PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.
A quintet of talented musicians traveled to Shelter Island from Massachussets last weekend to perform in Sylvester Manor’s annual bluegrass concert. The January concert is a long-standing Island tradition and it takes place each year in the school auditorium. Tom Hashagen, who organizes the concerts for Sylvester Manor, has developed a knack for finding the hottest young bluegrass bands on the circuit today — and Saturday’s concert was no exception.
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.
MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm kicks off its 2018 concert series with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve features, from left, Dave Benedict, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, Evan Murphy, and Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness.
Each January as winter strengthens its grip on the East End, Sylvester Manor helps lift spirits and warm hearts by bringing an up-and-coming traditional music band to Shelter Island School for a much needed and always well attended night of music.
This year is no exception. On Saturday, January 13, the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve will perform in concert at the school and get the year off on the right foot (stomp). (more…)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
Friday Night Dialogues, “Living on the Coast in a Changing World” by Mashomack Preserve director Jeremy Samuelson. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The cast of ‘Curtains.’
Island fans of musical theater thoroughly enjoyed the performances by the young thespians of the Shelter Island School Drama Club who returned this year with another ambitious production to brighten the spirit. (more…)