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Feb ,2013

  • Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale

    Metropolitan Pavilion
    125 West 18th Street
    (Between 6th & 7th Aves)

    $20 AT THE DOOR / $15 ONLINE

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Tavern Concerts Series returns to Richmondtown

The musicians who play live at the  Guyon Tavern within Richmondtown Restoration must do it the old-fashioned way: “unplugged”, with no electronics, pre-recorded tracks, or light shows.   “There are no utilities or modern (in)conveniences to disturb the pure acoustics — so you hear music the way it was meant to be heard.”, according to

To set the mood as well as the sound, the servers wear “appropriate” costumes, the only light comes from candles, and the heating system is a wood-burning stove.

From The Staten Island Advance, the list of performances:

The annual acoustic music marathon at New York’s only living history village

When: All performances are at 6 & 8 p.m. Saturdays through April 27.
Guyon Tavern, Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave.; 718-351-1611, ext. 281.
How much: Tickets are $10 (S.I. Historical Society members bring membership card for one complimentary drink). Reservations suggested.
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Feb. 2: Songs of the Sea & Taverns
— Known by local townspeople as the “Richmond Tavernacle Choir,” this motley assortment of performing groups annually fills the historic venue with great sailor sing-a-longs, heart-wrenching ballads and tales of life at sea and ashore. Landlubbers welcome.

Feb. 9: Wahoo Skiffle Crazies — Hailing from our very own swampy shores, S.I.’s “Premier Jug Band” is, as we’ve pointed out many times before, its only jug band. But that doesn’t stop this proudly offbeat band of musicians from creating wildly fun music — ragtime, blues, ’60s rock and many originals — on their homemade instruments.

Feb. 16: Bruce Jepson & Peter Becker — Bluegrass is at the heart of this humorous duo’s folk, country and swing.

Feb. 23: The Johnsons Girls — Energetic, mostly a cappella group performing folk music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. Their extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary music includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian and French Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more.

March 2: Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo — These Westerleigh Folk Fest faves have gorgeous vocals, tight harmonies and sing original, traditional and contemporary folk with a dash of the blues. Plus, Mara and Caroline always encourage audience participation.

March 9: Risky Business Bluegrass Band
— Tavern mainstay Rich Rainey heads up a talented combo that serves up great bluegrass music featuring 5-string banjo, string bass, mandolin, rhythm and lead guitar.

March 15: Bob Conroy & Norm Pederson —
Seasoned storytellers and skilled instrumentalists “go Irish” on banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandola, lifting traditional songs out of the faraway past and into the vibrant present.

March 16: Irish Stout
— Get your Hibernia on for St. Patrick’s Day as Stout regales the Tavern with a full program of traditional Irish and Irish-American songs about “drinking, love, immigration, rebels, shellfish, tomfoolery, and maybe some more drinking.”

March 23: Bob & Ruth Crisalli
— Active members of the Staten Island Songwriters Circle and the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society sing a variety of genres but prefer ballads, both traditional and from singer-songwriters of the ’60s.…

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