Reunion Concerts
November, 2015
Saturday the 14th
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
Friday the 20th
Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown, NJ
History
Frostwater was a group of singer-songwriters who toured the Northeastern United States performing at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals in the latter 1970s. The band's membership was William J. Hall, Ron Heacock, Scott Nelson (bassist), and Laurie Riley and was later joined by Stewart Hodson (percussion). They were often joined on the road by Karen Heacock (cook and tour assistant) and dog, Carolina (spiritual advisor). Assisted briefly by Fred Oster, they were later joined by local businessman, Michael Katz, who then increasingly contributed to their business and tour management and sound mixing.
Frostwater headlined at the major venues of the day from Philladelphia to New York to Albany and Boston. To name a few clubs: Folk City (New York, NY), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Club Passim (Boston, MA), The Main Point (Bryn Mawr, PA), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Town Crier (Beekman, NY), The 8th Step (Albany, NY), Mine Street (New Brunswick, NJ), Fair Harbor (Hastings on Hudson, NY), Common Ground (Sussex County, NJ), The Night Kitchen (Lake Peekskill, NY), The Turning Point (Piermont, NY), Sounding Board (West Hartford, CT). Festivals: Folk Project Festival, Philladelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater Folk Festival, Fox Hollow Folk Fesival, Festival at Niskayuna High School. Theaters and Colleges - The Morris Stage, Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of New York.
Among all the wonderful people they met, Frostwater holds the kids at Niskayuna High School (two concerts in 1977 and '78) with particular and enduring affection.
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William Hall
William J. Hall is a songwriter’s songwriter and poet’s poet! A Morristown, NJ-native and Kerrville New Folk award-winner, Hall has appeared on stages and in recordings with icons Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsburg, and Harry Nilsson, and with Melanie, Don McLean, Livingston Taylor, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Jackie Tice, and John Gorka, to name a few. He fronted several high-profile NYC folk-rock and rock bands in the 70s and 80s before returning to his singer-songwriter roots in the 90s – where he has remained. Painting musical landscapes inside "his tasty word salads," as one critic described, Hall is a master at his craft and never ceases to inspire standing ovations for his insightful, universal love songs and fascinating snapshots of life.
As a member of the electronic music community and prominent builder of large-format analog modular sound synthesizers, William authors and maintains the DIY synthesizer site dragonflyalley.com with this son, Will. Among the creative hats he has worn as producer, engineer, author, architect, and tech guy, Hall is presently working on his second book of short stories for young children. <3
Ron Heacock
Ron Heacock lives with his wife, Karen Walasek, and her loyal service dog, Finn. They split their time between the farm, HillHouse Writer’s Retreat, in the hills of southern Tennessee and their home in the city of Portland, Oregon. Ron spent many years as a performing songwriter and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Alan Ginsberg and Pete Seeger. His work has been published in Connotation, PaperTape, The LIMN Literary & Arts Journal, Cease Cows, The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Far Enough East, and The Pitkin Review. He has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. His book of short stories, Hey, This is it, I’m Going to Die was published in November 2014 by Libros Igni.
Scott Nelson
Mr. Nelson
Laurie Riley
Laurie is best known worldwide as a harpist, having toured, adjudicated and taught for over 20 years. Her music career began, however, as a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran, and other instruments. She performed extensively, and founded The Folk Project (http://www.folkproject.org) in 1971. In the ’70’s she toured with the band Frostwater (www.frostwater.com).
Taking up the harp in 1981, Laurie toured for 10 years in duet, and another 10 years as a harp soloist. She has recorded over a dozen harp albums, and is a respected author of numerous music-related books and instructional DVDs. Her music has been heard on American Airlines, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Narada Collections, and other venues worldwide. She played with the Chieftains during their U.S. tour in 2002.
Laurie was a pioneer in the teaching and practice of therapeutic music as a bedside service in hospitals, founded two accredited therapeutic music certification programs that train musicians for hospital work, and was a charter member of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.
