The Falco Brothers and Leslie Mendelson Featuring Andy Falco of the Infamous Stringdusters
September 08 at 8:00 pm
Simply put, ‘The Falco Brothers’ is the exploration of three Long Island brothers who love to make music together. Tom (guitars, vocals), Andy (guitars, mandolin, vocals), and Patrick (upright and electric bass) have been performing together for over fifteen years in various configurations bringing their take on American roots music to audiences around the Northeast. When they perform as The Falco Brothers they tie all of their musical experiences and influences together into their own Bluesy Folk-Rock sound. The Falco Brothers strive to focus on good, memorable songs while not being afraid to stretch out and explore improvisational journeys. As Long Island natives they often participate in events that benefit the Long Island lifestyle to help ensure future generations can enjoy the wonderful waterways and trails that the brothers themselves take advantage of.
Leslie Mendelson’s Love & Murder is the singer/songwriter’s first new album in eight years. A stirring work instilled with the emotional depth that Glide Magazine declared “one of the best records of 2017,” the effort is the long-awaited follow-up to her Grammy Award-nominated debut, Swan Feathers. It’s an apropos title, reflecting the dichotomy between the dark and light she encountered in those years between. Poised for stardom in 2009 with comparisons to Carole King and Rickie Lee Jones on the tip of tastemakers’ lips, fate as it often does, had other plans. But perhaps this was actually to the benefit of her art. After losing a record and management deal and having her friend and producer Joel Dorn unexpectedly pass away, Mendelson recommitted to herself and slowly but surely penned the songs with her longtime co-writer Steve McEwan that would become Love & Murder.