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Local favorites Nellie Rustick and Steve Hassmer return to the area with a concert of LOVE SONGS, accompanied by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Presenting a mix of gorgeous classical pieces and fun musical theater favorites. This concert is sure to have something for everyone. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call (518) 755-7185. Tickets available at the door.
Tracy Grammer is renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. She has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation’s top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter. Her eleventh release, Low Tide, showcases her original songs and was Folk Alley's #2 album of…Find out more »
Come and meet your favorite local media personalities! With digital press taking over, news about our community is delivered in an instant. How has that changed how we communicate and interact? This is an opportunity to find out from the folks on the front lines.Find out more »
Embe Esti is the New York Capital Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band that mixes Afrobeat, North African, and other global traditions with rock, funk, and blues. Their songs combine message-based lyrics with the raw improvisation of jazz and polished writing and performances to create original soulful dance music that will get your hands clapping and feet moving. Group members include vocalist Taunya Hannibal-Williams, guitarist Scott Collins, bassist Mike Dimin, and drummer Robert Morris, with special guest jazz trumpeter Rob Fisch.Find out more »
Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Bill Keith, and Bruno Wolfe. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became The Lovin' Spoonful. These days, Kweskin is best known as a singer and bandleader. He is recognized as…Find out more »
We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Members’ Art Show. This popular show is open to all Academy members. To submit work for the exhibition you must be a current member of the Academy as of March 1, 2020. Submission guidelines and details.Find out more »
An evening of original and vintage songs about NYC. Singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna bring a wealth of inspirations and influences to their crafts, from Tin Pan Alley to folk and Americana. Fresh from their German tour of "Ein Abend in New York," they harmonize and wax poetic, creating a sound that charms and delights audiences of all stripes. Multi-instrumentalist and performer Rachelle Garniez is a native New Yorker who has earned the titles "Diva…Find out more »
Save the date. Highly talented high school musicians will win a place in the finals Competition/Concert of the Uel Wade Music Scholarship. The students will perform up to 15 minutes of repertoire in front of a live audience, whose admission fee of $10 will be applied directly to the scholarship fund. A panel of professional musicians will deliberate, and their choice of the winner(s) will be announced to the audience.
Husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape over more than two decades of travel across the US and UK. Starting out as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, the New York-based duo cites Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers as primary influences. Their original songs, spanning more than a dozen CDs, are uplifting and encouraging. They describe their music as “a tonic to inspire and empower our better angels.” Ticket Sales to be…Find out more »