Two accomplished songwriters join forces for a special evening … 

Martha Trachtenberg and Hank Stone, two fantastic singer-songwriters from Long Island, are coming together to provide an enjoyable night of music on Friday, March 8 at Grounds & Sounds Café!

Martha has been writing songs and performing since the mid-1970s and her songs have been recorded by a number of artists from the bluegrass world, including Greg Blake, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2024 Male Vocalist of the Year. For the past two years, Martha has been one of the leaders of a songwriting workshop at the prestigious Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and is slowly but surely assembling songs for another CD.

Hank began writing songs over fifty years ago, but only started bringing them out to audiences in 2001. He’s made a name for himself in the Long Island music scene and has since recorded three CDs of his original tunes. His songwriting recalls songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, from Donovan to Paul Simon, Van Morrison to Jackson Browne. Walt Graham, of Acoustic Connections on WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut, has called Hank “a unique and wonderful songwriter.” Hank is currently working on a new set of recordings, expected to be released in late Spring 2024.

The plan is for Martha and Hank to do some songs solo and some songs together. It should be a special evening of moving music.

We’ll have coffee and snacks for sale.  Remember, bring your own wine.  There is a small corking fee.