Thursday evening at Sugar Loaf Crossing brings a familiar face. I have had the opportunity to photograph E'lissa Jones E'lissa Jones and the Wire Choir at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.21.14-75 two times in the past and this time she brings her students, The Wire Choir as an addition to the performance. E'lissa is a rare talent. She plays several instruments with precision and has great vocal talent to go along with her high energy on stage. The Wire Choir E'lissa Jones and the Wire Choir at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.21.14-2 performed some selections and accompanied E'lissa and her band on others. At one point, E'lissa recognized one of her students E'lissa Jones and the Wire Choir at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.21.14-43 who would be leaving for college the next day. Several students came on stage to join E'lissa and the band. The Wire Choir did an outstanding job despite playing under a tent in a thunderstorm that became shelter for everyone. The sound and lighting crews kept the show going. I hope everyone enjoys the photos. As always, they are free to download and can be used for web or printed material with credit. Be sure to click on the "Slideshow" button near the upper right corner to see an amazing full screen slideshow of the evening. The photos can be found in the "Concerts" section of the menu, then click on "Sugar Loaf Crossing" or just CLICK HERE for a direct link. Be sure to mark your calendar for this Thursday at 6:30pm. Sugar Loaf Crossing will be presenting it's last concert of the season, "Still Surfin", a Beach Boys tribute band who were at the Lycian a few years ago. They are outstanding and a fine way to end the summer at Sugar Loaf.
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Another year and another Carl Richards Family Picnic. I would say that this is certainly turning into a "Family Tradition" Carl Richards Family Picnic 8.16.14 . What do you think? I always feel so honored to be invited. I am not family but to them they treat me as such. I look forward to it so much each year.
To see the photos from the afternoon, CLICK HERE . Be sure to have your sound on and press the slideshow button in the upper right corner for a special surprise !!!!
The evening started with me sitting in the parking lot, hoping the shower would quickly pass over so that the concert could go on as planned. I checked Weatherbug and was pleased to see that this was just one cell passing through. I posted on Facebook
"The shower has ended". "Clear sailing for the evening". At the time I didn't know how prophetic those words were going to be. Tonight we have a celebration of the music and memory of Pete Seeger. Several performers who were close to him and had shared music together were here to lead the crowd in a "Hootenanny". In attendance were Jon Stein, Loretta and Gary Hagan, Pat Lammana and Rick Ahneman, Paul Kaplan, RJ Storm, Kim and Reggie Harris, and Rick and Donna Nestler. Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-21 I previously met Loretta and Gary at a prior concert at the Lycian with Tracy DeLucia and met RJ Storm at what I think was KCS 2.21.13 Pete Seeger-11 Pete Seeger's last TV interview on Access 23 in Port Jervis. The performers took chances singing and leading the audience in the choruses with the other performers helping with harmony and instrumental backup. My highlight of the evening was Kim and Reggie Harris singing their original song "High Over the Hudson" , a tribute to Pete Seeger. When I listened to the opening line of the song, I then realized how prophetic my post on Facebook before the concert had become. "Clear sailing for the evening". You know it was almost like Pete was there with us. What do you think? Kim and Reggie Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-48 graciously have given me permission to include their song in the "Slideshow" of the evening's photos. The song is available at CD BABY or by CLICKING HERE . All of the artists can be contacted by Facebook or Twitter or by a "Google" of their names. I encourage you to see these performers at other venues. They all are really talented and enlightening. Did you know that "Sugar Loaf Crossing" has special equipment for hearing impaired attendees? I was talking to Richard after the concert and he explained it all to me. To see photos from the evening, CLICK HERE or go to the menu under Concerts, then Sugar Loaf Crossing. Be sure to click on the "Slideshow" button in the upper right corner so that you can enjoy Kim and Reggie's song as you enjoy the photos of this incredible event.
It couldn't have been a better day for a festival. Lots of sunshine and not too hot. Time for the annual Florida Family Fun Fest. Lots of vendors with great food and crafts. Free rides for the kids and 3 stages full of music all day. Of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit Crumley's BBQ who had a nice place to sit and relax while eating. It was a day to reconnect with Hot Rod Band Florida Family Fun Fest 8.10.14-1 and Tangent Florida Family Fun Fest 8.10.14-16 as well as Jimmy Sturr Florida Family Fun Fest 8.10.14-36 and his Band on stage 1. There was very convenient handicap parking which happened to be right near an ice cream truck which I patronized just before going home. Hope you enjoy the band photos. CLICK HERE to go directly to the photos or find them under "Events and Places" in the menu.
Thursday night I had the pleasure of seeing the Carl Richards Band with special guest Jeremy Langdale at Riverside Park in Port Jervis. It is such a nice venue for concerts with a very large concrete stage. There were about 200 people enjoying themselves on a nice summer evening. Edwin "Benzee" Benz who co-hosts Access 23 TV's hit show with Carl, was the emcee tonight. All the people were rockin with the band and were so nice to me. One couple who was parked next to me offered to help getting my chair out. If anyone knows them, let them know they have their photo on my site sitting on the tailgate of the truck. The one cute little girl in a few of the photos was simply adorable. What do you think? Carl's grandaughter Amber (Red Dress) helped the band out with a few songs and "Peanut" , who is home from college for the summer did backup vocals and a solo of her own. To see all the shots CLICK HERE or look in "Concerts" and click on "Carl Richards Band".