A Real McCoy Coming to Honesdale for Roots & Rhythm

(Honesdale, May 21, 2016)… They make music not war, but the lead female singer of the band Two-Thirds Goat, is a real McCoy from Eastern Kentucky. And this June, Annalyse McCoy and the rest of her bluesy-country rock band will perform not once but three times in conjunction with Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on June 18th. Besides opening on the main stage on June 18th at 1:30pm in Central Park, the band will offer a workshop the night before, June 17th,  at 7:30pm at Basin and Main, 564 Main Street, Honesdale, and play after Roots & Rhythm at the Late Night Ramble at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.

“This band has a great sound, and folks will have three opportunities to catch them in town,” says Randy Kohrs, music coordinator for Roots & Rhythm.

The band’s name comes from the fact that two of the three originators of the now-five-member band are Capricorns, the astrological sign with the goat as its symbol. Two-Thirds Goat has been gaining national recognition for its mix of rock and country songs almost from day one. The band’s album, Let It Rise, has been celebrated in American Songwriter MagazineAustin Town HallElmore MagazineMother Church Pew, Surviving the Golden Age and more.

Their first single, “Whiskey Sins,” is described as “a raucous, rocking country song about three loves: Jack, Jim, and Johnny; and the inevitable sins that accompany them.”

“We are really excited that this terrific band is not only offering a music workshop for us, but also sticking around to perform at The Late Night Ramble at The Cooperage Project,” says Kohrs.

Roots & Rhythm, the workshop and the Ramble are all free to the public. The Cooperage will also be offering refreshments for sale when the doors open at 9pm. Music starts at 10pm.

Now marking its 11th year, Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is a non-profit family-friendly event produced and staffed by volunteers. In addition to the music – Two-Thirds Goat will be followed by The Tall Pines, Sarah Borges and headliner Amy Helm—the festival offers an Artist’s Row and a Food Vendor’s Row, along with activities for children at Tunes & Tales.

The festival is supported by donations and grants, including awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pocono Arts Council.  For additional information about the event or to volunteer, visit www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com.

For more information about Two-Thirds Goat, visit www.twothirdsgoat.com.

Photo: Two-Thirds Goat


Free Workshop, Special Poster by Artist Mark Milroy for R&R

(Honesdale, May 3, 2016)… Nationally-known and locally-based artist Mark Milroy wants to share his passion for woodblock printing with the community for free.  Milroy, who produces images hand-carved on wood and printed on a hand-crank press one by one, will offer a no-cost workshop on Saturday, June 11th as part of this year’s Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place at 7pm at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale.

“I will bring many prints but also demonstrate wood block print-making with my press,” says Milroy, noting there is an ah-ha moment when what looks like a mirror image on the wood peels off to be the traditional right-left picture.  He admits he’s always been “drawn to the magic of never knowing what you’ll get until you pull that first print.”  Continue reading “Free Workshop, Special Poster by Artist Mark Milroy for R&R”