The Turning Point Café in Piermont, NY has long been known as a mecca for great music presented in an intimate unique setting.
The Turning Point opened in May of 1976, taking its name from the classic album by British blues pioneer John Mayall. The restaurant was originally a small room seating three dozen people. Local musicians began playing there and were paid by 'passing the bottle.'
The Turning Point began life at it's present location in September of 1981. In November of 1984 seminal folk singer Eric Anderson performed the first of many concerts featuring nationally prominent musicians.
Performers who have appeared in the downstairs room over the years include: Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, Dave Mason, Poco, Orleans, Bela Fleck, Bill Monroe, Joan Osborne, Christine Lavin, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, the late Rick Danko from The Band, 27 members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as John Mayall himself.
'Joe Delia’s Songwriters in the Round' is held on Tuesday evenings. It is inspired by 'in the rounds' presented in the Hamptons by Nancy Atlas and friends, and those in Nashville and Greenwich Village. Every show is different with artists (both local and international) changing with each event.
Tuesday, January 29th will feature: Gregg Hollister, Jimmy Leahey, Alice Leon, and Ray LaBella.
The Turning Point Café is located at: 468 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968
For more information: http://turningpointcafe.com/