89 North’s First Original Music Night
There’s a little buzz building in Patchogue about 89 North. Over the last several years, Patchogue has established itself as a neighborhood friendly to local music in general and original music in particular. 89 North has jumped onto the bandwagon with their new Original Music Night, taking place this Thursday.
To kick off their original series, 89 North has booked Gathering Time, Deborah Lombardi Band, Josh Joffen, and Tim Porter. Here is a little background on the lineup: Gathering Time is a trio made up of Stuart Markus, Glen Roethel and Hillary Foxsong—for the past several years they have been making a big name for themselves with their tight harmonies and friendly folk sensibilities. Deborah Lombardi is a well-respected local musician and has just released an album called Sweet Revenge. Tim Porter is an acoustic act who himself recently released an album with the lyrical title “Politics in an Internet Cafe”. And Josh Joffen made waves in the NYC folk scene before bringing his simple, evocative tunes to Long Island—and also had his song “Crazy Horse” covered by Gathering Time on their debut recording.
Most people I know who enjoy live music genuinely want to support original act. However, many music venues don’t believe original music is a solid investment. If you come out to Thursday’s show, you will not only be getting an evening of great music—you’ll also be showing real support for the growing original music scene on our fair Island.