Amy’s Concert listings 3/2 – 3/6

Hi, all-
Whoever says that the scene is dead on Long Island isn’t paying attention, or going out. Look at this weekend!
On that note, here is this week’s listing:


                                                                                  Wes Houston Presents:
every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 9PM, and every Tuesday at noon on Woodbury Cablevision Channel 20
Tuesday, February 28th all day:   Doc Blues’ birthday, which should be a Long Island holiday
 Friday, March 3rd at 6:30PM:
2nd Annual Rock ‘n’ Relay for Life (American Cancer Society Benefit)  NICK VERMITSKY, MARCO CONELLI, the WES HOUSTON Band and MADAWG & The Pack 
                    Black Forest Brew Haus, 2015 New Hwy, Farmingdale. 631 391-9500.
 Donation appreciated. 
Friday, March 3rd at 7PM: Singalong with Mike Soloway (first Friday of each month) at the Conklin Barn, corner of New York Ave (Rt 110) and High Street, Huntington Village (across from Appliance World, next to Sobel Vacuum) Adults $5, children under 12 – $2. Info: 631 470-0523
 Friday, March 3rd at 8PM:   Amy Carol Webb (a Florida-based singer-songwriter) at the UUCCN Coffeehouse Concerts series Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, 223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City.  $15 admission.
For our Connecticut readers:

The City of Middletown Arts Office/MCA, Wesleyan University Office of Community Services and the Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel present “Music To Lift The Musicians (Katrina)” – an afternoon of music to benefit the musicians of the hurricane-stricken area.

This event takes place on Saturday, March 4 from Noon to 5 p.m. in the Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel located on High Street on the campus of Wesleyan University. ALL proceeds will be given to the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic (a non-profit agency providing health care services to musicians in the area) and the Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians’ Village Project in the Upper 9th Ward of New Orleans. The suggested donation for adults is $10/person; for students – $5/person; and kids are not being asked to donate anything. This is an event where musicians from our area are offering their performance to the public as a way of helping fellow musicians ravaged by the hurricane and its aftermath.

Like the City of New Orleans, this afternoon will provide a potpourri of music to whet your appetite. Feel free to come and go as you like throughout the afternoon. The afternoon’s Master of Ceremonies is WWUH radio personality, Ed McKeon. Scheduled to appear are Ife (Abubakar Alvin Carter Sr., Fugon Dineen, Joanne James, Rich McGhee III); the Grand Bois Cajun Band; Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem; the SaReel Project; Dave Downs; Mark Mulcahy; Al Karas/Peter Stielau, Dan Gardella of Bayou Brethren; Joe Flood; and Cathy Kreger. The music includes jazz, cajun, American roots, world sounds, a folk crooner, pop, blues Americana, and contemporary folk. There is a little something for everyone here as this is meant to be a family event.

For more information, call the Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel at 860.685.2787.

                                                                            Saturday March 4th at 7:30PM:
CATHIE RYAN at The Folk Music Society of Huntington
Cathie is an alumnus of the archetypical Ameri-Celt band Cherish The Ladies, and she sure has developed quite a following. She was the featured performer at the Fiddle and Folk Fest at the Stony Brook Museums some years back, and she inspired me to try my hand at bodhran. I will say that she is way lots better at it than I am. Besides, she’s got the most beautiful voice: think Allison Kraus meets a green warbler, and you’ve about got it pegged.
The open mic starts at 7:30PM. The concert will be held at the usual FMSH spot, the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport (wheelchair accessible). $20 at the door. Call  631 425-2925 for info, or go to
 Sunday, March 5th at 2PM:
 JACK HARDY at the University Cafe Sunday Series with Antje Duvekot opening Jack Hardy is one of the pre-eminent folkies from the folk revival in the ’80s, and he is inextricably linked to the legendary Fast Folk Musical Magazine. His apartment was the scene of many a highly competitive and intense folkie songwriter gathering (I was at one in the early ’90s, which is why I so appreciate and love my Long Island folkies), and was where he published the 1-800-Prime-CD releases. I know of one Defibrillator in particular who is sorry that he has a scheduling conflict and can’t see Jack. Tell him ‘hi’ from Pops. Antje Duvekot is a happy repeat, and a nice counter-balance to Jack’s deeply poetic style. The eminent Charlie Backfish hosts. Tickets are $20, or $15 for students. Call  631 632-6027 or for info and reservations.


