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BREAKNECK RIDGE REVUE "Summer Escape" Show featuring Eshu Bumpus, Motoko Dworkin & the Trouble Sisters

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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Show Type: Folk
Continuing its four-seasons cycle, the Hudson Valley’s Breakneck Ridge Revue returns to the Towne Crier Cafe for a special summer evening of classic and original songs. The show will center on the many-flavored theme of ESCAPE.

The special spoken-word guest is Eshu Bumpus, a renowned storyteller, accomplished jazz vocalist and a master at physical characterization captivates his audience by telling a variety of African, African-American and World folktales. Motoko Dworkin, a native of Osaka, Japan, first came to the U. S. as an exchange student to University of Massachusetts. She trained with late master mime Tony Montanaro and has performed professionally since 1993, including an appearance on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

As always, the Revue features the soaring harmonies and inspiring songs of the Trouble Sisters – Karen Brooks, Laurie Siegel and Melissa Ortquist.

Breakneck Ridge Revue is a true revue, featuring an ensemble of notable Hudson Valley musicians performing a mix of traditional, classic and original songs with mostly-American folk roots. Think “A Prairie Home Companion” for the Hudson Highlands. The Breakneck credo is “simple music for complicated times" -- a particularly useful philosophy these days.

The Revue is led by Andy Revkin, a songwriter and instrumentalist who’s best known as a longtime environmental journalist, and David Ross, a singer and guitarist who chairs the Art Practice graduate program at the School of Visual Arts and is the former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Band members for the July show include Todd Giudice, a drummer and guitarist and owner of Roots Cellar Recordings; Dan Einbender, a longtime sideman of Pete Seeger who shared a 2011 Grammy Award for co-producing Pete’s “Tomorrow’s Children” album; Patrick Stanfield Jones, a composer, arranger, music teacher and guitar virtuoso in all styles; and Mark Murphy, a phenomenal bassist.

Tickets $15 advance, $20 door