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Sharkey and The Sparks
January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15
Buttonwood Tree is pleased to present Sharkey & The Sparks, featuring Sharkey McEwen – well known to music lovers throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond as the lead guitarist of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams – along with Ben McEwen, Sharkey’s teenage son, and occasional special guests. This show will also include Sharkey’s daughter, Ruby, to provide vocals on a few songs. A true family affair!
A world-class guitarist, vocalist, and producer/engineer, Sharkey has toured nationally and internationally with various groups for over 20 years.
With The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, he has headlined major music festivals across the US, Canada and UK. Sharkey’s intuitive, evocative playing is a key ingredient of the band’s magic.
In 2016 Sharkey began playing music with his young teenage son Ben at home just for fun. Yet once he started inviting his talented young protégé to join him on stage and perform in public, the “sparks” began to fly. Sharkey & The Sparks perform mutually beloved covers from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and beyond, with some of the duo’s original songs mixed in. In The Sparks, Ben displays his natural ability on the electric guitar and Sharkey’s pure and soulful singing voice is featured.