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LAST YEARS PICTURES  Click HERE  (2013)

August 7, 8 and 9th 2015

 

We are please to have returning some of the entertainers we had last year. 

We rotate bands for variety.

We feel most of them are the best of the best and really play great

 

"Traditional Bluegrass". 

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  PRINTABLE POSTER 2015 Click   HERE

The best in Traditional, Contemporary

          and Progressive Bluegrass.

NOTE: HOT SHOWERS available on site!!

BILL KNOWLTON, well known around the bluegrass circuit has MC'ed in the past. Bill is well known for the "Bluegrass Ramble," Sundays: 9 pm to midnight (EDST) over WCNY-FM (91.3) Syracuse, WUNY (89.5) Utica, WJNY (90.9) Watertown NY.   www.wcny.org  315-457-6100, PO Box 2400, Syracuse NY 13220-2400

Dr. MIKE TIRELLA will be Emce this year again.

Bands Tickets Grounds and Seating Lodging Nearby
Location Alcohol Food and Water Sound
Camping Schedule Restroom Facilities

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Greenville Partners Other tid bits of Greenville, and other useful links.
Pictures from 2013   Printable 2015 Schedule New York State Bluegrass Festival Contacts and Links

 

WELCOME 

TO

GREENVILLE!

August 7, 8 and 9 2015

 

 

Kickin Grass from Raleigh NC on stage in 2009.

HEADLINING THIS YEAR, 2015:

 

Atkinson Family (Harrisville, NY)

www.atkinsonfamilybluegrass.com

Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

http://www.tughillbluegrass.com

All Weekend

 

 

 Honed in the iron-laden foothills of the Adirondack’s Western reaches, the Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band has a sound reverberating with the traditions of Bill Monroe’s music, while at the same time incorporating new grooves and new tones. This band swings and drives through Stanley Brothers-style mountain songs about life in the rural country, bitter bluegrass hollers about lost love and betrayal, gospel songs lamenting lost souls and spooky minor key murder ballads. In addition to performing a range of bluegrass standards and contemporary tunes from Del McCoury, Gillian Welch, Iris Dement and the Grateful Dead, the band churns straight ahead with its freight train rhythm pulse on a host of original songs, many of which are featured on their 2004 cd, “Tearin Up the Line,” and “Listen to the Radio,” released in 2005.

Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys

 

 

    Bluegrass Music has been a part of our culture for six decades and has produced a relatively small number of masters of the art form. Pickers and singers such as Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, instantly come to mind.

Louie Setzer must be included in this elite group.

One has only to listen to a few tunes from Louie and the Boys to realize that this is the real thing: genuine bluegrass from Louie's heart and his soul. He would have it no other way. Like most of us, Louie has had his good times, but life can take some sharp turns.

Louie Setzer has allowed his diverse experiences to sharpen his perception and understanding of our human existence.

What it means for you and me is that we get to hear bluegrass as it was meant to be. Louie projects the sharp edge of a true and talented bluegrasser who has taken the time to learn his craft well. One can sense the raw presence of the late Vern William's voice, and the soul-that-cries-out that was so evident in Charlie Moore's songs.

Louie was the primary founder of the Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association (AFBA) in1973, the organization that owns and controls Mountain View Park in Wind Gap Pa. Enjoy genuine bluegrass; keep a copy in your vehicle and another at home, and give a copy to a friend. The next time Louie is scheduled to perform, be sure to be in the audience. His music interpretation is the same on stage and on record. And be sure to say howdy to Louie and the Boys; nowhere will you find a better expression of the spirit of bluegrass.

 
Canann's Land (Gettysburg, PA)  

Canaan's Land Bluegrass is committed to providing top notch traditional bluegrass music with a sprinkling of new era sounds. We pride ourselves on the respect that the music and the audiences deserves. The precise music and tight harmonies are the engine that drives us to give the fun and high energy shows that we do. It is our focus to provide the audience with the best that bluegrass music has to give.

The Kevin Prater Band  

(

Belcher, KY)

The Kevin Prater Band bases their sound on strong vocal harmonies.  Built around high trios, their style is reminiscent of the classic Seldom Scene and 1970's Country Gentlemen performances. They are steeped in the tradition of Gospel music and pride themselves on the a capella hymns and great gospel songs that people have come to enjoy. The band includes classic country in their repertoire and loves bringing old familiar favorites to life. Add a little vintage rock and roll, classic country and acoustic music, you never know what else you might experience at a KPB show!
 

Carroll County Ramblers

Saturday

 

Versatility and quality performance are synonymous with the name of the Carroll County Ramblers. Each band member can provide several different qualities within the group, instrumentally and vocally. The group today consists of four members, two of which (Bonnie, and Dale Eyler) are family, with Steve Waldon, and Dave Dulaney who are considered part of the family, rounding out the group. The Ramblers have recorded several albums for Zap, Adelphi, and Alear labels plus several recording projects on their own label.

