Music in the Barn

Rustic Acoustics

The custom of playing music in a barn has been a lively part of American rural life since the 19th century. The acoustics of this post-and-beam barn make it an absolute pleasure to continue the tradition.

 

Check out our current lineup below ‘n be sure to stay tuned as we are always adding more. 

Tickets may be purchased by calling the restaurant directly.  All tickets are to be paid in advance and are non-refundable.
(518) 882-6962

Tim Wechgelaer ‘n Chris Carey  1st Friday of every month

Join us for dinner ‘n music from two of the capital region’s finest musicians.

Music from 6-9.  No cover

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Drank the Gold  3rd Friday of every month

Irish & American old-time tunes ‘n songs, contemporary traditionalists.

Stay tuned as they often bring a guest musician along with them. 

Music from 6-9.  No cover 

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Keith Pray Trio  last Friday of every month

Join us for dinner ‘n live Jazz from upstate NY’s hottest trio.  Music from 6-9. No cover

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Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble last Tuesday of every month

Music… on a Tuesday?! Yup!

Please join us for Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble.. a 16 piece Jazz band!

We will be offering an abbreviated, concert friendly menu for these evenings. 

Seating from 5:30-6:30.  Music at 6:30.  No cover

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SUNY Schenectady’s Jazz

Showcase Wednesday 4/10

The evening’s presentation showcases three groups of up and coming musicians. The evening will feature performances by the SUNY Schenectady Jazz Ensemble directed by Dylan Canterbury as well as the college’s two Jazz Combos directed by Brian Patneaude.
The SUNY Schenectady Jazz Ensemble is comprised of students enrolled in the SCCC Performing Arts: Music Degree or Music Business degree programs. Members come from school districts throughout New York State. The ensemble is acclaimed for its performance of classic and contemporary scores for big band.
The SUNY Schenectady Jazz Combo program gives students an opportunity to learn to play jazz music in a small group setting. Members of the combos are all students in SCCC’s nationally accredited music program.
Doors at 5pm
Music at 6:30
Reservations strongly encouraged

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The Scott Hopkins Jazz Trio Friday 4/12

Please join us for an evening with local banjo master, Scott Hopkins (The McKrells).

Gonna be an unbelievable night of jazz here!

Music from 6-9pm.  No cover

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Jeffrey Martin Wednesday 4/17

Jeffrey Martin of Portland, Oregon has released three albums, two of which on the independent label Fluff and Gravy Records. His latest, One Go Around, debuted in October 2017. In its review of the album, No Depression declared, “Portland singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin has proven with his last few albums and his many shows that he truly possesses a gift for marrying Americana music and expertly penned words in an expressive way that paints a vivid picture of people, places, and events that are at once relatable and highly interesting.“

Martin has shared shows with Sean Hayes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Courtney Marie Andrews, Jeffrey Foucault, Joe Pug, Peter Mulvey, Sean Rowe, and others.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.
$20 cover

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Willy Tea Taylor ‘n The Turkey Buzzards Wednesday 4/24

There is no question that Willy Tea Taylor’s life as a singer/songwriter was predetermined – his role realized the moment he wrote his first song. His inspirations drawn from two separate wells; Living the life of a cattleman’s kid and experiencing true visionaries music like Greg Brown, John Hartford, and Guy Clark. The image of Guy Clark and friends sitting around the kitchen table loaded with ashtrays full of butts, half-smoked cigarettes, food, and booze on one Christmas Eve in 1975 burned into Taylors’s soul. Those guys, swapping songs without pretense, lit Willy Tea’s fire. And ever since, its led purpose with passion – finding a hang by curating relationships through musical friendships that get him closer to his own Clark style kitchen table.

