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“Out to Lunch” Plays Tompkins Corners
July 29, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT$20
What happens when you put five musicians together with backgrounds and influences ranging from Bluegrass to Jazz to Celtic to Classical, and give them the common goal of making these varied types music come to life (and have a lot of fun doing it)? You get Out To Lunch!
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center is delighted to welcome back the “Out to Lunch” band with with Howie Bujese, Wayne Fugate, Michael Gold, Susan Sassano, Michael Sassano and Joe Selly on Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 pm.
The band’s unique instrumentation incorporates two mandolins, guitar, fiddle and bass. Their strong vocals blend to create harmonies that are a distinctive part of Out To Lunch’s musical charm.
Out To Lunch was “founded” in 1980, at first as a loose collection of friends coming together for an occasional “open mic” night. They soon began to refine their sound as they sensed they had something special with shows that offered broad appeal. Over three decades later, Out To Lunch is still delighting audiences with a sound uniquely their own that combines the best of musical warmth and sharpness.
On a typical evening with Out To Lunch one might be treated to a smooth rendition of a classic such as Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right” or Bill Monroe’s “Footprints in the Snow.” From there, the band might just as easily shift gears and perform a “monster medley” of Celtic dance tunes or some their own inspired original compositions. While each of these tunes no doubt bear the stamp of Out To Lunch’s distinctive sound, the respect for the traditions that these tunes come from is readily apparent.
Out To Lunch’s self-titled recording has sold extensively, received favorable reviews and airplay on a variety of radio stations. They have appeared on radio and television, and toured extensively throughout the Northeast.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3034399 until 3 pm on July 29th. After that, or anytime, call 845 528-7280 or go to http://www.tompkinscorners.org/events.html to reserve seats and pay at the door.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, at 729 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley, is a not-for-profit organization that purchased the historic Methodist church in 2015. Since then, presentations include concerts, family events, weekly T’ai Chi classes, Cajun jams, Open Mic night and a local Farmers Market on Friday afternoons all summer long. For more information about this and other upcoming events, check our website at www.tompkinscorners.org or our facebook page at facebook.com/tompkinscorners, or email [email protected] or leave a message at 845 528-7280.