Lyn Hardy, Elly Wininger &
have combined skills and passions to create
A trio that performs songs they each have written, and well chosen
songs by fellow songwriters.
Our CD Trouble and Joy
The Cupcakes is a Trio performing Acoustic, Americana, and
Recipe for The Cupcakes:
Start with 3 uber talented women; add 5-6
instruments, (3 at a time); then cream together with a bouquet of
awards for songwriting and independent music. Stir in 6 CDs, sprinkle
with jingles, tours with famous people, production credits, and videos.
Ice the whole thing with humor and harmony. No need to bake- The
Cupcakes definitely do the cooking!
Lyn Hardy has
performed folk, rock, old time, contra, blues, and country music in the
USA, Canada and Europe since 1965. She has toured and recorded with Jay
Ungar, The Putnam String County Band, Cat Mother and the All Night
Newsboys, and David Bromberg. Lyn formed and wrote most of the songs
for Rude Girls, an eclectic all woman band renowned for their
beautiful, outrageous and humorous music. Their first album, “Rude
Awakening” (Flying Fish/Rounder Records) earned a “NAIRD Award”
(National Association of Independent Record Dealers) for Best String
Band Album. Lyn’s song, "The Ballad of Francine Hughes” was chosen by
the Smithsonian Institution for the “Folk Song America- A 20th Century
Revival” collection, and Ronnie Gilbert recorded Lyn and David
Hornung’s, "Girl in the Red Velvet Dress.” Lyn has six albums to her
credit, and in addition to being a Cupcake, she plays with her daughter
Ruth Merenda, cellist Abby Newton and her daughter Rosie Newton in the
Mother Daughter String Band.
Elly Wininger got
her start in the NYC Folk Revival scene playing blues and ragtime
guitar in the basket houses of Greenwich Village. She played opening
night at CBGB and performed there regularly and in other NYC venues
such as Kenny’s Castaways, Dr. Generosity’s, Folk City & the Bitter
End. She was a 2010 Official Showcase Selection at the Folk Alliance
Midwest Conference and a 2010 Songwriting Competition Finalist at the
Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival. In 2008 Elly was a Folk DJ’s
Choice at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and she has Honorable
Mentions from the International Songwriting Contest and Song of the
Year. Elly’s 2 most recent CDs: “Back Eddy Blues” and “Part Time
Paradise” have received widespread radio play and critical acclaim.
When Elly is not being a Cupcake, she hosts a live Webcast variety
show: "Catskill Cabaradio” and plays with the Dave Kearney Trio.
first memory with music goes way back to singing harmony on such songs
as "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" with her grandfather at the age
of 4. She grew up to become a jingle singer and, for over a decade, she
sang national jingles for everyone from McDonald's, to Diet Coke,
AT&T, Burger King, Pepsi, and on and on. As co-owner of London by
Night Productions, she co-produced and arranged albums for John Gorka,
Christine Lavin and Lucy Kaplansky, as well as scoring numerous
national videos for Ricoh, At&T, and Schick, among others. Her song
"Chamomile Flowers" is archived in the Smithsonian Institution. She
also received 2 honorable mentions in Billboard's International
Songwriting Competition in 2009. Currently she is working on her
"Saturday Morning Songs" album, singing with the Dharma Bums and most
notably performing with The Cupcakes!
Friday, May 10th - 8 PM
At the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket MA
We had a BLAST!
May 28th 8:00
Old Glenford Church
JUNE 22, 2013
Join Catskill Mountainkeeper
5th Annual Barnfest
Celebrate the FOOD, ARTS and CULTURE of the Catskills
2 stages of live music, theater, film, kids activities, art auction, food trucks, and more
PLACE & TIME
Andy Lee Field – In the Heart of Downtown Woodstock
Rock City Road, 45 Comeau Drive
Woodstock, NY 12498 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
And the Colony Cafe!
The Cupcakes will be playing at the Colony Cafe!