“Major” Pat Conte will be featured at a concert of Old-timey and blues music at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct 12. He will be performing songs from his new LP on the Jalopy label, American Songs With Fiddle and Banjo.
His life-long obsession with string-band music, black and white, has given him mastery and an encyclopedic knowledge of the history and the music. Vintageguitar.com described the album: “Ricocheting from style to style, he gets a wide array of sounds on guitar, fiddle, voice and banjo. … The 52-year-old sings in a voice that’s sometimes thick and gruff, then clear and beautiful.”
Harry Bolick and Brian Slattery will precede Conte with their hard-driving and modern interpretation of the string-band classics from their CD Come on Over and See Us Sometime. More info and sounds are available at harrybolick.com.
The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St. in Beacon. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit howlandculturalcenter.org or call 845-831-4988.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Howland Center hosts the Old-Timey Jam Session that takes place every second Tuesday of the month, from 7 – 10 p.m.