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May 16, 2014

DoyleStock II set for May 25 in Andes

Numerous Catskill region musicians will come together on Memorial Day Sunday for the second annual DoyleStock music festival to remember radio host Terry Doyle, who was a supporter of local musicians.

DoyleStock II will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Andes Hotel Summer Shack at 110 Main St. in Andes. Admission is $10.

Proceeds will go toward the Terry Doyle Fund for Young Musicians, which supports performances by artists in the region.

Among other things, this year’s proceeds will help fund a “Terry Doyle Battle of the Bands” at the 2014 Hometown Fourth of July weekend at Neahwa Park in Oneonta.

DoyleStock II will feature singer-songwriters performing original tunes in smaller ensembles, the sort of material that Doyle promoted on his radio programs, including “Imprint” and “Crackle.”

Among those expected to perform this year are John Scarpulla, Becca Frame and Brian Shafer, Wendy Slicer, Doug Decker’s Three Days Gone, as well as members of Blues Maneuver, Esquela, the Honest Mistakes, Heaven’s Back Door, and others. 

Deejay Patrick del Rosario has again volunteered as sound engineer and host. The fundraising event will include a gift certificate raffle and 50/50 drawings. The Andes Hotel will have its barbecue fired up and its Summer Shack bar open for business. 

Terry Doyle died of heart failure in February 2013 at age 46. He was a longtime newsman and host with radio stations in Delaware County.

He created radio programs to promote the work of musicians he admired. For his last 2½ years, Doyle’s shows originated from WIOX in Roxbury.

Proceeds from DoyleStock I in 2013 supported performances by a number of young Terry Doyle “scholars.” The first recipient was Ethan Harris, a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Otsego County,  who performed at last summer’s Hometown Fourth of July in Oneonta, backed for the first time by a full band, the Blues Maneuver.

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