Bands & Ensembles in New York

Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).

Adam Falcon

A blend of Roots & Soul music mixed with the Blues
New York City, NY

 Adam Falcon has worked and/or shared the stage with Roberta Flack, Sophie B. Hawkins, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx.  He's opened for James Cotton Blues Band, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Ruthie Foster, The Wailers, Jim Lauderdale and Tower of Power. Writing songs for George Benson and having songs on national television got Falcon noticed by The Song Writers Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Scholarship Award.

Stephen Clair

Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks
Poughkeepsie, NY

Touring troubadour Stephen Clair is a songwriter and founder of Beacon Music Factory, a music school for all ages. Clair is gritty and tender. A mean guitar player. Six albums in and thousands of miles on, he’s honed his performance skills out there headlining clubs and opening for bigger fish. “Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks have literary, story-telling songs like Chuck Prophet, with a range of feeling from Steve Forbert to Alejandro Escovedo.” —Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records

Union Rail

New England's own original folk, country, bluegrass old time American music.
Scranton, PA

Union Rail is an original band with influences ranging from Appalachian bluegrass to folk, outlaw country, blues and they're own pop mix of early American music. With all members being both vocalists and multi-faceted instrumentalists the band brings a great mix of sounds from guitars to banjos to harmonicas and an array of other instruments along with frequent layered harmonies to create a great classic but modern friendly sound.

Blind Crow

Bluegrass-influenced string band
Scranton, PA

A progressive string quartet from Albany, NY, Blind Crow blends technical proficiency, infectious rhythms, and insane amounts of energy to create an inspiring musical experience. The band’s repertoire reflects the unique musical perspective that each of the four members brings to the group - resulting in a show that has something for everyone.

TAARKA

Indie Folk, bluegrass, Americana, Gypsyjazz, ....
Poughkeepsie, NY

A virtuosic ensemble of 5-string violin, mandolin/tenor guitar, guitar, upright bass, and voice, Taarka features high-energy performances. Add in innovative beautiful songwriting and compositions that weave the sounds of old and new from world folk, celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and classical, Taarka is fit to entertain.

Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band

Bluegrass Band - High Energy String Band
New York City, NY

Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band is a high energy string band out of New York’s Hudson Valley region that keeps true to its bluegrass roots while expanding traditional boundaries, with warm vocal harmonies, tight picking, and driving sound, they will be sure to keep you moving!

The Brother Brothers

Dark and Moody Bluegrass and Folk
New York City, NY

Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together.

Sugar Mountain Band

Neil Young Tribute Band, Classic Rock, Rock, Acous
Poughkeepsie, NY

Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era's most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

Long Steel Rail

Bluegrass Band
Poughkeepsie, NY

Long Steel Rail cultivates and extends the traditions of American Acoustic Roots music. Playing an eclectic mix of traditional and not-so-traditional string band music, LSR sits at the confluence of many different streams of musical sensibility. They deliver a distinctive and infectious blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Classic Country, and String Band music, tinged with Swing, Irish, Blues, Rockabilly and other ingredients that spice up the rich gumbo of American music.

No Brakes

Bluegrass Music Without Limits
Poughkeepsie, NY

A durable Hudson Valley band for over 20 years, No Brakes applies basic bluegrass instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies to a variety of musical genres, from traditional to progressive.