7:30 pm, Saturday August 12Kentucky Bluegrass Comes to Putnam Valley
with James Reams and the Barnstormers
, Tompkins Corners Cultural CenterBluegrass
Between the Wildlife West Music Festival in Albuquerque, NM in July, and the Park Slope Jamboree in Brooklyn, New York in September, James Reams is bringing bluegrass to Putnam Valley with a full band combining traditional bluegrass and the pain of social outcasts. Some of his original songs are "Where No Heart Goes Hungry," "Coal in My Soul," and "Troubled Times." Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James Reams has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. His music features driving rhythm and hard-edged harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill-prepared or the faint of heart.
His latest album, Rhyme & Season, celebrates the perpetual pilgrim that lives within all of us with songs about the different journeys that life takes us on. He hopes to raise awareness about the homeless and is donating a portion of that album proceeds to a local charity.
Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY See Map