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Alejandro Escovedo • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 5.17.19 (7:00PM)
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Alejandro Escovedo • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 5.17.19 (7:00PM)

Alejandro Escovedo

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Alejandro Escovedo Music Without Borders

Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: that’s the path Alejandro Escovedo has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll. Forever the curious explorer, he’s been a punk of the rebel kind, a cowpunk of the non-Western variety, commander of a guitar army, an orchestral conductor in his solo work, and a sensitive boy who has outrun death, demons, lust, and lost love in his songs. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, among others, and in 1998 No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade.

Following the September 2018 release of his album The Crossing, recorded with the Italian group Don Antonio, Escovedo is fresh off his worldwide tour. Join him for one of two performances at the Rubin Museum on the night of May 17.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Gordon Lightfoot • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.17.19
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Gordon Lightfoot • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.17.19

Gordon Lightfoot

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night" and "Rainy Day People" to name a few. Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR". The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career and his 80 years of life. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person. 

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Oleta Adams • SOPAC • 5.17.19
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Oleta Adams • SOPAC • 5.17.19

Oleta Adams

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

Oleta Adams MWB Music Without Borders

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here” (which became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans around the world with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in Gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of Soul, R&B, Urban, and popular music. Her success was first nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton and Luther Vandross and was solidified by four Grammy Award nominations and more than two and a half million records sold.

A long-time resident of Kansas City, Kansas, where she has found sanctuary from the turmoil of the entertainment industry, Oleta Adams also remains anchored by her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her formative years in Seattle and Yakima, Washington. This is also where she first demonstrated her budding vocal gifts in the church where her father was minister. After high school, Oleta eventually landed in Kansas City where she became a local institution with a regular gig at the Hyatt Regency where many national and international touring artists came to hear Oleta Adams sing.

In 1989, serendipity came in the form of the British band Tears for Fears, whose front men Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith asked her to appear on the The Seeds of Love album, video and European tour. Proving that good things come to those who wait, upon her return to the U.S. Oleta signed a record deal for her first solo album which Roland Orzabel produced.

Though the years she has recorded duets with the likes of Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Toots Thielmans, Shirley Ceasar and of course the infamous songs she recorded with Tears for Fears. Oleta Adams music is featured in Hollywood movies Corrina, Corrina,  Sleeping With the Enemy,  Jason’s Lyric, and her vocals were instrumental in setting the tone in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Her stunning vocals can be heard singing “Feeling Good” in the 2008 Buick Enclave commercial.

Oleta’s musical odyssey continues with her ninth album release in 2017, Third Set.

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Martin Sexton • Emelin Theatre • 5.17.19
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Sexton • Emelin Theatre • 5.17.19

Martin Sexton

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

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“The real thing, people.” – Billboard
Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs. The winter tour begins with an extensive run through Europe, then takes Martin across North America trying out new material as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances. Still fiercely independent, and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as “Scrubs,” “Parenthood,” “Masters of Sex” and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.

www.martinsexton.com

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Alejandro Escovedo • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 5.17.19 (9:30PM)
May
17
9:30 PM21:30

Alejandro Escovedo • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 5.17.19 (9:30PM)

Alejandro Escovedo

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:30 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Alejandro Escovedo Music Without Borders

Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: that’s the path Alejandro Escovedo has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll. Forever the curious explorer, he’s been a punk of the rebel kind, a cowpunk of the non-Western variety, commander of a guitar army, an orchestral conductor in his solo work, and a sensitive boy who has outrun death, demons, lust, and lost love in his songs. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, among others, and in 1998 No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade.

Following the September 2018 release of his album The Crossing, recorded with the Italian group Don Antonio, Escovedo is fresh off his worldwide tour. Join him for one of two performances at the Rubin Museum on the night of May 17.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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FJ - The Premier Tribute to Foreigner & Journey • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.18.19
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

FJ - The Premier Tribute to Foreigner & Journey • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.18.19

Foreigner’s Journey

The Premier Tribute to Foreigner & Journey

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation
The music and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands comes together in one electrifying show!
Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s. Experience the rock ballads Faithfully & Open Arms, along with rock classics Cold As Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Feels Like The First Time, Jukebox Hero, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believin’, Anyway You Want It … and so much more! All performed as the originals were, in their original key and pitch!

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Oleta Adams • Emelin Theatre • 5.18.19
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Oleta Adams • Emelin Theatre • 5.18.19

Oleta Adams

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Oleta Adams Music Without Borders

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here,” Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four GRAMMY nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy.

The New York Times has described the timbre of Adams’ voice as “a hybrid of Roberta Flack, Patti Austin and Brenda Russell with a more pronounced gospel edge.” Adams  first demonstrated her budding vocal gifts in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where her father served as minister. By the time she was eleven, she was directing and accompanying four choirs, having already established herself as a piano prodigy.

Turning down the chance to pursue an operatic career as a lyric soprano, along with a college scholarship, Adams’ musical journey took her to Europe, then LA, and then Kansas City, where she  quickly became a local sensation. Celebrities from every musical genre caught her act, including Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Air Supply, Gino Vanelli, Yes and Billy Joel. Finally serendipity arrived in the form of the British band Tears for Fears, whose frontmen Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith asked her to appear on their 1989 The Seeds of Love album and video, and to join their European tour. Upon her return to the U.S., Oleta signed a record deal for her first solo album in 1991.

With nine CD releases, including secular, gospel, and a Christmas album, worldwide acclaim and over two-and-a-half million albums sold, Adams’ musical odyssey continues – spiritually and creatively.  For this consummate artist, composer, producer and musician, many goals remain on the horizon. The first of which is two new songs, “Safe and Sound” & “Long and Lonely Hours,” being released on iTunes.

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Laurie Berkner • SOPAC • 5.19.19
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Laurie Berkner • SOPAC • 5.19.19

Laurie Berkner

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3PM at SOPAC

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Recognized as the queen of kids’ music” (People magazine), Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC. She has released twelve bestselling, award-winning albums, was the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr., appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and helped develop the short-form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie! on Sprout TV. Her music videos now appear on Universal Kids’ Sprout House.

Laurie’s 10-chapter Audible Original Series, Laurie Berkner’s Song and Story Kitchen recently debuted on Audible. Simon & Schuster recently published a series of three picture books by Laurie, based on her songs. Laurie has also written the music and lyrics for three Off-Broadway children’s musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater: Wanda’s MonsterThe Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, and Interstellar Cinderella. Laurie tours nationwide, performing both solo and with The Laurie Berkner Band. What sets Laurie apart? Her music speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grownups. Laurie finds inspiration in her audience. “I want to create songs that matter for children,” she says. “I was singing once and saw a four-year-old girl shut her eyes and start swaying to the music. I thought, ‘That’s the reason I got into music.’ It keeps me wanting to do more.”

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Positively Bob Dylan • City Winery • 5.22.19
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Positively Bob Dylan • City Winery • 5.22.19

Positively Bob Dylan 78th Birthday Tribute

feat. Dana Fuchs, Chris Smither, Mary Fahl, David Broza, Jill Sobule & Cliff Eberhardt

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8PM at the City Winery in NYC

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City Winery 10th Anniversary Commerative Merch On Sale: SHOP NOW
Bob Dylan arrived in New York City in January 1961 and the music world was forever changed. Join us for a special evening of Bob Dylan classics in celebration of The Bard’s 78th birthday. All proceeds from this special event benefit Theatre Within.

Dana Fuchs
Hailed as the new Janis Joplin even before she played the legendary rock icon in an off-Broadway musical, Dana Fuchs is an acclaimed blues-rock singer/songwriter whose versatile career has embraced music, theater, and film. Her latest album, "Love Lives On,” was released last year to glowing reviews: “A soul-drenched release that could have been done by Stax.” (Blues Rock Review)

Chris Smither 
With a career spanning nearly 50 years and 18 albums, Chris Smither has been hailed as “an American original and one of the best singer-songwriters in the world.” He writes and sings about “the big things — life, love and loss — in a penetrating and poetic yet unpretentious way.” (Acoustic Guitar magazine)

Mary Fahl (former lead singer of October Project) 
With her awe-inspiring power vocals, Mary Fahl first achieved fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of the dynamic chamber pop-group, October Project. Since then, she has released a series of compelling solo albums, including her stunning re-working of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and, her most recent, Love and Gravity. 

David Broza
Israeli superstar David Broza has long been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain and England. Broza unites the three worlds with his mastery of the troubadour tradition. 

Jill Sobule
Best known for the hit single "I Kissed a Girl", and "Supermodel" from the soundtrackClueless, Jill Sobule's folk-inflected compositions alternate between ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads. Her critically acclaimed new album, Nostalgia Kills, is her first in nine years.


Cliff Eberhardt 
A founding member of the legendary Fast Folk Music Cooperative in New York City, Cliff Eberhardt was part of the second acoustic music revival that emerged from Greenwich Village.  Along with Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka and others, he established himself as one of the finest songwriters in the modern folk tradition with a string of beloved albums on Red House Records. 

About Theatre Within 
Theatre Within is a non-profit providing ongoing free workshops — in songwriting, art, meditation and more — for children and adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer at Gilda’s Club NYC. Learn more at TheatreWithin.org

 

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Independent Voices: David Frum • SOPAC • 5.23.19
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Independent Voices: David Frum • SOPAC • 5.23.19

Independent Voices: David Frum

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

DAVID FRUM MWB MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

David Frum is a senior editor at The Atlantic and the author of The New York Times bestseller, TRUMPOCRACY: The Corruption of the American Republic.

Frum has served as chairman of the British think tank, Policy Exchange, as a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and as a senior policy adviser to the Rudy Giuliani for president campaign. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He is a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC.

Frum’s first book, Dead Right, was described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as “the smartest book written from the inside about the American conservative movement” and by the late William F. Buckley as “the most refreshing ideological experience in a generation.” His memoir of the Bush administration, The Right Man, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

He and his wife, Danielle Crittenden Frum, live in Washington DC and Wellington, Ontario. They have three children.

Meet David Frum at a special VIP reception in the SOPAC Loft at 6:30PM.

Independent Voices is proudly sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Independent Voices is a new SOPAC series of speakers with a story to tell.

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The Magic of Adam Trent • Hawaii Theater • 5.25.19
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Magic of Adam Trent • Hawaii Theater • 5.25.19

The Magic of Adam Trent - Direct from Broadway

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

Adam Trent Music Without Borders

“Seeing is dis-believing!” – New York Times

Direct from Broadway, ADAM TRENT, the break out star of the world’s best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this high-tech spectacle.

