Welcome to the official website of the New York Roots Music Association!
The New York Roots Music Association & Saturday Night Social Club was created by a group of like-minded Long Island, NY musicians who longed for a different way to collaborate and present their music. Our goal is to offer our friends and fans an alternative to the late night bar scene and a chance to reconnect to live music. We’ll be paying tribute to the artists that have been major influences in our lives – from all genres. It is from these roots that we have grown – and are still growing.
Our Next Show!
“Director’s Cut: Music From The Films Of Martin Scorsese“
“Music and film are inseparable. They always have been and always will be.” – Martin Scorsese
On Saturday, March 24th, The New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA) is proud to present “Director’s Cut: Music From The Films Of Martin Scorsese.” To a film maker, music is as an important element, sometimes even more important, as is the actor or dialogue in the scene. The right background music adds emotion, rhythm and can increase the emotional aspects of what is often considered mainly a visual experience.
You would be hard pressed to find another director who uses music to the level of Martin Scorsese. With a blend of scored soundtrack music and popular recordings, Scorsese forms a bond between light, dialogue, sound and music that creates a moment in time that becomes inseparable. Ask anyone what their favorite Scorsese film scene is and chances are they will mention the song that is playing in the background.
The NYRMA All-Stars will be playing songs from such classic Scorsese films as “Mean Streets,” “Goodfellows,” “The Departed,” “Taxi Driver,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and many others.
Join NYRMA as we bring these classics to life on Saturday, March 24th featuring over 30 of Long Island’s most talented musicians. Throughout the night, you’ll hear selections from a wide variety of artists including The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Harry Nilson, Louis Prima, REM, Tony Bennett, The Clash, Elmore James, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys and many more!
The NYRMA All-Stars, featuring Tom Ryan, Howie Silverman, Mark Pohl, Al Speed, Dan Weymouth, Don Olsen, Rich Hall, Gary Dawson, Chris James, Steve Prisco, Mikey Vitale, Russ Seeger and Dave Wise will back an incredible selection of guest vocalists including Allen Santoriello, Annie Mark, Jessica Upham, Raecine Coles, Jim Treutlein, Andrew Fortier, Gil McLean, Jeff McClary, Bill Shuren, Claudia Jacobs, Tom Gould, Cathy Kreger, Pete Mancini, Mike Drance, Nate Schweber, Jessica Silverman-Salm, Eamonn Bowles and more to be announced!
The show will take place at 8PM (doors open at 7PM) on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at the American Legion Post 360, located at 1 Mill Dam Road, in Huntington, NY. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Located right on beautiful Huntington Harbor, the Legion offers plenty of space to rock out, a large, fully-staffed bar area and ample on-site parking!
Memphis To Muscle Shoals: Support Our Artists!
Quite a few of the artists who perfomed at our “Memphis to Muscle Shoals” show have new albums out! Please check out these links and support them – you will not be disappointed!
- Chris J Connolly – “Moving Maps”
- Monica Passin – “Monette”
- Emily Duff – “Maybe In The Morning”
- Pete Mancini – “Foothill Freeway”
- Bill Shuren – “Two Lanes”
- XL Kings (Eamonn Bowles) – “Six Fisted Tales”
- Andrew Fortier – “Your Smile Convinced The World”
- Cathy Kreger – “Pure Imagination”
- Claudia Jacobs – “Rally On”
- The Other Shoe (Joe Perricone, Jim Treutlein) – “What Country?”
- Jon Geffner – “Departures & Arrivals”
- Mary Lamont – “How Lucky”
Also, check out this fantastic Bob Dylan tribute record featuring Annie Mark, Chris James, Jenna Silverman-Salm, Bill Shuren, Claudia Jacobs, Pete Mancini, Russ Seeger and more NYRMA peeps!
Support live music!
At the heart of everything we do is our love for live music. Every night, in every town across this great country of ours you can find someone playing music whether it’s at the local library, in a neighborhood bar or theater or under a tree in the park.
We encourage you to get out and get involved! Start by visiting our events page