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Susan Werner Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | July 7th | NYC
Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

Susan Werner Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | July 7th | NYC

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Susan Werner | Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum

July 7th | 7 PM

Susan Werner at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | July 7th | 7 PM | NYC

Susan Werner at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | July 7th | 7 PM | NYC

Susan Werner composes songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s work and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her musical persona. Werner returns to the Rubin Museum after several previous sold-out concerts.

“One of the most innovative songwriters working today.” —Chicago Tribune

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

Randy Newman | Tarrytown Music Hall | July 9th | 7 PM
Jul
9
7:00 pm19:00

Randy Newman | Tarrytown Music Hall | July 9th | 7 PM

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Randy Newman at Tarrytown Music Hall

Sunday, July 9th | 7 PM

Randy Newman | July 9th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Randy Newman | July 9th | Tarrytown Music Hall

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored). The highly praised 2008 Harps and Angels was Newman’s first album of new material since 1999. The Austin Chronicle wrote “the characters are memorable, the satire sharp, the music luxurious, and the arrangements maybe the most gorgeous in all pop music.”

MARTHA REDBONE | NAKED SOUL | NYC | FRI. JULY 21
Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

MARTHA REDBONE | NAKED SOUL | NYC | FRI. JULY 21

  • The Rubin Museum

Martha Redbone at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC | July 21st

July 21 | Martha Redbone | Naked Soul | NYC

July 21 | Martha Redbone | Naked Soul | NYC

Martha Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets.

Redbone, since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator – whether in the guise of Warner Chappell-minted songwriter, behind the console guide or earnest guest voice — amongst her peers. Mentored by Ohio Players/P-Funk mentor Walter “Junie” Morrison, she and UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to knit track and artist into an indelible whole. Redbone’s latest music resonates with the influence of southeastern raisin’, echoing an earlier time/space through elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday pickin’.

It may come as a surprise that Redbone’s most recent recording, The Garden Of Love – The Songs of William Blake, was recorded in the fabled center of country music, Nashville. Yet, proudly retracing the path of her uniquely American mixed heritage back to its earliest source, she is merely taking the inevitable next step of a maverick artist who has never been chained by borders.

The album, produced by Grammy-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, drafts in a stellar supporting cast that allowed Martha to focus on vocals and deep communion with the spirits of her ancestors, composer David Amram, Seminole elder Lonnie Harrington, and studio veterans Byron House on upright bass and Mark Casstevens on guitar.

Her latest work is developing musical theater piece, Bone Hill, commissioned by Joe’s Pub and the Public Theater and NY Voices. Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of 8 actors/musicians, BONE HILL is inspired by her own family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. An epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, KY where her family have dwelled for centuries. Spanning the lives and stories of four generations of women in a Cherokee family Redbone travels back in time to her own childhood and beyond into the memories and tales of her ancestors. It is a story about the family’s connection to the land – the simplicity and sacredness of that connection and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it. The journey brings to light an important piece of American history that has remained untold.

The couple crafted Garden of Love between touring, producing albums at their Brooklyn studio, an ongoing foray into banjo mastery, activism, and the never-ending daily joys of raising a young son and the album attains the heights of an imperishable artifact, due to the acute losses of her mother, aunt and other trials amidst the writing and recording process. And so, for a concept that has gestated over five years, the album is right on time – as revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent times.

An Evening with Graham Nash at Landmark on Main Street | July 22
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Graham Nash at Landmark on Main Street | July 22

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An Evening with Graham Nash

Landmark on Main Street | 07.22.17 | 8PM

An Evening with Graham Nash at Landmark on Main Street | July 22

Legendary singer-songwriter 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 into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

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 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 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 format 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. His company Nash Editions’ original IRIS 3047 digital printer and one of its first published works—Nash’s 1969 portrait of David Crosby— is now housed in the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in recognition of his revolutionary accomplishments in the fine arts and digital printing world. 

Conor Oberst | FM Kirby Center | July 27th
Jul
27
8:00 pm20:00

Conor Oberst | FM Kirby Center | July 27th

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Conor Oberst | FM Kirby Center | Thurs. 7.27.17 | 8 PM

Conor Oberst | FM Kirby Center | Thurs. 7.27.17 | 8 PM

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will bring a full band performance featuring members of The Felice Brothers to the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two-plus decades, he has released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, as a solo artist, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

Oberst is currently touring in support of his 2016 stripped-down solo album, Ruminations, and his 2017 follow-up, SalutationsPitchfork called Ruminations “a record like none other in Oberst’s catalog, stunning for how utterly alone he sounds.”  Salutations, which was met with similar acclaim, features full-band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional tracks.

Whether he is recording or performing, and whether he’s solo or with a band, the one constant for Conor Oberst throughout the years has been music.

“I have always believed there’s salvation through music and love.  At least for me,” Oberst said.  “It’s gotten me through the worst of things.  But I want it to be that way for the people who listen to it, too.”

Oberst will bring all of that music and love to Wilkes-Barre on July 27.

Philadelphia-based, Hop Along, will support Conor Oberst as the opening act.

Conor Oberst has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide.

David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th

  • Rubin Museum
July 28th | Naked Soul | Rubin Museum | DAVID WILCOX

July 28th | Naked Soul | Rubin Museum | DAVID WILCOX

Folk singer/songwriter David Wilcox’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Now, 18 albums into a career spanning over 25 years of touring extensively around the U.S and the world, he continues to deliver joy, inspiration, and invention to his legions of fans. “David Wilcox’s ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen.” Rolling Stone

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989, he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year, largely by word of mouth.

 

Tommy Emmanuel | Landmark on Main Street | Fri. Aug 4th | 8 PM
Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

Tommy Emmanuel | Landmark on Main Street | Fri. Aug 4th | 8 PM

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Landmark on Main Street | 8.04 | 8 PM

Tommy Emmanuel with Special Guest Rich Price

Tommy Emmanuel | Friday, Aug 4th | 8 pm | Landmark on Main St.

Tommy Emmanuel | Friday, Aug 4th | 8 pm | Landmark on Main St.

Give a listen to "Old Photographs," the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel's It's Never Too Late, and you'll hear the distinctive squeak of finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his Maton Signature TE guitar. Many musicians would edit those imperfections out, but to Emmanuel, those imperfections are perfect.

A master technician, Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he's piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy) and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader's poll. 

A noted fingerstyle guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent. 

"It's all about the feeling of the music," Emmanuel says. "And it has to make me feel something. I'm still playing for myself, you know, because I figure if I please me, then I'm pretty sure I'm gonna please you. And that's not an arrogant statement, it's just quality control." 

John Doe at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC Aug 11th
Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

John Doe at Naked Soul in The Rubin Museum in NYC Aug 11th

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John Doe | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum

 Aug 11th | NYC | 7 PM

John Doe performs at Naked Soul in NYC, Aug 11th at 7 PM, in The Rubin Museum

John Doe performs at Naked Soul in NYC, Aug 11th at 7 PM, in The Rubin Museum

John Doe has worked as a roofer, an aluminium siding mechanic, a manager of poetry readings, a musician, and an actor. With Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake, he continues to tour with X, one of the last original punk rock bands standing, and as a solo artist. He has recorded ten solo records with numerous renowned singers and musicians and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions. On this tour, he will perform solo renditions of songs from his latest album, The Westerner, along with selections from his entire career.

