Hopefully Forgiven. Photo: Daniel Gonzalez


Hopefully Forgiven, playing original music that distills 100 years of American musical styles from bluegrass to rock, returns to the Parrish Art Museum on Friday, September 18, 6pm, in the last outdoor concert of the season. The event takes place outdoors on the Museum’s covered terrace, with possible use of the event lawn, weather permitting. Advance online ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs (no Museum seating is available), and all are invited to experience the Museum’s new outdoor sculpture exhibition, Field of Dreams, free and open to the public. All visitors are encouraged to review the Museum’s COVID guidelines: parrishart.org/visit-parrish-art-museum/

Led by singer/songwriters/guitarists Telly Karoussos and ‘Alabama Brad’ Penuel, and joined by bass player Ben Goodale and drummer Fred Trumpy, Hopefully Forgiven transcends the Americanagenre with their original songs and arrangements that have attracted a devoted multi-generational fan base. At the Parrish, they’ll play original songs that lend a modern take to rock, blue grass, country western, and rockabilly—with powerful lead guitar riffs and driving rhythms. The set list will also include arrangements of covers by artists including the Rolling Stones, The Band, and Van Morrison.

Hopefully Forgiven has recorded with Rick Davies (Supertramp) and Chuck Burgi (Billy Joel), and currently has a song on SiriusXM Coffeehouse Radio. They are recording a new album in the coming months with Downtown Music Group (NYC), and touring extensively at music venues and private events.

The group formed in 2014, shortly after a chance meeting through an internet post when Penuel offered his Brooklyn railroad apartment to Karoussos in exchange for watching his dog. Realizing they shared a passion for music and surfing, the duo soon began working on arrangements of favorite songs, and Penuel introduced Karoussos to bluegrass. Since then, the group—an East End favorite—has performed throughout the North and South Forks  and was twice voted “Best Band in the Hamptons” by Dan’s Papers.


Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America

Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton Union Free School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world. 



Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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