CREEKSIDE CONCERT AT SYLVESTER MANOR
Kerry Kearney Band & the Unsung Heroes
Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019 5pm (gates open at 4pm)
Location: Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY
Price: $35 in advance/$40 at the door; free for kids 10 and under
Shelter Island, NY: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues their 2019 concert series with the first of two summer shows down by Gardiners Creek with an absolute master of slide blues guitar, Kerry Kearney and the Unsung Heroes. WPKN's Bill Nolan cites Kearney's guitar and dobro playing as one of the contributing factors to global warming, and Bonnie Grice says "With the blues, Kerry Kearney promises AND delivers everything from the slow burn to the high wire.”
"Legend" is a word tossed around perhaps too often, but Kerry Kearney has earned it. Winner in 2008 of the Long Island Sound award from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and an inductee to the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2013, Kearny has a huge following of loyal fans, fans who know they are listening to one of the best bluesmen in the country.
Opening for Kerry Kearney are the Unsung Heroes, a trio of musicians based in Sag Harbor who have played with nearly every East End band of note and have recently formed what has been called "the South Fork's newest super-group.” A hit at last year's Sag Harbor Music Festival, guitarist Bosco Michne, bassist Michael Le Clerc and drummer James Benard deliver a mix of inventive covers and their own incredibly creative and imaginative original compositions.
Together these two bands promise a wonderful performance at the Creekside stage of Sylvester Manor, where concert goers can avail themselves of the local food and beverages for sale or bring a picnic basket. Families, frisbees, hulu hoops and of course...dancing, are encouraged! Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.sylvestermanor.org.
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.