100 Milton Ave. Ballston Spa, NY 12020
My background is in tole, stencil, collage, decoupage and mixed media. For the last several years I've focused on my business "Daring Deco", creating unique and unusual pieces specializing in custom furniture and up cycled items, and was enjoying much local success, until one little coffee bean changed all that. I was asked to create a few pieces for a local business with a coffee theme, and "Beans by Betsi" was born. I have truly found my passion and haven't looked back. Each piece is a handmade labor of love and the joy is in the creative process as each bean combines to make a spectacular finished product! I'm so excited to be sharing my creations at Coffee Planet. I hope they bring smiles to all!".
Stories Told is the acoustic singer/songwriter duo of Gary Moon and Alice Hausmann, and originated in the Saratoga Springs arts scene in upstate New York.
Alice answered her musical calling in the Saratoga music scene performing with a wide range of area musicians, and accompanying herself on guitar and ukelele.
Gary has performed at venues in the Lake George region covering the songs of popular artists of the singer-songwriter genre all the while sharpening his own songwriting skills and drawing on these influences to craft his own original compositional style.
While their vocal styles are unique as solo artists, their harmonies blend perfectly whether they are performing original songs, contemporary folk-pop hits, or classic folk standards.
Raised in the Schoharie Valley, Durfee's songs reflect his rural upbringing. Leaving pretense and posturing behind, Durfee performs with an aching honesty, pushing his picking capabilities to the limit and choosing his lyrics carefully. Story songs, breath-taking instrumentals, and truly original works dominate Durfee's playing, with suprising covers and moments of lightness and laughter keeping listeners engaged.
Durfee has performed for years as a solo artist, as half of the acoustic duo Palatypus, and as part of the acoustic rock trio the Rattling Baddlies. He has shared stages with many rising stars in the singer-songwriter/ indie rock genre, including Sean Rowe, Amy LaVere, Ryan Montbleu, Diego Garcia, Zach Deputy, Deer Tick, The Felice Brothers and more...
In 2007, Palatypus released a five song ep, "Lazaretto" featuring two of Durfee's original tunes. The album remains out of print at the time.
His latest release is 2013's "Little World", a full album of original songs featuring performances from some of Durfee's closest musical friends. Durfee continues to perform in support of the album and is prepping a new batch of songs to be recorded in the coming year with The Rattling Baddlies.
Saturday November 14th 11am-1pm.
It's exceedingly rare these days to see an old-fashioned one man band in the style of say, Jessie "Lone Cat" Fuller, but Mr. L.B. Walker is the real thing. He straps on a guitar, throws a harp in the rack and sticks a tambourine beneath his foot, counts four and the blues begin. It's charming, anachronistic and totally cool, all at the same time.
I was born in NYC. Grew up on Long Island. My early musical influences include Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and the Cars. Mix tapes(yes cassette) brought to my ears some of the early groups of hip hop, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, the Wu Tang Clan and whatever was the DJ layered in was truly a musical buffet. I really loved to listen to music and never thought I myself had any shot at playing music and much less writing my own songs. In college I had an awakening to the fact that I was truly destined to write and follow a spiritual path and so I did. I left school, had bought an old beat up red guitar made by the 'Global' guitar company and off we went.
About 3 years after that I began to play open mics every night of the week. Sometimes performing twice per night. I learned to accompany other musicians on the conga's which led to more stage time. I was playing my own shows a few years later with the help of some seasoned musicians in Saratoga Springs NY. I was a working musician before my twenties were out and I have been improving my skills ever since. I feel very lucky to have found this path. I truly love connecting with people through music. It is a spiritual experience to listen and to play music when it is held in that light.
I now teach guitar and am a husband and a father. Having children changed the whole game. Now I have a focus and more mouths to feed which leads to new innovation and the highest motivation for us as human beings, 'what legacy will I leave behind? Am I leaving this world better than I found it? ' This summer I am recording some new songs as well as developing an online guitar course for Adult students of music. Ask me about it if you are interested in rapidly learning to play guitar. Music is like oxygen, it should be free.
Voted best acoustic guitarist by ‘Musician’s Friend’ National Coverband contest, 2011and winning best guitarist at Drome Sound of Schenectady NY in a 2009 local contest, Pat Attanasio continues to play the guitar and expand his original style in the local area both as a solo musician and playing with his trio. While playing solo with the guitar , he gives the musical piece he is playing a full sound which not many of today’s player’s can duplicate. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and has played various instruments in his own act and with other top local bands. He continues to use the violin with his guitar in his act.
Check out Pat’s Reverbnation Page here: http://www.reverbnation.com/patattanasio
A truly ‘unique’ performer; Pat enjoys the live performance scene and the positive feedback from his fans pushes his playing to the next level. Pat plays 7 instruments and tries to incorporate them into ‘fusion’ music that he writes. When he plays live with his current band, he plays on guitar and violin. He also sings and will be writing some material featuring that. Check this site to see where he will be playing this summer. Venues such as 9 Maple Ave, in Saratoga NY is a favorite place of his and he will also be performing at a couple of outdoor venues this summer.
“Songs can present themselves anywhere from conversation to contemplation in every aspect of experience one might encounter on any given day. Recognizing such moments as inspiration and the ammunition to write something poignant and cohesive is half the battle. I write simple yet vulnerable melodies about the experiences of life, love, and perspective in the 21st century. I enjoy writing from a title that hands me a topic allowing me to color in the blanks. Other than that I’m just an average minded goofball.”
“I’ve played drums for most of my life in and around my hometown of Albany, NY – touring nationally with Felix Caveliere’s Rascals (The Young Rascals) 88′ through 96′, presently with Columbia recording artist Franklin Micare and Irish folk artist Kevin Mckrell. In 2003 I decided to start performing solo (guitar/vocal). I was the winner of the 2005 “Music For Miracles” Songwriting Contest with the title ” All Over The World”, was voted Metroland Magazine’s “Best Male Vocalist 2006”, and “Best Drummer 2007”. I hope you enjoy my music.”