WHALLONSBURG, NY — A stellar line-up of musicians will be on stage at the Grange Hall
in Whallonsburg, New York this spring. The historic building in the heart of the Champlain
Valley will host performers and groups from Scotland, Canada and Montana in a monthly
series from April through June.
The remarkable vocal trio, Finest Kind, from Ottawa, opens the series on April 27at 7pm.
This group is well-known throughout North America for their exquisite harmonies and
beautiful arrangements of songs from traditional ballads to pop oldies, from sea shanties
to gospel. Performing accapella or with guitar, concertina and bass, Finest Kind serves up a glorious sound.
On Saturday, May 18, Field Trip arrives at the Grange. This country blues band, originally
from Bozeman, Montana, brings a unique blend of country and Americana with them. In
addition to good-time music for listening and dancing, the show will include pedal steel
guitarist Collin Rocker and other special guests, a farmers and crafters market, food and
prizes. Doors open at 6:30.
The final spring concert brings Archie Fisher back to the Grange from his native Scotland
on Thursday, June 27 at 7pm. The incomparable singer-songwriter and folk music legend
gave a magical, sold-out performance last summer and returns for another rare U.S.
Tickets for each show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are on sale at
the Essex Ice Cream Cafe or by mail: WCA, PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936. The Grange is at
1610 NYS Route 22 in Whallonsburg, New York. For more information, visit
www.thegrangehall.org or call 518-963-4170.
The renovated Whallonsburg Grange is a vibrant community center for the central Champlain Valley. Located five
miles south of the village of Essex, New York on Route 22, the Grange hosts lectures, dances, theater productions,
concerts and other events all year round. Visit www.thegrangehall.org for more information.