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

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

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.

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

Martha Wainwright | Fri. Aug 25th | 8 PM

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.

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An Intimate Solo/Acoustic performance by Citizen Cope | Aug 26th
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

An Intimate Solo/Acoustic performance by Citizen Cope | Aug 26th

Citizen Cope | Tarrytown Music Hall | Aug 26th | 8 pm

Citizen Cope | Tarrytown Music Hall | Aug 26th | 8 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Citizen Cope back to the Music Hall. Rolling Stone wrote, "...Cope melds hip-hop with folk, soul and blues...and 'feels' this combination deeply....Cope's uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty..." And the Washington Post called him "the city’s most soulful export since Marvin Gaye.”  Citizen Cope’s compositions have been recorded by artists as varied as Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and Richie Havens.  He was initially the DJ for Washington DC based hip hop group Basehead.  In 2000, Citizen Cope signed with DreamWorks and released a self-titled album in 2002. Shortly afterward, Arista Records pursued the songwriter, prompting Cope to buy his way out of his DreamWorks contract. In 2004 he released The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which he also produced. Upon hearing it, Vibe magazine called it “flawless throughout,” noting that Cope “makes music that feeds your soul…this is one of those CDs you hear at a friend’s house and rush out to buy.” Every Waking Moment followed in 2006 (also self-produced) and debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2010, Cope decided to found and run his own record label, Rainwater Recordings. The move allowed him to exert full creative control over his music and career, free from the marketing entreaties of the major record labels he previously had been signed to. He released The Rainwater LP that year, producing the entire album. The Rainwater LP was critically acclaimed and new found fan Ellen DeGeneres invited him to perform “Healing Hands” in April 2010.

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Livingston Taylor | Naked Soul Music Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Livingston Taylor | Naked Soul Music Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor | The Rubin Museum - Naked Soul Series | Sept 8th | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor | 9.8.17. | Naked Soul - The Rubin Museum | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor | 9.8.17. | Naked Soul - The Rubin Museum | 8 PM

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads.

Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule of over 80 shows a year. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.

Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a Stage Performance course since 1989. He teaches young artists invaluable lessons learned over the course of an extensive career on the road; the course is consistently voted the most popular at the College. His book, Stage Performance, released in 2011 offers those lessons to anyone who is interested in elevating their presentation standards to professional standards.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 was declared "Livingston Taylor Day" by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in celebration of Livingston's 50th year of making music.

Safe Home, the new album from the venerated songwriter, Livingston Taylor, is set to be released March 3rd, 2017. Featuring a world class band of Shelly Berg (piano), David Finck (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), and Chelsea Berry (vocals), the album gives playful bend to musical classics like "Anything You Can Do", and also presents Livingston originals such as "I Must Be Doing Something Right". Pull up a chair and give a listen to this guaranteed toe tapper of an album.

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Boz Scaggs | Sept 10th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM
Sep
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Boz Scaggs | Sept 10th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM

Boz Scaggs | Sept 10th | 7 PM

Boz Scaggs | 9.10.17 | 7 PM | Garde Arts Center

Boz Scaggs | 9.10.17 | 7 PM | Garde Arts Center

Singer, songwriter, and Grammy Award®-winner Boz Scaggs began his career as the lead singer and guitarist of the Steve Miller Band in the late 60s before the success of his 1976 solo album, Silk Degrees, which produced hit singles such as “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” and “We’re All Alone.” He blurs the lines between genres, often mixing rock, soul, country, blues, and jazz to create a truly unique sound. Most recently, Scaggs released his album A Fool to Care, which rose to number one on the Billboard Blues Album chart.

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Boz Scaggs | Troy Music Hall | Sept 12th
Sep
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Boz Scaggs | Troy Music Hall | Sept 12th

Boz Scaggs | Sept 12th | 7:30 PM | Troy Music Hall

Troy Music Hall | 9.12 | 7 PM | Boz Scaggs

Troy Music Hall | 9.12 | 7 PM | Boz Scaggs

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care.. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.” As he did on his most recent previous album, Memphis (2013), Scaggs worked with producer Steve Jordan and a telepathic core band consisting of Jordan on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Ray Parker, Jr. on rhythm guitar and Jim Cox on keyboards. “Steve works on a high energy level,” Scaggs says of his prized collaborator. “It’s relaxed and easy, but also very highly charged. His direction is laser-focused, and his playing is intense. It’s a whirlwind and he’s a strong leader, but it’s also lovely and loose and cool. That’s all a comfort to me. I’ve produced myself and I feel pretty solid in the studio, but it’s really nice for me not to have to do anything but help select the material and be free to be a singer and a guitar player.”

