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Bio: The College Farm is pleased to announce the release of its first album, Northeast of Nowhere. Songs of rural wonderment: ghost stories, lost legends, love songs for a once and future land. Blazing folk-rock played with power and passion.
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THE LINE-UP: As of press time, the bandstand consists of Bovina-bred and Albany-based, THE COLLEGE FARM; New York City’s, THE BUCK UPS; returning rockers from Louisiana, DASH RIP ROCK; Livestock! founder’s band ESQUELA; his brother Danny’s band, DISCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE; Brooklyn, New York’s LUBA DVORAK AND THE BANNED; and alt-country force, MARK MCKAY. Check back on our site for changes in the line-up. We will see you at the summer’s end. THE DETAILS: This year we are dispensing of the Dixie cups. No more plastic for us. Please bring your own drinking vessel, so we avoid the landfill contribution. For those who comply, it’s a mere $20 to gain entrance. If you forget to bring your own cup/mug/thermos/chalice, the price goes up to $25, and you go home with a souvenir Livestock reusable mug. **Grab your campsite early on, and park in the hayfield. The music begins at 2pm in the amphitheater and runs until 5pm. As you leave the amphitheater, duck under the tents where Nathan Carter’s Leshikar’s barbeque has been slow-cooked for your enjoyment. Pulled pork on toasted rolls, coleslaw, baked beans and pickles are the stars here. Unburden the dessert table by choosing one of the guests’ sweet homemade contributions. Music is back on the menu at 6pm when bands begin tuning up in the barn — and the music continues until it runs out. http://www.livestockmusic.com/ www.Esquelatheband.com Tweets: @Esquela
press - http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Delhi-s-Taste-of-the-Catskills-Festival-to/xXU3SOFysUG1DX67Q6E5OA.cspx . . . . . THIS SAT - SUN 10/06-10/07 . . . The ever-growing Taste of the Catskills Festival, held annually at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, NY, promises to be bigger than ever this weekend. The event will feature performances by popular, world-touring musical artists, Hellbound Glory and Deadstring Brothers. The festival will include an exciting array of some of the region’s finest performing artists throughout the weekend. Event coordinators have added a second performance stage to this year’s Taste of the Catskills Festival attractions, so as to accommodate the weekend’s remarkable wealth of acclaimed talent. Rusty Knuckles recording artist, Hellbound Glory, has become a world-wide, alt country, sensation the old-fashioned way: touring relentlessly, astounding patrons with knock-out performances nightly, and releasing genre-defining, gritty, thoroughly-infectious material about hard living, hard times, and hard-hearted women. The band has shared the stage with musical legends like David Allan Coe, Reverend Horton Heat, Drive-By-Truckers, The Blasters, Hank III, Junior Brown, Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, Jesse Dayton, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) and many others. Propelled by hit singles “Lost Cause,” “Bastard Child,” and “Better Hope You Die Young,” Hellbound Glory’s latest album, Damaged Goods (2012), earned international acclaim, and legions of new, rabid fans. Fronted by heralded performer, writer, and story-teller, Leroy Virgil, and featuring stand-out players Eric “Rico” Peterson (signature lap-steel), and Frank Medina (stand-up bass), Hellbound Glory has become an oft-mentioned Americana commodity, whose name rings out, far and wide, in a “hot alt country” context. Taste of the Catskills Festival co-headliner, Bloodshot Records recording artist Deadstring Brothers, is on the cusp of achieving legendary status themselves. Deadstring Brothers are already one of the world’s hottest active country-rock-come-honky-tonk acts. Fronted by visionary singer/songwriter Kurt Marschke, the band has released 4 highly-regarded albums since 2003, including the 2010 breakthrough record, Sao Paulo, which features the hit singles “Can’t Make it Through the Night,” “Adalee” (both of which were featured on the smash hit FX TV series, Sons of Anarchy), and “The River Song.” Not unlike Exile-era Rolling Stones, Deadstring Brothers deliver a menacing sound that draws equally on the melancholy of country ballads and the abandon of rock and blues. The band’s music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the American Outlaw Movement, but is also informed by the song structure and understated aggression commonly associated with Detroit bands. Deadstring Brothers live performances have the energy of guitar rock, but sophisticated arrangements, Hammond-organ-rich orchestration, and a focus on traditional American music separate them from many of their Detroit contemporaries. The band has been touring steadily since the 2004 release of their eponymous debut and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Shooter Jennings, Cat Power and Jesse Sykes to Giant Sand, My Morning Jacket, and Drive By Truckers. This weekend’s Taste of the Catskills Festival will include performances by regional stand-out acts Esquela, The College Farm, Coyote Love (NYC), Whiskey Cross, Tim Ruffo, Mike Herman, The Tremperskill Boys, Woodshed Prophets, Harmony Street, and lots more, on two stages, with production provided by HMS Music Supply of Johnson City, NY. The Taste of the Catskills Festival is a family-friendly event that showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of our region. With a variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants, attendees learn how food travels from farm to fork during a fun-filled autumn weekend on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm in Delhi. Other 2012 attractions include a live vintage base ball contest, a photographic history of Delaware County (1930’s-1970’s), a film festival, readings from children’s authors and poets, a costumed bocce tournament, a scavenger hunt, larger-than-life-sized, strolling puppets by Catskill Puppets, puppet theater performances by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, oxen rides, a barrel-train ride, an assortment of workshops and tutorials (including iron-working, and glass-blowing, with local artisan, Rich Briscoe), a quilting show, a wedding expo sponsored by Morris Tent Company, live farm animals, bounce houses, Chee Chee the Clown, face painting, a mammoth fireworks display on Saturday night, sponsored by Delaware National Bank of Delhi, and lots more. The Taste of the Catskills Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, at Maple Shade Farm, 2066 County Highway 18, Delhi, NY. The festival opens at 10am both days. Tickets are priced in a family-friendly fashion at $8 adults, $5 for kids under 12, and with kids under 5 admitted free. For more information, visit www.tasteofthecatskills.com. Tickets may be purchased in advance on line: specials include complementary beer from sponsor, Brewery Ommegang.
Join us Sat 5/19 for an incredible evening of music at The Barn (AKA: Livestock Foundation Headquarters). COLLEGE FARM CD release show! more info: esquelatheband.com
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