The Robert Cray Band
Aug
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Robert Cray Band

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

The Robert Cray Band | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall Friday, Aug 11th

The Robert Cray Band | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8.11.17 | 8 PM

The Robert Cray Band | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8.11.17 | 8 PM

One of pre-eminent blues guitarists of our time….A Blues Man for the Ages…Open ears and an open mind are the essence of this singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with his name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards. And just four years ago Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Eaglemania | Sat. 8.12.17 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Aug
12
8:00 pm20:00

Eaglemania | Sat. 8.12.17 | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Eaglemania - The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute

Tarrytown Music Hall | Aug 12th | 8 PM

Eaglemania - The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute | Sat. Aug 12th | 8 PM

Eaglemania - The World's Greatest Eagles Tribute | Sat. Aug 12th | 8 PM

Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go.  Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history.  Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert.  The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.

Chris Issak | Aug 23rd | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM
Aug
23
8:00 pm20:00

Chris Issak | Aug 23rd | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM

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Chris Issak | Tarrytown Music Hall

WED 8.23 | 8 PM

Chris Issak | 8.23 | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

Chris Issak | 8.23 | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY

Chris Isaak has a reputation as a supreme showman and superb musician. With a haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits, Isaak performs music his critically acclaimed new album, First Comes The Night, as well as from amonghits such as “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.” And for First Comes The Night -- Isaak’s stunning first album of new material in six years -- this gifted singer-songwriter and bandleader is bringing us a bumper crop of strong and intriguing songs from which to choose. “There was no mission for this album other than to follow the songs,” Chris Isaak explains, and in terms of songwriting, the floodgates really opened this time. “My last release was Beyond The Sun -- my tribute to Sun Records with a lot of covers -- so this time around I had a lot of new material that I was thrilled to record. My manager always tells me, `We need more songs.’ This time, even she realized she’s creating a songwriting monster, and had to beg me to stop.

Martha Wainwright | Fri. Aug 25th | 8 PM
Aug
25
8:00 pm20:00

Martha Wainwright | Fri. Aug 25th | 8 PM

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Martha Wainwright | The Naked Soul

at The Rubin Museum

Fri, Aug 25th | 8 PM | NYC

Martha Wainwright | Naked Soul | 8.25 | 8 PM

Martha Wainwright | Naked Soul | 8.25 | 8 PM

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music.

Martha was born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. She is Rufus Wainwright’s sister, and they often collaborate in shows and on records. Martha is also half-sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche, and they recently made a record together, Songs in the Dark, to much acclaim including a JUNO nomination. Martha performs her music around the world to sold-out audiences on several continents. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s Aviator, and more recently, in the HBO special Olive Kitteridge alongside Frances McDormand. Currently Martha is finishing up a book titled Stories I Might Regret Telling You, which like her songs, is a window into her life without artifice, pretension, or fakery.

Los Lobos with Steve Earl & the Dukes | Sept 13th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Sep
13
7:30 pm19:30

Los Lobos with Steve Earl & the Dukes | Sept 13th | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Los Lobos with Steve Earle & the Dukes

Wed. Sept 13th | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM

Los Lobos with Steve Earle & The Dukes | 9.13.17 | 7:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Los Lobos with Steve Earle & The Dukes | 9.13.17 | 7:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

An incredible evening of Americana and Rock n’ Roll! Since 1974, East L.A.'s Los Lobos have been moving back and forth between their Chicano roots and their love of American rock & roll, knocking down imposing boundaries to formulate music that is distinctly a thing unto itself. Initially gaining fame as part of the early-Eighties roots-rock revival, they didn't so much strip music down as mix it up, playing norteño, blues, country, Tex-Mex, ballads, folk, and rock. The group -- who enjoyed calling themselves "just another band from East L.A." -- have been guests on albums by Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, and Paul Simon, and their music has been featured in films such as La Bamba and Desperado. While often cited as one of the great bands of Latino Rock, Los Lobos' eclectic sound in fact defined them as a vital example of America's cultural melting pot. This cross-cultural appeal has sold millions of records and garnered Los Lobos their share of Grammy Awards. Steve Earle has turned many musical corners during his illustrious career. He has been equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker and even a bluegrass practitioner. This definitive Americana artist has won three Grammy Awards, for 2005’s The Revolution Starts Now, 2008’s Washington Square Serenade and 2010’s Townes.  Earle has collaborated on recordings with such superb talents as Sheryl Crow, The Indigo Girls, The Pogues, Lucinda Williams Shawn Colvin, Patti Smith, Chris Hillman, The Fairfield Four and The Del McCoury Band. His songs have been used in more than fifty films and have been recorded by such legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Baez, Carl Perkins, Vince Gill and Waylon Jennings (who recorded Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand” twice). 

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Sept 19th | 6 PM
Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Sept 19th | 6 PM

  • Garde Arts Center

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Garde Arts Center | Tues 9.19 | 6 PM

PJ Masks Live at Garde Arts Center | 9.19.17 | 6 PM

PJ Masks Live at Garde Arts Center | 9.19.17 | 6 PM

An Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents production of a  brand-new, fully immersive musical production based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior will be launched at the Garde where the company will be spending a week rehearsing and finalizing the show for the national tour. 

 

The hit TV series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

 

In this brand new stage version, the heroic trio of Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko try to save the day from the Baddies – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. 

 

‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ features world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

 

 

Rodriquez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21st | 8PM
Sep
21
8:00 pm20:00

Rodriquez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21st | 8PM

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

RODRIGUEZ at Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.21.17 | 8PM

Rodriguez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter who was the subject of the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand and he toured the area finding limited success as an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide.Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the film and the music. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide.Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the film and the music. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

Matthew Sweet | Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.22 | 8 PM
Sep
22
8:00 pm20:00

Matthew Sweet | Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.22 | 8 PM

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Matthew Sweet at Tarrytown Music Hall

Sept 22nd | 8 PM

Matthew Sweet | Sept 22nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Matthew Sweet | Sept 22nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Matthew Sweet tours in support of his new album Forever Tomorrow, which will be released on June 16th. He emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival. Like his British counterparts Teenage Fanclub, Sweet adhered to traditional songcraft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy post-punk guitar and flourishes of country-rock, resulting in an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Recorded with guitarists Richard Lloyd and Robert Quine, Sweet's third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit over the course of 1992, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. For the next five years, as alternative rock was the dominant commercial force in rock & roll, Sweet became a very popular concert attraction and solidified his reputation as the premiere alternative pop singer/songwriter. His next two records, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) were both critically acclaimed and successful albums, reaching platinum status and making many year-end best-of lists. 

Matthew Sweet | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Sept 23rd
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Matthew Sweet | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Sept 23rd

  • Landmark on Main Street

MATTHEW SWEET | SAT. 9.23 | 8 PM

Matthew Sweet | 9.23 | Landmark on Main Street

Matthew Sweet | 9.23 | Landmark on Main Street

Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival, with a sound that was an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Sweet's third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. His next two records, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) also reached platinum status.

Sweet wrote and recorded (and sang and performed guitar on) a Journey parody song for an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer forms an ill-fated garage band. Known for his knowledge and extensive collection of Margaret Keane paintings, Sweet was hired as a consultant on the 2014 Tim Burton film Big Eyes. Many of the Margaret Keane paintings in the film are from Matthew's collection.

Sweet recently completed his new album Forever Tomorrow, recorded at his new studio - Black Squirrel Submarine - in Omaha where he now lives. The record will be released on CD & vinyl on June 16, 2017 on Sweet's label - Honeycomb Hideout - with label support and distribution provided by Sony/ RED Distribution, LLC.

