Thursdays at the Handwerker: The Yaardvarks


Contributed by Cheryl Kramer

On Thursday, April 26, the Yaardvarks will perform at the Handwerker Gallery. The Yaardvarks, a quirky folky semi-acoustic trio featuring Tom Farrell, John Simon and Ken Zeserson, specialize in heartfelt rock and roll with three-part vocal arrangements of tunes by the likes of Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell and their predecessors such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

We must warn you that one Neil Diamond tune has somehow snuck into their repertoire as well. The Yaardvarks will perform from 6:30-9:00 p.m., with invitations to stump the band with requests from the '60s, '70s and '80s during the second half of the show. Audience members will also be welcome to come up and sing with the band.

All Handwerker Gallery events are free and open to the public. For further information please contact Kalia Armbruster ( or Thomas Murphy (, Handwerker Gallery Programming Assistants, or call 607.274.3018