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The FALCON
Jazz, Rock, Blues, R&B, Soul, Gospel, Big Band, Folk, Contemporary, Chamber

For twelve years and hundreds of performances, art & music promoter, Tony Falco, presented some of the most respected and creative artists working in music today, in what became a legendary private concert venue over the magnificent barn he’d built behind his home.

On November 27, 2009, The Falcon opened the doors to its new home, listening room and art gallery; a 19th century factory building perched over Marlboro Falls at 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY. Here it will continue to present the most well regarded musicians in traditional & contemporary jazz, blues, soul, folk, world, rock, big band & chamber music.

The Falcon welcomes everyone, with no cover charge, no minimum, no tickets. Those who can are encouraged to feed our donation box, a symbol of democracy in the arts. This fund goes directly to the performing musicians, demonstrating our respect & gratitude for their skill, contribution and livelihood.

More about The FALCON
Food: The Falcon's Menu celebrates the bounty of the Hudson Valley and our coastal neighbors EVERY performance night. Outdoor dining and music on our beautiful deck weather permitting.
Beverages: Full service bars.
Capacity: 150 +

Contact and Location Info

Location:  1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY
See Map
Website: liveatthefalcon.com
Calendar: liveatthefalcon.com
Email
Phone: (845) 236-7970
Fern Franke/Publicity--fernathtefalcon@gmail.com
Musician Booking: tony@liveatthefalcon.com

Calendar for The FALCON
Thursday
May 26
7:00 pm
Stephen Clair 'To The Trees' Album ReleaseThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Clair's brilliant new album To the Trees, focuses on home, looking to his own leafy backyard , taking his trusty Martin up and down the fertile Hudson Valley, planting seeds along the way.

"Clair's talents—deadpan delivery, keen wordsmithing, and deceptively intricate fretwork—are at the fore,
shining through ..." — Chronogram Magazine

VIDEO: Let It Out: https://youtu.be/x08FGFB0Wzo

http://stephenclair.com/

Once the essence of the itinerant troubadour, writing and performing his songs from Seattle to the south of France, Stephen Clair’s been everywhere, man. And the songs (and albums) just keep coming. 2019 saw his supercharged Strange Perfume album, produced by Malcolm Burn, and in 2020, mid-pandemic, Clair released The Small Hours LP. The accolades did overflow.

Relocating from Brook Brooklyn to Pete Seeger’s quieter lair of Beacon over a decade ago, the peripatetic Clair, with his brilliant new album To the Trees, has decided to focus his sights on home, looking to his own leafy backyard not just for inspiration, but for perspiration, too—taking his trusty Martin up and down the fertile Hudson Valley, planting seeds along the way.

A family man now, the father of teenagers, Clair largely built this, his 9th and most personal album yet, from the rumblings within the four walls of his 19th century corner homestead, a former general store.

Clair’s library, filled with Samuel Beckett, Dorothy Parker and E.B. White, again inspires, with the title track paying deference to Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees—the song’s subject walking out on a family meal to live out her days amidst the limbs.

Music aficionado Stephen Clair is renowned in Beacon NY as the driving force behind concerts of all sizes, and is the founder of the Beacon Music Factory, which teaches music to as many adults as it does kids. These endeavors hardly stand in the way of Clair’s own music-making. His current 5-piece band adds significant spice to Clair’s catalog, and lifts the songs—new and old - to the rafters.
Thursday
May 26
7:00 pm
Opener: Natalia ZukermanThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Natalia Zukerman comes equipped with a triple-threat toolbox: She's an incisive songwriter with the phrasing of a jazz-blues singer and the phenomenal ...
‎The Women Who Rode Away

Natalia is an American artist and musician. She blends genres of blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk.

nataliazukerman.com

Friday
May 27
7:00 pm
Dylan Doyle BandThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Roots Rock/Jam Funk artist, Dylan Doyle released his album - Pleasures Of The Damned (2020). Listen here: https://youtu.be/Syoo2wKjqSA

