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Ruby Throated Sparrow - CNY Songbirds - Donna Colton, Maureen Henesey, Joanna Jewett

The Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street, Homer

CNY Songbirds are playing at Homer Center 4 Arts!! Joanna Jewett, Donna Colton and Maureen Henesey voicing the harmonies of the iconic music of Croby, Stills, Nash and Young. CNY Songbirds have been performing to to sold out venues such as The Ridge and Upstairs at the Dinosaur and onstage at the Taste of Syracuse and Chevy Court at the Great NYS Fair.
Donna, Maureen and Joanna will be trading lead vocals backed by this stellar line-up of musicians: Kris Heels (Mix Tapes) with Tom Hillenbrand ( Prime Time) sharing stylings on electric and acoustic guitars, B. Kelly Wilcox (Cold Sweat) on keyboards, Sam Patterelli (Troublemakers) on bass and Cathy LaManna (Fab Cats) on drums.

$25 / $30


Easy Ramblers and Friends - CNY Songbirds

May Memorial UU Society - Folkus Project , 3800 E Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214

The Easy Ramblers are SAMMY award winning acoustic music blending folk and blue grass with finely crafted original songs by Eddie Zacholl. Our Songbird sister, Maureen Henesey, is a lead singer in this band and she asked Joanna Jewett and I to sit in and sing harmonies on a few of their tunes and on some familiar tunes, too. We can't wait to be guest Ramblers!


Salt City Waltz

The Vine at Del Lago Resort and Casino , Waterloo, NY

Salt City Waltz; a homegrown celebration of the music of The Band and dubbed the "Party of the Season" by CNY music fans. the performance re-creates the magic of The Bands last performance memorialized in the movie "The Last Waltz".

With over 40 performers, It's a "who's who" of CNY all-star talent. The 2021 edition promises to feature new faces and new music added to the show. As always, the transformation of the room into the 1970's Winterland Ballroom will transport concert goers to a different era. It's a special show that feels like no other. You simply must experience it for yourself. Be there November 13th, 2021 as an encore cast of local musicians pay tribute to one of the greatest in Rock and Roll history, The Band.



Mountain Goat Run 2021 - Dunn Tire

Strathmore, 290 Robineau Road, Syracuse

43rd Annual Mountain Goat Run is on for 2021. For the first time it will be held in October. Our date for the gig is Sunday, Oct 24 and we'll be on the corner of 290 Robineau Road in the Strathmore area singing our hearts out for the runners.
Come on out and cheer them and us on!


Reds, Whites and the Blues - Chadwick Residence Annual Fundraiser 2021

Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse

Annual fundraising event that we've played for a few years now. This is a truly worthy local residence to support women and children in need of housing and assistance in life and work skills.

$60 includes enticing foods and wine, raffles and a silent auction - oh yeah, and Troublemaker Music!

Donna Colton with Sam Patterelli - Troublemaker Music

443 Social Club, 443 Burnet Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13203

We are back on the social club stage featuring our Troublemaker Originals. There is a beautiful patio space that will transport you to the end of summer tastes and sounds gathering warmth and harvesting memories to walk us through the the coming fall.


Donna Colton & Sam Troublemaker with the Jersey Girls!

Hosmer Winery Estates, 7020 NY State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521

Yes! Yes! Yes! Everyone has been asking us if the Jersey Girls are coming to Hosmer and - they are!!! Yay! Also know as the Winettes- they meet here every year to have a girls weekend and cruise the wine trail.
We make sure to have a date at Hosmer Winery and they graciously accommodate us to host them and have fun.
We'll play outside/inside or upside down, rain or shine to help them celebrate. Join us!!

Donna Colton with Sam Patterelli

443 Social Club, 443 Burnet Avenue, Syracuse

Donna Colton & Sam Patterelli are finally back at this listening venue. Broken Folk and Twang Rock originals are on the menu. Fine wine, local brews, food and desserts are available, too.
$5 cover

Back to the Garden Concert

Janet Press and John Price's Home, 104 Foxcroft Lane, Fayetteville

Janet and John have opened their home and garden to host concerts for the summer and we are their last event for the summer! We'll be playing on the deck and all are welcome! A lush, green space and some Colton/Patterelli music will waft on the breeze in the neighborhood. We'll also have a special guest pianist for a few tunes that Donna can sing along with.
Suggested Donation $10

Donna Colton - Tribute For Eli Harris

Hedricks Chappel, Syracuse

Eli was an infamous busker of the Salt City. You would find him on the corner crooning, wailing and always smiling where ever things were happening in Syracuse. At the Dome on the hill, in Armory Square or anywhere downtown. He was a popular presence and he is greatly missed. We seek to honor him at this event.
More information to come...

Donna Colton with Sam Troublemaker - Inlet Concert Series

Arrowhead Lakefront, 160 Route 28, Inlet, NY

Summer concerts at Arrowhead Park. Sam and I are new to this outdoor venue. We're filling in for Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman, so we have big, big shoes to fill. Bring lawn chairs, picnic coolers and whatever else you need for evening music concerts. We know we have some friends that vacation in the Adirondack's, so come on out if you can and tell your friends.
See you out there.

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