The Rupert Wates Trio and The Folk Goddesses: A Double Bill of Acoustic Folk

71 E. Main St.
Patchogue, New York 11772

March 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $10, includes a beverage at the bar. Available the day of the performance at the box office, or reserve tickets by phone, 631-207-1313. Seating is limited; doors open at 7:00 PM.

Rupert Wates averages 170 live shows per year across America and in Canada. Audiences everywhere respond to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.
Rupert was born in London, and has been a full-time songwriter since the late 1990’s, writing songs in all kinds of styles for all kinds of artists. Moving to Paris in 2001, Rupert developed his skills as a singer and performer, formed his own group and released the first of six solo albums to date. The most recent is The Rank Outsiders Ball (2014).

Since September 2006, he has been based in the USA. His music has found a warm reception in America, as he has performed in all 50 states and earned over 30 songwriting awards. His live shows and recordings continue to garner outstandingly good reviews, and have been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia.
In addition to Rupert Wates’ songwriting, he is also a writer of prose fiction and a published author. His most recent book City Of Lights (2014) is a collection of five of his short stories set in Paris.

Long Island based singer-songwriters and musicians, The Folk Goddesses bring a wisecracking wisdom to every song they play, moving audiences to tears and laughter! In 2010, three of Long Island’s favorite singer-songwriters – Martha Trachtenberg, Judith Zweiman and Hillary Foxsong – were invited to perform together at a house concert. Being a mutual admiration society, they eagerly accepted, and had a great time learning each other’s songs! The concert presenter entitled the evening “The Folk Goddesses” and the show sold out! When they were immediately approached by other presenters for repeat performances, it dawned on them that they had become a group. As fate would have it, the name was available… and so, our heroines cheerfully accepted the workings of destiny, and became… The Folk Goddesses! Since then, they have performed throughout the New York, Long Island, and New Jersey metropolitan areas, and spread their goddess-like wings into New England, as well.
They have released seven-song EP, recorded live at The Song Box in Seaford, NY, and are finishing up their first studio album, I Am Oak.