Friday, April 15, 2005

Syracuse-Benefit for The Redhouse

In Syracuse - A Benefit for The Redhouse -

Songwriters Night at The Redhouse
Saturday, April 16 8 p.m.


- Syracuse Area Music Award winner John Cadley of the Lost Boys
- Syracuse Area Music Award-nominated Songwriter Dana "Short Order" Cooke
- Songwriter Scott Allyn, with vocalist Laura Austin
- Folksinger/songwriter Larry Hoyt

As one devoted music fan recently observed, "Songwriters share their souls."If that is the case, then four diverse songwriting talents will be sharing a lot of their soulfulness during the Songwriters' Night at The Redhouse, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Admission costs $10 for this benefit concert for The Redhouse, downtown Syracuse's new multi-purpose arts facility.

Performing in a round-robin format will be John Cadley, Sammy Award-winning songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Lost Boys, whose two CDs, "Middle of Nowhere" and "Black Dog," have garnered outstanding positive reviews. Cadley's observant originals range from the pretty ("Could This Be Love?") to the powerful ("To a Friend in Trouble") to the haunting ("Mist of Memory") and the melancholy ("Time").

Likewise singer/songwriter Dana "Short Order" Cooke, whose three CDs, "Wildman," "County Fair" and "Snowball's Chance," are filled with clever, original songs that reflect Cooke's sarcastic wit. Performing with Cooke will be banjo-ist and vocalist Joe Cleveland, aka "His Band Joe". For more info regarding Dana Cooke, his music, and his sense of humor, visit

Songwriter/guitarist Scott Allyn and his wife, Laura Austin, will perform a bevy of Scott's original folk-rock songs. Austin recently released a compilation of the couple's songs under her own name on a disc titled "I Could be Anyone."

Rounding out the night is folksinger/songwriter Larry Hoyt, host of WAER-FM 88's folk and acoustic Sunday-afternoon radio show, "Common Threads." Hoyt admits that his original songs on his Hondo Mesa Records debut CD, "Folksinger/Songwriter," reflect the influences of his songwriting heroes, including Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Since their release last fall, several of Hoyt's songs have aired on more than 75 radio stations around the country.

The Redhouse is located at 201. S. West St., on the corner of West Fayette Street, just west of Armory Square in downtown Syracuse; 425-0405