'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right'

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:41

Bob Dylan tribute festival is May 28 to 30 at Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery Warwick — The Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery will host its 15th Bob Dylan tribute festival May 28 to 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. on the winery’s outdoor stage. The Dylan festival is a continuation of the winery’s ongoing music series uncorked and unplugged in the orchard. Organizers said local musicians as well as some national recording artists will perform. Jay Unger and Molly Mason are making their first appearance at the winery on Saturday May 28. They have become one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene, according to organizers. Mason and Unger are joined by Happy Traum and other great musicians, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, and local favorite Uncle Shoehorn to open the Dylan weekend. The Kennedys will also appear. Pete and Mora Kennedy have loyal followings in both the guitar pop camp and in the singer song writer set. Organizers said their ability to perform in a variety of styles ranging from roots rock to soulful acoustic pop has lead to their popularity across the United States. “Last year’s set was so good that we had to have them back” said event organizer and co-owner Jeremy Kidde. “We also asked Professor Louie and the Crowmatix back for a second day, and E’lissa Jones and The Redden Brothers Band will also be performing. Sunday’s Lineup should be a lot of fun” On May 30, Steve Forbert will make his second appearance on the winery Stage. He will be joined by the Kennedys, Rod Macdonald and Backwoods Jupiter. Wine tastings, Hard cider, and fruit brandies as well as food, and soft drinks will be available all weekend at the winery. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, and blankets but no coolers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To learn more, call 845-258-4858 or visit www.wvwinery.com.