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

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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David Broza • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.6.19
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

David Broza • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.6.19

David Broza

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

David Broza Music Without Borders

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to flamenco percussion and rhythms to a signature rock and roll sound, Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

Raised in Israel, Spain, and England, Broza has performed worldwide since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, especially a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue, culture, music, and tolerance. Now, with a string of multi-platinum albums—in Hebrew, English, and Spanish—he continues to hone his message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. A passionate peace advocate, he has also been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Broza garnered widespread acclaim for his 2013 album East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, produced by Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, and he recorded it in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem. The work, featuring a band of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, resulted in a beautiful, intimate documentary of the same name. Vanity Faircalled the documentary “extraordinary” and added “if no one else is going to try and heal the world, he will.” East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is currently streaming on Netflix. Broza’s 2016 album, The Set List, captures his best-loved songs culled from studio recordings and live performances over the years. His latest release, Taba’at ZaHav (The Golden Ring), is a collection of 13 new songs about love and separation, co-written with lyricist-poet Tzruya Lahav and sung entirely in Hebrew.

A powerful entertainer and industry innovator, Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message, energetic performances, and musical allure.


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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Ana Popovic • Bull Run • 9.12.19
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Ana Popovic • Bull Run • 9.12.19

Ana Popovic

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Bull Run

Ana Popovic Music Without Borders

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singerAna Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album'Like It On Top', that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd,Robben Ford and Keb’ Mo’

A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves. 

“I hope that my music inspires others to motivate ladies all over the world to be successful, energetic, empowered women on a mission, and to motivate men to give them that chance,” Popovic says. “The majority of women need to work harder than men to prove themselves or need to cope with a feeling of constant pressure to never make a mistake and be perfect. I believe that women no longer only have the right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families. The time has come to step it up. Becoming the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. Corner-office ladies in business, politics, and the electric guitar!” 

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Paula Poundstone • SOPAC • 9.13.19
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone • SOPAC • 9.13.19

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Paula Poundstone

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Paula Poundstone Music Without Borders

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast).

Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and StuffGoes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLastCall with Carson Daly and Late Show with David Letterman. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

In 2017, Paula released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, in which she offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor, and the audiobook was one of the five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the Year. The book was recognized as one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States.

Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

Paula resides in Santa Monica, CA, where you can find her cleaning the litterboxes of her 14 cats: Clue, Oreo, Luigi, Jem, Belle, Brittle, Mrs. Feziwig, Wednesday, Severus, Tonks, Theo, Sham Wow, Harrison, and Hardy.

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Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19

Joan Osborne

Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the home of Adam and Lara Wheat 

Joan Osborne Music Without Borders

Ben’s Lighthouse is honored to invite you to a uniquely memorable evening with Joan Osborne on Saturday, September 14th — a rare opportunity to enjoy her music in an intimate house concert setting. 

Joan Osborne has been called “the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuance of phrase, time, and elocution” by AllMusic. 

While she may be best known for the 90’s hit “One of Us”, Osborne has been nominated for numerous awards including a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. She has played the Grand Ole Opry and toured alongside the Grateful Dead, the Dixie Chicks, the Funk Brothers, and many more. 

In 2017, Osborne released the critically acclaimed album “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan”. As she put it, “...there's a lot of uncertainty and fear about what's happening in the world...We need to hear our great writers and poets talking about these times.”

We hope you will join us and Joan Osborne on September 14th for what is sure to be a meaningful and memorable event.

Ticket price includes cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, performance and meet & greet with the artist.

About Ben’s Lighthouse: Ben’s Lighthouse, based in Newtown, Connecticut, began as a grassroots organization following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Founded to honor 6-year old Benjamin Wheeler, Ben’s enthusiasm for life – and his love of lighthouses – is the energy that is carried on through the work of the organization.

Our mission drives us to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world.  Ben’s Lighthouse provides programs and opportunities that help kids and teens develop empathy, self-awareness and social connection.  The lighthouses that Ben loved provide the perfect metaphor that guides our work. From local mentoring programs to national outreach service trips, participants are encouraged to find and share their own light – to stand tall and shine bright!

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Roger McGuinn • Emelin Theatre • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Roger McGuinn • Emelin Theatre • 9.14.19

Roger McGuinn

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Roger McGuinn Music Without Borders

Roger McGuinn, aka Mr. Tambourine Man, not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock” His groundbreaking work on The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, is widely credited with ushering in the genre.

The Byrds disbanded in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Inspired by folk singer Pete Seeger, McGuinn began his lifelong dream of a solo career. Now more than forty years later, the three time GRAMMY nominee tours the world delighting audiences with shows as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master, that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

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Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert • Landmark on Main Street • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert • Landmark on Main Street • 9.14.19

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Moondance Music Without Borders

Rock and roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into The Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.

Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You'll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next.

"An incredible recreation of the Irish legend." - LA Times

"If Van Morrison isn't coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!" - Dallas News

"A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison...a must see." - Hawaii Reporter

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd • SOPAC • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd • SOPAC • 9.14.19

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Come Celebrate

THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

of

The Machine

with

3 Albums 1 Incredible Night

Pink Floyd’s 

Darkside of the Moon

Wish You Were Here 

Animals

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

The Machine Music Without Borders

Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: The Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here, Animals and an encore. Featuring the Interstellar Lights.

The Machine performs Pink Floyd, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters, premier showcase rooms and casinos across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic.

The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970s Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Pink Floyd of the 1980s. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Special shows include lasers by the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours.

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and long-time band mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

“They duplicate the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy, and they play for a hell of a long time.” ~Matt Diehl, Rolling Stone

“These guys are great!” -~Bob Ezrin, Co-Producer, Pink Floyd’s The Wall

“The Machine look nothing like Pink Floyd, but that doesn’t matter – they sound exactly like Pink Floyd, and that’s what counts.” ~Matthew Webber, Spin Magazine

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An Evening with Gov't Mule • Garde Arts Center • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Gov't Mule • Garde Arts Center • 9.14.19

An Evening with Gov’t Mule

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Gov't Mule Music Without Borders

Gov’t Mule stormed the jam band scene in 1994 with a bluesy blend of Southern rock. Guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody originally formed the band as a side project of the Allman Brothers Band. A cornerstone of the American music landscape, Grammy Award winning rock legend Warren Haynes is hailed as one of the finest guitar players in the world.  

Gov’t Mule's music is defined by its noodling blues-rock jams and Parliament-funk freak-outs. The band’s concerts and tours bring to mind legendary 1960s acts like Cream, Grateful Dead, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Little Feat. Gov’t Mule have been a staple on the summer festival scene since their inception, entertaining college kids and older hippies alike with good old-fashioned Southern rock and roll, with songs and set lists that seem to rise, swell and go on for hours. Today, Gov’t Mule are one of the last pillars of the jam band scene. 

In 2017, Gov’t Mule released their tenth studio album Revolution Come...Revolution Go on Fantasy Records. In 2013, Gov’t Mule released the double-album, Shout!, their first LP in four years which included new material, and collaborations with high-profile musicians like Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews and Steve Winwood. Gov’t Mule has released nine studio albums and several live discs. The band scored its highest chart release with 2006's High & Mighty, which peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Indie Chart. 


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Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 • Troy Music Hall • 9.18.19
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 • Troy Music Hall • 9.18.19

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Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Troy Music Hall

Lucinda Williams Music Without Borders

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. The Car Wheels On A Gravel Road set will feature visual elements to enhance the storyteller style Williams has used for the special performances

The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing, and there’s no signs of her slowing down any time soon. 

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The Jayhawks • Landmark on Main Street • 9.19.19
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Jayhawks • Landmark on Main Street • 9.19.19

The Jayhawks

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Jayhawks Music Without Borders

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of two decades, nine albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process.

After releasing two Indie albums in the 80s The Jayhawks signed with American Recordings in 1991 and over the next decade released five challenging, at times groundbreaking, albums, toured the world to widespread acclaim and even survived the departure of founding member Mark Olson in 1995. After a hiatus in the mid 2000s, the "classic" 1994 lineup reunited for another new studio album in 2011 and 2 years of solid touring, reacquainting audiences old and new with the band's timeless musical vision.

2014 saw a late 90s version of the band led by Gary Louris hitting the road to support the reissues of the three Jayhawks albums released from 1997-2003. The band's new studio album, Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, was released in the summer of 2018, featuring Jayhawks versions of songs Gary Louris had previously written with other artists plus 2 new compositions. .

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Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner • Landmark on Main Street • 9.20.19
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner • Landmark on Main Street • 9.20.19

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Ann Hampton Callaway Susan Werner Music Without Borders

"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

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

Cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway has written songs for Barbra Streisand and Carole King and received a Tony 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! 

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A Night With Janis Joplin • Garde Arts Center • 9.20.19
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

A Night With Janis Joplin • Garde Arts Center • 9.20.19

A Night With Janis Joplin

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

A Night With Janis Joplin Music Without Borders

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed byRandy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”

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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 Amazin’ Evening of Myth & Baseball with the World Champion ’69 New York Mets • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

An Amazin’ Evening of Myth & Baseball with the World Champion ’69 New York Mets • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.21.19

An Amazin’ Evening of Myth & Baseball

with the World Champion ’69 New York Mets

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

An Amazin’ Evening of Myth & Baseball with the World Champion ’69 New York Mets Music Without Borders

Take a trip down memory lane with Mets legends Art Shamsky, Ed Kranepool & Ron Swoboda, as they commemorate the 50th Anniversary of their unlikely, astonishing 1969 miracle campaign, when the New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles to claim the World Series Championship in just their eighth season as a Major League Baseball franchise. The Mets legends will share stories from their incredible season and take questions from the audience. The 1969 New York Mets season is regarded by baseball historians & enthusiasts as ‘The Greatest Season Ever’. The previously, remarkably terrible franchise defied every prognostication (and several laws of physics) to surmount impossible odds in a historic year when Neil Armstrong also walked on the moon, & half a million music fans gathered for Woodstock, and while the War in Vietnam offered stark realities on the evening news.

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Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Garde Arts Center • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Garde Arts Center • 9.21.19

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Garde Arts Center

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Graham Nash will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash as well as from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career.   Throughout the evening,  Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator,  and This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist, Todd Caldwell. 

