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Palmer Street Coffeehouse kicks off 23rd season

PLATTSBURGH - Blues fingerstyle guitarist Joan Crane and bassist Steve Feinbloom will kick off the 23rd season at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse Friday, Oct. 1.

"Joan Crane's the real deal. Anyone who likes great guitar playing will want to be there," said Coffeehouse coordinator Jody Lawson.

"Musicians and audience members tell us to keep Palmer Street Coffeehouse just like it is," added Bruce Lawson, who helps select music and serves as emcee.

Housed in the Unitarian Fellowship Church at 4 Palmer St., the Palmer Street Coffeehouse serves up acoustic music along with fresh-baked desserts and fair-trade coffee.

"Everyone loves the atmosphere," added Bruce Lawson.

"This is our 23rd season and we have an exciting lineup," said Jody Lawson. "Joan's here in October and Roy Hurd will headline in November. We know the community will want to support Roy."

Future months include folk artists Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi, Vermont's favorite bluegrass band "Big Spike" and the stunning musicianship of Harvey Reid.

"Harvey is so good he scares me," added Bruce Lawson.

Also on the concert schedule are Dana and Susan Robinson, a national touring singer/songwriting duo from North Carolina performing original, traditional and Appalachian inspired blend of Americana folk music. Local favorites The Too Tall String Band and the quirky Eddy & Kim Lawrence, Junior Barber, and Beartracks will close the season in June.

"We invite all music lovers to Plattsburgh's original coffeehouse," said Jody Lawson. "Great music, candlelight, tasty desserts and you're guaranteed to see old friends and make new ones. How can you go wrong?"

Palmer Street Coffeehouse operates on the first Friday of each month, from October through June. Admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m., with concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments, including baked goods, coffee, tea and juices are served.

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