Music on a Chilly October Afternoon

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We were back outside for some new music from the Olde Church Acoustic Series. The weather was chilly, but the music was hot!

OCAS continued to adjust to the pandemic by mixing in a variety of venues, this time for a small but enthusiastic audience outdoors at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden on October 8, 2020. 

David Taylor Coffey
The Moon Shells
The Podunk Throwbacks

David Taylor Coffey kicked things off in rollicking fashion, followed by a nice set from The Moon Shells.  The Podunk Throwbacks closed the day with some solid jams. 


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Rest in Peace Mike Wilcox

Farewell to a Champion of the CT Music Scene

Our fearless leader and the Founder of the Old Church Series, Mike Wilcox, passed away on Saturday. His love for family and music was unmatched.  As you can imagine, the tributes have been rolling across social media, here is just a taste:

“He was so dedicated to the musicians and the music. I will miss his spirit and enthusiasm and his love of music.”

“He was one of the nicest guys and such a pillar of the music scene in CT, a true light.”

“A champion of the local music scene. Kind, genuine, bonafide nice guy. Good guy. This hurts”

“Mike was such a force of nature and he will be deeply missed. His earth journey is over and he is home. No more pain, no more stress.”  

“Every time I was with Mike Wilcox, we sang songs, told stories, and had a few laughs with a small group of brothers and sisters. I will always be grateful for that”

“When you weren’t organizing, promoting, and hosting, you were in the crowd”

“Mike was one of the most selfless people I will ever know. His constant generosity will forever be unmatched”

“Thank you Mike for all the support and love you’ve given to myself and so many artists. Your legacy lives on forever.” 

Join us Thursday Oct 8 in Meriden

We will be planning a proper full-tilt musical tribute to Mike’s life when the pandemic allows, so please stay tuned for that.  Before learning of Mike’s passing, the Olde Church Acoustic Series team had planned an outdoor “on-the-road” event for Thursday Oct 8, 4pm, at the Rosa Ponselle Memorial Garden at the Augusta Curtis Memorial Cultural Center, 175 East Main Street Meriden CT.  Join us if you can for a nice evening of music featuring: 

 – The Podunk Throwbacks
 – The Moon Shells 
 – David Taylor Coffey

All Phase 3 Protocols will be observed.  Be physically distant and wear masks!  Donations are welcome but not required.  

Harmony-driven traditional NewGrass from New Haven.

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The Podunk Throwbacks finish the evening in ethereal acoustic jam fashion.

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Thank you Mike Wilcox – for everything. ☮️🕉💜🎶