Woman Of The Shoreline: https://soundcloud.com/.../woman-of-the-shoreline-master-v1

FEATURING ~:
Manuel Quintana / Drums
Anthony Candulo / Bass
Scott Milici / Keys

Guitar star Dylan Doyle delights audiences, but frustrates anyone trying to define his sound....It isn’t the 19-year-old’s job to define it. It’s his job to play it. And that’s what the Dylan Doyle Band will do..." - Wisconsin News

http://www.dylandoyleband.com/

Based in the Hudson Valley, rising star Dylan Doyle has been performing nationally, as well as internationally. Southern bred, northern raised, his trio’s style of music lies somewhere between roots rock and jam funk. It evokes Woodstock and dips into southern soul; a uniquely American sound.

Touring nationally since age 15, Dylan became a seasoned professional while relatively young. He has played with notable musicians such as, Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat).

Stoner called Dylan one of the most prodigious players he has known, with abundant natural talent. John Platania has referred to Dylan as “The Future.” Ben Cauley, after playing with Dylan in Memphis said, “Dylan Doyle sounds like a young Jimi Hendrix.” In the words of Bill Payne upon sharing the stage, “Music is a conversation. Dylan spoke beautifully and was listening to the musicians around him. His play was imaginative and original.”

Attesting to Dylan’s versatility, Dylan has played the King Biscuit Blues Festival three consecutive years as well headlining the Grateful Garcia Gathering, the largest Grateful Dead festival in the Midwest. He consistently packs houses across Europe and the US.
Saturday
May 28
7:00 pm
Celebrating the Music of Steely Dan
with Reelin' in the Years
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Reelin’ in the Years celebrates the timeless music of Steely Dan. Comprised of world class touring and recording session musicians that reads like a who’s who in the music industry, including bandleader and drummer Jerry Marotta.

Based in Woodstock, NY, Reelin’ have sold out all of the major venues they’ve performed in for the last few years. Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary group of musicians live in concert.






FEATURING ~

Jerry Marotta – Drums
Jesse Gress – Guitar
Joey Eppard – Vocals
Lindsey Skeye – Vocals
Matt Finck – Guitar
David Jameson – Keyboards
Jennifer Maidman – Bass
Chris Pasin – Trumpet
Don Mikkelsen – Trombone
Cliff Lyons – Sax
Bill Harris – Sax
Sunday
May 29
7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Jazz
with Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu | Connected
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Richie Goods' and Chien Chien Lu's collaborative project "Connected", follows their release Rain (2021) ; a jazz version of the classic 90's R&B song by SWV, and a bit of the Jaco Pastorius song "Portrait of Tracy" that was (sampled in the original).

FEATURING ~
Richie Goods / Bass
Chien Chien / Vibes
Quintin Zoto / Guitar
Allan Mednard: Drums
Miki Hayama / Keys

https://www.richiegoods.com/

Bassist, bandleader and producer Richie Goods released his seminal album with his band The Goods Project, entitled My Left Hand Man (2019). The consummate bassist’s third album as a bandleader, My Left Hand Man, is a tribute to Goods’ late mentor Mulgrew Miller.

“Mulgrew is the person that really put me on the scene and helped me establish a name for myself. It was a real learning experience playing with him.”

The bassist toured and recorded with Miller for nine fruitful years. Goods’ tenure with Miller spurred a career that would eventually see the bass player performing with luminaries Alicia Keys, Common, Chris Botti, Whitney Houston and the Headhunters to name a few.

https://www.chienchienlu.com/

Chien Chien Lu is a vibraphonist, contemporary percussionist, and composer whose passion for R&B grooves crystallizes into a fresh and distinctive approach to contemporary jazz.