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of “Last Tango on 16th Street” and “I Want to See You,” both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers.

Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself.  Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach.

What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. They seem less like interpretations than realizations, proofs that when you truly make someone else’s song your own, you paradoxically restore something essential to it. Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with. Let’s hope so, but let’s also not get ahead of ourselves. A Fool to Care is here right now, and to overlook its many great pleasures by thinking about more that might come in the future would be foolish and uncaring indeed. – Anthony DeCurtis

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

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

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). 

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Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 14th
Sep
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 14th

Boz Scaggs | 9.14.17 | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

9.14.17 | 8 PM | Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown MH

9.14.17 | 8 PM | Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown MH

Fans who have followed Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of “Last Tango on 16th Street” and “I Want to See You,” both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” the Grammy winner says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

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Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | Sept 16th | 8PM
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | Sept 16th | 8PM

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Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | SOPAC | 9.16 | 8 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | 9.16

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | 9.16

Tom Rush and Livingston Taylor, two Folk legends that made musical history through the decades, come to the SOPAC stage in a double bill celebrating the uplifting music that gives joy and inspiration to people throughout the world.

Tom Rush, a pioneer of the urban Folk movement that shaped the music of the ‘60s and the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s, can rightfully take his place as a living legend.

Tom Rush began his musical career in the early ’60s playing the Boston-area clubs while still a Harvard student. Club 47 (now Club Passim) was the flagship of the coffee house fleet, and he was soon holding down a weekly spot, learning from the legendary artists who came to play, honing his skills and growing into his talent. Among his numerous chart-topping hits is “No Regrets”, a song that has been covered time and again through the years, is an acknowledged folk classic. Today, Tom Rush lives every moment with “no regrets,” still touring, making music and doing what he loves best. The years have only enhanced his passionate love of music and performing.

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Randy Newman | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.16
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Randy Newman | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.16

Randy Newman | Sept 16th | 8 PM

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Randy Newman | 9.16 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

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, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University and, most recently, Cars 3 in 2017.

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.”

The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2, which is the second in a series of new solo piano/vocal recordings of his songs spanning his five-decades, was released in 2011. Time Out New York said of the series, which will receive a third volume soon, “The Songbook records strip away the orchestrations of his regular albums, leaving Newman alone at the piano, singing...three-minute masterpieces from throughout a half-century career.”

That same year, Nonesuch Records released a live CD and DVD recorded at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s, an 18th-century Anglican church that has been restored by the London Symphony Orchestra, where he was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler. The 22-song set features some of his best-known songs like “Short People,” “Louisiana 1927,” and “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” as well as newer songs such as “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country” and “Laugh and Be Happy.”

Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.  His new album, Dark Matter, will be released on August 4, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.

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

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

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.

 

 

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

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

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.

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

Matthew Sweet | Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.22 | 8 PM

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. 

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

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

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.

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Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams)
Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams)

Cry Cry Cry comes to Landmark on Main Street

Sun. Sept. 24th | 7:30 PM

Cry Cry Cry featuring Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams

Cry Cry Cry featuring Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams

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General public sales start Tuesday, July 25, 9 AM.

Celebrated singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration, Cry Cry Cry, for their first run of performances in nineteen years. They recently presented their reunion performance at the Clearwater Festival, founded by Pete Seeger.

The band recorded their eponymous debut in 1998 for Razor & Tie Records followed by a sold-out nationwide tour including New York's Town Hall. The collection of twelve mostly cover songs was really a tribute to fellow singer-songwriters. A mainstay on the radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the album ranked fourth among AAA radio station's most played records in 1999 and continued in high rotation well into the 2000s. The record was consistently praised by the press: The Washington Post raved, "Cry Cry Cry illustrates the advantages of taking the best works of contemporary folk musicians and fleshing them out with lovely, three-part harmonies" and the New York Times cheered for the trio's "gorgeous harmonies." Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Cry Cry Cry's purity of heart and sound is spirit renewing."

Cry Cry Cry will perform selections from their debut as well as favorites from each of their individual discographies.

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

Matthew Sweet | Sept 24th | SOPAC

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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. 

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Rodriguez | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rodriguez | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25

Rodriguez at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25 | 8 PM

Rodriguez | Sept 25th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Rodriguez | Sept 25th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, as the city suffered postindustrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971 released on Sussex records. These recordings 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.  He has since toured there several times, to play festivals, arenas & theaters. He released “Rodriguez Rocks – Live In Australia “ in 2016 on Light in the Attic Recordsand hasjust completed a multi-city tour of Australia in November/Decemberof 2016.

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, directed by MalikBendjelloul,  which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. with his music and story now reaching audiences worldwide. The film has been aired multiple times on PBS and public TV worldwide and is available on DVDand streaming TV. 