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.

The litany of songs that he has written has become the soundtrack of the past half-century, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

While in Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) he wrote the classics   “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs”, “Lady Of the Island,” “Teach Your Children” and “Our House”.

Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness” were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war.  Other songs from that LP include  “I Used To Be A King” and “Simple Man”.  His next album, Wild Tales(1974), addressed (among other issues) unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (“Prison Song”), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (“Oh! Camil”) and the unfairness of fame (“You’ll Never Be the Same”).

The eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), includes Nash’s “Southbound Train”  and “Immigration Man” and was followed by the duos  back-to-back albums, Wind On the Water (1975) and Whistling Down the Wire (1976).

On the CSN reunion studio LP (1977), Nash took top honors with “Just A Song Before I Go”.  On CSN’s Daylight Again (1982),  Nash penned their second (and final) Top 10 hit, “Wasted On the Way.”

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 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide. 

In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which  landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and was released in paperback in late 2014.

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. With his photography, Nash has drawn honors including the New York Institute of Technology’s Arts & Technology Medal and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and the Hollywood Film Festival’s inaugural Hollywood Visionary Cyber Award.  His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash; he curated others’ work in the volume Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash (2009). Nash’s work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. 


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Suzy Bogguss • Bull Run • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Suzy Bogguss • Bull Run • 9.21.19

Suzy Bogguss

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Suzy Bogguss Music Without Borders

Grammy Award-winning and Platinum-selling artist Suzy Bogguss is one to chase the muse wherever it may lead. She has covered Country, Swing, Jazz, Folk, Americana and Roots music with style and grace. And she has one of the finest voices to grace the stage in a very long time! Chet Atkins said that Suzy has a voice that "sparkles like crystal." But it's not only her voice that makes her a crowd favorite. It's also her huge heart, which is always present at her shows, warming the audience to anything she might try. Fans and critics alike have admired Suzy’s vocal style, musicianship, and meaningful lyrics for decades. And after years in the spotlight, she remains one of the rare artists who has managed to walk the line between critical acclaim and commercial success.

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy sold 4 millions records with sparkling radio hits like “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon”, “Letting Go” and “Drive South." Suzy’s 2015 album "Lucky" was a heartfelt homage to the songwriting of Merle Haggard. Some may recall she kicked off her career with 1989's "Somewhere Between," her debut album named after one of Haggard's early songs. With Lucky, Bogguss dove deeper into Haggard's catalog, taking care to hold on to that original vision of finding songs that resonated with her not just pulling out and recycling the hits. The result is a modern record with a classic vibe. Merle happily gave her the big thumbs and Suzy embarked on two years of non-stop touring in support of the album.

Rolling Stone magazine included her in The Top 48 Things We Saw at SXSW two consecutive years in a row. In Fall 2016 she released "Aces: Redux," to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the original release. The “redux” is a complete re-recording of her Platinum-selling album with fresh instrumentation and vocals to not only highlight the timelessness of the songs in this collection but also to highlight who she is as an artist today. The live performance - which includes her hits and choice material from her critically acclaimed albums - has been lauded by fans, critics and buyers as "a show not to miss!”

Suzy's appeal has never wavered and her fan base continues to grow with constant touring around the globe. Since 2017, Suzy has also been touring as one of three “Chicks With Hits”, a show that also features Pam Tillis and Terri Clark. She also performs yearly holiday shows in select markets with her band or trio.

"I think I learned what fans want, what really makes them happy, which is real simple. They just want people who sing to them genuinely. If you can do that, I think they're gonna give you all the love you need to keep you going." - Suzy Bogguss

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Sweet Honey In The Rock • SOPAC • 9.22.19
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Sweet Honey In The Rock • SOPAC • 9.22.19

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Sweet Honey In The Rock Music Without Borders

Sweet Honey In The Rock was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon, who was teaching a vocal workshop with the Washington, D.C. Black Repertory Company. Reagon retired from the group in 2004. The name of the group was derived from a song, based on Psalm 81:16, which tells of a land so rich that when rocks were cracked open, honey flowed from them. Johnson has said that this first song in which four women blended their voices was so powerful, that there was no question what the name of the group should be. The ensemble’s most powerful messages are proclaimed through an enormous catalog of songs addressing the world’s woes. They are currently occupied with immigration injustices, congressional greed and lack of compassion for citizens, the environmental imbalance, racial issues and women’s issues.

The sixth member of the group is a sign-language interpreter, and the deaf community is encouraged to attend these joyous performances.

Sweet Honey In The Rock has received several Grammy Award nominations, including one for their children’s album, Still the Same Me which received the Silver Award from the National Association of Parenting Publications. They won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for their version of Lead Belly’s “Grey Goose” from the compilation album Folkways: A Vision Shared.

Their vocals appeared in a number of animated counting cartoons on the long running PBS series Sesame Street, and the group was the subject of the 2005 documentary Sweet Honey In The Rock: Raise Your Voice.

The group has ventured through 20 vocalists since its creation. Embarking on a new chapter in their musical journey, Sweet Honey In The Rock now includes four core vocalists—Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard (both founding members) Nitanju Bolade Casel, and Aisha Kahlil—plus Shirley Childress (an American Sign Language Interpreter who has been performing live with the group since 1981).

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A Night With Janis Joplin • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.22.19
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

A Night With Janis Joplin • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.22.19

A Night With Janis Joplin

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

A Night With Janis Joplin Music Without Borders

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed byRandy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”

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Graham Nash • SOPAC • 9.25.19
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Graham Nash • SOPAC • 9.25.19

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Graham Nash

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Graham Nash and Band perform his classic albums Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales in their entirety as part of an exclusive series of special shows.

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 long and 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 from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “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,” “Pre-Road Downs” and “Lady Of the Island,” from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969). On CSNY’s Déjà Vu (1970), Nash’s “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” beseeched us to hold love tightly, to fend off the madness that was on its way.

Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness” were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war.  His next album, Wild Tales (1974), addressed (among other issues) unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (“Prison Song”), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (“Oh! Camil”) and the unfairness of fame (“You’ll Never Be the Same”).

On the CSN reunion studio LP (1977), Nash took top honors with “Just A Song Before I Go” (written in the space of one hour, and a Top 10 hit single).  Lightning struck once more on CSN’s Daylight Again (1982), on which Nash penned their second (and final) Top 10 hit, “Wasted On the Way,” lamenting the energy, time and love lost by the group due to years of internecine quarrels.

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.In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and was released in paperback in late 2014.


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Darlingside • Landmark on Main Street • 9.26.19
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Darlingside • Landmark on Main Street • 9.26.19

Darlingside

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Darlingside Music Without Borders

Extralife is the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band's critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside's signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as "retro." The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop", and calls Extralife "perfectly crafted."

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

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Vance Gilbert • SOPAC - Folk in the Loft • 9.26.19
Sep
26
to Sep 29

Vance Gilbert • SOPAC - Folk in the Loft • 9.26.19

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Vance Gilbert

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at SOPAC’s Folk in the Loft

Vance Gilbert Music Without Borders

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer-songwriter scene in the early ’90s when buzz started spreading in the Folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a Jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic Folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert’s stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever-consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national Folk scene, Gilbert’s approach to the acoustic singer-songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert’s compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his Jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller’s craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Award Nominated children’s album. How rounded is that?

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An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa • Emelin Theatre • 9.26.19
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa • Emelin Theatre • 9.26.19

An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Emelin Theatre

Tom Rush Music Without Borders

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.”

Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom a major influence. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

As vital and engaging as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, The Remember Song, for his generation that’s gone viral with over 7 million views.

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BETTY • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.27.19
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

BETTY • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.27.19

BETTY

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

BETTY Music Without Borders

BETTY, the activist pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer, and Amy Ziff, is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies, and energetic live shows. Their distinctive sound and inspired humor have been heard for decades on television, films, and concerts around the world, as well as in many recordings, including their most recent, tenth album, On The Rocks, now available on iTunes.

BETTY’s feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create a nonprofit on behalf of women, girls, and those marginalized by society. In 2016 The BETTY Effect began formally supporting the band’s outreach around the world.


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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National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.27.19

National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Nat Geo Live Music Without Borders

Steve Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He was a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International's Global Vision Award and won first prize in the nature story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014. Winter lectures globally on photography, big cats and conservation issues, and with his National Geographic Live program "On the Trail of Big Cats" he sells out venues sharing his stories about travelling the world to photograph cats and educating audiences on the importance of conservation. He has been interviewed on CBS Nightly News, NPR, BBC, and CNN and other media outlets. His film with Bertie Gregory, Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door, continues to run on Nat Geo WILD. Growing up in rural Indiana, Steve dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday.


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Copy of Darlingside • SOPAC • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Darlingside • SOPAC • 9.27.19

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Darlingside

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Darlingside Music Without Borders

Extralife is the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band's critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside's signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as "retro." The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop", and calls Extralife "perfectly crafted."

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

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Brian Wilson & The Zombies • Palace Theater • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson & The Zombies • Palace Theater • 9.27.19

Brian Wilson & The Zombies

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT

Brian Wilson & The Zombies Music Without Borders

Legendary songwriter and founding member of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, teams up with iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies.

Brian Wilson

Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin will be joining Brian Wilson on stage.

Legendary songwriter Brian Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.

Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist with 11 of his own albums released to-date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents…SMiLE. The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions.  With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.  The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture)for “One Kind Of Love”, which was featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

The Zombies

Iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, have returned to celebrate their long-awaited induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After receiving their 4th nomination in 5 years, the support for The Zombies’ induction among the public and their peers was undeniable — the band placed 4th in the public online poll with over 330,000 votes, while even fellow nominee John Prine called for their induction before his own in a Billboard interview. On March 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony (which will be broadcasted on HBO) took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after The Zombies’ classic “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in
America.

Never content to only look back, The Zombies are also touring in support of their latest Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger, lead by founding and current members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, alongside Steve Rodford on drums, and renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey. New member, Søren Koch, joined the band following the untimely passing of The Zombies' beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks) in early 2018.

