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Live@theUpstream: An Evening with Two Toms: Singer-songwriters Tom Heany and Tom Cardullo

  • Upstream Gallery 8 Main Street Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 United States (map)

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TOM HEANY Tom Heany is a songwriter and guitarist from the Hudson River Valley in New York. His songs call to mind the traditional music of the United States, the classic songs of the '30s and '40s, and the stories we tell when families get together. Those stories and the characters in them are hard to forget - the cantankerous old soldier trying to explain himself to his grandson; the mysterious drifter who hints at love, vengeance, and murder but offers no details; the favorite uncle who walks across the country and never comes back; and the old couple who like skinny-dipping. There are songs about love, too, especially the enduring, tested, life-long kind.

In 1964, TOM CARDULLO paid his college roommate $25 for a Sears Silvertone guitar, learned some chords and wrote some songs.  “Cadillac Car”, one of those songs from over 50 years ago, is still part of his playlist. A while back, a challenge by the founder of the Songwriters on the Hudson series at Riverspace Arts in Nyack restarted his interest in songwriting and performing. Tom has worked with music industry pros including Arlon Bennett, Dan Bern, Ellis Paul, Cliff Eberhardt, and Craig Bickhardt, and has opened for Vance Gilbert, Kirsten Maxwell and The Levins. He has performed at the Turning Point, the RiverArts Music Tour and at Acoustic Live at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

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