03/17, Sun 4 PM MATINEE ~ RED DIRT ROAD; with special guest The Cupcakes ~ $15 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Sunday Mar 17, 2013 4:00 PM - Sunday Mar 17, 2013 6:00 PM | $17.00


03/17, Sun 4 PM MATINEE ~ RED DIRT ROAD; with special guest The Cupcakes ~ $15 +$2 processing

Red Dirt Road was formed shortly after Susy, Pat and Doug met in a local song swap. They had similar musical tastes and loved singing together. Soon songs took on arrangements, and the group started singing in local venues. Susy Marker's strong vocal is backed up by her fiddle. Pat Walker directs the vocal harmonies and supplies her southern charm with vocals & banjo. Missy Alexander adds her songs and vocals. Doug Mathewson on vocals, dobro, mandolin and guitar. Bill Petkanus is on guitar and mandolin and Peter Nelson is on bass. Songwriters Doug Mathewson, Susy Marker, Peter Nelson and Missy Alexander provide the repertoire.

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Lyn Hardy, Elly Wininger and Janice Hardgrove have combined skills and passions to create The Cupcakes! -- a trio that performs acoustic, americana songs they each have written, along with well chosen songs by fellow songwriters and folk/traditional. Recipe for The Cupcakes: Start with 3 uber-talented women; add 5-6 instruments, (sorry, just 3 per serving!); then cream together with a bouquet of awards for songwriting and independent music. Stir in 6 CDs, sprinkle with jingles, tours with famous people, production credits and videos. Ice the whole thing with humor and harmony. No need to bake- The Cupcakes definitely do the cooking!

Lyn Hardy has performed folk, rock, old time, contra, blues, and country music in the USA, Canada and Europe since 1965. She has toured and recorded with Jay Ungar, The Putnam String County Band, Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, and David Bromberg. Lyn formed and wrote most of the songs for Rude Girls, an eclectic all woman band renowned for their beautiful, outrageous and humorous music. Their first album, "Rude Awakening" (Flying Fish/Rounder Records) earned a "NAIRD Award" (National Association of Independent Record Dealers) for Best String Band Album. Lyn's song, "The Ballad of Francine Hughes" was chosen by the Smithsonian Institution for the "Folk Song America- A 20th Century Revival" collection, and Ronnie Gilbert recorded Lyn and David Hornung's, "Girl in the Red Velvet Dress." Lyn has six albums to her credit, and in addition to being a Cupcake, she plays with her daughter Ruth Merenda, cellist Abby Newton and her daughter Rosie Newton in the Mother Daughter String Band.

Elly Wininger got her start in the NYC Folk Revival scene playing blues and ragtime guitar in the basket houses of Greenwich Village. She played opening night at CBGB and performed there regularly and in other NYC venues such as Kenny's Castaways, Dr. Generosity's, Folk City & the Bitter End. She was a 2010 Official Showcase Selection at the Folk Alliance Midwest Conference and a 2010 Songwriting Competition Finalist at the Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival. In 2008 Elly was a Folk DJ's Choice at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and she has Honorable Mentions from the International Songwriting Contest and Song of the Year. Elly's 2 most recent CDs: "Back Eddy Blues" and "Part Time Paradise" have received widespread radio play and critical acclaim. When Elly is not being a Cupcake, she hosts a live Webcast variety show: "Catskill Cabaradio" and plays with the Dave Kearney Trio.

Janice Hardgrove's first memory with music goes way back to singing harmony on such songs as "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" with her grandfather at the age of 4. She grew up to become a jingle singer and, for over a decade, she sang national jingles for everyone from McDonald's, to Diet Coke, AT&T, Burger King, Pepsi, and on and on. As co-owner of London by Night Productions, she co-produced and arranged albums for John Gorka, Christine Lavin and Lucy Kaplansky, as well as scoring numerous national videos for Ricoh, At&T, and Schick, among others. Her song "Chamomile Flowers" is archived in the Smithsonian Institution. She also received 2 honorable mentions in Billboard's International Songwriting Competition in 2009. Currently she is working on her "Saturday Morning Songs" album, singing with the Dharma Bums and most notably performing with The Cupcakes!

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