Head on up, over or down to Stonecat Cafe Wednesday, May 1st 7-10pm for The Notorious Stringbusters with their foot stompin, stage trompin, rug cuttin, string bustin, fist pumpin, gator jumpin, sweat drippin, ass kickin, name takin, jail brakin, swamp burnin, earth turnin, truck drivin, two timin, knee slappin, face plantin, blackout inducin bluegrass. So get your dancin shoes out and put your drinkin face on.
The Stonecat hosts local musicians each Wednesday for our Pub Night. There is never a cover for live music on Pub Night. Come on out, but be sure to bring an extra pair of dancing shoes.
Last Pub Night of the 2018 season - Wednesday October 31st.
Pub Night will resume in April 2019.
What does it mean? Well, it means the study of zing! Or perhaps, you could think of it as the essence of pizzaz made into a poem.
Zingology combo plays vintage swing and jazz, meaning music from the Great American Songbook with tunes from the 1920's through the 40's with a particular focus on the music of Django Reinhardt. The tunes of Zingology are great for dancers, especially swing dancers as many of the tunes were made famous in the legendary Savoy Ballroom of pre-WWII in NYC.
The Zingology combo is comprised of; Ted Caldwell on stand up bass, Brian Keeler and Wayne Gottlieb on Gitane guitars, Mike Ludgate on Mandolin and David Flanagan on vocals.
The Auroras are a four-piece rhythm section centered around the smoky contralto of lead singer, Hannah Kasoff and the saxophone stylings of Erik Babcock. Songwriter and guitarist, Liam Lawson, describes the sound as "future soul" – a marriage of classic R&B grooves with ethereal guitar and an experimental outlook.
The Auroras’ songs are about love in the modern world: empowered women and their expectations, romance and smart-phones, truth and trust in a world of fake news. But thanks to the syncopated rhythms of Colleen Countryman on keys, Nate Cowles on bass, and Francesco Mutti on drums, the grooves are always lighthearted and dance-able.
An exciting mis of traditional and original Gaelic inspired music. Instrumentation of violin, guitar, celtic whistles octave mandoline, uileann pipes and keyboard combine to make your listening experience unforgettable. Jig, aire, reel or waltz. You'll be drawn into the captivating arrangements of this band.
Jen Cork is the kind of powerful singer/songwriter who silences barrooms with one vocal phrase. A well-known contributor to the robust Ithaca, NY music scene, Cork enjoys ruminating on the history of objects, spaces, and emotions, and attempts to harness their energy through her music. She is currently crafting her first solo record out of sticks and some dirt, an old baritone uke, and the 1904 upright grand piano she learned on at age 6. Found sounds, furious instrumental and vocal layering, and a rougher, more honest edge define Jen's current work. She sounds like sad days with happy endings.
Andrew Alling is a singer songwriter from Upstate, NY who resides in Ithaca, NY and has traveled and performed while living in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California, Nashville, TN, Guatemala and places in between. Andrew writes his own music and performs live playing the acoustic guitar, with organ bass foot pedals and the harmonica. He's a one man three piece singer songwriter band! His music speaks of politics, love, hardship, truth, adversity and hope.
The deep vocal resonance and dreamy fingerstyle guitar melodies that are the cornerstone of Bodhi’s songs are mirrored in the steeply cut hillsides, the endless network of small towns, and clear glacial lakes area where he lives.
Originally from Denver, Colorado Stonecat is delighted to welcome Bodhi Mountain to Pub Night!
Drawing from a wide range of musical influences, Bittersweet plays an eclectic mix of songs from country, folk, old-time, blues, and rock, a genre more recently known as Americana. Their focus is finding that (bitter) sweet spot where melody, harmony, guitar, upright bass and dobro meet. https://www.facebook.com/Bittersweet-1505302269721392/
This crossover banjo/bass duo formed when Noah Yanicki & Casey Holmberg met at UCLA. Both musicians shared a love for bluegrass and began to explore the space around the idiom. What has emerged is a form of classically informed roots music – a blend of the string arrangements on Nico’s Chelsea Girl and the banjo playing of Béla Fleck, perhaps...
Stonecat is ecstatic to welcome these amazing women to Hector and Pub Night!
Ley Line brings their multilingual folk and soul sounds all the way from Austin Texas! Through vocal harmonies, upright bass, guitar, ukulele, and percussion, their influences draw from international folklore music from North and South America; imagine Devendra Banhart and Feist had four love children who grew up climbing trees and listening to Paul Simon and Sam Cooke!
If you have a heart, a soul, and ears, you are going to love these women!
Come join multi-instrumentalist Lou Vogel and his family band, the Reeds. Beautiful harmonies, talented musicians, and familiar sing-alongs were the highlights from this winter's charity music festival, WinterSquabee, and we expect more of the same from these hometown folks.