MWB SPECIAL EVENTS → 

Roger McGuinn Live at Landmark on Main Street
May
2
7:30 pm19:30

Roger McGuinn Live at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street

Roger McGuinn - The Pete Fornatale Concert Featuring Willie Nile - SOLD OUT CALL FOR WAITLIST Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Roger McGuinn Live at Landmark on Main Street : Tuesday 5/2 @ 8PM

Roger McGuinn Live at Landmark on Main Street : Tuesday 5/2 @ 8PM

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like Turn,Turn,Turn, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man, McGuinn didn't just make music; he made history. That feeling continues today as Roger offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a mastery that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the "old friends" they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

Willie Nile : The Pete Fornatale Concert @MWBshows #MWBpresents

The New York Times called Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album American Ride won "Best Rock Album of the Year" at the Independent Music Awards. Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. He is currently touring in North America and working on a new album. He lives in New York City.

Pete Fornatale, born in the Bronx, was a staple of New York radio for nearly 50 years. A long time resident of Port Washington, he became one of the architects of free form, album-oriented radio, and helped build an audience for such legendary acts as The Beach Boys, Poco, Roger McGuinn and many others. When folk singer Harry Chapin partnered with radio DJ Bill Ayres in 1975 to create the non-profit Word Hunger Year, Pete was an early supporter who co-hosted WHY's Hungerthon for many years and also served on the Board of Directors.

Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Together we are transforming our collective food system into one that is socially and economically just, nourishes whole communities, cools the planet and ensures the rights of all people to food, land, water and sustainable livelihoods. Learn more at whyhunger.org

A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit WHY Hunger.

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.

PLEASE CALL 516.767.6444 TO JOIN THE WAIT LIST.

Roger McGuinn Live at South Orange Performing Artst Center May 4th
May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Roger McGuinn Live at South Orange Performing Artst Center May 4th

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Roger McGuinn Live at SOPAC May 4th @ 7:30 PM

Roger McGuinn Live at SOPAC Thurs 5/4 @ 7:30 PM

Roger McGuinn Live at SOPAC Thurs 5/4 @ 7:30 PM

s the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable music industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” he didn’t just make music; he made history.

That feeling continues today as Roger McGuinn offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master, that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the Folk music that he so passionately embraces.

Roger McGuinn’s been busier than ever, spearheading his acclaimed Folk Den project, touring with Country superstar Marty Stuart and his band, appearing at The Corona Theatre to open the Montreal Folk Festival, playing at Stagecoach and appearing as a Very Special Guest on selected dates of Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus Tour.

An evening with Roger McGuinn is an event to cherish forever.

Lucinda Williams | 2 Night Run at Tarrytown Music Hall | May 4th & 5th
May
4
May 5

Lucinda Williams | 2 Night Run at Tarrytown Music Hall | May 4th & 5th

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Two nights of Lucinda Williams |

|Tarrytown Music Hall | MAY 4th & 5th | 8 PM

Lucinda Williams - 2 nights at Tarrytown Music Hall - May 4th & 5th

Lucinda Williams - 2 nights at Tarrytown Music Hall - May 4th & 5th

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to Tarrytown, touring behind her new album ‘Ghosts of Highway 20’. For much of the ‘90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry – as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary-Chapin Carpenter’s interpretation of Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.” While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism – like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.” Lucinda credits the injection of vitality and passion that emerged in part to Tom Overby, her partner in both life and music, who’s acted as both a sounding board and collaborator, contributing production ideas and offering encouragement to forge forward in directions that she might not have otherwise explored. That creative connection has grown increasingly electric over the years, as borne out by 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which Blurt’s Fred Mills referred to as “A snapshot—or feature-length film, take your pick – of a woman fully renewed and at the height of her creative powers.” The album won the 2015 Americana Music Association Award for Album of the Year.

 Storm Large with Le Bonheur, May 5th at South Orange Performing Arts Center
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Storm Large with Le Bonheur, May 5th at South Orange Performing Arts Center

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

 Storm Large w. Le Bonheur, at SOPAC:   MAY 5th at 8PM

 Storm Large with Le Bonheur, 5/4/17 at South Orange Performing Arts Center, 8PM

 Storm Large with Le Bonheur, 5/4/17 at South Orange Performing Arts Center, 8PM

With “Stormy Love,” Storm Large and her gutsy band Le Bonheur make a triumphant return to the SOPAC stage. Known for her passionate vocal interpretations and her sizzling stage presence, you will be “taken by Storm” as you experience this sublime and unique performer. Storm Large and her band released Le Bonheur in 2014, a record that captures their inspiring and subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. It is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted…much like the lady herself.

Storm Large cartwheeled out of the gutter of her checkered past across a thousand punk rock stages and into her infamously googled stint on the CDS Rock n’ Roll reality series Rock Star: Supernova. From there she went on to tour the world, singing in 17 different languages, and only behaving herself somewhat, as vocalist for the joyful little pop orchestra Pink Martini.

This route lead to Storm Large to Carnegie Hall singing Kurt Weill with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Gilmore Festival with pianist Kirill Gerstein, at the Ojai Festival with The Knights and at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She has appeared with The New York Pops Orchestra, The Cincinnati Symphony, The Houston Symphony, Ireland’s RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin and with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. among many other ensembles.

Storm Large is not only a musician but also an actor, playwright, and author. Her award-winning one-woman show, Crazy Enough, broke every box office record at Portland Center Stage in 2010. In 2012, she detailed her wild life in a memoir of the same title released through Simon and Schuster. The book was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for creative non-fiction. She is currently co-writing a new musical for The Public Theater in New York City and continues to tour with Pink Martini.

