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On Sunday, December 29, at 7 PM. please join Host, Dave Kearney,  for a warm and intimate evening of Songwriters in the Round, with his guests Jennifer Maidman and Elly Wininger. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door or they may be reserved on this page. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks are available at Ozubar.

About Songwriters in the Round

Two songwriters plus host Dave Kearney will perform two sets of original material. Q and A between songwriters and the audience is welcome. The evening will explore the songwriter’s individual and unique process and celebrate songwriting as an art.

Dave Kearney


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Perhaps the reason that Dave Kearney’s songs are so powerful is that he has actually lived them. His heartfelt performances elicit nods of recognition, tears, and a line of people coming up to him after the show to tell him which song moved them the most. Sometimes it’s the one about a wounding father/daughter relationship, or the tragedy of addiction, or a shattering love triangle, or a sacred experience of the natural world. Sure he has had influences. But that is not enough. And obviously he has studied his craft well. But it is the crucible of his life experiences that makes Kearney a commanding artist.

Since moving from Baltimore to upstate New York, Kearney has shared stages with Mary Gauthier, John Hall, Jeffrey Gaines, Malcolm Holcombe, Tom Rush, Garnet Rogers, Tom Pacheco, and others. He has released two albums: “Ghost Tracks” (2011) and  “The Waiting Game” (2014). He currently hosts a monthly Songwriters’ In The Round at Green Kill in Kingston, NY.

About  Jennifer Maidman

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Jennifer Maidman (born Ian Maidman) is an internationally renowned musician, writer and producer whose work can be heard on hundreds of recordings, including many international hits. Records featuring Jennifer have sold millions of copies, and she has received numerous platinum, gold, and silver awards for her work. Perhaps best known for her virtuosity as a bass guitarist, she is also a multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, ukulele, cuatro and Chapman Stick. She frequently works collaboratively with other artists in the UK, Ireland, North America and continental Europe. 

Jennifer is also a singer and songwriter in her own right, and 2017 saw the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Dreamland’, recorded in the US and the UK with her partner Annie Whitehead (Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Dr John) on horns, Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Indigo Girls) on drums, and David Torn (David Bowie, K.D. Laing, Laurie Anderson) on guitar. Jennifer was the subject of a half hour radio segment on New York’s WDST 100.1  in January 2017 and a documentary film about Jennifer and the making of the album, also called Dreamland, directed by videographer and New York Times contributor Dakota Lane, was selected from hundreds of entries and screened by the 2018 New York City Independent Film Festival. The film was also recently selected for the 2019 Coventry International Film Festival in the UK, where it will be screened in October.  


Jennifer was born in Upminster, east of London in the UK, and recorded her first hit record in 1976, as tracking and mix engineer for Marc Bolan’s ‘I Love to Boogie’. Her mix subsequently featured in the award winning movie ‘ Billy Elliott’. Since then she has worked continuously as a musician, writer, arranger and record producer, both live and in the studio, teaming up with many well-known artists, including Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Mark Knopfler, David Sylvian, The Proclaimers, Shakespears Sister, Robert Wyatt, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, David Soul, Linda McCartney, Salif Keita, Boy George, Sam Brown, Ian Dury, Murray Head, Kokomo, Terry Reid and Phil Manzanera amongst others. She was a core member of seminal group Penguin Cafe Orchestra for twenty three years, featuring on a number of the band’s records and touring the world extensively. 

Recent album releases prominently featuring Jennifer’s collaborative work include Chris De Burgh’s ‘A Better World’  (2016), a top ten album in Germany, and Paul Brady’s ‘The Vicar Street Sessions’ which Jennifer musically directed, and on which she can be heard performing with Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler and Ronan Keating amongst others. Jennifer also features on Boy George’s recent album ‘This is What I Do’, and Maryen Cairns ‘Femina Australis’, recorded in the UK, the US and Australia by renowned Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey. Jennifer recently completed another record with Maryen and Chris for imminent release.

About Elly Wininger

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Inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2014 and signed to Adelphi Records in 2019,  Elly Wininger’s album “Little Red Wagon” was #8 on the Folk Music DJ Chart for January 2018 and in the top 100 for the year.  Having played historic NYC venues in the 70s and 80s, Elly now tours nationally. Elly is also a producer, educator, and  host of  the live and podcast variety show: “Catskill Cabaradio.”  Elly produced “Rockin’ the Boat,”  a series of music documentaries for Public Radio which won several awards including one from the United Nations.

About Green Kill


Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.Find out how you can support green kill here:

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401,, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting or phoning 347-689-2323.

Songwriters in the Round, December 29

On Sunday, December 29, at 7 PM. please join Host, Dave Kearney,  for a warm and intimate evening of Songwriters in the Round, with his guests Jennifer Maidman and Elly Wininger. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door or they may be reserved on this page. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks are available at Ozubar.