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The Faux Paws (featuring the VanNorstrand Brothers) performing February 8 at the Oswego Music Hall

OSWEGO COUNTY—The Faux Paws (featuring the VanNorstrand Brothers) takes to the National Stage at the Oswego Music Hall on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The wheelchair accessible venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street in Oswego.

Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand became known in their youth as members of the popular dance band, The Great Bear Trio, named after the recreation area near their homestead in Fulton. When Chris Miller joined the brothers in 2010, they evolved to become The Faux Paws and honed their blend while traveling throughout North America. Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand on guitar, fiddle, feet, vocals and Chris Miller on saxophone, banjo, vocals— together their music is a mix of fiddle tunes, bluegrass, country, explosive jams and tight harmonies.

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Concert tickets are $18 ($15 advance sale). Children 16 and under are half price, students are $10, and under 5 free. Purchase tickets at any Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Find more information online at or email:

The season continues on February 22 with local favorites Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. That same weekend the Open Mic series will resume February 21 with Cam Caruso as Guest Host.

On March 7, internationally acclaimed masters of music and storytelling, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason will perform followed by the wildly popular foursome, RPR on the 21st. The Cadleys lead off the spring season on April 4 followed by Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio on April 18 and the Ruddy Well Band on May 2. The program year wraps up on May 16th with a Finale featuring winner of the 8th season of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks.

For a complete performance schedule visit the web site or pick up an event calendar or poster from the lobby in the McCrobie Civic Center or from the river’s end bookstore.

The Music Hall is a non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception in 1978. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks — from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service.

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo of The Faux Paws. From left to right: Noah VanNorstrand, Chris Miller, and Andrew VanNorstrand. Captured from artist’s web site: