3:00 pm | $20 in advance / $25 day of show | Fund-Raiser for Rosendale Theatre and CD Launch Party |  Click HERE to purchase advance tickets or copy and paste this link in your browser http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3045746  |

The Bruderhof Woodcrest Community of Rifton will be providing cookies to Rene Bailey Benefit Concert 


“This is what it’s all about!” says Ulster County’s beloved Rene Bailey. On Sunday August 20, at 3:00 pm, Ms. Bailey, with assistance from the Saints of Swing, will raise a joyful noise featuring selections from her first-ever gospel music CD called Good Old Songs at Rosendale Theatre. For this afternoon of high energy music in praise of the Almighty Rene invites her many fans and well-wishers to join her in the celebration of her life-long dream of recording the CD.

Also, the CD launch is a fund-raiser for Rosendale Theatre which needs a boost during this slow time of year. Good Old Songs will be available for sale at Rosendale Theatre on the day of the show.

Here are some of the song titles on the album: “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,” “Ezekiel Saw A Wheel,” “Lord, Don’t Move A Mountain,” “Rock of Ages,” “Give Me Jesus,” “Steal Away,” “You Can’t Hurry God,” “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired,” “God Will Take Care of You,” “Standing in the Need of Prayer,” “Until I Found the Lord.” These old songs ought to be familiar. But nobody brings them to life them like Rene Bailey.

Ms. Bailey has had a remarkable career. She first started singing gospel as a young girl in the church that her family attended back home in Georgia. Moving north to Connecticut, she hit the New York City music scene where she sang blues and jazz. The transition from gospel to nightclub work came naturally. She spent 20 years as a featured vocalist at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club and for an equally long time she has fronted the Saints of Swing. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm/blues, she has performed with such great artists as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, Sam Cooke, and many more. Meanwhile, she kept her church roots, and today she is the music director for Samsonville United Methodist Church.

Eli Winograd, owner of Lone Pine Road recording studios, who produced the CD says, I’m primarily just a big fan, not only of her music, but of Rene as a human being. It’s just an honor to work on a project with her. To be able to help her make her first album has been one of the great joys of my professional life in music. That sentiment is shared by many of the people who play on the record. I can’t imagine someone being more respected and admired by the musicians who play with her, and the people who know her. When she sings, her soul-channel opens wide up and pours out with real, honest love-power and be-here-now energy.

Follow Ms. Baily on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/renebaileymusic/

Listen to more of Ms. Baily’s songs here: http://lonepineroad.com/rene-bailey/