LI Concert Notes – # 2 – 8/5/06

There are no sounds outside the gates of Eden – Bob Dylan

Here’s some great Live Music on LI for August.


8/5 – The Folk-Groovin’ Cafe, hosted by and featuring Jim Frazzitta–Singer/Songwriter
Special Guest: Barry Be–Singer/Songwriter
Show starts with: Open Mic for Musicians and Poets (all are welcome–sign up by 8pm)

Date/Time: Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 8 PM

Price: $7 includes free beverages and light snacks

Place: St. Lawrence of Canterbury Church (includes Montessori School), 655 Old Country Road, Dix Hills, New York 11746

Directions: Northern State Parkway (Exit 42N) or Long Island Expressway (Exit 51). Exit at Deer Park Avenue North (Rt. 231). At “Y” fork (with light) north of Northern State Parkway bear LEFT (NW) up the hill on Route 35 (Suffolk County Road 35). At first traffic light turn LEFT (West) onto Old Country Road. Church is 1/8th mile on the right. For further details, call the venue’s Hotline: (631) 368-1920

8/5 – Susan Cohen at Portofino Café, Main Street, Northport. 8 PM

8/6 – Dirty Water Dogs (‘60’s Rock ‘N Roll) at 1 PM. East Meadow Town Square (corner of Prospect Avenue and East Meadow Avenue in East Meadow). Presented by the EM Chamber of Commerce. Bring Lawn chairs.

8/6 – Long Island Brass Guild – formed in 1975. Six-piece brass ensemble with trumpets, french horn, trombones and tuba. The Long Island Brass Guild has performed regularly on Long Island, and often for community-oriented organizations. Their repertoire spans eras from Renaissance to ragtime, ranging from brass classics to pieces which have been created especially for the Guild. 2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)

8/6 – L.I. String Quartet – Music & Stories for Children Tickets: $15 – One child free with each paying adult; additional children $8. 3 PM at Port Jefferson Village Center

8/7 – Mary Lamont Band. 8 PM at HB Mattlin Middle School, Plainview

8/8 – Martha Trachtenberg and Tom Griffith – country/folk – husband/wife songwriting team of Martha Trachtenberg and Tom Griffith are longtime collaborators. Martha wrote “Ticket Back” which was a hit for innovative Newgrass group Tony Trischka and Skyline, and Tom has some written some familiar tunes in the form of jingles. Tom is an award-winning producer, and Martha’s distinctive voice has been heard on recordings by Stacey Phillips and Grammy Award-winner Marty Stuart, as well as on a number of television commercials. They are both recognized as wordsmiths who can wrap a catchy melody around clever or thoughtful lyrics. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street, Bayshore

8/9 – Bob Meyers (jazz). 7 PM at Chandler Square, Port Jefferson

8/10 – The Klezmatics. 8:30 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/11 – Michael Douglas Jones / Opera / On a Green Isle $20 General / $15 GPJ-NBAC members, seniors, students & Village Residents. 8 PM at Port Jefferson Village Center

1st Annual Huntington Folk Festival (see for more details)

8/12 – Janice Buckner, Mike Soloway, Paul Helou. 1 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/12 – Steve Chizmadia, Judith Zweiman , Jim Tepe, Michelle Monte, Martha Trachtenberg, Tom Griffith. 2:30 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/12 – John Hammond with opening act Red Molly. 8 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/12 – Afterlife (Progressive Rock) – If you were one of the over 400 folks who made it out to Berkner Hall at Brookhaven National Lab back on March 25th to see AFTERLIFE, you’ll remember what a great performance these musicians put on. Here’s another rare opportunity to experience the golden era of Progressive Rock in a 425 seat air-conditioned theater environment. Roll up and see the show !AFTERLIFE will appear live in concert on Saturday, August 12th 2006 at 8:00 PM at “Landmark on Main Street – The Jeanne Rimsky Theater”, 232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050. Doors open at 7:00 PM and any unsold tickets will be available for purchase that evening at the theater. Reserve tickets by calling the 24/7 concert hotline at 1-800-838-3006.

8/13 – Marty Winkler and Dan Ferrante – chanteuse Marty Winkler adds her sultry flair to overlooked classics and her own compositions, with her smoky and distinctive velvety voice wrapped around jazz favorites, as well as her own unique songs.. Keyboardist Dan Ferrante accompanies her. 2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)

8/13 – James O’Malley, Lisa Moscatiello, Fred Lieder. 7 PM at the University Café, Stony Brook

8/15 – Shenole Latimer (jazz) – young Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer has numerous credentials as both a bandleader and sought-after sidemen. His talent and performing style is matched by his engaging stage presence. Shenole will take the role of bandleader for his Bay Shore performance at Dr. King’s Park in Bay Shore. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street, Bayshore

8/15 – Mary Lamont Band. 1:30 PM at Lido Beach Town Park

8/16 – Judith Zweiman and Stu Markus. 7 PM at Chandler Square, Port Jefferson

8/17 – Ed Palermo Big Band. 8:30 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/19 – Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys. 8:30 PM at Hecksher Park, Huntington

8/20 – Little Toby Walker – award-winning Delta blues guitarist. Toby is always a crowd-pleaser. The IAC has brought him back for the summer so that those who tried to see him in January and were unable to get in will have another chance to see him. Without a doubt one of the very finest acoustic blues musicians alive today, this outstanding Brentwood native was the last musician to win the best performer in all categories at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis. From the opening bars of his high-energy Piedmont style, it is easy to see why: Toby is a true master of this American music idiom. 2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)

8/22 – Glen Roethel – New Folk with a positive message – singer/songwriter and guitarist Glen Roethel personifies the idea of the modern social troubadour, following in the footsteps of George Harrison and Paul Simon, appealing to one’s higher angels through his personal and poignant music. Deeply committed to the healing power of music, Glen cherishes both people and the natural world, and encourages a sense of peace and belonging through his gentle and uplifting songs. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street, Bayshore

8/23 – Joe Songwriter and Glen Roethel. 7 PM at Chandler Square, Port Jefferson

8/26 – Jean-Luc Ponty. 8:30/10:30 at IMAC, Huntington

8/27 – Essential – Giovanni Von Essen – soul and standards- Lead singer and songwriter for EssenTIAL, Giovanni Von Essen blends early influences of Latin, R & B, gospel and spirituals with the Classical and Jazz stylings that she later studied during her college years. Giovanni sings of timeless dilemmas and disillusionment with love in simple and humorous ways, and she draws her inspiration from such ageless vocalists as Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Roberta Flack and Dionne Warwick. 2 PM at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Montauk Highway, Great River (Oakdale)

8/29 – Lone Sharks – rockabilly – the Lone Sharks are East End favorites, bringing good-time rockabilly classics and their own brand of fun. Founded by guitarist and lead singer Gene Casey in 1988, the Lone Sharks have earned a devoted following which keeps this band working all year long,and all over Long Island, contradicting the usual East End summer scene.. 12:30 PM at Bayshore Band Shell (the Gazebo), Dr. King’s Park, Main Street, Bayshore

8/30 – The Daydreamers. 7 PM at Chandler Square, Port Jefferson

Corrections and Comments are welcome. Support Live Music on Long Island.

Gary Schoenberger

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.