Gathering of the Slides

Apparently the Brookhaven National Lab found out about all the live music foibles going on down the road in Patchogue and decided to get in on the action. The BNL Music Club, which sounds like a fan club for the Barenaked Ladies, is actually an employee group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, designed to “exchange musical ideas and encourage musical development among BNL employees, guests and visitors.” (From the Brookhaven National Lab website.)

One of the more popular events this club has sponsored is the “Gathering Of the Slides,” an annual bluesy bash that features some of the favorites from the Long Island scene. This January 22nd will be the ninth annual Gathering and will feature Kerry Kearney, who dubs his playing style as “Psychedelta,” and Dee Harris, a self-taught singer, songwriter, and player of guitars and various other instruments with strings.

Tickets are available for this event at, and are recommended as the event has sold out in the past. The show starts at 7:30 pm in the lab itself. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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Rorie Kelly is a singer/songwriter from various parts of Long Island. She recently released her debut CD called "Wish Upon a Bottlecap." Rorie and her band play regularly in NYC and on the island. Please visit for more information and pretty songs.