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Listen to great live music and perhaps perform at the open mike!
Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen Open mike sign up starts at 7 pm. Open mike performers at 7:30 - 8 ish. Headliners start at 8:30! Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 25 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their six duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe. Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960's. Since Ian and Sylvia first recorded "Darcy Farrow" in 1965, Steve's songs have been covered by John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Josh Ritter, and many others. But Steve's own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style (using a flat-pick and two fingers). Steve has many solo and duo (with Cindy Mangsen) recordings available. His solo album, Texas and Tennessee, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Tower Records. Steve has conducted songwriting workshops all over the US and Canada, and has been a long-time participant in The Kerrville Folk Festival. He is author of the book Songwriting and the Creative Process, a standard text in songwriting groups. Cindy Mangsen is "one of the finest singers in American folk music" (Come for to Sing). Accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums (Songs of Experience received the Editor's Choice Award from Crossroads), as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Michael Smith. Her latest solo album, Cat Tales, is devoted to "songs of the feline persuasion." Cindy has led singing and ballad workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia and The Woods in Ontario, Canada. More at compassrosemusic.com Eclectic Cafe: Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance. Advance sales will end at midnight Friday, October 12. http://eclecticcafe.org/ Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church. The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The open mike will last for approximately 50 minutes. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm. If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés. Refreshments are available. We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity. The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization.

Eclectic Cafe

28 Brentwood Road · Bay Shore, NY

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This meetup is for anyone who is interested in listening to great live music on monthly basis. The Eclectic Cafe is located in lively Bay Shore, on the south shore of Suffolk County, New York. The Eclectic Cafe is located at 28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore between Union Boulevard and Montauk Highway in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Society. They hold performances there on the second Saturday of the month (excluding June, July, August). Any one who is interested in performing at their open mike

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