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Acoustic Long Island
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Welcome to the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes! Our live events will transport you to an intimate room in Long Island, NY with some of the country's best independent acoustic artists, playing folk, acoustic rock, blues, ragtime - you name it. If it's acoustic, it's at Acoustic Long Island. And it's all FREE. Performers have included: Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor and Carly Simon), The Chapin Sisters (daughters of Tom Chapin and neices of Harry Chapin), Jesse Rubin, Liz Longley, Johnny Cuomo, ...
 
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We ended out our 13th Annual Deepwells Music Festival the same way we ended our first outdoor concert 13 years earlier – with Long Island’s most prolific band, Miles To Dayton. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew ...…
 
After our first act, Sir Cadian Rhythm, set the energy on full tilt, our second act took it to an even higher level. Kerry Kearney, a slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as uniq ...…
 
The first of three featured acts for the night, Sir Cadian Rhythm kicked things off in grand style with an amazing set of their originals including their highly touted single, “Not Quite Done Yet”, which went viral on social media platforms and has accumulated close to a half a million streams on Spotify since its release. The hit song was feat ...…
 
It was a beautiful day for our 13th Annual Deepwells Music Festival, this year featuring 100% Long Island talent. The great weather brought out a crowd of over 700 people which pretty much created the perfect setting for an awesome concert. Warming up the night was Long Island singer-songwriter, Katie Pearlman. Give a listen. Photo courtesy of ...…
 
Our August concert was on a really hot night, but we all chilled to the sounds of Toronto’s The Young Novelists. The Young Novelists craft contemporary folk songs with harmonies reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or The Civil Wars. Their last album “made us strangers” earned them a number of accolades including a Canadian Folk Music Award for New ...…
 
Warming up our August concert was Long Island native, Andrew Fortier – joined by his two children Andie and Cole. Together they’ve been writing and touring as the group “Tricycle.” Andrew Fortier is a New York composer and performing songwriter whose urgent voice weaves stories of a life in progress through truthful, heartfelt lyrics and haunti ...…
 
Jesse Terry is an internationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter whose intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability has solidified him as a favorite at festivals and live venues nationwide. With four full-length albums under his belt, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, Stay Here With Me & Stargazer, Terry’s lyrical mastery, ...…
 
Opening our July concert was The Whispering Tree. At the heart of The Whispering Tree are singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Franco/American duo have been captivating audiences around the world since meeting in London. Keyboard Magazi ...…
 
With a new setup of electronics and string accompaniment (Kelly Hallorin on violin and Rachel Coats on upright bass), Seth Glier amazed our Deepwells audience with some of his new material as well as some old favorites. His latest release, Birds, is steeped in conflict and contradiction; there’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; ...…
 
Ethan Pierce opened our June concert with his trademark passion and vocal skills. From the Philly area, this singer songwriter counts as his influnces Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne Sam Cook and Otis Redding He has performed at such notable places as the World Cafe Live as well as the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Photo courtesy of Howard Greenberg…
 
The featured artist for Deepwells’ May concert was Heather Maloney. Massachusetts writer and song-singer Heather Maloney celebrates the release her 2018 EP, Just Enough Sun. The six songs (five new originals and a cover of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”) were recorded as mostly single-take, live performances in a room where instruments bl ...…
 
Opening our May concert was the amazing Dan Whitener – Born and raised in Washington, DC, and a current player in the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania scene, Dan Whitener has hit the Billboard Bluegrass charts as a banjo player with both Emmy-nominated bluegrass-hiphop band Gangstagrass and Philadelphia’s own Newgrass Americana band Man Abo ...…
 
Our featured act for April was The Brother Brothers – Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an a ...…
 
Alyssa Dann opened our April show with her pristine voice and evocative song crafting. A 16 year old singer songwriter raised in the legendary artist enclave of Woodstock, NY, Alyssa is the daughter of acclaimed producer and session musician Mark Dann and his wife, Lisa Klotz. In 2016, she received a youth scholarship to the Northeast Regional ...…
 
The second of our three main acts at the 2017 Deepwells Music Festival, Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to b ...…
 
The final act for the 2017 Deepwells Music Festival was a band from Yonkers, NY – Spuyten Duyvil. Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced “SPITE-en DIE+vul”) show for the first time is like “throwing a cherry bomb into a lake” (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, ...…
 
The Deepwells Music Festival featured three main acts – the first of which was a Canadian group called Durham County Poets. Durham County Poets grew out of the lively music scene in Ormstown, Quebec, a town that was once called Durham county. They first performed at the Branches and Roots folk festival in 2011 and soon after released their debu ...…
 
Our 12th Annual Deepwells Music Festival opened with a one-hour showcase featuring local Long Island singer-songwriters – including Chris J Connolly, Jess Chloe, Nick Patrick Johnsen and Kate Van Dorn. Photo Courtesy of Howard Greenberg.By Dave Dircks.
 
