Nicholas Hill (or Hickory to some) suffered a stroke in the beginning of April and has been traveling the long road to recovery since. His family plans to provide for him the best in rehabilitation services. Please support the effort to help Nick on his journey by coming to A Night for Nicholas Hill.
“I have done his radio show a bunch of times. He’s a real fun guy to be interviewed by because he knows a shit ton about music. He’s the kind of guy that really keeps music alive. Musicians need people like Nick – he makes the local musicians feel like they are doing something worthwhile.”
My name is Anna Coogan. I am a singer, guitarist, composer, teacher, producer, and teen mentor. I am releasing my first album in four years, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28, 2017.
In the last four years, I have taught approximately 2,200 voice lessons, toured Europe three times, scored two silent films, produced three albums, spent hundreds of hours writing and playing with my bandmate Willie, and rediscovered my years of classical voice training. I’ve been a sideman for the first time ever, for Johnny Dowd and Mary Lorson. I’ve built some bridges. I’ve burned a few. This record encompasses all of these things.
We are happy to host our friends and musical comrades at our freewheeling, intimate, outdoor show in the afternoon in Brooktondale. New in the lineup for the festival this year is the Johnny Dowd Band and the beautiful songwriting and performing talents (not that Johnny’s not beautiful!) of Jennie Stearns and Mary Lorson🙂 We also welcome the high school upstarts Residual Blue, welcome back the young surrealist folk punks The Ithaca Bottom Boys. Straight from LA – Park Doing and Eric Laine will perform parts of their space folk opera ‘Woody Guthrie Meets the Sun’, The Tin Teardrops will show off their roots folk punk stylings, Bad Hand (Nick Gilbert Solo) will show that one person is all that is needed for country rock (Park Doing might enlist some others for more country rock), and we will top it all off with a cosmic dance off from Gravitational Waves☺ The order of the bands (as of now) is: