BRISTOL, RI — Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church opens its 15th season on Sept. 25 with Gathering Time performing a Tribute to the Artists of Woodstock.
Gathering Time is an internationally touring folk-rock harmony Americana trio in the spirit of the ’60s and beyond, playing original, classic 20th-century, and trad tunes. Gathering Time is known for astute songwriting, spirited and accomplished musicianship — and a stellar vocal blend.
Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny evince deep roots in ’60s folk-rock, with a healthy dash of traditional folk in the mix. Their stage chemistry makes clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, yet their infectious energy wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies.
Gathering Time is one of few acts to have two successive #1 and four successive top-5 albums on the Folk Alliance International Folk DJ chart. Their current album, Old Friends, was #1 for September, 2020, which with 5 songs in the top 25, made them the #1 artist as well; their advance single, “Get Together,” was #1 song for July. Their previous release, Keepsake, swept the chart in March, 2016, earning them #1 album, #1 song and #1 artist. These followed on the heels of When One Door Closes… (#3 album, January 2014) and Red Apples and Gold (#5 album, September 2012).
With the Tribute to the Artists of Woodstock, Gathering Time faithfully plays the best-loved music of the best acts of the 3-days of peace and music, including Arlo Guthrie; the Grateful Dead; Janis Joplin; Joan Baez; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Richie Havens; Jefferson Airplane; and more.
Perhaps no other event has personified an era the way the Woodstock concert festival has done for the ’60s. The teenage rebellion of the era, the breaking of social morés, the social and political causes and the popular art were all on display amid the mud and music.
“Bring your tie-dye and we will provide the music. This will be a memorable evening of fun and entertainment,” said concert organizers in a press release.
Bristol’s Stone Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20.00 per person; students are half price; children 5 and under are free. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 253-4813.
The First Congregational Church is located at 300 High Street (corner of High and Bradford Streets) in Bristol, RI.