Sunday March 5th at 2PM:
CAROLINE DOCTOROW w/ GENE CASEY at Bayard Cutting Arboretum Montauk Highway, Great River
Caroline has a truly excellent CD on the way, called ”Follow You Down”, and she has been performing some of the songs from it in recent months at some of the small venues around the Island. I think that this is the best material that she has written, deep, dimensional, a bit dark and very, very hauntingly accessible, if you can imagine such a thing. Here is a chance to hear her in a full-blown concert with the outstanding Gene Casey accompanying her on guitar and vocals.                                                                                                        
Presented by the Islip Arts Council. The concert is free, but seating is really limited to first come: beginning at 12:30PM, tickets will be given out. Handicapped accessible. The listing for the all of the Winter Sunday Free Concerts is at Call  631 224-5420 or email for info.
   When Caroline’s concert is over, you will have enough time to head a little farther west on Montauk Highway, and catch:
also on Sunday at 4:00PM:
”Triple Bypass” CD Re-Scheduled Release Party
with special guest performer Steve Robinson
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore.
Doors open at 3:30PM. Come early because seating is limited. 
Admission is free, so pick up a few CDs. (This one is just as great as the others!)
 Tuesday, March 7th at 11AM:
Toddler Time with Mike Soloway (first Tuesday of each month) at the Book Review, 313 New York Ave, Huntington. Free. Info: 631 271-1442
Save the date:
Sat Mar 11@8PM- GORDON VINCENT and CATHY KREGER w/ Mark Mancini at the Eclectic. $10 at the door.
Sat March 11@7PM- the DEFIBS at S. Huntington Library. Free. Don’t stand in the way when they’re done, because they are going to pack up quick and bolt to:
Saturday March 11-‘Blues in the Wind’ LIBS dinnerdance fundraiser at Eastwinds, Rte 25A, Wading River. Buffet, raffles, etc, and music by Tommy Keys, the Defibrillators and a player to be named later. $75 or $70 for LIBS members/ group rates available. or
Sun March 12@2PM- The YAYAs at East Islip Library, 381 Main Street (Montauk Highway) East Islip Free. 631 224-5420 or
Sat March 18@8PM- PAT WICTOR and BILL NEILON at the Hard Luck Cafe. $8. 631 661-1278 or
Sat March 18@8PM- RAILROAD EARTH at BNL Music Club. $20.   Tickets: or call 631 344-3846
Sun March 19@2PM- ROD PICOTT w/ Gene Casey opening. $20/$15 students. Call  631 632-6027 or for info and reservations.
Sat March 25@ 8:30Times Three Tour in Concert at Last Licks Café. $10/ $8 seniors, students. 631 427-9547 or
April 8- GAIL STORM -live CD recording at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead: quintet featuring Adam Rapa on trumpet (star of “Blast”) and special guest Joe Vicino. Tickets on sale soon; details forthcoming.
Tickets on sale now for:
Sunday March 12@ 2PM -The Braude Ensemble, First United Methodist Church, 603 Main Street, Port Jefferson
Tickets: $20 General / $15 GPJAC members, PJ Music Academy, Seniors and Students. Call Pt Jeff Arts Council 631 473-5220 for information.
Friday March 31@8PM-Long Island’s Own at IMAC, Huntington, featuring BUDDY MERRIAM & Backroads and MARY LAMONT Band. $27.50, but IMAC, LI BLues Society and Folk Music Society of Hunting members get 25% off the ticket price, which brings it down to $21.
Sunday Apr 23@4PM-Gift of Life Organ Concert, St. Peter’s by the Sea, 500 S. Country Rd, Bay Shore. $20/$15 seniors & students/$10 kids under 13. All proceeds to help a Latin American child travel to Stony Brook University Hospital for open heart surgery. Info: 
Sat May 20@8PM-TOBY WALKER and TOMMY KEYS at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Peconic Avenue, Riverhead. $15. Rescheduled from 2/11.  Info:  tickets: 631 467-4156 or log onto


Stay Tuned,

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