Terry Burns began her singing and songwriting career in the Southern Tier in the mid-'80s, working with her sisters in The Burns Sisters band. At the age of 28 she struck out on her own and headed to Nashville, where she met award-winning composer Ron Kristy. The two of them have been making beautiful music together ever since as Burns and Kristy, whose blend of folk and contemporary country has been called “refreshing,” “entrancingly beautiful,” and “timeless.”
The Sim Redmond Band has been making its Afro-Caribbean, roots-rock world music at home in Ithaca, as well as across the globe, for more than a decade. Sim plays guitar and supplies vocals, together with the band’s one female member, Jen Middaugh, and keyboard player Nate Richardson. Supporting them are Jordan Aceto on guitar, Dan Merwin on bass, and Asa Redmond on percussion.
"Early-morning music, served sunny-side up.” (Jamie Lee, Relix Magazine)
El Rumbon means “big dance party”—and that’s what you get when this hot Latin band launches into a merengue, plena, bomba, cumbia, or chachacha. Led by conga player Charlie Izzo, El Rumbon keeps feet in motion with authentic and irresistible music from way south of the border, played with passion and joy on brass, strings, and percussion.
You'll want to put on your dancing shoes for the HotFoot Club, a six-piece band whose specialty is hot swing tunes and sultry R&B from the '30s to the '50s. Influenced by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller, and Billie Holiday, the HotFoot Club features a panoply of highly regarded local musicians, including Dave Davies, Brian Earle, Frank Campos, Molly MacMillan, Harry Aceto, and Mike Wellen.
Panache Quartet combines the prodigious talents of Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton, Franco-American fiddler Donna Hébert, Southern-style fiddler Jane Rothfield, and Québecois fiddler Véronique Plasse. With roots in such a broad range of traditions, these four fiery women fiddlers have a staggering combined repertoire of traditional tunes--plus each writes spectacular original music that has become part of the living tradition."Listening to Panache is like watching art being made at the moment of inspiration!"
Past summer concerts on the Arts Quad
Andrew and Noah Band, August 2, 2013
Evil City String Band, July 26, 2013
Rising Sign, July 19, 2013
GoGone, July 12, 2013
Hardin Burns, July 5, 2013
Melissa Cox and Mythica, June 28, 2013
The Horse Flies, August 3, 2012
El Rumbon, July 27, 2012
Radio London, July 20, 2012
Djug Django, July 13, 2012
Gumbo Ya Ya, July 6, 2012
Cornerstone, June 29, 2012
Annie and the Hedonists, August 5, 2011
Not from Wisconsin, July 29, 2011
Backtalk Band, July 22, 2011
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, July 15, 2011
Rising Sign, July 8, 2011
Ikebe Shakedown, July 1, 2011
Thousands of One, August 6, 2010
Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand Band, July 30, 2010
Ageless Jazz Band, July 23, 2010
Caribe Jazz All-Stars, July 16, 2010
Paso Fino, July 9, 2010
Diana Leigh and Crazy Rhythm, July 2, 2010
El Rumbon, July 31, 2009
Traonach, July 24, 2009
Ithaca New Orleans Dixieland Band, July 17, 2009
Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne, July 10, 2009
Sim Redmond Band, June 26, 2009
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason play "The Lovers' Waltz" on the Arts Quad with Dave Davies and Harry Aceto, July 15, 2011.