Reunion Concerts
November, 2015
Saturday the 14th
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
Friday the 20th
Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown, NJ
History
Frostwater was a group of singer-songwriters who toured the Northeastern United States performing at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals in the latter 1970s. The band's membership was William J. Hall, Ron Heacock, Scott Nelson (bassist), and Laurie Riley and was later joined by Stewart Hodson (percussion). They were often joined on the road by Karen Heacock (cook and tour assistant) and dog, Carolina (spiritual advisor). Assisted briefly by Fred Oster, they were later joined by local businessman, Michael Katz, who then increasingly contributed to their business and tour management and sound mixing.
Frostwater headlined at the major venues of the day from Philladelphia to New York to Albany and Boston. To name a few clubs: Folk City (New York, NY), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Club Passim (Boston, MA), The Main Point (Bryn Mawr, PA), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Town Crier (Beekman, NY), The 8th Step (Albany, NY), Mine Street (New Brunswick, NJ), Fair Harbor (Hastings on Hudson, NY), Common Ground (Sussex County, NJ), The Night Kitchen (Lake Peekskill, NY), The Turning Point (Piermont, NY), Sounding Board (West Hartford, CT). Festivals: Folk Project Festival, Philladelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater Folk Festival, Fox Hollow Folk Fesival, Festival at Niskayuna High School. Theaters and Colleges - The Morris Stage, Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of New York.
Among all the wonderful people they met, Frostwater holds the kids at Niskayuna High School (two concerts in 1977 and '78) with particular and enduring affection.
more...
William Hall
William J. Hall is a songwriter’s songwriter and poet’s poet! A Morristown, NJ-native and Kerrville New Folk award-winner, Hall has appeared on stages and in recordings with icons Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsburg, and Harry Nilsson, and with Melanie, Don McLean, Livingston Taylor, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Jackie Tice, and John Gorka, to name a few. He fronted several high-profile NYC folk-rock and rock bands in the 70s and 80s before returning to his singer-songwriter roots in the 90s – where he has remained. Painting musical landscapes inside "his tasty word salads," as one critic described, Hall is a master at his craft and never ceases to inspire standing ovations for his insightful, universal love songs and fascinating snapshots of life.
As a member of the electronic music community and prominent builder of large-format analog modular sound synthesizers, William authors and maintains the DIY synthesizer site dragonflyalley.com with this son, Will. Among the creative hats he has worn as producer, engineer, author, architect, and tech guy, Hall is presently working on his second book of short stories for young children. <3
Ron Heacock
Ron Heacock lives with his wife, Karen Walasek, and her loyal service dog, Finn. They split their time between the farm, HillHouse Writer’s Retreat, in the hills of southern Tennessee and their home in the city of Portland, Oregon. Ron spent many years as a performing songwriter and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Alan Ginsberg and Pete Seeger. His work has been published in Connotation, PaperTape, The LIMN Literary & Arts Journal, Cease Cows, The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Far Enough East, and The Pitkin Review. He has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. His book of short stories, Hey, This is it, I’m Going to Die was published in November 2014 by Libros Igni.
Scott Nelson
Mr. Nelson
Laurie Riley
Laurie is best known worldwide as a harpist, having toured, adjudicated and taught for over 20 years. Her music career began, however, as a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran, and other instruments. She performed extensively, and founded The Folk Project (http://www.folkproject.org) in 1971. In the ’70’s she toured with the band Frostwater (www.frostwater.com).
Taking up the harp in 1981, Laurie toured for 10 years in duet, and another 10 years as a harp soloist. She has recorded over a dozen harp albums, and is a respected author of numerous music-related books and instructional DVDs. Her music has been heard on American Airlines, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Narada Collections, and other venues worldwide. She played with the Chieftains during their U.S. tour in 2002.
Laurie was a pioneer in the teaching and practice of therapeutic music as a bedside service in hospitals, founded two accredited therapeutic music certification programs that train musicians for hospital work, and was a charter member of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.
