Acoustic Strawbs 9/19/10

Chas Cronk on stage with Strawbs on 7th June 2...

Chas Cronk on stage with Strawbs

Sunday, September 19th at 7:00 P.M. (please note special evening concert) at the University Cafe on the campus of Stony Brook University
Concert information: 631-632-1093 or Tickets are $30. available in advance through the University Café website at until Wednesday, September 15th with no service charge. Tickets at the door (if available) will be $35.

About Acoustic Strawbs:
The nucleus of Strawbs are David Cousins, Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk, the front-line of the classic 1970’s line-up of Britain’s most successful international folk-rock band. “Lay Down,” “Benedictus,” “Down By The Sea,” “Shine on Silver Moon,” and “Part of the Union” are just some of the well-known songs from this group whose mid-seventies albums like Grave New WorldBursting at The Seams, Ghosts and Hero and Heroine helped define folk rock.

The Chicago Tribune heralds them by noting “the Acoustic Strawbs stand out as a band that performs their old material with passion and precision. Furthermore, they have broken new ground by harnessing the power of their electric incarnation in an acoustic setting.” ( for information)
This concert is co-produced by The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council and Sunday Acoustic Concerts
Please contact Charlie Backfish at for more information about Acoustic Strawbs and the concert series.

The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council proudly announces a concert presented in conjunction with the esteemed Sunday Street Acoustic Concerts at the University Café on the campus of Stony Brook University.
On Sunday, September 19th, 2010, at 7:00 PM, these two organizations will be presenting Acoustic Strawbs, the nucleus of Britain’s most successful international folk-rock band.
This is a unique opportunity to see this legendary group in an intimate listening room environment. Tickets are going fast!
About the University Cafe:
The University Cafe is a not-for-profit organization located at Stony Brook University.  The Sunday Acoustic Series, co-sponsored by WUSB-FM (90.1fm), presents nationally and internationally touring artists in an intimate listening room environment.

About the Sunday Acoustic Series:
The Sunday Acoustic Concerts are produced by radio personality Charlie Backfish and is co-sponsored by WUSB-FM. The series presents acoustic music by such noted contemporary acts as Pat Wictor, Toby Walker, Beaucoup Blue, Caroline Doctorow and many more; acoustic legends including Eric Anderson, Aztec Two-Step, Marshall Crenshaw, Elliot Murphy and Garland Jeffries, and presents the Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration each May hosted by The Kennedys. This acclaimed concert series is in its sixth season, and many of the performances have been SRO.

About the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council:

Commonly known as Port Jeff Arts Council, GPJAC’s mission is to support artistic activity in the Northern Brookhaven area, embodying music, film, theater, literature, dance and visual arts and all educational and cultural endeavors as they relate to the arts. This mission is accomplished by coordinating our efforts with arts organizations, artists, local municipalities, schools, art galleries, libraries, theaters and other groups within the community that share our common goal.

3 Responses

  1. I’ve been a big Strawbs fan, but I’d quibble with “Britain’s most successful international folk-rock band.”

    Though they are now in acoustic form, and they started out as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass, they were always considered much closer to pro-rock than folk-rock.

    That said, I may try to get to the show.

  2. Yeah, there is a pizzaria on 231 that says they make the best pizza on 231. I just reprinted the press release. was to lazy to edit out the hyperbole.

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