Westcott Community Center



Second Saturday Series Concert Schedule

2012 -2013 Season

All concerts start at
8:00 PM

Ticket prices vary per concert
call 478-8634 for current information

Sat. Oct. 13 – John Lilly  

John Lilly is a multi-talented acoustic music performer from Charleston, West Virginia, specializing in Americana, country roots, and traditional folk music. He writes new songs that sound as old as the hills, and performs older songs like they were made yesterday. According to one reviewer, “If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he’d be John Lilly.”

Tickets: $12.00, $10.00 for WCC members.

John Lilly

Sat. Nov. 10 – Annie & the Hedonists  

A band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an  eclectic mix of acoustic folk, torchy blues, standards, bluegrass, gospel, labor ballads, early jazz, ...  Uncommon joy-de-vivre.

A wild ride across the vast acoustic music landscape Greg Haymes, Times Union
Annie and the Hedonists blew the place away Ralph Hunt, Heartland Music
Annie Get Your Fun! Tom Keyser, Times Union

Tickets: $15.00, $12.00 for WCC members.    


Sat. Dec. 8 -- TONY TRISCHKA


Tony Trischka is perhaps the most Influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He is not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes. With fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's "Territory" roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain.  

Tony is coming “home” for the holidays.

Tickets: $17.00, $15.00 for WCC members.


Sat. Jan. 14  Andrew & Noah Van Norstrand  

Powerful songwriting, explosive improvisation, deep dance grooves and a unique vision for the future of American roots music. That's what the Andrew & Noah Band is bringing to festival stages, concert halls, living rooms and dance floors all over North America. Their core material, written by brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand, might best be described as Americana Groove: a mix of Appalachian, Celtic, classic Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Swing, Cajun / Zydeco, Alternative Folk, Roots Rock and various world music influences.

Ticket prices vary per concert
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Sat. Feb. 9 –  LOREN BARRIGAR  

One could almost say that Loren Barrigar was born with a guitar in his hands. At just four years old he stunned his parents by picking up his father's guitar and announcing he wanted to play "In the Mood" with his dad. They humored him until Loren explained that his dad could take either the rhythm part or the lead, whichever he preferred. Guitar lessons were quickly arranged and two short years later Loren played the Chet Atkins hit, "Yakety Axe" in front of thousands of country fans at the Grand Ole Opry.

Ticket prices vary per concert
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Sat. March 9 – Shannon Wurst  

Shannon is a true artist: an entertainer, a storyteller, and a songstress. In 2009, many took notice of this rising star. Shannon was a finalist in the 2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, named one of Folk Alley’s Best Artists, and was the winner of the Walnut Valley New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, Kansas. She was also commissioned by the Department of Arkansas Heritage to write and perform songs about Arkansas for school children. Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion radio program picked her as semi-finalist for the program's Talented Twenties Contest. She was also named 2010 Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year in the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards.

Ticket prices vary per concert
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Description: Singer/Songwriter from the Ozarks playing handmade guitar



Sat. April 13 – Djug Django

Central New York's Premier Gypsy Swing Band.

“Djug Django has a delicacy and refinement we rarely witness in jazz…the group’s overall musicality is on a very high level – sophisticated and dead-on. In fact, there is a visible relaxation. These guys really enjoy playing together, and that spirit comes across clear as crystal." -   Russ Tarby and Pat Carroll, reviewing Djug Django's November 2010 performance in JazFax,  the monthly newsletter of the Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse
Ticket prices vary per concert
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Sat. May 11 – Joel Mabus

Joel Mabus is a maverick in the folk music world.  He defies any easy pigeonhole.  By turns, he picks a mountain banjo to accompany an ancient ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays a sweet Irish melody on guitar, swings a hot jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a fiddle tune or old Carter family song - all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. One fan said, “It’s music from the heart that hits you right between the eyes.”  A mainstay on the folk circuit these past 30 years, Joel has 21 albums to his credit; the latest is American Anonymous.

Ticket prices vary per concert
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This concert series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

and in collaboration with