Matthew Sweet | Sept 24th | SOPAC
Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

Matthew Sweet | Sept 24th | SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Matthew Sweet Live at SOPAC | Sept 24th | 7:30 PM

Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 9.24.27

Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 9.24.27

Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American Power Pop revival. Like his British counterparts Teenage Fanclub, Sweet adhered to traditional songcraft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy Post-Punk guitar and flourishes of Country-Rock, resulting in an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Recorded with guitarists Richard Lloyd and Robert Quine, Sweet’s third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. 

Shopkins Live!  2 Performances | Sept 26th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Sep
26
3:30 pm15:30

Shopkins Live! 2 Performances | Sept 26th | Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! | 2 Performances, Tues. Sept 26th

3:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Shopkins Live! | 9.26 | 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! | 9.26 | 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, RainbowKate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap!  But wait!! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help –the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical you don’t want to miss!

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop
Oct
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

The Singles Tour - The Psychedelic Furs with special guest Bash & Pop

Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 6th | 8 th

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop | Oct 6th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop | Oct 6th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Psychedelic Furs return to rock the Music Hall!...If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles.  With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love", the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium.  The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums). Anything Could Happen is the 2nd album by Bash & Pop, a very welcome and loooong-awaited follow-up to 1992’s Friday Night Is Killing Me. The helmsman of the group is one Thomas Eugene Stinson, better known as Tommy of The Replacements - the seminal band of which he was a co-founder, bassist, and spark plug. Now, coming off a fruitful 18-year stretch playing bass with stadium rockers Guns N’ Roses (“It was good for me on so many levels”) and a hugely successful 33-show Replacements reunion romp, Tommy is clearly jazzed to be doing his own thing again.

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams come to The Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th
Oct
7
8:00 pm20:00

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams come to The Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 PM

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 PM

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 PM

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons and in 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.

For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Thurs. Oct 12th | 8 PM
Oct
12
8:00 pm20:00

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Thurs. Oct 12th | 8 PM

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Tarrytown Music Hall

8 PM |Oct. 12th

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins together again | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 12th

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins together again | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 12th

The two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, due out Summer of 2017, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build. 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.

Martin Sexton | Fri. Oct 13th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
13
8:00 pm20:00

Martin Sexton | Fri. Oct 13th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Martin Sexton | October 13th | 8 pm

Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.13.17 | 8 PM | MARTIN SEXTON

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.13.17 | 8 PM | MARTIN SEXTON

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, was recorded on an old 8-track in a friend’s attic. He managed to sell 20,000 copies out of his guitar case. Happily and fiercely independent, Martin Sexton launched his own label, KTR, in 2002. Since then he has infiltrated many musical worlds, performing at concerts ranging from pop (collaborating with John Mayer) to the Jam scene to classic rock (collaborating with Peter Frampton); from the Newport Folk Fest to Bonnaroo to New Orleans Jazz Fest to a performance at Carnegie Hall. Regardless of his reputation as a musician’s musician, Sexton can’t keep Hollywood away. His songs can be heard in many feature films and television including NBC’s Scrubs, Parenthood and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood. Stage, film and television aside, when Sexton isn’t touring he often mixes entertainment with his sense of social responsibility, performing at benefits for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Japan earthquake/tsunami relief (The John Lennon Tribute), and Hurricane Irene relief efforts in Vermont, to name some.

Martin Sexton Trio
Oct
14
8:00 pm20:00

Martin Sexton Trio

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Martin Sexton Trio | Oct 14th | 8 PM |

Landmark on Main Street

Martin Sexton Trio | 10.14.17 | 8pm | Landmark on Main Street

Martin Sexton Trio | 10.14.17 | 8pm | Landmark on Main Street

Critically acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musicianʼs musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues. His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth and have earned him a devoted following among fans, peers and critics alike. "The real thing, people." - Billboard

In 2017 Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release, Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim.

"Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice." - Rolling Stone

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early '90s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as "Scrubs," "Parenthood," and "Masters of Sex" as well as numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

Air Supply | Oct 15th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

Air Supply | Oct 15th | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Air Supply | Sun., October 15th | 7 PM

Air Supply at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sunday 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Air Supply at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sunday 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Australian soft rock duo with British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock are known for their heavily orchestrated sweet ballads. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows' performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style. They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans but did not break the U.S. market. Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including "Lost in Love" which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York. Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

Michael McDonald w Marc Cohn | Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

Michael McDonald w Marc Cohn | Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM

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Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn       Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center

Garde Arts Center | Sunday, Oct 15th | Michael McDonald with Marc Cohn

Garde Arts Center | Sunday, Oct 15th | Michael McDonald with Marc Cohn

Distinctive and soulful, Michael McDonald’s voice is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop – an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving. On the heels of 2008’s acclaimed crossover album Soul Speak (which hit three different charts simultaneously) and multiple appearances on PBS’s Soundstage, McDonald continues to tour the world, from Europe to Asia to Australia.

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. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade." Last year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, Marc proudly released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities and the bonus album, Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut and the Grammy Award that followed.

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street | Oct 18th
Oct
18
8:00 pm20:00

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street | Oct 18th

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Colin Hay | Wednesday, October 18th

Landmark on Main Street

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street

While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

 

Colin Hay | SOPAC | Thursday October 19th | 8 PM
Oct
19
8:00 pm20:00

Colin Hay | SOPAC | Thursday October 19th | 8 PM

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Colin Hay | SOPAC | Oct 19th | 8 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Oct 19th 2017 | Colin Hay

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Oct 19th 2017 | Colin Hay

While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

 

Billy Collins at South Orange Performing Arts Center - October 20th
Oct
20
8:00 pm20:00

Billy Collins at South Orange Performing Arts Center - October 20th

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Billy Collins | SOPAC | Oct 20th | 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon.  No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.”  His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups.  The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight. 

Billy Collins has published ten collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, Ballistics, Horoscopes for the Dead and Picnic, Lightning. A collection of his haiku, She Was Just Seventeen, was published by Modern Haiku Press in fall 2006. He has also published two chapbooks, Video Poems and Pokerface. In addition, he has edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry: Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, was the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2006, and edited Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, illustrated by David Allen Sibley (November 2009). His book, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems 2003 – 2013, was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book of poetry is titled The Rain in Portugal and is a New York Times bestseller.

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

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

Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
21
8:00 pm20:00

Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 21ST

Rusted Root | Oct 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM | With Donna the Buffalo

Rusted Root | Oct 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM | With Donna the Buffalo

Join us for a rhythmically charged evening of roots rock with Rusted Root and Donna the Buffalo. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root who’s hits include “Send Me on My Way” and “Ecstasy”, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. .” The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour and countless others. One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989.  Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.

Colin Hay | Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Colin Hay | Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Colin Hay | 7PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Sun., October 22nd, 2017

Colin Hay | 10.22.17 | Tarrytown

While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

 

ZZ Top | Sunday, Oct. 29th | Santander Performing Arts Center
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

ZZ Top | Sunday, Oct. 29th | Santander Performing Arts Center

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ZZ Top | Santander Performing Arts Center

10.29 | 7:30 PM

ZZ Top - The Tonnage Tour | Santander PAC | Oct 29th

ZZ Top - The Tonnage Tour | Santander PAC | Oct 29th

ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.  “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”  With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.

