The Wellsville Creative Arts Center has developed its venue into a true music lovers destination for both audience and performers. We offer a friendly listening atmosphere where the music always comes first. Come join us for “A Night at The Arts Center” featuring live performances from top regional and national recording artists. Enjoy a special night of great music with good friends in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Bring the whole family, everyone’s invited….

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Rockwood Ferry
Saturday - April 11, 2015
8:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM)

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Rockwood Ferry seemed to come out of nowhere in 2012, and within two months had the rapt attention of the renowned music scene in Ithaca, NY, packing houses whenever and wherever they played. This was due in no small part to the fact that Tenzin Chopak, a totally unknown and under the radar singer songwriter who hadn't performed live in years, had managed to attract some of the most accomplished and legendary musicians in the whole region to join his ensemble. People were intrigued, and then they were astounded. Tenzin presented his work beyond genre with something akin to pure theater, evoking the primal feeling and texture of universality that is present in roots traditions, yet with a charged vulnerability and intimacy in both his dynamic musicality and elegant lyricism. The musicians supporting Tenzin for this show are Gypsy jazz violin virtuoso Eric Aceto (Djug Django, Aceto-Leiberman Quartet, TiTi Chickapea), multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer Rich DePaolo (Red Letter, Marc Berger, Burns & Kristy) on fretless bass and Bill King (Hank Roberts, Red Letter, Jennie Stearns) on drums and percussion. Descended from roots, jazz, and progressive folk, Rockwood Ferry speak with a haunting language of their own yet understood by all. Since their first performance in December of 2011, the ensemble has released two studio albums: "Speak Like Water" (July 2012) and the self titled "Rockwood Ferry" (April 2013). They have toured and performed in various configurations, from duo to quintet, specializing in chamber-like arrangements with an emphasis on dynamic expressions that move between simplicity and intricacy, all of which frame Chopak's lyrics, described as "a collage of waking dreams, painted in the colors of East Tennessee and beyond." Listeners have described Rockwood Ferry's live performances as "incandescent" and "stunningly beautiful", while from the perspective of the group, their aim is to offer "something meaningful" and, in the words of Eric Aceto: "We like it when it sounds like music." "Sweeping melodies and nerve-tingling lyrics through exquisite arrangements, precise artistry and Chopak's hauntingly passionate vocals, Rockwood Ferry delivers exactly what music should be: a transcendence of spirit that renews the soul." -Jonathan Hochberg - LIVE FROM STUDIO B, WRFI Ithaca, Local Shakes Music Press "Tenzin Chopak and company come up with another chamber-folk masterpiece... weaving an almost mystical spell for Chopak's compelling vocals." -Jim Catalano - ITHACA JOURNAL (Review of self-titled album “Rockwood Ferry” 2013

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Professor Louie
Saturday - April 18, 2015
8:00PM (doors open at 6:00PM)

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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, from Woodstock, NY, came into existence preparing songs for Aaron "Professor Louie" Hurwitz' studio productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band. They are also the backing group for solo CD's by Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson. The group started touring and recording their own music in 2001. They have eight studio CD's and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. In 2010, Woodstock Records released Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CD Whispering Pines which was nominated in the first round of voting for five Grammy's. In the Spring of 2011, Professor Louie was inducted into the South Canadian Blues Society Hall Of Fame with a special event and concert in Canada. Professor Louie & the Crowmatix have the distinct honor of being the only artists to have a live concert recording released by The New York State Museum entitled The Spirit Of Woodstock. Their Blues CD Century Of The Blues averaged # 20 for six months on the Radio Roots charts. Their music has consistently stayed on these charts for the past ten years. The group continues to perform in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals in The US, Canada and Europe, playing over 150 shows a year. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix have been featured on syndicated radio shows, Acoustic Cafe, E-Town, Public Radio show Live At the Linda, The Mitch Albom Radio Show & Woodsongs Radio Hour. In 2006 and 2010, they were special guests on the CBS Television Special Melodies Of Christmas performing their International Award Winning song Melody Of Peace collaborating with The Empire State Orchestra and Choir. Their musicianship has enabled them to cross over into different musical genres and perform in concert with Orchestras and Choirs around the world. " comfortable as a front porch sofa. Prof. 'Louie's' upstate ensemble is an old school Americana template that jams out timeless rock, country, blues and New Orleans influenced originals." -VILLAGE VOICE "...a lively mix of blues, boogie & rock 'n' roll -- stellar players -- full of energy and sheer exuberance." -RELIX “…every concert gets better than the last.” -ELMORE MAGAZINE

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