Happily Ever After | Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | Sun May 6th
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

Happily Ever After | Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | Sun May 6th

  • South Orange Performing Artst Center

Happily Ever After | SOPAC | 5.6.17 | 2 PM

Happily Ever After | SOPAC | May 6th | 2 PM

Happily Ever After | SOPAC | May 6th | 2 PM

With Happily Ever After, get ready to laugh out loud at our hilarious renditions of some of the best stories from the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works. In this (not-so-grim) adventure, our engaging performers transform into Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

This fairy tale inspired production is the perfect way to create a magical afternoon! Loaded with audience participation and an endless stream of laughs, this show will leave you and your children shouting for more!

Founded in 2003, Bright Star Theatre tours the nation offering high quality, affordable programs to every imaginable venue including the National Theatre.

Bright Star Touring Theatre
Recommended Ages: 4-10  
 

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at SOPAC
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea feat. Bill Cooley, live at SOPAC, 5/6 at 8PM

Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at 8PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Kathy Mattea ft. Bill Cooley, May 6th at 8PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into “The Acoustic Living Room” to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts.

“The Acoustic Living Room” set is sure to include Kathy Mattea’s beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?,” and many other hits. A handful of more eclectic and often-requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format will also be performed.

Kathy Mattea’s 17 albums are woven through with Bluegrass, Gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots and is a torchbearer for often overlooked musical legacies like those of Hazel Dickens and Jean Ritchie. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor | Landmark on Main Street | 05.06 | 8 PM
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor | Landmark on Main Street | 05.06 | 8 PM

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor

Landmark on Main Street | May 6th | 8 PM

Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor | Landmark on Main Street 5.6

Karla Bonoff was a songwriter by the age of fifteen. In the 60's she became friends with other musicians who were creating their own unique sound. She talks about lining up at the legendary Troubadour to get a slot in the famous Monday night Troubadour "hoot," a proving ground for many now-famous artists. She says, "It was an amazing time. Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Elton John were around the Troubadour in those days." Karla connected with Linda Ronstadt, who recorded three Bonoff songs on her 1976 album - and three more on her 1990 album.

Karla's performing career took off soon after. Throughout the years, Karla has continued to do what she does best. She's toured with Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, J.D. Souther and others, building up a passionate audience, resulting in sold-out houses everywhere. People magazine ranked her All My Life as one of the top 5 most popular wedding songs. Often after her concerts, Karla talks with fans and signs CDs and well-worn LP covers people bring to her shows.

Karla's legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla's All My Life recording. "Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today."

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. He is the fourth child in a musical family that also includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. Livingston released 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 his 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.


Livingston has been performing ever since his early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull. His shows are peppered 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.

An Evening with Kris Kristofferson
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Kris Kristofferson

  • Garde Arts Center

An Evening with Kris Kristofferson at The Garde Arts Center

Kris Kristofferson | Garde Arts Center | May 6th | 8 PM

Kris Kristofferson | Garde Arts Center | May 6th | 8 PM

Heralded as an artist’s artist, Kris Kristofferson has recorded 27 albums and has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world. He achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions. 

His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films.  In 1977 He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in “A Star Is Born.”  He’s appeared in cult favorites including the “Blade” trilogy, “Lone Star,” “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Blume In Love,” “Cisco Pike,” and “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.” Recent films include “Fast Food Nation,”  “Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story,” “The Jacket,” “Silver City,” “He’s Just Not That In To You,” and “Dolphin Tale.”

 

An Evening With Roger McGuinn at Tarrytown Music Hall
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening With Roger McGuinn at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

An Evening With Roger McGuinn | 05.06

8 PM |Tarrytown Music Hall

Roger McGuinn Live at the Tarrytown Music Hall Sat, May 6th at 8PM

Roger McGuinn Live at the Tarrytown Music Hall Sat, May 6th at 8PM


As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn”, “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history. That feeling continues today as Roger offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master, that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

David Bromberg Quintet | May 11th | South Orange Performing Arts Center | 7:30 PM
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

David Bromberg Quintet | May 11th | South Orange Performing Arts Center | 7:30 PM

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

David Bromberg Quintet Live at SOPAC

May 11th - 7:30 PM

David Bromberg Quintet | SOPAC | May 11th | 7:30 PM

David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate to the stars, released The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues (Red House Records) just last year. Produced by Levon Helm and Bob Dylan’s longtime collaborator, Larry Campbell, Bromberg’s first album since 2013 is a wonderfully curated selection of deep cuts from the Blues genre, in addition to original compositions.

Bromberg found his inspiration for this album when he heard Willie Nelson repeat a quote from Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble: “there’s only two kinds of music – the Star Spangled Banner and the Blues.”

Through Bromberg’s unparalleled playing and gift for interpretation, a crack band and Campbell’s tasteful horn arrangements, the record reaches electrifying heights as well as intimate acoustic moments, breathing fresh life into the songs of Robert Johnson, Bobby Charles, George “Little Hat” Jones, Ray Charles, and Sonny Boy Williamson, among others. Ray Charles’ “A Fool For You” is one of many album stand-outs, featuring just David Bromberg on a spellbinding solo acoustic guitar performance and vocals. Bromberg learned the song “Why Are People Like That?” from a Muddy Waters record, a song written by one of his favorite writers: Bobby Charles. Bromberg dug deep into recorded music, sometimes finding songs with mysterious origins such as “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round,” or “900 Miles,” an old Country song imagined as if Howlin’ Wolf were to play it.

Bromberg is “an American music icon” (Dr. John), and counts Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, The Eagles, and so many more as collaborators, fans and friends. This is Bromberg’s 18th album, the latest in a solo career that began in 1971 on his self-titled debut.

