Artists

Dan Bailey Tribe
Saturday, September 29, 6:30-8:30pm at the Twilight Lounge @ Dodds & Eder
Hamptons native, master drummer and prolific songwriter, Dan Bailey embodies his native New York with the spirit of Africa.  His music, an original fusion of African and Latin inspired Reggae/Surf Rock, reflects his immersion in worldly rhythms.  Fierce drum breaks are a signature of his live shows, as audiences answer the tribal frenzy of the African Djembe. Dubbed “the Beat Master” by the New York Times, Dan has opened for Bob Marley’s Wailers, Culture, Maxi Priest, and was featured by the South African All-Stars. Alive with the influences of many world class musicians, Dan’s band Living Rhythm has included Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nonhlanhla Kheswa (Wyclef Jean), and Bill Smith (Skatalites).

Robert Bruey
Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm at Sag Harbor Florist & Made
Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, ‘Silver Burning Sky’, and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style — with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment — provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words — imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them

The Buzzards
Saturday, September 29, 3:30pm at LT Burger
Often inciting riotous mayhem and general debauchery the Buzzards have performed at every rockabilly and blues hot spot, including the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan and the Blue Comet just outside of Philly.  A classic Rockin’ Bluesy Rockabilly trio, the band is led by guitarist, singer and songwriter ROY WILSON with bassist Joe Lauro & Dave Giacone on drums. The Buzzards are the house band at the Bayou in Long Island and have performed at the Gold Coast Casino and Orleans Casino in Las Vegas more than ten times. They were rewarded with a standing ovation each year. They have performed at the Heavy Rebel Weekender in North Carolina, and Rock n Rods in Philly and most notably at the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first sold out concert, in Memphis, TN.

Caroline Doctorow & The Steamrollers
Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm at The Whaling Museum
Caroline Doctorow is a singer/songwriter from Bridgehampton New York who has released six recordings on Narrow Lane Records . Her latest, Another Country, was released three months ago. She grew up in a literary family. Her father is renowned author E.L. Doctorow. Her mother, also a writer, is from North Carolina. Both her parents played folk music as a hobby when she was a child. Caroline quickly became enamored of the folk stars that she met through her parents, such as Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña, whom she counts as a significant influence. As a teenager, Caroline would travel the Greyhound bus line up and down the east coast, going to and performing in many folk festivals. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, mostly playing music and not going to classes very often.
All her years of hard work are now beginning to pay off and this is especially evident in her songwriting.

Escola De Samba BOOM
Saturday, September 29, 11:00am at the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Windmill
In 2002 a group of drummers met to explore Brazilian rhythms and started a journey that would take them to Escola de Samba BOOM.  Today BOOM is a tight and swinging Bateria (percussion section) of thirty members who have filled their souls with music from the heart.  Our premise has always been to give it away and it will come back to us, and it has.  Based in what is called the “Hamptons” or the East End of Long Island, New York, BOOM has performed at community events and festivals, sharing the sounds of Brazilian percussion………..Samba.

Sara Hartman
Saturday, September 29, 4:30pm at the Grenning Gallery
Sara Hartman is 17 years old and is a senior at Pierson High School. She started playing and writing songs just a few years ago and you can find her EP “Sara Hartman & Friends” on iTunes. Sara loves to play, listen to, discover, study, write and compose music.

 

Cassandra House
Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm at Geekhampton
Cassandra is a new york based singer/songwriter.  Some of her influences include Tori Amos, Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi & Freddie Mercury. She listens to alot of new music & is constantly trying new methods for writing to accomodate today’s need for variety.

Alfredo Merat
Saturday, September 29, 1:30pm at Sag Harbor Florist & Made
Alfredo Merat was born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Bordeaux, France. He is a self taught and ear-trained musician. He began the cafe theatre circuit at age 17 and has toured all over Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. His influences range from Classical and Flamenco to Jazz and Rock. His band, Europa Jam Sessions, which has been immensely popular in the Hamptons, really define his work.

The Montauk Project
Saturday, September 29, 8:00pm at Superica
The Montauk Project came together by chance in February 2011. We play all original music that combines elements of classic rock and roll tone with alternative and modern influences. We’ve been compared to pink floyd, led zeppelin, the grateful dead, nirvana, pearl jam, blind melon and others… we like to think of ourselves as a collaboration of various rock and roll styles. We hope to inspire people, our music is based on positive messages and we want to bring back an appreciation for real rock and roll and live music.