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. At the beginning of 2016 he went on a multi-city tour of South Africa, often playing multiple nights in arenas. 

Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Canada 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 been re-released on Light in the Attic Records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention, awareness and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the documentary - Searching for Sugar Man and Rodriguez’s music. 

He has perhaps one of the most unique true music business 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. 

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

Shopkins Live! 2 Performances | Sept 26th | 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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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The Wailers | SOPAC | OCT 12th
Oct
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Wailers | SOPAC | OCT 12th

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The Wailers come to SOPAC!

Thurs. Oct 12th | 7:30 PM

The Wailers | SOPAC | 10.12.17

The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history!

This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in 1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of and participation in timeless, distinctive music; intricate arrangements, and lyrics that touched fans everywhere.

The incomparable Wailers are coming together, to perform on stage, and this is a slice of musical history you must not miss.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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The Hot Sardines | SOPAC |  Oct 13th at 8 PM
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Hot Sardines | SOPAC | Oct 13th at 8 PM

The Hot Sardines | SOPAC | Friday 10.13 | 8 PM

Hot Sardines | 10.13 | SOPAC

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.
On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair— she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.

The Hot Sardines’ self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Michael Bublé, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The accolades began pouring in for the band: Downbeat called The Hot Sardines “one of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene,” while The London Times praised their “crisp musicianship” and “immaculate and witty showmanship,” declaring them “simply phenomenal.”

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Martin Sexton Trio
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Martin Sexton Trio

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.

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC | 10.14
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC | 10.14

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Sat. Oct 14th

SOPAC | 8 PM

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC

The music of Lisa Fischer is an organic gumbo of Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Soul joined with the rhythms of Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean plus a little classical influence for spice. Live in concert, she re-invents songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as her own material.

Lisa Fischer won her first Grammy Award for “How Can I Ease The Pain,” from her 1991 album So Intense. With a hit song on the radio and a Grammy Award win, a major solo tour seemed inevitable, but Lisa was on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones. Lisa was, and still is, a legend in the music industry; everyone loves her sound.

Now, after years of supporting other artists and electrifying the world’s largest arenas with the power of her voice, Lisa Fischer has finally taken center stage. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of her musical journey. Featuring clips of her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” and her 1991 Grammy Award-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain,” the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, and earned her a second Grammy Award. 

Lisa’s range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to reach the hearts of her listeners with her touching lyrics and soulful voice.

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

Air Supply | Oct 15th | Tarrytown Music Hall

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.

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Landmark on Main Street
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Landmark on Main Street

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Landmark on Main Street

Lisa Fischer & Baton | Landmark on Main Street | 10.15

Lisa Fischer & Baton | Landmark on Main Street | 10.15

Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton.

Lisa's range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to reach the hearts of her listeners. Raised in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, she emerged from New York's studio scene in the early-1980s and quickly became session singer royalty. Lisa's career revolved around supporting other artists, including her mentor Luther Vandross and a constellation of music legends including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, Grover Washington, Patti LaBelle, and other major recording artists. Lisa joined the Rolling Stones on tour for the first time for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour; she has graced their stage for 26 years.

The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa's musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa's 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain" and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. "Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville's film," said the New York Times.

The Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Jane & Martin Schwartz ♦ Judy & Morton Sloan ♦ Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz

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

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

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.

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Engelbert Humperdinck | Oct 17th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Engelbert Humperdinck | Oct 17th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Engelbert Humperdinck | 10.17.17 | 7:30 PM

Engelbert Humperdinck | Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.17

Engelbert Humperdinck | Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.17

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert Humperdinck has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times. Engelbert exploded on to the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His sixties did not so much swing as rage. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith’s beer. The following decades saw Engelbert touring the world to sell-out crowds. Engelbert seems to take great pleasure in every moment on stage, a place where he can lose his inhibitions and no longer be the child who was once shy. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.

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The Moth: True Stories Told Live | Oct 14th | 8 PM
Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Moth: True Stories Told Live | Oct 14th | 8 PM

The Moth: True Stories Told Live

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.14.17 | 8 PM

The Moth | True Stories Told Live | Tarrytown Music Hall 10.14

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

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

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street | Oct 18th

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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An Evening with Bruce Hornsby | Oct 21st | 8 PM
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby | Oct 21st | 8 PM

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby at Troy Music Hall

Oct 21st | 8 PM

Bruce Hornsby | 10.21 | Troy Music Hall

Bruce Hornsby | 10.21 | Troy Music Hall

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. 

Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring ofAmerican musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.    

