The New Music for Humanity Free Performance Night

Hello Musicians,

We took over the The Pine Bush Coffee House Open Mic which was a 15 year tradition in Pine Bush, NY (see photos of the last Pine Bush Open Mic).

After 2 years of running the Music for Humanity Open Mic we had to discontinue it because of the expense.
Finally we have a new venue and a new format.
Our second Music for Humanity Free Performance night is Saturday August 15th. The 3 performers have been invited to play. Each performer will do about a 30 minute set.
The new venue is Noble Coffee Roasters at 3020 Rt 207 in Campbell Hall. The music will start at 7:30. This is a free event, but seating is limited so try and arrive early.
Saturday August 15th performers are:
August 15th is the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and in its spirit we will sing about it and the last 40 years of music and musicians that have touched our lives.
If you feel qualified to perform a 30 minute set please contact Barry@MusicForHumanity.org. For questions, more information or if you'd like to help on some level please contact Barry Adelman at 744-6810 or 469-0900 or Barry@MusicForHumanity.org
Directions: Take Rt 17 to Exit 124(Goshen). Take 207 East through the heart of Goshen (you'll pass the County Building on your left). Continue straight on 207 for about 3 miles and look for Noble Coffee Roasters on your left.

Hello musical friends

Watch for our next major fund raiser/concert coming up in November-December 2009. Check back for details.

Here's information about our fund raiser last year.

We held our annual concert fundraiser at Bodles in Chester on November 23rd in conjunction with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County. It was a wonderful concert featuring some of the area's finest musicians and singers who generously donated their time. They included:

Claudia Cummings - opera and Broadway star who made the song "Climb Every Mountain" from the Sound of Music one of Broadway's most memorable songs. Claudia has also formed her own Opera company: http://www.operacompanyofthehighlands.org/

Steve Margoshes - Steve composed the music to the Broadway show "Fame" and he is an  incredible pianist. Steve will play his own set and accompany Julie Ziavras http://www.stevemargoshes.com/steveMargoshes.html

Julie Ziavras - Julie can go from singing Puccini to Joan Baez (she sounds better than Joan). And I hope she'll give us a taste of both at this concert. She is one of the most talented musicians/singers I've ever met (and I've heard many) http://kenandjulie.com/

Marji Zintz - a singer who can touch your heart like no one else. Marji has a special vocal quality that goes straight to your heart. She covers Joni Mitchell better than Joni.

John Sheehan - unquestionably the finest finger picking guitarist this side of the Mississippi. John also has some classically influenced originals that I hope he'll share with us. http://www.johnsheehan.net/

Joanne Barclay - Great Highland Bagpiper will share with us the magical sounds of one of the world's oldest instruments.

Wayne Fugate - a master mandolinist

This concert which was a sell out helped to raise over $2500 which we split with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.