Myriad of Musical Acts Performed at First Thursday

Sounds of an electric violin, piano and guitar filled the air at Bethlehem's Woodhall School.


The rich sound of an upright electric bass reverberated through the air at Woodhall School's Abigail Performing Arts Centre in Bethlehem during First Thursday.

The Thursday, April 5, event, organized by Woodbury residents and husband and wife team David and Douglas Bibbey, featured a myriad of musical acts.

David is shown in this video, explaining what First Thursday is all about.

A five camera video shoot of the concert crescendo was shot by film and camera students, led by film and TV professor JC Barone.

Two acts were led by Steely Dan Arranger Gary Blu -- Bock & Blu and The Adventures of Lunar Coyote.

The soulful Bock & Blu featured Barbara Bock on vocals, Andy Abel on guitar, Dave Anderson on bass and Blu on saxophone, flute and vocals.

The Adventures of Lunar Coyote is an eclectic mix of folk and country with a rock vibe mixed in. The band featured Nic Mars on guitar and vocals, Blu on mandolin and vocals, Bock on vocals, Abel on guitar and Anderson on bass.

Kristen Graves sang the blues and played the piano with energy, prompting one gentleman to say she has moxie. Graves will be featured on Better Connecticut today -- Friday, April 6. Better Connecticut begins at 3 p.m.

Attached to this article is a YouTube video of Graves singing a song she wrote and sent to the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The Fret Notz closed out the show with electric violin-laden rock tunes and a drummer that makes the best faces, David said. Attached to this article is a YouTube video of Fret Notz performing "Mrs. Robinson."

After the musicians finished performing, a meet and greet took place and gave guests the opportunity to talk with performers and purchase CDs.

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Patt Gallichotte April 06, 2012 at 04:54 PM
So much awesome and varied talent showcased by this venue last evening. But beyond those mentioned above are the following not-to-be-missed talents - see them whenever or wherever they appear and you will not be sorry: Jonathan Hart, Jasmine "Jazz" Kehrhahn, and nothing else like the wonderful creative Nancy Tucker. Just say'in. Great show.
Jaimie Cura April 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Thanks for commenting Patt - such a cool evening. Douglas is sending me the full list of performers since I arrived late due to a property maintenance public hearing I attended before First Thursday. I'll update the article then with the full list. Have a great weekend!
nicholas marsicano April 08, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Great article Jaimie. Thanks for the shout out on "The Adventures of Lunar Coyote." I hope to see you there again soon. Happy Easter. nic
Jaimie Cura April 09, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Thanks Nic - feel free to add upcoming concerts to our calendar of events. http://woodbury-middlebury.patch.com/events/new


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