Village Music Fest
Village Music Fest takes place in the beautiful village of Youngstown, NY overlooking the Niagara river and Lake Ontario. The music and arts fest will feature live music, vendors, food, drinks, games and more..
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root With Dirk Miller:
Rusted Root, the multi-platinum band out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki's distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own. In addition to the two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo career. He has started touring nationally as a duo with Rusted Root's guitar player, Dirk Miller, and explains that although he has his roots with Rusted Root, this show is very different. Live, both Michael and Dirk play acoustic and electric and Michael often adds rhythm with a kick drum - creating a much fuller sound and energy than you find with a traditional duo. A multifaceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki's talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His duo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and while the show still features many Rusted Roots hits, it also provides a look into the mind of Glabicki through stories and songs yet to be released.
19 year-old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State,
is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-
his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever-
growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US.
As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New
York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely
match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique
arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.
Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm,
with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written
by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.
In 2018, Sawyer once again went independent, reclaiming full artistic control, creating an album entirely
written by Sawyer, self-produced and self-released. The highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the
high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Fredericks honest and elegantly stripped down style, a
self-described free range folk, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental
Sawyer has released two videos from Hide Your Ghost with a third to be released in early 2019. For the
title track, he paired with paper cut animation artist, Andrew Benincasa, whos powerful interpretation
takes the music video format to the level of high art, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3J506oJPV0.
For the second single, "Gasoline", the performance video was filmed in the historic Glove Theatre on the
same street where Sawyer played his first open mic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIZ5pUOHCn4.
2019 finds Sawyer and his band touring the US and Canada, showcasing at the Folk Alliance Festival in
Montreal in February and SxSW in Austin, TX in March.
Recent praise for Sawyer Fredericks and Hide Your Ghost:
"Sawyer Fredericks bravely conjures his short stories with convincing words, sensitivity
in his melodies, and he does it all with no posturing or grand standing. No soaring brass
or grab you by the throat guitar solos, just soul-adhering messages of reality and
nuances. John Apice, No Depression
Its a mystery how such a young man can pull off such somber, honest, tones. More
than pull off, he owns it, taking full control of his music, himself, and the audience. -
David Singer, The Daily Gazette
Sawyer Fredericks is a storyteller. In an age dominated by frothy pop-
confessional hitmaking, Fredericks is bare bones and old school - a throwback to the
oldest folk traditions of singer as yarn-spinner, a ragged narrator of human spit and
struggle. -Amy Biancolli, Times Union
Tiger Chung Lee, Scott Celani, Tonemah, Powderfinger (a Tribute to Neil Young), The Stockcar Boys, Phriendly Phoes, The Lewiston Music Allstar Band, Dave Thurman and many more..
The Festival will run from 12:00 - 10:00 at 340 Main st. in The village of Youngstown.
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340 Main St.
Youngstown, NY 14174