Hurleyville, NY – The Woodstock 50th Anniversary is over, but the music, the message, and the songs are alive and well in Sullivan County. And one of the bands keeping that spirit alive is the roots rock and blues group “Yasgur.”
“Yasgur” is a powerful 4-piece guitar and harmonica-driven band, playing danceable swing, jump and Chicago-style blues. The band covers tunes by Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, and many others.
Named after the legendary Max Yasgur of Woodstock fame, three of the members met at a jam session just up the road from the original Woodstock site. Band members include Rich Johansen, vocals and guitar, Mike Moss, drums, Dan Berger, harmonica, & Steve Suresh, bass.
The concert will be held on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. and is part of the Sullivan County Historical Society’s Sunday Afternoon Music and History concert series (usually held on the first Sunday, but changed because of the Holiday weekend). The Americana band Little Sparrow will host the event.
The program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Call 845-434-8044 for more info, or visit the website at www.scnyhistory.org.