Lu’s fierce authenticity and jazz mastery shine bright on her debut solo project, The Path (2020) which earned numerous awards and led to Lu’s being named the “vibraphone rising star” in Downbeat Magazine’s 69th Annual Critics Poll.

In 2017, she attended the prestigious Banff Jazz Residency under the direction of jazz pianist, Vijay Iye, where she first met jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. From there, Lu began to perform regularly in the U.S. and was invited to join the esteemed Jeremey Pelt Quintet. In the next few years, Lu will continue to record and tour internationally with the Jeremy Pelt Quintet and her own band.
Thursday
June 2
7:00 pm
David Amram Quartet | "Back with Jack"The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
"Back with Jack: a special presentation to celebrate the year of Kerouac's Centennial - with the David Amram Quartet, and narrated by Adira Amram reading excerpts from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road".

FEATURING ~
Adira Adira Amram / Narrator
David Amram / Leader, Vocals, Piano, Flutes, Percussion, French Horn.
Kevin Twigg / Drums, Glockenspiel
Rene Hart / Upright Bass
Adam Amram / Congas

www.davidamram.com

Amram, the Renaissance man of American Music, still refers to himself as a "promising young composer".

This performance is Amram's tribute to the influence of Jazz and Global music on author Jack Kerouac's writing style, as well as portraits of the great innovators such as Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie long before most major journalists or authors appreciated these giants.

Amram was Kerouac's major musical collaborator and friend for 12 years, is playing concerts worldwide celebrating the enduring value of Kerouac's writing and the enduring spirit of the music that continues to inspire us today.

Since their first public jazz/poetry readings in NYC in 1957, Amram has continued to celebrate the spirit of inclusiveness and spontaneity in all the idioms which he and Kerouac cherished - jazz, Latin, world music, classical music festivals and his his symphonic and chamber music compositions.

"The Falcon is the kind of place where I first met Jack and so many other truly gifted people the mid 1950s
People felt welcome and there were no A-tables MUSIC was the star and reason why we all got together and felt at home.

These small places that were all across America, reflecting the communities and cultures of the innovators were the home of music that has endured and survived neglect and disrespect, the collapse of the music industry and become our ambassador world wide, showing our Beauty Part!

This tradition is why all musicians who have ever performed at the Falcon want to come back and why all who attend are grateful and enthusiastic that Tony Falco's dream of having all genres of music built to last has now become a reality.

it s always a joy to play there as well as to come and listen to others"

- David Amram - "a promising young composer"

Friday
June 3
7:00 pm
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole CowboysThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Jeffery Broussard is the real deal. Dedicated to preserving and promoting Creole culture and traditional Zydeco music, with passion and commitment...an energetic, toe tapping world of the American Roots Music called Zydeco.

"Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to grace our Creole culture, and for that matter, the world." - Don Cravins, Sr., Mayor, Opelousas, LA, Zydeco Capital of the World

VIDEO: I'm Coming Home: https://youtu.be/NUF_iSpnlHs

http://creolecowboys.com/

Jeffery Broussard is one of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music and continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers and innovators.

Born in Lafayette, LA, Jeffery’s music career started very early, playing drums in his father’s band, the renowned Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys. Although he left school for farm work to help his parents, Jeffery would sneak in to the house, get his daddy’s accordion and teach himself to play. It was in his brother Clinton’s band, Clinton Broussard & The Zydeco Machines that Jeffery played in public for the first time.

It is possible that without the experience of struggle and hard times that he could not sing, play with emotion and soul. His range is seldom seen in Zydeco - traditional songs of the old masters to originals, singlenote and triple-note accordion to fiddle.

Whether he is playing a festival stage in front of thousands of dancers, a small theater of seated patrons, giving an interview, teaching a lesson or playing at a trailride, his warmth, love of the music, and talent shine. Jeffery Broussard is well, the real deal. Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Creole culture and traditional Zydeco music, Jeffery plays with passion and commitment to carry on his daddy’s legacy.
Saturday
June 4
7:00 pm
Still Married After All These Years!
with The Ed Palermo Big Band
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
The world's zaniest big band celebrates the wedding anniversary of their madcap, mischief-making leader, by re-forming the music of Zappa, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson...with comic diversions, because they can't help it!.

