379 Main Street
Beacon, NY (MAP)
(845) 855-1300
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379 Main St, Beacon NY (MAP) 845.855.1300

Thursday 4 - 9pm
Friday 4 - 9:30pm
Saturday 10:30 - 9:30pm
Sunday 10:30 - 9pm

Thu 4 - 9pm | Fri 4 - 9:30pm
Sat 10:30 - 9:30pm | Sun 10:30 - 9pm

Hell Among The Hedgehogs – Featuring Whit Smith and Matt Munisteri – Salon Stage

Complimentary with Dinner

Our Salon Stage provides Complimentary Live Music while you dine. We feature amazing local Hudson Valley and touring artists nightly. Join us for dinner and you may discover one of your new favorite artists. As always, we prioritize seating for guests who are joining us for dinner. We also provide a great Tap Room for enjoying a cocktail or beer while listening to the live music on our Salon Stage.

Reservations suggested; call (845) 855-1300 to book your table.

Hell Among The Hedgehogs is the passion project of guitarists Matt Munisteri and Whit Smith. The two share a musical kinship that was cemented late one night, during the final decade of the previous century, when the two touring musicians found themselves perched on neighboring barstools in the French Quarter after their respective gigs in New Orleans. Around midnight the guitar cases were opened and they played for a gathering crowd until the bar was forced to close its doors – and they only stopped once the doors were unlocked and the happy crowd spilled into the misty glare of Royal Street at dawn. In the decades since, each has found his career wrangling the sparkling combination of Hot Jazz, Swing, Country-and-Western, and The Electric Spanish Guitar: It’s gone in-and-out of style, but whether you call the style “Redneck Jazz”, “Cow-Bop”, “Western Swing”, or “Hillbilly Bebop”, this fortuitous mash-up of Harlem and Hayseed will be with us as long as dandelions sprout through the cracks of city sidewalks.

After decamping from NYC for points out west Whit Smith co-founded “The Hot Club of Cowtown” and, in the course of more than a quarter century of relentless touring and recording with this storied Austin-based trio, he’s spread the gospel of Western Swing far and wide, while inspiring legions of burgeoning retro guitarists. Choosing instead to stick close to his hometown of NYC Matt Munisteri leads his own bands while working with lots of swinging jazz luminaries (Catherine Russell, Mark O’Connor, Jon-Erik Kellso and The EarRegulars), jazzy singer-songwriters (Kat Edmondson, Madeline Peyroux), jazzy roots musicians (Loudon Wainwright, Robbie Fulks), and jazzy downtown adventurers (Steven Bernstein, Henry Butler, Greg Cohen). Matt and Whit stay very busy between their different projects and usually only reunite when they again happen to be playing in the same town, so this will mark a very rare east coast reappearance of Hell Among The Hedgehogs.

Reservations suggested; call (845) 855-1300 to book your table.

Reservations suggested; call 845-855-1300 to book your table.