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Americana Meets the American Songbook

  • Haines Falls United Methodist Church 45 North Lake Road Haines Falls, NY 12436 United States (map)

This program brings Americana and the Great American Songbook into musical conversation along with original folk songs of the future. Featuring an ensemble stacked with some of the greatest young bluegrass and jazz musicians in the world, The Human Hands will deliver this family friendly repertoire blending the songs of Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Cole Porter and more.


Sam Reider - Accordion, vocals

Roy Williams - Guitar, vocals

Phoebe Hunt - Fiddle, vocals

Eddie Barbash - Saxophone

Dominick Leslie - Mandolin

Dave Speranza - Bass


Co-presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory in part with 23Arts Summer Music & Jazz Festival.

About The Human Hands: The Human Hands is a collective of virtuosic acoustic musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Spontaneously combining bluegrass, gypsy jazz, and Americana, you can find The Human Hands conjuring up mind-bending live performances in New York City most nights of the week.

The Human Hands features Roy Williams (guitar, vocals), Phoebe Hunt (fiddle, vocals), Eddie Barbash (saxophone), Dominick Leslie (mandolin) and Dave Speranza (bass). The Human Hands is led by jazz pianist turned folk musician Sam Reider on accordion and vocals. The San Francisco Chronicle describes Reider: “He’s got rhythym. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.”