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Golden Link Members Showcase Concert!



Members Showcase Concert

Whenever there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, Golden Link hosts a Members Showcase Concert instead of the usual sing around.  It will be held at our new concert venue at the Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road.

Rather than in the main sanctuary, this concert will be held in the Parlor, which is the room at the rear of the church.  There is ample parking at the rear. 

$5 Donation requested at the door, concert starts at 7:30pm.

Featured Member Performers:



Bill Destler & Rebecca Johnson

Bill Destler and Rebecca JohnsonBill Destler and Rebecca Johnson sing old and new songs, and some originals, accompanied by guitar and banjo. “Singing and cheap theatrics” best describes a typical performance, with serious songs intermixed with humorous songs offered with a theatrical flair. Audiences are encouraged to sing along.
 

Tim Rybinski

Tim Rybinski Banjo 600px Sq

When I was honored to be chosen as a performer at Mystery Pickers Night at Tunes by the Tracks, Cathy McGrath described me thusly: “Original songs, with a point of view.”

I liked what Cathy said, because it sums up what I’m trying to be about. I consider myself to be a songwriter first, and a performer second.

Since I wrote my first song, when I was 17 years old, every song has had a purpose. Many of my songs seek to make you laugh, or at least, smile. A few have sought to tug at your heartstrings, but all them has sought to make you think.

If I can make you think, or at least consider an issue or situation differently, then I have succeeded.

Thanks to each and every one of you for giving me this opportunity to succeed.

Love, Tim


Allen Hopkins

Allen Hopkins has been a Golden Link member since the beginning: present at the first planning meeting in May 1971, and over a half-century serving multiple terms as president, and other board offices.

During that time he’s also been an active folk performer in Rochester and regionally, playing bluegrass (Flower City Ramblers), historical music programs (Flint Hill Folk at Genesee Country Village), blues (Nancy Park & Blues-Grass), Celtic (Thistledown, Innisfree), klezmer (12 Corners Klezmer Band), and generic “folk” as a solo, and with a variety of partners.  Allen plays (with varying skill levels) most stringed instruments –– guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolins of various sizes, Autoharp, Dobro, bass fiddle –– plus “free reed” instruments like harmonica and concertina. 

He’s organized and managed concert series such as Tunes By the Tracks and Rochester Folkus, events like the Genesee Country Village Fiddlers’ Fair and the North Winton Village Festival, and instrumental classes and workshops at Hochstein School and Brighton Recreation.  He has performed regionally from Rochester to Boston and New York City, at festivals, coffeehouses, libraries and historical societies.  Currently he plays around 150 gigs annually, largely at seniors’ facilities, as well as local concerts and festivals.

August will find him at the Brockport Arts Festival, Wayne County Fair, GCV Fiddlers’ Fair, Tunes By the Tracks, as well as the Members’ Showcase.  Allen values sharing folk music most–– singing big choruses, jamming long into the night, passing the music on from one generation to the next.  “Always glad to join fellow Golden Linkers, making music together and keeping it going for another 50 years!”




When:
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Where:
Greece Baptist Church "Parlor" Room
Greece Baptist Church Website
1230 Long Pond Rd.
Rochester, NY  14626

585-225-6160
Additional Info:
Category:
GL Concerts
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only