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We are pleased to welcome these talented performers for another concert in our Roots Series. “Every once in a while I hear a voice whose sheer beauty stops me in my tracks. Such was the case the first time I heard Ana Egge,” raves Folkworks.org. Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “ can…
7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video. Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7:00pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center…
Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.” See The Chapin Sisters here. Order Tickets.
Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music. Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.
These two renowned solo artists have joined forces to create a major new voice in American music. The songs are their own, the harmonies finely tuned, and the playing—on guitars, fiddle, banjo, and more—glances back to early American forms even as it peers forward with freshly contemporary ideas.
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…
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. His newest albums have met with high critical acclaim.
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…Find out more »
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 »
TO BE RESCHEDULED. 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 Aaron Shields, with special guest jazz…Find out more »