2019/02/22 — Shawna Caspi @ Bundy Museum

Chenango Sessions & The Bundy present…
SHAWNA CASPI
22 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 7:30 PM
DOORS @ 7:00 PM
$10-$15 SUGGESTED DONATION (100% to the artist)
BUNDY MUSEUM — 129 Main St., Binghamton, NY

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi performs solo but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. She believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna’s vocals are brewed by years of classical training, followed by years on the road finding her own voice singing folk songs. She combines power, intensity, character, and closeness. Her performances capture audiences with grace and intimacy, whether the setting is a living room, a festival stage, or the bar car of a passenger train. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels, and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour. Shawna’s fourth album Forest Fire is a collection of songs about burning things down and building them up again. When the words get heavy, they are held up to the light of love and gratitude. Shawna strives to be unafraid, to embolden quieted voices, to tell the truth above all else.

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2019/03/10 — Joy Ike @ Chenango Craftsman

Chenango Sessions presents…
JOY IKE
MARCH 10, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
POTLUCK & DOORS @ 6:30 PM
$15 SUGGESTED DONATION (100% to the artists)
CHENANGO CRAFTSMAN — Binghamton, NY

Polished and precise, yet buoyed with an airy grace, Joy Ike paints with a broad palette that defies easy categorization. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the singer/songwriter’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to many great female musicians including Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. After leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Joy has spent the last 10 years playing thousands of shows across the country.  A write-up on NPR’s All Things Considered says “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop…a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” Ike is currently on tour in support of her new album, Bigger Than Your Box

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2019/04/12 — Eloise & Co. @ Chenango Craftsman

Chenango Sessions presents…
ELOISE & CO, Greater Alexander
12 APRIL 2019 @ 7:30 PM
POTLUCK & DOORS @ 6:30 PM
$10-$15 SUGGESTED DONATION (100% to the artists)
CHENANGO CRAFTSMAN — Binghamton, NY

Eloise & Co. features the combined creative force of two of the country’s most sought-after dance musicians, Becky Tracy and Rachel Bell. These two crank out dance and concert music with unbridled energy and soaring beauty. Their depth and versatility is evident not only in their dynamic playing but also in their rich and unique repertoire, ranging from exciting original compositions to rock-solid traditional tunes. Eloise & Co. was born out of Becky and Rachel’s transcendent melodic connection, their shared love for powerful rhythmic momentum, and their joy in making music together. The blissful vibe is contagious, drawing everyone in the room into a sublime and memorable experience.

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2019/05/18 – Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen @ Cranberry Coffeehouse

Cranberry Coffeehouse presents…
SALLY ROGERS & HOWIE BURSEN
18 MAY 2019 @ 7:30 PM
DOORS @ 7:00 PM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
– 183 Riverside Dr, Binghamton, NY
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION

Sally Rogers performs an evening of traditional, contemporary and original ballads and song, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife, and a mother. Throughout her concerts, she accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs without accompaniment in a voice that needs no further enhancement. Reviewers have described her voice in superlatives ranging from “remarkable” to “mesmerizing.” As one critic summarized, “…it’s really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality.” Much of the material performed by Sally includes her own compositions, many of which are considered classics of the folk and popular genre.

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2019/03/16 – Lisa Brigantino @ Cranberry Coffeehouse

Cranberry Coffeehouse presents…
LISA & LORI BRIGANTINO
16 MARCH 2019 @ 7:30 PM
DOORS @ 7:00 PM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
— 183 Riverside Dr, Binghamton, NY
$10 SUGGESTED DONATION

Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic. Lisa’s latest solo CD , I’ll Waltz Before I Go, was just released in October.  The Daily Country says “Throughout the thirteen tracks, Lisa seamlessly blends genres from Folk to Americana, Country, Rock, and Old-Time, even incorporating some Gypsy-Jazz for good measure.”  Women of Substance Radio says “Lisa is one of the most versatile songwriters we’ve heard. She is a true artist who has mastered countless styles of writing, singing and performing. This New Yorker moves effortlessly from a sensitive acoustic ballad to an in-your-face bluesy romp without skipping a beat.”  Lisa will perform with her sister Lori Brigantino, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. The sisters are known for their tight sibling vocal harmonies and musicianship—often juggling a number of different instruments including guitars, banjo, accordion, ukulele, and more.  We, at the Cranberry, are fantastically lucky to have these two wonderful performers for what will prove to be a wonderful evening!

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2019/02/16 – Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn @ Cranberry Coffeehouse

Cranberry Coffeehouse presents…
DAN DUGGAN & PEGGY LYNN
16 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 7:30 PM
DOORS @ 7:00 PM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
— 183 Riverside Dr, Binghamton, NY
$8 SUGGESTED DONATION

The combined artistry of Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan provides an evening of beautiful singing and fiery instrumentals, ranging from sublime loveliness to freewheeling good fun. Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn are celebrating ten years of marriage and fifteen years of performing together.  With a newly released album titled Esperance, named for their farm in Red Creek, New York, they showcase a few of their favorite genres: distinctive original songs, acoustic jazz standards, and instrumentals, both poignant and driving.  Peggy’s talent for moving lyrics and Dan’s knack for unique, tasteful arrangements make this recording a fitting culmination of their composing and performing experience.

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