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Paco Peña | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist | Troy Music Hall | 10.22
Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Paco Peña | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist | Troy Music Hall | 10.22

Paco Pea | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist

Troy Music Hall | 10.22 | 3 PM

Paco Peña | Lefendary Flamenco Guitarist | 10.22

Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

Born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba, Paco Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960s, he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination.

Venues for his solo performances have included the intimate Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the monumental Royal Albert Hall in London, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam. He has shared the stage with fellow guitarists, singers, and instrumental groups, bridging diverse musical genres, including classical, jazz, blues, country and Latin American.

In 1995 The New York Times declared that: “Mr. Peña is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man. He combines rapid-fire flourishes with a colorist’s sense of shading; this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument.” It should come as no surprise that readers of America’s Guitar magazine judged Paco Peña as best flamenco guitarist of the year for five consecutive years.

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

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

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.

 

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | Oct. 26
Oct
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | Oct. 26

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Landmark on Main Street | Thurs, Oct. 26 | 7:30 PM

Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | 11.26 | 7:30 PM

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.

Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

"This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with," says Rickie. "I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast.... Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy."

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Cry Cry Cry | Oct 27th | Troy Music Hall
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cry Cry Cry | Oct 27th | Troy Music Hall

Cry Cry Cry at Troy Music Hall

10.27.17 | 8 PM

Cry Cry Cry | Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell

Cry Cry Cry | Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell

Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams  revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration for their first performances in nineteen years.  The band recorded their eponymous debut in 1998 for Razor & Tie Records followed by a sold-out nationwide tour including New York’s Town Hall. 

The collection of twelve mostly cover songs was really a tribute to fellow singer-songwriters.  A mainstay on radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the album ranked fourth among AAA radio station’s most played records in 1999 and continued in high rotation well into the 2000s.   

The record was consistently praised by the press: The Washington Post raved, “Cry Cry Cry illustrates the advantages of taking the best works of contemporary folk musicians and fleshing them out with lovely, three-part harmonies” and the New York Times cheered for the trio’s “gorgeous harmonies.”  Entertainment Weekly wrote “Cry Cry Cry’s purity of heart and sound is spirit renewing.” 

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The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performed by Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | 10.27
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performed by Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | 10.27

Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | Oct 27th | 8 PM

Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | Oct 27th | 8 PM

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the Folk-Rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four-plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. The duo has performed worldwide, been critically acclaimed in major U.S. newspapers, reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including The King Biscuit Flour Hour and David Letterman.

Now, they interpret the classic music of one of the greatest duos of all-time Simon & Garfunkel.

Says Jessica Pace of American Songwriter, “Aztec Two-Step bring their predecessors’ airy harmonies down to earth, but still convey the simplistic beauty of every song in a warbling, sunny style.”

The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of Folk-Rock music in America. Originating from a chance meeting at an “open mic night” in a Boston Folk club in 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman’s first four albums on Elektra & RCA Records helped usher the music of the ‘60s into the ‘70s and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the musical genre. As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1986, their album Living in America was named in Billboard’s year-end critic’s poll. It also received the New York Music Award for the Best Folk Album.

They continue to record and tour, winning accolades for their musicianship and commitment to Folk music, both past and present.

“Performing groups or songwriting pairs don’t often find themselves creatively collaborating after five or even ten years. Rock music has its success stories, such as the Rolling Stones and the writing partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In Folk music there is Aztec Two-Step.” ~ Sarah Cornelius, CT Folk

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Cry Cry Cry | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 28th
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cry Cry Cry | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 28th

Cry Cry Cry | Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams 

Cry Cry Cry | Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams 

Celebrated singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration, Cry Cry Cry, for their first run of performances in nineteen years. They recently presented their reunion performance at the Clearwater Festival, founded by Pete Seeger.  The band recorded their eponymous debut in 1998 for Razor & Tie Records followed by a sold-out nationwide tour including New York’s Town Hall.  The collection of twelve mostly cover songs was really a tribute to fellow singer-songwriters.  A mainstay on the radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the album ranked fourth among AAA radio station’s most played records in 1999 and continued in high rotation well into the 2000s.    The record was consistently praised by the press: The Washington Post raved, “Cry Cry Cry illustrates the advantages of taking the best works of contemporary folk musicians and fleshing them out with lovely, three-part harmonies” and the New York Times cheered for the trio’s “gorgeous harmonies.”  Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Cry Cry Cry’s purity of heart and sound is spirit renewing.”  Cry Cry Cry will perform selections from their debut as well as favorites from each of their individual discographies.

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

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

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.

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

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".

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

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

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Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th
Nov
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th

Tim O'Brien | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien, grew up singing in church and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Over the years, he has released fifteen solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. His newest release, Where the River Meets the Road, features songs from his native West Virginia; bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers; and heartfelt autobiographical originals.

