Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Season starts THIS SATURDAY: Too Blue

MAG is pleased to hold the (22nd? it's been a long time!) 2010 season, featuring 7 Saturday evening concerts.
The season kicks off with TOO BLUE, performing their own unique blend of bluegrass & swing music. TOO BLUE features Standfordville local Joan Harrison on banjo and lead vocals. Betsy Rome (guitar , vocals) and Jamie Doris (bass, vocals) hail from nearby Connecticut. Michael Sassano (mandolin) is from Mahopac.
"Joan's clear and compelling voice brings new interpretations to standards from Patsy Cline to Bill Monroe, and creates new vocal stylings for Too Blue's original songs. Betsy's award-winning guitar playing has been featured in "Flatpicking Guitar" magazine, and she is one of very few female performers in this demanding bluegrass style of "flatpicking". Jamie is the newest addition to the Too Blue crew. (Jamie) attended the Jazz and Contemporary Music program at the New School University in New York City. (Michael) has been playing the mandolin for over 25 years and has been greatly influenced by his first teacher, the renowned Jay Ungar, as well as Andy Statman. A founding member of the eclectic string band 'Out To Lunch', Michael has been performing throughout the Northeast and Canada for the last 2 decades."
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