Laura Benanti | SOPAC | Fri Nov 3rd | 8PM
Nov
3
8:00 pm20:00

Laura Benanti | SOPAC | Fri Nov 3rd | 8PM

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Laura Benanti at SOPAC | Fri 11.03 | 8 PM

Laura Benanti | SOPAC | 11.3

Laura Benanti | SOPAC | 11.3

Tony Award-winner LAURA BENANTI just completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award nominations for this role. 

Laura can now be seen touring the country in her latest solo show, Tales from Soprano Isle. The show will feature songs from Laura’s career, including She Loves Me, along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on/off the stage and screen.

On television, she can be seen playing the role of Alura Zor-El in the CW action drama "Supergirl".

In addition to television work and her critically acclaimed performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC's The Sound of Music LIVE, Ms. Benanti is a highly celebrated, five-time Tony Award-nominated stage actress who took Broadway by storm at the age of 18.

She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl'sIn the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer, Nine starring Antonio Banderas, her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! Ms. Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain.

Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater's production of Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy and most recently her portrayal of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! Ms. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, Feinstein's/54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a "supremely confident" performer whose "bright, full soprano, with its semioperatic heft, can go almost anywhere." In September 2013, she released her debut album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below" on Broadway Records to ecstatic reviews.

Laura currently performs her concerts in venues around the country and even recently performed for the President and First Lady of the United States at both the Fords Gala and the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC.

In 2014, she joined the cast of ABC's hit series "Nashville" guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone. Laura also appeared in recurring roles on CBS's "The Good Wife" and HBO's "Nurse Jackie."

Laura's past television credits include a starring role in the NBC series "The Playboy Club" and "Go On" opposite Matthew Perry. She also starred in the F/X original series "Starved". Ms. Benanti recurred on"Law and Order: SVU," "Royal Pains," and "Eli Stone." and had appearances on "The Big C" and "Elementary".

The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James Maddock
Nov
10
8:00 pm20:00

The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James Maddock

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The Willie Nile Band with James Maddock at SOPACNov 10th | 8PM

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

Willie Nile has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.”

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clah.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE Rock ‘N Roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In November 2014 Willie Nile released a new album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. Uncut called him “the unofficial poet laureate of New York City.”  

The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way.

Since 1999, James Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, honeyed rasp, and distinct Folk and Americana aesthetic have garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and tastemaking outlets like NPR, American SongwriterRelix Magazine, and CMT Edge. His consistency as a recording artist and a captivating live performer have attracted a devoted fanbase engaged and generous enough to fan fund the last two entries in his six-album oeuvre. He’s performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and has built a respected international profile through tireless touring from the Northeast US to Europe to Australia

Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Performing together and solo,

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman bring you the

C.G.P & Dawg Tour

C.G.P. & DAWG TOUR | Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman | 11.14.17 | SOPAC

C.G.P. & DAWG TOUR | Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman | 11.14.17 | SOPAC

Together, Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills. Throughout each concert on this special tour, they will perform together and solo, with your favorite tunes and some new sounds. Get ready for a night to reminisce about for years to come. 

Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (C.G.P), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy). A noted finger style guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords, and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel never plays the same show twice, and he improvises large segments of every show. 

For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres, and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms of Jazz and Bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | SOPAC | Nov 28th
Nov
28
7:30 pm19:30

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | SOPAC | Nov 28th

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams

Tues. Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tuesday | Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tuesday | Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons and in 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.

For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.

 

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Dec 1st | Tarrytown Music Hall
Dec
1
8:00 pm20:00

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Dec 1st | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams

Tarrytown Music Hall | Dec 1st

Tarrytown Music Hall - Fri., Dec 1, 2017 - 8 PM

Tarrytown Music Hall - Fri., Dec 1, 2017 - 8 PM

Garrison Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974, through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking).

For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format. As live performers, they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters, Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able, to sum up, a life in a few details with moving completeness.”

Sweet Honey in The Rock : Celebrating the Holidays | Dec 2nd | SOPAC
Dec
2
8:00 pm20:00

Sweet Honey in The Rock : Celebrating the Holidays | Dec 2nd | SOPAC

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Sweet Honey in the Rock : Celebrating the HolidaysSOPAC | 8PM

Celebrating the Holidays | Sweet Honey in the Rock | Dec 2 | SOPAC

Celebrating the Holidays | Sweet Honey in the Rock | Dec 2 | SOPAC

Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated), globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists for more than four decades.  

Sweet Honey In The Rock has stayed true to their mission to; educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Earlier this year they released their first album principally comprised of original songs, #LoveInEvolution, which was critically-acclaimed and featured their collective voices and prowess as stunning vocalists and compelling songwriters. Touching on the culturally complex relevance of our times — social justice, human and civil rights — the album also integrated many of the complex sounds of African American musical genres such as; Bues, spirituals, traditional Gospel hymns, Rap, Reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and Jazz improvisation which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s core and patented style. They continue to stretch their artistic boundaries as live performers to produce a sound filled with their soulful four-part harmonies and intricate rhythms, which is accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass (acoustic upright and electric).

Sweet Honey In the Rock (appearing above, left to right)
Nitanju Bolade Casel
Louis Robinson
Aisha Kahlil
Carol Maillard


Aimee Mann | June 24th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

Aimee Mann | June 24th | Tarrytown Music Hall

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Aimee Mann Live at Tarrytown Music Hall

June 24th | 8 PM

Aimee Mann | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM

Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness, her first album in five years, will be released on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records. The record follows 2012’s Charmer, which Rolling Stone proclaimed “shows off the more pop-oriented side to her usual acoustic tendencies.” With this follow-up, she returns to a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach, as heard in the album’s lead single, “Goose Snow Cone” . Listen/share the track here: aimeemann.com.

Special Guest: Jonathan Coulton

Special Guest: Jonathan Coulton

 

Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players include Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.

On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the song score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.

In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the name The Both. Other extracurricular activities since Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.

Blackberry Smoke | Like an Arrow Tour | FM Kirby Center | June 23rd
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Blackberry Smoke | Like an Arrow Tour | FM Kirby Center | June 23rd

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Blackberry Smoke - Like an Arrow Tour

June 23rd | 8 PM

Like an Arrow Tour | FM Kirby Center | June 23 rd | 8 PM

Like an Arrow Tour | FM Kirby Center | June 23 rd | 8 PM

Southern rock quintet, Blackberry Smoke has never been a band that stands still. Whether pursuing the dream by logging hundreds of thousands of miles on America’s highways and abroad or relentlessly exploring the many facets of its most unique art form, the Atlanta-based outfit is always on the move.

The songs on band’s sixth album, Like an Arrow, show just how far this authentic American rock band has come as the accomplished group of musicians tackles a diverse set of new ideas, sounds and territories, long after most bands with half the success might have settled into a well-worn groove.

Like An Arrow has been well received by fans and critics alike, landing at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Country and Americana/Folk charts.

No strangers to the road, Blackberry Smoke have headlined tours across the United States, while also supporting artists such as Gov’t Mule, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan at Landmark on Main Street
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan at Landmark on Main Street

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Joan Osborn Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

06.23 | 8 PM | Landmark on Main Street

SOLD OUT

Joan Osborn Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan at Landmark on Main Street | June 23

Joan Osborn Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan at Landmark on Main Street | June 23

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

Counting such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively in various configurations -- with her own band, as Joan Osborne's Soul Revue, and as an acoustic duo and trio. In 2003, Osborne joined forces with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and frequent guest appearances, Osborne currently also tours as a member of the rock/soul super group Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician’s shared love of R&B and soul. The band’s self- titled debut album arrived in 2014.     

