“When you laugh so hard your belly hurts during one song, and then you find tears streaming down your face during the next, you know it's a great show. What talent! What heart! And boy do y'all know how to rock!” ~Mitch Weiss & Martha Hamilton, Ithaca.
Terry Burns and Ron Kristy met in Nashville, after many years as independent musicians and singer/songwriters; married and returned to Ithaca where they launched their debut CD in 2012 to rave reviews. The single "Blue Paper Boat" from that CD was a Top 3 Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards: “One of the most entrancingly beautiful and timeless set of songs to grace a debut album in many years!" ~Simon Beards, Maverick Magazine
Terry Burns is a former staff writer for publishers such as EMI and her songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including The Burns Sisters Band. Ron Kristy has been composing for Film/TV and his music can be heard everyday around the globe on shows such as “20/20,” "Good Morning America,” and “Dancing with the Stars,” to name just a few.
Rounding out the quartet are multi-instumentalists, Rich DePaolo and Doug Robinson— prominent in Ithaca's music scene for many years and in many genres. Robinson also tours frequently in Europe and Canada with the Burns Sisters Band and others performing ragtime, latin, blues, gypsy-swing and jazz. For more information visit the website: www.burnsandkristy.com/bios
Final show of the season takes place on Friday, December 7 with The Hook featuring Mike Place, Dusty Pascal and Jane Zell sharing the stage. Concerts resume again in January with Loren Barrigar and the Delaney Brothers on Jan. 5 and 19 respectively. The winter/spring concert calendar can be found online at: www.oswegomusichall.org.
Oswego Music Hall is a not-for-profit community arts organization, founded to provide a performance venue for the community and support for performing artists. It is run wholly by volunteers since its inception in 1977. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. SUNY student interns help run shows and public school students can earn credit for community service.
Music Hall events are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.