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Blues & Folk at the Arboretum

  • Mountain Top Arboretum 4 Maude Adams Road Tannersville, NY, 12485 United States (map)

For fans of Bob Dylan, Stephen Foster, Gillian Welch and Cole Porter alike, Catskill Jazz Factory teams up with 23Arts Initiative for their third annual Blues at the Arboretum. This year's event features The Human Hands. Plan for a beautiful afternoon outdoors at the Mountain Top Arboretum with free music, flowers and foliage.



Sam Reider - Accordion, vocals

Roy Williams - Guitar, vocals

Phoebe Hunt - Fiddle, vocals

Eddie Barbash - Saxophone

Dominick Leslie - Mandolin

Dave Speranza - Bass

Co-presented by the 23Arts Initiative for the 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival in Tannersville, NY. See more 23Arts festival events HERE.

He’s got rhythm. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.
— The San Francisco Chronicle

About The Human Hands: The Human Hands is a collective of virtuosic acoustic musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Spontaneously combining bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and Americana, you can find The Human Hands conjuring up mind-bending live performances in New York City most nights of the week.

Led by Sam Reider, originally a jazz pianist who has spent the last eight years redefining American roots music on the accordion. His original music draws inspiration from sources ranging from Woody Guthrie to George Gershwin to Ennio Morricone. Sam has been featured on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, toured in seven countries overseas, and appears regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center and major festivals nationwide. 

Earlier Event: July 28
JAZZ @ HATHAWAY: Yardbird to Freebird
Later Event: July 30
Americana Meets American Songbook