Cary Brothers

The Hamptons played host to music fans looking to get a jump on Labor Day Weekend last Thursday, as Bluhammock Music bussed in a load of city-dwellers to mingle with Hamptonites for a poolside performance by Cary Brothers and his band. Bluhorse Clothing was celebrating the release of its newest line with the “Blu Party”, a hodgepodge of classic Hamptons fare (like a tasting of 10, 12, 15, and 25-year-old Balvenie Scotch) and emerging art.

Huge screens showing a video installation by Marie Maillard, video artist of the Chanel exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ran on a loop next to the stage, while the blue-clad guests milled around the rambling HYT ME estate.

Bluhammock’s pop-folk troubadour Cary Brothers took the trellis-covered stage, and amazed the crowd with the same subtle magic that landed him on just about every soundtrack for the past 3 years. He strummed through “Blue Eyes” and “Honestly” and the music floated over the candlelit pool like a goodbye kiss for summer. The show’s pricey ticket proceeds benefited VH1 Save the music Foundation, Group for the East End and H.E.L.P. USA.–Lavinia Wright