LACONIA — Gathering Time, a high energy folk-rock New York trio, travels north, bringing their soaring harmonies and dynamic sets to a dessert and concert event at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia on Sunday, October 6.
Stuart Markus, Gerry McKeveny and Hillary Foxsong have been astounding audiences in the New York metropolitan area in venues from house concerts to outdoor festivals, to churches and synagogues and on prime folk rock radio shows, nationwide. An evening with Gathering Time ranges from "sweet and sentimental to joyous and energetic, from irreverently funny to heart stopping serious with eclectic sets that include new twists on traditional folk, beloved classics from the '60's and strong originals", says the Garden City Long Island News.
The immense success of last season's concert by the Boxcar Lilies led the Temple B'nai Israel producing team to continue to review bands to present to Lakes Region audiences. Ken Goodman, researched hundreds of potential performers before deciding on Gathering Time, and knew that he had found a winner. This third concert in the series has been moved to the Belknap Mill to accommodate the audience that overfilled the previous venue.
Gathering Time's remake of Peter Yarrow's "Light the Candle" has been spun on stations ranging from NYC's top-rated WCBS-FM to Israel's Galilee Plains as have their "Songs of Hope and Freedom" CD offerings. The newest CD, "Red Apples and Gold" with themes of history, family tradition and harvest time, rose to #5 on the Folk DJ charts last September and finishing #19 in the top 100 for the year 2012.
Lakes Region area caterers Cathy Erving of Rustic Gourmet, Josette Lippincott-Smith of Josette's Fine Catering, J.B. Scoops Ice Cream, The Common Man and the Bakery at Moulton Farm are pooling their dessert specialties to enrich the cruise style dessert buffet which precedes the concert.
Ticket holders are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for the "overture", an elaborate dessert buffet (BYOB). Gathering Time music begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. and in the words of a New York radio disc jockey, "delivers harmonies that can "charm the birds out of the trees".