Thursday, May 7, 2015

Joseph N. Goff House Concert Series Begins June 25

The Joseph N. Goff House Concert Series, held at the Center School Pavilion in the East Hampton Village Center on Thursdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., begins its 2015 season on June 25 with a performance by The Kerry Boys - Connecticut's Irish Balladeers, featuring Mark James and Pierce Campbell. Both strong vocalists and instrumentalists, with Mark on guitar and Pierce playing mandolin, guitar and banjo, the duo sings pristine harmonies rarely heard, backed up with powerful and expressive instrumentation. Their performances are truly a shared experience as they engage audiences of all ages in singing and clapping.

The concert series continues July 2 with The Modern Riffs, a Connecticut-based group that showcases a unique, high-energy blend of experienced musicians and exceptionally talented young people. Performances are tailored to deliver the right combination of Jazz, Classic Rock, and Swing that bests suits each individual audience.

July 16 features We Got Rhythm a classic song and dance in modern Vaudeville style with singing, tap dancing, guitar, boomba, trumpet, steel drum with Larry Ruhl and Ellen Lovino, a husband and wife song and dance team.
July 23 features the swaying reggae sounds of Moto, performing partying rhythms, soca sounds an uplifting fun musical experience. The band features vocalist Roger Lum You from Trinidad, Paul Bozzi, a highly versatile drummer and Dave LaPorte on bass.  
July 30 features Seat of Our Pantsan acoustic Folk/Blues/Bluegrass/Country/Old-Timey/Rock trio based out of Marlborough.  The group's song choices range from those with prominent vocal harmonies (The Civil Wars, Kasey Chambers, Gail Wade, The Wailin' Jennys, Allison Krauss, and Mad Agnes), to more familiar folk/rock artists (Simon and Garfunkle, Jonathan Edwards, Aztec Two Step, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor), to their own versions of up-tempo songs and original work.  

Boy Scout Pack 8 will be on hand to sell snacks and drinks. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected for the East Hampton Food Bank. Listeners are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics while enjoying the concert, which is gratefully made possible through the generous contributions of local businesses, residents and loyal supporters.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

First Friday Fun at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum

Our wonderful East Hampton High School Interact Club and Goff House Volunteers play board games, help with spring crafts and face painting with visitors to the monthly First Friday in the Village event on May 1.