A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country, Milton first gained notoriety in his hometown New York City when his song “In The City” became a hit on New York’s WFUV radio. His live performances, which include material from every one of his albums, are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm.
Milton has toured extensively throughout the states since 2005, as a headliner and appearing as support for his hero and mentor Chris Smither, in addition to shows and tours with Joan Osborne, Steave Earle, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Sonny Landreth, Colin Hay, Kat Edmonson, Josh Ritter and many more.
In late 2019, Milton premiered his 5th and finest album Studio City with a sold out show at City Vineyard NYC. The album, a veritable tour de force of songwriting and studio craft, features 12 ultra-catchy, concise tunes ranging in style from Sinatra-esque full orchestra swing, to Sgt. Pepper-like whimsical comedy to vintage country and New Orleans rhythm and blues. In concert, Milton and his ultra-sharp band of NYC veteran session players deliver the songs seamlessly with Milton’s own graceful live arrangements.
Jacob Bernz has become a local fixture of the music scene here in Beacon. He grew up playing the small riverfront festivals started by Pete Seeger at an early age. Now in his 30’s, he can be found running Beacon’s own independent stringed instrument store by day and traveling the Hudson Valley to different small venues by night. Jacobs’ music defies genres but lands somewhere in the Americana realm.
Chris Knoeppel sings and plays with a subtle power that invites listeners in to hear the true meaning behind the songs. His debut album “Temporary Hobos” was released in 2019 and features all original songs. Chris doesn’t use any form of pick on his instrument, instead opting for a straight-forward finger style that defines each note behind his vocals. Chris also enjoys showcasing other artists’ songs but listen close and you’ll hear that it sounds altogether new.
Bernz and Knoeppel will feature original tunes and ballads from across the land reflecting on the times we are living in.
Tickets $20 advance, $25 door