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

The past five weeks have flown by in a frenzy of in-studio interviews and live music performances. On February 7, songwriter and host of Thai Golden’s open mic in Carmel Omar Ramirez, along with his 1122 duo partner, Kimmi Christen, were joined by Kenny Young (aka rapper Son Soul) in the studio. I enjoyed their original music and urge you to catch Omar’s open mic Friday, April 5.

A great time was had by all March 6 to celebrate my 100th Show Jamboree at Daryl’s House Club. If you haven’t visited this destination venue, the free Acoustic Brunch on Saturday or Sunday is enthusiastically suggested. This Saturday, March 16, catch the Dan Zlotnick Trio. This original Hudson Valley band will be performing from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Another show I’m excited about this month is when Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee and Godfather of Americana Music Chip Taylor takes to the stage on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

New additions to the “Spin on Music” are below for McGrath’s and The Tap House Tavern. Tina’s Rest in Holmes will feature live music on Saturday, March 23 and the 30, when they are hosting Niteshade, a fun Hudson Valley band I had the pleasure of interviewing in May 2018.

I am grateful that you are streaming Jacque’s Giant Music Show on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on TheBeatoftheValley.com or watching the behind the scene antics on FaceBookLive. I could not do this work without the support of live music lovers such as you! If you are hosting live music, please reach out for a possible feature in next month’s column by emailing 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, March 24, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feehan Sunday Jazz Series featuring Sheryl Marshall.


Reverie Cafe, 21 Front Street (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 (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 (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.

McGrath’s Tavern

146 Main St/Route 22 (McGrathsTavern.com)

Acoustic music on certain Friday nights, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tap House Tavern of Pawling, 2 Charles Colman Blvd. (Facebook.com/pg/PawlingTavern)

Sunday afternoons, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sherman, CT

The Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center (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 (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 PawlingPubicRadio.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.