The Turkey Buzzards are a band formed in Morro Bay, California. They play americana, folk, country music
“Much like the duo themselves, the songs range near and far, from the sticky humidity of the Carolinas to the arid and dusty cellars of the West, telling stories of simplistic beauty that unravel through gritty vocals and thoughtful harmonies. The bare authenticity of each song sweeps up the listener for a ride that might wander but will certainly not end in the same place where it began.”
Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.
$20 cover

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Abbie Gardner Wednesday 5/1

Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana harmony trio Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable lap style slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing between a solid rhythmic backbone and ripping lead lines, all in support of her voice and songs.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.
$15 cover

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Max Johnson 3 Thursday 5/9

Described as “an intrepid composer, architect of sound and beast of the bass…” (Brad Cohan, NYC Jazz Record) composer, bassist, and improviser Max Johnson creates complex worlds of sound, challenging his listeners to engage deeply and be rewarded with an experience always crafted with love, care, and clarity. Johnson is one of the most prolific music makers in jazz, bluegrass, and contemporary classical communities. With over 15 albums and over three thousand concerts internationally with artists like Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock, David Grisman, Tyshawn Sorey, Henry Grimes, Sam Bush, Mark Dresser, John Zorn, Nels Cline, William Parker, and Mivos Quartet, Johnson brings a wild energy and excitement. He has been commissioned by the Jerome Foundation, Society of Composers Inc, Steven R. Gerber Trust, University of Glasgow; been featured on over fifty albums; and can be heard in Spike Lee’s Academy Award winning film, “The BlacKkKlansman”. For this concert, Max Johnson presents his incredible new trio with Neta Raanan on tenor saxophone and Eliza Salem on drumset, exploring Johnson’s newest compositions inspired by the innovations of great jazz composers Charles Mingus, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, and Thelonious Monk.
Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.  $10 cover

 

48th Anniversary Bash with The Brass Machine Friday 5/24

Let’s party! Please join us in celebrating this barn that we all love so much, along with our good friends, The Brass Machine. They’ll be laying down funky New Orleans-style street beats.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
No cover

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Honeysuckle Thursday 5/30

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

Comprised of Holly McGarry and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country. Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, Mountain Jam, Americanafest, Otis Mountain Get Down, and Audiotree. Awards include Americana Artist of the Year (2019) and Folk Artist of the Year (2018) at the Boston Music Awards, in addition to having been nominated every year since 2016. NPR named Honeysuckle one of the “Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far.”

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.
Reservations required
$15 cover

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Joe Kaplow w/ his full band Sunday 6/9

On his third trip to Galway, Joe’s bringing his full band. We love Joe here. You will too!
In his song, “I Said I Was Going and I Went,” Santa Cruz’s Joe Kaplow sings a reminder, perhaps to himself. “You are what you do,” he says, and by that definition, Kaplow is a folk singer through and through. As an acoustic songwriter who recently opened for the legendary Woody Guthrie protégé Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Santa Cruz’s Kuumbwa Jazz Center, there’s no mistaking the scruffy Kaplow’s musical lineage once he starts singing and plucking his guitar.
As a songwriter, Kaplow says the song comes first. “I see myself as being influenced by Paul Simon or Neil Young,” he explains. “They started with folk music, then got into rock and jazz and jam bands and eventually blended them together. I like to explore and challenge myself, but the song needs to stand on its own.”
As a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Joe has a strong background in music.
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Mattie & Debbie Wednesday 7/10
Two of our favorites return… drummer/vocalist Sean Trischka and bluegrass iconoclast Stash Wyslouch DUO.
Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show.
$10 cover

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Billy Eli and Gutshot Angels Thursday 7/11

Dynamite country-rock trio, Billy Eli and the GutShot Angels take their audiences on a raucous ride through heartbreak, love, drinking, everyday life and loss.  Lively rythms and strong melodies pull from a classic rock, country and honky tonk roots in a richly layered and irresistable stage show that keeps audiences tapping and dancing along.  Featuring guitar, pedal steel and drums, the GutShot Angels will take you for an authentic honky-tonk music experience.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:00 show