Osborne has showcased her far-ranging talent during three residencies in 2016 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan; the Blue Note in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Cafe Carlyle at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City. The latter, titled Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan, received critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times ("At every point in the evening, you had a sense of Ms. Osborne as an artist who knew exactly what she was doing") and the Huffington Post ("Her set was magic...the evening was a rediscovery of familiar Dylan, re- mined for new riches...hearing Osborne singing and dancing the Dylan greats was further testament to their versatility, beauty, and his genius"). Osborne felt this would be a great chance to work out an idea she had of doing a "Songbook Series" of albums -- the way Ella Fitzgerald did in recording the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others -- but with the songs of more recent writers. Dylan was an obvious choice.


Osborne is widely known for her live performances in the GRAMMY Award- winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. She has produced two albums for Americana stalwarts the Holmes Brothers, and co-produced her last two critically acclaimed solo records, Love And Hate, and Bring It On Home, with talented producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli. Bring It On Home, which found Osborne tackling vintage songs by Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Al Green, Ike and Tina Turner, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others, and treating them with respect while giving them some interesting twists in tempo, key and feeling, garnered a Best Blues Album nomination at the 2013 GRAMMY Awards.      

 Osborne continues to enjoy a long and storied career that was jump-started with the great success of her major-label debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, and produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, "One of Us.” The song occupied the number one spot on the U.S. singles chart for two weeks, Relish eventually racked up sales of over three million copies, and Osborne found a large and appreciative audience, particularly during touring as part of Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour.

Although the Kentucky native grew up with a passion for music, when she arrived in New York City in the late 1980s, it was to attend New York University's prestigious film school. But she couldn't resist the pull of the city's live music scene for long, and soon she was performing her own songs in downtown rock clubs and emerging as a popular presence in a vibrant scene of rootsy new acts that included such then-unknowns as Jeff Buckley, Chris Whitley, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. In 1992, Osborne launched her own indie label, Womanly Hips, and released the live Soul Show: Live at Delta 88 and the studio EP Blue Million Miles. Becoming a regional success led her to the signing of a major label deal and the success of Relish. But Osborne quickly made it clear that she was more interested in musical integrity and creative longevity than transient pop success, and she made that point repeatedly with such subsequent albums as 2000's Righteous Love, 2002's How Sweet It Is, 2005’s Christmas Means Love,

"I'm getting better at what I do," Osborne observes. "I can look at the songs on Love and Hate and realize that it's better than I could have done 15 or 20 years ago. I have an audience that I've built up over time, and I feel like they're with me. And because of that, I don't feel any pressure to fit myself into anyone else's idea of what I should be doing. So I feel like I can write my own rules at this point. That can be scary, but it's also liberating, and it's an exciting place to be."

The Smithereens & Willie Nile Band | Tarrytown Music Hall | June 23rd
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

The Smithereens & Willie Nile Band | Tarrytown Music Hall | June 23rd

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The Smithereens & Willie Nile Band | June 23rd | 8 PM

The Smithereens

The Smithereens

A great night of rock n'roll! Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens gained popularity with “11” the album the spawned the hits  “A Girl Like You”, “Blood and Roses” & “Blue Period”.   “2011”, their first album of new material in 12 years. Produced by Don Dixon (who helmed “Especially For You”, the group’s breakout debut), features 13 new tracks and finds the seminal New Jersey rockers picking up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars.

Willie Nile

Willie Nile

 The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile "One of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clah.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “A platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today. Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.  In November 2014 he released a new album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. Uncut called him “the unofficial poet laureate of New York City.”   Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.”

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton | Landmark on Main Street | June 20th
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton | Landmark on Main Street | June 20th

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Aimee Mann | Landmark on Main Street | Tues. 06.20.177:30 PM | with Jonathan Coulton

Aimee Mann at Landmark on Main Street | June 20th | 7:30 PM

Aimee Mann at Landmark on Main Street | June 20th | 7:30 PM

Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness, her first album in five years, will be released on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records. The record follows 2012’s Charmer, which Rolling Stone proclaimed “shows off the more pop-oriented side to her usual acoustic tendencies.” With this follow-up, she returns to a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach, as heard in the album’s lead single, “Goose Snow Cone” . Listen/share the track here: aimeemann.com.

Jonathan Coulton plays with Aimee Mann | June 20th | Landmark on Main Street

Jonathan Coulton plays with Aimee Mann | June 20th | Landmark on Main Street

Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players include Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.

On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the song score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.

In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the name The Both. Other extracurricular activities since Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton | SOPAC | June 19th | 7:30 PM
Jun
19
7:30 pm19:30

Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton | SOPAC | June 19th | 7:30 PM

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Aimee Mann at South Orange Performing Arts Center with Jonathan Coulton June 19th

Aimee Mann | SOPAC | June 19th 2017

Aimee Mann’s Mental Illness, her first album in five years, will be released on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records. The record follows 2012’s Charmer, which Rolling Stone proclaimed “shows off the more pop-oriented side to her usual acoustic tendencies.” With this follow-up, she returns to a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach, as heard in the album’s lead single, “Goose Snow Cone". Listen/share the track here: aimeemann.com.

Jonathan Coultor

Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players include Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, John Roderick as a co-writer and Ted Leo (who recently joined her in a joint side project, The Both) as a background singer.

On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the song score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.

In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the name The Both. Other extracurricular activities since Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.

An Evening with Toto | FM Kirby Center | June 18th | 7:30 PM
Jun
18
7:30 pm19:30

An Evening with Toto | FM Kirby Center | June 18th | 7:30 PM

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An Evening with TOTO | FM Kirby Center | June 18th

TOTO | FM Kirby Center | June 18th | 7:30 PM

TOTO | FM Kirby Center | June 18th | 7:30 PM

Last summer, Toto embarked their first U.S. headline run in over a decade. Their shows on this tour will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog in performances that will stage two hours of music. 

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams will be joined by Lenny Castro (percussion), Shannon Forest (drums), Shem von Schroeck (bass), Warren Ham (saxophone, vocals).   Guitarist Steve Lukather shares, “We had such a great time last summer that we wanted to regroup and hit some cities we didn’t get to last time.  Always a thrill to bring our full show around the country.”

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations and were inducted in to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in 2009.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.

In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV. The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates brought to life.  It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK. 

In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well. With the band’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, TOTO has major plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career. 

Happy Together Tour 2017 - June 18th - Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Happy Together Tour 2017 - June 18th - Tarrytown Music Hall

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Happy Together TourSunday 6/18 Tarrytown Music Hall 7PM

Happy Together TourSunday 6/18 Tarrytown Music Hall 7PM

Happy Together TourSunday 6/18 Tarrytown Music Hall 7PM

The annual summer tour returns to Tarrytown starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie - The Turtles have sold more than 40 million records internationally and their hits include “Happy Together,” “Elenore,” and “It Ain’t Me Babe.” Chuck Negron - Formerly of Three Dog Night, “Joy to the World,” “Shambala,” and “Easy to be Hard.” The Cowsills - This family singing group was the inspiration for The Partridge Family and are known for hits such as “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” “Hair,” and “Love American Style.” The Box Tops – “The Letter,” Cry Like A Baby and “Soul Deep.” The Archies featuring Ron Dante – “Sugar, Sugar” and “Bang-Shang-A-Lang.” The Association – “Windy,” “Cherish,” and “Never My Love.”

