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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Charles, Peter Oldies hits from 50's & 60's with singer/guitarist Peter Charles Music,
Music
A musical journey through the oldies hits of the 50's and 60's with singer/guitarist Peter Charles. Peter play's the greatest stars of the 50's/60's period with icons of that time including, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Dion, Beatles, Stones, Gary Lewis, Jay Black and many more. Peter uses back up tracks to re-create the sounds of that time. Peter also injects humorous stories to keep it entertaining and fun.
$201- $350
Bram, Lance BAND CAMP / School of ROCK for teens Music
Get ready to Rock! Teens (13-18) will learn how to work together to play music. They will learn about song structure and create an original song together! Students who are unfamiliar with a particular instrument will be encouraged to write lyrics, sing, or play a percussion instrument. However, they are free to experiment with simple chords on acoustic guitar or play simple 4-note song structure on the bass guitar. Instruments will be provided, however, teens can bring their own instruments from home! All are welcome. Maximum of 10 students. May be booked as a one-time program or as a recurring weekly program/ series.
Up to $100
Ackerbauer, Bill Songs for Kids of All Ages Music
Bill Ackerbauer loves to get kids excited about participating in live music! He encourages sing-alongs, movement and silliness as he performs traditional and original material with guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica and other instruments. Bill has more than 20 years' experience as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed with bands in several genres (rock, bluegrass, folk) in addition to playing solo. Bill has performed for audiences of all ages at public libraries in Johnstown, Gloversville, Canajoharie, Troy and Ballston Spa, to name a few, as well as at museums, schools, festivals and markets around the state.
$101- $200
Baron, Jim Singer-Songwriter Music
"Within the wiry voice of Jim Baron exists the wit, wonder and melodic prowess of Robyn Hitchcock, Billy Bragg and Lloyd Cole. Baron has the goods to compete with any star on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene and then some. Jim's music offers a smorgasbord of sub-genres strung together by his love-struck melodies and wry wordplay."
$501- $1000
Van Egmond, Timothy You Say Potato, I Say Pomme de Terre Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A program to celebrate the 400s section of the Dewy Decimal System, Languages (and to help Tim honestly say he's using his B.A. in Romance Languages)! These stories and songs help people hear and savor the sound of different languages as they're transported to the cultures that speak them. Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim Van Egmond has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 30 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Education Programs, and the New Hampshire State Library's Kids, Books, and the Arts Project.
$351- $500
Bram, Lance Improvising with Music Music
In this program, participants will first improvise with percussion instruments and learn about rhythm. The second half of program participants will take turns improvising on a keyboard accompanied by a chord progression on acoustic guitar played by the presenter. No experience is necessary! The participants will be guided by a few prompts and improvising only on the “white keys”. All you need is your own creativity and love of music! $150 for hour/ $200 for hour and a half. 15 participant limit works best for this program, although accommodations can be made for $10 for each participant over 15. FYI: Program can also be called "School of Rock"
$101- $200
Koch, Kaitlyn The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards from the 1920s-1950s Music
The Kaitlyn Fay Trio/Quartet/Quintet performs a wide variety of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. Performances can contain a mix of styles and songs or they can be tailored as a tribute to one of the various important jazz singers of the 20th century, including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, and Anita O'Day.
$201- $350
Livingston, Jeff Reading is Fundamental - Drag Show Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Other
In an effort to get a younger crowd at the library, host a drag show with a professional drag queen! Annie Manildoo will both lip sync and sing live while showcasing fabulous costumes, wigs and make-up!
$101- $200
Riedel, Cris Music Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
This year's summer reading theme, Libraries Rock, is about MUSIC. All the stories in this program are music related. The program includes these tales: The Bremen Town Musicians, from Germany The story of four animals running away from home, and their song saves their lives. The First Flute, from the Sioux Nation With help from a woodpecker and a flute, a young man wins his life partner and the enduring respect of his tribe. The Beggar's Song from Italy
$351- $500
Cavanaugh, Deb Music - A Hidden Treasure (2006 Summer Reading Program) Music,
Nature- Animals,
Other
Discover the treasure of music with a musical scavenger hunt. Listen for names of animals, places, and more in these fun and interactive songs, and color a treasure map filled with pictures of these clues. This program has been specially designed for the 2006 Summer Reading Program. The program can be adapted for older or younger children and will include a song written for this year’s theme.
$201- $350
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