Here’s the second half of our August concert which was a lovely co-bill featuring Kirsten Maxwell and Rachael Kilgour. Based on Long Island, Kirsten Maxwell has made great strides since diving head first into her career. She is often compared to Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell, for her soaring vocals and retro-folk style. Kirsten give ...…
 
Our August concert was a co-bill of artists Rachael Kilgour and Kirsten Maxwell – two artists who often collaborate together and who Dave had seen perform together at last year’s NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance). Here’s more on Rachael. Stay tuned for Kirstens performance. Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesota-based songwriter and performing ...…
 
The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes. All frontmen of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a tri ...…
 
Opening our July concert was the incomparable Lois Morton. Lois is a performing songwriter who has delighted audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area for the last few years with her abundant charm and humorous songs of social commentary. Reinventing herself in retirement, Lois has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer ...…
 
In a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three GRAMMY® awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio. As a music-maker, the ...…
 
Opening our June concert was Providence-based Seamus Galligan. He draws inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and John Martyn. For the past several years, Galligan has done what aspiring musicians do – write and play…repeat. He’s spent countless hours working on material until he feels it’s strong enough for ...…
 
Headlining our May concert was Philly’s favorite bluegrass band, Man About a Horse. This 5-piece bluegrass band brandishes strong ties to the folk music tradition, with a progressive streak that informs their original songwriting. Bridging generational boundaries, Man About a Horse is equally at home picking in concert parking lots and performi ...…
 
It was a rowdy night for our May concert – babies talking, fire sirens going off, and an especially perky crowd. Dave had some “special” news to share, then the music kicked off with singer-songwriter, Alice Howe. Treasured by audiences across New England and the Pacific Northwest, the Boston native joins a soulful, impeccably tuned voice with ...…
 
Our featured act for April was Oliver the Crow, an exciting new duo from Nashville. Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) have been making folk music for the majority of their lives. Though they’ve only started playing Folk, Bluegrass, Appalachian and Stringband music together this past year, they have a combined music ...…
 
Opening our April concert, Scott Krokoff quickly drew in our Deepwells audience. A native Long Islander, Scott weaves elements of folk rock & country pop into confessional and compelling Americana. Scott’s latest record, 2015’s Realizations & Declarations, Vol. 2, received rave reviews praising Scott’s “graceful tales of morality and perseveran ...…
 
Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters – though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – appeal to a universal audience. Michael was welcomed into the Writers’ Night Family at The Bluebird Cafe in 2014 and in 2016 he wa ...…
 
Opening our March concert was Sophie Buskin. Sophie is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter. Following in her father David’s footsteps (and contrary to his suggestion that she go into a more lucrative career like arbitrage) she has fallen into the wonderful world of acoustic music – she and father perform together as BUSKIN. And after being inspi ...…
 
This performance was recorded live at Deepwells Mansion on October 5, 2016. Driven by their own sensitive, well-rendered tunes and sterling vocal harmonies, Jill and Kate are a dynamic singing and songwriting duo with the pipes, poise, and personalities necessary to build an explosive career in their home base of Nashville, Tennessee. While Jil ...…
 
Warming up our October concert was the DuPont Brothers. Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based indie-folk-americana duo. Since the start of the band in March of 2013, the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Mid West in an independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible. Their ...…
 
Julian Velard’s performance recorded live at the Historic Deepwells Mansion on September 7, 2016. With a style The Sunday Times calls “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination,” Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under hi ...…
 
Our September concert was kicked off with “Dave’s Top Ten New Names for the Summer Concert,” followed by our “Little Billy Riddle” segment, – which was delivered this time by it’s namesake, Little Billy (yes, the son of our esteemed sound man, Billy). We don’t always share our intro monologue silliness, but this one was “ready for primetime.” F ...…
 
