06/27/19 6:00am

Local family band Points East is among the North Fork artists we profiled for our special music feature. (Credit: David Benthal)

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If back roads and rows of cornfields have you believing the North Fork music scene is all country covers in dim-lit honky-tonks, we’re happy to report it’s so much more than that. (more…)

03/03/17 10:16am

Summer on the North Fork means trips to the beach, wine tasting, farmers markets and fresh strawberries.

But if you’re a fan of great local music, summer may also be synonymous with dancing the night away to East End rock and roll legends Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks at local bars and restaurants. (more…)

08/30/16 9:23am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos

Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks drew a huge crowd to Greenport’s Mitchell Park Monday night, wrapping up another successful season of Dances in the Park.

Hundreds of people relaxed on the lawn and watched as many took to the stage, dancing to the wildly popular band.

The free concerts are held on Monday nights through the summer.

See our photos below. See you next year! (more…)

08/06/15 10:17am


Hours after his Tuesday night show in Bay Shore wrapped up, Gene Casey pulled into his driveway at his one-acre Southold property, weary from the road.

He’d driven for more than an hour after the latest performance of his ubiquitous band, Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks. Now, after a quick run to the store for a bottle of white wine, he was ready for home.


01/16/14 9:00am
Photo by Daniel Gonzalez

Photo by Daniel Gonzalez

Gene Casey, a mainstay on the North Fork music scene, is in his 25th year fronting his band, The Lone Sharks. As a North Fork local since the late 1980s, Gene and his band have played at a large variety of bars and venues from Manhattan to Montauk and have produced five CDs of original songs.

And he’ll be playing Friday night as part of the Winterfest 2014 kickoff at The Suffolk Theater in downtown Riverhead. (Buy tickets).