First Presbyterian to welcome Delaney Brothers

Concert part of several 200-year anniversary events

— Looking for a foot-stomping good time to bring spring into full swing?

Join the community in celebrating the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville’s 200th Anniversary as the Delaney Brothers take the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Founded in 1981, the Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is one of Central New York’s oldest and best loved bluegrass bands.

The two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winners bring more than just bluegrass to their performance. The musicians are influenced by acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel and Celtic as exhibited by the smooth, warm vocals of lead singer John Delaney and tight family harmonies with his older brother, Ray, and son, Jonathan, to Nick Piccininni's smokin' banjo and fiddle playing.

Fans are sure to be treated to a musical experience that puts a smile on their faces and sets toes to tapping.

The band’s latest CD release, “Generations,” reflects not only the passing of the musical torch from one generation to the next, but also the melding of the two found within the band itself.

This is represented clearly in the project’s track list, which includes several songs written by banjo player and youngest member, Piccininni, as well as traditional selections composed by bluegrass forefathers like the late Bill Monroe.

The concert, to be held at the church’s Christian Education Center, 64 Oswego St, Baldwinsville, is one of several events planned for the 200-year commemoration of continuing service and worship in the Baldwinsville community. Admission is $10 and refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 635-9246. For more information on the Delaney Brothers, visit delaneybrothers.com.

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