Homegrown Music Festival
Stuyvesant Town Oval, Manhattan
Featuring NYC-based bands Les Chauds Lapins, Valley Lodge, and Terry Radigan. Les Chauds Lapins (“The Hot Rabbits”) will bring their folksy swing-jazz French fusion, Valley Lodge crashes the party with their fun, power pop rock, and pop/rock/country singer-songwriter Terry Radigan brings her intriguing, moody vocal stylings to the scene.
Les Chauds Lapins: Led by New York’s Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt, they specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 20’s through the 40’s, rearranging long-forgotten French classics for banjo-ukes, string trio, guitar & winds, and mixing the rootsiness of early American jazz with the lushness of a Bernard Hermann film soundtrack.
Terry Radigan: Although she has has written songs for country-pop artists like Patty Loveless and Tricia Yearwood, the singer/songwriter isn’t a country artist per se and has more of a pop/rock orientation. Radigan’s own recordings have a moody, intriguing quality and she tends to favor a subtle, restrained style of singing. Radigan, who plays guitar, piano, and keyboards, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and in the late ’80s was a member of the New York band Grace Pool.
Valley Lodge: It has been said (mostly by the Scandinavian press) that their music sounds like Cheap Trick, T. Rex, Big Star, Michael Jackson, the Raspberries, Slade, the Kinks, and some other stuff too. It’s power pop meets pop rock meets a splash of glam rock meets your best friend’s parents going out of town when you are sixteen and think that they won’t notice if you threw a pool party rock.