For over a decade, Long Island-based folk-rock/Americana/AAA trio Gathering Time (Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong, and Gerry McKeveny) 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 the voicings and arrangements 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.
The trio’s 2016 release, Keepsake, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ Charts for March 2016, with ‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes’ the #1 song, five more songs in the Top 25, and Gathering Time the #1 artist for the month. The album charted at #4 for the year. Since then they’ve followed up with four top-5 singles: “Tanglewood Tree” (Dave Carter), #3 in March 2017; and a joint 2-song release with Mara Levine, “By My Silence” (Bukstel/Annis) and “Too Far to Turn Back Now,” (Markus), #1 and #4 in September 2017, and “Get Together,” #1 in July 2020.
Gathering Time’s current release, Old Friends, features GT-flavored interpretations of classic ’60s and ’70s songs by artists who influenced the trio.