Fleischmanns – SpillianFest, a glorious July celebration of mountain magic, world class food, and seriously fine music, hits Spillian in Fleischmanns on Saturday, July 14. A line up of artists who catch Spillian’s magic and toss it back out to guests will headline a perfect summer party: an afternoon and evening of music, laughter, dancing, and great food, topped off with a bonfire and marshmallows for roasting in Spillian’s glorious meadow.
Now in its fourth year, SpillianFest celebrates music from the Catskills hollows with three bands forged from these mountains. Their melding of bluegrass, Americana, and roots rock and blues capture the essence of the region.
The high lonesome tenor of Delaware County’s own Bill Duke and the Hyzer Hillbillies finesse a combination of covers and original songs including the hit single “Hickster Man” on guitar, banjo, harmonica and more.
Joining the Hyzer Hillbillies will be Yard Sale. Hailing from Woodstock and Kingston, these musicians are rooted experimentalists in the tradition of the Band, Neil Young, Dr. Dog, and The Avett Brothers. Yard Sale’s fluent playing and roughhewn, uncorrected vocal virtuosity often transcends folk, approaching the sophistication of casual chamber music, but always in the service of sturdy, eccentric and emotionally stirring songs.
Driving blues guitar phenom Dylan Doyle and his band, return to SpillianFest for the fourth year, fresh off of packed houses in Midwestern and European tours. Touring nationally since age 15, Dylan became a seasoned professional, playing with such notable musicians Rob Stoner (Bob Dylan, Don Mclean), John Platania (Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding) and Bill Payne (Little Feat).
Spillian’s take on the food of summer, will include the much praised and nearly world famous Spillian Trout Taco, with trout fresh from Beaverkill Hatchery. Other items offered will include the Spillian Veggie Taco, beer and onion grilled brats with house made sauerkraut, Catskills smoked local corn on the cob, house made vinegar slaw,
Spillian Maple Caramel Corn and marshmallows for the bonfire. A cash bar, offers local beer from Catskills Brewery, Beringer wines, and Catskills Hurricanes.