The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits...their 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger.

The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success — the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.

Following the break-up of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (with hits including "Say You Don't Mind," "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project ) and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,” “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You”), but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies.

The explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger!

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Flor de Toloache • Landmark on Main Street • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Flor de Toloache • Landmark on Main Street • 9.27.19

Flor de Toloache

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Flor de Toloache Music Without Borders

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.

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Delbert McClinton • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Delbert McClinton • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.28.19

Delbert McClinton

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Delbert McClinton Music Without Borders

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man, Good Woman”. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories. Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Prick Of The Litter blends Delbert’s signature rhythm and blues sound with a newer jazz-influence inspired by Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole and other legendary crooners. He includes some upbeat traditional blues (“Don’t Do It”) with a romantic take on Tony Bennett’s San Francisco (“San Miguel”) while “Skip Chaser” paints a vivid picture of the perils of the profession. A highlight is the album’s closer, the gentle and hopeful “Rosy.” McClinton's road band, Self-Made Men provide a hard-driving rhythm section, powerful guitars and innovative piano, accented by punched-up horns. Delbert’s definitive vocals and distinct harmonica licks bring it all together.

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David Broza & Trio Havana • Emelin Theatre • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

David Broza & Trio Havana • Emelin Theatre • 9.28.19

David Broza & Trio Havana

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

David Broza & Trio Havana Music Without Borders

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

Raised in Israel, Spain and England, Broza has been giving his charismatic and energetic performances worldwide since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, especially a resolution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue, culture, music and tolerance. Now, with a string of multi-platinum albums—in Hebrew, English and Spanish—he continues to hone his message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. A passionate peace advocate, he has also been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Broza garnered widespread acclaim for his 2013 album East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, and recorded in its entirety in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem. The work, featuring a band of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, resulted in a beautiful, intimate documentary of the same name. Vanity Fair called the documentary “extraordinary” and added “if no one else is going to try and heal the world, he will.” East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is currently streaming on Netflix. Broza’s 2016 album, The Set List, captures his best-loved songs culled from studio recordings and live performances over the years. His latest release, Taba’at ZaHav (The Golden Ring), is a collection of 13 new songs about love and separation co-written with lyricist/poet Tzruya Lahav and sung entirely in Hebrew.

A powerful entertainer and industry innovator, David Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message, energetic performances and musical allure.

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Flor De Toloache • SOPAC • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Flor De Toloache • SOPAC • 9.28.19

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Flor De Toloache

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Flor De Toloache Music Without Borders

Latin Grammy Award winner Flor de Toloache made New York City history as the first and only all­-women mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, harp, violin and vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache performs mostly as a four-piece ensemble. Its members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the U.S. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences.

Flor de Toloache has 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 spinoff band The Arcs, as well as Cafe Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia and Natalia Lafourcade. They mesmerize audiences at festivals including the ACL Festival in Austin TX, have toured Alaska with Ozomatli and at times play with Ana Tijoux.

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Jimmie Vaughan • Bull Run • 9.30.19
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jimmie Vaughan • Bull Run • 9.30.19

Jimmie Vaughan

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Jimmie Vaughan Music Without Borders

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity – a living legend.” And when it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights out there making sure the music stays true to its powerful source. Jimmie has dedicated his life to making sure the blues stays alive and remains an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he has held close for over 50 years and he isn't about to stop now.

His new album, “Baby, Please Come Home,” is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. The songs can go up, down, sideways and even off in their own distinctive direction, but one thing is certain, each and every one of them is packed with pure feeling and striking originality. That's because while the blues is almost as old as America itself, every time a musician lends their soul to living inside these songs, something new comes out. There is a constant reinvention for musicians like Vaughan, because the blues demands it. There can be nothing less than a revelation, because that's how the music stays alive. It's almost like an alchemy exists, where instruments and voice join together to make a joyful noise. And above all else the blues, in the capable of hands of Vaughan and his musical cohorts, is a path to salvation. One that is birthed in the ability of songs to make life on earth a better place to be.

"Playing what you feel has always been my main goal," Vaughan says. Considering the Texas guitarist and singer has had the kind of career that makes him a living legacy, those are no idle words. After his worldwide success with the Fabulous Thunderbirds during the '80s, it came time to leave that band and build his own path in exploring different approaches to the blues. He did not hesitate. And what Vaughan discovered was that he could take it anywhere; there were no boundaries. "I wanted to find out what I could really do," he says, "and when I started singing it gave me a whole new side to explore. When I was young I didn't really pay much attention to categories of music. I just heard what I liked and decided to explore that. And that's really what I'm still doing."

In 1990, Jimmie had joined up with brother Stevie Ray to record "Family Style," an album that reflected their mutually deep musical roots and modern artistic sophistication. But in August, 1990, just a few weeks prior to the album’s release, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin. Jimmie was devastated and retreated from touring and recording, though he continued to play guitar every day. The success of "Family Style" further enhanced Jimmie’s reputation as a distinctive musical stylist, whose rich-toned exuberance has earned him the respect of many of the greats of contemporary music. He began showing up on albums like B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s "Riding With The King," Bob Dylan’s "Under The Red Sky," Willie Nelson’s "Milk Cow Blues," Carlos Santana’s "Havana Moon" and Don Henley’s "Inside Job." Buddy Guy once said: “He’s unbeatable when it comes to the blues. He just plays it like it’s supposed to be played.” And Stevie Ray, when people would compare his playing to that of his brother, would say there was really no contest. “I play probably 80 percent of what I can play. Jimmie plays one percent of what he knows. He can play anything.”

And yet Jimmie Vaughan remains modest when it comes to his life and work. “I’m just trying to have fun like everyone else,” he concludes. “I’ve been playing since I was 13. I play every day. I’ve never stopped. I can’t imagine that I could exist without it.”

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Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell • Landmark on Main Street • 10.3.19
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell • Landmark on Main Street • 10.3.19

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell Music Without Borders

The New Yorker calls Lucy Kaplansky, "A truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs."

Kaplansky's first solo album in 6 years, Everday Street, was released in 2018. It features instrumental support from Duke Levine (J. Geils Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter) and harmonies by Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell. About the album, Kaplansky says, "My fans have been asking me for awhile to make a record that's reflective of my live shows, stripped down, spontaneous, acoustic, with the feel of one of my concerts. The songs were recorded over four days. These are genuine performances; many were captured in one take. As a result, the sound and feel of the album is more acoustic, even bluegrassy at times, with all the intimacy of a live show. The songs on Everyday Street, co-written with my husband Richard Litvin, weave stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery."

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his latest release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. Although known primarily as songwriter, Shindell takes a more holistic view of his career. Producer, writer, singer, guitarist, interpreter: it all adds up to a life in music.

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Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi • Bull Run • 10.3.19
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi • Bull Run • 10.3.19

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Stanley Jordan Music Without Borders

World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live show called "Stanley Plays Jimi." This is a tribute show, but it's not pure imitation. Stanley builds on Jimi's legacy in a creative way, "This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrixconcert if Jimi were still playing today. By re-imagining his music and channeling his persona I try to bring that fantasy to life."

It may be surprising that Stanley Jordan would take on a project like this. After all, Stanley is already a well-known guitarist with a signature style, four Grammy nominations, a cameo in a Blake Edwards film (Blind Date) and a host of TV appearances over a long career including Jimmy Fallon,David Letterman, Jay Leno and Johnny Carson. But Stanley says, "I feel a strong connection to Jimi because he was the first guitarist I emulated as a child. Out of love for Jimi and his music I feel a strong desire to try to keep his legacy alive."

Is it surprising that a rock legend like Hendrix would get so much love from a jazz legend like Jordan? Stanley says "I actually played rock and blues before I played jazz. In fact, Jimi's constant searching for new sounds inspired me to move toward jazz in the first place." Stanley's 1985 album "Magic Touch" was #1 on Billboard's jazz chart for 51 weeks, and Stanley has shared the stage or recorded with jazz artists such as Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Billy Cobham. But in recent years Stanley has performed with many artists in the rock and jam band worlds, including the Dave Matthews Band, Umphrey's McGee, Moe. and many others. "Returning to my rock roots has been an absolute joy artistically, and with this project I'm taking that to a new level."

Stanley steps onto the stage as the embodiment of Jimi Hendrix, so there is a theatrical element to the show. But this is not a comedic caricature nor is it a theatrical play - it's a concert built upon a sincere and heartfelt effort to recreate the jaw-dropping experience of witnessing Jimi Hendrix live while at the same time bringing his legacy up to date in a believable way. Wow! Tall order to fill, no? That's why you need a world-class artist of Stanley Jordan's caliber to pull it off.

"Stanley Plays Jimi" is a new project based on an old idea. "Back in 1971 at the age of eleven I was saddened to hear of Jimi's passing. I decided to try to continue his legacy, so I took up guitar. Of course my desire was to be an original artist in my own right, but the concept of a Hendrix tribute has been in my mind pretty much from the start. Now, in the year of the 50th anniversary of Jimi's historic Woodstock performance the time feels right to bring this idea to fruition."

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ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • Bull Run • 10.4.19
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • Bull Run • 10.4.19

ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience"

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Bull Run

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 a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Their 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, die­hard 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 theChicago 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."

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The Robert Cray Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.5.19
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Robert Cray Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.5.19

The Robert Cray Band

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Robert Cray Band Music Without Borders

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. The group’s most recent recordings, Nothing But Love and In My Soul put the band back on the Billboard Charts.  Cray’s latest record, also produced by Jordan is called “Robert Cray with Hi Rhythm” and was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis with the famous Hi Rhythm section. While the present tour is with Cray’s current band (The Robert Cray Band) and NOT Hi Rhythm, Robert will perform occasionally at select special shows with Jordan and Hi Rhythm.

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Jon B • SOPAC • 10.5.19
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jon B • SOPAC • 10.5.19

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Jon B

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Jon B Music Without Borders

Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love Soul. His early influences include Duran Duran, Inxs, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Prince and Sade. Knowing the path he desired to take in life, he spent the summer after high school writing, producing and recording 40 incredible songs and began making his rounds to all major record labels.

