Make Music New York is an annual, free, city-wide music happening Saturday, June 21 that will includes several bluegrass-related events that you may want to attend. In the afternoon from 1-5pm is the Porch Stomp on Governor's Island, where there will be multiple stages in Nolan Park featuring bluegrass, old-time, and Americana musicians as well as a bunch of jamming.
Bio: I grew up in Houston, hit the road at 17 and lived in Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oklahoma, and Buffalo. I perform songs I've written and songs that have already been written that I like. I now live in New York City. The weather's getting nice so I'll be playing as much as my sore fingers and throat ...See Full Bio
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“You would be amazed at how many bands and singer-songwriters I’ve got to pore over before coming upon something I would even consider posting on Songs:Illinois. Now take those few bands and imagine the same process again to find something I was truly excited about writing about. Willy Gantrim is a troubadour that fits this later category. I haven’t heard anything this captivating (while admittedly a bit rough) since first hearing Frontier Ruckus, The Felice Brothers or even early Avett Brothers.”