Off the Wall to perform two local concerts


An evening of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and country style roots music will be showcased at two area coffeehouses when Off the Wall takes the stage.

• Off the Wall will perform at Park Coffee House in Holland Patent at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 showtime. Admission is $12, $5 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger. Park Coffee House is at the Twin Churches in Holland Patent, just off Main Street (Route 365), across from the park.

Homemade desserts will be available for a donation before the show and during the intermission. The refreshments, including coffee and other beverages, are prepared and served by Park Coffee House volunteers.

The proceeds benefit the food pantry operated by local non-denominational Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House.

On the net:

• Off the Wall will be performing at the second Winter Series at Trinity Community Coffee House in Camden on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

Trinity Church is located next to the Post Office at the stop light and intersection of routes 69 and 13. The church is handicapped accessible through the Parish Hall from the parking lot at the rear of the church.

Refreshments will be served provided by the Ladies Guild of Trinity. Instead of an admission fee, there will be a free will offering for the performers only.

For more information, call 315-245-1987. 

• More on the band:

Off the Wall was founded by Larry Fox and Charlie Ingersoll in 2003 after years of jamming and performing together. The addition of John Burton in 2007 and Dave Rybinski in 2010 added a third-part harmony and depth and range to the group’s instrumental sound.

Off the Wall consists of:

Larry Fox, who has been playing and singing solo and in bands for more than 40 years. He prefers songs that tell stories about life’s good or hard times, and songs that tell stories of the history and challenges of the country and the region we live in.

Charlie Ingersoll, who grew up in a large musical household where instruments were always close at hand, on guitar and Dobro.

John Burton, on banjo, guitar, mandolin, and vocals for nearly four decades playing in and around central New York.

Dave Rybinski, on acoustic bass occasionally mandolin for strong, driving instrumentals.

Off the Wall has performed at bluegrass events and at venues including Kirkland Art Center, Syracuse Folkus Project, and Unity Hall in Barneveld.


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