Within a few months, he’d met Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and his wife, Tracy Edmonds, who were interested in signing Jon to their label imprint, Edmonds Record Group (formerly Yab Yum). The relationship between Jon and Edmonds Record Group immediately bore fruit. His debut album Bonafidewent platinum and he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the single, “Someone to Love.” His sophomore effort Cool Relax also went platinum and earned him multiple Billboard Music Award nominations including Top R&B Artist, Top Hot R&B Single for “They Don’t Know/ Are U Still Down,” Top Hot R&B Singles Artist and a Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Male Single. “Are U Still Down” featured the legendary Tupac Shakur collaborating with Jon in the studio, before his death in 1996.

Jon also solidified his production sound with a collaboration with Jay Z and Coko (from SWV) featured on the “Hav Plenty” sound track. His third album Pleasures U Like featured some of R&B and Hip Hop’s heavy weights, Faith Evan’s, Nas, Az and Cuban Link, as well as the successful single “Don’t Talk” which Jon wrote and produced himself. His appreciation for the music and the culture propelled his innovative ideas and ability to express himself in many genres of musical styles including R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae/Dance Hall and Jazz. Jon later went on to write and produce records for Luther Vandross (“Grown Thangs”), Toni Braxton (“In the Late of Night”) and songs for Gina Thompson, Color Me Badd, Az Yet, as well as remixing Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.”

Jon’s fourth release Stronger Everyday was another gem of an album full of amazing tracks and collaboration’s with Hip Hop legend’s like Scarface, Old Dirty Bastard and Bennie Man. In 2008 he released “Helpless Romantic” Keeping the tradition alive of the classic R&B sound. This album was more self-contained with few collaborations but featuring atmospheric, romantic songwriting. This album was Jon getting back to the basics of writing, producing and singing.  In 2013 Jon B released B-Sides Collectiondebuting #5 on iTunes Soul Album Charts. B-Sides Collection features 23 unreleased tracks from 2001-2012.

“With every album 40 to 50 songs are cut and here are some that didn’t make the cut but have remained classics I feel the fans deserve to have a glimpse into all the B-Sides that complete Jon B,” says the prolific songwriter, singer and producer.

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Almost Queen • Palace Theater • 10.11.19
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Almost Queen • Palace Theater • 10.11.19

Almost Queen

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Palace Theater

Almost Queen Music Without Borders

The most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four-piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary • SOPAC • 10.11.19
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary • SOPAC • 10.11.19

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Peter Yarrow & Noel Stookey Music Without Borders

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey along with Mary Travers founded the legendary Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The group performed for nearly 50 years, won five Grammy Awards, and produced 13 Top 40 hits. They earned eight gold and five platinum albums, all the while continuing a centuries-old tradition of people raising their voices in song for the sake of freedom and social justice.

The group reclaimed Folk’s potency as a social, cultural and political force. Their performances of such songs as “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “Puff, The Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ In The Wind” and more are forever etched into the history of American popular song.

They recorded their debut album, Peter, Paul and Mary, in 1962. It included “Lemon Tree,” “500 Miles” and the Pete Seeger hit tunes “If I Had a Hammer”  and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” It remained a main catalog-seller for decades to come, eventually selling over two million copies, earning double platinum certification in the United States alone.

They were the quintessential group of the Folk revival movement of the 1960s and joined their musical genius with songs that celebrated the common man and the virtues of freedom and activism. As the decade progressed they lent their voices and passion to liberal causes. Following Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy’s strong showing in the 1968 New Hampshire Primary, the group recorded “Eugene McCarthy For President (If You Love Your Country)” endorsing McCarthy, which was released without a record label. Yarrow eventually married the politician’s niece. Stookey wrote the classic “There is Love” for their wedding ceremony.

The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.

During breaks from Peter, Paul and Mary and following Mary Travers’s death in 2009, Peter and Noel Paul have led significant careers as solo artists. They each enjoy active performance schedules and focus on a wide range of social justice efforts. They also come together for a few concerts each year. In this special evening, the artists celebrate through song and reflection the enduring impact of their music and advocacy.

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Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On • SOPAC • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On • SOPAC • 10.12.19

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Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Laura & Linda Benanti Music Without Borders

Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who returned to Broadway last year as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of My Fair Lady. Before taking on her dream role of Eliza Doolitte, she was seen onstage in Steve Martin’s hit Broadway play Meteor Shower. Other Broadway roles include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner), Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer and Nine (starring Antonio Banderas). Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera, Eileen in Wonderful Town,and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores!  Her television credits include recurring and guest appearances YoungerThe Detour, SupergirlLaw & Order: SVUNashvilleThe Good WifeElementaryNurse JackieThe Big C, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live and as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

After a thirty-five-year retirement from performing, Linda Benanti returns to the stage co-headlining concerts with her daughter Laura Benanti. Linda left performing in 1982 to dedicate more time to motherhood. She and her husband Sal raised daughters Laura and Marielle to be active and engaged in the arts, sports, their schools, church and community.

After transitioning out of performing, Linda began teaching in Manhattan for her mentor Keith Davis, who encouraged her to open her own studio. There she worked with notable Broadway performers and aspiring singers, some of whom are well known today. Once they moved from the city, Linda opened her still flourishing voice studio in Kinnelon, NJ, where she continues to teach along with her associate teachers.

Linda’s last show was the 1981 revival of Brigadoon.  Before that, she was in the national tour of The Odyssey with Yul Brynner, which came to Broadway as the short-lived Home Sweet Homer (you can see the poster on the wall at Joe Allen’s!). Some of her favorite Off-Broadway and regional roles include The Girl in The Fantastics, Guinevere in Camelot, Marian in The Music Man, Anne in A Little Night Music, Nanette in No, No, Nanette, Maria in Call Me Madam, Mary in The Drunkard, Ella in The Bells are Ringing, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Polly in The Three Penny Opera, and Amy in Where’s Charley? During that period, she also did numerous television commercials and voice overs.  Her new favorite role is Nana to Laura’s daughter Ella Rose!

Linda is so grateful for the joy-filled gift of performing with her daughter Laura, who is brilliantly talented and an all-around incredible human being.

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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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Amy Helm • Emelin Theatre • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Amy Helm • Emelin Theatre • 10.12.19

Amy Helm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Amy Helm Music Without Borders

The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, Amy Helm began her musical career as a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and later served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band.

Her second album This Too Shall Light (2018), comprises a diverse range of influences including Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. Amy sought what she calls a “circular sound” for the album, which serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life's journeys and recoveries; they’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.

Although a profound songwriter herself, Helm and Henry jointly arranged powerful new versions of songs including Rod Stewart’s “Mandolin Wind,” Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom for the Stallion,” and the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan.” The title track in particular, written by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn), is a brilliant summation of the record’s sound and spirit — a positive and proactive manipulation of the old adage that “This too shall pass.”

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Larry Carlton • Bull Run • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Larry Carlton • Bull Run • 10.12.19

The Larry Carlton Quartet

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Larry Carlton Music Without Borders

19-time Grammy nominee, 4-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton has performed on more than 100 Gold or Platinum albums. He has played on a multitude of the best selling albums of the modern music era, like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and many, many more. His guitar solo on Steely Dan's “Kid Charlemagne” from the “Royal Scam” album was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top three guitar solos of all time. Other notable session projects include Joni Mitchell's critically acclaimed "Court and Spark" album and Donald Fagen's "Nightfly album."

Over the course of his 3-decade career, he has performed with theCrusaders and multiplatinum jazz super group Fourplay. In 2008Guitar Player Magazine awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the historic Ryman Auditorium. He was also presented the"Titan of Tone" award from Premier Guitar Magazine at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In July, August and September 2009, Carlton joined Steely Dan as guest guitarist for six dates in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Carlton reprised this role with another special guest guitarist appearance in Steely Dan's September 23, 2011 concert at New York's Beacon Theatre. In June 2010 Carlton released "Take Your Pick," an album made with Tak Matsumoto. This album won the 2011 Grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album", Carlton's 4th Grammy win.
His music credits for TV and films include Against All Odds, Who's the Boss, and the theme for Hill Street Blues.
Individual projects with Robben Ford, Keb Mo and Tak Matsumoto (largest rock star in S.E. Asia) are already completed or in their final stages of completion. Fans can be sure that Larry will continue to deliver great music that will inspire generations to come and live up to the quality that we have come to expect from him.

"It must have taken more than one lifetime of music to produce Larry Carlton, he is the sum and son of a long lineage, beyond time, and beyond rational explanations of dedication or practice, the work of his hands speaks grace and passion and timeless knowledge. Listen, learn and be profoundly moved." - Sting

"If Royal Scam is the definitive Steely Dan guitar album, then Larry Carlton is the reason why." - Walter Becker

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Jim Breuer • Garde Arts Center• 10.13.19
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Breuer • Garde Arts Center• 10.13.19

Jim Breuer: Live and Let Laugh

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM at The Garde Arts Center

Jim Breuer Music Without Borders

Not long after Jim Breuer did his first official standup gig in Clearwater, Florida, in 1989, industry folks began asking him, “What’s your point of view?” “I don’t know…” He searched for a meaningful response to a ridiculous question. “To make people laugh?” 

The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” - is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” Once folks see him live, they’re hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him “five, six, seven” times. It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting. 

Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and Norm McDonald. But don’t call him “Goat Boy” (one of his characters on SNL) or ask him to do his Joe Pesci impression. Those things are eons ago. Some even still associate him with “Half Baked,” a stoner comedy flick from around that time that starred Dave Chappelle and featured cameos by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong.

The fans who got into Breuer in the new millennium were drawn into his whirlwind journey through his Comedy Central specials such as “Hardcore” (2002) and “Let’s Clear The Air” (2009), one of the highest rated comedy specials in the network’s history – popularly known as his “coming out party” as a dad, cleaning up his act and focusing on the fun and foibles of family life. His next special "And Laughter For All" (2013), became the highest rated original comedy special on EPIX to date, earning it’s spot as a family favorite for it's relatable and multi-generational humor. His latest special "Comic Frenzy" (2015) is currently available on Amazon Prime. 

