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Local Musicians to be Featured at Brewster Music Festival

The Brewster Music Festival will be presenting an impressive line up of local musicians on June 8, 2019 at 12-7pm at Wells Park in Brewster, NY. This free event is open to the community. More details about the festival and performers with links to hear some of their music can be found at www.brewstermusicfestival.com.

A blend of musical genres will be presented. Acoustic musicians will perform between the band sets. Check out the line up below.

David Powers
David Powers is a singer, songwriter, guitarist who masterfully delivers eclectic, unforgettable renditions of iconic, classic hits of the 70’s to today, leaving his audiences wanting more. Whether performing as a solo artist, or with his duo or trio, David Powers and Company is the perfect combination of powerful vocals and outstanding musicianship that has proven to be a hit with venues and their audiences, throughout the tri-state area.  

Brian Larney
Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music making machine. The Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of his band Brian Larney and The Town Hall. He's an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” It’s as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960’s as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to, e.g. Jason Isbell and The Decemberists.

Larney grew up in the Northeast obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of harmonizing. “I would get to school at 6:00 AM and sneak into the choir room just to pick out songs and work on harmonies,” he says. As a songwriter, his early efforts were he says, “overly complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener—which span pop to bluegrass—and work as a gigging musician within a diverse array of bands, including the genres of power-pop, post-punk, acoustic and Americana, gradually essentialized his songwriting style.

Cutting edge AI company and music promotion team, Zenabi, probably describe the Larney sound best. "His songs are organic spoonfuls of classic pop and folk, naturally sweet, non-GMO, without the sugar crash; his style hearkens back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, and maybe a bit of Partridge Family."

Hist latest album, White, is an emotional reflection of the struggle and joy of relationships and life during these tense political times. It was produced by Larney himself and mixed by Grammy nominated John Shyloski. It was mastered by Blake La Grange of Mercury Mastering.

Brian Dallas Field
Brian Dallas Field has been performing his unique twist of country, rock-a-billy, classic rock & obscure Springsteen songs as a solo Acoustic artist since his late teens. Born and bred in Virginia, he performed for 15 years all over New York City. He's got a ridiculously loyal fan base among the wonderful folks with disabilities that he works with as a therapist, specializing in Animal-Assisted Therapy. He performs for them every chance he gets, along with his trusty Service Dog (and musical sideman) Buck, by his side.

David Kraai
David Kraai (pronounced cry, meaning crow) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and bandleader who has been traveling and performing his melting pot of country, folk and rock for over a decade.  His roots stem from New York’s Hudson Valley, but his music has taken him all over the United States, and at times abroad, gaining him an ever-growing fan base.  

Carrying on the tradition of Cosmic American Music, David’s influences include Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The Band.  These influences along with his unique sense of melody and lyric help create a sound that is truly his own.  Kraai has been fortunate enough to release several albums and share stages and bills with some of his heroes like Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Dickey Betts, Leon Russell, Charlie Louvin, Dr. Ralph Stanley and more.

Greg Jacquin
Greg Jacquin’s EP “Hudson River” was released to rave reviews in Feb of 2018. After playing over 200+ shows all over New York and the Hudson Valley including opening for Tom Chapin at Campwoods Campgrounds, Piano’s NYC,  The Shrine & Silvana’s in Harlem, The Way Station in Brooklyn, The Falcon in Marlboro, Sidewalk NYC, Quinns in Beacon, The Wherehouse in Newburgh and more. Greg was eager to get back into the studio and on the road where he belongs. Jacquin’s LP “Clocks Slow Down” released on February 15, 2019. 

Riiza
Riiza is a 4-piece hard rock featuring Ari Perakis from Armonk, NY on vocals, Sean Leveille from New Milford, CT on drums, and brothers Kevin and Justin Giacchetto from right here in Brewster on bass and guitar. Originally formed in 2015 with a lineup including Justin and Ari, the band has undergone several changes in the rhythm section before settling into our sweet spot this past summer with all of our current members. They play a mix of our own original music to go along with an assortment of classic and modern covers from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Royal Blood. They love all things rock and roll and can't wait to open up the BMF this year!

Blue Alien Mystic
Blue Alien Mystic has been rocking the Hudson Valley and beyond for over two year with their unique style of rock and roll, combining the best elements of iconic bands like Queen, The Police, and Rush into a powerful sound that spans many different genres and entertains audiences wherever they go.

The Libertine Project
The Libertine Project is Mariano Rodriguez, Andy Kuusisto and Mike Leibson.
Andy and Mike jammed several times as teenagers, so when they and Mariano teamed up to host a blues jam, they already had a rapport. Eventually hosting three jams a week, their repertoire expanded to the point where they regularly play 3 hours straight with no setlist. Through 10 years of gigging at local clubs, bars and parties, Libertine performs rootsy blues, rock and funk with equal aplomb. Recent performances include Pork Chop’s Blues show, live on WPWL. Often having special guests sit in, the band responds with dynamic creative and performance heights. Lib Pro is excited and delighted to bring their groove to the Brew Mu Fest!

Fishkill George and TFM
Fishkill George and TFM is a blues band from Fishkill NY. They are a 3 piece playing mainly Chicago and Texas blues and often have other guitarists or harmonica players sit in with them. 

Special Sauce
Special Sauce are Kenny Williams (Bass), Doug Varady (guitars/Vocals), Alan Copeland (Drums/Vocals), Gary Broderson (keyboards and vocals) and Paul Toscano (Harmonica/Vocals). They are five seasoned musicians and, friends who came together after each playing in successful musical projects over the years. They play an incredible selection of Rock, Soul, Blues and Funk music, and it becomes apparent that they have the goods to deliver once they take the stage.

Tight grooves executed by professional musicianship, and well crafted arrangements make for a fun show. Always engaging and looking to have some fun, Special Sauce is here.

Special Sauce has just the right ingredients for great music, A recipe handed down through years of experience and reliability!!!

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