$10 cover

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Lost Radio Rounders Friday 7/12

Progressive acoustic music that is unique, powerful and comfortably familar.  Music fro 6-9pm.  No cover

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The Ryan Leddick Duo Thursday 7/25

Ryan Leddick is a queer folk/rock artist whose music is rooted in a childhood listening to classic rock and the folk music of his native Adirondacks—as well as anything else he could get to work on his parents’ sound system.
The result is a distinctive fusion of life experience, diverse influences and a strong artistic vision. When you listen to his music, you can hear all of that echo in his unique sound.
Leddick, who has shared the stage with Damien Rice, Of Good Nature, and Brian Dunne to name a few, is also a formally trained vocalist and has toured the Northeast for the better part of a decade, in both group and solo acts. He’s now based in Troy, New York, and continues to travel regionally to perform for crowds large and small.
Leddick will be joined by, The Pinkerton Raid’s Jesse James DeConto who hails from New England, with dad’s guitar and mom’s radio tuned to Soulsville, The Village, Liverpool and Laurel Canyon, now mining foothills-folk in Durham, N.C., for songs AMERICANA-UK calls “anthemic.” With a new winter-themed covers release out in 2023, the band has been slotting at festivals with artists like Watchhouse, River Whyless, Sunny War and The Bones of JR Jones. “A fine blend of Beatles-esque dreamy folk,” says AMERICANA HIGHWAYS.
Seating from 5:30-6:30
for this 7:00 show.
$10 cover

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Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen Thursday 8/8
These three Midwestern boys have been known to make a ruckus. Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen offers fine acoustic music, the kind loved by people of all ages and backgrounds. Is it blues, bluegrass, country, folk? Pigpen’s music harkens to the roots, to an era where all three of those genres fit together just right.
Seating from 5:30-6:30
for this 7:00 show
$15 cover

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CKS Friday 9/6

Best description of this project is the exchange we had with Scott Sharrard:
Scott’s text to Rick…
CKS is a trio with Bruce Katz and Randy Ciarlante (from The Band) It’s a roots rock and blues organ trio. Bruce used to play with Gregg and Allman Brothers, Randy was the drummer singer who played with Levon Helm in The Band and also at the rambles from the 80’s on. Randy is a killer singer. The two of us handle vocals. We play the Allman’s catalog, The band, and our own stuff. Lmk If you’re into it, thx!
Rick’s Reply..
Yes Scott. We’re into it!
Seating from 5:30-6:30
7:30 show
$40 cover

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We are grateful that you are here to support this establishment, local farms and these talented artists.  As bookings demand, we reserve the right to combine parties for efficient seating to ensure that these artists are compensated appropriately.

Thank you for understanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Mark Erelli Thursday 10/19

A special evening of solo acoustic music, diving back through the catalogue and revisiting old favorites.

Following full-bodied rock forebears Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison, Erelli’s songwriting explores the unknown glories of this planet and love’s transformational power. Over his two decade-long career, the singer-songwriter-sideman-producer-writer has proven himself equally at home in a multitude of roles: producing albums for artists like GRAMMY-winner Lori McKenna; serving as a sideman guitarist for artists like Paula Cole, Marc Cohn, and Josh Ritter; writing and producing his own material, like 2018’s “By Degrees,” for which he was nominated for Song of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards; and most recently, becoming an advocate for low-vision artists and working with venues to make their spaces more accessible. Written in the wake of his diagnosis with a degenerative retinal disease, Erelli’s 2023 album Lay Your Darkness Down is the next step on Erelli’s journey, following up on 2020’s Blindsided, which garnered praise from Rolling Stone Country, the Associated Press, NPR, The Boston Globe, and more.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.  $15 cover

 

Drank the Gold Friday 10/20

Irish & American old-time tunes ‘n songs, contemporary traditionalists.