"Wonderful, breathtaking, fantastic, exhilarating, great sound, great production, great musicianship...I run out of superlatives..." – paradoxone.uk

"[Ed Palermo]...one of the greatest musicians and arrangers in the world."
– Christian McBride, American jazz bassist, and six-time Grammy Award winner

"Palermo developed these charts during years of live shows with these musicians, and their mastery of the material shows in the performances, which turn on a dime yet feel fierce with spontaneous invention.... Palermo’s arrangements and these performances are precise, dedicated, raucous and incisive—just like Zappa himself." – JazzTimes

https://www.palermobigband.com/

This eighteen-piece ensemble - five woodwind players, four trumpeters, three trombonists, two keyboardists, guitar, violin, bass, drums, and vocalists throughout - has been performing jazz arrangements of Zappa’s music regularly since 1994. But what started out as faithfully antic versions of the composer’s complex, fiendishly clever music has expanded to reflect Palermo’s passion for Todd Rundgren, British psychedelia and progressive rock.

This often entails head-spinning in-jokes, such as performing Traffic’s 1971 tune “The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys” over Zappa’s bass line for his composition “Chunga’s Revenge.”

The Ed Palermo Big Band performs monthly at the Iridium in Manhattan and regularly at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, where Palermo often scripts elaborate thematic evenings. At one such event, vocalist Napoleon Murphy Brock—a longtime Zappa vocalist who frequently works with Palermo—sang the line “I’m never getting married” (from Jimmy Webb’s “The Worst That Could Happen”) as Palermo stumbled onstage in prison stripes for an evening dedicated to his 34th wedding anniversary.

Most of Palermo’s humor, however, lies in the music’s richly textured citations and juxtapositions. The scores themselves are funny.

“I wouldn’t call my thing a comedy show,” he said, “but it’s got a lot of humor in it. I often think that jazz takes itself way too seriously. Maybe that makes my thing stand out a little more.”

Happy Together: https://youtu.be/0Ft46dKsqvo
Sunday
June 5
7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Jazz
with Allan Harris | Kate's Soul Food
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Renowned vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris released his studio recording Kate’s Soulfood (2021) a spirited, soul-drenched homage to Harris’ home - Harlem, NYC!

"Every once in a blue moon, something uplifting comes along that you never thought could. Kate's Soulfood!"

Join the communal love-in, with Soul-Jazz singer Allan Harris, the "heir apparent to Nat King Cole" and a “protean talent.” His soulful jazz voice and blues guitar is in demand..
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Kates Soul Food Album ; https://theallanharrisband.bandcamp.com/album/kates-soulfood

VIDEO ; I Grew Up (Kate's Place) : https://youtu.be/1u_euXC2xtw

VIDEO ; (Last Time I Saw) Jeannine : https://youtu.be/3MFOyBDwrsg

VIDEO ;Can't Live My Life Without You : https://youtu.be/Au4Te9vFRf4

FEATURING ~
Allan Harris / Vocals, Guitar
Irwin Hall / Sax
Arcoiris Sandoval / Piano
Marty Kenney / Bass
Norman Edwards / Drums

https://www.allanharris.com/

"My favorite singer..." - Tony Bennett

“The most exciting young male singer on the scene…." - The Wall Street Journal

“… velvet-voiced jazz singer….” - Variety​

Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation.

With, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat King Cole,” Harris’s artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader and his critically-acclaimed concerts worldwide.

He has won numerous awards, and performed with Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Natalie Cole, comedian Alan King, Al Jarreau, Reverend Al Green, Lee Ritenour, Michael Feinstein, Cassandra Wilson, and Wynton Marsalis.

