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Supported by The Sweetgrass Foundation
The Edwards Arts Council announces its exciting 2016 calendar of high quality live musical events at the historic Edwards Opera House.  Unless otherwise posted, all shows are Saturday night starting at 7 PM and all tickets are available at the door and go on sale at 6 PM the day of the show.
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Like us on Facebook ... Edwards Arts Council The Edwards Opera House is located in the Edwards Town Hall at 161 Main Street, Edwards, New York.  For general information, e-mail George Dodds or call him at 919-360-4462.  Entertainers interested in performing at the Edwards Opera House are asked to e-mail Mike Welch or call 315-267-6883.  You may also write to: Edwards Arts Council, PO Box 241, Edwards NY 13635.  Donations for use and restoration of the Opera House are tax deductible.

Calendar of Events 2016

October 1 ... Saturday, 7 PM Fiddle workshops and concert:  Gretchen Kohler and Don Woodcock

Don Woodcock and Gretchen Khoeler
Don Woodcock is a master fiddler and three-time New York State fiddle champion. He learned his craft by observing the playing of his father, Howard. In 1987 he was inducted into The New York State Fiddlers' Hall of Fame and is a 1997 TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) Heritage Award winner. His deep North Country roots made him an important resource for TAUNY's award winning project Songs to Keep which was aired on PBS. 

Gretchen Koehler first made her mark as a young contest fiddler throughout the Eastern US and Canada, winning contests in 7 states and 3 Provinces. She is at ease playing a wide range of fiddle styles, from Old Time to Celtic and Quebecois and is a sought after workshop clinician in addition to teaching at her private fiddle studio in Potsdam.  In 2012 she was inducted into the New York State Fiddlers' Hall of Fame in Osceola, NY and is TAUNY's 2014 Evergreen Award recipient for her work to preserve old customs.  

Together they play the North Country Old Time jigs, reels, waltes and polkas enjoyed by generations of North Country residents. They host  monthly open jam sessions at Tauny with NCPR radio host, Barb Heller. In addition to their own recordings, together they have recorded an album of Old Time fiddle tunes in three part harmony called The Fiddlers' Three with Gretchen's sister Rebecca. 

You can read more on their website ... http://www.gretchenkoehlermusic.com/koehler-and-woodcock/.
October 7 ... Friday, 7 PM The Trophy Husbands

Trophy Husbands
John Kribs (guitar /banjo), Arlin Greene (bass), Doug Moody (fiddle) and Orion Kribs (mandolin /guitar), collectively known as "The Trophy Husbands",  is a powerful combination of instrumental virtuosity and truly "explosive" vocal  harmonies

As four of the North Country's most highly regarded musicians - they have put their minds, hearts, voices and strings together with a repertoire of both iconic and obscure   Americana, traditional folk music and well crafted original songs.

Guitarist and singer songwriter John  Kribs is the founder of Racquette River Rounders and Johnny & the Triumphs, a former "McKrell" and guitarist for "The BlueBillies". His songs have gone to the top of the "American Play" charts in France and used on NPR's "Car Talk".

 Fiddle virtuoso Doug Moody (Papa Chubby, The Steam Donkeys, and The McKrells) is a veteran of more than 20 years of touring. One of the most sought after "sidemen" in the northeast, he has been drafted into a "countless and eclectic" list of upstate string bands. Bassist Arlin Greene cut his musical teeth with his father, legendary country artist "Smokey Greene". In his long and unique career, he has worked with artists as varied as Dan Tyminski (Allison Kraus), and 80s pop star "D Train" Williams.

 By 15, Orion Kribs was performing regularly with his father. In the 15 years since then he has become an outstanding musician, singer songwriter, and soloist in his own right as a member of the cutting edge alt rock band "Black Mountain Symphony" and country music's "BlueBillies".
October 22 ... Friday, 7 PM The Waydown WailersThe Waydown Wailers

Tickets are $10.00 for this show.

Advance tickets are available by mail.  Send a check or money order to: The Edwards Arts Council, Inc.  P.O. Box 241  Edwards, NY 13635.  Your tickets will be available at the box office.

Directions to Edwards are available on this website.  For questions or comments on the technical side of this website, please contact the webmaster.

Eliza Gilkyson appeared here on November 11, 2006.Eliza Gilkyson  She liked the Edwards Opera House so much, she made it the cover of one of her CDs, "Your Town Tonight."  You can see it on her label's web site.  Our web address is listed on the album as well as a photo credit.

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