April 20, 2017 Hard Luck Café Concert at Cinema Arts Centre Features Two Philadelphia-Based Trios

A pair of Philadelphia-based trios — one all female, the other all male — share the bill during the monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington) on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the Cinema’s Sky Room featuring Ladybird and The End of America will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are  $15 ($10 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members) and will be available at the door.  For more information, visit www.fmsh.org or call (631) 425-2925.


Ladybird is a multi-instrumental, harmony-based folk/bluegrass trio hatched on a front porch – with whiskey under one wing and a banjo under another. Drawing on a wide array of influences spanning from the traditional American songbook to Swedish folk and jazz, these ladies (Cecilia Ferneborg, Laura Kay and Sarah Larsen) take to the stage with fiddle, dobro, banjo, guitar, and mandolin — blending their powerful original songs with fresh takes on old folk and bluegrass favorites. (www.heythereladybird.com)


The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with a rock and Americana style that’s sure to resonate with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes. Prior to launching the trio, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard all fronted other bands. Although their vocal chemistry also can be heard on their self-entitled debut CD and previously released EPs, the raw honesty of their performances is something to experience live.  (www.theendofamericamusic.com)


About the Presenters 

Established in 1973, Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre (www.cinemaartscentre.org) seeks to bring the best of cinematic artistry to Long Island and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community. LI’s only not-for-profit, viewer-supported, independent cinema presents a wide array of films that are often accompanied by discussions and guest speakers. 

Now in its 49th year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmsh.org) presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Its First Saturday Concerts series at the Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, off Route 25A, Centerport) will feature acclaimed young Nova Scotia-based Celtic roots sibling duo Cassie and Maggie on May 6, 2017.

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