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Golden Link’s in-person concerts return with a performance by Rochester favorite John Dady

David Townsend  | Published on 9/24/2021

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2021

 

Golden Link’s in-person folk music concerts return with a performance by Rochester favorite John Dady and Friends

 

Rochester, NY – Golden Link’s monthly concert series resumes for in-person* concerts with Rochester favorite John Dady. One half of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductees The Dady Brothers, John will be bringing his unique blend of Irish and American folk music as well as some of his own songs to Golden Link, joined by some special guests. John Dady & Friends perform a concert for the Golden Link Folk Singing Society on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.

 

Joining John will be a trio of friends whose work crosses numerous genres. Traditional Irish musician John Michael Ryan will be playing tin whistle and button accordion. Perry Cleaveland is probably the most sought-after mandolin player in Western New York, playing in numerous bands. On bass will be Gary Holt, who has performed throughout Western New York and from California to Toronto, and owns and operates Holt Studio in Mount Morris, NY. Bringing together the elements of Irish-American folk, bluegrass, blues, and jazz, this promises to be an interesting and extremely entertaining evening of music.

 

Admission $20, Golden Link Members $15. Tickets are available in advance only at www.goldenlink.org.

 

* Important Concert Changes Due to the COVID pandemic:

 

NO ticket sales at the gate!  Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website only

• All attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination at the gate, along with a Photo ID

• Masks are required while in the building

• Due to vaccine age limits, children under 12 cannot attend

• Attendance will be limited to 200 paid tickets

• No food or drink will be provided except for bottled water

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

Photos of the performers are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g33uBewXGIUBG3j9oCPGjpEUZc8j82fG?usp=sharing

 

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

John Dady & Friends

Saturday, October 16, 2021; 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526

 

A favorite on the Rochester music scene, John Dady is one half of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductees The Dady Brothers. He will be bringing his unique blend of Irish and American folk music as well as some of his own songs to Golden Link. Joining John will be a trio of friends whose work crosses numerous genres: John Michael Ryan (tin whistle and button accordion), Perry Cleaveland (mandolin), and Gary Holt (bass).

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets (advance sales only): $20; $15 Golden Link members.

 

Aztec Two-Step 2.0

Featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends

Saturday, November 6, 2021; 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526

 

Staples of progressive FM and college radio, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman burst on the scene in 1972 as Aztec Two-Step and went on to leave an indelible mark on folk-rock music. Continuing on after Neal’s retirement, Rex and his new band, Aztec Two-Step 2.0, have recaptured the feeling of the original recordings while putting a fresh spin on the ATS classics. Dodie Pettit’s dazzling lead guitar continues where Neal left off and she and the band join Rex on two- and three-part harmonies. The stage patter is still as engaging, fun, and poignant as ever.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $25; $20 Golden Link members.

 

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.