Cincinnati Creek starts new year at coffee house Saturday


HOLLAND PATENT — Park Coffee House will kick off its winter-spring concert season with Cincinnati Creek performing on Saturday. Park Coffee House is located at the Twin Churches just off Route 365, across from the village park.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 show. Admission is $12, $5 for students and no charge for children 12 and under.

Cincinnati Creek takes its name from a stream that flows in northern Oneida County. Lori Thompson, Chris Pepe and Gary Dygert performed with Stump Hollow for years, and formed their own group in 2008, joined by Cathy Martin. Cincinnati Creek plays a variety of acoustic music from bluegrass to pop to originals by Thompson. They feature songs about life, love and local folklore.

Thompson learned how to play instruments and sing from her family, and performed with the family band for years. She plays mandolin, guitar and sings both lead and vocal harmony for Cincinnati Creek. Her compositions reflect themes from family, friends and history.

Pepe started playing instruments in high school, and took up the banjo in 1992 after being inspired at a local bluegrass event.

Dygert’s musical roots go deep, being the son and grandson of string instrumentalists. He plays the guitar, dobro and mandolin, plus sings both lead and vocal harmonies.

Martin learned to play several instruments at a young age, including the piano. She plays the stand-up bass and adds vocal harmonies to Cincinnati Creek. She has also performed with the Generations Community Choir, and was a solo vocalist at the December 2017 choral concerts.

The upcoming schedule is:

  • Feb. 10, John Kirk and Trish Miller.
  • March 17, The Rattlin Bog.
  • March 31, Marc Berger.
  • April 14, The Cadleys.
  • May 12, Jamcrackers with Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan.
  • June 9, Local Favorites.

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and admission is charged. Before the performance and during intermission, homemade desserts are available for a donation. Proceeds from the refreshments benefit the local food pantry operated by non-denominational charity Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House.

Information on Park Coffee House events can be found at


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