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Live Music: Virgil Cain

A life-long passion for music has culminated into a tightly woven, professionally produced show by VIRGIL 
CAIN. A multi-talented musician, Virgil has drawn on over a decade of recording sessions and live performances 
to meticulously build a multi-layered show that appeals to most any audience.

It all started at the age of 5 with violin lessons in kindergarten. Age 13 came around and he discovered the electric guitar. Listening to guitarists such as Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Page, Virgil found his way to playing guitar in original/cover bands in the 90’s. He began playing piano and keyboard parts on recorded songs too. After one of the bands “disbanded”, Virgil played piano and acoustic guitar in local coffeehouses, singing stripped down versions of originals and original renditions of many songs. The solo 
show developed with influences from Billy Joel/Elton John/Coldplay on piano to Paul Simon/Dave Matthews/John Mayer on guitar. With a passion for evolving a show, he discovered new technologies. Digital looping and sequencing created a full band sound from one musician. Songs would be built up live with guitars, keyboards and electric violin parts built on top of each other. It's this "one man band" aspect of his performance that fascinates audiences whenever he plays and accounts for a good portion of what 
makes his show worth seeing. His stage presence, showmanship, appearance, and an easy ability to connect with an audience makes up another portion. But, it's Virgil’s talent as a musician, above all else, that garners the respect & admiration of an audience and rounds out the full package. This show also allows him to focus solely on music to make a living.

Earlier Event: August 22
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Later Event: August 28
Live Music: Amanda Lee Peers

Monday: 2-8 PM
Tuesday: 2-8 PM
Wednesday: 2-8 PM
Thursday: 12-8 PM
Friday: 12-11 PM
Saturday: 12-11 PM
Sunday: 12-8 PM

4880 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
607.882.BREW (2739)