Home Grown Music in a Tin House

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This May, in addition to the sound of kale rustling in the breeze and the clucking of heritage hens, Restoration Farm comes alive with the music of bluegrass, folk, violin and banjo.

The “Tin House Music at Restoration Farm” concert series debuts Sunday, May 4 with a performance by the locally grown ensemble Miles to Dayton. The group promises a recipe of four-part harmony, clever songs, improvisational violin and cello and infectious rhythm.

The Sunday afternoon series is part of the new arts and education effort underway at the Old Bethpage farm and will feature performances by local musicians throughout the summer. The schedule includes folk musicians the Live Cultures on June 1, the Carrie McQuade Trio on July 6, the acoustic group Long Island Bluegrass Quartet on August 3 and guitarist Kerry Kearney on September 7. Performances will take place at the multi-use tin building erected this past winter as a storage shed and distribution center for CSA shares, at 140 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, just east of Round Swamp Road.

Restoration Farm staff member Susan Salem says the concert series adds a new dimension to the farm’s offerings. “With a beautiful landscape, fresh air and locally grown produce, Restoration Farm has always been a multi-sensory experience and now even more so,” says Salem. “What better way to nurture community than by sharing great food and music together?”

All shows begin at 2 p.m. with an open mic hour.  Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by e-mailing susan@restorationfarm.com

T.W. Barritt blogs at culinarytypes.blogspot.com