FREE “MUSIC AT THE BARN” SERIES CONTINUES Bluegrass performed by “The Cider Barn Band” Sunday, Oct. 30th at the Wortendyke Barn Historic Site, Park Ridge

Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, III and the Bergen County Board of Commissioners invite the public to attend a free music concert featuring “The Cider Barn Band” on Sunday, October 30, from 1pm-3:30pm (rain or shine) at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site at 13 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge, NJ.

This is the final concert in the music series season. Limited seating is available. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and/or blankets for viewing, as well as food.

The Cider Barn Band core players are Kenny Kosek, fiddle; Barry Mitterhoff, mandolin; and Joe Selly, guitar. The band has expanded to include friends and fellow bluegrass musicians: Marty Cutler, banjo, Marty Confurius, bass. Kenny Kosek is one of the most recorded fiddlers in America today, having been the featured soloist on hundreds of albums, soundtracks and jingles. He can be heard on recordings by James Taylor, Jerry Garcia, David Byrne, Chaka Kahn, Willie Nelson and also plays with his own Angelwood bluegrass band.

Barry Mitterhoff is a well-known and versatile mandolin player who has toured with the blues-rock band Hot Tuna and has played with tony Trischka and Skyline, John Gorka, Jorma Kaukonen and Hazel Dickens. He has been a featured performer at Carnagie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the White House, the Library of Congress, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Guitarist Joe Selly has appeared with Phoebe Snow, Vassar Clements, Barbara Eden, Melissa Manchester and Tex Logan, and toured nationally with the Lombardo Orchestra. Joe is a teacher at Bergen Community College.

Marty Cutler has distinguished himself on the banjo in the genre of bluegrass as well as in jazz, rap and electronic music. Marty Confurius on bass, has appeared with Margo Leveratt & the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Andy Statman, Dave Tarras, and Vassar Clements.

For concert info, please call 201-336-7292 or email

The Wortendyke Barn has been a Pascack Valley landmark since its construction on 500 acres of land bought by the Wortendyke family in 1735. It was used continually as a barn into the 20th century and is one of only six pure Dutch barn types in Bergen County. In 1997, the barn opened as a museum with agriculture exhibits that include 18th and 19th century farm implements and tools, and the history of the Wortendyke family farm.

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