Oct 13, 2018, 8-10PM
A Coffee House Series event
The Vestal Museum is thrilled to host Milkweed for our October edition of the 2nd Saturday Coffee House! You must not miss this marvelously talented Binghamton band! Let’s pack the place for this one!
Come listen to local talent every 2nd Saturday of the month from 8 to 10 pm while sipping on some local brews or hot chocolate and enjoying some snacks. Support The Vestal Museum and our local music scene! We have great acoustics, an intimate setting, and a house party atmosphere. Suggested donation $10.00 and generous donations for the musicians encouraged. Dancing encouraged! Bring your friends, come early, and stay late!
Milkweed is a band that was born on Main Street in the quiet post industrial city of Binghamton, NY. It is the collaboration of three artists – Joseph Alston, Jacqueline Colombo and Peter Lister. Without committing to one genre Milkweed has pulled from many of the great aspects of American music and created their own brand of American song and story telling. Whether it is blue grass guitar flat picking, Chicago blues harmonica, Irish ballads or Jersey shore folk songs, Milkweed weaves together the sounds that make up the rich tapestry of American music history. With their lyrics they set themselves apart from the norm, taking the simple stories of everyday people and telling them through the lens of dreams and what it means to be a human. The root of the bands sound is in the use of three part harmony to impart a sense of importance and depth to their lyrics that brings the listener into their songs and feel invested in it.
Milkweeds debut full length album, Dream of An American Family, was released in November of 2015. It consists of thirteen original songs ranging from fingerpicking ballads, up tempo picking tunes, to a piedmont blues inspired song. It was recorded by Don Sternecker at the great Mixolydian Studios and was crafted to be like the great folk albums of the past, predominantly live and in front of great microphones. Songs from the album have received praise and radio play throughout the Northeast and East Coast and has gotten Milkweed onto larger theater and festival stages over the last year.
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.
Come see the art of Clayton Ave Elementary School students in grades K through 5 from February 9th through March 16th. The opening reception is on February 9th from 12 to 3pm. The Vestal Museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm.