Bands And Performers (2014)



Band And Performance Schedule

The following is a listing of bands and performers that will be playing at the Buck Moon Arts Festival.  The groups are organized by the day and start time that they’ll be performing.

Saturday, July 12th


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM : MAIN STAGE

Hey Jude…The Tribute

Hey Jude

The 2nd British Musical Invasion!  Celebrating 50 years of The Beatles in America, HEY JUDE…The Tribute Fab Four lands at Buck Moon on Saturday, July 12 at 11am to kick-off the festival.


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM : FM THEATRE

Iona Troupe

Iona Troupe .

Always wanted to learn Irish Step Dancing? Join the audience for a performance by the Iona Troupe on Sat. July 12 in the FM Theater. From Schoharie Co. in upstate NY, this group is comprised of youths through adults sharing a singular passion for Irish dance as performance art.

They will demonstrate Irish step and ceili dancing, including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, and treble reels and jigs before teaching some steps to audience volunteers.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM : RAIDERS COVE

Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer Fredericks

Sawyer is a 15 year old singer, guitarist, and prolific songwriter who learned his first guitar chords in the fall of 2010.   Since then, he has written over 3 dozen complete songs, and videos of his performances can be found on YouTube and on his Facebook page.  In 2012, he recorded his first demo CD with six of his original songs and in June 2013, Sawyer released his first full length album, Out My Window, with 15 original songs which is available in physical and digital format  from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and more.  He has performed at iconic venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Café, and The Bitter End, as well as local farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, and charitable events.  For updates on his upcoming performances and new songs, be sure to check in at his official web page,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : CAMPUS LAWN

Children’s Music Program

Jessie Jensen

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL PROGRAM: Northville, NY musician Jessie Jensen is seen here presenting a music education program to Mayfield Elementary School first graders. Jessie is a classical guitar player and vocalist who is offering a free program on both Sat. 7/12 and Sun. 7/13 at Buck Moon from 2 pm-3 pm.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM : MAIN STAGE

The Bentwood Rockers

Brentwood Rockers

Come see The Bentwood Rockers, an acoustic duo—Bill Ackerbauer and Roland Vinyard—who specialize in old-time country, hokum, Piedmont blues and traditional folk. Performing gives them an outlet for their mutual obsession with the sublime rustic-roots sounds of the 1920s and 30s.

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM : RAIDERS COVE


Bijoux comes in from the cold to warm up the stage in mid-July. Based in Gloversville-NY, Ellen Adamson and Jim Strickland bring to the stage more years of musical experience than either of them would care to admit. Ellen, playing cello and nyckelharpa, will blend with Jim’s guitar and harmonica on a variety of Brazilian, Continental and American jazz standards, as well as traditional blues and a few surprises.
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM : RAIDERS COVE

Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle


Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle are songwriters and singers and live near the Adirondacks in upstate New York. As a duo, they have been performing for five years in the Northeast, the mid-Atlantic states, and the Appalachian Mountain region.

Cosby’s songs are inspired by the forest, countryside, and human relationships. Her recent musical explorations include an American history song series, guitar tunings, and involvement in her community music project, “The Flying Song Garden.” This project brings song and festivity to communities in hardship, and is accepted to the New York Foundation for the Arts. Tom writes and performs in acousti, Americana and blues style, and offers songs that “make you think.”

Tom also organizes and hosts a large community open mic in Fultonville, NY, once a month, “The Acoustic Coffee House,” and an annual community Party in the Park in Fultonville, supported entirely by local businesses. Together they blend voice, harmony, and instrumentation such as guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, and ukelele to bring a unique acoustic and folk sound to their listeners.

Currently they are recording a song collection for an upcoming release.


4:30 PM –  5:45 PM : MAIN STAGE

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

Alex Torres

Get ready to dance! Alex Torres & Orchestra bring their Latin rhythm and dance moves to Buck Moon on Saturday, July 12. This 12-piece fiery band have inspired dance and movement with their blend of original Afro-Caribbean rhythms, such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bomba, plena and Latin Jazz, at hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and special events for over 30 years.

Website: and

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM : RAIDERS COVE



“Clank” is an electronic musical duo from the Capitol District involved in free form improvisational music composition.  Using various synthesizers, samplers, stomp boxes, electric guitars and effects they create live “soudscapes” of spontaneous sounds, loops and samples. Each performance is a unique composition.

6:00 PM- 6:45 PM : RAIDERS COVE



From the definitive drive of Kraut Rock to the pop sensibilities of today’s modern rock, DOOOJJ is an amalgamation of many sounds. Formed in 2012 in Charlton NY, each member has a unique history and musical background. A five-piece band of seasoned individuals with roots in punk, post punk, pop, alternative, country and experimental noise they have combined many influences to develop their own sound. All of their material is original and their songs cover a wide spectrum of intensity and subtleness. You can hear them on WEXT 97.7, too.

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM : RAIDERS COVE

Young Dealz


When you think about rap’s beginning you think about the streets of New York City. Many rappers have emerged from New York and as many continue to discover their niche in the life-changing game of rap. In the midst of the crazy hustle of the city streets you’ll find up-and-coming artist Young Dealz, reppin’ East Harlem (specifically 105th Street & 1st Avenue). Young Dealz grew up in Wilson Projects as the oldest of six children. When he began high school he discovered and unveiled his ability to rap. He had a story to tell and so he began to tell it. This unleashing, motivated him to break his way into the competitive rap game.  
Breathing life back into NYC, Young Dealz brings a new energy to his audience; an aggressive, unique style called “RYDA Music.”  Young Dealz not only paints a portrait for you through his lyrics, but you can feel the colorful  emotional translation of his experiences by his  words. He’ll  walk you through his life’s  journey of  pain and joy  growing up in East Harlem.
He lives by the motto, “Go Hard or Go Home”, and he’s doing exactly that to claim what’s his.

Sunday, July 13th


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM : MAIN STAGE

Penny Jar

Penny Jar

Your SUNDAY MORNING WAKE-UP CALL on July 13 comes from the group PENNY JAR—Folk-lectic at its best! They are based in Fulton County, NY and play a variety of international folk music including: American, French, Irish, English, German, Canadian, Eastern European, Gospel, and more!

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM : MAIN STAGE



Get ready to rock because FLAME arrives at Buck Moon on Sun., July 13. Their goal is the change the world by inspiring people through music and they perform over 70 paid gigs a year throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Flame’s song list contains over 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades.


 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM : RAIDERS COVE


Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Company

Tribal Belly Dance

Ms. Tina’s Tribal Belly Dance Co. will perform a variety of dances at Buck Moon that will demonstrate this ancient performance art.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : CAMPUS LAWN

Children’s Music Program

Jessie Jensen

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL PROGRAM: Northville, NY musician Jessie Jensen is seen here presenting a music education program to Mayfield Elementary School first graders. Jessie is a classical guitar player and vocalist who is offering a free program on both Sat. 7/12 and Sun. 7/13 at Buck Moon from 2 pm – 3 pm.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM : MAIN STAGE

Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter

Daisy Cutter

Daisycutter is: Sara Milonovich—lead vocal & fiddle, Greg Anderson—guitar, Andy Goessling— dobro, Leo Traversa— bass, and Ben Wittman—drums. To hear some songs, visit


Sound for the main performance stage on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by Mark Darrow at DayStar Audio.  Website: http: //



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