Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bethany & Rufus To Perform The Rivertowns Jazz & Blues Festival

Cello & vocal, roots duo Bethany & Rufus will perform The Rivertowns Jazz and Blues Festival this Saturday, June 13th at Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers, New York. Taking place from 2:30-7:30pm the festival's celebration of sustainable community features an incredible line-up of musicians including Bethany & Rufus, the Mandingo Ambassadors, and Hazmat Modine.

The Rivertowns Jazz and Blues Festival is an all-ages festival, sponsored by the Beczak Environmental Education Center and Global Exchange. It is a fundraiser for Afya Foundation of America, which collects hospital supplies that are no longer wanted by NYC-area hospitals and ships them to communities in Haiti and countries throughout Africa.

2ND ANNUAL RIVERTOWNS JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL Saturday, June 13th, 2:30-7:30 pm - Bethany & Rufus - The Mandingo Ambassadors - Hazmat Modine Tickets:

Beczak Environmental Education Center 35 Alexander Street Yonkers, New York 10701 Telephone: 914-377-1900 Google Map:


"Unbelievable!" is the word most used by audiences when first hearing Bethany & Rufus whose cello and voice duo breaks new musical ground, sliding with seamless ease between groove, jazz and a gritty, unvarnished approach to traditional folk music. With its often exuberant and sometimes achingly sad songs, their debut CD, "900 MILES" blends Bethany Yarrow's hauntingly beautiful yet explosively powerful voice with the mind-blowing, genre-bending cello playing of Rufus Cappadocia, pushing the boundaries of American roots music far into unexpected territory where intense groove meets sweet, heartbreaking soul.

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