The Tres Amigos, a spirited NYC-based trio, will be the featured performer during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Hard Luck Café at the Cinema Arts Centre on Thursday night, Oct. 18. The 8:30 p.m. concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members; $12 for non-members. The Cinema Arts Centre is at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington. For more information, visit www.fmsh.org or call (631) 425-2925.
Featuring Justin Poindexter (vocals and guitar), Sam Reider (vocals and accordion) and Eddie Ray Barbash (vocals, saxophone and percussion), The Tres Amigos present high-energy original music and forgotten gems in bold, acrobatic performances. Behind those matching mariachi shirts are virtuoso musicians and songwriters, delivering the goods in sunny, three-part harmony with vibe of your uncle’s old 45s. The trio recently drew an enthusiastic response during the Woodlands Folk Festival in Stony Brook, played a three-night run at The Blue Note in Manhattan, and appeared on “The Blue Plate Special” radio show in Knoxville, TN.
Stubborn believers in the muddled and incestuous history of American music, The Tres Amigos embrace the Spanglish of their name as artistic vision. Every performance careens from bluegrass to blues, from wild-man jazz to honky-tonk and mariachi – a testament to the rich and d interconnected roots of American song.
Established in 1973, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington (www.cinemaartscentre.org) seeks to bring the best of cinematic artistry to Long Island and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community. Long Island’s only not-for-profit, viewer-supported, independent cinema presents a wide array of films that are often accompanied by discussions and guest speakers.
Now in its 44th year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmsh.org) presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Upcoming First Saturday Concerts at the Congregational Church of Huntington in Centerport include Amy Speace and Joe Crookston (Nov. 3) and a Harry Chapin Tribute (Dec. 1) featuring Harry’s daughter Jen Chapin and folk harmony trio Gathering Time singing some of Harry’s songs and their own. The next Hard Luck Café on Thursday, Nov. 15 will feature Texas troubadours Brian Kalinec and Jarrod Dickenson. Folk Jams at the South Huntington Public Library are scheduled for Sundays, Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 9.