Louie Anderson | June 17th | South Orange Performing Arts Center
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Louie Anderson | June 17th | South Orange Performing Arts Center

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Louie Anderson | SOPAC

JUNE 17th | 8PM

Louie Anderson Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 06.17.17 | 8 PM

Louie Anderson Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 06.17.17 | 8 PM

Three-time Emmy Award winning comedian Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time” Louie’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country performing to standing room only crowds worldwide.

In 2016, Louie Anderson was cast to costar along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX series, Baskets. Anderson’s extraordinary new role is Christine Baskets, matriarch of the Baskets family. The character is based on both his mother and his five sisters, who were a major presence in his life. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter.

Louie made his national television debut with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comic Relief, Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest-starred in sitcoms like Grace Under Fire and dramas like Touched by an Angel and Chicago Hope, and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like Coming to America, opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic Ferris Buellers Day Off.

In 1995 he launched the long-running Saturday morning animated series Life with Louie which won two Emmy Awards and three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children’s’ animated series. In 2013, he took a dive on the ABC reality series, Splash where he conquered his own fears while becoming an inspiration of hope. His standup special, Big Baby Boomer premiered on CMT in 2013 and in the same year he also competed in the ABC reality competition show, Splash.

Louie Anderson at Landmark on Main Street | June 16th | 8PM
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Louie Anderson at Landmark on Main Street | June 16th | 8PM

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Louie Anderson at Landmark on Main Street

June 16th | 8PM

Louie Anderson

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

In 2016 Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson plays the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based the character on his mother and his five sisters who were all a major presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in 2016. “I’m not as nice in the character as my mom was as a person. It really is an extension of my mom, Anderson says, adding that he always aims to make his performance “as real as possible” without “affecting or cartooning it up. It felt like it was divine intervention when I got the call to be on the show, that somehow my mom, from the great beyond, was finally getting herself into show business where she truly belonged in the first place.”

Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter, routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to the first--place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized the diamond-in-the-rough genius of the young comic and hired him as a writer, providing invaluable experience that soon put Louie in his own spotlight on comedy stages all over the country. Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Louie to make his national television debut on the “The Tonight Show” in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, “Comic Relief” and Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest starred in sitcoms like “Grace Under Fire” and dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope,” and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like “Coming to America,” opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In 2013, he took a dive on the ABC reality series, “Splash” where he conquered his own fears while becoming an inspiration of hope. His standup Special, “Big Baby Boomer” premiered on CMT, in 2013. Also in that year, he competed and inspired on the ABC reality competition show, Splash.

In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie.” The long--running series based on Louie’s own childhood and his life with his father won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children’s’ animated series, making him the only three--time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award for its depiction of the proper treatment of animals and, most significantly, two Emmy Awards.

His best-selling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child”, a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo...Hello Cruel World”, self-help for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, and his latest installment on family, “The F Word, How To Survive Your Family.”

When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand-Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth

Nick Lowe with Special Guest Alejandro Escovedo at Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Nick Lowe with Special Guest Alejandro Escovedo at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Nick Lowe and Alejandro Escovedo | Tarrytown Music Hall | June 16th | 8 PM

NICK LOWE AT TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL | JUNE 16TH | PM

NICK LOWE AT TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL | JUNE 16TH | PM

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician.

 

Special Guest: Alejandro Escovedo

But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. Starting with 1995’s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011’s ‘The Old Magic,’ Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.” Best known for his hits “Cruel to be Kind” and “I Love the Sound of Broken Glass”. In a trailblazing career that began with The Nuns, San Francisco’s famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992’s acclaimed Gravity,  Alejandro Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine’s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at South Orange Performing Arts Center, June 16th
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at South Orange Performing Arts Center, June 16th

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An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at SOPAC, 6/16/17 8PM

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at SOPAC, 6/16/17 8PM

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara at SOPAC, 6/16/17 8PM

Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I recently garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. Since debuting on Broadway she has been universally acclaimed for her golden voice and the beautiful characters she creates in shows such as The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, the revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Centerand Nice Work If You Can Get It, all earning her Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming last year, and regularly appears in film and television. 

An Evening With Kelli O’Hara is proudly sponsored by Patti Donovan
and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum
Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum

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Anthony D'Amato | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum Friday, June 16th, 2017

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum: Fri. 6/16/17

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum: Fri. 6/16/17

Anthony D'Amato is an American songwriter and singer signed to New West Records. His latest album is 2016's 'Cold Snap,' produced by Mike Mogis and featuring performances by Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive.

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th
Jun
15
8:00 pm20:00

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Nick Lowe at South Orange Performing Arts CenterThurs | June 15th | 8 PM

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th | 8 PM

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th | 8 PM

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. Starting with 1995’s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011’s ‘The Old Magic,’ Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating.” 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun
7
8:00 pm20:00

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall

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George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour 2017 (6/7

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall | 06.07

George Thorogood and The Destroyers Rock Party Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall | 06.07

Special Guest: Moreland & Arbuckle
George Thorogood & The Destroyers return to rock the Music Hall once again!  Over the course of 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol –the band has amassed an unmatched catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate badass anthem, “Bad To The Bone.” But it was their powerhouse live performances that made GT&D legendary: from unforgettable appearances on SNL and Live Aid, to the opening slot on the Rolling Stones’ historic ’81 tour, to their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, or any of their current 100+ shows per year, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today. “In 1975, there was no such thing as classic rock radio, MTV or House of Blues, and casinos weren’t hiring rock acts,” George explains. “There have been so many great avenues of expression created since then that have made a huge difference in the way all of us experience live music. We’re fortunate to have the kind of material that could utilize all of these formats without having to change our sound or attitude.” George Thorogood And The Destroyers’ self-titled and now-classic debut on Rounder would soon be certified Gold.

Mavis Staples | Landmark on Main Street | June 4th | 7 PM
Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

Mavis Staples | Landmark on Main Street | June 4th | 7 PM

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Mavis Staples at Landmark on Main Street

June 4th | 7 PM

Mavis Staples | Landmark on Main Street | 06.04.17 | 7 PM

Mavis Staples | Landmark on Main Street | 06.04.17 | 7 PM

Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes.

Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new album Livin' on a High Note (ANTI-), she is only gaining momentum.

"I think about this album as a new beginning in my career," says Mavis. "I'm living on a high note, I'm floating on air. I know I don't have as much time on this Earth as I've already had, but I see it as saying, 'Mavis has been here, y'all.' Before I move on, I just want to leave some Mavis with you that you're not used to hearing. I want to leave you with some joy and love, and some don't-forget-me songs."

She has embraced her evolution, absorbing new sounds and ideas, rising to meet the challenges of longevity and bringing her message of hope and positivity to new listeners, song after song, show after show.

Mavis Staples received Kennedy Center honors in December 2016.

Special guest Nicole Atkins is one of the premier female rock vocalists touring today. Her newest album, Slow Phaser, is Nicole Atkins at her confident and unpredictable best - spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking.