Many of Breuer’s newer fans know him from the multitude of hilarious hours he’s spent as a guest on Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show.” Howard’s hosted some of pop culture’s biggest comedy icons over the past 30 years, yet Breuer gets people telling him he’s their favorite guest ever. “Howard’s audiences know comedy,” he says. “If they come and I’m not funny, they’re not coming back.” That’s never happened and never going to. Breuer was also the host of “Fridays with Jim Breuer” Sirius XM, originally known as “Breuer Unleashed.” He currently hosts a podcast called “The Jim Breuer Podcast,” which is available on iTunes and JimBreuer.com.  

Over the years, Breuer has been something of a multi-media sensation currently appearing alongside Kevin James on “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS as well as popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League”; hosting MTV's popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20”; and being featured on “Comedy Jam,” “This Is Not Happening,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” 

Since 2015, he’s shared his dual passions for comedy and baseball (particularly his New York Mets) with thousands via his video recaps of games that he posts on Facebook. Their viral impact has been massive, with clips airing on the MLB Network and ESPN Sportscenter among others, and even inspiring Mets fans in other cities to hang with Breuer to root their team on. A die-hard metalhead, Breuer made his musical debut, Songs From The Garage in 2016. Produced by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat) the album features tracks such as "Raising Teenage Girls," the throwback anthem "Old School" and “Mr. Rock n’ Roll” with the one and only Brian Johnson of AC/DC.

All Breuer aficionados know that family is everything to him, and his mission is to share the highs and lows, find the humor in the day to day, laughing with the triumphs and tragedies and using comedy as a tool to conquer fear – as he did when posting videos of his wife going through cancer treatments the past few years. In 2008, Breuer set out for his “Breuniversity Tour” with his 85-year-old father and a film crew. The footage that was captured blended together to create “The Jim Breuer Road Journals,” which showcased what life is like on the road with a comedian and his father. Videos from that tour also sparked the making of his documentary “More Than Me,” which was shown at the 2009 Montreal Film Festival. In line with his love of family. “Comic Frenzy” focused on what Breuer’s life (and all our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.” 

“I’m a deep-rooted family guy with hardcore blue collar roots,” he says. “My father was a World War II vet and my mom lost her first husband to WWII. As a child growing up in Valley Stream, New York, I lived in low income housing, then an attic apartment, to eventually moving down the street into a home of our own, always surrounded by faith and love. My career reached a new level when I started to raise a family of my own and realized I should stick to what I know, what everyone could relate to no matter their socio-economic status. My oldest daughter just went to college and we’ve dealt these past few years with mortality issues, and I’m just there to find the funny in that. It all started with ‘Let’s Clear the Air,’ which focused on me being a new father who came from another world and who wasn’t prepared for the responsibilities at all.”

The crazy state of the world today makes Breuer’s upcoming tour all the more essential. Breuer’s set will be decidedly non-political, but he will have much to impart about the foolishness of ruining our lives over media-generated frenzies that we have no control over. “My huge focus is, listen, stop getting caught up in the hoopla the news, politics and all that jazz,” he says. “If every day you wake up and you’re watching five to six hours of it, it starts to darken your soul. If you spent even ten percent of that time on your wife, husband, child or someone else you love, your personal life would get better and you could help so many people. I’m here to say that life isn’t that horrendous. Can you still eat? Can you still watch your 60” plasma TV? Call me when you have to eat a squirrel for breakfast, okay? Do something you can control that’s good, because you can’t fight hate with more hate. Let’s concentrate on the most important things in life.”

“My job as a comic is to talk about the many great loves of my life, recognizing that yes, we are all on borrowed time but we can still enjoy life with a passion and not get caught up in all the madness,” Breuer adds. “ We’re not here for very long, and we’re all stuck here together. Everybody needs to laugh and be uplifted. We’re here to take care of others. I’m on a mission to lift you in the only way I know how.”

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Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Grunin Center • 10.13.19
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Grunin Center • 10.13.19

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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Grunin Center

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 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 constitute his remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies through This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album.

The original union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months.  Yet their songs are 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”. In addition to his solo albums, he has performed and recorded with David Crosby. Their eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), is bookended by Nash’s “Southbound Train” and “Immigration Man”.


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David Sedaris • Lebanon Opera House • 10.13.19
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

David Sedaris • Lebanon Opera House • 10.13.19

David Sedaris

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Lebanon Opera House

David Sedaris Music Without Borders

Best-selling author returns to LOH for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humorists. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition

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Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino • The F.M. Kirby Center • 10.17.19
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino • The F.M. Kirby Center • 10.17.19

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Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center

Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino Music Without Borders

A unique collaboration between two of Africa’s most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) share the stage and transport the audience on a dazzling and intimate musical journey to the Sahara desert, the original birthplace of the blues.

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Josh Rouse • Naked Soul at The Rubin • 10.18.19
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Josh Rouse • Naked Soul at The Rubin • 10.18.19

Josh Rouse

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Josh Rouse Music Without Borders

Hailed as “a talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst” by Uncut and praised for his “spare and easy sounding guitar songs” by NPR, Rouse first emerged in 1998 with his debut album, ‘Dressed Up Like Nebraska,’ which Billboard called a “dark horse gem.” Over the next two decades, he released a steady stream of critically lauded records that solidified his status as one of his generation’s most acclaimed songwriters, both in the United States and Europe, where he’s lived on and off since 2004. Never one to ignore the call of his muse, Rouse traded in his trusty acoustic guitar for a synthesizer, a move that quickly pulled him in a slew of exciting, unexpected directions as he found himself freshly inspired by the endless array of possibilities at his fingertips. The end result, ‘Love In the Modern Age,’ is an album that still bears Rouse’s distinct fingerprints, even as it pushes his limits and forges a bold new chapter more than 20 years into his celebrated career.


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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Melvin Seals & JGB • Lebanon Opera House • 10.18.19
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Melvin Seals & JGB • Lebanon Opera House • 10.18.19

Melvin Seals & JGB

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Lebanon Opera House

Melvin Seals Music Without Borders

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years, most notably as the high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organist/keyboard player in the Jerry Garcia Band.

Seals spun his B-3 magic with JGB for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer what has now become “jam band music.” From blues and funk to rock and jazz, he serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

At LOH, John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends) will be featured on lead guitar and vocals alongside John-Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s keyboard magic. The band will be joined by Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on backup vocals.

Together, they offer a joyful, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience swaying—and smiling—for hours.

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album • Garde Arts Center • 10.18.19
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album • Garde Arts Center • 10.18.19

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019

A Tribute to The Beatles White Album

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album Music Without Borders

An all-star band including Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) pays tribute to The Beatles White Album with a special 50th Anniversary show, performing their greatest hits along with songs from The Beatles' White Album! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).

Venerated as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Beatles’ ninth album "The White Album", released in November 1968, reached No. 1 on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States.  The double album's 30 tunes include such classics as “Back in the USSR”, “While My Guitar Gently Sleeps”, “Blackbird”  “Rocky Raccoon” “Julia”, “Helter Skelter,” and “Birthday.”  

Todd Rundgren catapulted into fame as “Rock's New Wunderkind.” with 1972's seminal “Something / Anything?” It was followed by such landmark LPs as “A Wizard, A True Star” and “The Hermit of Mink Hollow,” as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light, “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

Singer/ Songwriter Christopher Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in 1979. The singles “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)” peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Sailing” earned three Grammys in 1981, while “Arthur's Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981.

Micky Dolenz is best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop legends The Monkees.  Their first four albums all reached the number-one position on the charts and launched three number- one singles: “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I'm a Believer” (both with lead vocals by Micky), and “Daydream Believer.”. Micky has also released several critically acclaimed solo albums. 

Jason Scheff is the longtime tenor lead vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted super group Chicago. His songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 1980s and 1990s.

Joey Molland, is an English composer and rock guitarist best known as the guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic rock legends Badfinger, the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label. Their hits include “Without You”, “Come and Get It”  “Day After Day”. Molland is the last surviving member.  

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The Moth: True Stories Told Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.18.19
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Moth: True Stories Told Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.18.19

The Moth: True Stories Told Live!

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Moth Music Without Borders

Returning after a sold-out engagement in 2017! 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 heldin 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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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

The Moth Music Without Borders

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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Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" • Landmark on Main Street • 10.19.19
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" • Landmark on Main Street • 10.19.19

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred"

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" Music Without Borders

Italian Bred is a hilarious and heartwarming one woman theatrical comedy written by and starring Candice Guardino. It's based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace"), Mario Cantone ("Sex & the City"), Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos"), and Vic DiBitetto ("Mall Cop 2.")

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Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Troy Music Hall • 10.19.19
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Troy Music Hall • 10.19.19

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Troy Music Hall

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour Music Without Borders

This year marks Little Feat’s Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive.  Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.   

And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own.  Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet).  They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. 

The name was part of the legend.  A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell’s small feet to him “with an expletive,” said Paul Barrere.  “Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles.  Neat, huh?”

The first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune “Willin’,” and the follow-up Sailin’ Shoes added “Easy to Slip,” “Trouble,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” “Cold Cold Cold” and the title track to their repertoire.  Estrada departed, and the band signed up Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton (percussion) and Kenny Gradney (bass), and the new guys are still around. 

1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band’s ever written.  The hits kept coming: the title track from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974) and The Last Record Album (1975), which included “Rock and Roll Doctor,” “All That You Dream,” and “Oh, Atlanta” – another Southern-based winner (pretty good for a bunch of guys from L.A.!)  In 1977, Time Loves a Hero delivered the classic title song, and their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard. 

Success is hard.  It cost Feat their founder, Lowell George, who passed in 1979.  And it cost them, temporarily, their joy; shortly after, they disbanded.  In 1986, Barrere and Payne met up in a chance jam session, and found that they could still find that inspiration.  They added Bob Dylan’s guitarist Fred Tackett to the lineup and toured for quite a while, but in 2010 the big C claimed Richie Hayward.  They looked around and realized that Gabe Ford, Richie’s drum tech (and Robben’s nephew), fit right in.  And that’s the Little Feat of today:  Payne, Barrere, Tackett, Gradney, Clayton & Ford, for your listening pleasure. 

