Unity Hall's Fall 2020 Free Virtual Concert series premieres with singer/songwriter Cosy Sheridan at 8pm on Saturday, September 12th at unityhall.com.

Cosy first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 winning both songwriting contests at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  The Boston Globe covered her music calling her “one of the best new singer/songwriters”. She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls (including Carnegie Hall) and coffeehouses across the country. 
She plays a percussive bluesy guitar style, often in open tunings and occasionally with two capos on the guitar neck. She is a lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our contemporary self-indulgent culture.

The free concerts  follow an every-other Saturday schedule. Each performance will be viewable on the home page until the next concert is presented, and can be enjoyed after that through the Virtual Concerts Archive.

Additional performers slated for this fall:

9/26: Les Brers Unplugged is one of several musical identities crafted by the ubiquitous brothers
Sisti, and is their acoustic homage to the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

10/10: Jes Sheldon calls Sherburne, NY home, but her powerful vocals are known throughout the
Upstate area. This woman can sing anything. She is accompanied by Mike Davis on guitar.

10/24: Nationally recognized magician Leon Etienne offers the series a captivating change of pace.
Leon is a Utica success story. He has performed his stage magic all over the world.

11/07: Dusty Pas’cal is a young singer/songwriter with an old soul. His songs remind listeners of
how John Prine connected personally with his audiences.

11/21: The Hot Club of Saratoga is Upstate New York’s premier Gypsy swing ensemble. Their
ageless music reflects the spirit and style of Django Reinhardt.

12/05: John Kelsey is acknowledged by musicians and music fans to be one of Central New York’s
most accomplished guitarists. His stellar playing will be complemented with the impressive vocal
styling of Chad Plantz.

Many Unity Hall programs are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program,a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

We were pleased and proud to  be recognized as one of the Best Venues for live music in the 2019 and 2020 SAMMY Awards. Our thanks to the Syracuse Area Music Awards board and all those that voted, and congratulations to the venues we share this distinction with.


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