A special Members Invitational Showcase is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 as part of The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly First Saturday Concerts’ series.
The 8:30 p.m. concert at the Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, off Route 25A, in Centerport) will feature Long Island-based singer-songwriters Cassandra House, Joe Iadanza, Nico Padden, Steve Robinson, and Toby Tobias.
The concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25 ($20 for FMSH members), may be purchased in advance online at www.fmsh.org, using a credit card, or at the door (cash and checks only).
House’s unique sound has been described as soulful, earnest and raw. She has shared the stage with such talents as Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, Shannon McNally, G. Love, Lucy Kaplansky, Jen Chapin and Todd Scheaffer of Railroad Earth. Her latest album is called The Roam.
Recalling Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen, Iadanza’s music is rooted in classic folk. After coming on the music scene in 2007, he has released three albums, the most recent, The Social Music House, Vol. 1, was nominated by Folk Alliance International and the National Folk DJs for album of the year.
Padden’s original music and voice have been compared to the likes of Alanis Morisette, Brandi Carlile, and Ingrid Michaelson. Her rich, heartfelt songs and soulful voice are crowd-pleasers everywhere she performs. A multi-instrumentalist, Padden shifts effortlessly between accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and the piano.
Winner of the 2007 Long Island Blues Society’s Blues Challenge, Robinson is a native Long Islander and self-taught guitarist who has developed his own unique finger style combining driving rhythms with tasteful licks.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tobias has immersed himself in many genres of American music while never leaving behind his roots in the rhythms and melodies of his homeland. His keen ear for intuitive arrangements is a hallmark of his writing and performance, and he has garnered a strong following on Long Island and in the tri-state area.
For more information on the artists and the concert featuring folk, folk-rock, Americana, and blues stylings, visit www.fmsh.org or call 631-425-2925.