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Rousing Double-Header Show Coming to Fogartyville on St. Patrick's Day

Rousing Double-Header Show Coming to Fogartyville on St. Patrick’s Day

| Sande Caplin |

Cole Quest and the City Pickers team up with The 502s for a great double-feature musical celebration at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, March 17 at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at

Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.

Cole Quest grew up surrounded by music and the honor of being a member of folk music’s “royal family.” As the grandson of Woody Guthrie and the son of Nora Guthrie, music was in his blood. Playing music was a natural extension of getting together with family and friends. That communal spirit is celebrated with the release of his debut album, Cole Quest and the City Pickers. Featuring an accomplished group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and love for bluegrass, the album, produced and recorded by Steve Rosenthal at The Magic Shop in NYC (before it closed its doors), features originals songs as well as traditional favorites, all brought to life by eclectic pickers who can swing from foot-stompers to high lonesome ballads with the greatest of ease.

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In addition to songs penned by Quest, there is a song, “Uncle Jeff,” written by his uncle, Arlo Guthrie, as well as a musical adaptation of a Woody Guthrie lyric, entitled “My Name is New York.” The City Pickers have shared bills with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Parker Millsap, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Sierra Hull, The Brothers Comatose and Michael Daves.

The 502s are a raucous indie folk group formed by three cousins from Central Florida. Since 2015 The 502s have taken their swaggering blend of Americana across the coast including Okeechobee Music Festival and Communion Records’ NYC showcase. Their dynamic, Florida folk music is highlighted by booming stomps, upbeat tunes, and melodious vocals that ooze camaraderie. They describe themselves as a mixture of the energy of early Mumford and Sons, crossed with the DIY attitude of The Lumineers and the communal, heartfelt tunes of The Head and the Heart. Their instrumentation includes a kick drum, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, accordion, trumpet and a lot of energy on stage.

photo from Fogartyville

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