NORWOOD - Joe Liotta, president of the Norwood Village Green Concert Series, recently connected with Cathie Ryan and Brian Melick at the Studio at 620 in St. Petersburg, Fla., where Cathie and her band were preparing for a three-concert run with the Florida Orchestra and guest conductor Jeff Tyzik. The three concerts were given at Tampa Bays three major 2000 seat plus concert halls, The Straz in Tampa, the Mahaffey in St. Pete, and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
The Cathie Ryan Band with percussionist Brian Melick, guitarist Patsy OBrien and fiddler Matt Mancuso will be performing for the Norwood Village Green Concert Series on June 29. It will be Ryans second appearance in the series. She first performed in 2006.
Melick will be performing twice for the series in 2014, once with Ryan and again with Martha Gallagher and Harpers Delight on July 24. A self-taught world music percussionist, Melick is featured on over 250 CDs by musicians such as Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Livingston Taylor, Jorma Kaukonen, John Sebastian, Rory Block, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Stuart Duncan, Bruce Molsky, and Scott Petito.
The Norwood Village Green Concert Series is continuing to seek donations for its 41st annual season. Donations can be mailed to the series at 3 Bicknell Street, Norwood, NY 13668.
For a complete schedule of the upcoming season visit its website: www.nvgcs.org.