Robert Bruey & Miles to Dayton Perform at Cinema Arts Centre, Jan. 19

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Miles to Dayton

Robert Bruey

LI-Based Artists are Part of Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Hard Luck Café Series

Story provided by Michael Kornfeld

Robert Bruey and Miles to Dayton are the featured performers during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre’s Sky Room on Thursday, Jan. 19. The 8:30 p.m. The concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members; $10 for non-members. The Cinema Arts Centre is at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington. (631) 423-7611.
Singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. Bruey’s roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his CD, Silver Burning Sky, and are even more evident in his live performances, during which he shares his deepest emotions with audiences. His music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style — with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment — provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, Bruey paints with words — imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them. Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse, blazing his own musical path. (
Here’s a link to a YouTube video of Robert Bruey performing last spring at the Custer Institute in Southold, NY:
 With a well-crafted mix of folk, rock, classical and funk, Long Island-based Miles to Dayton brings an honest message of love, life and laughter to each performance. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony textures, solid songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew. The family chemistry adds to the onstage fun, while the unique instrumentation delivers an eclectic sound portrait with a comfortable down-home vibe in each of the songs. The band features vocalist Krista (March) Preddice, songwriter Jonathan Preddice (guitar, cello, vocals); Dave March (bass, vocals), Leanne (Preddice) Strom (violin) and Brian Kroll (drums). Miles to Dayton recently released its third album, Pass It On.  (
Here’s a link to a YouTube video of Miles to Dayton performing for Acoustic Long Island in St. James, NY:
Established in 1973, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington (www. seeks to bring the best of cinematic artistry to Long Island , using 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 43rd year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington ( presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council during the summer.
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