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Double Bill
Golden Novak Duo and Kevin Barrigar
Spend an evening full of passion, attitude, and exceptional talent.

Golden NovakFriday, June 3, 2016
8 p.m. / $15
Member Appreciation Night:
This show free to Folkus members

May Memorial UU Society
3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse

Jess Novak and Brian Golden felt an instant connection when they first jammed together in July 2013. Within weeks of meeting, the two worked together on Novak's solo album, Bad Habit, and have continued their musical connection — one where passion and talent meet. The powerhouse duo brings blues, rock and singer/songwriter choice covers and soulful originals to life through guitar, percussion, violin and voice. As a duo, Golden and Novak perform their large catalogue of original music as well as covers spanning B.B. King to Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse to TLC.

Golden has been playing guitar for 24 years and been in bands including Bad Weather Blues, The Pub Crawlers, Fools at Play, Master Thieves, The VooDoo Mystics and Lunar Stew. Novak has been playing violin since the age of seven and performed throughout the Northeast with bands including Master Thieves, Shining Star Band and Jess and The Beards. Her album, “Bad Habit” was nominated for a SAMMY Award and she has been nominated twice for Best Female Vocalist in the Best of Syracuse competition.

”I was immediately floored by the dynamic range of this duo. There have been many perfect pairs in the past, but the vocal combination of Jess Novak and Brian Golden can only be described as an ultimate unity of spirit in song..." - Xombiewoof

Kevin BarrigarKevin Barrigar brings exceptional guitar skills and a whole lot of attitude to his own unique arrangements. Born ninth in a musical family, Barrigar’s talent showed early - singing Elvis with his families band The Christophers. Kevin has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Whiting, fiddle great Hal Casey, world class guitar great Tommy Emmanuel, and 5 time grammy winner Lloyd Maines. Besides a solo act, Kevin performs with his brother Loren, a world class fingerpicker.

Barrigar released his debut CD in 2009 entitled Since I Got You. He was also the 2013 WOLF Radio Local Winner of the Texico Country Showdown.

About the CD: “The sweet voice and acoustic guitar from Barrigar carry this 11-song solo project to lofty places. Barrigar’s writing pen etches a vibe that’s emotional and reflective.” — Mark Bialczak/The Post-Standard, Syracuse.com

 

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Songwriter Woodshed
A meeting of and for local songwriters . . . more info / Facebook page / e-mail list. Next Meeting: Wed., June 1
 

Beer Belly DeliThanks to the Beer Belly Deli

. . . for providing meals for our visiting performers. The Beer Belly is a fun little Brooklyn-style gastro-pub on Westcott Street (in the former Seven Rays location). They have great ambience, an eclectic menu, reasonable prices, and (last we heard) a Monday night old-time music jam. Please stop by, have some sweet-potato tots and eggplant "wings," and tell them you appreciate their helping Folkus. > website



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The Venues
May Memorial UU Society
First and third Friday of the month
All shows at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30)
3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse / how to get there
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Westcott Community Center
Second Saturday of the month
All shows at 8 pm
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., a half-mile east of SU / website / how to get there


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Friends of Folkus

Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble. Bill's bluegrass radio show (and associated events) date back almost as far as Bill Monroe himself! / website

CNY Bluegrass Association. Folk music's mountain-bred second cousin / website

"Common Threads." Folk music on the radio. / website

Guitar League. Talk and workshops about your ax. Meeting monthly / website

Irish Sessions. A great, ongoing jam of Celtic and old-timey types. Every Sunday / website

Kellish Farms. This Pompey Center farm has been converted into a music center, featuring concerts and jams of folk, bluegrass, and country types / website / Syracuse Post-Standard article

Oswego Music HallOswego Music Hall. One of upstate New York's most venerable music venues, in a beautiful location to boot! / website

Syracuse Community Choir. Songs of peace and social justice / website

Syracuse Country Dancers. Contra dances and the like / website


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