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The Kurt Henry Band  ... is a Band performing Multi-genre original, Rock (progressive), and Singer-Songwriter music.

DOG KNOWS!--the softest band with the biggest sound-- consists of Kurt, whose forty years of combining words music and guitar styles have established him as a leading example of the Catskill Alternative sound, joined by fellow former Wombler, Alan Groth, internationally acclaimed drummer Eric Parker, and twenty-five year singer/life partner, Cheryl Lambert. This is a band that won't compromise on substance, style and riveting musicianship. In the year 2000, Kurt, Cheryl and Alan were joined by veteran producer and guitarist/mandolinist, Steve Burgh (Billy Joel, David Bromberg), who supported Kurt's return to electric guitar and worked as a partner - up until his death in 2005 - in refining what he referred to as the "Catskill/Woodstock" sound. The album "Love's Enough" captures the quintessance of that sound and introduced the original members to one of the region's best-loved aces, drummer Eric Parker (drummed with Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker and many other luminaries). Music that was known for its ability to move hearts and minds now began to move FEET.. The CD,"From Our Religions We'll Be Free," broke the band out of the tired Americana genre into new territory, as did Kurt's increasingly improvisational guitar playing. Fans of The Kurt Henry Band knew the stories of the narrative songs from the CDs, but now their bodies automatically knew the familiar grooves of rock, reggae, rockabilly, samba--you name it. The CD "Flaming June" was released in 2017, and the renaming of the band to DOG KNOWS! in 2019 led to a "best of" CD "Catskill Dogs" in 2020. Every night is a fresh start for the tightest band that refuses to over-rehearse--or even rehearse at all. Hey it's more or less a trio! This is tight--only somewhat scripted--this is Kurt Henry--writing, rocking, improvising--and doing it at a volume that pleases audiences.

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Contact Info
Location: Ulster County, NY
Phone: (845) 687-0590

It's Enough performed on Poughkeepsie Live

Circle and Line performed on Poughkeepsie Live

Calendar for The Kurt Henry Band
May 27
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Outdoor Music
with Kurt Henry & Dog Knows
Multi-genre original
Mamakating Farmers Market
2948 Route 209
Wurtsboro, NY   See Map
Join Kurt Henry & Dog Knows for the opening of Mamakating's First Farmers Market of the season!

Rain or Shine!

2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY
May 29
7:00 pm
7:45 pm
Nine Mile Swamp
with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Multi-genre original, Acoustic, and Singer-Songwriter
Our Living room
Accord, NY   See Map
Join us on Sundays, live from your own home, on Facebook for our Nine Mile Swamp show at 7pm:

Please visit the page anytime and be sure to give it a "like"! Thank you!

Nine Mile Swamp with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Live! on Facebook
Every Sunday
7 to 7:45ish pm

Find us here:

We are delighted to see your comments during our show, and we love responding to them later! Thank you!

Our CDs are for sale on our website: We are matching the price of all CDs sold to double our impact--all profits will be donated to a local Hudson Valley Food Pantry. Thanks!

Our previous shows can be accessed via Kurt's Facebook page, our new Nine Mile Swamp Facebook page, or on Youtube! Subscribe!

Thanks, again, for your support!

Stay safe and well!

--Kurt & Cheryl
June 2
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
TerBush and Henry Ride Again!
with TerBush & Henry
Multi-genre original, Americana, and Acoustic. funstuff
High Falls Cafe
12 Stone Dock Road
High Falls, NY   See Map
Terbush and Henry will be riding once again after many years to bring you a stunning show of new and old songs played in a bluegrassy/folk style--with room for some little genre surprises. Gary TerBush the leader of the Bush Bros. has brought bluegrass music to the Hudson Valley for half a century. Kurt Henry, the leader of Kurt Henry and Dog Knows is also a member of the famous Dharma Bums. There will be some additional support on percussion and harmonica by Cheryl Lambert, a.k.a, Lady Harmonica. Come on down. We'll make you happy!

Reservations: 845-687-2699
June 17
8:00 pm
10:30 pm
Music in the Garden
with Kurt Henry & Dog Knows
Multi-genre original, Americana, and Rock (progressive)
Birdsall House
970 Main Street
Peekskill, NY   See Map
Join us in the beer garden for a relaxing evening. Bring friends. Sip craft beer. Have fun!
Kurt Henry, Cheryl Lambert, Alan Groth, Chris Cullo
July 14
8:00 pm
10:00 pm
Smokin' Fish Records Showcase
with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert, and more!
Acoustic, Multi-genre original, and Singer-Songwriter
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY   See Map
Smokin' Fish Records is an independent record label in the Hudson Valley, New York.
Its roster includes gifted performing songwriters with a wide cross-section of International and Americana music, from JOHN PUTNAM'S blistering guitar work, to the hauntingly beautiful harmonies of OPEN BOOK, to the world sound of the incredible MARILYN KIRBY, and the raw power of DAVE KEARNEY. Young newcomer SERENA HOPE'S folk songs of heart-rending intimacy, the insanely original JOHN HOLT, the fire and brilliance of KURT HENRY, the wry country songs of GEOFF SAMUELS, the crowd-favorite humor and insight of DON LOWE, and the from-the-heart Country songs of DON SPARKS, will make this an electric and acoustic evening of excellence and joy you will not want to miss!

$20 ADV / $25 DOS

Buy Tickets: $20 ADV / $25 DOS
July 16
7:30 pm
9:30 am
Music for Humanity
with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Multi-genre original, Singer-Songwriter. kurtstuff
Noble Coffee Roasters
3020 NY-207
Campbell Hall , NY   See Map
SATURDAY, July 16th, Kurt and Cheryl will be appearing at Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall to benefit Music for Humanity.
Music for Humanity raises a truly life-changing amount of money to help young musicians with world-class talents and skills pay their dues to get college credentials and the caliber of education it takes to reach the highest levels demanded by great music.
Come hear fun music and get down by each, any and every means among the redolent coffee beans--you know precisely what I mean.
for more information
July 29
4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Outdoor Music
with Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert
Acoustic, Multi-genre original
Mamakating Farmers Market
2948 Route 209
Wurtsboro, NY   See Map
Join Kurt Henry & Cheryl Lambert for live music at the Mamakating Farmers Market in Wurtsboro!

Rain or Shine!

2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY

CDs by The Kurt Henry Band

 Flaming June 2017
Singer-Songwriter, Rock (progressive)
A joyous, far-reaching celebration of all musical types, from jazz to R&B, Celtic to roots rock, funk to country. It's a musical olive branch from America to the world, emphasizing peace and unity.
 From Our Religions We'll Be Free! 2011
Rock (progressive), Singer-Songwriter
"Henry engineers his most far-reaching testimony to date. Much like the message, the music cuts a wide swath: whimsy and pain, dalliance and heartbreak, frustration and bliss."G.Schoenfeld
 Heart, Mind & All 2008
Rock (progressive), Alternative, and Contemporary
If you like poetic lyrics and strong, sweet melody but you need it with a shot of burbon and a beat, this might become a favorite album. Featured are David Sancious, Larry Packer, & Eric Parker.
 Love's Enough 2004
Americana, Singer-Songwriter, and Rock (progressive)
Love's Enough features Kurt Henry (songwriter, guitar, vocals),Steve Burgh (mandolin, guitar, Hammond organ), Alan Groth (bass), and Eric Parker (drums). This CD moves hearts, minds and feet!

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