Jane Zell, Dusty Pascal and Michael Place will grace the stage, performing original songs and offering some behind the scene looks at some of their favorite compositions. The popular series continues to grow in attendance so make a point to get early tickets to reserve your spot in what promises to be a great show!
Jane Zell is a SAMMY nominated singer/songwriter and guitarist who finds her groove by blending the elements and styles of multiple musical traditions from the American soundscape. Influenced by The Piedmont Blues, her performance is warm, expressive and willful. Jane's catalog of songs includes pop, rock, blues and jazz, in addition to, many crowd-pleasing original songs. Jane currently teaches songwriting at The Downtown Writer's Center in Syracuse and also performs regionally as a solo act or in various ensembles. She recently released her 2nd album Almost Real with her band, The Zeltones. For additional information visit: janezellmusic.com
Dusty Pas’cal is a husband, father to five children, and co-owner of his family’s company, Skaneateles-based D.B. Pas’cal Chimney and Roofing. He’s considered by many to be one of the top singer/songwriters in the CNY region. Since he first picked up a guitar at age 13, Dusty has been a firm believer in the purity of his music. “Early on, I was influenced by guys like Kris Kristofferson and Jim Croce, because that’s who my dad listened to,” he said. “But actually, I was most influenced by my dad, who’s a songwriter himself." Pas'cal's three studio albums; Home (2006), More (2008), and Human Heart (2012) have garnered attention in Central New York and across the nation; several tracks have been featured on local radio stations and internationally on XM Satellite Radio. Dusty will move you from one end of music’s emotional spectrum to the other – and it will be a ride you’ll want to take again and again. For more information visit: dustypascal.com
Michael Place is an Oswego, NY-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer best known for his work with CNY southern jam favorites Frostbit Blue and 70’s/80’s arena rockers Off the Reservation as well as his eclectic solo acoustic shows. His songs are a virtual melting pot of American musical styles drawing on such diverse influences as LA fusion and glam metal, Texas blues, Motown, Greenwich Village folk, big band jazz, swamp rock, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Nashville twang, rockabilly, Toronto prog and New Orleans piano funk. Place is currently in varying pre-production phases on the long awaited 3rd Frostbit Blue, Off the Reservation's debut and a NOLA-style solo album; all 3 are slated to drop late in 2019. For additional information, find Mike and his ensembles on social media.
The Oswego Music Hall Open Mic Fridays takes a brief hiatus for the holidays and returns on Friday February 1. Headlining the National Stage on Jan 5, will be The Delaney Brothers. All shows start at 7:30 pm and doors open at 7:00. For a complete performance schedule and ticket information, visit the website athttp://oswegomusichall.org/ or stop at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.
You can enjoy performing artists at the family friendly Oswego Music Hall, located in the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Light snacks, desserts and beverages are available for purchase. Ticket prices begin at $2 for Open Mics, $12 for Hook events and $16 for the national stage. Children under 12 are half price and under 5 free. Purchase tickets at any Hook or Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore.
The Music Hall is a non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from 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 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.