Adam Trent is one of the most televised magicians in the world, has starred on Broadway 3 separate times, is one of the few magicians in the world with his own TV series (The Road Trick on Netflix).

His frequent TV appearances on Ellen, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Showtime, America’s Got Talent, and countless others, highlight his appeal to audiences of all ages.

Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. Don’t miss the next generation of magic!

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Mountain Men • SOPAC • 5.30.19
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Mountain Men • SOPAC • 5.30.19

Mountain Men

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

Mountain Men MWB SOPAC Music Without Borders

Mountain Man did not intend to disappear for the better part of a decade, or to take eight years to release its second album, Magic Ship. But for a trio of devoted friends for whom music has always seemed so effortless and graceful, that’s simply how life went. The wondrous Magic Ship —a magnetic fourteen-song reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence—was well worth the wait.

In 2009, when she was a student at a small liberal arts college in New England, Amelia Meath heard a gorgeous sound coming from the living room of her dormitory. She raced downstairs to find Molly Erin Sarlé singing “Dog Song,” a tender tune about lust, longing, and responsibility. Meath demanded that Sarlé, nearly a stranger, teach her the tune, which she, in turn, taught to a friend, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. The next time the pair saw Sarlé, they sang “Dog Song” to, and then with, her. And so, Mountain Man was born.

The three weren’t quite yet friends when they performed, recorded, and even toured for the first time, but they each felt the chemistry within their combined voices, a sense of artistic kismet and kinship that some spend lifetimes seeking. Acclaim came quickly, with their debut—2010’s Made the Harbor, humbly recorded on rickety equipment in an abandoned factory—earning praise from The New York Times and theGuardian and prompting big tours.

But before they could return to the studio, post-collegiate life intervened. They kept in touch with near-weekly conference calls, growing as friends while taking a break from making music together. At last, they tested their again-blossoming friendship onstage in the summer of 2017 at the Eaux Claires music festival. On a tiny, cabin-like stage tucked into a forest, where audiences of a few hundred are considered big, Mountain Man captivated several thousand, with people climbing trees and fighting through stinging nettles to catch a glimpse or whisper. Hanging on every note and between-song quip, the crowd stood transfixed and silent—a festival miracle, there in the woods. And so, Mountain Man was reborn.

Months later, the trio reconvened at Meath’s home studio in Durham for two recording sessions, each bringing songs destined to be sung with old friends. The result, Magic Ship, is every bit as captivating as that day onstage. There is sincerity and humor, depth and mirth, all rendered with three voices that have never been more connected.


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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles • Hawaii Theatre Center • 5.31.19
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles • Hawaii Theatre Center • 5.31.19

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8PM at the Hawaii Theatre Center

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In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

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National Geographic Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.31.19
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

National Geographic Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.31.19

National Geographic Live!

When Women Ruled the World - Dr. Kara Cooney

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Part of The Engaging Conversations Series, Sponsored by Mercy Collegewomentogether.com, and Dan Bucci of Coldwell Banker
When it comes to women in power, we've come a long way...right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality - and her money - to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers

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Billy Collins • SOPAC • 5.31.19
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Billy Collins • SOPAC • 5.31.19

Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

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Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.”

His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups. The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight.

Included among the honors Billy Collins has received are fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has also been awarded the Oscar Blumenthal Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize, and the Levinson Prize — all awarded by Poetry magazine. He has also received the Aiken-Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, The Hall-Kenyon Prize,the Mailer Prize for Poetry, and the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. In October 2004, Collins was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry.

In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003. In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06. He is a former Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. In 2016 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters.


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Troubadours: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.1.19
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Troubadours: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.1.19

Troubadours: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor
featuring Home Again & Sweet Baby James

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Two tributes, one night! An incredible evening featuring the music of Carole King & James Taylor. Home Again leaves no stone unturned, covering the entire repertoire of the multi-award winning singer/songwriter Carole King, performed by Deb De Lucca & an incredible band. Included on the list are songs Carole wrote & recorded on her own as well as songs she wrote that were recorded by other musicians. She made her mark with ˜Tapestry” in 1971 but was already a well established songwriter for over a decade starting with her first hit in 1960 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" recorded by the Shirelles. Other well-known hits from Carole include "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees, "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee, "Up on the Roof" by The Drifters & many more old favorites. Sam Hayman’s Sweet Baby James is a masterful tribute to the music of James Taylor. Sam’s uncanny resemblance to James, and his astonishing capture of Taylor’s vocal and guitar styles leaves audiences feeling like they’ve just seen and heard the legend himself and applauding for more!

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Billy Collins • Landmark on Main Street  6.1.19
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Billy Collins • Landmark on Main Street 6.1.19

Billy Collins

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

billy collins mwb music without borders

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal.

His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library "Literary Lion." His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience - enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio - includes people of all backgrounds and age groups.

The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as "a form of travel writing" and considers humor "a door into the serious." It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight.

In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003. In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06. He is a former Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. In 2016 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

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India.Arie • Troy Music Hall • 6.2.19
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

India.Arie • Troy Music Hall • 6.2.19

India.Arie

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Troy Music Hall

India.Arie Music Without Borders

Incomparable four-time GRAMMY® winning artist/songwriter India.Arie has announced 2019 tour dates in support of her upcoming album WORTHY (SoulBird/BMG), her first full-length album in five years.  

She will perform at the Music Hall on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM.

Every ticket for this show includes either digital download or CD copy of India.Arie’s new album, Worthy. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase.

India’s North American trek kicked off on April 30 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville and will run through the summer. Marquee cities announced so far include stops in Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Detroit, Boston and New York City. Her new WORTHY album will also be available free with ticket purchase in select markets. 

WORTHY is India.Arie’s seventh studio album and soars as her most textured and lively work to date; an intuitive, multi-layered effort from a mature artist at the top of her creative powers.  Along with the inspiring “What If” (which honors iconic trailblazers such as Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks) India also released the Caribbean-tinged song “That Magic,” from the forthcoming album.  Currently a Top Ten song at R&B, the corresponding video features award-winning Television/Film and Stage actor Lyriq Bent (just completed SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT for Netflix) and a cameo from GRAMMY winning Reggae Superstar Gramps Morgan.  Other songs on the album include “Hour Of Love,” “Steady Love,” “We Are,” “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda” and the title track “Worthy,” among others. 

Credited for creating some of the most thought-provoking songs of her generation, India continues to uphold the standard for singer/songwriters as a messenger for love, hope, and compassionate humanitarianism.  She plans to showcase songs from the new album on her upcoming tour, sharing their compelling narratives as she continues to expand the canvas of her spiritual and lifestyle mission that has made her one of the most in-demand performers and speakers in the wellness space. 

 After more than 10 million albums sold and 10 world tours, including her pairing with icon Stevie Wonder on his historic 2015 Songs in the Key of Life Tour, India.Arie is recognized as a global difference maker. Over the past two decades, she has been embraced by a new generation of artists such as Janelle Monáe and Ariana Grande, amplifying the resilient singer/songwriter’s signature themes of personal and spiritual growth, social justice, and self-knowledge. Her willingness early on to challenge preconceived notions of beauty and sexuality coupled with her courage to defy broad racial and gender categorizations have helped empower current culturally-conscious movements.

Also among her accomplishments and accolades are five Top Ten albums (including 2001’s seminal Acoustic Soul, nominated for seven GRAMMYs, and her #1 debuting 2006 release, Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship), numerous NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, MTV Awards, and command performances for three US Presidents, (receiving public praise from President Clinton and President Obama).  She also met the Dalai Lama and toured the National Civil Rights Museum with him in Memphis, TN.  She was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009, and has joined Oprah Winfrey on multiple projects, including as a featured ‘Change Makers and Wisdom Teachers’ on Winfrey’s OWN Network as well as sharing with Oprah her trademark blend of performance/spiritual teaching via SongVersation.

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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles • Hawaii Theatre Center • 6.2.19
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles • Hawaii Theatre Center • 6.2.19

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 8PM at the Hawaii Theatre Center

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In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

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The Mavericks • Lebanon Opera House • 6.6.19
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Mavericks • Lebanon Opera House • 6.6.19

The Mavericks

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Lebanon Opera House

The Mavericks Music Without Borders

The Grammy-winning Mavericks are back on the road in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Dance the night away to O What a ThrillThere Goes My HeartAll Night LongI Should Have Been True, and more!

Experience the band’s joyous blend of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, and rock—all propelled by Latin-Country’s greatest voice, Raul Malo.

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Jolie Holland • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 6.7.19
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jolie Holland • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 6.7.19

Jolie Holland

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Jolie Holland Music Without Borders

Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into a stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. Her burden and her gift is to know all these American songs of the last ten decades in her head and her heart and to have to wrestle with their legacy. As evident on her first recordings, Holland has no fear of the truth, and there is no emotional core that she cannot reach in song. Astute listeners to Holland’s work can recognize how her writing over the years has deepened, matured, and become the songwriting of a wise, worldly adult.

Jolie Holland has a “desperation to tell now.” And she has called on deep, dark forces to get there. It’s always a pleasure to hear a musician come to a new precipice in her output, where great skills and great courage are required to rise to the occasion. Wine Dark Sea is the album of a lifetime, with a lifetime of work in it.



About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Arlo Guthrie • Garde Arts Center • 6.7.19
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Arlo Guthrie • Garde Arts Center • 6.7.19

Arlo Guthrie

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8PM at the Garde Arts Center

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Arlo Guthrie will perform one of America’s greatest musical treasures celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Arlo’s seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” and the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant.”

Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage  with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) and Arlo’s daughterSarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, who will open the show.

The movie, originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, and directed by famed director Arthur Penn, was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard garnering a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. 

"Alice's Restaurant" is weaved into the fabric of American society as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition, but also as one of the more pronounced “anti-stupid” rally songs. Every year, Arlo receives handfuls of letters from Vietnam vets and soldiers currently at war expressing their heartfelt connection to the song.

In March 2018, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress inducted "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" into the registry honoring the recording for its cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the American soundscape.