The Carroll County Ramblers have always made it their goal to perform the best show possible for whatever audience they face. They've been pleasing audiences for over fifty years -- the young, the old, dyed in the wool bluegrass follower as well as the casual bluegrass listener. Judging by the reactions of their audiences, they've been meeting their goal successfully and will continue to strive to do so. The Carroll County Ramblers have made their mark in bluegrass music and are here to stay!

 
Smokey Greene (Queensbury, NY)

Friday

     

The Smokey Greene Story

Michelle Canning

and Rough Edges

(Andover, MA)

 

Sunday

 

Michelle Canning & Rough Edges is an award-winning bluegrass band based in Eastern Massachusetts. Their music can be characterized as fast-driving bluegrass, contemporary ballads, and original material.

Michelle Canning is the 2009 New England Banjo Champion and has been receiving awards for her banjo playing since she was eleven years old. A traditional five-piece band, Rough Edges includes Dan Bui, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, on mandolin, Cosmo Cavicchio, a past member of the Concord River Valley Boys, on up-right bass, T. Shaun Batho, formerly the band leader of Acoustic Blue, on guitar, and Conor Smith of the Boston-based bluegrass band Three Tall Pines on fiddle.

Michelle Canning and Rough Edges provides the audience with not only a concert, but an energetic show that you do not want to miss!

 

Nitro Ride (Harrisburg, PA)

Friday Saturday

 

Nitro Ride is a relatively young band. But their tradition runs deep. Like the title of their latest album, they try "carry the tradition" of traditional bluegrass. While still incorporating their hard-drive and original material. Lead by Tim Zimmerman on the banjo with his hard-driving, Stanley style. He is well accompanied by Joanna Hollinger, who plays an old-timey fiddle inspired by the late Curly Ray Cline. And Josh Theurer, with his superb lead vocals and strong rhythm guitar. Pulling it all together on the bass is Jeff Dillard. All from southern Pennsylvania, they all started young and consider family their biggest influence. They enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and playing the old-time mountain style.

 

Larry Gillis Band (Soperton, South Georgia)

LARRY WILL BE IN GREENVILLE FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.larrygillisband.com

New CD "OLD MAN DREAMING" NOW
AVAILABLE.  If you would like to order your copy,
please contact us.

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The Larry Gillis Band

Larry Gillis  comes from a little town called Soperton, located in southeast Georgia.  He was raised on backwoods music and was especially influenced by his father to play the five string banjo.  He developed a style reminiscent of Don Reno and Ralph Stanley, although plainly it is Larry’s own sound.  One half of the legendary Gillis Brothers, Larry continues with his music career in bluegrass.  A world renowned banjo picker, and one of the few who still plays the old claw hammer style.  He definitely has a traditional style of his own.  2015 will mark thirty-five years in the business for Larry and truly justifies the title "Dr. Swampgrass Gillis".

This powerful ensemble of talented musicians can only be
described as a hard-core, hard-driving, straight-up, traditional bluegrass band.  With a sound that comes from the deep south, and the admiration of the legends of bluegrass music, their style is one of a kind.

A style of originality that can only be tagged as the “Gillis sound” just flows out and leaves the audience with a lasting impression few ever forget

 

 

 

Mail Pouch Express

(Walnutport, PA)

Saturday

www.mailpouchexpress.com

The band that introduced the Lehigh Valley to bluegrass

The Mail Pouch Express got its start in a pub in Schnecksville, a little town about 8 miles north of Allentown.  For nearly ten years, beginning in the early eighties and continuing into the nineties, the band performed on a weekly basis at Ye Ole Ale House. Their reputation for tight harmonies and intricate instrumentals featuring the five string banjo, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass soon earned the band a devoted following not only in the Lehigh Valley but up and down the entire East Coast. From the Musicfest in Bethlehem to the Carter Family Homestead in Hilton Virginia, the band was a frequent favorite in the festival scene.  When they finally made it to the Lincoln Center Out of Doors for a summer concert series in New York, the band felt they had reached the pinnacle of success.


Recently, the band has begun performing again with the help of some original members as well as some newcomers. The revival is the brainchild of Dave Stever, leader, business manager, and founding member of the Mail Pouch Express. Dave’s heart has never left the Mail Pouch Express, or its fans, and he believes the music performed and recorded by the band over two decades ago deserves to be heard again.


According to Dave Stever who plays fiddle for the band and sings tenor and high baritone parts: there are so many great bluegrass

We have a lot of fun with this all star band and you would too!

 

 

 

Sound:

Richard Atkinson from Harrisville, New York

Location:   Click HERE for a map of Greenville.

1/2 mile WEST of Greenville on State Route 81.  Look for the Sign. Address is: 5143 Route 81, the lands of Chris Ahlf.  This is an operating farm, please be aware of fencing, holes, ruts, etc. that are associated with an operating farm.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!