Donovan "Sunshine Superman" 50th Anniversary Tour | FM Kirby Center
Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

Donovan "Sunshine Superman" 50th Anniversary Tour | FM Kirby Center

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Donovan "Sunshine Superman" 50th Anniversary TourJune 4th | 7 PM

Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | Donovan | June 4th

Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | Donovan | June 4th

DONOVAN celebrates the 50th anniversary of his single “SUNSHINE SUPERMAN” when it reached #1 on The Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during DONOVAN’s induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”
Audiences during the tour will be treated to DONOVAN’s history of hits, including “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jenifer Juniper” as well as his legendary storytelling and other cult classic songs.
SONY/LEGACY RECORDINGS will present “The Essential Donovan”–a collection of DONOVAN’s hits and other innovative album selections.
Gibson Guitars has created a special “Donovan Model J45 Guitar,” the guitar on which DONOVAN composed, recorded and performed all his 60s works.
It’s all a long way from that heady 60s decade that birthed him, but 2016 will confirm DONOVAN as much more than a mere heritage act. He embodies the history of British rock and pop. DONOVAN is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know" A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know" A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know"

A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know" A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner | June 3 | Tarrytown Music Hall

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know" A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner | June 3 | Tarrytown Music Hall

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know is a live game show and podcast hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books and host of Freakonomics Radio. It has the same kind of factual, inquisitive journalism that has been a hallmark of Dubner’s work, but it’s disguised in the most entertaining, unexpected, and occasionally ridiculous conversation you’re likely to hear. Contestants come on stage before a live audience and try to wow Stephen with a fascinating fact — their IDK— a historical wrinkle, a new line of research — anything, really, as long as it’s interesting, useful and true (or at least true-ish). There’s a real-time human fact-checker on hand to filter out the bull.

Donovan - 50th Anniversary of Sunshine Superman Tour - June 3rd at The Garde Arts Center
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Donovan - 50th Anniversary of Sunshine Superman Tour - June 3rd at The Garde Arts Center

  • The Garde Arts Center

Donovan Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Sunshine Superman Tour at The Garde Arts Center

Sat June 3rd at 8 PM!

Donovan - 50th Anniversary Sunshine of Superman Tour, Garde Arts Center 6/3 , 8 PM

Donovan - 50th Anniversary Sunshine of Superman Tour, Garde Arts Center 6/3 , 8 PM

DONOVAN celebrates the 50th anniversary of his single “SUNSHINE SUPERMAN” when it reached #1 on The Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during DONOVAN’s induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”
Audiences during the tour will be treated to DONOVAN’s history of hits, including “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jenifer Juniper” as well as his legendary storytelling and other cult classic songs.
SONY/LEGACY RECORDINGS will present “The Essential Donovan”–a collection of DONOVAN’s hits and other innovative album selections.
Gibson Guitars has created a special “Donovan Model J45 Guitar,” the guitar on which DONOVAN composed, recorded and performed all his 60s works.
It’s all a long way from that heady 60s decade that birthed him, but 2016 will confirm DONOVAN as much more than a mere heritage act. He embodies the history of British rock and pop. DONOVAN is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.

Donovan: Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | June 2 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Donovan: Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | June 2 | Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Donovan: The Sunshine Superman

50th Anniversary Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall | 06.02.17

The Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | June 2nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour | June 2nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

British folk/rock icon Donovan recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his hit single “Sunshine Superman” which reached #1 on The Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during Donovan’s induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.” Audiences during the tour will be treated to Donovan’s history of hits, including “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jenifer Juniper” as well as his legendary storytelling and other cult classic songs. It’s all a long way from that heady 60s decade that birthed him, but this tour will confirm Donovan as much more than a mere heritage act. He embodies the history of British rock and pop. Donovan is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Gaelic Storm at South Orange Performaning Arts Center 6/2 8PM

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

From Bluegrass fans and Country cowboys to Deadheads, Rock & Rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs (“Another Stupid Drinking Song”) to energetic instrumentals (“The Narwhaling Cheesehead”) to Rootsy Pop/Rockers (“Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out”), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that’s spent close to 20 years on the road.

“We’re a touring band,” says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “That’s how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we’ve done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show.”

Those live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”) and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band’s 20th anniversary on the horizon, they’re putting even more emphasis on those newer directions.

Robert Cray Band | May 26th | Garde Arts Center
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Robert Cray Band | May 26th | Garde Arts Center

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Robert Cray Band | 05.26.17 | Garde Arts Center | 8PM

Robert Cray Band | May 26th | Garde Arts Center | 8PM

Robert Cray Band | May 26th | Garde Arts Center | 8PM

Blues Man for the Ages…
Open ears and an open mind are the essence of this singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar.

Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with his name on them, and he has a suitcase full of W.C. Handy blues awards. And just four years ago Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

The Jason Bishop Show- "America’s Hottest Illusionist" | May 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall
May
21
2:00 pm14:00

The Jason Bishop Show- "America’s Hottest Illusionist" | May 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Jason Bishop, America's Hottest Illusionist comes to Tarrytown Music Hall May 21st at 2 PM

Jason Bishop | Illusionist | 5.21.17 | Tarrytown Music Hall | 2 PM

Jason Bishop | Illusionist | 5.21.17 | Tarrytown Music Hall | 2 PM

The Jason Bishop Show tours the most dynamic illusion and magic show in the US. Jason performs stunning & original state-of-the-art magic. Each show features exclusive large illusions and award-winning sleight-of-hand and "close-up" magic that is captured live and projected onto plasma screens, giving the audience a clear view of every detail. No other touring illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents, and the show is delivered with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock & pop soundtrack. Intelligent lighting, countless costume changes by his assistant Kim, Bishop’s quick wit and engaging audience participation make each performance unforgettable. Jason has entertained celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Bam Margera, who after seeing him perform said, “Jason Bishop is the best magician I’ve ever seen.” Bishop’s combination of modern music, fast paced magic, sleight of hand and audience participation have landed him in several notable venues, including Celebrity & Disney Cruise lines, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was also named APCA’s Best Performing Artist of the Year. 

* Adults $35 and Children $25, apply children's discount at checkout

David Bromberg Big Band with Special Guest John Sebastian (5/19) Live at Tarrytown Music Hall
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

David Bromberg Big Band with Special Guest John Sebastian (5/19) Live at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

David Bromberg Big Band w Special Guest

John Sebastian: May 19th8PM

David Bromberg w. Special Guest John Sebastian at Tarrytown Music Hall 5/19

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
Music Hall Favorite David Bromberg returns to Tarrytown with very special guest, 60’s icon John Sebastian. David Bromberg – a godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars tours behind his most recent release  'The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues' (Red House Records). His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.  Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band.”

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan | May 19th | SOPAC
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan | May 19th | SOPAC

  • South Orang Performing Arts Center

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

South Orange Performing Arts Center | May 19th | 8 PM

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan | 5.19.17 | 8 PM | South Orange Performing Arts Center

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan | 5.19.17 | 8 PM | South Orange Performing Arts Center

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

Counting such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively in various configurations -- with her own band, as Joan Osborne's Soul Revue, and as an acoustic duo and trio. In 2003, Osborne joined forces with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and frequent guest appearances, Osborne currently also tours as a member of the rock/soul super-group Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician’s shared love of R&B and soul. The band’s self- titled debut album arrived in 2014.     

Osborne has showcased her far-ranging talent during three residencies in 2016 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan; the Blue Note in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Cafe Carlyle at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City. The latter, titled Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan, received critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times ("At every point in the evening, you had a sense of Ms. Osborne as an artist who knew exactly what she was doing") and the Huffington Post ("Her set was magic...the evening was a rediscovery of familiar Dylan, re- mined for new riches...hearing Osborne singing and dancing the Dylan greats was further testament to their versatility, beauty, and his genius"). Osborne felt this would be a great chance to work out an idea she had of doing a "Songbook Series" of albums -- the way Ella Fitzgerald did in recording the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others -- but with the songs of more recent writers. Dylan was an obvious choice.