"A great reminder of just how effective a bit of absurdity can be when it comes to combating serious issues." Rolling Stone

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Get the Led Out • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.7.19
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Get the Led Out • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.7.19

Get the Led Out

Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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An annual sold-out tradition, Get the Led Out returns to Tarrytown for TWO shows in 2019! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

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John Sebastian with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines  • Bull Run • 6.7.19
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

John Sebastian with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines • Bull Run • 6.7.19

John Sebastian with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

John Sebastian Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Music Without Borders

The songs of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution... You know the songs by heart: "Do You Believe In Magic?" "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice." "Daydream." "Younger Girl." "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" "Summer In The City." "Rain On The Roof." "Nashville Cats." "Six O'Clock." "Darling Be Home Soon." "Younger Generation."

The Lovin' Spoonful was not his first act, and it certainly wasn't its last. After leaving the Spoonful, he moved into a solo career with performances at Woodstock and its English equivalent the Isle of Wight Festivals. And, of course, "Welcome Back Kotter". Throughout the '70s and '80s he continued to record and tour, pleasing old fans and winning new ones. The '90s also saw John return to the group format with the J-Band, a contemporary celebration of his jug band heritage. And his induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 hasn't slowed him down a bit. 

Opening and joining John onstage are Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, who need no introduction at Bull Run. Paul & Annie are not only Bull Run favorites and musical luminaries in their own right, they are the perfect accompanyment to John's music. After 25 years and six albums, Paul and Annie have become the blues' most dynamic duo, racking up hundreds of thousands of miles on the road in the U.S. and Europe. Their album "Moving To The Country," was the W.C. Handy Award winner for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year, "Goin’ Home," which was nominated for two Handy Awards and the live recording "A Night in Woodstock," featuring special guests John SebastianBruce Katz, and their own backing band, Mojo Rodeo (pronounced Ro-DAY-o). 

Don't miss this rare chance to see John Sebastian with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines. 

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Don McLean with opening artist Joshua Garcia • SOPAC • 6.7.19
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Don McLean with opening artist Joshua Garcia • SOPAC • 6.7.19

Don McLean

with opening artist Joshua Garcia

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

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Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. “American Pie” was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 “Songs of the Century” compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. His second single,“Vincent,” was another massive hit for Don McLean and solidified his status as an iconic singer-songwriter.

Don McLean’s love of music was apparent since an early age. He spent hours listening to the radio and his parent’s record collection, and bought his first guitar as a teenager. He was steeped in the Folk music of the early ‘60s and set his sights on becoming part of the movement.

While at Villanova University in 1963, he became friends with Jim Croce. After leaving Villanova he began a six-year period performing at venues like the Bitter End and Gaslight Café in New York, the Newport Folk Festival, the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C., the Main Point in Philadelphia, the Troubadour and Ash Grove in Los Angeles and over forty colleges throughout New York and New England. He appeared alongside artists like Herbie Mann, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, Melanie, Steppenwolf, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Josh White, Ten Wheel Drive and others.

As a member of the first crew of the Sloop Clearwater, Don McLean traveled the Atlantic seaboard with Peter Seeger giving concerts at each port and gaining  news coverage wherever they went.

In 1969, Don recorded his first album, Tapestry, in Berkeley, CA. The student riots were going on outside the studio door as Don was singing “And I Love You So” inside.  The transition to international stardom began in 1971 with the release of “American Pie.”  Interest from the media and public sent the single to #1 in the U.S.and Don to international super stardom. Don refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, simply adding to its mystery.

His second single, “Vincent,” became an instant hit. In the wake of “American Pie” and “Vincent,” Don McLean became a major concert attraction. The years spent playing gigs in small clubs and coffee houses in the ‘60s paid off in his well-paced performances.Throughout the ’70s, Don McLean remained an in-demand concert performer.

Don McLean credits his 1997 performance of “American Pie” at Garth Brooks’ Central Park concert (attended by over 500,000 people) as the beginning of his third career comeback. According to Don, his first “comeback” had been the release of “Vincent” and the second, the North American release and success of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”

The 21st Century has seen a number of new honors for Don McLean and his music. He received an honorary doctorate from Iona College 2001 and, in  2002, “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, Don McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

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EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • The Heights at Brother Vics • 6.8.19
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • The Heights at Brother Vics • 6.8.19

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights at Brother Vics

EagleMania Music Without Borders

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band

Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go.  Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history.

Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert.

The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.

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Get the Led Out • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.8.19
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Get the Led Out • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.8.19

Get the Led Out

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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An annual sold-out tradition, Get the Led Out returns to Tarrytown for TWO shows in 2019! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

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Arlo Guthrie • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.9.19
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Arlo Guthrie • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.9.19

Arlo Guthrie

Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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When legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans.  Alice’s Restaurant -- Back By Popular Demand Tour will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the feature film “Alice’s Restaurant,” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by famed director Arthur Penn. It was filmed in the Berkshires, Arlo’s own backyard, recreating some of the events that launched the Massacree, while adding a good dose of fiction. Ultimately, the movie garnered a “Best Director” Oscar Award nomination for Penn. Of the film, Roger Ebert had said, “It is also good to have Arlo Guthrie himself, who is quiet and open and good on camera... “Alice's Restaurant” ...becomes a synthesis of Arlo's spirit and Arthur Penn's tact.” “Alice’s Restaurant” was Arlo’s first foray into acting, and he would later take roles in several television series.Currently on the road for the last year presenting the Re:Generation Tour, Arlo along with his son Abe will be joined onstage on the forthcoming tour with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, will open the shows.  

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David Crosby & Friends • Garde Arts Center • 6.12.19
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

David Crosby & Friends • Garde Arts Center • 6.12.19

David Crosby & Friends

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

David Crosby Music Without Borders

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the ‘Sky Trails Band’. James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is. On this tour, he will be performing some of his best loved songs and greatest hits from right across his illustrious career, alongside material from the Skytrails album, plus a few surprises as well.


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David Crosby & Friends • Lebanon Opera House • 6.13.19
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

David Crosby & Friends • Lebanon Opera House • 6.13.19

David Crosby & Friends

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Lebanon Opera House

David Crosby Music Without Border

David Crosby—two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds, and Crosby, Stills & Nash—is hitting the road with five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the Sky Trails Band.

James Raymond on keyboards, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar, and Michelle Willis on keyboards/vocals.

Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative period, showcasing his skills as a brilliant songwriter. On this tour, he will be performing some of his greatest hits alongside material from his recent Sky Trails album, plus a few surprises.

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gina Breedlove • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 6.14.19
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

gina Breedlove • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 6.14.19

Gina Breedlove

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Gina Breedlove Music Without Borders

“The potent, powerful medicine of sound can shift and move stuck energy out of the body, creating opportunity for wellness, presence, clarity, and so much more.” —gina Breedlove

Medicine woman gina Breedlove is a singer, songwriter, sound healer, and actor from Brooklyn. gina began performing professionally at age 16, singing background for the inimitable Phyllis Hyman. She went on to tour with legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte as his featured vocalist. gina created the role of Sarabi in Disney’s The Lion King, and most recently has appeared in two Spike Lee films: Chi-Raq and Living Da Dream. gina tours the world with her music, which she describes as “FolkSoul,” holding sound healing circles in every city she visits.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • Bull Run • 6.14.19
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • Bull Run • 6.14.19

Dark Desert Eagles

featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme

“#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles”

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Dark Desert Eagles Music Without Borders

With 5 #1 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards and 6 #1 albums, The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records. Their “Greatest Hits” is the best selling album of the 20th century. 

Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (founding member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) formed the Dark Desert Eagles in tribute. As part of Extreme, Badger has sold 10 million records, including the smash hit “More Than Words,” and toured the globe. Wanting only the best for this project, he enlisted fellow Extreme member Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi, and Tom Appleman, a Berklee College of Music Professor. Together, they formed the Dark Desert Eagles to stunningly re-create the amazing musicianship, soaring vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire of The Eagles.

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Jake Shimabukuro • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.14.19
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Shimabukuro • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.14.19

Jake Shimabukuro

June 14, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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We are thrilled to welcome arguably the best contemporary ukulele player in the world back to the Music Hall. Jake Shimabukuro combines classic ukulele styles with various other genres ranging from pop, rock, and jazz to metal and has become noted for his solo uke arrangements of such varied pieces as the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he’s played with world-renowned orchestras and at prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. 

He has dazzled audiences at music festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival and Fuji Rock Festival. He even performed for that rarest of audiences: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not too shabby for a humble young man from Hawaii and his trusty ukulele. Even with the constant demands on his time – Shimabukuro tours roughly half the year and makes frequent appearances on media outlets such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Morning Edition – Shimabukuro’s album output hasn’t slowed. In 2016, he recorded the all-original Nashville Sessions at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer R.S. Field (Steve Earle, Webb Wilder) and the ace rhythm section of bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings. And now he’s returned to the same city and studio – and with the same gang, too (augmented by guitarist Dave Preston) – for his newest record, The Greatest Day.

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Red Molly • Landmark on Main Street • 6.16.19
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Red Molly • Landmark on Main Street • 6.16.19

Red Molly

Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

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"serious harmonizing chops and slick pop savvy" -Time Out NY

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music -- from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk -- as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies.

If one word describes Red Molly's music, that word is joyous. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and heart-full ballads alike. Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. One of the most moving things about Red Molly's music is the honest sense that you're watching three dear friends sharing songs in their living room. That synergy and harmony carries through on their newest studio effort, aptly titled The Red Album.

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The Milk Carton Kids • Landmark on Main Street • 6.20.19
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Milk Carton Kids • Landmark on Main Street • 6.20.19

The Milk Carton Kids

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Milk Carton Kids - Music Without Borders

The Milk Carton Kids celebrate the release of their new album "All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do". Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are a duo hailing from Eagle Rock, California, United States who formed in 2011. The band have released three albums of delicate, close harmony Americana and have toured with everyone from The Lumineers to Old Crow Medicine Show as a result.

TWAIN will open for the Milk Carton Kids. For the past decade or so, Mt. Davidson (Twain) has cultivated his songs and sounds, attempting to create a bridge, a meeting place, between the terrestrial and the mystic. He is a ponderous and delicate sort of creature, short and vaguely leonine, who has spent most of his young life abiding in the midlands of transcendence.

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Tom Papa • Emelin Theatre • 6.21.19
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Papa • Emelin Theatre • 6.21.19

Tom Papa

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Tom Papa Music Without Borders

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as well as on the live stage.  Tom is the new Head Writer and a regular performer for the nationally-syndicated radio show, “Live From Here,” the latest incarnation of the legendary radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” and his first book, “Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas,” was released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin’s Press.  

