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Purdys, NY: July 23, 2017- Award winning bluegrass musicians Tony Trischka and Michael Daves will be performing in Purdys, NY on September 23, 2017. The duet will be headlining a full day bluegrass festival; that has become an annual celebration of American music in Northern Westchester. Trischka won the 2007 Banjo Player of the Year award (International Bluegrass Music Awards), and in 2012 was named a United States Artists Friends Fellow. Daves, who has been heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times was a 2011 Grammy nominee for his recording, “Sleep with One Eye Open.” (with mandolin player Chris Thile).


Michael Burns, of the Westchester Bluegrass Club began Ben Fest to honor his late friend, and local banjo player, Ben Freed. “The BenFest 2017 line-up has seven terrific bands spanning a variety within the bluegrass genre. There will be traditional bluegrass, gospel, swing-jazz influenced bluegrass and more modern styles. We are featuring world touring veterans and bands with younger prodigies. Tony Trischka & Michael Daves , The Feinberg Brothers, Big AppleAchia , Caroline Doctorow and The Steamrollers, The Sleepy Hollow String Band, Too Blue , G Rockwell and The Still River Ramblers . There will also be instrument and songwriting workshops, where attendees can hone their skills with others. We are really excited to bring this family-friendly day of music to the community.”


Ben Fest! is on September 23rd, from 1-7pm, at the Lake Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way in Purdys, NY. Suggested donation is $25 per adult, age 12-18 $10, and children under 12 are free.

There will be a shuttle bus from the Purdys Metro-North station to the festival site.

More information and tickets are available by contacting Mike Burns. westchesterbluegrassclub@gmail.com

(914)-213-9212

www.westchesterbluegrassclub.com


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