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The Ritz Theater Presents the 2012-13 Tom Humphrey Guitar Series

  |   September 22, 2012  |  Comment

Musicians to Honor Legendary Guitar Maker as Series Continues for Fifth Year

The Ritz Theater and Newburgh Veterinary Hospital, in association with the Bardavon, are pleased to announce the lineup for the fifth season of the Tom Humphrey Guitar Series. Tickets will be available beginning September 10 for $25 each, via our website at www.ritztheaternewburgh.org, or the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199. Tickets are also available through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619 or www.ticketweb.com. Seating is limited, purchase tickets to all five shows by September 24 and receive reserved seating in the first four rows.

Saturday, September 29 at 8 PM, Rory Block. Rory Block has become one of the world’s most important preservers of the roots of American blues music and an uncompromisingly mature artist. Her playing and her singing are always otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.

Saturday, October 20 at 8 PM, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Elliott is considered a living legend. From Bob Dylan to Bonnie Raitt to Bruce Springsteen, they all pay homage to Ramblin’ Jack.

Saturday, November 17 at 8 PM, Nat Adderley Jr. A much in demand arranger and pianist, Nat Adderley Jr.’s work with Luther Vandross earned him a Grammy nomination. He is also the scion of a famed jazz family, his father Nat, a composer and trumpet player, while his uncle Cannonball was an alto saxophonist.

Saturday, March 9 at 8 PM, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo and Bucky Pizzarelli. The Ritz is thrilled to welcome back the great Frank Vignola and the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli. They will be joined by rising star Vinny Raniolo, rounding out a concert featuring three generations of virtuoso jazz guitarists.

Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM, Peppino D’Agostino. D’Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes his music when it dubbed him “a poet.”

The Tom Humphrey Guitar Series serves to honor the memory of the legendary Hudson Valley-based luthier who passed away in 2008. The idea for the concerts came from Tom Humphrey just two months before his death. In a series of meetings with Chris Silva of the Bardavon and Tricia Haggerty Wenz of the Ritz Theater and Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Humphrey laid the ground work for a guitar series at the Ritz which in its first four seasons has presented performances by Odair Assad, Pete Seeger, Cindy Cashdollar, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mary Gauthier and many others.

The concerts will be held in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased starting September 10, by calling the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199, through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619, or via our website at www.ritztheaternewburgh.org. All tickets are general admission and include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Seating is limited.

For more information about the series and the historic Ritz Theater, visit www.ritztheaternewburgh.org or call (845) 784-1199.



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