11/03 Sat 8:30 ~ BUSKIN & BATTEAU; also VANCE GILBERT ~ $25 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Saturday Nov 03, 2012 8:30 PM - Saturday Nov 03, 2012 11:00 PM | $27.00


11/03 Sat 8:30 ~ BUSKIN & BATTEAU; also VANCE GILBERT ~ $25 +$2 processing

Buskin & Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember.

"We're not from the Cambridge, came-over-on-the-Mayflower first wave of folkies [e.g. Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Eric Von Schmidt]," says Buskin, "but we'd like to think we've stolen many of their licks."

The Washington Post called their work "an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit." And while their humor runs the gamut from topical irony ("Second Homeless") to terminal silliness ("Jews Don't Camp"), it's their unique combination of instrumental virtuosity (piano and violin, primarily, though both play other instruments as well), soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing that prompts the standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews: "The most musically sophisticated act in folk" -The New York Times; "Acoustic Heaven" -The Boston Globe.

Famous in the eighties as superstar jingle writers (Batteau's "Heartbeat of America" heads a list of a hundred or more hits) they've also divided their time between writing songs for other artists -- e.g., Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Astrud Gilberto, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter, Paul and Mary and Bette Midler; helping a diverse group of non-profits -- Paul Newman's Hole-In-The-Wall Camps, Harry Chapin's WhyHunger, Roger Payne's Ocean Alliance, among others; and hosting their quirky, unpredictable Radio B&B show on WPKN-FM and WPKN.org.

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It's all in one seemingly impossible package: Vance Gilbert's spellbinding live show; his deliriously virtuosic singing; his accomplished guitar style; his outrageous, edgy humor; AND the songwriting. Shawn Colvin invited Vance to be a special guest on her Fat City tour, and Vance took audiences by storm across the country: "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener" wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from that tour. With one of the sharpest wits in folk music, Vance is one of the most entertaining singer-songwriters you'll ever see. But, he can deftly change the mood of a show in an instant with a sincere delivery of one of his deep-flowing songs. So, don't be surprised if your tears of laughter mix with tears of sorrow in a satisfying blend of yin & yang.

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* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States

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Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!