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Remembering Pete

Remembering Pete

Dear Friends, In the early ’70s, when I came to the Hudson Valley to open the Towne Crier Cafe, I heard Pete Seeger lived nearby, in Beacon, and I hoped to meet the great man. Sure enough, when one of our first scheduled performers was detained by car trouble, Pete showed up and volunteered to Read More…

POSTED IN Passings ON January 28 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Towne Crier Cafe Relocates to Beacon

Hudson Valley Magazine

Hudson Valley Magazine November 24, 2013 The iconic live music venue says goodbye to Pawling and hello to Beacon What a difference a year makes. In 2012, Phil Ciganer, the founder/owner of the Towne Crier Cafe — the legendary live music venue in Pawling that helped launch the careers of the likes of Pete Seeger, Pat Metheny, Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON November 24 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Goodbye, Bob Morsberger

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We’ve learned that our good friend and gifted songwriter, Rob Mosberger, passed on Sunday, May 2. He was a very special individual who was always able to light up the cafe with his soulful songs, piano playing, his singing and his sincere presence. Rob had been battling brain cancer. He will be greatly missed.

POSTED IN Passings ON October 7 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Beacon Welcomes the Towne Crier

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Van Wyck Gazette | Spring 2013 by Mike Jurkovic Stops along The Stagecoach: Beacon Welcomes the Towne Crier As Beacon prepares for its July 16 centennial, the Towne Crier — rich in its own forty-plus years of harmonic and rhythmic memory — readies its next incarnation at 379 Main Street, in the aforementioned town of Beacon. Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON May 1 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Mike Compton at the Towne Crier

Bluegrass Today

Bluegrass Today | April 29, 2013 by Dick Bowden Many know Mike Compton from the Nashville Bluegrass Band and John Hartford String Band, or from duet appearances. Many students have taken his mandolin classes. He IS the acknowledged Monroe-style master. When I learned Mike was appearing solo April 21 at the Towne Crier in Pawling NY, I Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON April 29 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Mainstay for Music, Trying Not to Leave

New York Times

New York Times | April 6, 2012 by Phillip Lutz SET well back from the highway, a nondescript two-lane stretch in exurban Pawling, the Towne Crier has a modest, multihued exterior gussied up with faux-Southwestern frills. Inside, though, the club’s pedigree is readily apparent. On a Saturday night last month, a coterie of fans sang Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON January 27 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Towne Crier Café Moves to Beacon

Chronogram

Chronogram | January 26, 2013 by Carolyn Quimby After nearly a year of searching, the Towne Crier Café has found a new location to call home. In spring 2013, after 25 years in Pawling, Phil Ciganer’s live music club will move to a renovated industrial building in Beacon. When the club lost its lease in early 2012, Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON January 26 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Towne Crier Moving To Beacon

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Beacon Streets | January 18, 2013 by Underpaid Genius Pat Manning recently confirmed that the Towne Crier Cafe of Pawling NY will be moving to Beacon, and now the official word is out as well. Apparently there was a holdup in the permit approvals for the Town Crier occupying half of the Market Square renovation Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON January 24 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

VIDEO: Towne Crier Cafe Heading to Beacon

Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie Journal | January 22, 2013 by John W. Barry The owner of the Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling is finalizing plans to relocate to Beacon. Phil Ciganer, who has welcomed Andy Summers of The Police, David Byrne of the Talking Heads and Clark Gayton of the E Street Band, along with many other notable Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON January 22 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

Town Crier Cafe to move to Beacon

Almanac Weekly

Almanac Weekly | January 17, 2013 by Frances Marion Platt Acoustic music-lovers of the mid-Hudson, rejoice! The Towne Crier Café will soon be moving from its longtime home in Pawling. And the terrifying rumors that it might be headed for faraway Westchester or Connecticut have turned out to be untrue. In fact, the club’s new Read More…

POSTED IN Press Clips ON January 22 by Scott Lovell. BOOKMARK THE PERMALINK.

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