Music from 6-9.  No cover

 

Scott Hopkins Jazz Trio Sunday 10/22

An unbelievable night of Jazz with the local banjo master himself,

Scott Hopkins (The McKrells). Music from 5-8. No cover

 

Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble Tuesday 10/24

Please join us for Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble.. a 16 piece Jazz band!We will be offering an abbreviated, concert friendly menu for this evening.

Seating from 5:30-6:30.  Music at 6:30.  No cover

Keith Pray Trio Friday 10/27

Join us for dinner ‘n live Jazz from upstate NY’s hottest trio.  Music from 6-9.  No cover

Jordan Tice &  Christian Sedelmyer Wednesday 11/1

Jordan Tice is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who combines witty, well-crafted songs with deft fingerstyle and flatpick guitar playing. His performances have been compared to those of legends like Leo Kottke, John Hartford, and David Bromberg for their mix of virtuosity and playfulness and his songs have been compared to those of writers, Bob Dylan and John Prine for their humor, introspection and philosophical nature.  Folk fans might recognize Jordan Tice as a member of the instrumental bluegrass supergroup, Hawktail as well as his sideman work with many other artists in the folk/bluegrass genre such as Dave Rawlings, Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange), Yola,

Tony Trischka, and comedian Steve Martin. 

7:00 show.  $15 cover

 Angelina Valente Thursday 11/2
“Authentic & sincere singer/songwriter”
Angelina’s sincere music, complete with her honest lyrics, makes you really listen. With a voice so uninhibited, there’s no limit to what she can do with it. You’ll be taken through folk, bluegrass, indie, rock, and something in between all of that in one set.
Angelina grew up in Galway, New York developing a deep love for nature and quiet, both of which feed and inspire her and her music. She began writing as a way of working through the trials life throws at you, and still does so, in a self-informed and introspective way. She has since gone on to release two EPs and four singles. She played a sold-out performance at The Cock ‘n Bull restaurant just this past January and has recorded at the esteemed Village Studios in L.A., as well as the Atlantic Records Studio in New York. She is also the 2023 champion of Nippertown’s March Madness, a local voting-based competition in Upstate New York. 

Jimi W., a musical “jack of all trades” opens the show at 6:30
Angelina ‘n her FULL BAND at 7:00.  $10 cover

 

George Shingleton  Wednesday 11/8

One of Nashville’s hottest country singer-songwriters.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.  $15 cover

  

The McKrells  Thursday 11/16

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.  $15 cover 

 

The McKrells Christmas Show Wednesday 12/6

More details coming soon…

 

Tony Trischka’s Holiday Show Sunday 12/10

Featuring Tim Eriksen with Jared Engel, Hannah Reed and Sean Trischka.

Please join us for a three course holiday dinner followed by Tony Trischka’s annual Christmas show.  We wait all year for this!

The menu:
Holiday Salad w/ cured meats, local cheeses, warm olives, marinated veggies.
Your choice of entree…
-Local Farms Ragu over fresh pasta with ricotta ‘n Parmesan 
-Roasted Duck Breast w/ country stuffing waffle ‘n raspberry glaze
-Cioppino w/ salmon, mussels shrimp ‘n toasted baguette
Cream Puffs
Seating from 4-5:00 for this 6:00 show. 
$85 per person includes food ‘n music.

 

Tim Wechgelaer ‘n Chris Carey’s Christmas Spectacular featuring Drank the Gold Sunday 12/17

More details coming soon…

 

 

 

 

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Live Bands

We love music just as much as we love our food. Check our Facebook page to see our active schedule of events.

Please call and reserve your seating for any event.

Great Food

Our cozy barn pairs well with any meal. Enjoy the atmosphere and your performance.

Please call and reserve your seating for any event.

Contact Us

5342 Parkis Mills Rd.
Galway, NY 12074
(518) 882-6962
Parties@TheCocknBull.com

Hours

Wednesday, Thursday 5-9pm

Friday, Saturday 5-10pm

Sunday 4-8pm