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Oswego Music Corridor Welcomes The Brothers Blue Jan. 28

Jan. 20, 2023

The Oswego Music Corridor welcomes The Brothers Blue to the Nationwide Stage on Saturday, Jan. 28. Doorways open at 7 p.m. on the McCrobie Civic Heart, 41 Lake St., Oswego, and the present opens at 7:30 p.m. with native musician Mark Wahl.

Rooted within the fertile custom of old-time fiddle music, The Brothers Blue develop a sound all their very own – a hybrid of contemporary, unique songwriting with components from nation, bluegrass, Cajun and Irish music. They weave three-part harmonies via a wealthy tapestry of fiddle, banjo and guitar.

The band of multi-instrumentalists had been featured as Rising Artists on the Gray Fox Competition in 2017 and the Turtle Hill Competition in 2015. Their tight huddle round a single microphone and groove-oriented preparations prompted one fan to explain them as a “one-mind band,” whereas one other referred to as them “a dancer’s dream.”

In 2016, the trio launched their debut album “Ghost City,” which Rochester’s CITY Newspaper hailed as “a well-honed, fine-tuned document that expertly cuts a chunk out of the bluegrass lexicon.” In 2017, they adopted up with “Huge Eyed Rabbit,” a group of their favourite previous songs and conventional tunes. Buffalo’s The Public wrote that, “Their strategy to the songs will possible encourage listeners to dig deeper into the people roots of the music.”

Different opinions embody native musician Andy Ruddy, guitarist of the Ruddy Effectively Band saying, “undeniably [of the] bluegrass and distinctly their very own.” Laura DaPolito of the web arts and tradition journal Nippertown based mostly in New York’s Capital Area added, “The Brothers Blue create a hybrid of Cajun, bluegrass and Irish music that [is] not solely unique, however highly effective in its power.”

Whether or not round a campfire or in a live performance corridor, the band is worked up for any alternative to share trustworthy, heartfelt musical experiences with their ever-growing household of mates – The Brethren Blue.

Benny Haravitch, Matthew Sperber and Charlie Coughlin make up The Brothers Blue. Haravitch is an award-winning banjo participant who makes his dwelling not solely instructing, recording and enjoying music however as a geologist as nicely. Sperber has a grasp’s diploma in classical guitar efficiency and teaches over 40 college students every week on the guitar and bass. He additionally retains a busy efficiency schedule as a classical guitarist. His involvement with the normal Irish band, Crikwater, launched him to the gifted fiddler, Charlie Coughlin, who started learning Irish fiddle when he was 11 years previous. Coughlin makes his dwelling by enjoying the fiddle and with woodworking. Extra details about the trio, their music and movies might be discovered on-line at, or by discovering The Brothers Blue on Fb.

The present will open with native singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Wahl. He has been across the space acoustic music scene for many years and is thought by many as the previous director of the Ontario Heart for Performing Arts (now generally known as The Oswego Music Corridor).

A graduate of SUNY Oswego, Wahl retired from a profession in design and basic contracting to direct his full energies towards music, The Oswego Music Corridor and honing his craft as a luthier, producing and repairing advantageous acoustic devices in his store.

Wahl’s songs are sometimes poignant vignettes with highly effective metaphors and easy, compelling melodies. His 2018 CD launch “Circadia” was nominated for Greatest Album within the “Americana” class of the Syracuse Space Music Awards (SAMMYs). His standard 2013 CD “All the things Returns” was recorded together with his trio Canvas Moon. For extra details about Mark Wahl, go to:

Oswego Music Corridor exhibits begin at 7:30 p.m. and doorways open at 7 p.m. for all Nationwide Stage live shows. For a whole efficiency schedule and ticket data, go to the Oswego Music Corridor web site at or cease on the river’s finish bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego. 

The Oswego Music Corridor’s winter/spring season continues with Sawyer Fredericks on the Saturday, Feb. 11 and The McKrells on Saturday, Feb. 25. Different exhibits embody Man Davis on Saturday, March 11 and Deeper Than Pores and skin w/ Greg Greenway & Reggie Harris on Saturday, March 25. Concert events that includes Jonathan Byrd and the Burns Sisters Band are scheduled for Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, April 29, respectively. The Oswego Music Corridor’s season finale options Annie Sumi & Travis Knapp on Saturday, Could 13.

Ticket costs for the Nationwide Stage vary from $15 to $20 on the door. Admission is half-price for youngsters aged 6 to 16 and free for these aged 5 and youthful. Tickets might be bought at any live performance, on-line or on the river’s finish bookstore in Oswego.

The Oswego Music Corridor is positioned within the McCrobie Civic Heart, 41 Lake St., Oswego, and is wheelchair accessible. It’s adjoining to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and the Oswego Harbor. The ambiance is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Mild refreshments will likely be obtainable.  

The Oswego Music Corridor is a family-friendly, non-profit group that has been run completely by volunteers from its inception over 40 years in the past. Volunteers can earn admission to exhibits via numerous duties, from working the sound board to creating popcorn. College students also can earn credit score for neighborhood service. To volunteer, e-mail Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at [email protected]

The Oswego Music Corridor pays shut consideration to federal, state and native COVID-19 pointers to do what’s greatest for performers and patrons – being aware of everybody’s security and their enjoyment of the present. Masks are actually strongly advisable and will likely be obtainable on the door. 

Ought to situations warrant, precautions might revert again to stricter necessities with out discover. Please examine for up to date data.

Discover extra details about the Oswego Music Corridor, go to or e-mail [email protected]

Oswego Music Corridor live shows are made attainable partly with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the help of the governor and New York Legislature. Different main supporters are the Metropolis of Oswego and Shineman Basis. 

 BLUEGRASS COMES TO TOWN – The Brothers Blue carry their distinctive mix of bluegrass, Cajun and Irish music to the Nationwide Stage on the Oswego Music Corridor on Saturday, Jan. 28. The trio hails from western New York and appears ahead to entertaining audiences on the jap shore of Lake Ontario. Doorways open on the McCrobie Civic Heart, 41 Lake St., Oswego at 7 p.m. and the present begins at 7:30 p.m. with native musician Mark Wahl. For tickets and particulars, go to or go to the river’s finish bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego. Pictured from left are trio members Benny Haravitch, Charlie Coughlin and Matthew Sperber. Picture supplied by The Brothers Blue.

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