Join us on the lawn of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society for the Common Ground Front Porch Jamboree and Potluck Picnic. Featuring live music by: Radoslav Lorkovic, Andrea Asprelli and Abby Hollander, Greetings from Anywhere, Eric Lee and Jacob Bernz. Bring the kids, pack a picnic (and something to share at the potluck table), and help us celebrate a mid-summers eve in style.
Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White, and Bo Ramsey. His thirty year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy, The Canary Islands, The Yup’ik villages of Alaska, The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Abby Hollander & Andrea Asprelli are classic country and bluegrass duo vocalists and instrumentalists. With Abby on bass, Andrea on fiddle, and some of NYC’s finest pickers backing them up, Abby & Andrea capture a classic country sound with a modern feminine edge. Abby grew up in Woodstock, NY and has studied diverse aspects of voice, music, and theatre. Coming from a family of musicians, she was raised on an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and jazz, absorbed some swing and blues from a stint in Austin, TX, and finally settled in New York to make music in 2011. Originally from Colorado, Andrea is a classically trained violinist and community-taught fiddler, shaped largely by bluegrass subcultures from Northampton to Syracuse to New Haven and most recently Brooklyn, NY. Both Abby and Andrea are award-winning songwriters in their own right, and are front women in the Abby Hollander Band and Cricket Tell the Weather, respectively. As a duo, the project features the more classic and traditional sounds and songs of the musical heroes that have shaped these two prominent young voices in Brooklyn's roots music scene.
Raised in rural upstate New York, Eric Lee's earliest introductions to music were the sounds of his mother's piano and the songs of John Gorka, Bob Dylan, and Jackson Browne. He began studying classical violin and traditional Irish fiddle at the age of nine, and was soon performing and recording with local artists. In 2007, Lee attended the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, where the newly-formed supergroup, The Strangelings (featuring Pete & Maura Kennedy, Christina Thompson, Rebecca Hall, Ken Anderson, and Cheryl Prashker,) invited him to join them on an informal campground performance. That Saturday night, Lee, (then 18), was playing on the main stage as the band's newest member. With the conclusion of the Strangelings' two-year run, Eric became a member of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's House Band, playing alongside some of the most respected and has since accompanied such iconic artists as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Rush, and Eliza Gilkyson, among others. It is these landmark artists along with the works of the late Dave Carter that inform and inspire Lee's own songwriting.
Jacob Bernz was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley surrounded by the musical friends and colleagues of his father, including Pete Seeger. At a young age he began writing his own songs and playing whenever he could. He has since become a prolific songwriter and an accomplished musician. Through his friendship with Pete, and as a member of Clearwater's Power of Song, Jacob had the opportunity to play at many distinguished venues including The Guthrie Center, The Tarrytown Music Hall, New York's Symphony Space and Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. He's been fortunate to share the stage with notable musicians including David Amram, Guy Davis, Livingston Taylor, Jackson Browne, Tom Chapin and Arlo Guthrie.
Formed high up on a hill in Dobbs Ferry, NY in 2007, Greetings From Anywhere mashes folk, blues, bluegrass and country into a unique roots-rock hybrid, performing with the gritty, impromptu abandon of a good-old-time garage band. Veterans of the NYC and Hudson Valley club, pub and festival circuit, GFA features a wide array of original compositions alongside choice reinterpreted feel-good covers.