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October 2019

Sixth Annual Regional Juried Art Show

Saturday, October 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 2019

"Retired Barn" by Andrew Pellettieri

Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm “This show is about how an artist, inspired by his or her process and vision, transforms the ephemeral into an enduring work of art. We had a great response this year from many artists throughout the region,” says Leslie Gabosh, member of the Academy Curatorial Committee and this year's coordinator of the Juried Regional Show. Juror Katharine T. Carter works as an artist representative, furthering the careers of artists across the country, and…

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November 2019

Amy Ryan Band

Saturday, November 9, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amy Ryan Band

A Magical Brew of Blues, Rock, Jazz and More Over the past five years, the Amy Ryan Band has gained an enthusiastic and growing following. In 2015, the group won Capital Region Blues Network’s qualifying competition to represent the region at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Guitarist Richard Green saw an opportunity to join forces with a gutsy female singer with the potential to lead a great blues band. Melding Amy’s country-blues vocal magic and Richard’s urban blues and…

$10 – $20
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Kids Need Music Annual Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kathleen O'Mara to perform at Kids Need Music benefit concert at Spencertown Academy

Kids Need Music presents a program of art songs, arias and popular songs by acclaimed soprano Kathleen O’Mara and pianist Chris Reynolds. Kathleen O’Mara is a soprano from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is studying for her M.M. at Juilliard. Ms. O’Mara has performed in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn of the Screw and Don Giovanni. Chris Reynolds performances have been hailed by Opera News as “exquisite,” and played with “jaw-dropping virtuosity.” He currently is a Doctoral Candidate at Juilliard with recent…

$25 – $75
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December 2019

Geoff Muldaur

Saturday, December 14, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roots & Shoots Concert Series presents Geoff Muldaur

Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960s and ’70s, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield’s Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.). Geoff’s newest albums have met with critical acclaim and feature his interpretations of American material as well as his own compositions.

$10 – $25
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January 2020

The Nields

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sisters Nerissa and Katryna are well into their third decade as musical partners. They have released 17 albums, had major and independent record and publishing deals, and performed with The Band, James Taylor, Dan Zanes, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Indigo Girls. Their most recent album, XVII, is both their most personal and their most community-minded. Its meditative lyrics express joy in the present and faith in the future. The songs are about the lessons The Nields hope to have learned…

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Save the Date: Revels 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Revels Save the Date

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Spencertown Revels Fundraiser. Guests support the Academy while enjoying an evening of great food and friends at this moveable feast. This year, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 25, 2020, so save the date! The evening begins at the festively decorated Academy for conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then moves on to delicious intimate…

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February 2020

Tracy Grammar

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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March 2020

Embe Esti with special guest Rob Fisch

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.…

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April 2020

Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band

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…

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May 2020

Rachelle Garniez

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand, singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist-accordionist Rachelle Garniez is a certified free spirit who performs story songs that slip between pop, polka, country, ska, jazz, yodeling, and more. She is at home in many worlds, from busking on street corners to performing on stages around the globe. She has released six albums of original material; her influences range from Tin Pan Alley classics to Klezmer, Americana Roots, and Latin flavors. Ticket sales to be announced.

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