Todd Rundgren - White Knight The ChivalRock Tour | May 11th | Tarrytown Music Hall
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Todd Rundgren - White Knight The ChivalRock Tour | May 11th | Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Todd Rundgren - White Knight The ChivalRock Tour

5/11 | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM

Todd Rundgren | White Knight, The ChivalRock Tour | 5.11.17 | Tarrytown MH

Todd Rundgren | White Knight, The ChivalRock Tour | 5.11.17 | Tarrytown MH

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. 1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star as well as such hit singles as I Saw The Light, Hello It's Me, Can We Still Be Friends, and Bang The Drum. His latest studio album, White Knight, is set for release this spring. He continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band and to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally.

Melissa Ferrick | NAKED SOUL | The Rubin Museum of Art | May 12th
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Melissa Ferrick | NAKED SOUL | The Rubin Museum of Art | May 12th

  • Naked Soul The Rubin Museum

Melissa Ferrick | NAKED SOUL | Fri. May 12, 2017

Melissa Ferrick Live at NAKED SOUL | The RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART | Friday, May 12, 2017

Melissa Ferrick Live at NAKED SOUL | The RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART | Friday, May 12, 2017

Melissa Ferrick’s twelfth original album is a homecoming. The self-titled album is, in many ways, a new beginning for Ferrick. Written in just over a year, recorded at home, and released on her own relaunched label, the acoustic album is simple, eloquent, and honest with an undeniable level of maturity. For long-time fans this will be a welcome new arrival. For those who are just discovering Ferrick this is a superb way to be introduced. A completely solo effort in its process, creation, and release, Ferrick is marking the middle of her career with a perfect return to songwriting and herself.

The Weight Band - Playing Songs of The Band at Tarrytown Music Hall May 12th
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and has since grown to become the world’s premier comedy club, theatre and school of improvisation—with live shows every night in Chicago, Toronto and Hollywood. Bernard Sahlins, Howard Alk and Paul Sills, son of teacher Viola Spolin, founded the theater as a place where scenes and story were created improvisationally, using techniques that grew out of the innovative techniques Spolin developed and taught. The Second City chose its self-mocking name from the title of an article about Chicago by A. J. Liebling that appeared in The New Yorker in 1952.
Andrew Alexander and his recently deceased partner Len Stuart acquired The Second City in 1987. Andrew Alexander has helmed the Second City for 42 years and has produced television programs in both the United States and Canada including “SCTV,” “Second City Presents” and “Next Comedy Legend.” Since its debut, The Second City has been a launching pad for comedians, actors, directors and others working in show business. Notable alumni include Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, John Belushi, John Candy, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Jeff Garlin, Ian Gomez, Bonnie Hunt, Richard Kind, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Andrea Martin, Jack McBrayer, Tim Meadows, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Joan Rivers, Amy Sedaris, Martin Short, George Wendt and Fred Willard, among many others.
Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: "The Legend Lives On” 5/13 at Tarrytown Music Hall
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Orang Performing Arts Center

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

David Bromberg Big Band w Special Guest

John Sebastian: May 19th8PM

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

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

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Cray Band | May 26th | Garde Arts Center

  • The Garde Arts Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

Gaelic Storm at SOPAC June 2 - 8PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Donovan: The Sunshine Superman

50th Anniversary Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall | 06.02.17

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Garde Arts Center

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

Sat June 3rd at 8 PM!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

"Tell Me Something I Don’t Know"

A Live Event & Podcast from host Stephen J. Dubner

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

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

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

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

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

  • The 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.

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

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

  • Landmark on Main Street

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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th | 8 PM

Nick Lowe | SOPAC | June 15th | 8 PM

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

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

Anthony D'Amato Live at Naked Soul The Rubin Museum

  • 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.

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

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

  • South Orang Performing Arts Center

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.

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

Nick Lowe with Special Guest Alejandro Escovedo at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.”

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

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

  • The FM Kirby Center

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. 

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

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

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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.

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

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

  • Landmark on Main Street

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.

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

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.”

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

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

  • 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."

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

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

  • The FM Kirby Center

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.

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

Aimee Mann | June 24th | Tarrytown Music Hall

  • 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.

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

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

  • The Rubin Museum

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

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

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

  • Landmark on Main Street

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. 

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

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

  • The Rubin Museum

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.

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

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

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

RODRIGUEZ at Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.21.17 | 8PM

Rodriguez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21

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

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

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

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

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Billy Collins | SOPAC | Oct 20th | 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James Maddock

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

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

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Performing together and solo,

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman bring you the

C.G.P & Dawg Tour

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

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

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

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

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


Norm Lewis in Concert at Landmark on Main Street April 28th
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Norm Lewis in Concert at Landmark on Main Street April 28th

  • Landmark on Main Street

Norm Lewis in Concert at Landmark on Main Street 4/28 @ 8PM

Norm Lewis in Concert at Landmark on Main Street 4/28 @ 8 PM

Norm Lewis in Concert at Landmark on Main Street 4/28 @ 8 PM

In May of 2014, Norm Lewis made history as The Phantom of the Opera's first
African American Phantom on Broadway.

He has been seen on PBS in the Live From Lincoln Center productions of
Showboat with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis: Who Am I?, and New Year's Eve:
A Gershwin Celebration
with Diane Reeves, as well as American Voices with
Renée Fleming and the PBS Special First You Dream - The Music of Kander &
Ebb
. His additional television credits include Chicago Med, Gotham, The
Blacklist
, and Blue Bloods, as well as in his recurring role as Senator Edison
Davis on the hit drama Scandal.

Mr. Lewis received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle
award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on
Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party,
Side Show, Miss Saigon
, and The Who's Tommy. In London's West End he has
appeared as Javert in Les Misérables and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary
Concert
, which aired on PBS.

