Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bobtown At ESRM This Weekend

Bobtown in Concert
For Flying Cat Music
Saturday, September 21
7:30 p.m. (sharp), door at 7:00
Empire State Railway Museum
70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $15 or $13 with RSVP
For information email as above
or call 845-688-9453
Link to artist's website:

It will be a dynamic evening Saturday, September 21, when Bobtown performs in concert for Flying Cat Music at the Empire State Railway Museum. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the door opening at 7:00. Tickets are $13 with RSVP or $15 at the door. For information or reservations email or call 845-688-9453. The museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, NY 12464.

Bobtown is a hoot and a holler, and a shiver down your spine. This vibrant five member group is deeply wired, in a pre-electrical sense, to transcendent musical roots with field hollers foremost among them. Field hollers were a pre-Civil War vocal and percussive call-and-response music, thought to have pre-dated spirituals, which originated with African-American slaves working in the fields. Bobtown founder Katherine Etzel credits her fascination with field hollers to her experience as a youth working in Kansas bean and corn fields. With four vocalists and an eclectic assortment of instruments, Bobtown will set any room to rocking when the spirit calls them, but that is just one of many penetrating moods this versatile band summons from their audience.