Thunderbear April 18th 9pm

 

THUNDERBEAR Their original songs draw on various American roots music traditions, which they morph into their own acoustic/electric style. The musical contribution of each membe

Final_15_4x6r results in a unique and truly authentic sound. Their material has been described as “classic songs, that you’ve never heard before”, and their live shows have a reputation for getting all ages dancing. Their first album is soon to be released and features Garth Hudson on accordion.

BILL “THUNDERBEAR” BARRETT Bill “Thunderbear” Barrett was born in NYC. He grew up in Woodstock, NY, and received a BA in communica

tions from Hunter College in Manhattan. He wrote, illustrated and published the novel Brown Water Café, his photographs of lightning were featured in calendars by BrownTrout Publishers, and his political cartoons have been featured in Earth Times and the Daily Freeman. He has been writing songs and playing gigs (including a time busking in London) since he was a teenager. In the late 1980s he became involved in the NYC music scene, playing with the legendary Joey Miserable and the Worms and in the acoustic band Les Ismore and his Excess Express which featured Jono Manson, John Popper and Joan Osborne. Now back in Woodstock, he writes songs, sings and plays guitar in THUNDERBEAR.

DAVID ANDERSEN David studied at Berklee College of Music. He plays electric & acoustic bass and has performed with numerous local and regional acts. He is also an accomplished recording engineer, producer, and arranger, and in addition to playing bass, he also engineered the sessions for the THUNDERBEAR CD. 2

ROB STEIN Originally from Northern California, pedal steel/guitarist Rob Stein has played with a wide variety of artists, from Broadway show orchestras to the Bob Dylan Band. He relocated to Ireland in 1999, where he became deeply involved in Irish traditional music, working with some of the best and most exciting musicians in Ireland. He was introduced to the Woodstock area playing guitar for the legendary John Herald back in the 1990s—and he’s now back in the USA, back in Woodstock, bringing his unique range of musical experiences to THUNDERBEAR.

ERIC PARKER As a composer Eric has written the top forty hit “Crazy Keep on Fallin” and his song “I’m the One” was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His song “Ramona,” as recorded by Grammy nominated jazz artist Cornell Dupree, was the theme for the 1997 Newport Jazz Festival. Eric has toured and recorded with Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Ian Hunter, Mick Taylor, Kingfish, Todd Rundgren, and Public Enemy, to name a few. He has also worked directly with Philip Glass on a number of projects. He brings his considerable talents as a drummer and composer to THUNDERBEAR. www.thunderbearband.com

Vine Van Gogh Event May15th

Waterfall-Difficult-285x212Start Time: 7:00 pm

Join us for a night of painting, drinks & relaxation. We are working with an amazing local artist, that will give you a step-by-step lesson on how to recreate this piece of art that you can call your own. Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary!! The class is designed for everyone at every skill level. Classes are about 2 hours with a break in the middle. 1 complimentary drink is provided by High Falls Cafe.

Painting starts at 7 pm
1 complimentary drink is provided by High Falls Cafe
All art supplies are provided by Vine Van Gogh
Class is about 2 hours with a break in the middle
If you have a party of 5 or more use coupon code “goghtime5” and receive 10% off the entire order.
Seating is first come first serve! We will try to accommodate larger groups as best as we can. Seating begins 15 minutes before class, so please try to arrive early to secure seats together for you and and your friends.