The 5th Annual Westchester Allstars Christmas for Veterans Live Concert Friday, Dec. 2nd | Paramount Hudson Valley Theater | Peekskill, N.Y. *Not all artists on the CD perform at the live concert-Please check theater for the current lineup-Lineup is subject to change
Rock &Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gene Cornish is universally known as the lead guitar player for The Rascals, the blue-eyed soul band who commanded the charts thru the early seventy's with countless #1 hits what still rock the airways to this day. Gene still tours the world and is working on a new solo project.
Tommy has been rocking the world for 50 years with his hits like Mony Mony, Crystal Blue Persuasion , I think We're Along now, Draggin The Line, and countless others. Tommy recently penned his life in the music industry in his book "Me, The Music , and the Mob. He tours constantly and still amazes his fan young and old.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Bernie Williams discovered his love for baseball and music at roughly the same time. After an illustrious career with the NY Yankees, he turned his attention to playing guitar. He has been nominated for a Latin Grammy and tours the world with his own All-Star band.
One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ’76, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.”
Nicked named “Baby Ruth” because of her Ruth Brown Covers, The Duchess’s infectious smile and energy will capture the heart of any room. Formerly a folk and country singer and songwriter, Di has performed in the NYC and tri-state area for the last 20 years.
Keyes has worked for the late folk-blues superstar and civil rights activist Odetta, Bo Diddley, Carl Weathersby, Chuck Berry, Gladys Knight, Sleepy LaBeef, Pam Tillis and David Johansen.
Actor/comedian/singer,Tony has appeared in many films such as Goodfellas, The Sopranos, Analyze This, and Mickey Blue eyes.He's currently doing his stand-up comedy and working on a new TV pilot and other films.
At an early age, Kristen became a child prodigy on guitar and never looked back. Rocking every venue she plays with her driving guitar work, lead vocals, and songwriting skills. She has released 2 CDs and is currently recording another which will no doubt be received with more raving reviews. This is a rising star to watch!
Tom Dudley a/k/a Blues Buddha, has shared the stage, played, and recorded with many of the best local and national talents in the country. He is also famous for his many music videos which bring rave reviews for their originality his skills as one of the most amazing blues vocalist working today. This is and artist you need to experience live.
CHUCK ST. TROY
Singer, Songwriter, Sax player, Drummer/Percussionist, and recording Artist. Chuck has been a life long musician with extensive album credits and his lifeblood is live performing. Born in Yonkers and he currently lives in Las Vegas and performs on both coasts.
Herman now hails from Los Angeles and has been rocking music venues on both coasts for years with his guitar, vocal, and songwriting prowess. He's toured the world with some of the biggest names in the music business and shows no sign of stopping.
From Broadway to NY's top rock venues Joni lights up the stage with her amazing voice and stage presence. She a singer, songwriter,and dancer making her a triple threat and pleasure to watch.
Bill has found a way to blend Blues, Soul, R&B and Rock together in a way that will keep you coming back for more. As the Executive producer of the Westchester All Stars Christmas For Veterans Project for the last 5 years, Bill has written, recorded, and performed with all the amazing artist involved. He sees this project as a way to give back to our true American heroes.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Vaneese is the daughter of Rufus Thomas, whose legendary career as a musician and entertainer began in Vaudeville and spanned more than half a century in rhythm-and-blues recording and radio. Her older siblings are the hit recording artist “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the highly respected keyboardist and producer, Marvell Thomas.
MaryAnn has been a shining star on the NY rock scene for over 25 years. She also is a very in-demand recording artist specializing in soul, R&B, and classic rock. She lights up every stage she on with her powerhouse vocals and stage presence.
Scott’s credits include working for with Denny Leroux and the Peter Duchin Orchestra, Skitch Henderson and the N.Y. POPS at Carnegie Hall and playing keyboards with artists such as blues greats Danny Kalb, the legendary Charlie Musselwhite, Roomful of Blues. He has composed scores for many films and projects for HBO and Showtime.