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Stepping Out

Harmonizing with Red Molly


In Concert

Red Molly

The Americana powerhouse trio returns to Long Island with their heartfelt roots-Americana vibe. Their joyous stage presence continues to captivate through brilliantly wrought a cappella tunes that are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, complemented by innovative instrumentation perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and heart-full ballads alike. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music -- from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies. One of the most moving things about Red Molly’s music is the honest sense that you’re watching three dear friends sharing songs in their living room. In fact, Red Molly got its start with the simple joy of singing at a campsite.

Sunday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. $38 $33, $28. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Summer Sounds

Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival

The sea breeze is a welcome accompaniment to one of the season’s first music festivals. The blues are in full swing once again, at the annual Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival, now in its 11th year. Producer Johanna Mathieson, supported by Artists in Partnership, has gathered an acclaimed lineup of musicians and vocalists who are performing at the Long Beach Public Library and other venues. This year’s festival offers an eclectic mix of classic blues, Americana and New Orleans-inspired sounds. Renowned acoustic guitarist Toby Walker entertains on Friday evening with a dynamic performance, followed by the nine-piece Hoodoo Loungers Band with the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. Saturday’s lineup includes Sarah Palermo with the Barrelhouse Blues Band, the “real deal” Chicago bluesman Irving Louis Lattin and New York Blues Hall Of Fame singer-songwriter Regina Bonelli —the “Reigning Queen of NYC Blues” — and her internationally lauded band.

Thursday through Sunday, June 13-16. Events are free, but seating is limited in the library. The schedule is subject to change. For more information, visit www.aip-arts.org.