The Eclectic Cafe
Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike and 8:30pm for the featured performers.

First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.


Our next concert is on Saturday January 13, 2018, featuring:

Daisycutter


Daisycutter represents New York's musical melting pot in action. Based in the Hudson Valley just north of NYC, this "downtown/upstate" band combines a wide-screen city view with a bracing dose of rural realism, creating a mix of indie roots-Americana with an alt-country barbed wire edge. Usually a 5-piece electric band, they also tour as an acoustic trio, led by singer/fiddler Sara Milonovich, and featuring singer/bassist Daria Grace and guitarist Greg Anderson. This crack band of musical veterans "mixes literal folk, plaintive balladry, and plenty of modern-day ass-kicking." (Robert Burke Warren, Chronogram)
Frontwoman/singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Milonovich is a sought-after side person in the folk, rock, bluegrass, americana, and celtic music worlds, and has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and beyond. Growing up on a farm in rural upstate New York, she began playing fiddle when she was four, and by nine was leading her own band (around the same time she learned to drive a tractor.) After a collection of awards for fiddling, singing, and composing, she left school at sixteen to hit the road with bluegrass band The McKrells, and moved from there through a busy career as a collaborator with such artists as Richard Shindell, Pete Seeger, Jeff Wilkinson, and Eliza Gilkyson, among others. She also founded Rootstock, a nonprofit music festival dedicated to supporting farmers in the Northeast US.
Daria Grace is a bassist, singer and ukulele player from NYC. She has toured and recorded with avant-rockers God Is My Co-Pilot, pop-noir sextet Melomane, and Americana weirdos The Jack Grace Band. More recently she has been playing and singing with singer/songwriter Sasha Dobson and B-52 guitarist Pat Irwin. Daria also leads her own band The Pre-War Ponies, who specialize in obscure tunes from the '20s, '30s and '40s.
Multi-instrumentalist Greg Anderson has lived in many of NYC's musical worlds, playing everywhere from CBGB to Carnegie Hall. Well-known for his work in folk and world music, he spent 9 years as guitarist with the Eileen Ivers Band, and 8 years with singer Cathie Ryan, and played with many artists from other traditions, from Steeleye Span fiddler Peter Knight to Shakti violinist L. Shankar. He has also worked with many contemporary folk artists, including Richard Shindell, Jack Hardy, Dave Moore, and Dar Williams. He was bassist for 15 years with the avant-rock group Doctor Nerve, played with Grammy-winning klezmer-jazzers The Klezmatics, and founded the acclaimed celtic-world fusion group Whirligig. Also a sought after producer, Greg is known for blending traditional music with contemporary sounds and production values.
More at daisycutter.net

Admission is $20 at the door or $17 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales ended at midnight Friday, January 12.
Number of Tickets: 
You can use PayPal or any major credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account.  Note that we do not issue physical tickets.  Please check-in at the ticket table with the name you used to purchase the advance ticket(s).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for unused admissions.

A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from this concert

 

Upcoming shows: (click on artist's name to open their web site in a new window)

Feb 10:  

Pat Wictor / Deborah Latz Duo

You can buy advance tickets for Pat Wictor/Deborah Latz now.
Tickets are $17 in advance,
$20 at the door.
Pat Wictor/Deborah Latz (at $17 ea):   
 

The Eclectic Café is held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May at:

   

The Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY 11706
For show info: 631-661-1278

Parking is available along Brentwood Road. We ask you to please AVOID parking in the medical offices' parking lots south of the church.

The open mic starts at 7:30pm. Performers wishing to participate should sign up by 7:30. The open mike will last for approximately 50 minutes. The featured artists begin at about 8:30pm.

If this is your first time at the Eclectic Café please mention it at the ticket table. Your paid admission to this show entitles you to a free pass, good for a single free admission to one of the next three Eclectic Cafés.

Refreshments are available.

We would also appreciate a donation of canned or dry food for local charity.

The Eclectic Café is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Questions or comments about this web page? Email me. For booking inquiries please email here.