 Kristin Hersh Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | April 28th
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Kristin Hersh Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum | April 28th

  • The Rubin Museum of Art

Kristin Hersh | Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum

NYC | 04.28 | 7:00PM

Kristin Hersh at Naked Soul, April 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Kristin Hersh at Naked Soul, April 28th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Kristin Hersh is an American singer, songwriter, and author known for her confessional songwriting style in solo work and with the bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave. The New York Times has said of her style: “Her plastic, sometimes obsessively circular song structures emphasize staggered rhythms and extreme dynamic shifts, and her voice, a carnal cry that pushes through her body gathering up air, lends her often oblique lyrics an oracular veneer.” Hersh is an advocate of independent collaboration and much of her music has been released on independent labels and online.

Melissa Etheridge | The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 04.23
Apr
23
7:30 pm19:30

Melissa Etheridge | The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 04.23

  • The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Melissa Etheridge at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall   April 23rd | 7:30 PM

Melissa Etheridge | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | April 23 | 7:30 PM

Melissa Etheridge | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | April 23 | 7:30 PM

Performing with her band! Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. 

The LIttle Mermaid Live at Tarrytown Music Hall April 23rd
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

The LIttle Mermaid Live at Tarrytown Music Hall April 23rd

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

The Little Mermaid Live at Tarrytown Music Hall at 2PM 4/23

The Little Mermaid Live at Tarrytown Music Hall 4/23

In a brand new, original production, The classic tale of The Little Mermaid is brought to the stage by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company USA. With stunning scenery, eye-catching costumes, original songs plus up to date chart songs, not forgetting loads of audience participation, this show makes for a thoroughly entertaining family day out. Following a sell-out tour of China, and the UK, The Panto Company USA brings you their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved story. The Little Mermaid follows the dreams of a young girl who believes there is a better life for her out of the water. Of course, there’s a handsome prince, an evil baddie and a bucket load of laughs along the way.

Loretta Lynn | Tarrytown Music Hall | April 22 nd | 7 PM
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Loretta Lynn | Tarrytown Music Hall | April 22 nd | 7 PM

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Loretta Lynn Live at Tarrytown | Sun. 04.22 | 7 PM

Loretta Lynn Live at Tarrytown | Sun. 04.22 | 7 PM

Loretta Lynn Live at Tarrytown | Sun. 04.22 | 7 PM

We are thrilled to welcome back country music icon Loretta Lynn. For over 55 years now, Loretta Lynn has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. An honest-to-goodness American icon, she is the proud owner of ten #1 albums, sixteen #1 singles, four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, twelve Academy of Country Music Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. In 1972, she became the first female artist to win the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Now a member of the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In all, she has sold more than 45 million albums, worldwide. In 1976, Lynn penned “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” making her the first woman to write a best-selling autobiography. In 1980, Universal Pictures released a movie by the same name, which would later earn an Academy Award for Best Actress (Sissy Spacek).

The Jayhawks at Tarrytown Music Hall, April 21st
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

The Jayhawks at Tarrytown Music Hall, April 21st

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

The Jayhawks with Special Guest Johnny Irion | Tarrytown Music Hall | 04.21 | 8 PM

The Jayhawks with Special Guest: Johnny Irion | Tarrytown Music Hall | 04.21 | 8 PM

The Jayhawks with Special Guest: Johnny Irion | Tarrytown Music Hall | 04.21 | 8 PM

Special Guest: Johnny Irion (of US Elevator)
The incredible harmonies and distinctive arrangements of The Jayhawks set them apart from the rest of the Minneapolis music scene that emerged in the 1980s. By the early 90’s they became a driving force and inspiration behind the growing Americana movement. Combining the talents of singer-songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks released their major label debut, the acclaimed Hollywood Town Hall (1992) on the Def American label. This was followed by Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), which produced the alternative radio hit single “Blue.”When Olson left to pursue a solo career, Louris singularly took over the songwriting role in The Jayhawks creating the band’s enduring sound on some of their best selling and well-received albums including Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). Louris continues to write and tour with the longtime core group of Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, and Tim O’Reagan. While the touring line-up has changed over the years and Olson briefly reappeared in 2010 to record and tour, this classic lineup maintains a commitment to adventure and forward motion in their shows and in their recordings. Their latest album, Paging Mr. Proust (2016), was produced in Portland with Peter Buck and Tucker Martine.

 

An Evening with Rufus Wainwright Friday, April 21, 2017 at Landmark on Main Street
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Rufus Wainwright Friday, April 21, 2017 at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street

Rufus Wainwright Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 pm, Landmark on Main Street

SOLD OUT

Rufus Wainwright, Friday: 4/21/17 at 8 pm

Rufus Wainwright, Friday: 4/21/17 at 8 pm

Praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.

In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009. The opera was subsequently performed in London at Sadler's Wells in April 2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House in February 2012. Now fully established as a composer of operas, Rufus has been commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera will premiere in Toronto in October 2018.

An Intimate Solo-Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope | April 21st
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

An Intimate Solo-Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope | April 21st

  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Citizen Cope performs an intimate solo-acoustic listening performance at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 4.21 | 8 PM

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

$1.00 of every CITIZEN COPE TICKET purchased will go to towards various charities related to youths and art programs including TurnAround Arts and Beauty for Freedom

“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy,” says one Rolling Stone writer, “is what gives Citizen Cope his edge. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone—an artist immune to corruption.”

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the seventies, and his life journey is as singular as his art. He is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

In the past nine years, he has produced four albums of depth and distinction, each a critical chapter in his search for a sound that paints an auditory American landscape in which despair wars with hope and hope, tied to love, is elusive.

Cope’s musical education was catch-as-catch can. Folk tales—whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy—shaped his sensitivity. A few college courses at Texas Tech alternately bored and excited him. In the Austin of the eighties, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him. He heard hip hop as inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs.

In the midst of the squalor, grandeur, and hypocrisy of the nation’s capitol, Cope set up camp. Vocalist Michel Ivey recruited him as a mad scientist who feverishly concocted samples for the artsy-edgy configuration known as Basehead. As the group hit the road, Cope stayed in the background, moving dials and pushing buttons. Inside his head, he heard stories that still had not assumed full form.