A regular on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Conan,” Tom’s third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, premiered on Amazon and Hulu on March 9, 2017.  Tom’s first two critically-acclaimed hour-long specials were directed by Rob Zombie: Tom Papa: Freaked Out(2013) and Tom Papa Live in New York City (2011).  Tom is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, “Come to Papa,” a weekly, hour-long show featuring Tom exploring the funny side of life, occasionally with guests like Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld.  On the small screen, Tom was seen alongside Clive Owen in two episodes of “The Knick.” He co-starred with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra. He has guest starred on “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Inside Amy Schumer.”  Tom was seen in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five, he starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and he appeared in Analyze That opposite Robert DeNiro.

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"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.22.19
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.22.19

"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

Saturday, , June 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Wainwright Family Music Without Borders

Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and plenty of familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning American Folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

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"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Bull Run • 6.23.19
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Bull Run • 6.23.19

"All in A Family" featuring Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

All In a Family Music Without Borders

Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and plenty of familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning American Folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

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ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 6.27.19
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 6.27.19

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ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

ZOSO Music Without Borders

ZOSO - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.

Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.

Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: Each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans.

Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a loyal national following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes," and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso is "the closest to the original of any tribute."

If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence."

Zoso is: Matt Jernigan-Robert Plant; John McDaniel-Jimmy Page; Adam Sandling-John Paul Jones; Bevan Davies-John Bonham

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Happy Together Tour 2019 • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.27.19
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Happy Together Tour 2019 • Tarrytown Music Hall • 6.27.19

Happy Together Tour 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Happy Together Tour 2019 Music Without Borders

Sing a long to the soundtrack of the 60’s and 70’s. The Happy Together Tour returns once again with six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of the era: The Turtles,Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.

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Happy Together Tour 2019 • Garde Arts Center  • 6.28.19
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Happy Together Tour 2019 • Garde Arts Center • 6.28.19

Happy Together Tour 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Happy Together 2019 Tour stars The Turtles (“Happy Together”, “Elenore”), Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World”, “Mama Told Me Not to Come”), Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (“Woman, Woman”, “Young Girl”), The Buckinghams(“Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”), The Classics IV (“Stormy”, “Spooky”), and The Cowsills (“Love American Style”, “The Rain, the Park, & Other Things”).  

The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their hits include: “Happy Together” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “Elenore,” “It Ain’t Me Babe”, “You Showed Me” and many more.

Chuck Negron, brings Three Dog Night’s biggest hits to the stage, including “Joy To The World,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Shambala,” “One”, “Easy To Be Hard” among others.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap features Gary’s trademark voice belting out his hits: “Young Girl,” “Over You” “Woman, Woman”, “This Girl Is A Woman Now”, “Lady Willpower”, “Don’t Give In To Him” and more.

The Buckinghams formed in 1966, and went on to become one of the top selling acts of 1967, including their #1 hit “Kind of a Drag,” and other hits “Don’t You Care,” ”Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song” With 3 chart hits at one time on 2 labels, in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America.”

The Cowsills have been dazzling crowds the last three years on the Happy Together Tour with their effervescent brand of contagious pop magic. Bob, Paul and Susan Cowsill are a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s, The Partridge Family. Best known for songs “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” “Indian Lake” and “Love American Style.” 

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Iris DeMent • Bull Run • 6.28.19
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Iris DeMent • Bull Run • 6.28.19

Iris DeMent

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Iris DeMent Music Without Borders

Iris DeMent was inspired to write her first song "Our Town" while driving through a boarded-up Midwest town at the age of 25. That song, "Our Town," was played during the closing scene for the final episode of CBS's television series Northern Exposure

Her first album, "Infamous Angel," featured the song "Let the Mystery Be" which was used in the opening scenes of the film Little Buddha and in the fall of 2015 and became the musical theme for the opening credits of the HBO series The Leftovers.  

Her second album, "My Life," released in 1994, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category.  

She sang four duets with John Prine on his 1999 album "In Spite of Ourselves," including the title track and reunited with Prine in 2016 for his second duets album "For Better, For Worse" and performed on two tracks. DeMent has also sung duets with Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris and has made frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor's radio show, A Prairie Home Companion

The press on her newest album says it all -  "It's heady, heart-stopping stuff." - Boston Globe
 
"As pure and piercing as they come." - No Depression

"Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, DeMent’s work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty." - NPR


Opener: Pieta Brown - "Self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif, Pieta's music resonates with a seductive simplicity and lyrical grace." - BBC

"
...moody, ethereal...I will listen...over and over again." - NPR's All Songs Considered

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Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • The Heights at Brother Vic's • 6.29.19
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • The Heights at Brother Vic's • 6.29.19

Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World”

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights at Brother Vic’s

Classic Stones Music Without Borders

The Look…The Sound…The Show…front man Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, while his partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf portrays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards, perform a jaw dropping resemblance to these two rock and roll icons. What truly makes Classic Stones Live™ unique is their musical prowess, attention to detail, and the spot on renditions of all of your favorite Rolling Stones “classics”! From the signature saxophone solo in Brown Sugar to the unforgettable backing vocals in Gimme Shelter, every last detail has been accounted for by this eight piece band.

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Songs of Love & Revolution: The Music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & Paul Simon • City Winery • 6.30.19
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Songs of Love & Revolution: The Music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & Paul Simon • City Winery • 6.30.19

Songs of Love & Revolution:

The Music of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & Paul Simon

With Performances By:

Marshall Crenshaw, Lucy Kaplansky, The Kennedys, Morley,

Willie Nile, Susan Werner

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM at City Winery

Songs of Love and Revolution Music Without Borders

Songs of Love & Revolution is a new concert series, created by Steve Lurie of Music Without Borders and Joe Raiola of Theatre Within, celebrating folk and pop’s most iconic and beloved singer-songwriters. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and Theatre Within.

Willie Nile
Willie Nile has been hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past 30 years.” He has toured with The Who and performed with Bruce Springsteen. He recently released his 12th studio album, Children of Paradise, to universal acclaim.

Lucy Kaplansky
Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing originals or covering country, folk and pop favorites. She has topped the folk and Americana charts radio charts and recently released Everyday Street, her first solo album in six years.

Susan Werner
Throughout her expansive career, Susan Werner's boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of her talent, and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona. “One of the most innovative songwriters working today”. - Chicago Tribune

The Kennedys
The Kennedys, Pete and Maura, have been together nearly 25 years a a married couple and performing duo. They have carved out a unique niche in the indie music scene and recently released their 15th album, Safe Until Tomorrow.

Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw’s debut album was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece and it established him as a first-rate songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. Since those early days, he has continued to tour and record, focusing in recent years on releasing vinyl EPs, each featuring a new song, a cover of one of his personal favorites, and a new version of a song from his extensive back catalog. 


Morley 
Morley weaves threads of jazz, soul and folk traditions into a singular tapestry of vocal and acoustic splendor. Her new album, Thousand Miles, is the culmination of a global journey to sites of resilience and trauma where human dignity, love and resolve are expanding the frontiers of change, justice and healing. 




A portion of the proceeds from this special event will be shared with Theatre Within (TheatreWithin.org) and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CureEpilepsy.org)

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The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas • Landmark on Main Street • 6.30.19
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas • Landmark on Main Street • 6.30.19

The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Earls of Leicester Music Without Borders

THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
Barry Bales (bass, vocals) - Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals) - Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars) - 
Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals) - Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) - Jeff White (mandolin, vocals)

When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo's music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. 

The band wholeheartedly channels the spirit of Flatt and Scruggs while allowing each member's distinct charm and singular musicality to shine through. And though their unbridled passion instantly stirs up a freewheeling energy, a closer listen reveals the profound mastery of skill infused into each performance. "This is the result of years and years of trying out different instruments, different string gauges, different techniques to try to create these sounds," Douglas notes. In that process, he adds, the Earls of Leicester eventually dug up decades-old instruments in order to achieve the ideal texture and tone they were seeking. "Everybody in the band plays something old," says Douglas. "This music just sounds so much more true to form when it's played on old instruments."

As Douglas points out, the most crucial factor in forming the Earls of Leicester was replicating the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry that long fueled Flatt and Scruggs. "I looked for years to find the group I needed for the alchemy to work," he says. In the end, Douglas landed on the lineup of Shawn Camp (Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton), Jeff White (Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn), Charlie Cushman (Jimmy Martin, Mel Tillis), Johnny Warren (son of Foggy Mountain Boys' Paul Warren), and Barry Bales (Alison Krauss & Union Station) -- and found himself beyond floored by their immediate synergy. "I had to stop the band in the middle of the first song, because I was scared to keep going -- it felt like Flatt and Scruggs were going to jump right out of the wall," he says in reflecting on their first meeting. "I'd hoped it was going to be even half that good, and it ended up just taking my breath away."

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood • Landmark on Main Street • 7.1.19
Jul
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Robinson Brotherhood • Landmark on Main Street • 7.1.19

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Music Without Borders

"Masterful players on a Grail-like search for the cosmic heart of California." -MOJO

"…good-time music on an end-times mission." -ROLLING STONE

"…trailblazing a wonderfully refreshing slice of 'Rock N Roll' music." -AQUARIUM DRUNKARD

"…a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded." -UNCUT

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on tour in support of their latest studio album Barefoot In The Head. The band is riding a creative wave with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only fuels their fire even further. Their stellar new album, Barefoot In The Head, marks the CRB's third studio release in just two years, and it finds them pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. Overspilling with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the album showcases the continued growth of Robinson's songwriting partnership with his bandmates: guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill. It revels in the kind of adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned into the same sonic wavelength.

"The music that we make, the concerts that we play, it's this world we've created for ourselves and our people," explains Robinson. "We want everybody to understand that no matter where you are in your life that you can always be barefoot in your head. There's always this other place you can go. Is that place it real? That's your decision to make, what you're going to let be real to you."

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood emerged in 2011, hitting the national stage in 2012 with the release of two acclaimed albums within a few months of each other. Critics hailed their sprawling debut, Big Moon Ritual, as a revelation, with The Independent raving that Robinson had "finally found the ideal vehicle to indulge his taste for 'Cosmic California Music.'" Its immediate follow-up, The Magic Door, was praised by Relix as "classic rock in the finest sense." The band's epic 118-date tour firmly establishing the CRB as the new standard-bearers of the psychedelic roots torch.

With a steady flow of new studio albums and live recordings plus a near non-stop touring schedule, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood are proving themselves among the most prolific rock and roll bands of their time. The quintet have honed their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound into a singular vision, which Uncut Magazine calls, "...a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded."

