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This event is funded, in part, with public funds from the NYSCA/Decentralization Community Arts Grant Program administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts. 

The 2019 Not So Quiet Concert Series Opens with Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen will be appearing in concert as the opening show of the 2019 Not So Quiet Concert Series at the Middleburgh Library, Main Street, Middleburgh, NY. The concert takes place on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 4pm. Donations will be taken at the door. Call Sonny Ochs at 518-827-4953 for more information about this event.

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen have been performing together for 25 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor their six duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe. Learn more about Steve and Cindy at

Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960’s. Since Ian and Sylvia first recorded “Darcy Farrow” in 1965, Steve’s songs have been covered by John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Josh Ritter and many others.  But Steve’s own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style using a flat-pick and two fingers. Steve has many solo and duo with Cindy Mangsen recordings available. His solo album, Texas and Tennessee, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Tower Records.

Cindy Mangsen is “one of the finest singers in American folk music”…Come for to Sing. Singing while playing guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums. Songs of Experience received the Editor’s Choice Award from Crossroads, as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills and Michael Smith. Her latest solo album, Cat Tales, is devoted to “songs of the feline persuasion.”

Sonia “Sonny” Ochs is a music producer and radio host. She is known for the “Phil Ochs Song Nights” she organizes, at which various musicians sing the songs of her late brother, singer-songwriter Phil Ochs. The Not So Quiet Music Series has presented world class singer songwriters to Schoharie County residents and visitors for many years.


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