The long night of gestation got even longer. Finally, as the songs gave birth, Cope assumed others would sing them. He had sculpted certain stories and developed certain sounds. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope presumed he’d eventually find the right voice to sing his songs.

The right voice was found. By playing in local venues, the writer/producer ultimately met the only singer equipped to narrate the idiosyncratic stories. That voice resided within his own soul. The writer/producer/singer were one, living inside the wide confines of Cope’s vision.

On record the vision is first expressed in Citizen Cope, the debut album from 2002. The artist is still finding his footing and, although his trademark poetry is firmly in place, this is the only record where the production isn’t entirely his own. The aural environment is more elaborate, the sound not yet reduced down to the common denominator that we come to know as Cope. The theme, though, is clear—it’s “Contact,” the cry for a connection to a world that is at once bewildering, necessary, and fraudulent. The issues are serious. “You’ve got them crooked politicians,” he writes, “eating up the treasury and taking our cash to spend on the prisons while the youth they fast.” The groove is insistent. “Let the Drummer Kick” is the name of the song that says, “You’ve got to bust through…mass confusion, solution, conclusion, inspiration is what pulls you through.” Busting through, pulling through, getting through to “Salvation,” a story in which Judas shows up in DC and takes aim at the singer’s soul.

Rufus Wainwright Live at Tarrytown Music Hall | April 20th | 8 PM
Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

Rufus Wainwright Live at Tarrytown Music Hall | April 20th | 8 PM

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Rufus Wainwright | Tarrytown Music Hall

April 20th | 8 PM

Rufus Wainwright | Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.20.17 | 8 PM

Rufus Wainwright | Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.20.17 | 8 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Rufus Wainwright back to the Music Hall! Praised by the New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation.

The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.

In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009. The opera was subsequently performed in London at Sadler's Wells in April 2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House in February 2012.

Now fully established as a composer of operas, Rufus has been commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera will premiere in Toronto in October 2018.

Richard Thompson Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

Richard Thompson Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street

Richard Thompson - Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street Wed. 4/19 @ 7:30PM

SOLD OUT

Richard Thompson Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street 4/19 @ 7:30 PM @MWBshows

Richard Thompson Solo/Acoustic Performance at Landmark on Main Street 4/19 @ 7:30 PM @MWBshows

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain's BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello Award.

In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both "Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year".

Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60's, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 Thompson left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade-long musical partnership with his then wife Linda and over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist who tours both solo acoustic and with his electric trio. His recently released CD, Still, was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, and reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!

 

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zepplin at Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zepplin at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zepplin

Tarrytown Music Hall | April 4th | 8 PM

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zepplin | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sat 04.15 | 8PM

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zepplin | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sat 04.15 | 8PM

GTLO returns to rock the Music Hall for the sixth consecutive year! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO recreates the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album...GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants...a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.

Richard Thomspon: Solo/Acoustic Performance at Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

Richard Thomspon: Solo/Acoustic Performance at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Richard Thomspon Live and Acoustic at Tarrytown Music Hall April 14th at 8PM

Richard Thompson performing a solo/acoustic performance at Tarrytown 4/14 8PM

Richard Thompson performing a solo/acoustic performance at Tarrytown 4/14 8PM

Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. HIs recently released CD, Still was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)! Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, Richard Thompson and his mates virtually invented British Folk Rock. By the age of 21 he left Fairport to pursue his own career, followed by a decade long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, to over 30 years as a highly successful solo artist who tours both solo acoustic and with his electric trio.

Special Guest: Joan Shelley

 

Son Volt Live at Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Son Volt Live at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

Son Volt Live at Tarrytown Music Hall April 9th @ 7PM

Son Volt Live at Tarrytown Music Hall : 4/9 at 7PM

Son Volt Live at Tarrytown Music Hall : 4/9 at 7PM

Seminal band Son Volt Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, was one of the most instrumental and influential bands inlaunching the alt.country movement of the 1990s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. They’ve announced the February 17, 2017 release of their new album, Notes Of Blue (Thirty Tigers). The 10 songs on Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. Whether you call it alt.country, Americana, roots rock, insurgent country or just good ol’ rock n roll, musical trends appear and disappear on regular basis. Notes of Blue is a testament to the legacy of inspiration and creative spirit that Jay Farrar and Son Volt continue to uphold.

One Night of Queen at Landmark on Main Street:  Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 pm
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

One Night of Queen at Landmark on Main Street: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 pm

  • Landmark on Main Street

One Night of Queen

Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works

Sunday | 04.09.17 | 7 pm

One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works | Sun. April 9th | 7 pm at Landmark on Main St.

One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works | Sun. April 9th | 7 pm at Landmark on Main St.

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN PERFORMED BY GARY MULLEN & THE WORKS is a spectacular live concert recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. They have been hailed as the World's Premiere Queen Tribute Band and have received rave reviews from audiences across the country.

In 2000, lead vocalist Gary Mullen won ITV's Stars in Their Eyes grand finale with a record poll of 864,838 votes, the largest number of votes ever received in the TV show's history. Brian May was quoted on national television as saying; "Gary shares 'more than a likeness' to Freddie." In 2002 Gary formed his band "The Works," comprised of Davie Brockett on guitar, Jonathan Evans on drums, Billy Moffat on bass and Malcolm Gentles on keyboards.

Over the past 12 years, Gary Mullen & The Works have performed their show One Night of Queen to sold-out audiences throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand. Gary Mullen & The Works brings the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury to life on stage with the spectacular rock tribute, One Night of Queen. Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, Killer Queen, You're My Best Friend, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio GaGa, Under Pressure, Another One Bites the Dust and many others. One Night of Queen will ROCK YOU!