Back in Harlem, Harris is the jazz vocal King of New York, as evidenced by his notable engagements. “I’m a storyteller through the genre of jazz.”
Thursday
June 9
7:00 pm
Mark Hummel's Blues Survivors w/ Rusty ZinnThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
"Hummel, a specialist in West Coast Blues, knows a thing or two about about how to please an audience"
- New Yorker

"Rusty Zinn is the real deal. To say this is the best blues release of the year is an understatement.”
- The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Hummel - My Back Scratcher:
https://youtu.be/GVAayWecTqM

Zinn ~ Wasted: https://youtu.be/V4KasRz-xuY

Mark Hummel
http://www.markhummel.com/

Grammy nominee, two time Blues Music Award winner, top harmonica player, singer, bandleader, author, and entrepreneur, Mark Hummel has been active since the early 70s, when he moved to Berkeley from LA.

Hummel has over thirty recordings to his credit and is the creator of the Blues Harmonica Blowouts he started in 1991. Hummel's mastery of the blues genre, mixed with a knowledge of where the music comes from, is rare in this idiom.

Mark has recorded/toured w/Snooky Pryor, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie Taylor, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Dane, Jimmy Rogers, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Huey Lewis, Lazy Lester, Anson Funderburgh (his co-partner in his project Golden State/Lone Star), Charles Brown, Willie Big Eyes Smith & many more. Hummel has been steadily touring worldwide since 1984.

Rusty Zinn
https://www.alligator.com/artists/Rusty-Zinn/

Zinn’s raw talent and deep feeling for the blues have earned him gigs and recordings with many blues masters, including Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Luther Tucker, James Cotton, Mark Hummel and Kim Wilson, who co-produced his first album, SITTIN' & WAITIN’ (1996).

“The cuts on CONFESSIN’ play like time-capsuled tunes in a forgotten Memphis jukebox.” - Blues Revue

If rompin’, stompin’ pedal-to-the-metal blues is your thing, here’s a record for you.” - Vintage Guitar

Time after time, Oakland-based bluesman Rusty Zinn’s raw, burning guitar work and soulful vocals leave listeners open-mouthed in amazement. Zinn’s jumping blend of 1940s and 1950s West Coast swing/blues and gritty Chicago blues takes over. Zinn has electrified audiences around the world with his fiery live shows and critically acclaimed recordings, both as a leader and as a sideman.
Friday
June 10
7:00 pm
King Yellowman w/ K’reema & The Sagittarius BandThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
In the 1980s the toasting style of Jamaica’s King Yellowman made the singer the toast of the dancehall reggae movement. Although his lyrics were frequently controversial, his lolling, loose, and languid delivery has been a marked influence on many modern reggae vocalists. Called “the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley,” he visits the Falcon in support of his album NO MORE WAR (2019) with K’reema and the Sagittarius Band.

" ...one of the hardest working Reggae Bands in the world."

King Yellowman
http://www.kingyellowman.com

King Yellowman was featured on American group The Dubplates song “UH HUH”, which peaked at number four on the Billboard (2017) Reggae Album charts.

Kiss Me Each Morning [Official Video 2020]: https://youtu.be/IRkKNnI9b3M

UH Huh! (King Yellowman, Papa Robbie, Daddy Brady & Big Hair): http://youtu.be/BlWegYC95Bo

K’reema
https://www.k-reema.com/
https://www.youtube.com/KareemaMusic

The daughter of King Yellowman​,​​ K'reema is ​Reggae ​r​oyalty​ - a beautiful spirit on and off the stage​.
K'reema has earned her title​ - ​Princess of Dancehall ​- ​with an electri​fying​ stage​ show. One of the fresh new melodic voices on the international music scene, K'reema is a powerful vocalist, creative songwriter and producer. Her sultry fusion of pop/r&b with hard core reggae leaves fans captivated.
Saturday
June 11
7:00 pm
Cuboricua! Summer Salsa!The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
https://www.facebook.com/Antonio-Velez-Conjunto-Cuboricua-1545513889036356

The name Cuboricua was inspired by the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Cuboricua identifies with the rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean; Salsa, Son, Rumba, Bomba, Plena, as well as Merengue.