Richie Siegler’s Jazz Quartet
Saturday, September 29, 1:00pm at Life’Style
The director and founder of Escola de Samba BOOM, is Richard Siegler, a life long percussionist who has had a passion for Latin music all his life.  Having experienced the joy of playing with many large Samba Schools but not having one near his residence, he had dream to create and turn the public onto Brazilian Samba.  Starting out with a few drummers that turned into BOOM and now teaches the BOOM workshops as well as with local children who are interested in Samba.

Hopefully Forgiven
Saturday, September 29, 5:00pm at Bay Burger
Well known local solo artist, Telly Karoussos (East Hampton), has teamed up with Brad Penuel (aka. Alabama Brad) to bring back the vocal harmonies reminiscent of artists such as Gram Parsons, early Rolling Stones, and country ‘brother’ bands (Stanley Bros, etc).  The duo delivers their own compositions, as well as familiar favorites, in a great live performance on the sidewalks of Main Street, Sag Harbor.  Not to be missed!

Who Dat Loungers
Saturday, September 29, 12:30pm at Old Whalers’ Church
The Who Dat Loungers, founded in 2010 by Sag Harbor’s Joe Lauro and musical director/keyboardist David Deitch are a 9-piece band dedicated the great musical traditions of New Orleans. From the R&B of Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino, the jazz of Preservation Hall to the deep funk and zydeco of Dr. John and Clifton Chenier, the Who Dats perform an entertaining and musical show meant to infuse the soul (and feet) with a little taste of the Crescent City. The Who Dat Loungers, soon to change their name to the HOODOO LOUNGERS (for legal reasons!) have performed at concerts and festivals around the state as well as regular gigs at Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn, Rodeo Bar in NY and, later this year, at BB KING’S in Manhattan.

Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre
Saturday, September 29, 1:00pm at Goat on a Boat, featuring “Puppets of the High Seas”
The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre is a non-profit puppet theatre committed to introducing young children and their families to a lifelong love of theatre and the creative arts. We are among only 50 established puppet theatres listed by the Puppeteers of America (the only national organization of puppeteers, www.puppeteeers.org). Through puppet shows, puppet playgroups, family workshops, and special events, Goat on a Boat invites families in the community to be entertained and to become involved in their own cultural and creative education. Come play with us!

Jim Campagnola Jazz
Saturday, September 29, 2:30pm at Suffolk County National Bank
James Campagnola, is a saxophonist, keyboardist, guitarist, programmer, composer, arranger, bandleader and one of New York’s most sought-after session musicians. He has performed throughout the world both as a bandleader and as a featured soloist with such notable artists as: Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, Larry Coryell, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Kenny Vance & The Planotones, Phillip Namanworth, Brian Auger, Bo Diddley, Jon Lord, The Young Rascals, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Kirkland, Jan Akkerman, The Four Tops and many others. His music and performance has been featured on hundreds of CD’s, film scores and television commercials.

Rocket and the Ghost
Saturday, September 29, 3:00pm at Bookhampton
Rocket & The Ghost is a rock n’ roll force of nature. With influences ranging from The Everly Brothers and Wanda Jackson to David Bowie and the Arcade Fire, they have the down-home flair of a backroom bar band paired with a soaring, driving sound that could fill any arena. They’ll whisper in your ear one minute and holler at you from the top of a mountain the next. No two Rocket & The Ghost songs sound alike, but they ALL sound like Rocket & The Ghost.

Sag Harbor Community Band
Saturday, September 29, 3:00pm at The American Legion
The Sag Harbor Community Band has been performing for our community since 1957! Many small villages in the last century enjoyed having community bands to play at special events. Keeping with that tradition, Sag Harbor once had a coronet band, and since 1957 has had The Community Band. Playing popular and unusual marches and other band music.. Join us in front of the Sag Harbor American Legion, on the Ralph W. Springer Memorial Patio. Fun for the whole family! Bring a folding chair.

Astrograss
Saturday, September 29, 5:30pm at Phao
Formed in 2003, Astrograss has continually stayed at the forefront of New York’s lively acoustic music and bluegrass scene.   The band’s self-titled debut album, released in 2005, showcases its unique sound: earthy, bluegrass-inspired yet decidedly un-twangy. Astrograss is equally passionate in its vocal harmonies and surging improvisations.   In concert, Astrograss wows audiences with an eclectic yet solidly rooted mix of original material, choice covers ranging from Jimmy Webb to Guns n’ Roses, and foot-stompin’, “yee-haw”-inspiring fiddle hoedowns.

