Music

Lydia Adams Davis / Website / Contact /Recent Press /Recording artist, singer/songwriter, Lydia Adams Davis, weaves a beautiful voice and her captivating melodies with audiences of all ages. Called a “Splendid performer ” by The New York Times, Lydia improvises songs on the spot. Peter Yarrow said “Lydia combines warmth and magic to bring the long history of folk music home to your heart.” Her albums include “Take Me Back”, “Gift of Story”, “One Earth So Green and Round” and “We All Have Lunch with Lydia”. Lydia is joined by wild animal handpuppets for family performances. Lydia’s performances for adults include concerts, coffee houses, and festivals. Lydia performs her own original folk songs or those of great masters like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson and those you request. Historical programs include songs and stories from the mid-eighteenth century, to present, performed in costume.

Kathleen Bosman Contact / Professional violist and violinist, teaching and performance. Faculty, Beacon Music Factory

Stephen Clair Website / Musician & presenter of live music events in Beacon; Proprietor, Beacon Music Factory

Kelly Ellenwood Website Contact / Singer, songwriter, actor, grant writer, producer, arts administrator. Faculty, SUNY-New Paltz. Currently President of BeaconArts.
Emily Ellison / Contact / Children’s music entertainment and education programs – “Emily Music for Kids.”  Hosts the Second Saturday Hootenanny for kids at the Beacon Music Factory.
Agueda Fernandez-Abada / Website / Singer, Voice Teacher
Thom Joyce / Contact / Musician and sculptor

Debra Kaye / Website / Composer

Justin Keller / Website /Private lessons in guitar, banjo, ukulele, saxophone, clarinet, flute, songwriting and recording.

Eleanor Kleiner / Website /Singer + songwriter with Franco/American folk duo, The Whispering Tree and outsider artist.

Margaret McDuffie / Website / Margaret McDuffie is a songwriter and jazz singer based in the Hudson Valley, and as a former woodworker designs and builds drums and explores percussion. She has worked with a variety of regional players in club and private settings, and has a reedy, bluesy voice and unaffected approach that lends itself to folk as well as jazz. She is currently recording a series of CDs of original music, each in a slightly different genre, with shared themes.

Bruce Molsky /Website / Contact / One of America’s premier old-time fiddlers, Bruce Molsky transcends musical boundaries. His brand of “global folk” has led to stints with the GRAMMY-nominated Fiddlers 4 and the Irish, Hungarian, and Dutch musicians of the supergroup Mozaik. Molsky’s many cultural influences range from the music of Appalachia to Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence, to a traditional Métis fiddle tune learned from field recordings of the Ojibwe people in Western Manitoba, to a traditional 19th century Australian lament and beyond. One common element of these widespread musical cultures is the storytelling aspect of their folk music. Though he reveres his musical inspirations, Molsky is no recreationist. He blends myriad sounds and styles and puts his own spin on them, producing songs that are both old and new, traditional and fresh, and he makes it seem effortless.
Ian Murdoch / Contact / Bassist, presenter, and arts administrator
Gina Samardge / Website / Contact / Singer, musician, actress and teacher providing classes for children, school outreach and professional development for teachers in music and movement education.

Akiko Sasaki / Website / Concert Pianist/Chamber Musician/Educator. Co-proprietor of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC. www.fortepianostudio.net

Amy Soucy / Website / Singer-songwriter; Evocative songs of life, love, and Earth.

Jesse Stacken / Website /Pianist, Composer, Bandleader, Educator. Co-proprieter of Forte Piano Studio (piano lessons) in Beacon and NYC. www.fortepianostudio.net 

Russell St. George / St. George and Friends originals and covers every Second Saturday band members: Russ St.George * vocals/guitar ; Francisco Mena * guitar; Joseph Nott * guitar; Pete McCaw * bass; Tony DeMarco * drums. Last Minute Soulmates, original music and covers played with originality. Band members: Russ St.George * vocals/acoustic and electric guitar; Francisco Mena * acoustic and electric guitar; Glenn Sacchi * drums; Darren DeMarco * congas (winter soulmate) / Contact

Sarah L. Terrell/Piano Adventures Beacon / Website / Contact / Private piano lessons for ages 4 and up.