Saturday, July 21 at 8 PM, please join host Dave Kearney for the premiere of “Showcase.” Joining David Kearney will be “Becoming Human’ and Derek Knott. $10 at the door or on eventbrite.com. The maximum seating is 45. BYOB or select from a range of snacks and soft drinks at Ozubar.
About Dave Kearney
Songwriting became a beacon for me when I heard my first Hank Williams recording as a child. I started following the call of that muse right about the time I encountered my first recordings of Mickey Newbury and Roger Miller. I cut my teeth in the Chicago music scene of the 60’s, lived and pitched songs in Nashville, and played amongst legends in Woodstock, NY where I now live. I’ve followed the footsteps of my influences: Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Malcolm Holcombe. I’ve actually met and been encouraged by Guy, and been lucky enough to have made a lifelong friend in Malcolm. I’ve played and sung my songs in every state south of the Canadian border and east of the Mississippi River. Now, after all these years, I’m still on that journey, guitar in hand and heart to the wind; mining my life and the life I see around me, always listening for the next song. I don’t suppose this love affair will end until I run out of road, and who knows for sure- maybe not even then.
Since moving to the New York area, I have shared the bill with Mary Gautier, John Hall, Malcolm Holcombe, Tom Rush, Garnet Rogers, Tom Pacheco, and others…
Discography: Ghost Tracks/ independent, 2011
The Waiting Game/ independent, 2014
About Becoming Human
Becoming Human (with Marji Zintz, voice & percussion; Jim Kunkel, electric, classical & 12-string guitars; and Micky Kopchak, bass) performs music composed by Jim Kunkel and Mickey Kopchack. They explore and inhabit many genres across the musical spectrum, from folk to jazz, modal to avant-garde, spiritual to classical to Brazilian. They honor the space and each other’s unique “voice,” creating and holding a fertile ground for conversation, interplay, improvisation, and emotion. To hear some samples of this Hudson Valley-based trio’s music visit
About Derek Knott
Solo artist Derek Knott’s songs are like little prayers- little secular prayers. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of soul and spirituality in his acoustically rooted music. Even the laid back tunes smile warmly and swing sweetly.” -Rochester’s City Newspaper
” Good songs here ” – Judy Dyble, British folk legend and member of Fairport Convention
“Infectious melodies, the moods go from fun to melancholy to romantic” – Dean Ervin, WYEP -FM, Pittsburg, PA
“Derek is an excellent musician” – Sean Ashby, guitarist with Sarah McLachlan
Derek started touring the Northeast nine yrs. ago as a solo artist including many gigs in NYC. Previously he had toured with Grammy winning Native American Artist Joanne Shenandoah and Texas musician of the year Eric Hokkanen. Earlier this year he headlined at The Buttonwood Performing Arts Center in CT. He has released two studio albums along with many videos and demos.