Bergen ‘Music At The Barn’ ends season with ‘Bluegrass And Cider’

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PARK RIDGE, NJ – The “Music At The Barn” concert series is coming to an end and the 11th annual “Bluegrass and Cider” concert will serve as the grand finale.

The concert, which is also the last in the county’s free summer concert series, is scheduled for Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a county historic site located at 13 Pascack Rd., In Park Ridge. .

A limited number of places are available, but people are welcome to bring chairs and blankets. The barn will be open to visitors at noon before the concert and during the intermission.

The concert will be performed by three bluegrass artists and longtime friends of this annual Wortendyke Barn tradition: Kenny Kosek on violin; Barry Mitterhoff, mandolin; and Joe Selly, guitar.

Here’s more on the trio, from the county:

“Kenny Kosek is one of America’s most recorded fiddlers today, having been the featured soloist on hundreds of albums, soundtracks and jingles. He can be heard on recordings by James Taylor, Jerry Garcia, David Byrne, Chaka Kahn and Willie Nelson and also performs with his own bluegrass band Angelwood. “

“Barry Mitterhoff is a well-known and versatile mandolin player who has toured with blues-rock band Hot Tuna and performed with Tony Trischka and Skyline, John Gorka, Jorma Kaukonen and Hazel Dickens. He has been a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the White House, the Library of Congress, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. “

Guitarist Joe Selly, a professor at Bergen Community College, has performed with Phoebe Snow, Vassar Clements, Barbara Eden, Melissa Manchester and Tex Logan, and has toured nationally with the Lombardo Orchestra. “

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