Music can be an unforgettable way to connect with those close and far. From its melancholic laments to infectious West-African rhythms, the power of music cannot be denied.
Enjoy an evening of dancing or just sipping cocktails? These bars and restaurants feature talented musicians throughout the year.
PAWLING, N.Y. — Farmland, old houses, community spirit and passion for music all combine in Dutchess County to inspire rocker Daryl Hall to launch his groundbreaking web series Live from Daryl’s House in 2010. Now streaming online, this web series showcases Daryl performing with friends from this picturesque New York State village home in an intimate performance setting.
LFDH kicked off with Daryl and longtime bandmate John Oates performing classic songs like “Sara Smile” and “Knock on Wood,” along with a tribute to late bassist T-Bone Wolk. A special New Year’s Eve episode featured Rob Thomas, Neon Trees and Train; several additional episodes also included special guests such as Todd Rundgren, Sharon Jones and Joey DeMaio of Fitz and the Tantrums.
Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Train lead vocalist Pat Monahan join forces to perform “Hey Soul Sister,” one of their hit singles from Train, together on this episode of LFDH. Additionally, platinum-plus Chicago rockers Plain White T’s delivered an outstanding six-song set including their 2008 single “Hey There Delilah”, as well as funk duo Chromeo as special guests.
This series has included country singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, Atlanta psychedelic jam band Blackberry Smoke and U.K. synthpop pioneer Howard Jones as guest stars. Additionally, Squeeze guitarist Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze fame was seen alongside Fall Out Boy member Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy as well as Grammy-nominated blues/gospel artist Keb’ Mo’ for episodes featuring them all.
Dogwood trees bloom each spring and have long been associated with renewal and rebirth, serving as state flowers of North Carolina and Virginia. Flowering dogwoods belong to the Cornus genus; deciduous shrubs or small trees in this family have showy flowers and berries which make it popular in urban and suburban gardens, as well as natural areas.
Dogwood tree blossoms feature four individual petals that come together to form the shape of a cross, typically appearing white but sometimes with other hues as well. Their tips have an iridescent tint in dark red that represents Christ’s blood while their center resembles Christ’s crown of thorns that He wore while on the cross – these blossoms typically bloom around Easter time annually.
Dogwood trees are native to the eastern United States and have become widely planted across cities and towns throughout this region. Dogwood species make a stunning addition to any garden, while their easy care requirements make them great candidates for urban settings. Dogwoods also are naturally resistant to diseases and insects making them the ideal choice.
Dogwood, formed in Escondido, California in 1993 and inspired by bands such as The Offspring and Bad Religion, signed to now-defunct Rescue Records label which also released albums by Lagwagon and NOFX; their first album More Than Conquerors followed by Building a Better Me.
Levon Helm Studios
Levon Helm Studios was designed and constructed by its namesake founder, drummer for The Band. Built without using metal nails to ensure perfect acoustics. Here the music truly comes alive.
Helm was raised in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas surrounded by music made by his family and heard on radio broadcasts such as Sonny Boy Williamson’s King Biscuit Time shows. Additionally, Helm witnessed rock and roll’s birth at Woodstock 1969 as “a communal joy that transcended any differences”.
The studio is a favorite among artists, who come here to perform in front of fans and record sessions. Past performers have included Jackson Browne, David Crosby from Grateful Dead/Crosby Stills Nash/Guster/Folk singer Billy Bragg as well as Helm’s Midnight Rambles series.
Amy Helm, daughter of drummer Dave Helm, continues hosting Midnight Rambles at her family barn, while also growing in musical career. Her new album What The Flood Leaves Behind (2021), brings together strengths fostered in her by musicians she has worked with over many years with her own writing and singing talent; singing in a voice that soars, flails, pleads, celebrates guides heals. Amy encourages and invites the lids and layers in your own life to open too.
O’Neil’s is the ideal spot for relaxing meals and drinks, featuring delectable cuisine in an informal yet friendly setting – ideal for both locals and visitors alike! Their menu boasts multiple types of dishes like duck with orange sauce and lamb shank; additionally they offer cocktails as well as beer for their drinks menu.
This restaurant, housed in the historic Salem Savings Bank building, combines Old World techniques with contemporary elegance. Its menu focuses on progressive New England cuisine; while a custom wood-fired grill allows O’Neil’s love of smoking foods to shine through. Top sellers at this eatery include canned cocktails by Rhode Island-based Sons of Liberty Beer & Distilling Co as well as high-end bourbons; vodkas are also extremely popular choices.
O’Neil can often be found away from his North Shore restaurants helping with youth football or baseball fields, skiing in New England mountains or raising money for cancer, ALS and Parkinson’s research – an active supporter of No Kid Hungry!
O’Neil Department Store was designed in the Renaissance Revival style and features four-story Main Street facade and three-story rear West elevation. Its primary material is buff Indiana limestone accented with classical motifs in glazed terra-cotta string courses, belt courses, shallow balconies and deep cornice. An annex was built over Ohio Canal; plans are in the works to remove it and expose this beautiful waterway in a park setting.
Goat Ridge Brewery
Goat Ridge Brewery in rural New London stands out as more than just another brewery; this family-owned establishment also features a beer garden, live music events, local ingredients such as hops from nearby farms in its beer production process and tantalizing food and beer specials!
Recently, more breweries have begun hiring local musicians to play. Excelsior Brewing in Minnetonka, Forager in Rochester, Pearl Street in La Crosse and Goat Ridge in the tiny town of New London all utilize live music as a draw to bring customers in; those that host this kind of entertainment often see people who might otherwise only stop in for one beer stay longer when enjoying good tunes!
Reed and Otteson, after two-and-a-half years of operating Goat Ridge in New London, are expanding by 1800 square feet to add a restaurant and larger brewhouse, as well as offering dance floor space for frequent live music events.
Mackbee and Lucas met with Reed and Otteson and discovered they all shared similar beliefs regarding community and local culture. Together, the three decided to move to New London to open Model Citizen Restaurant while building relationships with local farmers to provide meat, cheese and produce for the menu. Since this restaurant offers only counter service with no servers involved, patrons are encouraged to bus their own dishes when dining there.
New London American Legion
The New London American Legion is an organization composed of men and women that support veterans, active service members, their families, youth, patriotic ceremonies and Americanism in general in their local community. Furthermore, they organize poppy drives, pancake breakfasts, youth baseball teams, chili and brat fry fundraisers and work trips to Camp American Legion at UW-Eau Claire (boys) and Oshkosh (girls).
Thilmer Anderson, Delos Metcalf, Carl Ihlang and Kersten Bothner were its initial members when it was chartered in 1919. Land was purchased to construct a 48’x62′ building named in honor of Clifford Norris and William Spencer who served in Co. D 107th Supply Train 32nd Division during WWII.
Next week in Ashwaubenon will see the Legion baseball Clippers compete at the Class AA state tournament, after defeating Antigo 4-3 to claim a regional win at Hatten Stadium on July 24. On August 1 at Ashwaubenon they’ll meet either Medford-Waupun or River Falls-Holmen winner on one side and New London-Spicer Black Sox against Pulaski will play their opening round match at Kingery Field – it will be broadcasted live via Wisconsin Sports Live as part of their first-round matches against New London-Spicer Black Sox tournament debut WLAL radio broadcast/live streaming platform and Wisconsin Sports Live will stream/broadcast/stream this game live from Kingery Field/Kingery Field/WLAL/WissportsLive/WLALradio/WissportsLive/WISsportsLive/WLAL/WLAL radio/Wisconsin Sports Live/WLAL radio/Wisconsin