Reunion Concerts
November, 2015
Saturday the 14th
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
Friday the 20th
Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown, NJ
History
Frostwater was a group of singer-songwriters who toured the Northeastern United States performing at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals in the latter 1970s. The band's membership was William J. Hall, Ron Heacock, Scott Nelson (bassist), and Laurie Riley and was later joined by Stewart Hodson (percussion). They were often joined on the road by Karen Heacock (cook and tour assistant) and dog, Carolina (spiritual advisor). Assisted briefly by Fred Oster, they were later joined by local businessman, Michael Katz, who then increasingly contributed to their business and tour management and sound mixing.
Frostwater headlined at the major venues of the day from Philladelphia to New York to Albany and Boston. To name a few clubs: Folk City (New York, NY), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Club Passim (Boston, MA), The Main Point (Bryn Mawr, PA), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Town Crier (Beekman, NY), The 8th Step (Albany, NY), Mine Street (New Brunswick, NJ), Fair Harbor (Hastings on Hudson, NY), Common Ground (Sussex County, NJ), The Night Kitchen (Lake Peekskill, NY), The Turning Point (Piermont, NY), Sounding Board (West Hartford, CT). Festivals: Folk Project Festival, Philladelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater Folk Festival, Fox Hollow Folk Fesival, Festival at Niskayuna High School. Theaters and Colleges - The Morris Stage, Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of New York.
Among all the wonderful people they met, Frostwater holds the kids at Niskayuna High School (two concerts in 1977 and '78) with particular and enduring affection.
more...
William Hall
William J. Hall is a songwriter’s songwriter and poet’s poet! A Morristown, NJ-native and Kerrville New Folk award-winner, Hall has appeared on stages and in recordings with icons Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsburg, and Harry Nilsson, and with Melanie, Don McLean, Livingston Taylor, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Jackie Tice, and John Gorka, to name a few. He fronted several high-profile NYC folk-rock and rock bands in the 70s and 80s before returning to his singer-songwriter roots in the 90s – where he has remained. Painting musical landscapes inside "his tasty word salads," as one critic described, Hall is a master at his craft and never ceases to inspire standing ovations for his insightful, universal love songs and fascinating snapshots of life.
As a member of the electronic music community and prominent builder of large-format analog modular sound synthesizers, William authors and maintains the DIY synthesizer site dragonflyalley.com with this son, Will. Among the creative hats he has worn as producer, engineer, author, architect, and tech guy, Hall is presently working on his second book of short stories for young children. <3
Ron Heacock
Ron Heacock lives with his wife, Karen Walasek, and her loyal service dog, Finn. They split their time between the farm, HillHouse Writer’s Retreat, in the hills of southern Tennessee and their home in the city of Portland, Oregon. Ron spent many years as a performing songwriter and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Alan Ginsberg and Pete Seeger. His work has been published in Connotation, PaperTape, The LIMN Literary & Arts Journal, Cease Cows, The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Far Enough East, and The Pitkin Review. He has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. His book of short stories, Hey, This is it, I’m Going to Die was published in November 2014 by Libros Igni.
Scott Nelson
Mr. Nelson
Laurie Riley
Laurie is best known worldwide as a harpist, having toured, adjudicated and taught for over 20 years. Her music career began, however, as a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran, and other instruments. She performed extensively, and founded The Folk Project (http://www.folkproject.org) in 1971. In the ’70’s she toured with the band Frostwater (www.frostwater.com).
Taking up the harp in 1981, Laurie toured for 10 years in duet, and another 10 years as a harp soloist. She has recorded over a dozen harp albums, and is a respected author of numerous music-related books and instructional DVDs. Her music has been heard on American Airlines, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Narada Collections, and other venues worldwide. She played with the Chieftains during their U.S. tour in 2002.
Laurie was a pioneer in the teaching and practice of therapeutic music as a bedside service in hospitals, founded two accredited therapeutic music certification programs that train musicians for hospital work, and was a charter member of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.
