Todd East and Noe Socha

Todd East
Noe Socha

Todd East and Noe Socha are both revered as world class, journeyman musicians reuniting for two performances at this years 2023 Corn Hill Arts Festival since their first appearance in 2018.

Noé Socha is a Brooklyn-based guitar and harmonica player originally from the small town of Carpi, Italy. He is influenced by folk artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Delta blues musicians such as Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins plus a hint of Hendrix-esque flavor. Noé has created his own signature sound, pairing fiery guitar technique with virtuosic harmonica playing.​ After winning several awards at Berklee College of Music including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to the college’s top student, Noé has had the great honor of touring, performing, and recording with artists such as Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and GRAMMY Award-Winners, Javier Limón and Paula Cole. Noe Socha continues to be one of the hardest working musicians on the New York City nightclub scene and can be seen performing five or even sometimes six nights a week in different venues across The Big Apple.

Todd East has created a stellar career and is highly recognized in the music industry. Blind since birth, he began playing piano and singing at the age of three and initiated his professional career at the age of 15. After high school, this native of Marion, NY, continued his education, graduating from Nazareth College with degrees in Music Education and Music Theory. As a master of the piano, with vocal skills reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Todd is a highly sought after artist. Over the last 40 years, Todd has built a massive fan base in Rochester, NY. He returns from his home in North Miami, Oklahoma several times a year to perform and record as part of the Rochester music community. Some highlight performances include appearing with world renown conductor, Jeff Tyzik, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Todd has made special appearances at Foxwood’s Casino in Connecticut and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club in Paris, France, with Prime Time Funk. Todd has shared the stage with The Brothers Johnson, Chubby Checker, Dave Koz, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, and Blues artist, Sherman Robertson. Todd East is scheduled to release his first solo recording in the spring of 2024.

Time: Saturday, 2:50 pm – 3:50 pm –
Sunday, 10:50 am – 12:30 pm

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