 

Kim Russo live at Landmark on Main Street
Apr
8
8:00 pm20:00

Kim Russo live at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street

Kim Russo live at Landmark on Main Street April 8th, 2017

Kim Russo 4/8/17 at Landmark on Main Street

Kim Russo 4/8/17 at Landmark on Main Street

Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine.   Sometimes referring to herself as a translator for the spirit world, Kim also calls herself the psychic journalist, as she prides herself on the accuracy in understanding their language  and is most  careful to “interview” the spirit coming through during a reading. She explains her ability to understand the voice of spirit as nothing more than being fluent in their language.

Kim has been put through a battery of tests and has become a Certified Medium by The Forever Family Foundation and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. This foundation is dedicated and committed to proving the existence of life after death by integrating mediumship along with scientific studies. Kim has appeared on A & E’s hit show, Paranormal State and their hit TV show "Psychic Kids". She has also appeared on The Biography Channel's "Celebrity Ghost Stories" featuring the Country Legend Music Star, Loretta Lynn. She is currently the Host of the weekly running series "The Haunting Of..." on The LMN channel airing at 10pm Est. /9C, Saturday nights. Each week Kim visits with celebrities whom have had a paranormal experience. Watch Kim help them unravel their mystery while she explores not only the haunted location but other special surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Rainbow Fish LIVE at South Orange Performing Arts Center | April 8th | 2PM
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

The Rainbow Fish LIVE at South Orange Performing Arts Center | April 8th | 2PM

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

The Rainbow Fish LIVE at SOPAC ! | Family Fun for All Ages! | April 8th | 2 PM

The Rainbow Fish LIVE! | SOPAC | April 8th 2017 | 2 PM

The Rainbow Fish LIVE! | SOPAC | April 8th 2017 | 2 PM

With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?

Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others.

Arts Power
Running Time: approximately 55 minutes

Recommended Ages: 4-8

THE MUSICAL BOX: The Exclusive, Authorized by Peter Gabriel, Re-Creation of Genesis' "The Black Show" Version of "Selling England by the Pound"
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

THE MUSICAL BOX: The Exclusive, Authorized by Peter Gabriel, Re-Creation of Genesis' "The Black Show" Version of "Selling England by the Pound"

  • Garde Arts Center

THE MUSICAL BOX: SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND | The Black Show | The Garde Arts Center April 7th | 8PM

THE MUSICAL BOX: SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND | The Black Show | 4.7.17 | 8 PM

THE MUSICAL BOX: SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND | The Black Show | 4.7.17 | 8 PM

The internationally acclaimed Canadian band, The Musical Box -  the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel -   known for its near-perfect theatrical recreations of early Genesis' work, is coming to the Garde for the first time  to perform Selling England by the Pound (the Black Show) , the emblematic 1974 performance that made Genesis and Peter Gabriel attain rock star status.  The Musical Box has achieved a cult-like following from nostalgic and young music lovers alike for their concert staging using the same instruments and equipment used by Genesis during the ‘70’s, with exact replicas of Peter Gabriel’s costumes, stage props and slide projections. 

"They're not a tribute band. They have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production" Phil Collins

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at South Orange Performing Arts Center
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at South Orange Performing Arts Center

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at SOPAC 8 PM

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at SOPAC 4/7 @ 8PM

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at SOPAC 4/7 @ 8PM

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re- radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The pair performs music from their self- titled debut for which they took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.

The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Over the years, they played together most visibly in the Sparrow Quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen and informally at a pickin’ party here, a benefit there, or occasionally popping up in each other’s solo shows. Fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare eagerly anticipated that Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn would produce a full-fledged project together as a duo. Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But, when the banjo players are Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, it’s a different matter entirely. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, on top of the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

Fleck has the virtuosic, Jazz-to-Classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with Bluegrass roots. His standard-setting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to Jazz duos with Chick Corea, have had many tout that he’s the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has also done fascinating work in Folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force and become quite a live draw in her own right.

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul

  • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | The Rubin Museum of Art Friday, April 7th, 2017

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | Friday, April 7th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ari Hest Live at Naked Soul | Friday, April 7th, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ari Hest, with mesmerizing guitar licks and smoky vocals can sound vulnerable, formidable, angry, and hopeful, all with a sense of honesty and passion that is rarely found. Over his fifteen-year career Hest has released more than a dozen albums. He is half of the folk-pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan and half of the Brazilian music–inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise. His music has been featured in The Lincoln Lawyer (“Now”) as well as the television shows Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Throughout his career he has toured worldwide, sharing the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, and others.

Oleta Adams at South Orange Performing Arts Center
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Oleta Adams at South Orange Performing Arts Center

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

Oleta Adams Live at SOPAC 8 PM

Oleta Adams Live at SOPAC April 1st at 8PM

Oleta Adams Live at SOPAC April 1st at 8PM

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here” (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy.

Oleta will be adding to her musical legacy with the release of a new secular album, Let’s Stay Here, on April 21st of this year.  Although Oleta has had the opportunity to work with many fantastic producers over her career, she decided to produce this album herself in addition to writing eight of the ten songs.  Let’s Stay Here is a creative and evocative project with a soulful jazz influence and songs that project many tantalizing thoughts.  The songs weave through many a journey including a seductive love affair, vacation bliss, an abusive relationship, forgiveness, as well as a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” which was featured on a recent Buick commercial television ad campaign.

A long-time resident of Kansas City, Kansas, where she has found sanctuary from the turmoil of the entertainment industry, Oleta Adams also remains anchored by her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest. The youngest of three girls and two boys, Oleta spent her formative years in Seattle before traveling over the mountains at age six to Yakima, Washington, an idyllic town of 60,000. She first demonstrated her budding vocal gifts in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where her father served as minister.

