Jeff Curtis & Gerry McKeveny 1/23/10 & more LI music listings

Fans and Future Fans of The Song Box:   Since my computer crash these Email are being sent out with an older list. If you asked to be removed, you may have to ask again.  Additions my have to ask again to be added.  I have put information about some other events at the end of this Email! Thank you for your support of the Artists and The Song Box for the Tenth season.

Yours Truly,

Richard de Bruin

Jeff Curtis

The Song Box Tenth Season! Now in Seaford  Jeff Curtis & Gerry McKeveny Fourth Saturday, January 23  at 8pm $10 donation for performer, + voluntary optional donation for Song Box expenses + Canned goods for need. Please bring some food and beverage to share at the break!  A pot-luck buffet is served during the break between performers – bring something if you’re feeling creative! In Seaford this month! Please make advance reservations by sending an email to You will be sent a confirmation and directions via return email. Y If you have no Email make reservations at 516-579-5365″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

Jeff Curtis started playing the guitar back in 1970.  In the early 1980s, he shifted his focus from the electric to the acoustic guitar, with an emphasis on solo finger picking performance and composition.  In 1996, a friend showed him a variation of a Jimmy Page tuning while teaching him how to play Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song”. Since 1998, Jeff has played exclusively in the DADADE tuning and he utilized it entirely while recording his second studio album, The Next Place

The uniqueness of the DADADE tuning is evident in that Jeff has not yet met another guitarist who uses it. In 2008, Jeff Curtis attended a weekend guitar workshop with Windham Hill legend, Alex De Grassi. He was the only DADADE attendee. Since then he has become one of the leading proponents of the tuning, and has presented numerous guitar workshops.

Gerry McKeveny From biker bars to church sanctuarys, from the Plaza and Pierre hotels to pubs in the west of Ireland, Gerry McKeveny has making his living playing and singing for the last twenty-six years.

In 1997 he and collaborator Joe Caggiano released High Road, a collection of original songs. More recently, with the encouragement of the late Artie Traum, Gerry recorded and released Healing Season – an all-instrumental solo acoustic guitar CD, which Grammy-winner Rosanne Cash said was marked by a “beautiful, emotionally potent lyricism” Gerry lives in Blue Point, NY with his wife Mary Jean and his children Travis and Kathleen.


Many of the venues listted below also have food collections.  I have indicated those that I am sure collect food.  Bring a can or other nonperishable food when you go to them!

“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

Stony Brook U WUSB 90.1FM www.WUSB.FM

WSHU 91.1FM or 91.3FM + others


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

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

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

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

First Fri Peacesmiths Coffehouse First United Methodist Church of Amityville, 25 Broadway/rt110 (Southmost end near Merrick Rd/Montauk hwy)  (631) 798-0778 w/ open mic + Fri Feb 5 Tim Huss & Frank Gambino

Usually First Fri Garden Stage Concerts Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau 223 Stewart Ave @N/W Corner Nassau Blvd, Garden City, NY 516-248-8855 + Fri Feb 5 Gathering Time (Glen Roethel, Stuart Marcus & Hillary Foxsong) + 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 631-425-2925 (usually w/ open mic) Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport + Feb 6 Beaucoup Blue + 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 Stony Brook Union Building, Stony Brook University 631-632-1093 Host Charlie Backfish, Sunday Street Radio Sunday morning 9-11:30am WUSB FM90.1 + Sun Jan 24 The Kennedys (Randy Burns opens) 2pm + Sun Feb 14 Lee Harvey Osmond 2pm + 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd, Setauket 631-751-0297 (North of Rt 347 Near Stony Brook U ) w/ open mic + Feb 12 Phil Minissale & Friends – Valentine’s Weekend + Mar 3 Johnny Cuomo + Apr 10 James O’Malley +

Second Sat 7:30pm Eclectic Café 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Rd, Bay Shore  + Sat Feb 13 Annie and the Beekeepers

Usually Second Sat Homegrown Music Cafe 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 71 East Main Street, Patchogue.+  Feb 4 SIX GUN Acoustic in Concert with Special Guest Gathering Time + 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 Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 516-541-1066   (Collects Food) + Third Fri Feb 19 Pat Wictor + Third Fri Mar 19 Friction Farm + Third Fri Apr 16  + Third Fri May 21 Buskin & Batteau + Usually Second Fri Jun 11

Sheila Sheffeld in Driving Miss Daisy for Plaza Productions . Frank DiSpigno directs & plays Boolie, Fred Bowen is Hoke. She ages from 72 to 97!  . +  *Fri Jan 22 at 7:30: Town Hall West, Islip + *Sat Jan 23 at 7:30: Bethpage H.S. + *Fri Jan 29: New Hyde Park H.S. + *Sat Jan 30: Cranbury, NJ + Sun Jan 24 at 2:00 and Sun Jan 31 at 2:00:Bellmore Theatre, 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710 Reservations: 516-599-6870  – * These shows may not be open to the public—if you would like to attend, contact Shelia at, and she willl let you know the details.

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Third Sat 8p Hard Luck Café, Folk Music Society of Huntington 631- 661-1278 w/ open mic Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr, Centerport  (Church Collects Food) + Feb 20 Julia Joseph & Milton + 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 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) 516-579-5365 Seaford    (Collects Food) + Fourth Sat Jan 24 Jeff Curtis & Gerry McKeveny + Fourth Sat Feb 27 + Fourth Sat Mar 27 + Fourth Sat Apr 24 + Fourth Sat May 22 + Check Fourth Sat Jun 26 Watch for Winter/Spring 2010 shows!

Usually Fourth/Last Sat 8p.Soul Growth w/ open mic. Body Awareness Studio, 50 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 631-957-4692

Fourth/Last Sat The Last Licks Café w/ open mic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Road, Huntington Advance tickets + Sat Jan 23 Lucky 13

Usually? Brookhaven National Laboratory Music Club 631-344-3846. or at door, Photo ID, William Floyd Parkway (County Rd 46), one-and-a-half miles North of Exit 68 LIE Berkner Auditorium + Sat Jan 23 Gathering of the Slides 8 with the Kerry Kearney Band / Kane Daily Band / Lonesome Dan & the Curmudgeons + 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 + Fri Jan 22 Beyond The Cross Benefit Concert For the Haitian Disaster Relief 8 pm

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

Finch Mountain House Concert 631-661-1278 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 @ 2pm Free 211 Route 109,

Various Sun Folk Jams, Sing Alongs, Folk Music Society of Huntington Check Larry Lewitt 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 Main Street in Port Jefferson 7-10pm.

Court House Concerts Merrick Reservations + Sun Pre-show gathering 2pm Showtime 3pm

Folk Music Society of Huntington Special House Concert:bring your instrument/voice for after.  Space limited: reserve thru Brown Paper Tickets

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

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

Northport Arts Coalition + 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 every Wed. night from 6-8 on WUSB 90.1FM or live

The Islip Arts Council 631-224-5420 + 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 18 Peconic Ave, Riverhead Reservations: 631 727 5782

The Jean Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street 516-767-6444 at 232 Main St, Port Washington + Sat Jan 23 Justin Earle & Carrie Rodriguez WFUV 90.7FM Roots Rock Series +  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 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)

Sonic Underground Presents House Concert in Stony Brook Open Mic 3pm Potluck so bring something fun to eat or drink 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 Fort Salonga, Long Island (Near Northport)

Barb’s The Long Island Poetry Calendar & some music events

My Long Island Folk Music Emails have sometimes been posted on Kimberly & Ian’s or

and also posted by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Records

The Song Box reservations & George’s The Song Box Emailings (With color pictures)

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