Hamilton Arts in the Park: 7/24 The Cadleys (Bluegrass)

john and cathy

The Cadleys of Fayetteville, appear on July 24th to help us celebrate NYS artists playing Folk and Bluegrass

On Thursday, July 24th we feature one of our area’s most popular bands, The Cadleys. John and Cathy Cadley are following in the tradition of great male-female duets like Ian & Sylvia and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, they show how the simplicity of two voices and two acoustic instruments can produce powerful music.

Syracuse New Times review:  “The duo, accompanying themselves on guitars, with Cadley switching to mandolin from time to time, has an easy rapport that reveals much about their shared virtuosity and musical kinship. Although they have been performing together for less than a year, their considerable chops give the duo an effortless, tight sound.”

Their repertoire draws on the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers, the tight harmonies of the Louvin Brothers, the “new acoustic” sounds of Alison Krauss and Claire Lynch. John Cadley is a fine songwriter and the band includes their own originals, which have been recorded by national bluegrass artists such as Tony Trischka, Jim Hurst, and Missy Raines. As a songwriter, John has had the thrill of seeing his work taken to the national level when Lou Reid, with Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs singing harmony, took John’s song, “Time,” to the #1 spot on the national bluegrass charts for three consecutive months. Cathy’s resume is equally impressive, including 21 years leading a church and gospel group in her hometown of Fayetteville, NY.

Their live concerts feature everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” and “Blue and Lonesome,” to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to the Louvin Brother’s “Cash on the Barrelhead.” And just to add a few surprises, you’ll also hear a great acoustic rendition of Paul McCartney’s “I Will,” a few of John’s originals from his Nashville-produced solo CD, The Closer I Get, and Cathy’s knockout version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” For an evening of soulful duet singing and tasty picking on guitar and mandolin, the Cadleys are not to me missed.

But the real treats in this collection are Cadley’s own compositions, the wistful “Evening” and “It All Adds Up to You.” The latter, a simply gorgeous tune,…Cadley’s lyric, a kind of bittersweet ode to a long-suffering relationship, is the work of a first-rate wordsmith (“He says that you’re the reason/ He’s closed all the doors/ And he knows you’d call it treason/ but he don’t care no more.”)…”  Tammy DeDomenico – Syracuse NewTimes

Graceful songs with a strong bluegrass history, both old and new.

Graceful songs with a strong bluegrass history, both old and new.

More info on their website: http://cadleys.com/

You Tubes by the Cadleys:
Evening  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NrKKgFg6mw#t=11

Wild Lonesome Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3eVMumZz2w#t=35

Enjoy an evening of music and creativity in a beautiful park setting!  Come early with a picnic, or check out the local eateries. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FREE!

The Hamilton Village Music Series runs every Thursday until August 14th.at 7:00 pm on the Hamilton Village Green. Rain Location is the Colgate Inn (Payne St). No tickets necessary for this free event.

This series is funded by the Village of Hamilton, and was made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered by Cultural Resources Council and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House.

For more information about the location if it is raining on the day of the show call (315) 691- 3550.

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