By the time Oleta was eleven, she was directing and accompanying four choirs, having already established herself as a piano prodigy. She credits her further musical development in junior high school to Lee Farrell, “the brilliant Julliard-trained teacher and voice coach who changed my life.” School provided another outlet for Oleta Adams: the theatrical stage. In her senior year she broke barriers and traditions as the star of Hello Dolly! admitting that “early on I realized the pleasures of being a big fish in a small pond.”

Turning down the chance to pursue an operatic career as a lyric soprano, along with a scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University, Oleta instead spent a summer in Europe before heading to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. One demo tape and $5,000 later, she discovered that the disco movement had deafened music executives. Oleta’s gospel-flavored voice was not “in.” With the help of Coach Lee Farrell she wound up in Kansas City, where she launched her career playing piano bars, hotel lounges and showrooms.

Oleta quickly became a local institution, with her own billboard and a regular gig at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Celebrities from every musical genre caught her act, including Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Air Supply, Gino Vanelli, Yes and Billy Joel. Finally serendipity came in the form of the British band Tears for Fears, whose frontmen Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith asked her to appear on their 1989 “The Seeds of Love’ album, video and European tour. Proving that good things come to those who wait, upon her return to the U.S. Oleta signed a record deal for her first solo album in 1991.

With seven CDs, including secular, gospel, a Christmas album, and soon the eighth, Let’s Stay Here, worldwide acclaim and over two-and a-half million albums sold, Oleta’s musical odyssey continues – spiritually and creatively. For this consummate artist- composer-producer-musician, many goals remain on the horizon.

Morgan James - The Reckless Abandon Tour - Live at Landmark on Main Street
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Morgan James - The Reckless Abandon Tour - Live at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street

Morgan James with Andy Allo Live at Landmark on Main Street Saturday, April 1, 2017

Morgan James: The Reckless Abandon Tour at Landmark on Main Street 4/1/17

Morgan James: The Reckless Abandon Tour at Landmark on Main Street 4/1/17

The Reckless Abandon Tour

"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep...This woman is on fire." -- The New York Times

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James. On her full-length debut for Epic Records, Hunter, she casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and a soulful poise.

Hunter boasts powerful and personal renditions of Prince's "Call My Name" (reached Top 15 at Urban AC radio and #1 most added) along with Hall & Oates' "She's Gone" and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark". The album features a gradient of soulful styles: from lush tracks, with stacks of voices and horns; modern throwbacks to summertime pop; haunting ballads; empowering farewells.

In addition to Hunter, Morgan has released a live tribute to Nina Simone, Morgan James Live, as well as an EP featuring some of her fan's favorite covers, YouTube Sessions.

Since the release of Hunter, Morgan's music videos have accumulated more than 45 million views (and climbing). With viral sensation Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Morgan toured the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She is currently touring with her band featuring her new original music.

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Landmark on Main Street April 1
Apr
1
11:00 am11:00

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Landmark on Main Street April 1

  • Landmark on Main Street

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Landmark on Main Street 4/1 @ 11 AM

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Landmark on Main Street April 1 at 11 AM

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Landmark on Main Street April 1 at 11 AM

Winners of the 2006, 2008, 2009 AND the 2012,"Parent's Choice Awards", Hot Peas 'N Butter is a unique children's musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock.By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas 'N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike.

A multi-cultural music workshop on Friday, March 31 at 5:30 PM is included with your ticket purchase.

POCO Live at SOPAC
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

POCO Live at SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

POCO Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center, March 31st at 7PM

Poco at SOPAC 3/31

One of the first and longest-lasting Country-Rock groups, POCO had their roots in the dying embers of Buffalo Springfield. After Neil Young and Stephen Stills, the co-founders of Buffalo Springfield exited in the spring of 1968, only guitarist/singer Richie Furay and bassist Jim Messina remained to complete the group’s swan song of an album, Last Time Around. The final Buffalo Springfield track, “Kind Woman,” included only Furay and Messina, with a guest appearance on steel guitar by Rusty Young. At the time, Young was something of a rarity as a talented lap steel guitarist who was comfortable working in a Rock idiom. Young stuck with Furay and Messina and brought in two of his friends from Colorado to join the band. Drummer George Grantham and bass player Randy Meisner moved to California and signed on as POCO’s rhythm section.

Rusty Young – lead vocalist, guitar, pedal steel
Jack Sundrud – bass, vocals
Michael Webb – vocals, stringed instruments, keys and accordion.
Rick Lonow – drums and vocals

POCO began performing in Hollywood at clubs like The Troubadour and gained the attention of several record companies. They signed with Epic in the fall of 1968 and released their debut album Pickin’ Up The Pieces, in 1969. The band’s lineup changed a number of times over the years and it was the sixth reformation of POCO that proved to be the magical one that saw lots of chart-toppers. POCO released Legend 1978 and the single “Crazy Love,” written and sung by Young, became POCO’s biggest hit reaching the Top 20 on the Pop singles chart and crossing to the Country Top 100, the following year. Paul Cotton’s “Heart Of The Night” became a Top 20 Pop hit and helped propel sales past the 500,000 unit mark. POCO earned their first Gold disc and Legend eventually passed the one million sales mark to be certified Platinum. The title track of POCO’s 1980 album Under The Gun, reached the 40’s on the Pop chart and “Midnight Rain” went Top 75. The band recorded the Civil War themed album Blue And Grey in 1981 and Cowboys And Englishmen in 1982. The Ghost Town provided the Top 50 hit single, “Shoot for the Moon.”

POCO’s Inamorata and featured a reunion of sorts when released in 1984. On this album Furay, Grantham, Meisner, and Schmit joined POCO in the studio to sing on a few tracks. Later in the 80s, Young and Cotton occasionally performed as POCO with various Nashville studio musicians providing the rhythm section. In 1989, Young and Furay got the original POCO back together to record a Legacy which was released a year later.