Matt Nakoa was our featured artist for the August concert at Deepwells. “Between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, Matt Nakoa drops jaws.”, says The Boston Globe. From a small goat farm in Central NY, Matt trained as a concert pianist before attending Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. After sc ...…
 
Opening our August show, Robinson contributed his unique energy and soulfulness to a performance that had the crowd asking for more. Robinson Treacher is a powerfully dramatic NYC acoustic singer/songwriter whose writing style, as well as his live performances, reflect the influence that classic soul and blues-based music has impressed upon him ...…
 
This performance was recorded live as part of our 11th Annual Summer Concert Festival. With an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound, people are taking notice of ATC. They were 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Fest performers with The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, placed on the NPR Hot 100 List for SXSW, named Guardian UK Band o ...…
 
Recorded live at our 11th Annual Summer Concert Festival, Miller’s Crossing is a bluegrass band based out of Long Island, New York. Miller’s Crossing prides itself on the original material each member brings to the band’s repertoire. They strive to play bluegrass music the way they feel it, and the result is a fresh outlook on the music while n ...…
 
Recorded LIVE at Deepwells Mansion as part of its 11th Annual Summer Concert Festival. Lou Voodoo combines the vibes of New Orleans parades, Prohibition speakeasies, and modern urban streetcorners. Their music captures the existential jazz/funk celebration of temptation, vice, love, superstition and the mysterious afterlife that we’re all heade ...…
 
Jocelyn has a hooky, lyric driven, acoustic sound that relates to artists like Ed Sheeran, Tracy Chapman, Megan Treynor, Nora Jones, etc. Just 18 Jocelyn has already performed at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café, The legendary Whiskey-A-Go-Go in LA (twice), as well as Omaha’s premier music venues, The Waiting Room and The Slowdown, and many othe ...…
 
Shotgun Wedding draws from a wellspring of country, Americana, alt-country, rock n’ roll, and the boogie-and-stride piano tradition. With reverent intentions and restless creativity, the five-piece band has boldly settled its own authentic homestead.The group boasts four very individual and accomplished songwriters and lead vocalists, and sumpt ...…
 
The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason ...…
 
Long Island artist, SEE, was there to get the night going for our June concert at Deepwells Mansion. It was a beautiful early summer night – the french doors were open and the audience was primed for a good time. Enjoy!By Dave Dircks.
 
Goodbye Blue is an Americana duo featuring Charlotte Kendrick and Dan Rowe. The duo performs melodic and personal Americana-Folk reminiscent of story-telling artists such as The Weepies, Patty Griffin, and John Prine. In addition to their close personal relationship (they’re married), Charlotte and Dan have a longstanding and complimentary musi ...…
 
It was a rainy Wednesday night, but somehow our loyal audience filled the seats for another intimate evening of live music. After posing the monthly riddle (presented by Billy’s son little Billy), Chris J Connolly took the stage and captured the audience with his unique blend of story telling and song crafting.…
 
Recorded live on April 6, 2016 at the historic Deepwells Mansion in Saint James. Ramblin’ Dan Stevens performs a mix of traditional finger style blues, americana and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands. His unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing popularized by early ...…
 
Recorded live on April 6, 2016 at the historic Deepwells Mansion in Saint James. Join Dave and Billy as they kick off the 2016 concert season, in spite of Donald Trump holding a rally just miles away. To warm up the show, Kayla Stockert shared her amazing voice and songwriting skills. Give a listen! Photo courtesy of Howard Greenberg.…
 
Recorded live on October 7, 2015. Considered by many to be the consummate songwriter, his songs take the listener on an emotional journey. Family, relationships, human nature or contemplation of life’s choices. O’Malley’s songs are universal, often written with a subtle humor. His latest CD, #4, was produced by Pete Kennedy and features newly w ...…
 
Recorded live on October 7, 2015. Tommy was the very first musical artist to be featured at our concert series, which back then was called Acoustic Long Island and took place at Cool Beanz Cafe in Saint James. There were about 15 people in the audience and the music was incredible. We could tell from that first night that we were on to somethin ...…
 
Recorded live on September 2, 2015. “I was born on the side of the mountain” — sings the opening line of Carl Anderson’s new album Risk of Loss. Born at home in rural Virginia’s Wolftown and raised in Charlottesville, Carl grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. Son of a wandering, freighthopping father and a mother who worked two jobs ...…
 
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