Folkus brings Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters to Westcott

staff reports 04/17/10
What: A Folkus Project / Westcott Community Center “Second Saturday” concert
Who: Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters
Blurb: Vintage country and bluegrass in a unique, fresh style

Where: Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, N.Y.
East of SU at the intersection of Euclid Ave and Westcott Street
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Admission: $15 ($12 for WCC members)
For reservations call the Westcott Community Center at (315) 478-8634.

Artist’s website: www.amygallatin.com

Calendar entry: Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters will be performing as part of the “Second Saturday” concert series at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, on May 8 at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and $12 for WCC members. For reservations call the Westcott Community Center at 478-8634.

The music of Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters is an exuberant blend of country, folk, bluegrass and western swing done in that old-fashioned country duet style. Gallatin's shimmering, heartfelt vocals brand each song with soulful sincerity. Her diverse influences range from old and contemporary cowboy tunes learned out West, to great country artists like Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and the Everly Brothers, with even a dash of blues influence thrown in from Koko Taylor, Katie Wilson, and BB King. Gallatin handles it all with skill, charm, understated passion and a masterful touch.

"Gallatin brings a truth and a yearning to her voice that translates into real country traditionalism." -- Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant

Gallatin and Stillwaters have taken the stage at some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.Their 2009 tour of The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Denmark--the band's fourth overseas tour--drew extremely enthusiastic crowds at house concerts, music clubs, theaters, country and bluegrass festivals. Twice they have had the honor of representing the United States as the featured performers at the European World of Bluegrass convention in The Netherlands. Her 2007 CD, "Something 'Bout You," was selected as one of the Best Albums of the Year by Norm Mast and Al Kniola, hosts of The Back Porch, WVPE Public Radio, and by Ed McKeon, Folk Director and host of "FM on Toast," WWUH-FM.
"...beautiful crystal clear heartfelt singing plus top class high quality bluegrass music." -- Radio Nightingale, Rotherham, England

The core of Stillwaters is a trio of veteran players who bring with them superb musicianship and tight vocal harmonies. Gallatin has teamed up both professionally and personally with dobroist Roger Williams, long known for his masterful touch on the resophonic guitar. J.D. Williams joins his father Roger as a full time member of Stillwaters on mandolin and guitar. He grew up steeped in the Williams family tradition, learning multiple instruments at a very early age thanks to his dad's influence. Bassist Eric Levenson's bluegrass pedigree is road-tested and solid, having played bass for the estimable Joe Val and the New England Boys when they toured overseas and in the U.S., including numerous appearances on Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio.

"Gallatin has a strong voice with an admirable range and heartfelt delivery...she chooses top-flight material." -- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

TAGS: Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters,folkus project syracuse,Westcott Community Center music,bluegrass syracuse
EDITION: The Eagle

Rating: 2.6/5 (12 votes cast)

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