Kerry Kearney Band with
the Unsung Heroes

Sunday, July 28
5 pm (gates open at 4 pm) | $35 in advance/$40 at the door
Creekside, 80 North Ferry Road

Kerry Kearney, blues man and slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as unique as his song writing and original melodies. Kerry was voted "Best Guitarist of 1999" by the LI Voice and “Bluesman of the Year 2004” by the LI Blues Society. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the LI Music Hall of Fame and most recently, in 2013, he and his band mates were each inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.  

The Unsung Heroes - Peter (Bosco) Michne, Michael LeClerc and James Benard - hailed as the "South Fork's super group," has emerged from behind the music scene where they have not-so-quietly performed with at least a dozen bands over the past 15 years. Along with inventive and dynamic interpretations of tunes by Pastorius, Corea and Metheny the Unsung Heroes have composed and recorded several of their own. You may have heard the them masquerading as a traveling rhythm section behind various vocalists and instrumentalists playing creative versions of songs by the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin or Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

This program is partially funded by the County of Suffolk. 

Los Hacheros

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Sunday, August 25
5 pm (gates open at 4 pm) | $35 in advance/$40 at the door
Creekside, 80 North Ferry Road

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros, modern-day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music, revive folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. “Los Hacheros has the magic of group improvisation,” adds bassist William Ash. “We play in a style that is swing oriented and emphasizes the Cuban clave like great ones of old: Arsenio, Reve, Ritmo…”

"What The Dap-Kings are to vintage soul, Los Hacheros are to the golden era of Latin music." - Talia Schlanger, Host of World Cafe, NPR

A band of only five musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas (Marc Anthony, Orquestra Broadway), who plays violin and sings chorus, improvises mambos on the trombone, Itai Kriss (Edmar Castaneda, Grupo Latin Vibe) sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos (improvised verses) and congas. William Ash (Alfredo de la Fe, Brenda K Starr) holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

This program is partially funded by the County of Suffolk.

About our Creekside Concerts:

Sylvester Manor Creekside Concerts are outdoor events so bring a beach chair or blanket. Camp chairs are also welcome but must sit toward the back to not block the view of your fellow concertgoers. Gates will open at 4:00 pm. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to picnic or you can purchase something delicious from Noah's on the Road Food Truck. Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

Inclement weather policy: In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held as scheduled at the Shelter Island School Auditorium. There are no refunds if moved indoors. 


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Music has been part of Manor life since the very beginning. We continue to carry on this long-held tradition, and have welcomed a myriad of musicians and artists over the years. Some past performers have included:

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anais Mitchell, Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, Lissa Schneckenburger, The Katie McNalley Trio, Della Mae, Lula Wiles, Joe Lauro, Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks, Inda Eaton, The Nancy Atlas Project, Jeff Davis, Mark and Beverly Davis, Dunegrass, Drivetrain, Edith & Bennett, The Gawler Family, The Cherry Holmes, Barefoot Movement, New Moon Acoustic Blues Band, Ten Strings and A Goatskin, Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy, Genticorum, Eastbound Freight, The Deadly Gentlemen


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