01/25, Fri 8:30 ~: UNCOMMON GROUND; with special guest Shovel Ready String Band :~ $20 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Friday Jan 25, 2013 8:30 PM - Friday Jan 25, 2013 11:00 PM | $22.00


01/25, Fri 8:30 ~: UNCOMMON GROUND; with special guest Shovel Ready String Band :~ $20 +$2 processing

Uncommon Ground is a hot, pan-genre, acoustic music group from New York's Hudson Valley that is on a mission: to flex the boundaries of traditional music. Since making an impressive debut to a full house at the Towne Crier in 2007, they have continued their evolution into "the complete package" ... great vocals, fiery instrumental abilities and a continually evolving repertoire of well-crafted tunes. Their music bears an unmistakable stamp of originality without losing the authenticity of the original sources. Audiences delight in the thrill of musical discovery as the band performs a repertoire that includes music from such diverse sources as Bill Monroe, Gabriel Faure, Venezuelan Choros and Gypsy Jazz.

Uncommon Ground draws on the talents of Mike Kobetitsch, and Wayne Fugate, both long-time veterans of the Bluegrass scene who have performed with Grammy award winner, Lisa Gutkin and a host of other noteworthies; the ever amazing Rachel Handman and Phil Helm, two principles in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic whose technical precision, fertile inventiveness, surprising touches and mastery of the Bluegrass genre give the band a distinctive, signature voice; and Craig Bitterman, whose percussion lays down a groove-infused rhythmic foundation that adds colors and textures that make their tunes really snap.

Uncommon Ground is as fresh an addition to the music scene as has come along in quite a while ... Their performances are not to be missed!

More about Uncommon Ground (w/audio & video)


Shovel Ready String Band:

For the last several years, this 6-piece acoustic band has cut a swath through the Lower Hudson valley, acquiring enthusiastic fans both young and old along the way. The distinctive sound of the Shovel Ready String Band engages the audience with snappy goodtime tunes, traditional ballads of love and loss, and heartfelt original songs in the old time tradition. The camaraderie between the musicians -- Jim Ballentine, Bob Cooper, Beth Falk, Karen Goodman, Dan Herman, Ted Kuhn -- contributes to the band's appeal.

More about the Shovel Ready String Band (w/ audio & video)| FB page



* 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.

Additional FAQs

If you have any special needs (wheelchair accessibility) or requests (sit w/Smith party), please contact us using the field below.



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

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Music > Bluegrass

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