Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Woody Guthrie centennial t-shirts ... from the source... $25



Woody's 100th birthday is right around the corner
~JULY 14, 2012~
Get your exclusive centennial T-shirt - now only $25.00!
It's party time - what are you gonna wear?

"Woody lives and I'm glad"
- John Lennon
"You could listen to his songs and
actually learn how to live."
- Bob Dylan

" I think he must have been a genius."
- Jimi Hendrix

Official Centennial Logo

*These one-of-a-kind commemorative 100% cotton, American Apparel t-shirts were designed
especially for us. Exclusively available through the Woody Guthrie Online Store.



Monday, June 25, 2012

Jen Chapin (@jenchapinmusic) in Patchogue Thursday, Manhattan Friday... Maine & Nova Scotia in August #music


June 25, 2012

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to bring out the full 5-piece glory (featuring the great Dan Rieser on drums and Liberty Ellman on guitar, in addition to our core touring trio of Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jamie Fox on guitar) for two local shows next week -- one at a brand new venue added to the bustling scene in Patchogue, LI; and one at the very historic and super funky Bitter End in Greenwich Village, NYC!

Thursday, June 28th * 9 pm
89 North
89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue NY * $10/$15
The lovely Cassandra House opens the show

Friday, June 29th * 8 pm sharp
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St., NY NY * $10

As it turns out, my first gig in NYC was a benefit for WhyHunger at the Bitter End in 1995, marking the beginning of a great synergy between my musical and food justice activist lives. As part of the celebration marked by WhyHunger’s annual awards dinner this past June 13th (check out this powerful video featuring our grassroots honorees here), an online auction for many unique experiences and prizes is taking place now until June 28th. One of the items featured is a Jen Chapin Trio house concert. Speaking of house concerts, we just did a very special one hosted by our friend Ryan Simmons in Maryland, for which you can see some pictures at BonnieBranch.org.



Later this summer, the Trio will again ride north with young ones in tow to Nova Scotia, Maine, and more locations to be announced. And yes, we are way overdue for trips to the midwest and south, but I expect 2013 to bring some exciting trips as well as new songs..

Thanks for listening!

Jen

PS — My family, WhyHunger, and rock music recently lost a devoted and dear friend, legendary DJ and author Pete Fornatale. WhyHunger and WFUV will be remembering Pete this coming Tuesday June 26th at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in NYC, and I will be singing a couple of songs, accompanied by the wonderful Robin Batteau on violin. Tickets are sold out, but I encourage you to dig around for audio of his warm voice and insights, or check out his books. Pete represented the best of rock radio and spent his entire career in NYC, on WNEW, K-ROK, and finally back at WFUV where he had started as a Fordham University student DJ.
Upcoming Shows
Thursday, June 28th * 9 pm
89 North
89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue NY * $10/$15
The lovely Cassandra House opens the show

Friday, June 29th * 8 pm sharp
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St., NY NY * $10

Sunday, August 19th * 1 pm
Big Sunday Concert By The Sea
The Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia Canada BOJ 2WO * 902.766.4621
$20.00 - adults / $10.00 kids (ages 5 - 16, under 5 free)
Featuring my uncles Tom and Steve, my cousins The Chapin Sisters, and many others…

Tuesday, August 21st * to be confirmed
Ol’ Gold Miner Diner
The Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport, Nova Scotia Canada BOJ 2WO * 902.766.4621
An intimate dinner concert with the Jen Chapin Trio

Friday, August 24th * 8 pm
Jonathan’s Ogunquit
92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 * (207) 646-4777 * $17, $20, $25
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Robert Ross in Coney Island tonight #music #blues

Robert Ross Duo @ Cha Cha's Seafood Bar & Pizzeria EVENING
Saturday, June 23, 2012

From 9:30pm to 12 am midnight
Address: 1315 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 718-946-3905


This new Cha Cha's is on Surf Avenue. They will have bands all day in celebration of The Mermaid Parade. Performing from about 9:30pm to 12 midnight featuring: Dave Hofstra on upright bass, and two time NY Music Award winner & NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross on vocals,  guitar, slide guitar & harmonica. FREE Admission. Great pizza, seafood, and drinks. Cool atmosphere. Mermaids. Mermen. And great music.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Robert Ross Band - Riverhead blues festival Sat June 16th - Manhattan Sun June 23rd #music #blues #longisland #nyc



ROBERT ROSS BAND
Two Time NY Music Award Winner
NY Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee
Website: www.RobertRossBand.com
Quote: "A blues icon. One of the great blues spirits." Bob Fass (Radio Un-nameable, WBAI-FM Pacifica Network).

THIS WEEK!!
   
THE BLUES EVENT OF THE SPRING!!
Robert Ross Band @ Riverhead Blues Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2012

From 2pm to 3pm on the Main Stage outdoors
18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead, Long Island, NY 11901
Phone: 631-727-5782
Featuring: Steve "Holly Holy" Holley on drums, Mark "The Good Doctor" Dann on bass, and two time NY Music Award winner & NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross on vocals, guitar, slide guitar & harp. Long Island's legendary Riverhead Blues Festival returns on June 16 and June 17 after a year off. Come out and show Long Island what you think of the BLUES!! Thank you to Bob Barta, Vince Tria, and the whole RBF crew. Our performance will be outdoors from 2pm to 3pm. The two day festival (Saturday & Sunday) includes many wonderful blues performers (I counted 28) including: Johnny Winter, Roomful of Blues, Chris Duarte, Little Cliff, Bobby Nathan, Pam Betti, and Toby Walker. Get the full schedule here: http://rhblues.com/?page_id=194

NEXT WEEK!!
Robert Ross & The BluesManian Devils @ Jule's Bistro
Sunday June 23 from 12pm noon to 3pm (Brunch)

Jule's Bistro: 65 Saint Marks Place, NY, NY 10003
Phone: 212-477-5560
Featuring: Steve Holley (drums), Mark Dann (upright bass), & two time NY Music Award winner & NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross (vocals, guitar, & harp). We will perform for brunch from noon to 3pm. Great French restaurant, great music, and FREE Admission. What more could you ask??

PARTIES
The Robert Ross Band is available for private parties. As you know, we play blues, jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll. With our diverse repertoire, experience, and flexibility our music is suitable for both dancing and dining. Send us an email and put "Party" in the subject line. Thanks.

LESSONS
GUITAR / HARMONICA / BASS / VOICE
I am taking on a few more students. I will teach any beginner, intermediate or advanced guitar and bass students. Beginner and intermediate harmonica students also. I can teach voice too. Send me an email if you're interested. I charge $54 / 30 minutes, and $60 / hour for guitar & bass. I charge $30 / 30 minutes , and $50 / hour for harmonica.