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Americana Meets American Songbook

  • Haines Falls United Methodist Church 45 North Lake Road Haines Falls, NY, 12436 United States (map)

This program brings Americana and the Great American Songbook into musical conversation along with original folk songs of the future. Featuring an ensemble stacked with some of the greatest young bluegrass and jazz musicians in the world, The Human Hands will deliver this family friendly repertoire blending the songs of Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Cole Porter and more.



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.

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 29
Blues & Folk at the Arboretum