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Greg Farley with David Kronenberg opening

Greg Farley was born in Highland, NY, a small town on the Hudson River. His dad was a teamster who drove tractor trailers and his mom worked at the A&P. In 2006 he began touring out of his car playing house shows, small bars, and on the street, burning CDs, wrapping them in road maps, stamping GF on the front. From the east coast to California and back, he saw landscapes and cities that most of the people he grew up with never got the chance to see. Upon returning he was lent a fiddle by a good friend, took up learning some old time, and joined The Felice Brothers. He played with them for the next ten years, working other jobs in his spare time: He mucked stalls on a horse farm, waited tables at a vegetarian restaurant, worked as a carpenter, arborist, woodworker, sawmill operator, and even took a run at the state troopers. Through it all, his music was the only constant. Now, striking out on his own with his debut LP No Turning Back, recorded in Stanfordville, NY with producer/engineer Nick Kinsey, he mines his own history for stories of class struggle, nature, love, pain, work, and family, all set against the backdrop of the northeast. End of the day, Farley has nothing to lose and something to say, and he’s saying it from the gut.

 

Also appearing Friday night is artist, David Kronenberg. A singer, songwriter and lyrical craftsman, David Kronenberg is back performing after a long hiatus from playing music live.  During and after college David was the front man in several bands, foremost was Higher Ground from Portland, Oregon (92-97). Higher Ground played their "acoustic fired backroots rock" throughout the north west and west coast and played music festivals including The High Sierra Music Festival and The Oregon Country Fair.  The band was also featured as the opening act for the Neville Brothers. Higher Ground recorded several albums, the last Sugar Drop, featured Charles Neville on both saxophone and flute.   David returns to performing with new songs as well as some of his favorite older tunes reworked as a solo artist.  David currently lives in Forest Hills, NY with his wife and two daughters.


 

 

 

Earlier Event: August 30
The Penguins
Later Event: September 1
The Picky Bastards