CREEKSIDE CONCERT: LOCAL LEGENDS
Inda Eaton, Nancy Atlas and Gene Casey
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018; 5 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.)
Location: Creekside at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY
Shelter Island, NY: Sylvester Manor continues our 2018 summer Creekside Concert series with a triple play of local legends - Inda Eaton, The Nancy Atlas Project and Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks. Each of these performers have carved their own musical niche on the East End, much to the delight of their devoted fans, and the opportunity for this unprecedented trifecta guarantees an unforgettable summer evening by the creek.
INDA EATON is a globe-trotting singer/songwriter/performer/bandleader now based in East Hampton, NY. Her unique sound has found favor with fans of rock, country, and acoustic music all over the world since she started touring behind her first album “Thin Fine Line” in 1996. An accomplished singer-songwriter, Inda has a knack for creating crafty hooks, meaningful lyrics and killer harmonies that have won her a loyal fan base worldwide. Her live shows have made her a staple for four years running at Rock & Roll Marathons™ around the country. A new album, “Shelter in Place” is due out this summer. Inda and her grassroots band have toured extensively over the years, opening for names like John Hiatt, Blues Traveler, Earl Scruggs, Hootie and the Blowfish, LeAnn Rimes, Shemekia Copeland, and Molly Hatchet.
NANCY ATLAS and her band of Journeymen have been dominating the East End Music scene on Long Island for quite some time. Known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting, Nancy and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have opened for Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash and many more. Originally from Commack, Long Island, Nancy majored in Art History and Fine Art at Cambridge and Florence before picking up a guitar one day in London, and she hasn't looked back! A regular at The Stephen Talkhouse, The Surf Lodge and at the Fireside Sessions at Bay Street Theater, the Nancy Atlas Project's fan base grows with every show!
GENE CASEY formed the Lone Sharks after moving to Long Island’s East End in 1988, and was the house band at The Wild Rose Cafe, a Bridgehampton night spot where packed houses danced to the "rhythm and twang.” Gene’s original music emerged periodically to great acclaim and local and international indie radio play. Several of Gene’s roots-drenched songs have been used on the soundtracks to television and feature films. Selections from the Gene's four CDs, including the March 2017 release "Guitar in the Rain" were featured at a wildly successful concert at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. In 2014 Gene and the Lone Sharks were inducted into the Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” Hall of Fame, and in 2015 Gene received the Long Island Sound Award by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Island’s musical landscape. In 2017, Northforker.com named Gene and the group “People of the Year” for 2016.
Tickets are $45 advance and $50 at the door and can be purchased by visiting www.sylvestermanor.org/concerts or by calling (631) 749-0626. The grounds open at 4:00 pm; bring chairs and blankets! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks—Noah’s on the Road, King Andrew’s Cheese Carriage and Bungalow Bar Ice Cream Truck. Local wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available.
About Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.