Tomorrow, the Parrish Art Museum will continue its East End or Busk concert series on its terrace at sunset with the Ebony Hillbillies, New York street musicians, with an accompanying barbecue menu presented by the Art of Eating in the museum’s café. The concert is free with the $10 museum admission, or free for members.
The Hillbillies, based in New York City, are one of the last black string bands in the United States. The band includes Henrique Prince playing violin, Norris Bennett on banjo, mountain dulcimer, and guitar, William Salter on acoustic bass, Newman Taylor Baker providing washboard and percussion, and Gloria Thomas Gassaway on bones.
All of the performers also sing and their musical selections take their sources from pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and jazz. Original compositions are mixed with classics such as “Cotton Eyed Joe” and more contemporary songs such as Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.”