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Danny Holmes back in CNY for special concert

Posted 7/17/22

Local acoustic music legend Danny Holmes, formerly of the Holmes and Mancini duo, will return to Central New York for a special concert on Saturday, July 23, at Unity Hall ...

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Danny Holmes back in CNY for special concert

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BARNEVELD — Local acoustic music legend Danny Holmes, formerly of the Holmes and Mancini duo, will return to Central New York for a special concert on Saturday, July 23, at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave., in Barneveld.

Visiting from his current home in Florida, the singer/songwriter will perform in the duo, Rose n’ Thorne with his musical partner and wife, Karen Holmes, vocalist.

Rose n’ Thorne features harmonies accompanied by acoustic guitar, piano, percussion and harmonica. Karen has opened for artists like Shania Twain and Benny Mardones. The duo’s covers of Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and both Nora and Rickie Lee Jones feature Karen’s voice, while Danny brings his talents to songs by The Beatles, Neil Young, James Taylor and Eric Clapton. Their eclectic music selections range from Talking Heads, Dave Mason and Bonnie Raitt, to Elvis, Amy Winehouse, and the Little River Band.

Danny has had a long history of music in all of CNY, having been the bass/vocalist in several Utica-based bands including Bad Dog NY, M.U.C.H. and Timbre. In the mid 1970s he started a duo with Rich Mancini that helped begin a vibrant acoustic scene in CNY and beyond.

Since leaving Central NY, Danny toured across the country performing at colleges and clubs and opened shows for artists including Melissa Manchester, Livingston Taylor, Al Jarreau and Eric Burden. After a stint in Nashville, Danny and Karen moved to Florida where they took a “short” 15-year hiatus from the music business.

In 2016, they began performing again and since then have been in high demand from Florida’s The Villages to Ft. Myers, from Bradenton to Winter Haven.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 for Unity Hall members. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.unityhall.com and at the Adirondack Cheese Company in Barneveld. Proof of COVID vaccination is required. Masks are recommended.

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