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:



Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter
Thursday 3/23

A very special evening of Three Generations of New York State Music! 

Singer/songwriter/fiddler Sara Milonovich (2022 Americana Artist of the Year – The Eddie Awards) is joined by her longtime accompanist, guitarist Greg Anderson, as well as special guest, multi-instrumentalist and New York State Fiddlers Hall of Famer John Kirk, for an evening spanning genres, decades, and New York State history. 

Featuring Sara’s original, contemporary works as well as a deep dive into some traditional NYS fiddle music, the evening’s VERY SPECIAL GUEST is none other than Sara’s first fiddle mentor, fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, Earl St. Onge, in a rare performance at 103 years old! 

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover

Lost Radio Rounders
Friday 3/24

Since 2009 Albany’s Lost Radio Rounders have been one of upstate New York’s premiere Acoustic Americana duos, and in 2021 they welcomed banjo, guitar player and vocalist Paul Jossman to the fold. Jossman and Lost Radio Rounders co-founder Michael Eck are both members of the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame.

Music from 6-9pm

James Maddock
Wednesday 3/29

A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover

Grant Gordy
Thursday 3/30

Please join us for an album release concert as we welcome home, Grant Gordy w/ the GG Quartet. 

Grant’s latest album, Peripheral Visions, resembles him in that it also features Dominick Leslie (Hawktail, the Molly Tuttle Band) on mandolin and Alex Hargreaves (Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings), on violin, along with bassist Aidan O’Donnell, who plays with Grant in Mr Sun. And while Grant’s music is so expansive that it would be impossible to predict the sound of the new album based on the old one, there are certain characteristics of his music that are becoming clearer. For example, there’s an interplay among the instruments that sounded preternatural a dozen years ago, but now seems like the result of years of playing in the contemporary string band scene alongside people like Darol Anger, Danny Barnes, Edgar Meyer, Tony Trischka, and Joe K. Walsh, as well as his virtuosic, empathic bandmates. 

Like the compositions on his debut, Grant’s pieces seem to hint at something you’ve heard before, but the influences can’t be placed because the melodies and lines are so original and integral to each composition. Besides a harmonic vision based in contemporary jazz that stretches far beyond the bounds of most contemporary string bands, Grant’s music also has a humor and grit that keep it from sounding anything like a series of theoretical treatises. “Espionage,” for example, makes the case that if some young, hip filmmaker should decide to revive the Pink Panther movies, Grant should be on the short list of possible soundtrack composers. And “International Klein Blues” demonstrates Grant’s fondness for funky blues that likely includes some of the Black string bands of the 1930s. 

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover

George Shingleton
Friday 3/31

Born and bred in rural West Virginia, Shingleton’s Appalachian extended family ties run deep, literally, from his early days of singing and playing instruments in the church, surrounded by multiple generations of family at his side as he ascended to taking vocal solos in the youth choir, and beyond. “That’s where it all began,” he recalls. “I was beating on a tambourine at four years old. My dad had an ear for music, and he would always say about me, ‘He’s actually carrying the tune.’ I think I just clicked with the music and the melodies that early.”

Show starts 8:00
No cover

Mile Twelve
Sunday 4/2

Mile Twelve, Boston’s modern string band, is back in motion. From the first manic downbeat of their virtuosic new record, Close Enough to Hear, you’ll discover a band that is ready to explode from a restless pandemic induced hiatus. You’ll hear the same warmth and innovation that earned the band IBMA’s 2019 Album of the Year nomination and 2020 New Artist of the Year Award, and that’s gained them an international reputation as one of the most dynamic bands in contemporary acoustic music. Heard as a whole, Close Enough to Hear displays the vast creative potential of the bluegrass quintet — banjo (BB Bowness), mandolin (Korey Brodsky), fiddle (Ella Jordan), acoustic guitar (Evan Murphy) and upright bass (Nate Sabat) — in the hands of world-class musicians.

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

Jeffrey Foucault
Wednesday 4/12

Erik Koskinen opens up the show, then joins the band on electric guitar.

In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker), and described as “Quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Van Dyke Parks to Greil Marcus, to Don Henley, who regularly covers Foucault in his live set. BLOOD BROTHERS is the sixth collection of original songs in a career remarkable for an unrelenting dedication to craft, and independence from trend.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show. 
$10 cover

Jeffrey Martin ‘n Anna Tivel
Wednesday 4/19

(please note, this date has changed from the one originally published)

The monster talent of these two musicians returns to the barn and we couldn’t be more excited.  This show will sell out fast, and trust us, you don’t want to miss out. 

Anna Tivel is a Portland, OR-based songwriter who grounds her work in quiet stories of everyday struggle. She’s a keen and detailed observer, and the characters in her songs come alive in small moments of beauty and despair.

“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.“ -No Depression Records

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 7:30 show.
$15 cover

Abbie Gardner
Wednesday 5/3

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 7:30 show.
$10 cover

Stash Wyslouch
Thursday 5/11

Polish-Colombian Stash Wyslouch is an avant-garde Bluegrass guitarist, singer and songwriter. His music delights in story-telling, improvisation and outer-space worthy composition. Despite his Heavy-Metal beginnings in middle and high school, Bluegrass music has been central to Wyslouch’s life for the past 15 years touring and recording with groups such as The Deadly Gentlemen, Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, The Jacob Jolliff Band, and Tony Trischka’s Early Roman Kings. 

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover 

The Insolent Willies
Friday 5/12

The Insolent Willies are an upstate New York-based acoustic roots-rock band known for their hip-shaking mix of quirky, clever original music and unpredictable covers. Guaranteed to upset your backbone, put your kidneys to sleep, break away your liver and dare your heart to beat.

Music from 6-9pm. 
Reservations highly recommended

Corner House
Thursday 5/18

Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. Clinging wholeheartedly to studied traditions, they tends to write and arrange music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian Stringband, and Bluegrass influences.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover

Joe Kaplow
Wednesday 5/24

California based folk singer/songwriter/surfer.
For Kaplow, becoming a full-time musician – and adopting the lifestyle that often accompanies it – didn’t happen by accident. Having moved from farm life and family in New Jersey to the rich Santa Cruz music community, Kaplow has often found himself living paycheck to paycheck as he departs on three-month U.S. solo tours, records music in various bedrooms of the house where he lives, rehearses with his new band and writes constantly, dedicating himself fully and lovingly to the craft of songwriting.

Seating from 5:30-6:30 for this 7:30 show.
$10 cover

The Brass Machine
Saturday 5/27

Music on a Saturday night?!
Yup!  It’s our 47th anniversary ‘n we’re gonna party with one of our favorite upbeat bands.
The Brass Machine is one of the premiere touring acts on the live music circuit today, laying down funky New Orleans-style street beats.
Stay tuned for more details on this one!

$10 cover

Wednesday 6/7

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 7:30 show.
$10 cover



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


Wednesday, Thursday 5-9pm

Friday, Saturday 5-10pm

Sunday 4-8pm