Kinderhook at Stanhope House

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:35

STANHOPE — Kinderhook, an iconic New Jersey staple on the music scene in the 1970s and early 80s, is back in action and ready to turn the Stanhope House into one big dance party on Saturday, Oct. 22. The country rockers, at one time known as Kinderhook Creek, take the stage at 9 p.m. The Stanhope House is located in downtown Stanhope near Routes 206, 46 and 80. Tickets are $15 apiece. After taking several years off, the group re-emerged last year with a few select shows at the Stone Pony and elsewhere. Now they are ready to hit the stage on a regular basis. Earlier this month they were one of the headliners at the Festival in the Borough in Washington. Kinderhook began as a trio at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and evolved quickly into a high energy country rock act that had - and still has - a rapid following. The current band lineup consists predominately of original members. From literally playing for "drinks and tips" at a taco joint, Kinderhook was opening for Poco to a enthusiastic crowd of 25,000 at the famed Schaeffer Music Festival in New York's Central Park. A standing ovation brought the only unsigned act to have ever played that festival back to the stage. Reviews from The New York Times, Variety and Billboard catapulted Kinderhook into one of the top drawing and successful acts in the New York metropolitan area and beyond with the band suddenly playing venues such as The Palladium in NYC, The Capitol Theater in New Jersey and The New England Folk Festival. Bookings read like a who's who in country rock. Poco, Alabama, The Outlaws, Orleans, David Bromberg, New Riders, Commander Cody, Seals and Crofts, John Prine, Don McLean and Harry Chapin were just a few in a long list of acts with which Kinderhook shared the stage. To purchase tickets in advance, go to For more about Kinderhook, visit