Friday, 24 January 2014 10:49

Beaucoup Blue Duo & Carolann Solebello coming to Oswego Music Hall Stage

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     The Oswego Music Hall eagerly awaits its upcoming bluesy concert Feb. 8th at 8:00 p.m. featuring the always popular Philadelphia-based father and son duo, Beaucoup Blue, plus Carolann Solebello, perhaps most familiar to folk audiences as a founding member of the female trio Red Molly.

     Beaucoup Blue's David and Adrian Mowry have wowed Oswego Music Hall audiences several times before. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful tradition and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. They pretty much cover the full range of "Americana" quite uniquely in their song writing and how they choose to represent classic material. During their years together as a duo, they have received numerous awards, including "Grand Prize Winner of Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest," and the "Grand Prize Winner of the Terruride Blues & Brew Acoustic Competition." Their two soulful voices and slide guitar virtuosity are simply wonderful to behold in a live performance.

     David and Adrian Mowry have been playing at top folk music venues for a long time. Last Sept., the album "Live at Caffé Lena: Music From America's Legendary Coffeehouse, 1967 -2013" was released. This piece of "Folk Music Heaven" includes songs by Beaucoup Blue from its 2008 concert at Lena, along with 60's greats like Pete Seeger and present day singers like Sara Lee Guthrie ( Arlo's daughter).

CSolebello 400x466     Carolann Solebello returned to solo performance in August 2010 after six years with the Red Molly band. She toured nationally and recorded three full-length CDs with that trio. On her own, Carolann has recorded four CDs, including 2013's Steel and Salt, and is carving out a rich and varied career as a singer-songwriter. Carolann is the winner of the 2011 Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival Songwriting Competition, and was an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance in 2012.

     A New York City native, Carolann first fell in love with mountain music – and the bluegrass and country that grew out of that tradition – while working as an actor in East Tennessee and Kansas. Tunes and techniques she learned from musicians in both places fundamentally changed her approach to songwriting and guitar playing, and subsequently colored her work with Red Molly. This year, for the 2nd year in a row, Carolann performed across the country with "Joni Mitchell's Blue: A 40th Anniversary Celebration."

     In his review of Solebello's latest CD, Al Kniola of WVPE, Indiana (Aug. 2013) says "the crowning jewel is Carolann's superb vocals --soulful, compelling, full of raw emotion, and simply beautiful--worth the price of the album just to hear what she does with that wonderful voice."

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     This double billing of outstanding, complementary performances at the Oswego Music Hall is bound to lure an appreciative audience on Feb. 8th.

     The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street, Oswego. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Desserts, snacks, popcorn and beverages are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or at the River's End bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Holders of tickets purchased before 1 pm on the day of the concert will have preferred seating. After 1 pm, seating will be general admission. Ticket prices for this event are $14 if purchased in advance and $16 at the door. Children 12 and under are half-price; under 5 is free.

     For the best deal-- lowest ticket prices and prime seating-- Season Passes and All-Season Passes are available and may be purchased at any show. For information contact Membership Secretary, Carol Forrest at 343-2988.

     The Music Hall's next concert Feb. 22nd will feature "Percussion Wizard" Jeff Haynes & Co., including guitarist Sean Harkness and singer-songwriter Casey Erdmann. The Music Hall has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception, for over 36 years. Volunteers earn admission to shows through different tasks. Music Hall concerts are made possible in part with funding by the NYS Council on the Arts. For more information call 315-342-1733 or access the Music Hall website:

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