Hard Luck Café Concert at Cinema Arts Centre Features LI’s Own Cassandra House and Quarter Horse June 21, 2018
Long Island-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Cassandra House and LI-based Americana band Quarter Horse will swap songs as they share a concert bill during the monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington) on Thursday, June 21. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the Cinema’s Sky Room 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.
Cassandra House, who released her debut full-length CD, The Roam, earlier this month, writes largely introspective songs and delivers them in her soulful and mellifluous voice. She’s drawn comparisons to Patty Griffin, Kathleen Edwards and Neko Case. Quarter Horse, a six-member ensemble, has been rapidly building a following on LI and beyond. Elements of folk, rock, alternative, country, blues, and jazz are all part of its Americana sound. More information on the featured artists, as well as music and videos, may be found on their respective websites: www.cassandrahouse.net and www.quarterhorseband.com.
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 50th 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. Folk icon Tom Rush (accompanied by up-and-comer Matt Nakoa) headlines the annual Huntington Folk Festival, a free event at Heckscher Park that extends from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. Some three-dozen artists/acts from six states will showcase their talents during the afternoon.