Andrea Di Cesare’s shows, and the final jam of the semester

Andrea’s visit is underway, and wow, it’s been a blast so far!

Here are the highlight videos from his first jam with us:

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And here are a couple of links to some press coverage of his visit:

In the Carousel: http://carouselrag.com/article/italian-violinist-andrea-de-cesare-returns-binghamton

In addition to the final Mountainview Jam of the semester (Sunday, May 10), Andrea will be playing two shows this weekend. Friday night he’ll be at the Cyber Cafe West, on 176 Main St., 9pm till midnight or so and Saturday night at Gallagher’s on 92 Robinson St., from 8-11pm. He’ll be finishing up his visit on Sunday night at Mountainview Jam, 6-8pm.
For pictures, videos, and more updates, visit either Voodoo Highway on Facebook or Mountainview Jam on Facebook.

Italian Rock Violinist Andrea Di Cesare is coming!

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We had so much fun at the Mountainview Music Festival, and will post many pictures soon…. but for right now, we are busy preparing for a visit by internationally acclaimed rock violinist Andrea Di Cesare! Andrea is one of Italy’s top violinists, and you won’t believe what musical magic he can make with his violin. He has pioneered techniques to make one violin sound like a full band. Hearing him play is truly a unique, inspiring, and rockin’ experience!

He will be spending a whole week in Binghamton! Here is his full schedule:

Sunday, May 3: Mountainview Jam, 6-8pm. He will play solo at first, and then will jam with us all afterwards.

Monday, May 4, 7pm: APP 111: Hunter RA event. Andrea will demonstrate and explain his techniques to Mountainview students, and will answer questions, and will also stick around for an acoustic jam with Dana, Bob, and whoever is up for it!

Tuesday, May 5: In the morning, he’ll be playing at Johnson City High School; in the evening, he’ll be on WHRW’s The Signal with Chris Kocher, from 7-8:30, with Dana and Bob. There will be some interviewing and some jamming going on… make sure you tune in! Listen live at 90.5 FM or online at http://www.whrwfm.org/

Thursday, May 7: In the late morning/early afternoon he’ll be performing at Union-Endicott High School. Then in the early evening he’ll jam with the Harpur Jazz Ensemble, and then will be heading over to Red’s Kettle Inn to participate in one of Upstate NY’s best weekly jams!

Friday, May 8, 9-midnight: Free show at the Cyber Cafe West, 176 Main St. in Binghamton. Andrea will be joined by Renato Milone (who has toured with Whitney Houston) on drums, and in the second set he’ll he be joined by Voodoo Highway for some cross-cultural jamming.

Saturday, May 9, 8-11pm: Gallagher’s Block Party at 92 Robinson St. in Binghamton. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy steamed clams (or anything else from the full menu inside) while you listen to Andrea and Renato and–in the second set–Voodoo Highway rock out together.  No cover.

Sunday, May 10, 6-8pm: The final jam of the semester will be one to remember, with Andrea and Renato kicking it off with a short set, and then sticking around to jam with the students. Don’t miss it!

MOUNTAINVIEW MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ALMOST HERE!!

We are very excited to announce the lineup for Mountainview Music Festival, to be held this Saturday afternoon/evening (4/25) on the field of Mountainview College at Binghamton University! The music starts at 2:30, and we have a mix of full bands and solo acts in a variety of styles for your listening pleasure. We will also have the Binghamton ZooMobile (from 4-6pm), and BBQ available for purchase (5-6pm; but you can get other food before or after that, just inside the building).

Musical acts:

Milkweed (a touring Americana/bluegrass string band)
Voodoo Highway​ (your host band, blues and rock)
Brooke Albright (country singer-songwriter)
Thing One (turning rock into an environment!)
Paul McDonald (Americana singer-songwriter)
Waiting for April (Classic and newer rock)
Final Jam with Voodoo Highway and friends, including students and community musicians

Mountainview Music Festival

All the latest

So many things coming up for the jam!

Sunday, April 19th will be Acoustic Coffeehouse Night at the jam, featuring acoustic performances for the first part of the evening, and FREE COFFEE! 6-8pm.

Tuesday, April 21 will be the fire pit jam around the Mountainview fire pit! Grab your acoustic instrument and come join us, starting at 7pm. Weather-permitting.

Saturday, April 25 will be the MOUNTAINVIEW MUSIC FESTIVAL! We are so excited. This event deserves its own post and will get it, as soon as we have the lineup finalized, which will be any minute!

And then, coming up in early May, Mountainview Jam will be hosting a series of events/shows with the internationally acclaimed rock violinist Andrea Di Cesare! Andrea will be coming to Binghamton from Rome, Italy, where he is based when he’s not on tour. Stay tuned for details.

Mountainview Jam on WHRW’s The Signal

We had such a great time appearing on WHRW-FM’s show The Signal with Chris Kocher! Professor Dana Stewart and her husband/band mate Bob Rynone were joined by students Eli Jacobson (on bass), Bryan Delgado (on violin), and Ayden Mustehsan (guitar and vocals) in the WHRW studio. Ayden kicked off the show with a cover of “Wicked Game” (“No I don’t wanna fall in love,” originally by Chris Isaak), and then followed it up with an instrumental jam with Bob. Next Dana, Bob, and Bryan played a couple of Voodoo Highway songs: “Been a Long Time, Baby” and “Better Off Alone.” Then we all joined Eli on Eli’s original instrumental “(Untitled)” :-) After that we all played on Voodoo Highway’s “Whiskey and Blues” and then we finished up the first part of the show with another instrumental jam with everyone. The students all had to go study for their midterms after that, but Dana and Bob were able to stay and chat with Chris about the jam, and then play several more tunes (“Black Sheep of the Family,” “Walmart Killed Main Street,” “Mother Floodin’ Blues,” and “I Got My Mojo Workin'”). So much fun! Thanks to Chris and WHRW for having us! Click here to listen to the archived show and scroll down for some photos.

Mountainview Jam on the Radio

We are very psyched to announce that we will be on WHRW 90.5 Tuesday night (St. Patrick’s Day!) to talk about the jam with radio host Chris Kocher on his show “The Signal.” We’ll be chatting about the jam and will also be jamming with some student guests. Tune in from 7-8:30pm Tuesday to hear us, or check back here for the link to the archived show after the fact.

Mountainview Jam: Week 5 (3/8/15)

Great night at Mountainview Jam! Highlights included Bryan Delgado tearing it up on electric fiddle, great solo sets by CC Ryder and Brooke Albright, incredible bass and drums by Eli Jacobson, a fabulous surprise guest–Paul McDonald–on sax and harmonica, Steve Carlucci (another first-time-ever-performing player) blowing us away on congas, and Rob Wayman stepping out from behind the grill to serve up some rockin’ bluegrass! Also Timothy Wainwright (T-Daddy!) holding down the groove on bass, and Jack Moses rockin’ the keys for us! And of course Tom D’Angelo on drums, Bob Rynone on lead and slide guitar and vocals, and Professor Dana Stewart on rhythm guitar and vocals.

Click here for the Week 5 photo album. And here is the highlights video, featuring Can’t You See, Foxy Lady, Rocky Top, Sweet Home Chicago, Wagon Wheel, Johnny B Goode, Oye Como Va, and so much more!