Patterson Blues and BBQ Bands Saturday September 15th

Blue Tears

Blue Tears Is a Blues rock band from Putnam County, New York. Their brand of  music combines the best of blues rock cover songs as well as original songs.  Formed in April 2017 by Danny Harris, the band has played over 35 club shows in the Putnam/Dutchess area as of August 2018. Members include Danny Harris (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Adam Sanchez (Drums), Richie Harris (Bass, Vocals) And Vinny Piacente (Guitar, Synthesizer)
Arthur James
A great guitar riff sets the groove and then James’ incredible guitar playing takes over.  You can hear the older influences of Son House, Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker along with modern influences of Keb Mo and Eric Bibb. Aurthur James music has been called “Nouveau Retro” and is a gift for all. 




Willa & Company

Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore (formerly McCarthy) has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. While her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk and (occasionally) pop, there’s one thing that ties it all together—that voice. Before launching her own band, she was an original member of the award-winning Chris O'Leary Band (O’Leary was a longtime member of the late Levon Helm’s Barn Burners band before launching his project).


Petey Hop

Working mostly in the trio format for over 15 years, on over 3500 live dates, Pete is able to communicate his roots, yet convey a style all his own. Pete is equally comfortable as a solo acoustic performer, small combo rocker or big ensemble player.

Pete has a huge appreciation for all styles of music, from Hank to Hendrix, Duke to Dylan, Bach to Buck, Son House to Son Volt or Muddy to Miles. Steeped in electric blues from T-Bone through Stevie Ray, with a good understanding of early country blues as well, Pete has a deep well to draw from. A big fan of early country music by Hank, Johnny and Jimmie w/a healthy dose of Bakersfield, Outlaw and Alternative Country to thicken the roux.


Pat O'Shea

You may not think of New York's Hudson River Valley as the home of a boundless music scene, but you’d be surprised at the number of heavy hitting musicians who call it home.  One of those being singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat O’Shea.  The former sideman continues to impress with his well crafted songs, strong musicianship and a band that will make you take notice.  His resume is equally impressive and includes six years playing guitar for the legendary Levon Helm, countless shows backing Blues greats James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin, as well as collaborations with Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien, The Fab Faux), David Johansen (The New York Dolls) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) among others.  O’Shea’s songs are pure American music, influenced equally by heartland Country, down home Blues and straight ahead Rock n Roll. 
Patterson Blues and BBQ Bands - Sunday, September 16th

The Sole Proprietors

The Sole Proprietors start off our Sunday of music, food and love with some soulful sound and some solid blues.


Evan Balzer

For over forty years now, the guitar has been an essential part of my life.  Like many other guitarists of my generation,  the heroes of the 60's and 70's era made an indelible mark on me, traces of which will never leave my playing.  Whether it's the blues, rock, pop, jazz fusion or country, I have played in projects over the years in each of those genres, and in the process have developed a love and respect for all of them. Subconsciously, all those players and genres have proudly seeped into my "style".  To me, it's all about playing the right note, at the right place with the right tone; with that, anything is possible.  In 2015, I released my first solo CD called Colors That Move.  I do hope you will check it out! More recently, I have joined forces with Paul Rossman on drums and Lalit Loomba on bass to form Balzer, Rossman and Loomba, a trio weaving a soulful mix of the blues, classic rock and groove jazz. 


The Fresh Paint

The Fresh Paint is a Rock 'n' Roll outfit with Blues, Boogie, Funk and Psychedelic Soul Fusion undertones from the Hudson Valley. Assembled by guitarist and vocalist Big John, Fresh Paint is a group that channels a special kind of vibe. A vibe that gets you groovin'. Doing something that they love, something they call "Boogie Music" - a spectacular and special blend of various genres of music. With his guitar strapped on Big John contributes abundant Groove through his passionate refined touch along with Peter Pappas screaming on the guitar, held together by the far out bass grooves of Ken Williams and the tight explosive beats of Callum Benepe the Fresh Paint puts forth the kind of Boogie Music that will soothe the soul.


Dylan Doyle Band

Southern born, Northern raised , Dylan Doyle has been steeped in everything from Bob Dylan, Wes Montgomery, and Bill Withers to John Prine, Jimi Hendrix, and The Band.  From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Roots, Rock, and Jazz, giving him a style that defies classification.


Touring nationally since age 15, Dylan became a seasoned professional at a very young age.  He has played with such notable musicians Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat).  Stoner called Dylan one of the most prodigious players he has known with abundant natural talent.  John Platania has referred to Dylan as “The Future.”  Ben Cauley, after playing with Dylan in Memphis said, “Dylan Doyle sounds like a young Jimi Hendrix.”  In the words of Bill Payne upon sharing the stage, “Music is a conversation.  Dylan spoke beautifully and was listening to the musicians around him.  His play was imaginative and original.”

Attesting to Dylan’s versatility, Dylan has played the King Biscuit Blues Festival three consecutive years as well headlining the Grateful Garcia Gathering, the largest Grateful Dead festival in the Midwest.  



Shorty King at 5:40 PM

Shorty King’s Rhythm Revue has its roots in the changing musical scene of America’s post-war years, when jazz musicians started working in smaller combos, blues and country artists began experimenting with amplification, gospel music began to make its way out of the churches, and boutique record labels presented new voices to a growing audience of music fans.  Out of these voices came a slew of new sounds which all shared a common thread – an energetic and entertaining embrace of good times and great tunes. The term “Rhythm & Blues” barely does justice to the riot of music heard on the “race records” released during the period between Bebop and Elvis.  But the thousands of artists touring and waxing records at the time left an undeniable legacy: the Rock and Roll revolution.

Dial up Shorty’s Way-Back Machine and you will be rocking with Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Louis Prima and other great jump artists of the 1950s.  Throw in some three-part singing, jazz straight up and a smattering of rockabilly and New Orleans sounds, and you’ve got a rollicking revue of great American music. 

Anthony Gach - Acoustic and Intermission Entertainment
Take Broadway uptown, and than, a little bit further upstate where nestled in between the hills and the Hudson resides songwriter Anthony Gach.  While studying composition and trumpet pedagogy at The Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, Gach fronted his first all original band in which he sang, and doubled on guitar and trumpet. The next few years were spent in and out of various local and regional bands where he was fortunate to perform with or in support of a number of acclaimed artists including Smokey Robinson, George Clinton and P-Funk, Jewel and Bobby Sanabria. These days you can find him performing extensively in the greater NY area as either a solo artist or with his nine piece blues infused funk rock project HARMONIC AGGRESSION.
Away from the stage Anthony is the head brass instructor at Putnam County Music Center where he also teaches songwriting and guitar. He currently serves as the Composer in Residence at Woodside Productions.