The veteran musicians of this conjunto, to their credit, have performed and recorded with world renowned artists such as Celia Cruz, Pete "El Conde" Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Monguito "el unico", los Kimbos, and the New Swing Sextet, to name a few.

This conjunto creates a traditional/modern energetic sound by placing the interlocking rhythmic figures of percussion and Cuban Tres under a smoothly swinging melody to create a new sound!

https://youtu.be/QEWS9RvCHFo
Sunday
June 12
7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Jazz
with Pilc | Moutin | Hoenig
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Video: Pilc Moutin Hoenig - From the Album THREEDOM - Nardis: https://youtu.be/rFUlArNhr6g

FEATURING ~

Jean-Michel Pilc ~ Piano
François Moutin ~ Bass
Ari Hoenig ~ Drums


Jean-Michel Pilc
http://www.jeanmichelpilc.com/

Mr Pilc seems to have dropped from the sky fully formed, with technique and his ideas in place. He is a physical and densely harmonic player, a splashy stunner who also has a Rubik's-cube mind for chord substitutions." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times



Jean-Michel has signed with Jusitin Time Records and, notably, released his EP VISIONS (2021):

https://open.spotify.com/album/4u5UdwIFe3KOGsYOAj6S5C

François Moutin
https://www.moutin.com/Francois.html

François Moutin's bass chops are practically unparalleled; his facility in the highest register allows him to double melodies and sound almost like a guitar. - All Music Guide Expert Review

Ari Hoenig
WWW.ARIHOENIG.COM

"Ari Hoenig is one of the most maniacally obsessive, spasmodic and musical drummers in jazz." - JAZZ TIMES

Hoenig is known for his unique ability to modify the pitch of a drum, using drumsticks, mallets, and even parts of his body. He can play any note in the chromatic scale, virtually any melody, and even improvise on a chord structure in the same way as any other instrumentalist would.
Monday
June 13
7:00 pm
Special Monday Show
with Split Bill | Johnny Dowd & Amy LaVere
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
“Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at... Gloriously deviant.“ - The Independent (London)

Johnny Dowd
http://www.johnnydowd.com/

“Dowd has made a career of making music full of piercingly bleak, hard fought, gnarled dreamscapes that make David Lynch’s tales seem like those of a choir boy. But just when I thought I had him figured out, Dowd delivers a blues record so beautiful that I cannot stop playing it. It is also full of demons that live on a merry-go-round with feedback and distortion taking the places of the painted ponies going up and down. Paradoxically, it’s his most accessible music in quite a while, maybe ever.” - No Depression (US)

This is a man clearly in charge of his musical vision, and that vision includes a broad grasp of rock’s so-called rich tapestry. Dowd ekes out noir-ish psychedelic blues, takes old surf riffs and slows 'em down to a funeral procession trudge, and yelps his way through "trashabilly".

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. There's a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work.His song-style style comprises experimental, noisy breaks and strong gothic elements, lyrically and instrumentally.
Monday
June 13
7:00 pm
Special Monday Show
with Split Bill | Amy LaVere & Johnny Dowd
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
There’s something uniquely fun about Amy LaVere, even when she’s breaking your heart.

Amy LaVere
https://www.amylavere.com/epk/

Well known among songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Her growing catalogue of material and steady critical acclaim suggest a first-tier presence on the Americana and indie-folk/punk circuits. Her latest album Painting Blue comes out August 16th on Nine Mile Records (Glorietta, David Wax Museum, Carson McHone, Patrick Sweany, Greyhounds).

