Handsome Johnny  A Tribute to Richie Havens

“Through the music, we can work wonders.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda, opening of Woodstock, August 15, 1969


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About Us

The musicians

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An acoustic duo


Robert Tellefsen on guitar and vocals and Kenny Christianson on congas, with an occasional guest or two

Our history

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Founded in 2017


Bobby and Kenny are cousins from Rowland, Pa. who have been playing together since before you were born.  The brand name "Handsome Johnny" and web site were created in 2017.

Our sound

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A Tribute to Richie Havens


Acoustic guitar and congas playing Richie Havens and Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones,  Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Beatles, and many others in the style of Richie Havens

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, August 10

Rafters Tavern, 28 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, PA, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Saturday, August 17

Porchfest, loading dock of the Old Railroad Depot, Main Street, Callicoon, NY, 12:00 - 2:00 pm


Saturday, August 17

Beaverkill Valley Inn, 7 Barnhart Road, Livingston Manor, NY, 2:00 - 5:00 pm


Saturday, August 17

Rafter's Tavern, 28 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY, 8:00 - 11:00 pm

Sunday, August 18

YO 1 Spa and Resort, 420 Anawana Lake Road, Monticello, NY, 9:00 - 11:00 am


Sunday, August 18

50th Anniversary Celebration, Hector's Inn, Bethel NY, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Robert Tellefsen, 9/17/14

Robert Tellefsen, Kenny Christianson, Dan Engvaldsen, and Bob Wilson at the Silk Mill, Hawley Pa. 9/17/14

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Handsome Johnny

PO Box 146, Rowland, PA 18457, us

(570) 949-4282

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Venues

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2017

WJFF Spring Gathering, live radio performance, Jeffersonville, NY

Froggy Daze Festival, Narrowsburg, NY

Ritz Playhouse, Hawley PA,  Honduran Mission Benefit Concert

Rowland Acoustic Revival, Rowland, PA

Roots and Rhythm Festival, Honesdale PA

Elixir Bar, Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Milford Music Festival, Milford, PA

Dos Gringos, Barryville, NY

Lackawaxen House, Lackawaxen, PA

Independence Day celebration, Bingham Park, Hawley PA

Callicoon Brewery, Callicoon, NY

Cabernet Franks, Parksville, NY

Riverfest, Narrowsburg, NY

Emerald Ballroom, Narrowsburg, NY

Day by the River, Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Rowland, PA

The Arnold House, Livingston Manor, NY

Community Coffeehouse, Lakeville, PA

The Pickled Owl, Hurleyville, NY

Black and Brass Coffeehouse, Honesdale, PA

Milford Septemberfest, Milford, PA

Honey Bee Festival, Narrowsburg, NY

Camp Speers fundraiser, Dingmans, PA

Loose Leaf Pages, Honesdale, PA

Daisy and Dukes, Hawley, PA

Hawley Harvest Hoedown, Hawley PA

Pumpkin Festival, Lackawaxen, PA

White Owl Tavern, Beach Lake, PA



Venues

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2018

Cocoon Coffeehouse, Hawley, PA

Wally Ice Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley, PA

The Callicoon Brewery, Callicoon NY

The Pickled Owl, Hurleyville, NY

Cabernet Franks, Parksville, NY

WJFF Spring Gathering, live radio performance, Jeffersonville, NY

Emerald Ballroom, Narrowsburg, NY

Froggy Daze Festival, Narrowsburg, NY

Black and Brass Coffeehouse, Honesdale, PA

Clean Oceans benefit concert, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Rowland Acoustic Festival, Rowland, PA

Lakewood Lodge, Lakewood, PA

The Cooperage, Honesdale, PA

Honesdale Summer Music Series, Honesdale, PA

Hawley Ambulance Benefit, Hawley, PA

Lackawaxen House, Lackawaxen, PA

Elixir Bar, Mohegan Sun, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Day by the River, Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Rowland, PA

Irving Cliff Brewery, Honesdale, PA

The Arnold House, Livingston Manor, NY

Milford Dairy Bar, Milford, PA

Milford Music Festival, Milford, PA

Tavern on Main, Jeffersonville, NY

Capri Restaurant, Glen's CD release party, Hawley, PA

The Twisted Rail, Honesdale, PA

The Ritz Theater, Hawley, PA

Pumpkinfest, Lackawaxen, PA

Bongos Roadhouse, Lake Ariel, PA


Venues

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2019

Cabernet Franks, Parksville, NY

The Twisted Rail Tavern, Honesdale, PA

Froggy Daze winter festival, Catskill Mountain Resort, Barryville, NY

Wally Ice Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley, PA

Lakewood Lodge, Lakewood, PA

WJFF Spring Gathering, live radio appearance, Jeffersonville, NY

The Pickled Owl, Hurleyville, NY

Bongo's Roadhouse, Lake Ariel, PA

Collaboration Station, live stream recording session, Highland Lake, NY

Cordaro's Restaurant, Honesdale, PA

Here and Now Brewing Company, Honesdale PA

Roots and Rhythm Festival, Honesdale PA

Froggy Daze, Narrowsburg, NY

Rowland Acoustic Revival, Rowland, PA

Independence Day Celebration, Bingham Park, Hawley, PA

RJ's Wild Rover Bar and Grill, Lakeville, PA

Newport Kite Festival, Newport, RI.

WJFF Annual Community Awards Ceremony, The Arnold House, Livingston Manor, NY

YO1 Wellness Center Hotel and Spa, Monticello, NY

Riverfest, Maison Bergnone, Narrowsburg, NY

Music in the Park, Honesdale, PA

Towne Crier, Beacon, NY

Renegades Saloon, Newfoundland, PA

Day by the River, The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Rowland, PA

Rafter's Tavern, Callicoon, NY

Porchfest, Callicoon, NY

Hector's Tavern, Bethel, NY