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Sun, Jan 28 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Valley Folk in Corning (in the red brick UM Church)
144 Cedar Street, Corning, NY

“John Showman has made his mark as “one of the very best and most influential fiddle players in Canada” — Steve Pritchard, CIUT 89.5 FM

“Renowned for his clawhammer banjo picking, Coole now establishes himself as a gripping songwriter” — Roddy Campbell, Penguin Eggs Magazine

Through twenty years and a couple of thousand shows together in bands such as The Foggy Hogtown Boys and The Lonesome Ace Stringband, John Showman and Chris Coole have developed a deep and instinctual musical bond. Their music lurks around a truly unique space that is somewhere on the outskirts of old-time, bluegrass, and folk. The songs of John Hartford, Hank Williams, Dock Boggs, and The Band share space with the fiddle tunes of Eck Robertson and Ed Haley. The duo’s original songs and tunes take in all these vistas and paint something both personal and timely.

They have performed across North America and Europe at festivals such as Merlefest, Rockygrass, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Mariposa, Wintergrass, Gooikroots, and The John Hartford Memorial Festival. In 2022, the duo released two albums; “Afield” a collection of old-time fiddle tunes, and “Much Further Out than Inevitable – A Tribute to Some Music of John Hartford”.

Links to more info on the performers may be found on the Valley Folk website.

There is a self-running jam on concert nights beginning 90 minutes before each concert when we get in the building to set up. Bring your instrument and come jam with us!

Tickets available for purchase online on the Valley Folk website or at the door.

We are trying some new ticket prices. On average, we need to charge at least $25 per person but from some feedback we received, the difference between 20 and 25 can be significant, especially if there are multiple people in the same household. We also know that some people can easily pay $30, as they spend more for concerts elsewhere. We know the higher prices do prevent others from coming at all. So there are three prices to choose for general admission:
$30 – Patron admission – pay that little extra if you can
$25 – General admission
$20 – Hard times – pay a little less, if you can’t afford more
And then we still have the usual $5 students and for disabled people, while children under 14 are free with an adult.

Event phone contact: (607) 962-4461