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Hot Tuna • Hawaii Theatre • 7.5.19
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Tuna • Hawaii Theatre • 7.5.19

Acoustic Hot Tuna

Celebrating 50 Years

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

Hot Tuna Music Without Borders

Back by popular demand
It’s coming around again on the guitar…and on the stage.. !

Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration. Started as a side project during Jefferson Airplane days, the constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history.

From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive psychedelic rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees), to their current acoustic and electric blues sound, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. At the 2016 Grammys, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

“Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric.”  – Acoustic Guitar.

Guitarist and vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen is a highly respected interpreter of roots music, blues, Americana, and popular rock-and-roll.  Jorma’s repertoire goes far beyond psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music. Jorma tours the world bringing his unique styling to old blues while writing new songs of weight and dimension.

“Jack Casady is virtually unparalleled–and yet he has one of the most truly unique electric-bass voices in rock…he can melt into a supportive role but when opportunity knocks, he bursts forth with creative lines–both simple and ornate–that are unlike any you’ve heard”  – Premier Guitar

     One of the most unique innovators in the sixty-year history of the bass guitar, Jack Casady made his sweeping melodic mark helping to create the “San Francisco Sound” with legendary rock group Jefferson Airplane. Jack went on to track with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Warren Zevon, members of the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, and Gov’t Mule. Casady, regarded as one of rock’s greatest bassists, is certainly one of its most original.

“Hot Tuna is a Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone Magazine


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Paula Poundstone • Hawaii Theatre • 7.6.19
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone • Hawaii Theatre • 7.6.19

Paula Poundstone

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

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Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year.

Paula is also an Author, Lecturer, Host, and Actress. In her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin Books) she asks the question, “Is there a secret to human happiness?” She offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of “totally scientific” experiments, recording her data for all mankind. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on Amazon best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible, Kindle and CD within its first ten days of release and is now out in paperback. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.

Paula is a popular panelist on NPR’s # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. Each week Paula and her co-host, Adam Felber, a friend and fellow panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explain existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.

Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen ColbertStar Talk with Neil deGrasse TysonLate Night with Carson DalyNerdist with Chris Hardwick, and she was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and Morning Edition and All Things Considered for NPR. She voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island.  An avid Disney movie fan, Paula had a dream come true when she was cast to voice the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

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Stephen Kellogg • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.12.19
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Kellogg • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.12.19

Stephen Kellogg

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art 

Stephen Kellogg Music Without Borders

Alt-country singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg has been hailed by CBS radio as “the best live act you’ve never seen” and by No Depression as “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” In the last decade he has performed more than 1,500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum-selling rock band O.A.R. Kellogg’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Record.” He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

His Americana-tinged folk, pop, and rock stylings have landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg’s music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Filmmaker Peter Harding’s documentary about him, Last Man Standing, went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume, delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the keynote speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and “finding your voice.” To his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Bruce in The USA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.12.19
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Bruce in The USA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.12.19

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Bruce in The USA - The World’s #1 Tribute

to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Bruce in The USA Music Without Borders

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute! This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous “Legends In Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends “full scale” Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.

The Bruce In The USA Band consists of seasoned world-class professional musicians. The show has hosted musicians from such acts/bands as Queen/Paul Rogers, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, The Ojays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash… and so many more. This high end, powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World’s #1 Tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy.

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Tommy Emmanuel • The F.M. Kirby Center • 7.17.19
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Emmanuel • The F.M. Kirby Center • 7.17.19

Tommy Emmanuel

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center

Tommy Emmanuel Music Without Borders

Tommy Emmanuel – considered by many to be the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist – will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied.

At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band.  By 30, he was a rock and roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe.  At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player (CGP) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins.

Today, Emmanuel plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.  All the while, native Australian has hungered for what’s next.

When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One, an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today – a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.

Since he and his brother Phil taught themselves to play as toddlers, the guitar has been Emmanuel’s real first language – and he’s more articulate on his signature Melbourne-made Maton acoustics than most people are with words.

Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Emmanuel developed a style of solo guitar-playing that encompasses the range of a whole band, covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously.

For many players, the technical mastery of the technique would overwhelm the emotion of the music, but not for Tommy.  His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers – Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk.

While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system.  His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love for entertaining.

That is not to say that Emmanuel dismisses the CGP, the Guitar Player awards, the Grammy nominations, the numerous magazine polls naming him the greatest acoustic guitarist alive.  He’s grateful for it all, and the incredible journey that’s led him to the most invigorating period of his career–six decades into it.

For Emmanuel though, the greatest reward is always the same: to make the next great record, and to see the beaming audience at the next great show.

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Tommy Emmanuel • Garde Arts Center • 7.18.19
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Emmanuel • Garde Arts Center • 7.18.19

Tommy Emmanuel

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

Tommy Emmanuel Music Without Borders

Acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, Tommy Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career.

One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including one Grammy Award and two nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll.

A noted fingerstyle guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel  never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers–Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk. While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system. His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love for entertaining.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now I just want to be in the happiness business–I make music, you get happy. That’s a good job.”

Mike Dawes (opener) U.K. native Mike Dawes is hailed as one of the world’s finest and most creative modern fingerstyle guitar performers. His acclaimed solo music has gained over 80 million hits on popular video sharing sites and since the release of his debut album in 2013 he averages 150 concerts per year. Mike was named ‘’Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World Right Now’’ in both 2017 & 2018 by Total Guitar Magazine/MusicRadar.

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Tusk • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.19.19
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Tusk • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.19.19

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Tusk: The World's Number One Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Tusk Music Without Borders

TUSK IS THE NUMBER ONE TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC IN THE WORLD, BAR NONE. 

Tusk the World’s #1 Fleetwood Mac tribute.. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands

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EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 7.20.19
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 7.20.19

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

EagleMania Music Without Borders

Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go.  Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history.


Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums.Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert. The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.

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Elizabeth Cook • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.26.19
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Cook • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.26.19

Elizabeth Cook

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Elizabeth Cook Music Without Borders

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a critically acclaimed recording artist and performer, lauded by the New York Times as “a sharp and surprising country singer.” On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio, she has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years. She is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series Squidbillies on the Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride.”


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.


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Wanted DOA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.26.19
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Wanted DOA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.26.19

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Wanted DOA - America's Truly Authentic Bon Jovi Tribute

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Wanted DOA Music Without Borders

The sentiment of Bon Jovi’s music hits home and no matter the age group, their music is iconic and recognizable to the masses. As one of history’s most successful music acts with over 130 million RIAA certified sales and countless awards, it’s no wonder there are countless acts looking to pay tribute to this legendary group. However, there is only one who truly captures the authenticity of what Bon Jovi’s music is all about and what their fans demand; Wanted DOA.

The group first formed in 2015 with the goal of capturing both the studio and live aspects of the songs and to really hone in on the essence of Bon Jovi. First and foremost it is all about the music – working the vocal harmonies, guitar and keyboard sounds, and most importantly the lead vocals. To be a good Bon Jovi tribute you need to sound as much like Jon as possible! A pretty tough feat….

Next…The live show! The goal is to put on a performance reminiscent of the rock shows from days long gone. Sound, lights and to engage the crowd, getting them on their feet while screaming for one more. For Wanted DOA, it is a celebration of the music, while at the same time, trying to deliver an authentic experience to all the other fans of Bon Jovi.

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Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.1.19
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.1.19

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Dark Desert Eagles

featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme

“#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles”

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

Dark Desert Eagles Music Without Borders

With 5 #1 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards and 6 #1 albums, The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records. Their “Greatest Hits” is the best selling album of the 20th century. 

Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (founding member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) formed the Dark Desert Eagles in tribute. As part of Extreme, Badger has sold 10 million records, including the smash hit “More Than Words,” and toured the globe. Wanting only the best for this project, he enlisted fellow Extreme member Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi, and Tom Appleman, a Berklee College of Music Professor. Together, they formed the Dark Desert Eagles to stunningly re-create the amazing musicianship, soaring vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire of The Eagles.

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Ben Sollee • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 8.2.19
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Sollee • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 8.2.19

Ben Sollee

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Naked Soul series at The Rubin Museum of Art

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Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. Following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, he has performed with the Charlotte Ballet, and traveled the United States by bicycle. An ardent supporter of sustainability issues, Sollee has ridden over 5,000 miles and has performed and spoken on sustainability at a number of festivals including South by Southwest Music (2011) and TEDx San Diego (2012). He has also worked to raise awareness about the practice of Mountain Top Removal Strip Mining in Central Appalachia, an issue discussed in his 2010 collaborative album Dear Companion.

Sollee’s music has appeared on TV shows like ABC’s Parenthoodand in films such as Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro. Within the past year, Soleee has complemented his musical releases with The Vanishing Point virtual reality app, film scores like Maidentrip, a technology-infused production of Harold and the Purple Crayon, an interactive sculptural installation called Livestream, and much more. Through the innovative facets of his artistic portfolio he teaches his audience that the modern artist has no boundaries.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Rubix Kube • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.2.19
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Rubix Kube • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.2.19

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Rubix Kube: The Eighties Strike Back Show

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

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For over a decade, RUBIX KUBE has taken the universe by storm as the most original ‘80s tribute band of all time! Its one-of-a-kind, ever-evolving and interactive “The EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” captivates public & private audiences of all ages. From their NYC headquarters, to our U.S. troops overseas, The KUBE rocks for the coolest fans in the most prestigious venues across the globe . . and galaxies far, far away. More than just a cover band, “The EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” is like the rad lovechild of a Rock concert and a Broadway musical – from a honeymoon down Electric Avenue! RUBIX KUBE is led by a male & female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in the-blink-of-an-eye into any of your favorite ‘80s icons, personifying in sight and sound. It’s like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Boy George, Paula Abdul, Guns N’ Roses and more teleport right before your eyes on the same stage, in one concert! The band dazzles with some of the most talented & versatile musicians in the entertainment business, including Steve Brown & P.J. Farley of the million-selling band TRIXTER. All are decked out in vibrant & vintage threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, Beetlejuice and all The Gremlins at once. Together, The KUBE is able to crank out ’80s Pop, Rock, New Wave, Dance and Hair Metal hits, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.

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IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2 • Hawaii Theatre • 8.2.19
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2 • Hawaii Theatre • 8.2.19

IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

IMOMSOHARD Music Without Borders

Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood – with the help of a bottle of red wine!