From the South:  Take the NYS Thruway to exit 21, Catskill.  Left at the end of the ramp, make your first right on to State Route 23 west.  About 9 miles make a right onto State Route 32 north.  10 miles into the village of Greenville make a left go 1/2 mile to location.

From the North:  Take NYS Thruway to exit 21B Coxsackie.  Left at the end of ramp onto State Route 9W south.  About 2 miles make a right onto State Route 81 west.  Travel 13 miles into Greenville, go straight through the light 1/2 mile more to location.

Grounds and Seating:

No Pets Please! This is an operating farm, please be careful as you walk the grounds.  Please be prepared to CARRY OUT WHAT YOU BRING IN.  Seating is festival style seating on blankets, sleeping bags, beach towels or lawn chairs.  Chaise lounges will not be permitted.  No umbrellas in the seating area.  The sun is HOT! Bring plenty of drinking water and sun block. Please stake out the ground you need for only the people you are with and a cooler.  Leave room for people to walk between aisles.  There will be no seating in the vehicle emergency isles, you will be asked to move.

Camping:

Primitive style overnight camping will be permitted from Friday morning  until Sunday night  IF all in your group have purchased weekend tickets.  Fires will be permitted, but must be contained. WE DO HAVE HOT SHOWERS! Tents to motor homes are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:  August can bring with it spontaneous thunder storms with high winds.  BE SURE your tents and canopies are well staked down.  Please cover all metal stakes.

Alcohol:

Alcohol will not be served or sold on site, but you may bring in your own. NO GLASS.  REMEMBER, you will be carrying out what you bring in.  Behavior due to excessive alcohol consumption WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

Tickets:

Friday Only $ 15.00 No Camping
Saturday Only $ 30.00 No Camping
Sunday Only $ 15.00 No Camping
PREPAY $48.00 Camping Included
Weekend at the Gate $ 55.00 Camping Included on first come basis

There are absolutely NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.  DO NOT REMOVE OR TRANSFER YOUR WRIST BAND, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

To pre-purchase tickets:  Send a self addressed stamped envelope, a request, and payment in full to:

Freehold Aviation Association, Inc.
Attn: TICKETS
P.O. Box 363
Freehold, NY  12431
 

                 

 

Schedule:                May be subject to change!       

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Thank You for Coming, Have a safe trip home!

 

There will be workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Restroom Facilities:

Restroom facilities will be provided by www.bigtoptentrental.com of Cairo, New York.  Please contact Mike West, the owner or Joyce for all your tent, tables, chairs, and facility requirements at 518-622-3353.

Food and Water:

Food will be provided BBQ style by Freehold Aviation on site. 

Freehold Aviation members will be selling bottled water on site.

Lodging:

Lodging Description Town Telephone Distance from site
Rainbow Golf Course Efficiency Appt Rooms Greenville, NY 518-966-5343 1 mile
Tumblin Falls Bed and Breakfast Purling, NY 800-969-6895 10 miles
The Kilcar Motel Rooms Norton Hill, NY 518-966-8824 2 miles
Bavarian Manor Hotel and B&B Purling, NY 518-622-3261 10 Miles
Greenville Arms 1889 Restored Inn Greenville, NY 518-966-5219 1 mile
Hollowbrook Restaurant      See Notes Motel and Restaurant Greenville, NY 518-966-4683 2 Miles
Gavin's Resort and Country Inn Motel Rooms East Durham, NY 518-634-2582 5 miles
Deer Watch Inn Bed and Breakfast Oak Hill, NY 518-239-4332 5 miles
Acra Manor Motel Acra, NY 1-800-933-2272 10 miles
Efficiency Apartment Nice 4 Person Efficiency Alcove, NY 518-470-4932 8 Miles
Best Western Standard Motel Coxsackie, NY 518-731-8100 13 miles

NOTES:

1. Hollowbrook Inn and Restaurant is offering rooms at a discounted rate for the Bluegrass weekend at $79.00 night.

Other Activities:

Workshops:

Remington Ryde Band members will be holding workshops.

There will be workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Check "Information Board" for times.

Town Meeting:

The members of Freehold Aviation will be holding a "Town Meeting"  for all festival goers to air their concerns about the festival, (advertising, times, location, bathrooms, food vendors, ticket sales, anything of concern). Meet at 11:00 am SUNDAY in front of the "Blue Fiddle".

 

     BLUEGRASS IN GREENVILLE IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY:

     GREENE COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE - Planning & Economic Development

     700 Rt 23B, Leeds, NY 12451 · Phone: (518) 943-3223, (800) 355-CATS · Fax: (518) 943-2296

     For more things to see and do in Greene County click HERE

 

 

 

FIREWOOD  FOR SALE on site.   $10.00 a bundle.  (Appx. 10 pcs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


    

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