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. (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

Reese Fulmer & the Carriage House Band  Thursday 2/29

Join us with local talent, Reese Fulmer (folk singer-songwriter with an evolving group of top tier regional musicians) as he brings in his band for a fun evening of indie folk. 

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

$10 cover

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Cloud Lifter  Friday 3/1

Featuring Chris Carey ‘n Mike O’Donnell

Music from 6-9pm.  No cover

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The Slocan Ramblers  Thursday 3/7

The Slocan Ramblers (featured on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville TN, 2020 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award Winner & 2019 Juno Award Nominee) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.

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

$15 cover

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Marcus Ruggierio Friday 3/8

Marcus’ songs have a gritty dirt road feel, paired with his smoky gravelly voice while accompanied by insistent acoustic guitar playing.

Music from 6-9pm.  No cover

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Jeffrey Foucault ‘n Martha Scanlan Wednesday 3/13

Among the greatest songwriters of our time, Foucault will be joined by old-time, traditional music singer-songwriter, Martha Scanlan.

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

$25 cover

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Scott Sharrard ‘n Craig Dreyer Thursday 3/14

Been a minute or two since Scott’s been home to the barn.  Little Feat’s kept him pretty busy, but true to his word, Scott is back!  Piano and Sax monster Craig Dreyer returns as well in what promises to be a great night in the best sounding room around… 

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

$45 cover

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Curragh  Friday 3/15

Curragh has been spreading the joy and energy of traditional Irish music throughout the Capital District and beyond for over twenty-five years.
John Roberts (Singer, concertina, banjo)
George Ward (concertina)
Eric Everson (Bouzouki)

Kara Doyle (uilleann pipes and whistle)
Peter Jones (Fiddle)

Music from 6-9pm.  No cover.

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St. Patty’s Day w/ Drank the Gold  Sunday 3/17

Come get your Irish on with Drank the Gold.
We’ll be opening at 3:00 for this event with music starting at 4pm.
You can be certain we’ll have Smoked Corned Beef on the menu!
Reservations highly recommended

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Reed Foehl ‘n Jeff Berlin Wednesday 4/3

Dusty and patient, Foehl’s music is genuine folk/American.  Stories of the human condition…  Percussionist, Jeff Berlin (whom you may remember from a Foucault show) joins him on the suitcase drum.

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

$10 cover

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Matt Munisteri ‘n Jake Eddy Thursday 4/4

Barn burner Bluegrass ‘n cowboy Jazz.

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

$15 cover

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3 Course Spring Maple Dinner Saturday 4/6

featuring Joseph Terrell ‘n Blue Cactus 

Two exceptional acts, on a Saturday night!
Doors open at 5 PM
First Course at 6

Entree and Dessert follow
Joseph Terrell ‘n Blue Cactus at 7:00

The Menu:
Sugar Shack Sampler

Choice of Entrée:
Smoked Maple Short Ribs

Or

Maple Roasted Salmon

 

Dessert:
Maple Custard

 

$75 per person includes food, music, coffee

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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 Jordan Smart 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.

Hailing from Ludlow, KY, Jordan Smart is a folk singer-songwriter… though if you ask him what kind of music he plays he may hesitate slightly in his response as he’s not big on the labels. Covering a broad range of subjects — from parental epiphanies and questionable lavatory visits, scathing political commentary and hitchhiking cross country, satirical talking blues to love, loss, grief and even pickles —  Smart aims to have a song for every occasion. If he can’t make you laugh, cry, or at very least think, feel free to approach him for a refund.
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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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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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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 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