 #IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over 20 million views and coverage in the world’s top news outlets. They have recently appeared on The Today Show and The Doctors, to name a few, as well as being chosen for People Magazine’s Best of 2017. Part of their plan for complete world mom-ination includes their own half-hour, multi-cam comedy which the moms are developing with CBS.

 After the moms’ first mega-year of touring (you know, just 72 cities) with their live stand-up show: Mom’s Night Out – Summer Break Tour, they will be hitting the road again this year with Mom’s Night Out: Round 2. Their kids are older, the moms are older, but the show is new!!

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Dead On Live • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.8.19
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Dead On Live • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.8.19

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Dead On Live

Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry and the Days Between

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

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Based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all instruments as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies as heard on classic recordings, Dead On Live has quickly become recognized nationally as one of the top acts paying tribute to the music of the American treasure known as the Grateful Dead.

Touring and recording veteran Marc Muller assembles a world-class cast of musicians to create this unique, “needle-to-vinyl” never before heard live Dead experience. You’ll hear Phil’s rootless syncopations, Keith’s classic piano, Bobby’s Weir’d rhythms, and the heart and soul, the touch and tone of Jerry Garcia. 

And as always…remaining true the Dead’s spirit of freedom and sonic exploration, DOL is sure to include plenty of improvisation and good old Grateful jamming to get the kids to dance and shake their bones!  


Come relive the magic with Dead On Live!

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Grant-Lee Phillips
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Grant-Lee Phillips

Grant-Lee Phillips

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Grant-Lee Phillips Music Without Borders

“I’m drawing on the urgency of the moment,” reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. “The things that eat away in the late hours.”

That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins, Grant-Lee Phillips’s most recent album, in which he invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today’s fraught social landscape. Beneath the moment’s tumultuous veneer, Phillips uncovers resonances spanning centuries—patterns echoing from the present day to the distant past. The album’s 12 tracks were cut largely live in the studio with the sharp trio of Phillips (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jerry Roe (drums), and Lex Price (bass) serving as messengers. Says Phillips, “This moment is explosive, volatile, and heightened. It’s important to me that the music reflect that.”

By turns sardonic, provocative, and illuminating, Widdershins(produced by Phillips and mixed by Tucker Martine) delivers its poetic truths through Phillips’s peerless melodic sensibilities, carefully balancing intensity and vulnerability. A seasoned songwriter and performer with more than two decades of experience, first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then as an accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. “I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,” he concludes. “We can stare them down, laugh at them, belittle them, and drive the darkness back into a hole.”


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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The Nerds • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.9.19
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Nerds • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.9.19

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The Nerds

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

The Nerds Music Without Borders

The Nerds…….playing a blend of Soul, Classic Rock, and TV themes. Their stage show and banter was largely influenced by Monty Python and David Letterman’s love of the absurd and Howard Stern’s disregard for tact. More often than not, pointless arguments onstage about trivial matters became a regular part of the act. One of the Nerds most requested bits, came in the way of a sing along inspired by a hot dog cart operator. At lunch one day, Spaz overhear the vendor’s boom-box playing Neil Diamond’s ”Sweet Caroline. When the chorus came around the guy chimed in “Sweeeet Caroline… pah pah pah”. Finding this childishly amusing, Spaz decided to add this to the Nerds set, along with getting the audience to sing the infectious “…pah pah pah…”. It became a regular part of the act, and there isn’t a night that goes by when some reluctant participant isn’t coerced into singing along. “It’s all in good fun, and people love the attention. I hear even Neil Diamond has added it to his live show.” Before long they had developed a strong fan base of people not looking for the same old thing.

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Sinbad • SOPAC • 8.10.19
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sinbad • SOPAC • 8.10.19

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Sinbad

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Sinbad Music Without Borders

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane.

Sinbad ended up in the U.S. Air Force after (almost) finishing college, where he eventually wowed audiences with his comedic skills at a talent show. After leaving the service, he pursued a career as a stand-up comedian. Along the way, he took the stage name Sinbad, explaining to Ebony magazine, “Sinbad was a leader. He wasn’t the biggest guy, but he was clever and resourceful.”

In the early 1980s, Sinbad caught his first big break as a contestant on Star Search, winning 10 times on the show. Before long, Sinbad was an in- demand performer and landed a role on The Redd Foxx Show, playing Foxx’s son on the short-lived series. He then landed a recurring role on The Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, which ran 1987-1991. In addition to acting, Sinbad continued to perform his stand-up comedy. He became known for his offbeat yet clean approach to humor.

Sinbad went on to star his own sitcom, The Sinbad Show, in 1993. On the series, he played a single foster father to two children. Over the years, Sinbad also made a number of film appearances, costarring with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 holiday comedy Jingle All the Way and with Phil Hartman in Houseguest (1995). Around this time, he also wrote Sinbad’s Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything.

Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney’s Planes, Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just Family. He has done six one-hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, four on HBO and the last two on Comedy Central…and he’s not stopping anytime soon!

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Art Garfunkel • Tarrytown Music Hall • 8.10.19
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Art Garfunkel • Tarrytown Music Hall • 8.10.19

Art Garfunkel

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.  He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007. In late 2017 he released an autobiography, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man (Alfred A. Knopf). Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 27 year-old James and 12-year-old Beau Daniel.  He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD ACROSS AMERICA) and now Europe. GARFUNKEL was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  

Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling album ever. After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, GARFUNKEL landed several major film roles, including “Carnal Knowledge” (opposite Jack Nicholson), “Catch 22” and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.”  His solo debut ANGEL CLARE spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.”  His other solo albums include BREAKAWAY (‘75; features the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”), WATERMARK (‘78; featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), FATE FOR BREAKFAST (‘79), SCISSORS CUT (‘81), THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS (‘86), LEFTY (‘88), GARFUNKEL (greatest hits, ‘88), UP TILL NOW (‘93), ACROSS AMERICA (‘97), SONGS FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD (‘97), EVERYTHING WAITS TO BE NOTICED (’03), SOME ENCHANTED EVENING (’07) and THE SINGER (2012). The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for GARFUNKEL: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America--on foot.  But the ‘80s and ‘90s found GARFUNKEL doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says GARFUNKEL, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job.  I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.” 

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Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.16.19
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.16.19

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Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

Willie Nile Music Without Borders

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In 2017 he released the critically acclaimed album "Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan”. Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: "His live performances are legendary". His 12th studio album 'Children of Paradise' was released in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim. He is currently bringing his dynamic live show and amazing rock and roll band to enraptured audiences worldwide.

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Paul Reiser • Landmark on Main Street • 8.17.19
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Reiser • Landmark on Main Street • 8.17.19

Paul Reiser

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Paul Reiser Music Without Borders

Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Centrals "Top 100 Comedians of All Time."

The NY-bred and LA-based Reiser has made a number of appearances on screen and even lent his talents behind the camera. Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series There's.... Johnny! (Hulu, 2017). He's recently been on screen in Stranger Things (Netflix), Red Oaks (Amazon), The Romanoffs (Amazon) and The Spy Who Dumped Me (theaters, 2018).

Recent films include John McDonagh's War on EveryoneThe Book of Love with Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis, The Little Hours, and the Lake Bell-directed I Do... Until I Don't.

Reiser co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has had notable performances in films such as Diner, Bye Bye Love, The Marrying Man, Aliens, One Night At McCools, and Beverly Hills Cop (I and II). More recently, Reiser earned acclaim for his supporting role in the 2015 Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-winning film, Whiplash, starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller.

Reiser's book, Couplehood, has sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. His second bestseller, Babyhood, features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, followed by his third bestseller, Familyhood.

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The Amish Outlaws • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.22.19
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Amish Outlaws • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.22.19

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The Amish Outlaws

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

The Amish Outlaws

It is a little-known fact that most Amish  practice a tradition called "Rumspringa" (literal translation: "running around") in which Amish children at the age of 16 have an opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct before deciding if they want to come back and be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return. But sometimes they don’t. 


Four out of the original six members of The Amish Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil's Playground, there was no turning back. In the years since Rumspringa, the members of the Amish Outlaws have become very well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world...music, most of all.

 

Sharing not only the bond of having left the Amish life behind, but also the deep mutual love of music, needless to say, the Brothers were soon like brothers, and together they delved deeply into the 16 years of American culture they missed, watching endless hours of classic MTV, listening to the radio, CDs, records, tapes... anything they could get their hands on. But just listening and watching was not enough...  the Brothers soon decided to form a band that combined their love of the modern world and their traditional upbringing. They met Brothers Jakob and Ishmael (both “English" as we call the non-Amish), making them “honorary Amish" when the two joined the band. Thus, with a bold lust for life and a fire for music and performance that can only come from 16 years of repression, The Amish Outlaws were unleashed upon the world.

 

In 2007, Brother Big Daddy Abel joined The Amish Outlaws on lead vocals and guitar. A brother and friend to us all! In 2013, Brother Ishmael stepped down to live a quieter life and Brother Elijah Rule joined the fold on guitar. There is no "typical" Amish Outlaws show, but the average crowd can expect to see men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent up energy with an infectious joy. With a set that is always evolving as the Brothers discover more and more music and culture, The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Bon Jovi to Elvis Presley, The Foo Fighters to Dropkick Murphys, to theme songs from the TV shows they have come to know. Throughout, The Outlaws spin yarns about the Brothers' upbringing and adventures since Rumpsringa. Amish Outlaw gigs are less performances than they are initiations into the life of an Amish Outlaw and parties celebrating the Brothers' newfound freedom.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Grunin Center • 8.23.19
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Grunin Center • 8.23.19

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Grunin Center for the Arts

Rufus Wainwright Music Without Borders

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album “Rufus Does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. This summer it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015,  Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus Wainwright celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Rufus Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Judy Collins • Bull Run • 8.23.19
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Judy Collins • Bull Run • 8.23.19

Judy Collins

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Judy Collins Music Without Borders

Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Judy Collins. For nearly 50 illustrious years, her gorgeous voice and poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released 50 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums. 

Her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, "Wildflowers," has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. In 1975 Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns" won "Song of the Year." And even though it had been recorded by 200 people before her, Judy's version still is the first and only song of Stephen Sondheim's to reach the Top 10. Her interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” is considered by many the definitife version. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album "Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins."