The reunion album produced the pre-released 1989 Top 20 Pop hit and video, “Call It Love” and POCO embarked on a worldwide tour to support the album. They had a 1990 Top 40 Pop hit with “Nothin’ To Hide,” which was co-written and produced by Richard Marx. Throughout the 90s and first decade of 2000 POCO, led by Rusty Young, Paul Cotton and Jack Sundrud with the addition of drummer George Lawrence continued to be a recording and touring force logging 100 shows each year. In addition to releasing a new studio CD, Running Horse in 2003, the live DVD Keeping The Legend Alive in 2005, Bareback At Big Sky in 2006 and unplugged album The Wildwood Sessions in 2007. POCO has always maintained their musical superiority and the new incarnation will continue to be musically superior with a foot in the past, present and future. As Rusty Young says, “Hang on, this could be quite a ride.”

Hot Peas 'N Butter Live Family Fun at Landmark on Main Street | 03.31 & 04.01
Mar
31
Apr 1

Hot Peas 'N Butter Live Family Fun at Landmark on Main Street | 03.31 & 04.01

  • Landmark on Main Street
Hot Peas 'N Butter Live Family Fun at Landmark on Main Street - March 31st, 2017

Hot Peas 'N Butter Live Family Fun at Landmark on Main Street - March 31st, 2017

Hot Peas 'N Butter Live Family Fun at Landmark on Main Street - March 31st & April 1st

An interactive workshop featuring the performers from Saturday morning's Hot Peas 'N Butter concert. Sing along, dance along and share music from many cultures. A great way to introduce your kids to the music.

10,000 Maniacs Live at SOPAC
Mar
26
7:30 pm19:30

10,000 Maniacs Live at SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center

10,000 Maniacs Live at SOPAC - March 26th, 2017

10,000 Maniacs Live at SOPAC 3/26/17

10,000 Maniacs Live at SOPAC 3/26/17

One of the most acclaimed bands of the last three decades. 10,000 Maniacs defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands that became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five (1982) and Secrets of the I Ching (1983) on their own label. By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings, 10,000 Maniacs were one of the original “indie” bands before signing with Elektra Records.

Although Natalie Merchant is no longer with 10,000 Maniacs, the band has the added distinction of helping to launch her solo career. The singer-songwriter and musician parted ways with the band in 1993. 

2016 marks 35 years of 10,000 Maniacs and in honor of the anniversary the band released their first live album with lead vocalist Mary Ramsey, Playing Favorites.

Chris Smither and David Lindley Live at Landmark on Main Street
Mar
26
7:00 pm19:00

Chris Smither and David Lindley Live at Landmark on Main Street

  • Landmark on Main Street
Chris Smither and David Lindley

Chris Smither and David Lindley

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.

Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one man band to the bone!' Chris melds the guitar styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature sound. His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.

His newest release, Still On the Levee, is a career spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio mates The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master.

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African,Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's" uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

In 1990 a chance meeting of Lindley and Jordanian born percussionist Hani Naser led to an impromptu jam and an instant decision that "we should take this on the road." David and Hani toured the world for the following six years. The duo recorded two self-released "Official Bootleg" compact discs, 'Live in Tokyo Playing Real Good' and 'Live All Over the Place Playing Even Better' on Pleemhead Audio.
At his expansive and eclectic live performances David Lindley consistently gives one of the most unique concert experiences available to adventuresome music listeners.

10,000 Maniacs Live at Tarrytown Music Hall
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

10,000 Maniacs Live at Tarrytown Music Hall

  • Tarrytown Music Hall

10,000 Maniacs Live at Tarrytown Music Hall - 3/25/17

One of the most acclaimed bands of the last three decades. 10,000 Maniacs defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands that became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five (1982) and Secrets of the I Ching (1983) on their own label. By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings, 10,000 Maniacs were one of the original “indie” bands before signing with Elektra Records.

Although Natalie Merchant is no longer with 10,000 Maniacs, the band has the added distinction of helping to launch her solo career. The singer-songwriter and musician parted ways with the band in 1993. 

2016 marks 35 years of 10,000 Maniacs and in honor of the anniversary the band released their first live album with lead vocalist Mary Ramsey, Playing Favorites.

Vinicius Cantuaria canta Antonio Carlos Jobim Live at SOPAC
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Vinicius Cantuaria canta Antonio Carlos Jobim Live at SOPAC

  • South Orange Performing Arts Center
Vinicius Cantuaria canta Antonio Carlos Jobim Live at SOPAC 3/24/17

Vinicius Cantuaria canta Antonio Carlos Jobim Live at SOPAC 3/24/17

Vinicius Cantuaria canta Antonio Carlos Jobim Live at SOPAC, March 24th, 2017

Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuaria is a well-known Brazilian musician in the sphere of Bossa Nova and Jazz. He was a pioneer of neo-Brazilian music in the 1990s, then became one of the most important downtown New York figures, collaborating with artists as eclectic as Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Arto Lindsay, and Bill Frisell. 

Born in Manaus, Amazonas, Vinicius Cantuaria grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and after several successful records, he moved to New York in the mid-1990s. He has proved himself in a number of fields, directly or indirectly linked to Brazilian music. Leader of the rock band O Terco, he released six albums in Brazil in the 1980s and with his album Sol na Cara was a pioneer of neo-Brazilian music in the 1990s. As a composer, Vinicius Cantuaria has had many successes, with Lua e Estrela, Coisa Linda, So Você, and Na Cançao. As a sideman, he has performed with Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque, to name a few.

Vinicius Cantuaria, who owns his studio in New York and frequently travels to Brazil, works every day and progresses in small steps which gives the impression of a simple, melodic music that is incredibly sophisticated. His sound is full of incredible subtlety as well as contrasts, of great unity and remarkable diversity, with a pure and completed classicism. The music is almost classic, in a modern world.