Kenny Young and the Eggplants to play fund raiser for Neversink Valley Museum

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:51

Cuddebackville — Internationally acclaimed trio Kenny Young and the Eggplants will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at D&H Canal Park visitor's center at 58 Hoag Road in Cuddebackville. The concert will raise money for the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation in Cuddebackville. Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but possibly from some other galaxy altogether), Kenny Young and the Eggplants are a not-easily-described semi-acoustic trio. The band members, who insist that they first met while training to be astronauts at an undisclosed location near the New Jersey Meadowlands, are as follows: Eddie Logue (percussion of various sorts); Gil Shuster (bass and role model for children); Kenny Young (acoustic guitar and vocals). The Village Voice said "The naivete Kenny wears on his sleeve is genuine — think of an East Village Brian Wilson, without the money but still tilted in his own whacked-out way." The Eggplants get invited to play an intriguing variety of venues. In New York City they have performed at countless clubs, including CBGB's and its acoustic annex, The Record Canteen, and The Living Room. They played at BB King's on 42nd Street on an evening hosted by Dr. Demento. They performed during the New York City Marathon, and they were Tom Robinson's back-up band at The Mercury Lounge. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland at Edinburgh, the Eggplants won a coveted Herald Angel. In the New York City listening area, the band has enjoyed substantial airplay on a wide range of shows on WFMU in New York City. They have performed live on numerous BBC radio shows, as well. A BBC press release described the Eggplants as "a band capable of lifting the heaviest of souls." Admission to the concert is $7 general admission, $5 for museum members. This event is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program administered by Arts in Orange.