Green Kill Live Stream, Monday, November 16, 8 PM
Dave Kearney will be performing his most requested original material from the live performances over the years.
Green Kill Live Stream presents Dave Kearney on Monday, November 16 at 8 PM on Youtube. Dave will be performing his most requested original material from the live performances over the years.
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Dave Kearney's songs are powerful because he has actually lived them. His heartfelt performances elicit nods of recognition, tears, and a line of people telling him which song moved them the most. Sure he has had influences. But that is not enough. Obviously he has studied his craft well. But it is the crucible of his life experiences that makes Kearney a commanding artist.
Do you remember when you first saw yourself as an artist?
As a teenager when I finally wrote songs good enough that the band I was working with wanted to play them.
Do you have anything you feel compelled now to say about your art?
Yes, I'm 71 yrs. old and I still have a lot of work to do.
Is there an artist that keeps coming back to you for inspiration?
I often have young artists ask me questions about the art form of songwriting. When I need to ground myself with this work I go to the well (HankWilliams sr,, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Dylan Thomas ).
Do you feel you have support from colleagues?
I have the support and encouragement of some stupendously talented artists that I love and admire.
Do you feel removed from the conventional world?
No, I live in the conventional world. From there I make observations of the Human Condition and write songs about what I see and experience.
What is it like to wake up everyday for you?
A welcome surprise . I'm grateful to be alive.
What role do you see your art having in society?
In the best of my intentions my songs would become a friend to the heart and soul of the people who hear them.
Do you get high from creating?
I don't get high from anything, but my sense of gratitude deepens when I create.
What are you not being asked that you’d like to share?
I'm writing new songs and hope to record in the not too distant future.
When are you most happy?
Happiness is a fleeting thing like a Shooting Star...
Bassist Lou Pappas’ career encompasses both Jazz and Classical music. After beginning with orchestras in Colorado and Oklahoma, he moved to New York to accept the position as bassist with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, from which he retired in 2006. Since then, Mr. Pappas has kept a steady pace of performance with many groups in the New York area, such as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Taconic Opera Company, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. His jazz work includes freelancing with a number of groups from Albany to Woodstock, New York City, Connecticut and New Jersey; including performances with such jazz greats as David Liebman, Byron Stripling, Randy Brecker, Steve Turre, James Williams, Claire Fischer, Chris Flory, Dennis Mackrel, Billy Cobham, and fellow bassist John Clayton. In addition to his playing schedule, he has been teaching private and college level bass for over 40 years, just recently retiring from Vassar College and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 and signed to Adelphi Records in 2019, Elly Wininger's album "Little Red Wagon" was #8 on the Folk Music DJ Chart for January 2018 and in the top 100 for the year. She is known for her engaging performances and her accomplished finger style guitar playing. She has won numerous awards for her songwriting as well. Having played historic NYC venues in the 70s and 80s, Elly now tours nationally. Elly is also a producer, educator, and host of the live and podcast variety show: "Catskill Cabaradio." Elly produced "Rockin' the Boat," a series of music documentaries for Public Radio which won several awards including one from the United Nations.