Photo by Farm Girl Photography

Rootstock 2018!

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12-6 pm

Where: the red barn at scenic hudson's Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY 12508

What: 4 nationally-acclaimed bands, plus Food Trucks, local farms and artisans



Defying categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright demonstrates an easy command of a variety of American musical styles - folk, pop, jazz and blues - all held together by her rich contralto, creating a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. “She’s folk influenced, but the real star here is her voice. Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her earthy, ominous lyrics seem all the more intense.” With 10 original releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform, and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards.

Twisted pine

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Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown. Moving beyond the standard verse-chorus-solo structure of traditional string bands, Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic instrumental setting.


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Daisycutter blazes a unique musical trail - a "mix of bluegrass and twinge of political-punk attitude and lyrics" (The Corner). Fronted by Rootstock founder, singer/songwriter/fiddler/farmgirl Sara Milonovich, and featuring a crack band of roots music veterans, they fuse a searing mix of indie roots-rock with an alt-country barbed wire edge into "a deft mix of literate folk and plenty of modern-day ass-kicking" (Chronogram). Their 2009 self-titled debut was acclaimed as "what Nashville would sound like if it was just a bit smarter" (Daily Freeman). They are currently touring in support of their long-awaited follow up, Waiting For The Stars.

Jacob Bernz


Jacob Bernz was born and raised in New York's Hudson Valley surrounded by the musical friends and colleagues of his father, two-time Grammy winning producer/musician David Bernz.  Pete Seeger was a family friend and frequent presence in Jacob's life.  His grandfather, Harold Bernz, helped start People's Songs, the precursor to Sing Out magazine, while his great-grandfather,Walter Lowenfels, co-wrote Wasn't That a Time with Lee Hays.  In his early 20s Jacob is already a prolific songwriter and accomplished musician, who has shared stages with notable musicians including David Amram, Guy Davis, Livingston Taylor, Jackson Browne, Tom Chapin and Arlo Guthrie.

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