Saturday, July 28 – Kittel & Co. – Folk/Roots/Americana – Daytime 2-5p.m. Song Circle & More
Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, his original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more. In addition to his own projects, he has composed and arranged for such artists as Abigail Washburn, Aoife O’Donovan, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which he was a member for five years). The Jeremy Kittel Trio takes center stage at 8 p.m.
An “Acoustic/Americana Jam at Heckscher” on Saturday, July 28 has been added to an already busy Folk-Americana weekend. Phill LoFaso and the duo Acoustic Apple will host two hours of open song circles from 2 -4 PM, followed by an hour-long audience participatory set of Pirate Tunes and Sailor Songs with Stuart “Scuttlebutt Stu” Markus. The jam will take place on the hill overlooking the Chapin Rainbow Stage.
Song Circle # 1: Come Share Your Music! – 2PM to 3PM
You’re invited to share a song or two in a fun and relaxed setting. Join Phill LoFaso, host of the HAC’s Huntington Singer Songwriter Night, for this hour of “open mic” acoustic performances. Showcase your original songs or cover your favorites. Time allotted based upon the number of participants.
Song Circle # 2: Sing Along Hosted by Acoustic Apple – 3 PM to 4 PM
This Song Circle will encourage participants to lead the group in familiar covers or original songs. We ask that each song be limited to five minutes, and to anticipate that others will play and/or sing along. The intent is to foster a sense of community rather than to showcase your individual performance.
Acoustic Apple is a delicious blend of Folk and Americana music performed by Gary Steven Schoenberger and Steve Angliss. Featuring two voices and two guitars, Acoustic Applefrequently performs at coffeehouses, restaurants and parks across Long Island. Gary is secretary and board member of the Folk Music Society of Huntington and publisher of Long Island Concert Notes.
Pirate Tunes and Sailor Songs with Scuttlebutt Stu- 4 PM – 5 PM
In centuries past, Long Island was home to shipbuilding towns, seaports and whaling fleets. The sailors and whalers had songs about working, weather… and pirates! Come sing along like the old salts of yesteryear, as Scuttlebutt Stu invites you into his crew. Dress like a sailor or pirate to add to the fun!
Stuart Markus, known to many as a founding member of the folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time, has been a part of Long Island’s folk and acoustic music scene for over two decades. A full-time musician and a board member of the Folk Music Society of Huntington, Stuart is also known as an authority on the derivation and meanings of traditional nautical songs, which comes from his loves of history, tall ships and sailing.