The Cooperstown Concert Series recently announced the line up of performers for its 42nd season.
First on the list is Phrog playing the series’ fourth free Pumpkinfest concert noon in Lakefront Park Sunday, Sept. 25.
Phrog is described in the a media release from the concert series as talented fivesome, who present old, new, and original blues coupled with roots rock and roll.
Graham Parker will play in the Cooperstown Central School’s Sterling Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 15.
Parker, a legendary British rocker turned solo singersongwriter, brings his brilliant tunes and sharp wit to the stage in Cooperstown. Parker is a major figure in the history of pop music since the 1970s and paved the way for Elvis Costello and others, the release stated.
Next up is Harmonious Wail Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
The group’s music is described in the release as a healthy portion of Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz, with equal parts blues, folk, and old country, blendedwith sultry, melodic vocals to produce a unique, captivating sound of. On Saturday, Dec. 3, The Brigadoons, from Glengarry, Ontario, will take the Sterling Auditorium
The Brigadoons bring to the stage a brand of upbeat Celtic music that ranges from quick tempo reels and jigs to traditional Strathspeys and airs,according to the release.
Acoustic blues duo Wiggins and Harris will perform on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris will provide lots of smoke for the January show.
Their sound, coupling Wiggins’ unique harmonica with Harris’ virtuosity on Delta and Piedmont style guitar, pinpoint the joining of African and European music into that unique American music, the blues, the release stated. Nora Jane Struthers will beat the Otesaga Resort Hote lon Saturday, Feb.4.
Struthers draws on folk, bluegrass, and roots to spin beautiful musical tapestries. Her angelic voice invokes the heart and soul of Appalachia, according to the release.
The final show of the season will see the return of Eilen Jewell, who played the series in 2008. She will perform on Saturday, March 3, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Jewell, the release said, displays a mastery of different genres, from the countrified gospel of The Sacred Shakers to the Loretta Lynn tribute of Butcher Holler to her own originals immersed in traditional folk music, Chicago blues and 1960’s garage rock For tickets or more information, call 547-1812, email info@cooperstownconcertseries. org or go to the site www.cooperstownconcertseries.org/