May’s featured performers are James Hearne and Jeanne Marie Boes
James Hearne is a singer/songwriter who recently relocated from Philadelphia to Catskill, NY, where he collaborated with a handful of like-minded musicians (including Eric Parker (Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood), Rob Stein (Mike & Ruthy Band, Amanda Palmer), and Eleanor Kleiner & Elie Brangbour (The Whispering Tree ), as well as a guest spot from legendary bassist Tony Levin) for months on a set of tracks that sound like they come from another time and maybe (just maybe) a slightly better place than the one you’re at right now. The result is a gorgeous shit-kicker of a new album called Through Private Wars. Fans of Jason Isbell’s gut-wrenching, southern-tinged rock will find something they love in Hearne’s powerfully-wrought storytelling and sparse but nimble picking. Those who have embraced the promising modern-meets-classic country spirit of Sturgill Simpson and Lydia Loveless will find a kindred old soul whose work demands repeated listens on long drives. And those who occasionally find their solace from playing a Ryan Adams album loudly and a working their way through a tumbler of whiskey might just have found their new favorite act.
Jeanne Marie Boes is an Astoria, NY native, a singer, songwriter, musician, and is full of love, happiness and heartache. With her powerful, soulful and unforgettable voice along with songs, written by both her and some with her father, James, she is steadily gaining a following in her hometown and beyond. She has opened for Wayne Brady, The Slim Kings, and more – and has performed live at WNYC Radio Studios, SOFAR Sounds, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Bowery Electric, The Metropolitan Room, The Studio at Webster Hall, The Gibson Showroom, Best Buy, Borders, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, The Harry Chapin Theatre, Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College, York College Performing Arts Center, Tony Bennett Concert Hall, Old Bethpage Village Restoration Theatre, Tavern on the Green, Birdland and Amityville Music Hall among others.
The Singer Songwriter Series At The Green Growler is hosted by songwriter Frank Migliorelli who fronts the original band Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers. The series features two original songwriters a month, each sharing a set of music that they’ve written and songs they’ve been influenced by. There’s no cover, just come by and toss some coins into the tip jar, grab a beer, and enjoy the music.
May’s show will be the last before going on hiatus!