Amy’s live performances are anything but predictable. She might appear on stage with a full band, sporting a mask and pink wig, or simply be a natural in blue jeans and sandals, but her upright bass and clever song delivery are constants. Her voice is at once the bully and the victim.

Music fans first discovered this “sweet soprano” on This World is Not My Home in 2005, but it was her Jim Dickinson-produced breakout album Anchors & Anvils two years later that put Amy LaVere on the map. Stranger Me, the 2011 release on Archer Records, was called “the break-up album of the year” by Spin. Paste said it was “among the year’s best,” and it earned a first listen feature from NPR’s All Things Considered.
She followed it in 2014 with another critical smash: Runaway’s Diary, a concept album based on her own experience as a teenage runaway, produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). American Songwriter called it “boundary pushing… heartfelt, reflective, challenging and consistently compelling.” NPR Music’s Robert Christgau said it was her best yet. Of Hallelujah I’m A Dreamer (Archer Records, 2015) No Depression said simply: “pure bliss.”

Painting Blue, produced by her husband Will Sexton, captures perfectly the moment that Amy is in. Will Sexton’s masterful production and Amy’s soft, clarinet-like vocal pour over you, pushing and pulling, stirring and calming. As we’ve come to expect, this record is honest, revealing and sounds uniquely like no one else.
Wednesday
June 15
7:00 pm
Special Wednesday Show!
with The Levin Brothers
The FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
FEATURING ~

PETE LEVIN / Keyboards
TONY LEVIN / Bass
ALI RYERSON / Flute
JEFF SIEGEL / Drums/Percussion

The Levin Brothers
http://www.thelevinbrothers.com/

After five decades of glorious careers - playing with a virtual "who's who" in jazz, fusion, rock, pop and world music, and guesting on each other’s projects - Pete and Tony Levin finally decided to create their own jazz band. As "The Levin Brothers" they have released three albums: the self-titled first album in 2014, and two live albums - "Special Delivery" in 2017, and "Live at Daryl's House" in 2020. The band has toured across the USA, and has performed internationally.

Ali Ryerson
www.aliryerson.com

On this tour their special guest is the phenomenal jazz flutist, Ali Ryerson. Internationally known and consistently placing on the Downbeat Readers' Poll for years, Ali has released several solo albums and has performed with a long list of jazz greats, including Kenny Barron, Joe Beck, Mike Mainieri, Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Luciano Pavarotti.

Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel
http://jeffsiegeljazz.us/

A veteran of the New York Jazz scene, Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel has worked with a virtual who’s-who of jazz artists. A member of Sir Roland Hanna’s Trio from 1994-1999, Jeff has performed and recorded with Jazz legends including Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Lee Shaw, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Helen Merrill and Mose Allison.

Tony Levin
https://tonylevin.com/

Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Tony Levin, one of the most recorded bass players in history of music, has been the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson for decades. He has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Carly Simon, and many others, as well jazz artists Buddy Rich, Gary Burton and Chuck Mangione. He currently records and tours with Stick Men, Levin Brothers, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel.

Pete Levin
http://www.petelevin.com/

After graduating from the Juilliard School, Pete Levin became a synthesizer specialist in the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances with many artists, including Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, David Sanborn, Annie Lennox, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny White and Paul Simon. He has released nine solo albums.

Thursday
June 16
7:00 pm
Oz Noy w/ Dennis Chambers & Jimmy HaslipThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
Witness one of foremost instrumental trios of our times. Constantly seeking untapped musical terrain, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy steps onto fertile ground, with Haslip (Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion) and Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic).

Video: Concert Medley: https://youtu.be/RyloGyhg88U

Oz Noy
https://www.oznoy.com/

The impact of Oz's unique, intoxicating style - jazz, funk, rock, blues, and r&b - has broken the rules of instrumental guitar by focusing on the groove. All-stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington.
Oz won the highly acclaimed Guitar Player magazine readers poll for “best guitar riff on a record” in 2007, and Guitar Player’s 2008 “best new talent.” Noy has performed, toured and recorded with Chris Botti, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dave Weckl, Mike Manieri, The East Village Opera Company, Roger Glover, Bill Evans, Warren Hayes, Gov’t Mule, and Allen Toussaint, among others.