A longtime (55 years) New York City resident, Judy has appeared on "Sesame Street," dueting with Big Bird and performing an aria with Snuffleupagus, and testified at the trial of the Chicago 7. And now, at 77, she is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

"The way I look at it," Judy says "and this is over 50 years I've been doing this, songs: I don't find them, they find me. They locate me. And the ones that I write locate me, too."

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Bernadette Peters • Hawaii Theatre • 8.24.19
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bernadette Peters • Hawaii Theatre • 8.24.19

Bernadette Peters - Broadway Favorites Concert

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

Bernadette Peters Music Without Borders

Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, among others.  A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can do.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • SOPAC • 8.24.19
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • SOPAC • 8.24.19

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Rufus Wainwright

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus and Special Guest: The Rails

Rufus Wainwright, one of the premier male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album Rufus Does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwrightand Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York.  In 2017 it was performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Hadrian, Wainwright’s second opera that chronicled the life and loves of Roman Emperor Hadrian. It premiered in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket • SOPAC • 8.27.19
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

Toad the Wet Sprocket • SOPAC • 8.27.19

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Toad the Wet Sprocket Music Without Borders

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful Alternative Rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a Contemporary Folk-Pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the Modern Rock and adult Contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, California. After honing their sound in local bars, the bandmates entered a nearby studio in 1988 and recorded their debut LP, Bread and Circus, in eight days at a cost of $650. Originally sold as a homemade cassette in Santa Barbara record stores, the album eventually made its way to the Los Angeles offices of Columbia Records, which signed Toad only after agreeing to the band’s request to reissue Bread and Circus in its original form, without any alterations or remixes.

The somber Pale, produced by Marvin Etzioni, followed in 1990. After years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket’s commercial breakthrough followed with 1991’s Fear, as the single “All I Want” — quite nearly left off the album — became a Top 20 hit. Another single from the LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” fared similarly well, and the combination pushed Fear to platinum sales. Three years later, Toad returned with Dulcinea, which generated a third Top 40 hit with the single “Fall Down.” While “Fall Down” seemingly catered to the grunge generation with its minor-key riffs and anxious vocals, the bulk of Dulcinea emphasized Toad the Wet Sprocket’s acoustic craft, and the band scored another hit with the mellow “Something’s Always Wrong.”

It wouldn’t be until 2009 that the band went from summer tours and occasional one-off gigs to something the members no longer considered to be broken up. In 2010, officially reunited, Toad’s members gathered to re-record new versions of older hits for use in film and television, not owning the rights or making much money from the famous recorded versions of older material. Shortly after  work was begun on brand-new material, resulting in 2013’s New Constellation, the band’s first new studio album in over 16 years. The album was funded primarily by fans through an online campaign.

Now, the band is celebrating 30 years since the release of Bread and Circus and reinvigorating a career that is standing the test of time.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Landmark on Main Street • 8.29.19
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Landmark on Main Street • 8.29.19

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Rufus Wainwright

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Rufus Wainwright, one of the premier male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album Rufus Does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwrightand Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York.  In 2017 it was performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Hadrian, Wainwright’s second opera that chronicled the life and loves of Roman Emperor Hadrian. It premiered in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.29.19
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.29.19

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Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World”

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

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The Look…The Sound…The Show…front man Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, while his partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf portrays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards, perform a jaw dropping resemblance to these two rock and roll icons. What truly makes Classic Stones Live™ unique is their musical prowess, attention to detail, and the spot on renditions of all of your favorite Rolling Stones “classics”! From the signature saxophone solo in Brown Sugar to the unforgettable backing vocals in Gimme Shelter, every last detail has been accounted for by this eight piece band.

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

"1964" The Tribute • SOPAC • 9.20.19

“1964” The Tribute

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

1964 Music Without Borders

1964 marked the pivotal year when “Beatlemania” overtook America. With the first visit to the U.S. by the Beatles, the British Rock-and-Roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” the “Fab Four” were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil.

Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show. Although it was difficult to hear the performance over the screams of teenage girls in the studio audience, an estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the population, tuned in to watch. The group made their first stateside public concert appearance on February 11 at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C., and 20,000 fans attended. The next day, they gave two back-to-back performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and police were forced to close off the streets around the venerable music hall because of fan hysteria.

The indelible mark the Beatles made in pop culture has yet to be repeated, and generations of fans love the songs that have become classics in their own right. “She Loves You,” “And I Love Her,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and many more are instantly familiar.

“1964” The Tribute brings to life the excitement and musical memories of that very special year as the band re-creates an early ‘60s live Beatle concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter with unrivaled accuracy.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made band members of “1964” The Tribute masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute….which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”

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 Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together" • SOPAC • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together" • SOPAC • 9.21.19

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Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together"

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Ann Hampton Calloway & Susan Werner Music Without Borders

Cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway has written songs for Barbra Streisand and Carole King and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Swing! on Broadway. The classically trained and Jazz inspired singer-songwriter Susan Werner is a concert favorite who has written songs for Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein. They’ll perform separately and together in an epic display of piano chops and dazzling wit that you won’t want to miss!

Ann Hampton Callaway

“Ann Hampton Callaway has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to. The sound always comes first and is what you most remember.” – The New York Times

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends Jazz and traditional Pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and Jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She wrote and sang the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Ann Hampton Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, and Barbara Carroll to name a few.

Callaway’s live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, Jazz classics and originals. She is one of America’s most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra.

Susan Werner

“Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.” – The New Yorker

After writing twelve albums of songs in styles ranging from Folk/Rock to Tin Pan Alley to Gospel, Country and Chamber Music, what might a woman deemed by National Public Radio as “The Empress of the Unexpected” try next?
She first arrived on the national stage when her 1995 BMG debut earned her national concert tours with Joan Armatrading and Richard Thompson. In 1996 Werner was featured as part of the “next generation” in Peter Paul and Mary’s PBS special LifeLines. She has performed on NPR’s World Café, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and in 2016 Nebraska Educational Television broadcast “The Land Will Outlive Us All,” a one hour special on Werner, agriculture, and her 2015 concert tour across the state.
In addition to Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein, her songs have been recorded by Broadway stars Betty Buckley and Christine Ebersole, and countless individuals and ensembles.


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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash • Landmark on Main Street • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash • Landmark on Main Street • 10.12.19

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his multi-faceted career stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, including "On a Carousel" and "Carrie Anne," continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album.

The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash's "Marrakesh Express," and "Lady of the Island," from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969), and "Teach Your Children" and "Our House" on CSNY's Déjà Vu (1970).

Nash's solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), which included "Chicago/We Can Change the World" and "Military Madness" and others. In addition to his string of solo albums, he has performed and recorded with David Crosby as Crosby/Nash. Their eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), is bookended by Nash's "Southbound Train" and "Immigration Man".

Nash's passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events.

In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list. In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.

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THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live • Hawaii Theatre • 10.19.19
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live • Hawaii Theatre • 10.19.19

THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

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The Moth – True Stories Told Live

An evening of storytelling from the producers of the popular Moth Podcast and Radio Hour. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. Since its founding, The Moth has presented more than fifteen thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The group celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard. The Moth began on a back porch in small-town Georgia, where our founder—poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green— would spend sultry summer evenings swapping spellbinding tales with a small circle of friends. There was a hole in the screen, which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves “The Moths.” When he moved to New York City, George wanted to recreate the feeling of those nights in his adopted city. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room. But word spread fast, and the events soon moved to cafes and clubs throughout the city—and soon to popular venues throughout the country and beyond.

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Gaelic Storm • Landmark on Main Street • 11.23.19
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Gaelic Storm • Landmark on Main Street • 11.23.19

Gaelic Storm

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

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It's hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that's exactly what makes Gaelic Storm a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it's a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it's best summed up in the words of co-founder Patrick Murphy: "The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We're here for them."

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An Evening with George Winston • Landmark on Main Street • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with George Winston • Landmark on Main Street • 12.6.19

An Evening with George Winston

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

George Winston Music Without Borders

Celebrated pianist George Winston released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019.

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He's inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston's music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston's place in a chaotic world - his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston's classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017's Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

Commencing on March 21, George Winston embarks on a U.S. tour to celebrate the release of Restless Wind throughout the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest.

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Graham Parker • SOPAC • 5.15.19
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Graham Parker • SOPAC • 5.15.19

Graham Parker

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

Graham Parker MWB MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

The bands’ classic 1979 release Squeezing Out Sparks cemented their position as one of Britain’s top live acts and ensured sold out concerts on their seemingly endless world tours. The Up Escalator followed in 1980, reaching #11 on the UK charts and sold well throughout the world.

Graham Parker and The Rumour disbanded after Escalator and Parker went on to forge a solo career that continues to produce powerful work including 1988’s The Mona Lisa’s Sister, 1991’s Struck By Lightning and the hard rocking Acid Bubblegum, released in 1996.

A talented writer on all fronts, Graham Parker released Carp Fishing On Valium, a collection of short fiction published by St. Martin’s Press (US) and Simon & Schuster (UK). He composed songs to complement the stories and took Carp Fishing On Valium– the Stories, the Songs on the road in 2000.

Parker unexpectedly reunited his original backing band The Rumour in 2011, in part due to the intervention of longtime fan and filmmaker Judd Apatow, who made the group a plot point in his film This Is Forty. After appearing in the movie, the group recorded an album of new material, Three Chords Good, which arrived in November 2012, around the same time Apatow’s movie was released. A concert shot for the film also received a stand-alone release on DVD and Blu-Ray under the title This Is Live. Parker and The Rumour took advantage of their new place in the spotlight by touring America and the UK in support of Three Chords Good, and in May 2015 they returned with another new LP, Mystery Glue,recorded during a six-day sprint at London’s RAK Studios.

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Capitol Steps • Landmark on Main Street • 5.11.19
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Capitol Steps • Landmark on Main Street • 5.11.19

Capitol Steps

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Over 30 years ago, a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

The Capitol Steps have since recorded over 35 albums, including their latest, Make America Grin Again. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy?!

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The Capitol Steps • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.10.19
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Capitol Steps • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.10.19

The Capitol Steps - We Put the Mock in Democracy!

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Hilarious Political Satire! Over 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums including their latest, Make America Grin Again. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide. during their Politics Takes a Holiday Radio Special.

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Bruce Cockburn & Leo Kottke • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.9.19
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce Cockburn & Leo Kottke • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.9.19

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn & Leo Kottke

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Two Music Hall favorites come together for an evening of virtuosic guitar playing and masterful songwriting. Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums. He won the inaugural People’s Voice Award and was recently  inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In his nearly five decades of recording and performing, Grammy nominated Leo Kottke has set the highest standard for acoustic finger-picked guitar.  His collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, "Clone," caught audiences' attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called "Sixty Six Steps," produced by Leo's old friend and Prince producer David Z.

