food bank. Limited seating is available so please bring your portable chair if you have one. Suggested Donation is $10. Payment is at the door. Please RSVP Nancy@lessstressyoga.com Fort Salonga, Long Island (Near Northport)

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

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

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