Reunion Concerts
November, 2015
Saturday the 14th
Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
Friday the 20th
Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown, NJ
History
Frostwater was a group of singer-songwriters who toured the Northeastern United States performing at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals in the latter 1970s. The band's membership was William J. Hall, Ron Heacock, Scott Nelson (bassist), and Laurie Riley and was later joined by Stewart Hodson (percussion). They were often joined on the road by Karen Heacock (cook and tour assistant) and dog, Carolina (spiritual advisor). Assisted briefly by Fred Oster, they were later joined by local businessman, Michael Katz, who then increasingly contributed to their business and tour management and sound mixing.
Frostwater headlined at the major venues of the day from Philladelphia to New York to Albany and Boston. To name a few clubs: Folk City (New York, NY), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Club Passim (Boston, MA), The Main Point (Bryn Mawr, PA), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), The Town Crier (Beekman, NY), The 8th Step (Albany, NY), Mine Street (New Brunswick, NJ), Fair Harbor (Hastings on Hudson, NY), Common Ground (Sussex County, NJ), The Night Kitchen (Lake Peekskill, NY), The Turning Point (Piermont, NY), Sounding Board (West Hartford, CT). Festivals: Folk Project Festival, Philladelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater Folk Festival, Fox Hollow Folk Fesival, Festival at Niskayuna High School. Theaters and Colleges - The Morris Stage, Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of New York.
Among all the wonderful people they met, Frostwater holds the kids at Niskayuna High School (two concerts in 1977 and '78) with particular and enduring affection.
more...
William Hall
William J. Hall is a songwriter’s songwriter and poet’s poet! A Morristown, NJ-native and Kerrville New Folk award-winner, Hall has appeared on stages and in recordings with icons Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), Pete Seeger, Allen Ginsburg, and Harry Nilsson, and with Melanie, Don McLean, Livingston Taylor, Jack Hardy, Suzanne Vega, Jackie Tice, and John Gorka, to name a few. He fronted several high-profile NYC folk-rock and rock bands in the 70s and 80s before returning to his singer-songwriter roots in the 90s – where he has remained. Painting musical landscapes inside "his tasty word salads," as one critic described, Hall is a master at his craft and never ceases to inspire standing ovations for his insightful, universal love songs and fascinating snapshots of life.
As a member of the electronic music community and prominent builder of large-format analog modular sound synthesizers, William authors and maintains the DIY synthesizer site dragonflyalley.com with this son, Will. Among the creative hats he has worn as producer, engineer, author, architect, and tech guy, Hall is presently working on his second book of short stories for young children. <3
Ron Heacock
Ron Heacock lives with his wife, Karen Walasek, and her loyal service dog, Finn. They split their time between the farm, HillHouse Writer’s Retreat, in the hills of southern Tennessee and their home in the city of Portland, Oregon. Ron spent many years as a performing songwriter and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Alan Ginsberg and Pete Seeger. His work has been published in Connotation, PaperTape, The LIMN Literary & Arts Journal, Cease Cows, The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Far Enough East, and The Pitkin Review. He has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. His book of short stories, Hey, This is it, I’m Going to Die was published in November 2014 by Libros Igni.
Scott Nelson
Mr. Nelson
Laurie Riley
Laurie is best known worldwide as a harpist, having toured, adjudicated and taught for over 20 years. Her music career began, however, as a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, dulcimer, banjo, bodhran, and other instruments. She performed extensively, and founded The Folk Project (http://www.folkproject.org) in 1971. In the ’70’s she toured with the band Frostwater (www.frostwater.com).
Taking up the harp in 1981, Laurie toured for 10 years in duet, and another 10 years as a harp soloist. She has recorded over a dozen harp albums, and is a respected author of numerous music-related books and instructional DVDs. Her music has been heard on American Airlines, NPR’s All Things Considered, the Narada Collections, and other venues worldwide. She played with the Chieftains during their U.S. tour in 2002.
Laurie was a pioneer in the teaching and practice of therapeutic music as a bedside service in hospitals, founded two accredited therapeutic music certification programs that train musicians for hospital work, and was a charter member of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.