In the early part of the new millennium, Feat started their own Hot Tomato Records and began to share their rich archives with their fans, producing the double CD collections of rarities Raw Tomatos and Ripe Tomatos from both fan and band tapes.   

Join the Band, in many ways a summing up of all that preceded it, came in 2009, with re-recordings of their classic songs bringing together a vast slew of musical friends on vocals backed by Feat – Dave Matthews on “Fat Man,” Jimmy Buffett on “Champion of the World,” Emmylou Harris on “Sailin’ Shoes.”  Bill Payne said it was about locating their influences.  In some ways, it documents the way they’ve influenced the musicians who listen to them.  And it certainly documents a musical career.

Their latest work is Rooster Rag, by critical consensus their best studio album in twenty years, featuring four songs co-written by Payne and the Grateful Dead’s legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, four breakout songs by Fred Tackett, and a superb collaboration between Paul Barrere and the late Stephen Bruton,

Fifty years down the road, they’ve been up and they’ve been down and they know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.  And anything’s possible, because the end is not in sight.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra • Landmark on Main Street • 10.20.19
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Glenn Miller Orchestra • Landmark on Main Street • 10.20.19

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Music Without Borders

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra preserves the legacy of one of America's great big bands.

A successful musician and arranger for bands like Tommy Dorsey and Ray Noble, Glenn Miller struggled with his own orchestra's recordings for several years before hitting on a sound that brought him huge success. Glenn Miller discovered the magic of the reed section and nurtured his discovery until it grew into a full-fledged phenomenon. His unique take on the swing sound and careful use of instrumentation made his orchestra one of the most sought-after big bands of the 20th century.

Riding high with hits like Tuxedo Junction that attracted record-breaking crowds, Glenn Miller disbanded his orchestra in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. He had a firm belief that the power of his music could raise morale in the dark times of war, so he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous shows live and on radio.

Then tragedy struck. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, and was never seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

The 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story stirred up an interest among the public, and the popular demand to continue Glenn's legacy led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, trombonists Buddy Morrow and Jimmy Henderson, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.
Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.


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Pink Martini • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 10.24.19
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Pink Martini • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 10.24.19

Pink Martini

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Pink Martini Music Without Borders

“PINK MARTINI IS A ROLLICKING AROUND-THE-WORLD MUSICAL ADVENTURE… IF THE UNITED NATIONS HAD A HOUSE BAND IN 1962, HOPEFULLY WE’D BE THAT BAND.”
– THOMAS LAUDERDALE, BANDLEADER/PIANIST

In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, with the intention of eventually running for office. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, cleaning up the Willamette River, funding for libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes (who will be performing at the Hall), a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song – “Sympathique” (Je ne veus pas travailler)- became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je ne veux pas travailler” or “I don’t want to work”) for striking French workers.  Says Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America… the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world… composed of people of every country, every language, every religion. Except for Native Americans, all of us are immigrants from every country, of every language, of every religion.”

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 70 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Tower of Power • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.24.19
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Tower of Power • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.24.19

Tower of Power

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Tower of Power Music Without Borders

Since its formation in Oakland, California in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a crack band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band. From their first album East Bay Grease (1970) on Rock impresario Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records label (distributed by Atlantic), the interracial band became pillars and signatures of The Bay Area Music Scene that included pioneering like-minded bands such as Sly & The Family Stone, Cold Blood, Graham Central Station, The Pointer Sisters and The Sons of Champlin plus rock-oriented outfits such as Santana, Betty Davis and Journey. Along with T.O.P.’s classic recordings, the 5-piece Tower of Power Horns – known for its power packed punch and fullness with two trumpets, two tenor saxophones plus a baritone sax on the bottom – became much in demand for studio sessions and live gigs.

Among the hundreds of artists they have blessed with their presence are Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Graham Central Station, Elton John, Little Feat, Billy Preston, John Lee Hooker, Coke Escovedo, Jose Feliciano, Al Kooper, Sammy Hagar, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Jermaine Jackson, Harvey Mason, Lenny White, The Brothers Johnson, The Meters, Lee Oskar, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Bobby Caldwell, Heart, Rick James, Santana, Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis & The News, Toto, Paul Shaffer, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Spyro Gyra, Terence Trent D’Arby, Luther Vandross, Candy Dulfer, Aerosmith, Phish, John Hiatt, Neil Diamond, P.Diddy, Bill Wyman, Eiko Shuri…and TV’s The Simpsons (Sing The Blues).

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Robert Klein • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.25.19
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Robert Klein • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.25.19

Robert Klein

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Robert Klein Music Without Borders

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ. The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, John Stewart, Jay Leno and others discussing Klein’s influence on their careers, comedy as a whole, and their reverence of his comedic genius. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.” He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.” In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: “Child in His 50’s.” Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.


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Amy Helm • Bull Run • 10.27.19
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Amy Helm • Bull Run • 10.27.19

Amy Helm

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Amy Helm Music Without Borders

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. The 10 tracks of “This Too Shall Light,” released September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, are marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.

Produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry, This Too Shall Light comprises a diverse range of influences. Although a profound songwriter herself, Helm and Henry jointly arranged powerful new versions of songs including Rod Stewart’s “Mandolin Wind,” Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom for the Stallion,” and the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan.” The title track in particular, written by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn), is a brilliant summation of the record’s sound and spirit - a positive and proactive manipulation of the old adage that “This too shall pass.”

The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, Helm began her musical career as a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and later served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band. While This Too Shall Light is only Helm’s second album under her own name, it serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life's journeys and recoveries; They’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.

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Copy of Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Kirby Center • 10.27.19
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Kirby Center • 10.27.19

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Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Kirby Center

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour Music Without Borders

This year marks Little Feat’s Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive.  Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.   

And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own.  Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet).  They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. 

The name was part of the legend.  A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell’s small feet to him “with an expletive,” said Paul Barrere.  “Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles.  Neat, huh?”

The first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune “Willin’,” and the follow-up Sailin’ Shoes added “Easy to Slip,” “Trouble,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” “Cold Cold Cold” and the title track to their repertoire.  Estrada departed, and the band signed up Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton (percussion) and Kenny Gradney (bass), and the new guys are still around. 

1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band’s ever written.  The hits kept coming: the title track from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974) and The Last Record Album (1975), which included “Rock and Roll Doctor,” “All That You Dream,” and “Oh, Atlanta” – another Southern-based winner (pretty good for a bunch of guys from L.A.!)  In 1977, Time Loves a Hero delivered the classic title song, and their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard. 

Success is hard.  It cost Feat their founder, Lowell George, who passed in 1979.  And it cost them, temporarily, their joy; shortly after, they disbanded.  In 1986, Barrere and Payne met up in a chance jam session, and found that they could still find that inspiration.  They added Bob Dylan’s guitarist Fred Tackett to the lineup and toured for quite a while, but in 2010 the big C claimed Richie Hayward.  They looked around and realized that Gabe Ford, Richie’s drum tech (and Robben’s nephew), fit right in.  And that’s the Little Feat of today:  Payne, Barrere, Tackett, Gradney, Clayton & Ford, for your listening pleasure. 

In the early part of the new millennium, Feat started their own Hot Tomato Records and began to share their rich archives with their fans, producing the double CD collections of rarities Raw Tomatos and Ripe Tomatos from both fan and band tapes.   

Join the Band, in many ways a summing up of all that preceded it, came in 2009, with re-recordings of their classic songs bringing together a vast slew of musical friends on vocals backed by Feat – Dave Matthews on “Fat Man,” Jimmy Buffett on “Champion of the World,” Emmylou Harris on “Sailin’ Shoes.”  Bill Payne said it was about locating their influences.  In some ways, it documents the way they’ve influenced the musicians who listen to them.  And it certainly documents a musical career.

Their latest work is Rooster Rag, by critical consensus their best studio album in twenty years, featuring four songs co-written by Payne and the Grateful Dead’s legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, four breakout songs by Fred Tackett, and a superb collaboration between Paul Barrere and the late Stephen Bruton,

Fifty years down the road, they’ve been up and they’ve been down and they know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.  And anything’s possible, because the end is not in sight.

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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.31.19
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.31.19

The Mavericks

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.1.19

The Mavericks

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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Marc Cohn • Emelin Theatre • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Marc Cohn • Emelin Theatre • 11.1.19

Marc Cohn

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Emelin Theatre

Marc Cohn Music Without Borders

Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for. - Bonnie Raitt

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad 'Walking in Memphis,' Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy and heartbreak.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling 1991 debut album, with two more releases in the 1990s. As his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early records for Atlantic.

In 2007, Cohn recorded his most moving and critically-acclaimed record to date, Join the Parade, inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near-fatal shooting just weeks before. Cohn then released Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of reimagined classics, “The Coldest Corner in the World” (2014), the title song to the documentary Tree Man, as well as Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities, along with the bonus album Evolution of a Record (2016).

In 2017, Cohn went on the road with the legendary Michael McDonald, garnering critical acclaim across the U.S. As a songwriter, he also worked with a roster of American music greats. Cohn co-wrote a solid half of the celebrated album This is Where I Live, by soul survivor William Bell, who with Cohn’s help won his first GRAMMY at age 78. Marc revisited another corner of American music’s rich heritage with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the GRAMMY-nominated song 'Let My Mother Live,' and also worked with David Crosby on the album Lighthouse.

Moving forward, he continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.

Opening Act: Mark Erelli

Bearing witness to small details and fleeting moments is what dignifies our everyday stories, rendering the mundane profound. This principle has governed Erelli’s approach to his two decade career, including 11 solo albums, stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole and Anais Mitchell, and a pair of records he produced for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Ever since Billboard magazine heralded the “simple, atmospheric grace” of his Signature Sounds debut, Erelli’s belief in the sacredness of an examined life has driven him between the ostensible extremes of lullabies and murder ballads, western swing and protest anthems. Whether he’s holding a pen or a Telecaster, Erelli’s music welcomes even the casual listener, but those who choose to dig more deeply are richly rewarded. Perhaps that is what Folk Alley hears in Erelli’s songs, when it encourages people to “listen close; there's sure to be something in there to break your heart a split second before it leads you straight to grace.”

