Jacque’s Spin on Music - Live Music in the Lower Harlem Valley

I’m thrilled to be writing this new monthly column for The Pawling Record and look forward to getting to know you. I began in the music business as a booker, which evolved into manager, promoter, marketer, and music blogger. As my experience expanded, I worked with national talent agencies. For this column, my focus is to highlight the live music scene in the Lower Harlem/Hudson Valley Region, specifically the Pawling community. It is this background, and my music passion, driving me to share this information with you each issue.

As I kick off my first column, isn’t it convenient that I happen to be celebrating 100 shows on WPWL with a Jamboree & Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 6, at Daryl’s House Club? What is exciting about this is we will be streaming LIVE on PawlingPublicRadio.org. Between sets, we’re running an auction of two authentic, autographed guitars from Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels! The highest bidder will walk out the door with a piece of memorabilia from one of these music icons.

My music guests that evening will be Grammy winner Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart and the Artie Tobia Band, whose fifth album reached #2 on the Americana Charts. Pawling’s non-profit radio station, WPWL, is the beneficiary of the evening. I sure hope to see you at Daryl’s House on March 6. Please come up and say hello! If you have a space for live music, please reach out for a possible feature in next month’s column at JacquesGiantShow@gmail.com.

Live Music Venues in the Pawling Area


Clock Tower Grill, 512 Clock Tower Commons Drive, Brewster (ClockTowerGrill.com)

Live music Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Moonlight Cafe, 850 NY Route 22, Brewster (MoonLightCaterers.com)

Live music Saturday night music from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (No cover.)

Thai Golden, 5 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel Hamlet (ThaiGoldenNY.com)

First Friday of the month – Open Mic, hosted by Omar Ramirez starting at 7:00 p.m.


Arts on the Lake, 640 NY Route 52, Carmel Hamlet (ArtsOnTheLake.org)

Sunday, February 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feehan Sunday Jazz Series featuring John Lissauer.


Reverie Cafe, 21 Front Street, Patterson, (TakeMeToReverie.com)

Sunday Champagne Musical Brunch. David Devine 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Devin Daversa from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Akin Library, 378 Old Quaker Hill Road, Pawling (AkinFreeLibrary.org)

First Sunday of the month – Shakin at the Akin Open Jam Sessions, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Daryl’s House Club, 130 NY-22, Pawling (DarylsHouseClub.com)

Wednesday – Sunday (Visit website for live music details and tickets.)

Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Acoustic Brunch.

Sherman, CT

The Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center, Sherman, CT (ShermanLibrary.org)

Every fourth Friday of the month, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – Song Swap in “The Barn.”

The Painted Lemon, 1 CT Route 37 East, Sherman, CT (ThePaintedLemon.com)

Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Jacque Roche is a frequent contributor to More Sugar Magazine and music blogger on HearItThere.com. Her radio show, Jacque’s Giant Music Show, can be heard streaming on PawlingPublicRadio.org Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and capturing the in-studio action on Facebook Live. Archived shows are available on SoundCloud.com/JacqueButterfly.