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CNY Faves, Ruddy Well Band at Oswego Music Hall May 5

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Shown left to right: Monique Ritter on violin, Ryan Burdick and Andrew Ruddy on guitar and Blake Propst on bass. Shown left to right: Monique Ritter on violin, Ryan Burdick and Andrew Ruddy on guitar and Blake Propst on bass. Submitted photo

The Ruddy Well Band returns to the Oswego Music Hall on Saturday, May 5. Tickets are $18 ($16 advance sale). A homegrown entity, the Ruddy Well Band has emerged as one of Central New York’s premier performing string bands— a finely-crafted combination of dynamic rhythms, tight harmonies, and mindful lyrics.

Andrew Ruddy and Monique Ritter from Pulaski, Ryan Burdick, Balwinsville and Blake Propst, Syracuse have played together since 2008. As the Ruddy Well Band, created in 2011, they received a Sammy for Best Americana Album (Change of Course) received a second Sammy in 2014 for People’s Choice for Best Band, and In 2017, orchestrated the album Common Ground at SubCat Studios featuring original songs sung by the band as well as local Syracuse area musicians. All proceeds of the album were given to the non-for profit, In My Father’s Kitchen.

The four instrumentalists bring their audience fun, foot-stomping Americana. “They’re straight-ahead acoustic charm wrapped up in passionate and ample fiddle lines and earnest songwriting.” —Jessica Novak, Syracuse New Times. To learn more about the Ruddy Well Band and listen to a video clip, explore their web site at: ruddywellband.com

Master of ceremonies for the evening is radio personality, Larry Hoyt. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street, Oswego. The show starts at 7:30 pm and doors open at 7:00. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Desserts and beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at http:// oswegomusichall.org/ or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Children under 12 are half-price and those under 5 are free.

The Music Hall program year ends May 19 with the Season Finale featuring Kirsten Maxwell and an Emerging Artist Showcase. The Finale will include a dinner option and Sunset Dessert Reception. For more information, visit the website at http:// oswegomusichall.org/ or stop at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.

The 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 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service. Find more information online at http:// oswegomusichall.org/ or email: [email protected]

Concerts 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.

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