Gathering Time

Long Island, NY

For over a decade and a half, Long Island-based folk-rock trio Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Gerry McKeveny, and since 2022 Christine Sweeney) has toured both in the US and internationally, mixing new interpretations of both ’60s and ’70s classics and old traditional tunes with their strong original songs. Their sound reflects that of the genre’s pioneers: The Byrds, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, brought into today with an acoustic-electric alchemy all their own.

No less an authority than WFUV’s John Platt has written that they are “among the finest performers in the New York metropolitan area, whatever the size of the venue, from a house concert to an outdoor festival,” with “harmonies that can charm the birds out of the trees, strong original songs, and a savvy repertoire of cover songs ranging from traditional folk to classic rock. They appeal to audiences of all ages.” Gathering Time carries the tie-dye flag of 1960s folk-rock, marrying the traditions of folk music to the energy of rock-n-roll.

Photo by Keith Rossein