Guitar virtuoso Loren Barrigar to replace Peter Mulvey on January 15 at the opening of Oswego Music Hall | arts and entertainment

OSWEGO COUNTY — Guitar virtuoso Loren Barrigar will perform at Music Hall in place of Peter Mulvey at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 15.

The Music Hall has announced that, to protect her three-month-old son from COVID, Mulvey has asked us to reschedule her January 15 concert. In his place, Barrigar, guitarist and singer of international renown has agreed to perform, accompanied by special guests. Barrigar’s last three shows in the area have sold out. The Peter Mulvey concert has been postponed to January 14, 2023.

Barrigar started playing guitar when he was just four years old, and at age six he performed the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Nashville’s Ole Opry. He then studied with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother), which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since moving to downtown New York, he has been in constant demand as a session musician.

Barrigar’s finely honed songwriting skills launched his melodies on NBC’s “ER,” “The Young and The Restless,” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has played with some of the world’s finest acoustic musicians, including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor, Australian guitar sensation Tommy Emmanuel. He also recorded with Lloyd Maines, multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer.

In 2010, he made an appearance at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with fellow New Zealander Mark Mazengarb. His solo concerts include favorite songs from seven decades, as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal styles. For more information, visit or watch a video at

“Part poet, part storyteller, part indie rocker, part folk singer, part mad scientist.” Often referred to as “the Bob Dylan of central New York”, J. Schnitt has been bringing his vast arsenal of songs, his rhythmic guitar and his trusty suitcase drum to stages in the Northeastern United States and around the world for 20 years. . years now.

Over 22 albums, hundreds of songs written and thousands of performances, J. Schnitt has established himself as one of the leading singer-songwriters in the independent music world today. He has won a variety of songwriting awards and accolades, including recognition from the International Songwriting Competition for “Excellence in Songwriting”, among many others. With his pumping guitar, harmonicas, foot percussion and home-made suitcase drum, he typically puts on more than 150 shows a year. He has appeared on such prestigious stages as the Nelson Odeon, Mercury Lounge, Club Passim, Shaffer Theatre, Babeville and Westcott Theater to name a few. He shared the stage with artists Yonder Mt. String Band, The Felice Brothers, Jackie Greene, Dan Bern, Martin Sexton, Ghosts of Paul Revere and Willie Nile among many others. Further information and videos can be found at or

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. for all National Stage concerts. For a full performance schedule and ticket information, visit the website at or stop by the River’s End Bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St. in Oswego.

National Stage ticket prices range from $15 to $19 at the door. Students are $10. Children 16 and under are half price and children under five are free. Buy tickets to any concert, online or at the bookstore at the end of the river.

The season continues on January 29 with Driftwood on the main stage. Further information and videos can be found at Open Mic Friday kicks off the weekend of January 28. The evening begins at 7 p.m., followed by artists who register that evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The wheelchair-accessible site is located in the McCrobie Civic Center at 41 Lake St. in Oswego. It is adjacent to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and Oswego Harbour. The atmosphere is intimate with candlelit tables surrounding a small stage. Due to COVID precautions, snacks and beverages will be limited, but available.

Oswego Music Hall has been a family-run non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers since its inception over 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through a variety of tasks – from managing the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at [email protected]

With respect to safety protocols, Music Hall will adhere to CDC, state, and local guidelines. We will follow protocols adopted by CNY theaters which require proof of vaccination prior to admission to shows or a recent negative COVID test result. In addition, wearing a mask is compulsory except when seated. Unvaccinated children can attend but must wear a mask.

The concerts are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and Legislature of New York. Other major supporters are the City of Oswego and the Shineman Foundation.

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