Jimmy Haslip
https://jimmyhaslipbass.com/

In 1975, Haslip began touring and recording with many different popular artists. In 1978 he met guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Russell Ferrante and formed a group to record Robben's first solo recording on Electra-Asylum. This critically acclaimed album, called " The Inside Story" became a landmark recording. This led to the formation of The Yellowjackets who recorded their debut album for Warners Bros. Records in 1980. Two time Grammy winners, The Yellowjackets, have been nominated for seventeen Grammys! Jimmy was also nominated for an Edison award in 2000, and another Grammy nomination, his 18th, for the Jeff Lorber Fusion “NOW IS THE TIME” recording, which he co-produced.

Dennis Chambers
https://www.dennischambers.com/

Chambers - well known for his technique and speed - has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Chambers is well-regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket - a hallmark of his technique. Technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented in a wide variety of musical genres, but most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing.

Friday
June 17
7:00 pm
Eldorado Slim | with Scott Sharrard of Little FeatThe FALCON
1348 Route 9W
Marlboro, NY   See Map
“Eldorado Slim” is a a six-piece ensemble exploring early 1970s soul-jazz, acid funk and space spirituals!

FEATURING ~

-Scott Sharrard ~ (Little Feat, Greg Allman Band)
-Pat Bianchi ~ Hammond B3 Organ (Lou Donaldson, Pat Martino)
-Clark Gayton ~ Trombone (Springsteen, Wrecking Ball Tour)
-Craig Dreyer ~ Saxophones (Keith Richards, Joan Osborne)
-Fred Walcott ~ Percussion (Buster Poindexter, Shemekia Copeland)
-Tony Leone ~ Drums (Little Feat, Chris Robinson Brotherhood)

Where Bill Graham’s Fillmore East meets Detroit’s Club Mozambique you will find the sounds of NYC’s newest band, Eldorado Slim. Led by Little Feat Guitarist Scott Sharrard, the 6 piece lineup consists of some of New York City’s finest musicians. The band takes its name from an obscure Little Feat jam from the early 1970s.

Sharrard describes Eldorado Slim’s mix of 1970s instrumental covers as a blend of “acid funk and space spirituals”. The band takes their sound and repertoire from one of the richest chapters in American roots music history. Inspired by the consciousness expanding and hypnotic, improvisational funk of the era, music by artists like Grant Green, Eddie Harris, Lonnie Smith, The Crusaders, Cannonball Adderley, King Curtis, Chico Hamilton and Stuff. Eldorado Slim also nods to Scott Sharrard's work with Gregg Allman and Little Feat by occasionally doing their own instrumental interpretations and arrangements of tunes from those iconic rock and roll songbooks.

Scott Sharrard
https://www.scottsharrard.com/

Scott Sharrard is not only a member of Little Feat (since 2019) but was also the guitarist, musical director and Grammy nominated songwriter and producer for the Gregg Allman band (from 2008 until Greggs passing in 2017). Scott has been nominated for two Grammys and has released 6 solo albums under his own name as a singer/songwriter.

Along with Sharrard’s distinct blues inflected soul guitar style, Eldorado Slim’s instrumentation is propelled forward by Latin percussion, Hammond B-3 organ, drums and a horn section. The musical stew the band creates weaves between acid jazz and acid rock, with a constant grasp on the relentless pulse of rhythm & blues and some occasional post bop improvisation. In the chaos of our modern times, Eldorado Slim harkens back to a groovier time and an analog solution.

In the words of the great Maceo Parker, the band plays “2% jazz and 98% funky stuff.”

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