Golden Link Concerts

This is a list of Golden Link sponsored events, with links to purchase tickets.  To view a full list of folk music events in Rochester and surrounding areas, visit our Community Music Calendar.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Ladin & Terry - 11/17

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    Tickets: $22, $17, $10 at Door

    Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, the Oakland, California- based duo of Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. “Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestra’s worth of rhythm.” –Music City Roots, Nashville

    Check them out some of their performances on these videos:

    For more information, visit the Ladin & Terry website

    Learn Clawhammer Banjo from Evie Ladin!

    Bernunzio Uptown Music presents Evie Ladin in a Clawhammer Banjo Master Class workshop the day after this concert! Evie Ladin marries melody, harmony, and rhythm in a distinctive style that drives tunes along, and gives depth to songs. A patient and experienced teacher with a rooted traditional repertoire and knowledge of current trends, Evie gives all levels of players something to take away. Students should have the basic bum-diddy and be ready to learn some tunes and licks.

    Saturday, November 18,12:00 - 1:30 pm
    More info at bernunzio.com; call 585-473-6140 to reserve a space.

    Admission $22 at Door
    Golden Link Members $17 at Door
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm

    Note: Online Ticket Sales have ended.  Tickets can still be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

  • Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Richie & Rosie - 12/9

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    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

    “The air left the room when Richie and Rosie sang their first notes together … everyone had their breath taken away at once.” – Bluegrass Today

    “Richie and Rosie bring down the house ... vocals and strings blended seamlessly … Just stunning.” – Bluegrass Today

    R_R_500.jpgIthaca-based banjo player Richie Stearns (The Horseflies, Donna the Buffalo) and fiddler Rosie Newton (The Duhks, Red Dog Run) are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. Steeped in old-time music, Appalachian folk, blues, African, rock, and country, they create a scintillating blend of traditional and original songs.

    “Soul-touching music,” writes Bluegrass Today. “Their sound is one of an earlier time that calls us to reflect on the constant truths of love, life, and death.”

    For more information, visit the Ritchie & Rosie website

    Video Preview:

    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Jones & Watroba 1/20

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    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

    “Robert Jones and Matt Watroba not only performed blues incredibly well, but the two Detroit educators gave us a history of American music, taking us from field hollers through the blues on up into rap.” – Elmore Magazine

    Ever since their first meeting more than 20 years ago, Robert Jones and Matt Watroba have been musical partners. Later, they started performing together and discovered a friendship based in mutual respect and a love for traditional American music. They travel the nation extolling the virtues of “Music That Matters,” a program that celebrates diversity by digging deep into American Roots music, including folk, blues, spirituals, work songs, and more.

    Robert-Matt_trim500.jpgReverend Robert Jones, Sr. is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller, and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist. He uses American Roots music to champion the history, beauty, and power of our shared culture. A lifelong Detroiter, Jones has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years for festivals, schools, civil rights organizations, and churches.

    Many know Matt Watroba as the voice of folk music in Michigan at Detroit Public Radio, as well as Sing Out Radio Magazine and Folk Alley. Watroba has shared the stage with some of our greatest performers, such as Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Christine Lavin, Peter Yarrow, and Richard Thompson. He sings songs that you will feel and remember for a long time, and he is committed to inspiring the world to sing – one town at a time.

    For more information, Click Here.

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    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    John McCutcheon - 2/17

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    Tickets: $25, $20, $10 ($27, $22, $10 at Door)

    “John McCutcheon is the Bruce Springsteen of Folk Music … a national treasure!” – The Oakland Tribune

    “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” –Johnny Cash

    “One of the best musicians in the USA.” –Pete Seeger

    Folk music’s renaissance man John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist (hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp), powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author.

    McCutcheon’s eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals, and even symphonic works is among the broadest in American folk music and his 30+ albums have earned seven Grammy nominations.

    People of every generation and background seem to feel at home when McCutcheon takes the stage; as one critic said, it’s “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.” Whether in print, on record, or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit, or pure talent of John McCutcheon.

    For more information, visit the John McCutcheon website

    Video Preview:

    Admission $25.00 ($27 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.