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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||The Edwards Opera House is located in the Edwards
Town Hall at 161 Main Street, Edwards, New York. For general
or call him at 919-360-4462. Entertainers interested in performing
at the Edwards Opera House are asked to e-mail
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
October 1 ... Saturday, 7 PM
and concert: Gretchen Kohler and Don Woodcock
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
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
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
You can read more on their website ...
October 7 ... Friday, 7 PM
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
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
Tickets are $10.00 for this
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
|Eliza Gilkyson appeared here on November
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.