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JD Souther | Sun. Nov 12th | SOPAC | 7:30 PM
Nov
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

JD Souther | Sun. Nov 12th | SOPAC | 7:30 PM

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JD SOUTHER | SOPAC | 11.12.17 at 7:30 PM

If you ask John David where he's from, he may say without hesitation; "I'm from Amarillo." But depending on who's asking, he may shrug and say: "I'm from everywhere, I guess." He would be mostly right either way.

He was born in Detroit when his father, John Souther, was crooning in front of the big bands of his day, under a stage name, Johnny Warren. His mother hated the fact that "Johnny Warren" wasn't home and so, the singing father stepped halfway out of road life by going to work for MCA as an agent: fascinating for a curious five year old John David, who met The Three Sounds, The Mills Brothers, other jazz greats, and the legendary Victor Borge, who once acted as babysitter for the lucky son. Eventually the family relocated first to Wellington, Dallas, and then to Amarillo, Texas. John David would stay until he left Amarillo College and headed west to Los Angeles.

After an off and on couple of years spent between carpentry (during suspended semesters at school) and music theory, Souther hit the road with a rival band from Texas and immediately felt at home in LA. Cut to 1969 and The Troubadour.

"Hanging out in the bar at the Troubadour with Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne and playing open mike Mondays, then opening for Poco and The Flying Burrito Brothers --- it was the best study in songwriting I can imagine. So many great songwriters came through - Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Randy Newman, Elton John, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Carole King, Rick Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Tim Buckley, Gordon Lightfoot, Taj Mahal and more. It seems impossible now to imagine that much music in a year and a half or so, but that was my life and the Troubadour was our university. It's also where I met Linda Ronstadt and where Don Henley and Glenn Frey met to form this little country rock band called Eagles that would go on to make musical history."

It was during that time that Glen and John David made Longbranch/Pennywhistle, with Jimmy Bowen's new label, Amos Records. The band included Ry Cooder, Jim Gordon, Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw and James Burton.

"We had an amazing band but the label was small, the record didn't sell, and our managers felt we should try recording better-known songs of other people. No way; we were committed to songwriting."

By 1971, Souther had, in his words, "stepped into himself," with a solo deal that gave him the venue he had been seeking. Jackson Browne had taken him to David Geffen's house to audition for Geffen's new label, Asylum Records: "I played David two of my best but probably not most radio-friendly pieces and he just said; 'OK. Go make a record.' I couldn't believe it." The record, John David Souther (Asylum Records 1971), was a critical success and established John David Souther as a songwriter who had definitely arrived.

But the record did not reveal a hit single. Geffen had an idea. He told Souther he could speed things up by putting Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) and Souther together in front of great session players, including drummer Jim Gordon (Traffic, Derek and the Dominoes, Delaney & Bonnie.) Souther had rehearsed with the Eagles for a day and although they were sure to continue as a writing team, he could see in the set they played one afternoon that they were a perfect guitar band without him. This new idea of Geffen's was intriguing and the hastily assembled band headed to Colorado to rehearse a first album, The Souther/Hillman/Furay Band (Asylum Records, 1972). SHF had one hit single and a promising first year of touring; but internal personality differences made real cohesion difficult. Unlike Henley/Frey's successful songwriting team, SHF would find each singer leading the band through solo written songs. The band couldn't last, and it didn't. The appropriately named Trouble In Paradise (Elektra/Asylum, 1973) was finished in better shape than it deserved (largely due to the genius of legendary producer Tom Dowd), but there was no band there to tour. John David Souther was back on his own, which is probably where he was meant to be all along.

On his own, but certainly not alone, his songwriting flourished. By 1976, Eagles had huge hits with his music, Linda Ronstadt had made breathtaking recordings of his songs, some of them duets with him. Souther became the traveling troubadour who lived high, loved well, moved around restlessly and refused the advice of friends to "just slow it down a little".

On the creative side, Peter Asher, a long-time friend (and producer extraordinaire of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt; including seven of Ronstadt's ten recordings of Souther's songs), offered encouragement, expertise, and a steady hand on the wheel. Asher produced Black Rose (Asylum/Elektra, 1976), a solo record which would bring Souther back from the disappointment of the SHF Band and into focus as an independent artist, securing John David a definitive place in the songwriting hierarchy.

But it would be 1979 before Souther registered his first really massive hit as a solo artist: "You're Only Lonely" from the LP You're Only Lonely (Sony/Columbia, 1979). The track hit #1 at Adult Contemporary radio that year and rose as high as #7 on the Billboard Top 100. At the same time; "Heartache Tonight" the Eagles smash single co-written by Souther, Henley, Frey, and Bob Seger topped the charts. The album from which it came, The Long Run (Elektra/Asylum, 1979), included two more Henley/Frey/Souther songs as well.