Osborne is widely known for her live performances in the GRAMMY Award- winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. She has produced two albums for Americana stalwarts the Holmes Brothers, and co-produced her last two critically acclaimed solo records, Love And Hate, and Bring It On Home, with talented producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli. Bring It On Home, which found Osborne tackling vintage songs by Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Al Green, Ike and Tina Turner, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others, and treating them with respect while giving them some interesting twists in tempo, key and feeling, garnered a Best Blues Album nomination at the 2013 GRAMMY Awards.      

 Osborne continues to enjoy a long and storied career that was jump-started with the great success of her major-label debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, and produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, "One of Us.” The song occupied the number one spot on the U.S. singles chart for two weeks, Relish eventually racked up sales of over three million copies, and Osborne found a large and appreciative audience, particularly during touring as part of Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour.

Although the Kentucky native grew up with a passion for music, when she arrived in New York City in the late 1980s, it was to attend New York University's prestigious film school. But she couldn't resist the pull of the city's live music scene for long, and soon she was performing her own songs in downtown rock clubs and emerging as a popular presence in a vibrant scene of rootsy new acts that included such then-unknowns as Jeff Buckley, Chris Whitley, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. In 1992, Osborne launched her own indie label, Womanly Hips, and released the live Soul Show: Live at Delta 88 and the studio EP Blue Million Miles. Becoming a regional success led her to the signing of a major label deal and the success of Relish. But Osborne quickly made it clear that she was more interested in musical integrity and creative longevity than transient pop success and she made that point repeatedly with such subsequent albums as 2000's Righteous Love, 2002's How Sweet It Is, 2005’s Christmas Means Love,

"I'm getting better at what I do," Osborne observes. "I can look at the songs on Love and Hate and realize that it's better than I could have done 15 or 20 years ago. I have an audience that I've built up over time, and I feel like they're with me. And because of that, I don't feel any pressure to fit myself into anyone else's idea of what I should be doing. So I feel like I can write my own rules at this point. That can be scary, but it's also liberating, and it's an exciting place to be."

The Weight | Featuring former Memebers of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group | SOPAC | May 13th
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Weight | Featuring former Memebers of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group | SOPAC | May 13th

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

The Weight at South Orange Performing Arts CenterMay 13th | 8 PM

The Weight ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at SOPAC 5/13 8PM

The Weight ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at SOPAC 5/13 8PM

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. The Weight remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. Come and take a load off. 

The group features Jim Weider from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote for The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, and Albert Rogers from the Jim Weider Band and frequent performer at The Barn’s Midnight Rambles. Michael Bram, the newest member of The Weight, played with Jason Mraz. See The Weight Band perform timeless hits such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “Ophelia,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Rag Mama Rag,” and so many others. Hear the most authentic presentation of The Band’s music performed on stage, and see why the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed “The Weight carries on where The Band left off.”  

Jim Weider (Vocals/Guitar)
Thirty years ago, Jim replaced Robbie Robertson as lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for The Band. Featured on Jericho, Jubilation, and High On The Hog albums, Jim toured with the group right up until the end and appeared in numerous Band performance videos and documentary segments.

Michael Bram (Drums/Vocals) 
Soulful singer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael “Leroy” Bram most recently toured with Jason Mraz for seven years, and before that was a staple in the New York music scene.  Career highlights include working with Willie Nelson, and recording tracks with Bob Margolin of The Last Waltz fame.  Michael’s connection to The Band comes by way of the extended community who played at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY where for many years he drummed in the Chris O’Leary Band, an offshoot of players from Levon’s band, The Barnburners.

Brian Mitchell (Vocals/Piano/B3/Accordion/Harmonica)
As a member of The Levon Helm Band, Brian played piano, organ and accordion as well as contributing to vocals. He now fills those same roles within The Weight. Highly regarded within the music industry as the consummate musician, Brian has performed with Bob Dylan, Al Green, BB King and countless others.

Marty Grebb (Vocals/B3/Piano/Accordion/Saxophone)
A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Marty’s connection to The Band runs deep. He wrote and recorded on Jericho and performing on Jericho and Jubilation albums, as well as having worked on Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson projects. Like the other members of The Weight, Marty has toured with many great artists, including Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Etta James, just to name a few.

Albert Rogers (Vocals/Bass)
Albert plays bass and shares vocal duties as a member of The Weight. A long-time collaborator with Jim Weider, Albert has played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of The Band, as well as Albert Lee, Jim Quick, and Grayson Hugh.

Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” 5/13 at Tarrytown Music Hall
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” 5/13 at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” May 13th at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” 5/13/17 at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” 5/13/17 at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: 5/13 at Tarrytown Music Hall 8PM

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night" and "Rainy Day People" to name a few. But this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On..." The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person. 

The Second City presents “We’re All in This Room Together”, May 12th at SOPAC
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

The Second City presents “We’re All in This Room Together”, May 12th at SOPAC

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The Second City presents “We’re All in This Room Together”, 5/12/17 at 8PM Live at SOPAC

The Second City presents “We’re All in This Room Together”, 5/128PM Live at SOPAC

The Second City presents “We’re All in This Room Together”, 5/128PM Live at SOPAC

Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, The Second City’s We’re All In This Room Together features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from the legendary sketch comedy archives made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Never the same show twice, join us in the “Room” where it happens during this special engagement.

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and has since grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, theatre and school of improvisation—with live shows every night in Chicago, Toronto and Hollywood. Bernard Sahlins, Howard Alk and Paul Sills, son of teacher Viola Spolin, founded the theater as a place where scenes and story were created improvisationally, using techniques that grew out of the innovative techniques Spolin developed and taught. The Second City chose its self-mocking name from the title of an article about Chicago by A. J. Liebling that appeared in The New Yorker in 1952.
Andrew Alexander and his recently deceased partner Len Stuart acquired The Second City in 1987. Andrew Alexander has helmed the Second City for 42 years and has produced television programs in both the United States and Canada including “SCTV,” “Second City Presents” and “Next Comedy Legend.” Since its debut, The Second City has been a launching pad for comedians, actors, directors and others working in show business. Notable alumni include Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, John Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Jeff Garlin, Ian Gomez, Bonnie Hunt, Richard Kind, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Andrea Martin, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, George Wendt and Fred Willard, among many others.
The Weight Band - Playing Songs of The Band at Tarrytown Music Hall May 12th
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

The Weight Band - Playing Songs of The Band at Tarrytown Music Hall May 12th

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The Weight ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at Tarrytown Music Hall 5/12

The Weight ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at Tarrytown Music Hall 5/12

The Weight ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at Tarrytown Music Hall 5/12

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
Performing songs of The Band, The Weight Band is keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era.  Members of The Weight were either actual players in The Band, or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy.  The group features Jim Weider from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote for The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, Albert Rogers from the Jim Weider Band and frequent performer at The Barn's Midnight Rambles. Michael Bram, the newest member of The Weight, played with Jason Mraz.  Prepare for an unforgettable performance and enjoy timeless hits like "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Ophelia", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Rag Mama Rag" and so many others.  Hear the most authentic presentation of The Band's music performed on stage, and see why the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed “The Weight carries on where The Band left off.”  Come and take a load off.