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Roots & Shoots Streams: The Nields

Free. No registration necessary. Live stream on YouTube or Facebook. After having to cancel this much anticipated show last year (snow) and again this spring, the Nields have offered to share their Monday night Live Stream with the Academy audience. While this is not a holiday show per se, there might just be a few …

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Free

Roots & Shoots Streams: The Magdalens

Livestream from the Academy stage No registration necessary. Join in on YouTube. The Magdalens Unplugged is an alt-folk-rock band comprised of Renée DaVink (lead singer and songwriter), Britany Orlebeke (violin), and John Caplis (guitar). Based in Albany, New York, the band plays both original songs and covers a unique blend of Americana, post-punk, and indie …

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Free

Roots & Shoots Streams: Lucia Pulido & Ulises Martinez

Free on YouTube, no registration necessary The New York Times says that, “Ms. Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context.” This richness can be seen in her different ensembles and repertoires. Performing a mix of Colombian and Mexican songs, mostly traditional like 'pirekuas' from Michoacán …

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Free

The Lucky Five

Livestream from the Academy stage- Broadcast on YouTube. NO registration necessary The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new …

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Roots & Shoots Streams: Taylor Ashton

Taylor Ashton and special guests, broadcast on YouTube. This concert is free, although tips are welcome via a virtual tip jar. Advance registration is not required. Watch and listen. Taylor Ashton is a Canadian songwriter and singer living in Brooklyn, New York, who is influenced by the ways that traditional folk, pop, and R&B can …

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Roots & Shoots Streams: Jovino Santos Neto

Three Time Latin Grammy Nominee Broadcast on our YouTube channel. No registration necessary. Jovino Santos Neto is a lyrical, expressive, brilliantly accomplished pianist first mentored in the creative cauldron of Brazilian jazz great, Hermeto Pasocoal’s group, where he stayed 15 years. For the Spencertown Academy’s Roots & Shoots series, he’s prepared a special treat, walking …

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CANCELED Due to Non-Covid Illness: Music Lessons: Ed Napier

CANCELED due to non-Covid illness: Music Lessons tells the story of Ed Napier’s journey from the backwoods of West Virginia to the halls of Columbia, Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio, and Juilliard in New York in pursuit of becoming a playwright and opera singer. Through scenes, stories, and songs, he recounts the process of growing up, …

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$15

SOLD OUT: The Wanda Houston Band

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT: With their dynamic blend of classic jazz, R&B, adult contemporary, and rock, the Wanda Houston Band is one of the most popular musical groups in the Berkshires. Vocal stylist Houston leads the band in fresh takes on standards, ranging from Fitzgerald to Sinatra, Aretha to Sam Cook, and the Beatles …

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$10

The Lucky 5

This concert was originally scheduled to be held outdoors, but due to technical issues beyond our control, it will be held indoors at the Spencertown Academy. The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music. Included with your ticket is an optional …

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$15 – $20

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Purchase tickets now. Online ticket sales close at midnight on Friday, June 17. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, depending on availability. Based in New York’s Catskill Mountains, Ungar and Mason are best known for their work on the soundtrack of Ken Burns’s PBS documentary series, The Civil War. Ungar’s …

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$20 – $25

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