Joe Delia & Thieves
Saturday, September 29, 6:00pm at Muse in the Harbor
We love Sag Harbor.  PJ grew up here and remembers the Old Whalers Festivals and getting Christmas trees on the wharf every year. The band plays what we call “Surf Blues.”  The band is a favorite of local organizations, like CCOM, Surf Riders (local branch) and the Chamber of Commerce. We have a song that is receiving radio play on two stations in the Hamptons–Under the Montauk Moon. The band has been featured in many publications and radio shows, including: The East Hampton Star, The Montauk Sun, Dan’s Papers, East Hampton and Southampton Patch, The Montauk Pioneer, The Journal-News, The Asbury Press, The Bruce Bunch, The Rat, WFDU. WEHM and WPPB. Joe is a musical force–two gold and one platinum record so far.

Nancy Stearns
Saturday, September 29, 7:00pm at Romany Kramoris Gallery
A lawyer by day, in 1998, Nancy was introduced to cabaret by taking classes with Helen Baldassare at the New School, and later at Helen’s Cabaret Performance Workshop.  Since 2002, Nancy has been the administrator for Cabaret Performance Workshop. Since 2001, Nancy has performed solo shows annually in New York City cabaret rooms, with her Music Director, Gregory Toroian, on piano.  In recent years, they have been joined by David Finck, on bass.  Nancy’s shows are directed by Helen Baldassare. Nancy has recorded six of her shows with Gregory Toroian, on piano and David Finck, on bass. The recording of her most recent show, “A Wish,” will be released in mid-November 2012.

Mariann Megna
Saturday, September 29, 6:00pm at The Hampton Studio of Fine Art
Mariann Megna has been singing and playing music for many years, but not for the public. She traveled, lived quite an adventurous life that still informs some of her tunes; certainly the people she met do. She started performing only about 10 years ago, timidly at first and now she loves it and the shared experience with an audience. She has nothing to lose by singing her heart out any more, or telling you just how she feels about something, like it or not, take it or leave it. Mariann loves a good melody, she’s a classic that way, and old enough now to sing the blues with intention. She has a great group of friends who happen to be AWESOME musicians, especially Mr Randolph A Hudson III who worked so hard and well on her latest album ‘Grey Matters’.

Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks
Official After Part at the Bay Street Theatre: Saturday, September 29, 9:00-11:00pm*
Gene Casey is a singer-songwriter-guitarist whose songs and performances have been featured on the soundtrack to TV shows and feature films. A mainstay on the east coast roots rock circuit since the late 1980s, Gene and his band the LONE SHARKS have “played – and torn up — virtually every roadhouse, bar, and honky-tonk from Manhattan to Montauk” (Bop! Magazine) and produced five CDs of original songs that reflect his deep immersion in the classic rockabilly, C&W and R&B tradition. Gene’s songs and performances have been used on the soundtrack to episodes of the FX Network’s acclaimed TV show “JUSTIFIED” in 2010 and 2012 and in a feaure film “The Tall Man” starring Jessica Biel in 2012. Members: Gene Casey, guitar; Chris Ripley, drums; Paul Scher, tenor sax; Tony Palumbo, Brian Sears, Stan Mitchell.

Mary McBride Band
Official After Part at the Bay Street Theatre: Saturday, September 29, 9:00-11:00pm*
Mary McBride and her band have released four albums – “Everything Seemed Alright,” “By Any Other Name,” “Every Day Is a Holiday,” and “The Way Home.” In the past year, Mary and her band have performed in the US, Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan. Mary has most recently been touring as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, for which she is also developing versions of the “Home Tour,” which she founded to provide live music concerts for underserved communities. Mary received significant acclaim for her performance of “No One’s Gonna Love You like Me” on-screen and on the soundtrack of the Academy-award winning film Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, and also was chosen by Elton John to sing at the 35th Anniversary Concert of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Mary is currently writing the score for a new musical, “The Nitpicker,” to be directed by Tony-award winner Scott Ellis. Mary’s band includes Grammy award- winner Bobby Lloyd Hicks (Dave Alvin, the Skeletons), Paul Carbonara (Blondie), David Driver (Driver Quartet, Elvis Costello), Ben Mars (Jamie McLean Band, Taylor Hicks), and Jon Spurney (David Byrne, Lou Reed).

John Hammond
Friday, September 28, 8:00pm at Old Whalers’ Church*
Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Hammond is an internationally acclaimed musician who has shared the stage and/or recorded with musicians such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin’ Wolf throughout his 40+ year career. A regular fixture at East Hampton’s Stephen Talkhouse in the 1980s and 90s, East End residents and visitors are eager to celebrate Hammond’s homecoming at his performance at Sag Harbor’s historic Old Whalers’ Church. The current structure was completed in the 1840s during the height of Sag Harbor’s prosperous whaling trade and now holds a coveted place on the National Register of Historic Places.

* Concerts marked with a star (*) required tickets; all other concerts are free and open to the public. Contact us for more information.