Schenectady's home for history
The “Howlin’ at the Moon” Concert Series showcases local and regional music from a variety of genres including but not limited to bluegrass, Americana, folk, and indie. The concert series is hosted by Everest Rising and presented by the Schenectady County Historical Society at the Mabee Farm Historic Site to provide an authentic musical experience for both audience and musicians. Music traditions are meant to be fluid and evolving — Howlin’ at the Moon nurtures local and regional musical talent while providing opportunities for cross-pollination and to share musical ideas, all in a 1760 Dutch Barn that inspires and reminds us of our place within history.
Each month, head out to the Mabee Farm for a night of live music. The show begins at 7:00PM. Admissions is $7. Refreshments available. Depending on conditions, concerts will be held in the Dutch barn or under the pavilion behind the George E. Franchere Education Center, both at 1100 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150.
2022 CONCERT SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 16: Peggy & The Delivery Boys w/ Everest Rising
Peggy & The Delivery Boys are a “feel-good”, upbeat Americana band led by singer-songwriter Peggy Lecuyer on mandolin and Gene Lemme on the stand-up bass. They are joined by Kevin Maul, dazzling crowds with stellar leads on the dobro guitar, Peter Bearup, adding a splash of country to the band with his sweet, country inspired guitar leads, and master flat-picker Mike McMann on the guitar lighting whichever stage they are playing on fire. Playing together for over fifteen years in many combinations of themselves (most recently in The Nellies), Peggy & The Delivery Boys thread finely crafted harmonies into their songs, along with an energy that you may find contagious. Their fun-loving stage presence will put a smile on your face.
Thursday, July 14: Dyer Switch w/ Everest Rising
Dyer Switch plays hard-driving traditional, original and unique bluegrass, and acoustic music, and more. They have appeared at many popular bluegrass festivals such as Central Indiana Festival, String Bean Memorial Festival in Kentucky, Tri-State Bluegrass Festival in Indiana, and Central Virginia Family Festival. They have performed at many renowned coffeehouses such as Caffe Lena and the Sounding Board in Massachusetts. They have shared the bill with bluegrass icons such as Dr. Ralph Stanley and Larry Stephenson, been inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame, and charted bluegrass charts with their original “Just Can’t Stay” and the European country charts with their original “Silver & Gold.”
Thursday, August 11: Sten & Maria Z w/ Everest Rising
Guitarist/mandolinist, Sten Isachsen and guitarist/composer, Maria Zemantauski, have delighted audiences around the globe as soloists and in various ensembles for decades. Together, this dynamic string duo celebrate their eclectic musical tastes — fiery flamenco, classical, Latin, roots and bluegrass — to create a vibrant, rich and refreshing sound. Their rhythmically driven repertoire takes the listener on a journey of traditional classics, innovative arrangements and stunning original compositions.
Thursday, September 15: Rusticator w/ Everest Rising
An Americana band with an acoustic spirit, their sound has grown over the years, incorporating influences from a wide variety of styles into a musical language that is distinctly their own. Their original songs draw from a wide range of life experience, delivered through music that is both polished and heartfelt.
Thursday, October 13: Lost Radio Rounders w/ Everest Rising
Since 2009 Albany’s Lost Radio Rounders have been one of upstate New York’s premiere Acoustic Americana duos, and now they are presenting their many themed programs to private audiences as a trio, and an exciting mix of American Roots classics to public audiences as a quartet. Tom and Michael have welcomed new arrivals Paul Jossman on banjo, and Evan Conway on bass.
Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck have been lauded for their work keeping the legacy of American folk music alive, with the Daily Gazette’s Michael Hochanadel calling them, “versatile and deep;” Times Union music blogger Andrew Gregory dubbing them, “absolute professionals with huge talent;” and Nippertown correspondent Cheryl Jenks stating, “Their knowledge, love and passion for old-time American music is evident in every part of their performance.”