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The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.5.19
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.5.19

The Fab Four

The Ultimate Tribute

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! • F.M. Kirby Center • 5.4.19
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! • F.M. Kirby Center • 5.4.19

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2PM at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

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The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its fourth year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to Wilkes-Barre with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY! at the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m., part of the M&T Bank Family series.

Tickets are available online at kirbycenter.org, at The Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center and charge by phone at 570-826-1100. 

Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!... a royally great time!

PBS KIDS Website: http://pbskids.org/daniel/

The Fred Rogers Company Website: http://www.fredrogers.org/

Produced by Mills Entertainment: http://millsentertainment.com/

Executive Producer/Tour Booking: The Brad Simon Organization Inc.: http://www.bsoinc.com/


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Felix Cavaliere's Rascals • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.3.19
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.3.19

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals MWB Music Without Borders

The message has always been to stand for peace, love, and happiness. For legendary singer songwriter, Felix Cavaliere, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to keep listening for the world’s beauty.  Early in 1965, FELIX CAVALIERE formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.

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Art Garfunkel • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 5.3.19
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Art Garfunkel • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 5.3.19

Art Garfunkel

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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The performance by Art Garfunkel, slated for March 9, 2019, is being rescheduled to May 3, 2019 at 8 PM. Due to a scheduling conflict, Mr. Garfunkel has had to move his performance to this new date.  (This concerts original date was November 16 and, due to a winter storm, was rescheduled to the March 9 date.)  Patrons who purchased tickets to this performance may keep their tickets and use them for the rescheduled performance date. Patrons may call the Box Office at 518-274-0038 with any questions.

Hailed by the New York Times as a “beautiful countertenor,” legendary singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.  He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007.  Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the best-selling albums of all time.  The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for Garfunkel: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America--on foot.

The last few decades find Garfunkel doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says Garfunkel, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job.  I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.”  In his intimate show that features himself, a guitarist, and often a piano/keys player, you’ll hear entertaining stories and, of course, his greatest hits.

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Chris Botti • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 5.2.19
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Botti • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 5.2.19

Chris Botti

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist.  His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.  Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental.  Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

Impressions, Botti's 2012 Columbia Records and Grammy winning release, is the latest in a stellar parade of albums – including When I Fall In Love (2004), To Love Again: The Duets (2005), Italia (2007), and the CD/DVD Chris Botti in Boston (2009) – that has firmly established him as a clarion voice in the American contemporary music scene. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on the disc by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, and David Foster in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.

With Impressions and the albums that preceded it, Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

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Michelle Wolf • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.2.19
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Michelle Wolf • Tarrytown Music Hall • 5.2.19

Michelle Wolf

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Michelle Wolf has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the executive producer, writer, and host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf” on Netflix. Previously, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner. Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady”, on HBO late last year. The well-reviewed special tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady,” and more of life’s everyday absurdities. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special. Wolf was previously as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.”

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The Amazing Max • Landmark on Main Street • 4.28.19
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

The Amazing Max • Landmark on Main Street • 4.28.19

The Amazing Max

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Max Darwin earned the moniker "The Amazing Max" for his extraordinary skills as a magician and also for his ability to entertain adult audiences while keeping the little ones spellbound.

Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer's faces. This high-energy, interactive and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages (recommended 3 & up).

In 2011 Max created The Amazing Max and The Box Of Interesting Things, which has successfully toured and played Off-Broadway. The show has received rave reviews and was nominated as "Best Family Show" by the Off-Broadway Alliance.
Max has also released an instructional magic video, Magic in Minutes, where he teaches kids ages 5 & up how to fill their everyday lives with wonder and perform magic with ordinary objects found right in their own home.

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A Bronx Tale • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.27.19
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

A Bronx Tale • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.27.19

A Bronx Tale

Starring Chazz Palminteri

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Chazz Palminteri returns performing his one-man stage version of the hit movie and recent Broadway musical A Bronx Tale. Based on his childhood memories of working men and gangsters in the Italian-American neighborhood where he grew up, Palminteri originally wrote the script for the stage and performed it in Los Angeles where it became the hottest property in Hollywood since ROCKY. He moved the production to New York, where the stage version played to sold-out audiences for four months and earned him Outer Critics Circle Awards for both acting and writing. While in New York he completed the screenplay and soon found himself playing the role of Sonny on the big screen opposite Robert De Niro. See Chazz perform the original one-man show that made him a star. Chazz has more than 50 movies to his credit including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mulholland Falls, and more. 

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Lords of 52nd Street • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lords of 52nd Street • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.26.19

Lords of 52nd Street

Legends of The Billy Joel Band

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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The Lords of 52nd Street are Billy Joel’s original band.. They do not need to copy or reinvent the original music, since they are the guys you saw playing at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum and the countless other venues during those Billy Joel concerts of the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Lords of 52nd Street are the legendary bandmates who recorded and toured the world for many years with the “Piano Man.” They helped to create one of the most recognizable sounds in music recording the sax, drum and guitar solos on over 150 million albums sold with Billy Joel as well. The band is led by Richie Cannata on tenor saxophone, Liberty DeVitto on drums and percussion, and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar. Their collaboration helped change the face of music. They have worked individually with multi-platinum artists, lending their talents to some of the greatest musicians in the world. After 30+ years the band has finally reunited, and haven’t missed a step with this mind blowing show. Critics love them and their performances have been blowing away fans of all ages.

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Moondance • Landmark on Main Street • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Moondance • Landmark on Main Street • 4.26.19

Moondance

The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Rock and roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.

This incredible tribute show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few.
Show sponsored by Frank's Pizzeria.

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Flor De Toloache • Emelin Theatre • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Flor De Toloache • Emelin Theatre • 4.26.19

Flor De Toloache

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at the Emelin Theatre

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Latin GRAMMY® winning, New York Based all-female ensemble and beloved press-darlings, Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. The female quartet’s diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds have also transcended culture and gender by forging new paths. Like the legendary Love Potion the Toloache flower is used for in Mexico, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance. The group is led by co-band directors Mireya I. Ramos on violin and Shae Fiol on vihuela. Together, they have graced international stages from Chenai, India to Paris, France and have extensively toured the U.S. as supporting act for Dan Auerbach of “The Black Keys”’ new project “The Arcs", as well as Cafe Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Natalia Lafourcade. Upcoming shows include the ACL Festival in Austin TX, Alaska tour with Ozomatli and dates with Ana Tijoux.

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John Pizzarelli • The Jay and Linda Grunin Center • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

John Pizzarelli • The Jay and Linda Grunin Center • 4.26.19

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John Pizzarelli

A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

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World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” For this show, he honors the music of the Nat King Cole Trio with a selection of their classics.

Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent.

Having concentrated on the music of Paul McCartney, Johnny Mercer and Frank Sinatra over the last two years, Pizzarelli has returned to the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim with his July 28, 2017 Concord Jazz release Sinatra & Jobim @ 50. With co-vocalist Daniel Jobim, grandson of the legendary Brazilian composer, the two explore songs Sinatra and Jobim recorded in 1967 and 1969 as well as add new songs to the mix flavored with the spirit of the classic Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim album.

Pizzarelli’s latest album for Concord is a follow-up to his wildly successful Midnight McCartney, an album The New Yorker said “may be the best collection of McCartney covers ever recorded.”

Since its release in 2015, Pizzarelli has toured North America, South America, Asia and Europe performing shows centered on Frank Sinatra’s centennial, the songs of Johnny Mercer and a McCartney program in which his quartet is joined by strings and a horn section. He also tours on a double bill with pianist Ramsey Lewis and is looking forward to touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music for his centennial, which will be in 2019.

While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to his music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later.

In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Wopat, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Ruby Braff, Johnny Frigo, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, Bucky Pizzarelli. He was featured opposite Donna Summer, Jon Secada and Roberta Flack on the GRAMMY Award-winning CD, Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mr. Rogers in 2005.

John has performed on the country’s most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonConanGreat Performances and the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Also in New York are regular stands at Birdland with his combo where he premiered the Sinatra-Jobim collection in August 2017.

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Red Molly • Emelin Theatre • 4.25.19
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Red Molly • Emelin Theatre • 4.25.19

Red Molly

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

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Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Red Molly is simply a joy to experience.

Singing spine-tingling high notes, Abbie Gardner is a dobro player and improviser from a musical family. A consummate performer, her songs and performance have the punch of rhythm and blues. Playing guitar and tambourine, Laurie MacAllister draws inspiration from classic folk and singer-songwriters. Her voice stretches octaves, warm and romantic one moment, playful and subversive the next. Molly Venter has a smoky voice that is unforgettable, and a moody approach to song-smithing. Quirky and fashion-forward, she moves in step to the music while playing guitar and tambourine.

Formed in 2004, Red Molly has inspired countless female trios and has since reinvented themselves as a high-octane five-piece band in 2017. They remain a dominant force on the Americana/Folk scene due in part to their laughter and spontaneity onstage. Upright bassist Craig Akin and percussionist and electric guitarist Eben Pariser fill out the sound, giving the show a broad range of musical options—from complex and hard-hitting to sparse and delicate.

Accolades:

“A blend of serious harmonizing chops and slick pop savvy” – Time Out NY

“[Red Molly has] cut a niche as sunnyside Americana … immaculate vocal harmonies.” –The Guardian

“From Day One, Red Molly conjured musical magic. A decade later, they’ve honed their songwriting, their covers, their playing and, above all, their harmonies into something joyful and sublime.”– John Platt, WFUV FM, Sunday Breakfast

“Femme Phenom! No root from the grand tree of music is left untouched – classic country heartbreak, undeniable swing, authentic folk, gospel rock with an edge, and Americana stomp. With smart production, a strong thread runs throughout the album and every note sung is upheld on cosmic harmony. Red Molly is unstoppable. Highly recommended.”– Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

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Dimmer Twins • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.20.19
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dimmer Twins • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.20.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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Tusk • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.18.19
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tusk • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.18.19

Tusk

The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

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Dimmer Twins • Landmark on Main Street • 4.18.19
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Dimmer Twins • Landmark on Main Street • 4.18.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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Dimmer Twins • SOPAC • 4.17.19
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Dimmer Twins • SOPAC • 4.17.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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