Two years later, the duet recording of James Taylor and Souther of their song "Her Town, Too" (Souther/Taylor/Wachtel), was such a big a hit in the U.S. and Japan that it gave Peter Asher the idea to produce an enormously successful stadium concert tour in Japan, billed as The California Live In Japan: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther, and Ronin (led by Waddy Wachtel). No matter that none of the artists were originally from California---the label had stuck. "The California Sound? Fine," recalls Souther. "We had heard Joni and Neal and Linda and James play the Troubadour and saw Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at the Greek Theatre in August 1969. If we were being put in the stacks with them... fantastic."

Another moniker had also attached itself by this time. John David Souther had become JD Souther. "It started with me turning in songs as JD Souther in '71. I had seen the J.S. Bach music, first in books and then at The British Museum and as there was no higher music for me to aspire to. I adopted the abbreviation."

But despite admonitions from friends Souther had still not eased off in his private life, some of which had become uncomfortably public. The 1980s saw only one Souther album released: Home By Dawn (Warner Bros., 1984) produced by David Malloy, and recorded in Nashville, TN. Despite its critical acclaim and being included in one of Time magazines "Best of..." lists, the album did not produce a hit single or anticipated sales. One review claimed it to be a "brilliant approach to rockabilly music," however, Souther himself describes the album as "probably confusing... it was all on me for being too out of it and indecisive." Nonetheless, Jim Malloy, legendary producer/writer/publisher on Music Row told JD a year later, after the next new wave of country had exploded, "You were about 15 minutes ahead of your time." Indeed, one of the album's standout cuts, "I'll Take Care of You" appears on the Platinum breakout album that sold over 12 million copies of the Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces (Sony/Columbia, 1998.)

Through the '80s, JD continued songwriting collaborations with his friend Don Henley, contributing to the first three of the latter's classic solo efforts. But after Home By Dawn, JD Souther didn't release another album of his own for twenty-four years.

By 1990 Souther has forsaken the high life, built his dream home in the Hollywood Hills, adopted two dogs that would anchor him for over a decade, and sworn to "take care of myself, my love, and the black dogs... and not watch too much TV." The "golden decade" or "the missing years" (thank you, Warren Zevon) --- 12 years, in fact --- were mostly spent on this lush property and traveling. He skied in New Zealand, retreated in Japan, horse-packed in The Raggeds (a favorite wilderness area in Colorado), and drove up and down the West Coast with his dogs to and from a friend's ranch near Petaluma. "It was Paradise. Life was as peaceful as I had known it since I was a child in Wellington, Texas, but I knew I would have to go back to work sometime."

One surmises that "work" in this context meant as a recording and performing musician, because there was certainly no lack of activity in these "missing years." Souther's songs sold another 10 million or so units on records by George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks and Dunn, to name a few. He also began an acting career, appearing in the iconic TV series Thirtysomething; Postcards from the Edge (Directed by Mike Nichols), and indie features including To Cross the Rubicon and How To Make The Cruelest Month. JD also became more involved with Best Friends Animal Society, and remains a passionate advocate for animal rights.

In 2008 Souther began to assemble a small group of jazz musicians to realize his next dream. They released If The World Was You (Slow Curve, 2008) a standalone set of original musical stories that crosses new territory but still tears at familiar places in the heart. The Tennessean music editor called it "either the jazziest singer songwriter record of our time or the most literate and lyrically sophisticated new jazz record on the market." In 2010, JD released Rain: Live at the Belcourt Theatre (Slow Curve, 2010). It was recorded live to a sold out crowd.

In 2011 Souther accepted an offer, from Chuck Mitchell at eOne Music, to revisit some of his most popular songs, including some hits that Souther had never recorded himself. Produced by Fred Mollin, the result was Natural History (eOne Music, 2011) featuring revelatory, stripped down, and haunting performances, including "Best Of My Love," "Sad Café," "New Kid in Town," "Faithless Love," and "Prisoner In Disguise." Jazz Times Magazine had high praise for the work; "Souther proves his work holds up as well as Dylan's or Simon's or Lennon/McCartney's." His second eOne release, Midnight In Tokyo (eOne Music, 2012), is a late set in Japan with the trio joined by his pal and favorite sax man, Jeff Coffin. Cool as jazz, indeed, but something more: an unexpected creative evolution by a master songwriter and singular vocal stylist.