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Glenn Miller Orchestra • SOPAC • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Glenn Miller Orchestra • SOPAC • 11.1.19

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Glenn Miller Orchestra

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Glenn Miller Orchestra Music Without Borders

A successful musician and arranger for bands like Tommy Dorsey and Ray Noble, Glenn Miller struggled with his own orchestra’s recordings for several years before hitting on a sound that brought him huge success. Glenn Miller discovered the magic of the reed section and nurtured his discovery until it grew into a full-fledged phenomenon. His unique take on the swing sound and careful use of instrumentation made his orchestra one of the most sought-after big bands of the 20th century.

Riding high with hits like “Tuxedo Junction” that attracted record-breaking crowds, Glenn Miller disbanded his orchestra in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. He had a firm belief that the power of his music could raise morale in the dark times of war, so he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous shows live and on radio.

Then tragedy struck. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, and was never seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

The 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story stirred up an interest among the public, and the popular demand to continue Glenn’s legacy led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, trombonists Buddy Morrow and Jimmy Henderson, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.

Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.

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Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The Palace Theatre • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The Palace Theatre • 11.1.19

Marshall Tucker Band
with Special Guests The Outlaws

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Palace Theatre

Marshall Tucker Band Music Without Borders

Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment you cue them up, you inevitably find certain artists have a deeper resonance than others when it comes to providing the soundtrack that mirrors the highs and lows of your own life. The Marshall Tucker Band is one such group that continues to have a profound level of impact on successive generations of listeners who’ve been searchin’ for a rainbow and found it perfectly represented by this tried-and-true Southern institution for over five decades. 

The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over in its wake. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” to name but a few. (See, we can hear you singing along to all of them in your head right now as you read this.)

The Marshall Tucker Band will be joined by Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws. The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era.

Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.  

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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.2.19
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.2.19

The Mavericks

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Grunin Center • 11.7.19
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Grunin Center • 11.7.19

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Cowboy Junkies Music Without Borders

Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled its own path. In 1988, they proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise — and it was compelling. With their new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. An Evening with Cowboy Junkies will traverse the new album and three decades of their unique history.

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On A Winter's Night • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.7.19
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

On A Winter's Night • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.7.19

On A Winter’s Night

Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin & Cliff Eberhardt

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

On A Winter's Night Music Without Borders

Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt. These are among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered them together, along with folk and Americana artists to showcase music of the Winter Season on the now classic On a Winter’s Night CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations. These artists have released dozens of recordings and toured steadily through the decades, with fond memories of their touring days together.

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Copy of Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The F.M. Kirby Center  • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The F.M. Kirby Center • 11.8.19

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Marshall Tucker Band
with Special Guests The Outlaws

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Marshall Tucker Band Music Without Borders

Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment you cue them up, you inevitably find certain artists have a deeper resonance than others when it comes to providing the soundtrack that mirrors the highs and lows of your own life. The Marshall Tucker Band is one such group that continues to have a profound level of impact on successive generations of listeners who’ve been searchin’ for a rainbow and found it perfectly represented by this tried-and-true Southern institution for over five decades. 

The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over in its wake. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” to name but a few. (See, we can hear you singing along to all of them in your head right now as you read this.)

The Marshall Tucker Band will be joined by Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws. The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era.

Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.  

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with special guest The Adam Ezra Group • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with special guest The Adam Ezra Group • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.8.19

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

with special guest The Adam Ezra Group

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Music Without Borders

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, and though they carried over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Jukes evolved as more of a white R&B horn band in the Memphis Stax Records tradition. Organized by singer John Lyon, guitarist/songwriter Steve Van Zandt (who decamped for the E Street Band in 1975, but continued to produce, manage, and write songs for the Jukes) and Richie Rosenberg, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It’s For Real.”   In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nanoseconds, simply surviving for thirty-plus years is a rare accomplishment. But Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have not only survived, they have flourished: more than thirty albums, several Eps and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; a release named by Rolling Stone one of the “top 100 albums of the 70s and 80s.”

It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but front man Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: COMMUNITY. To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Landmark on Main Street • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Landmark on Main Street • 11.8.19

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

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

Cowboy Junkies Music Without Borders

Anyone who has been following Cowboy Junkies' three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled on its own path. From the auspicious debut of Whites Off Earth Now and the subsequent international breakthrough with The Trinity Session, to the group's Nomad Series of themed albums (2010-2012), Cowboy Junkies have never let music business trends dictate where the band was headed.

Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael's lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 25 albums. "I've known Alan longer than I've known Pete," says Michael. "We were friends before Pete was born."

Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There's an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. "It's that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table," says Michael. "Even if the world doesn't know it, we do."

Cowboy Junkies are not following anyone else's guidebook. It's advice Margo gave to her 15-year-old son, who is an aspiring musician in his own band. "He asked me, 'How do you come up with the next 'latest thing'? I told him, 'Don't try. It's your music. ... Just love what you're doing and do it your own way."

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 • Garde Arts Center • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 • Garde Arts Center • 11.8.19

The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

servlet-2.pngThe Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 Music Without Borders

When Pink Floyd released The Wall in 1979 it brought the legendary band into a different realm. The Machine presents a special 40th Anniversary performance of The Wall in its entirety as only The Machine can, plus an encore featuring fan favorites from other Floyd albums. Featuring the Interstellar Lights.

THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic.

The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970's Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980's. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Special shows include lasers by the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours. 

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and long time band mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

"They duplicate the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy, and they play for a hell of a long time."   - Matt Diehl - Rolling Stone

"These guys are great!" - Bob Ezrin - Co-Producer, Pink Floyd's The Wall

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Ryan Hamilton • Hawaii Theatre • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Hamilton • Hawaii Theatre • 11.9.19

Ryan Hamilton

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre Center

Ryan Hamilton Music Without Borders

Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original “Happy Face,” follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright.

“One of the most reliably funny regulars at the Comedy Cellar, an observational comic who often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.” – The New York Times

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd • Palace Theater • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd • Palace Theater • 11.9.19

The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Palace Theater

The Machine performs Pink Floyd Music Without Borders

The Machine performs Pink Floyd, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters, premier showcase rooms and casinos across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic.

The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970's Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980's. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Special shows include lasers by the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours.

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and longtime band mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

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Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble • SOPAC • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble • SOPAC • 11.9.19

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Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Savion Glover Music Without Borders

In his latest stage concert, the Tony Award- winning, tap-dancing phenomenon applies his unique sense of musicality and his incredible stage presence to familiar compositions all the way from exploratory classics by John Coltrane to original movements by Savion Glover. While highlighting Tap as the leading instrument, Savion & The Ideal Ensemble will bring audiences an unavoidable celebratory experience through sound and abstract instrumentation.

Savion Glover made his Broadway debut at age 11 in The Tap Dance Kid (1985) before earning his first Tony nomination at age 15 for Black and Blue (1989). He worked with George Wolfe on Jelly’s Last Jam (1992) and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996), earning him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Another Tony Award nomination followed in 2016 for Shuffle Along.

He conquered Hollywood when he appeared with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in Tap, Spike Lee’s Bamboozled and the acclaimed Academy Award-winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both choreographed by Savion Glover. 

Savion Glover has also enjoyed dancing on concert stages throughout the world with legendary Jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the Board of Directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where he also serves as its Dance Ambassador.

Dance performances at SOPAC are supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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The Zen Tricksters • Landmark on Main Street • 11.10.19
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Zen Tricksters • Landmark on Main Street • 11.10.19

The Zen Tricksters

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Zen Trickers Music Without Borders

"Before there was a jam band scene, there were The Zen Tricksters..." -- Rolling Stone's Frickes Picks by David Frickes.

The Zen Tricksters have done it all. This pioneering New York jam band melds lifetimes of music appreciation into psychedelic originality spanning the universes of jazz, the Grateful Dead, and beyond conjuring the new and inventive. The Zen Tricksters' inspired songwriting adds layers of magic to their heavy canon, and they will rock you with the power backed by 40 years of unparalleled experience.

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Zen Tricksters have four albums of original material, and one live double-disc recorded at the Rex Foundation Benefit Black-Tie Ball in 2005. Phil Lesh, so impressed by the studio-jams of their second CD, A Love Surreal, tapped two members to be part of his Phil & Friends collective.

The Zen Tricksters are: Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco, Dave Diamond, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black, and Jennifer Markard

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • Bull Run • 11.14.19
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • Bull Run • 11.14.19

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Carl Palmer Music Without Borders

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!

Carl Palmer
celebrates the music of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and ELP.

Rock legend Carl Palmer is one of the most highly regarded drummers of all time. His explosive technique, speedy hands, sheer power and indulgent, often showy tendencies place him in at the top of the drum pantheon alongside Rush's Neil Peart. Palmer will always be remembered as a founding member of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP), a band that was an exciting and daring progressive outfit consisting of a trio of young superstars: Palmer, bassist/vocalist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and keyboard wizard Keith Emerson (of the Nice). Some will remember that he has also pounded the skins in a number of outfits like The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Asia (with whom he still performs).

The Carl Palmer Band is filled out by two young, virtuoso performers: bassist Simon Fitzpatrick and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz. Bielatowicz has amazing skills, recalling the young Eddie Van Halen, while Clayton lays down a steady rhythm for him dance around. Bielatowicz’s incredible fretwork helps to create a harder, more modern edge as the band, with the veteran Palmer’s relentless drumming at the fore, offers furious takes on some of ELP’s most progressive instrumental numbers.

Hear the greatest rock instrumental hits of ELP, completely re-invented for guitar, bass & drums. Critics have called this one "One of the most exciting live shows currently on tour.

Rolling Stone declares Carl Palmer one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of all time.
Progressive Music Awards, Carl Palmer given the Virtuoso award celebrating a career spanning more than 40 years.

Arguably the greatest drummer since Buddy Rich, Palmer is as good now as he ever was." - Daniel Knighton, San Diego Concerts Examiner

"...a drummer near the height of his powers, clearly in tune with the past and the present." - Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer

"Palmer has lost none of his steam or power... His drums drive the trio's powerful playing with the same energy he brought to ELP in the 1970s." - Howard Whitman, Classic Rock Revisted

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Buddy Guy • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.14.19
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Buddy Guy • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.14.19

Buddy Guy

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Buddy Guy Music Without Borders

The Blues Legend and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy returns in support of his most recent album The Blues Is Alive and Well. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 82-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

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Tom Rush • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 11.15.19
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Rush • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 11.15.19

Tom Rush

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Tom Rush Music Without Borders

Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with countless hits and has left his stamp on generations of artists. His impact on the American music scene has been profound, as he helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s. Artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, and countless others have cited Tom as major influences.

