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The Falconers CD Release Party
August 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
By Chris Kocher, Pressconnect.com at Gannett:
A CD release for â€œRed Rootsâ€ will be celebrated Wednesday night at McGirkâ€™s Irish Pub in Chenango Bridge, two years after guitarist JimmyJohn McCabe and upright bassist Bess Greenberg met by chance. Their bands at the time â€” Whiskey Bones and Milkweed, respectively â€” formed a spontaneous jam session during a midweek gig at the Belmar in Binghamton, and thatâ€™s when the creative sparks started to fly.
Little preview here….
â€œJim was yelling out the chords to me. I jumped up there to see if I could hold it down with these guys,â€ Greenberg recalled in a recent interview. â€œI was very, very new to the bass, and I enjoyed having to dig deep and play hard.â€
McCabe â€” perhaps best known in the region for his stint in 1990s alt-rock collective Yolk â€”understood Greenbergâ€™s talent even before she did, and he persuaded her to try both songwriting and lead vocals.
Greenberg was hardly a musical novice, though: She grew up in Vestal taking part in a family project called Buddyâ€™s Band, which focused on folk classics and performed (among other places) at Binghamtonâ€™s long-running Cranberry Coffeehouse. Her brother, Jed, also toured for a while as a bass player with folk/rock stalwarts Donna the Buffalo. Full Story here
McGirk’s is very proud to be the host as these amazing artists release their first album. We are also having Muckles Ink at the pub for some live screen printing!
A Little bit about this band….. The Falconers are an uplifting, heavy hitting indie duo consisting Jimmyjohn McCabe (acoustic guitar and vocals, formerly of Yolk) and Bess Greenberg (upright bass and vocals, formerly of Milkweed). The Falconers were born out of textured harmonies, a driving rhythm and passionate swells that unearth resilience. Tightly crafted, with influences that range from Joni Mitchell and the Indigo Girls to the Foo Fighters and Pixies, their music provokes and inspires the spirit. The Falconers will lift your soul, move your feet and remind us that we are all survivors still fighting to hold on to our hearts. (from thefalconersmusic.com)