A major career accolade was received in 2013, as JD was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He also appeared in the ABC-TV hit drama Nashville, in the recurring role of Zen-like producer/guru Watty White. Shortly thereafter, JD Souther signed a new recording contract with Sony Music Masterworks division, now led by his old friend, Chuck Mitchell. The label is home to icons as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Dolly Parton, and Sonny Rollins, among many others. JD also reunited with another icon of the music industry, his old friend Irving Azoff, who had managed the artist during his turbulent early years.

This brings us to the new album, Tenderness. Produced by Larry Klein, an instant fellow traveler (Joni Mitchell, Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, and Herbie Hancock) the new album continues Souther's new paths in sound and style; but at the same time, it's unlike anything he has previously recorded. Joining Souther on guitar and vocals are longtime collaborators: pianist Chris Walters and saxophonist Jeff Coffin; as well as new friends: vocalist Lizz Wright, trumpet master Till Brönner, and jazz piano legend Billy Childs, who also arranged the elegant and searing strings on half the album's tracks.

Commenting on the contemporary trends of listener engagement in this era of individual tracks, shuffled playlists, random access, etc., Souther notes, "Now there are many ways to listen to music, and my intention is, as always, that each song tells its own story; however, Tenderness is very much designed as a set. I invite you to enjoy it this way."

Overall, the album finds Souther stretching musically, balancing his pop and jazz sensibilities, paying particular homage to his earliest influences, the geniuses of the 20th Century Great American Songbook: Cole Porter particularly, as well as the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Fred Coots, Yip Harburg, and picking up along the way some of the modern grace of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.

"JD Souther's latest release "Tenderness" and reissues of his "John David Souther" solo debut album, "Black Rose", and "Home By Dawn", are available everywhere."

*Please note that John David Souther is professionally known as JD Souther (not J.D. Souther).

 

 

 

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

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

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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.

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The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more | Nov 17th
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more | Nov 17th

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

Nov 17th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Tommy James and the Shondells, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Jim Croce, Three Dog Night... Take a star-studded journey back through rock and roll history with The Hit Men - legendary performers who sang and played with some of the greatest artists of our time. The Hit Men perform a Billboard Chart-topping show of songs to which you danced, dated, sang along and knew every word. You’ll even remember where you were when you first heard these “best time of your life” gold and platinum hits. The Hit Men are not a tribute band. They are the actual musicians and singers you heard on the original records, listened to on the radio, watched on TV and saw in concert. During this exciting multi-media production, The Hit Men will take you behind the scenes with “insider” stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim, Elton and much more. Relive the greatest years of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You’ll leave the theater feeling like you are 23 years old again! 

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

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.

 

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Classic Albums Live Presents the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary
Nov
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Classic Albums Live Presents the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

Classic Albums Live Presents

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Nov 30th

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary
Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

Classic Albums Live Presents
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Nov 30th

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary  

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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

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

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.”

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CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | DEC 2nd
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | DEC 2nd

Classic Albums Live Presents
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Dec 2nd | 8 PM

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | Dec 2

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | Dec 2

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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

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

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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

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Catherine Russell at The Landmark on Main Street - Feb 9th
Feb
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Catherine Russell at The Landmark on Main Street - Feb 9th

Catherine Russell "Harlem on My Mind"

 at Landmark on Main Street | 8 PM | FEB 9 2018

 

Catherine Russell, "Harlem on My Mind" at Landmark on Main Street, Feb 9 2018 | 8 PM

Catherine Russell, "Harlem on My Mind" at Landmark on Main Street, Feb 9 2018 | 8 PM

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash, among others, touring the world and appearing on over 200 albums.

Her 2006 debut album Cat, (World Village/Harmonia Mundi), garnered rave reviews, paving the way for her 2008 sophomore release, Sentimental Streak. Catherine was a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", PBS-TV’s “Tavis Smiley Show”, and NPR's "Fresh Air", “Piano Jazz”, “Mountain Stage”, “World Café”, and “JazzSet”. She has won a prestigious German Record Critics' Award and a Living Blues magazine's critics' poll. Catherine Russell's third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek and Roots Music Report’s radio charts, while also charting on Billboard and reaching #1 on I-Tunes jazz charts. A fourth album, Strictly Romancin’ was released in February 2012 and was awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Album of The Year) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also in 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, Boardwalk Empire.

In 2013, Catherine contributed 3 songs to the soundtrack of the film, Kill Your Darlings. Her 5th solo album, Bring It Back, was released worldwide in February of 2014 on the Jazz Village label, receiving a   5 Star Review in Downbeat Magazine. In September 2016, Catherine Russell released her 6th solo album, titled Harlem On My Mind, featuring songs from the Great African American Songbook.

With universal acclaim, Catherine Russell has performed on four continents. She's been a hit at major Jazz Festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Panama, Tanglewood, and at sold out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, SFJazz in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, "Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages."

Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

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Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | Fri. Feb 16th
Feb
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | Fri. Feb 16th

Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | 2.16.18

Landmark on Main Street | 8 PM

Darlene Love | Landmark on Main Street | 2.16.18

Darlene Love | Landmark on Main Street | 2.16.18

"Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." ~ The New York Times

Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. She returns to Landmark's Jeanne Rimsky Theater for an unprecedented seventh consecutive appearance, this time bringing the Love with her Valentine Tour.

Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all...from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.'

In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.

Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, a song that she performed annually The Late Show With David Letterman for some 29 years.

Featured in 2013's Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Darlene sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the film. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.


Darlene Love received her industry's highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing He's A Rebel together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang He's A Fine, Fine Boy backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!"

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

Eaglemania | Sat. 8.12.17 | Tarrytown Music Hall

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.

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

The Robert Cray Band

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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." 

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David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

David Wilcox | Naked Soul | July 28th

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.

 

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

Conor Oberst | FM Kirby Center | July 27th

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.

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

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

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. 

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The Nerds | July 21st | The Circle Line Cruise | Pier 83 | NYC
Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Nerds | July 21st | The Circle Line Cruise | Pier 83 | NYC

America’s most iconic cover band, The Nerds!

The Circle Line Cruise

July 21st | Boarding 7 PM | Cruising 8 - 11 PM

The Nerds | July 21st | 8 - 11 PM | Circle Line Cruise | NYC | Boarding begins at 7 PM

The Nerds | July 21st | 8 - 11 PM | Circle Line Cruise | NYC | Boarding begins at 7 PM

Ready for a night of Rock n Roll fun-omenon?

America’s most iconic cover band, The Nerds, return with a full set of vintage entertainment. That’s right, for one night only CircleLive Summer Series play host to Spaz, Mongo,  Stretch, and Biff on board the iconic New York Cruise Lines for an unmissable gig.

They have performed for countless political figures, have been joined onstage by numerous sports figures including members of the NY Giants, NY Yankees, NJ Nets, NASCAR champions, and yes even the occasional rockstar like Jon Bon Jovi, members of Twisted Sister, Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers, Billy Joel’s band and Letterman’s Late Night band.

They have shared a stage with Sheryl Crow, Hootie and the Blowfish, Earth Wind and Fire, Train, The Go-Gos, Maroon 5, Southside Johnny, and many, many more. And now The Nerds are ready to welcome you on board for a night of Rock n Roll fun-omenon.

Roll back the years and relive the magic of The Nerds’ Rockin’ The River Cruise and an era when The Nerds were the soundtrack of your lives.

Things To Know

  • Boarding: 7PM

  • Cruising: 8PM – 11PM

  • Must be ages 21+ to purchase tickets, ID’s will be checked prior to boarding

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

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

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.

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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Kevin Hart Works Out New Material | June 30th | Garde Arts Center
Jun
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kevin Hart Works Out New Material | June 30th | Garde Arts Center

Kevin Hart | June 30th | Garde Arts Center

SOLD OUT

Kevin Hart Works Out New Material | Garde Arts Center | June 30th | SOLD OUT

Kevin Hart Works Out New Material | Garde Arts Center | June 30th | SOLD OUT

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart just announced on Tuesday, four days before his scheduled Birthday Bash at Foxwoods, that he would be holding an impromptu show at the Garde Arts Center to test new comedy material — a growing trend in the comedy world.

In February, Louis C.K. threw an impromptu comedy show in Boston that had crowds flocking en masse to the gig, and Chris Rock did the same thing at Greenwich Village’s Comedy Cellar in October.

Hart’s show, however, is scheduled only two hours before his party is to begin, which had us wondering how he would even make it on time. A helicopter, perhaps? All jokes aside, for Hart, this makes sense. He is known for his work ethic, and his decision to seize on an opportunity to perform at a great local arts institution shows, on his part, that coming to Connecticut for what seems like a promotional event for Foxwoods, wouldn’t be enough for him.

So wait ’til those who already bought a $45 ticket to his birthday party hear of this. Foxwoods’ vague description of Hart’s party had us wondering what going to such an event would entail — it seems that Hart won’t be doing any sort of performance at the party, so onlookers might be left to watch their star sit across the room drinking champagne. At the very least, based on the party info, everyone will be guaranteed a lot of cake.

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

Aimee Mann | June 24th | Tarrytown Music Hall

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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."

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

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

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.”

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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

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

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.”

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Nick Lowe with Special Guest Alejandro Escovedo at Tarrytown Music Hall

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.

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

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

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.

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

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum

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.

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

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th

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.” 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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