As vital and engaging as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, The Remember Song, for his generation that’s gone viral with over 7 million views.


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. Learn More.


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National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.15.19
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.15.19

National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Nat Geo Live Music Without Borders

Mark Synnott is a pioneering big wall climber and one of the most prolific adventurers of his generation. His search for unclimbed and unexplored rock walls has taken him on nearly 30 expeditions to places like Alaska, Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, Patagonia, Guyana, Venezuela, Pakistan, Nepal, India, China, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Russia, Cameroon, Chad, Borneo, Oman and Pitcairn Island. One of the first climbers to explore Baffin Island's remote east coast, Mark has been on five trips to the island, and has pioneered four big wall first ascents on the east coast, including a grade VII on the 4700-foot north face of Polar Sun Spire -- an epic wall that required the team to spend 36 nights in portaledges. In Auyuittuq National Park, Mark completed the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Odin via a 5000' couloir. His book: "Baffin Island: Climbing, Trekking, Skiing" was published in 2007. In Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, Mark established two grade VII big wall first ascents -- The Ship of Fools on Shipton Spire and Parallel Worlds on Great Trango Tower. The latter, a 6000-foot wall topping out over 20,000 feet is one of the longest rock climbs in the world. Closer to home, Mark has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan 22 times, including several one-day ascents.


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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas • Garde Arts Center • 11.17.19

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas Music Without Borders

This holiday season, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will take the same originality, wit, and virtuosic musical performances that have garnered them over 1 billion views on YouTube to revitalize the idea of a Christmas tour itself, in their multi-city “A Very Postmodern Christmas” tour.

The tour will feature PMJ’s rotating retro collective of show stopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists as they mashup timeless holiday classics and today’s pop hits in the “vintage” styles of 20s hot jazz, doo wop, and Motown that have brought the group international acclaim. Put simply: it’s the holiday show equivalent of Bing Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy” with David Bowie.

Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Long Island-born Scott Bradlee grew up with a taste for jazz and classic standards, and he rose to a successful career playing supper clubs and night spots in New York City. By his own admission, Bradlee regarded most pop and rock tunes as unrefined, but, as he himself put it, “As a relentless devil’s advocate, I then found that by simply altering the context of such songs, I could find quite a bit of artistic merit inside of them.”

In 2009, Bradlee released a digital single, “Hello My Ragtime ’80s,” in which he grafted familiar lines from 20 pop hits of the ’80s into a medley played in traditional ragtime style. Bradlee then began experimenting with live mashups; during his weekly appearances at Robert Restaurant in the Big Apple’s Columbus Circle, he would perform numbers that interpolated elements from popular tunes both past and present, and recordings of these experiments were compiled into a digital album, Mashups by Candlelight. The performances were popular enough that Bradlee released a second Mashups by Candlelight collection, but he enjoyed his greatest popular success when he began using his ideas as the basis for a series of YouTube videos.

In 2012, Bradlee got his first taste of viral success when he released A Motown Tribute to Nickelback, in which he and a handful of musicians and vocalists reworked a handful of tunes by the Canadian hard rock act into ’60s influenced R&B arrangements. Becoming more ambitious, Bradlee began working with a rotating group of musicians dubbed Postmodern Jukebox (often featuring vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson) who tackled Bradlee’s arrangements which cast current pop songs in radically different styles, usually in live sessions filmed with a single camera in Bradlee’s home.

As Bradlee wrote on his website, “My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of Silly Putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities — just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours.”

After Postmodern Jukebox’s cover of “We Can’t Stop” racked up over four million views on YouTube, Bradlee and his crew became official internet stars, appearing on the TV chat show “Good Morning America” and being interviewed on National Public Radio.

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • SOPAC • 11.17.19
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • SOPAC • 11.17.19

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Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Music Without Borders

A drummer’s drummer, Carl Palmer anchored Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ELP megahits including “Picture’s At An Exhibition,” “Lucky Man,” “From the Beginning” and “Tarkus” helped define Progressive Rock. Now, Carl has reinvented the music of ELP with this new trio that captures all the power of its hits in hard driving instrumental performances that are winning raves globally.

“When Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy comes to your town, you’ve got to see the show…it’s a dynamo.” –Vintage Rock

The Progressive Rock boom of the late ’60s and early ’70s produced its own pantheon of superstars — Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman at the keyboards, guitarists Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson and Chris Squire on the bass all come to mind. Among the drummers in the field, Carl Palmer stands out as the best known of them all — he has peers within the genre, to be sure, including Michael Giles, and at least one rival, Bill Bruford, who transcends the field, but Palmer is easily the biggest name, principally by virtue of his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Palmer was born in England’s West Midlands in 1950, placing him among the youngest members of his generation of Rock musicians. He was an indifferent student within the context of formal education, a frequent truant who preferred to practice his drums, and he was serious enough to take lessons with a proper teacher in London. He reached his teens just as the Liverpool sound started sweeping the country; he was a fan of the Beatles, but already Palmer had musical idols far removed from anyone who had come out of the Cavern Club and other Merseyside venues, including drummer Buddy Rich, whom he came to know personally (after brazenly showing up at his hotel on one occasion when the American legend was on tour in England), Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa and other figures from jazz and the big-band swing era. He was also influenced R&B and was already a formidable player when he joined his first professional group, originally known as the King Bees but later rechristened the Craig. They were a solid R&B-based band, and on their first record, recorded when Carl was just 16 years old, revealed a prowess that might have made Keith Moon, if he’d been listening, start keeping an ear pointed in his direction.

He found a steady gig easily enough with Chris Farlowe’s backing band the Thunderbirds, playing alongside Albert Lee et al. for a couple of years and followed this with a stint in the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Out of that, and his friendship with keyboard player Vincent Crane, he co-founded Atomic Rooster. While working with Atomic Rooster, Carl realized he liked working with small groups, preferably a trio, in which he got to open up his playing and try doing some of the things that he’d long admired in the work of his idols like Buddy Rich and Art Blakey. In 1970, following his exit from Atomic Rooster, Palmer managed to cross paths with Greg Lake, a bassist/guitarist/singer who was a refugee from the first lineup of King Crimson and Keith Emerson of the Nice, who had split with his group amid a chaotic year that saw the collapse of its label, Immediate Records. In a sense, Palmer was the vertex of the triangle formed by the three personalities, a Beatles fan and a Pop/Rock listener like Lake, but also a Jazz enthusiast like Emerson. Within a year of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut in the summer of 1970, Palmer had become one of the most idolized Rock drummers in the world.

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Gaelic Storm • SOPAC • 11.22.19
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Gaelic Storm • SOPAC • 11.22.19

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Gaelic Storm

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Gaelic Storm Music Without Borders

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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Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Grunin Center • 11.22.19
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Grunin Center • 11.22.19

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Max Weinberg's Jukebox Music Without Borders

Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band—where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg announces a new touring concept for the small venue—“Max Weinberg’s Jukebox”.

A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create in real time the set list he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs– everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played!

That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.

Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling The E Street Band for 43 years, is also known to millions of fans for his 17 year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show”. And if that wasn’t enough Weinberg managed to do both gigs simultaneously from 1999-2009.

Throughout his 50 year professional career Weinberg has played with some of the biggest and most diverse names in music-—James Brown, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, BB King, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Stevie Winwood, Sheryl Crow—even Isaac Hayes performing his legendary “Shaft” with a 30 piece orchestra Max conducted on the Late Night broadcast.

In 2009 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed the halftime show at Super Bowl 43 to the largest audience ever recorded for that event—over 100,000,000 people. Weinberg also has the distinction of being the drummer on the two biggest selling rock albums in history—Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” and Meatloaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell”.

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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

Gaelic Storm Music Without Borders

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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Manhattan Comedy Night • Tarrytown Music • 11.29.19
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan Comedy Night • Tarrytown Music • 11.29.19

Manhattan Comedy Night

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Manhattan Comedy Night Music Without Borders

An annual tradition at the Music Hall! Continue the Thanksgiving weekend party with an evening of hilarious stand up featuring NYC comedy club veterans. Complete lineup will be announced shortly!

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The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.30.19
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.30.19

The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 39 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Court Tavern and Stone Pony in NJ. As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live. The Smithereens’ take no prisoners sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. With the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy with guest vocalists. Marshall Crenshaw began his recording career with the now-legendary indie single “Something’s Gonna Happen.” His growing notoriety in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. That collection established Crenshaw as one of the era’s preeminent rock ’ n’ rollers, and that was confirmed by such subsequent albums as Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, Good Evening, Life’s Too Short, Miracle of Science, #447, What’s in the Bag? and Jaggedland. Along the way, Crenshaw’s compositions have been covered by a broad array of performers, including Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and the Gin Blossoms, with whom Crenshaw co-wrote the Top 10 single “Til I Hear It From You.”

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Martha Redbone • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.6.19
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Martha Redbone • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.6.19

Martha Redbone

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Martha Redbone Music Without Borders

One of the most vital voices in American Roots music today,Martha Redbone is celebrated for the tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With the power of her gospel singing African American father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana.

Her latest album, The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and Grammy winner John McEuen, is an unexpected twist—“a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker)—featuring Martha’s magnificent voice, Blake’s immortal words, and a masterful cornucopia of roots music (folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Southeastern Native American). Redbone and her long-term collaborator, pianist Aaron Whitby, recently created Bone Hill: The Concert, a devised, interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light an important piece of American history that has never been told.


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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Mandy Patinkin in Concert - DIARIES with Adam Ben-David on piano • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Mandy Patinkin in Concert - DIARIES with Adam Ben-David on piano • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.6.19

Mandy Patinkin in Concert -DIARIES

with Adam Ben-David on piano

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Mandy Patinkin Music Without Borders

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, presents the acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 201