Upcoming Dates

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Searson - 7pm
Price: FREE!
From Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada, Searson blends Celtic traditions with Canadian old time sounds combining spirited fiddling, energetic dancing and gorgeous harmonies.  Multi-instrumentalist sisters Erin and Colleen Searson join with drummer Danno O’Shea and bassist Frasier Gauthier to provide audiences with a reason to dance and celebrate.

 

 

https://www.searsonband.com/

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Suitcase Junket - 7pm
Price: FREE!
From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in his current album, Pile Driver
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The Suitcase Junket's penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album -- his debut at Signature Sounds -- of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. 
 

 

 

 

http://www.thesuitcasejunket.com/

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Albany Symphony - Water Music New York at Amsterdam - 8pm
Price: FREE!

 

“An Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration”

 

A UNIQUE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING... 

David Alan Miller, Conductor Albany Symphony

MVCKids, MVC Youth Chorale, and the River Valley Ringers

HANDEL: Selections from "Water Music

ANGELICA NEGRON (City University of New York):  Erie Canal Bicentennial Commission (World Premiere)

AMERICAN FAVORITES including “Stars and Stripes,” FIREWORKS and more!

 

 

 

 

http://www.albanysymphony.com/the-tour/amsterdam

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

I Draw Slow - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Dublin, Ireland’s I Draw Slow has won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter.

 

 

https://idrawslow.wordpress.com/

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Jane Lee Hooker - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Jane Lee Hooker is five women from New York City infusing NYC grit and attitude into the blues.
With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as JLH.

 

 

https://www.janeleehooker.com/

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers - 7pm
Price: FREE!
An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with her latest record. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath.  Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery.
THE GATHERERS ARE:   
Phoebe Hunt – Vocals/Fiddle  
Dominick Leslie – Mandolin/Harmony Vocals  
Roy Williams -  Guitar/Harmony Vocals  
Dave Speranza/Jared Engle – Upright Bass  
Sam Reider - Accordion/Keys

 

 

https://www.phoebehuntmusic.com/the-gatherers

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

French 75 - 7pm
Price: FREE!
French 75 is a New Orleans style group playing 1920s jazz standards.  Rehearsals include disagreements, good beer and working on their version of 1920s hot jazz!  French 75 is Alex Kollias on clarinet, Haneef Nelson on trumpet, John Birt on banjo, Mark Macksoud on drums and Allison Lazur on tuba.

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/F75music/about/?ref=page_internal

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Sean Rowe - 8pm
Price: FREE!
Though Sean Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York and its surrounding areas his creative base, his New Lore album brought a new environment, and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, he ventured to Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowe's deep and dynamic rage at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowe's low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass.

 

 

 

http://www.seanrowe.net/

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Franklin Micare Trio - 7pm
Price: FREE!
On his own or with his formidable trio, Franklin Micare is a walking catalog of swing, pop and soul. His ability to mingle musical styles has gotten him a rabid club following and keeps him a top draw on the social circuit.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/franklin.micare

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

New Orleans Suspects - 7pm
Price: FREE!
Refugees from a variety of New Orleans outfits such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Neville Brothers and the Radiators… the New Orleans Suspects bring together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans for a rousing celebration of Rock, World Beat and Crescent City Funk.
The New Orleans Suspects are:
Willie Green – drums
Charlie Wooton – bass
Jake Eckert – guitar & vocals
CR Gruver – keyboard & vocals
Jeff Watkins - sax

 

 

 

http://www.neworleanssuspects.com/

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Los Hacheros - 7pm
Price: FREE!
“Sometimes it's necessary to get back to basics. In the case of Los Hacheros, that means returning to the deep groove of Afro-Caribbean music that provides the source material for modern salsa and all of its permutations.” NPR

 

A band of only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12.  Eddie Venegas plays violin, sings chorus and improvises mambos on the trombone.  Itai Kriss sings, plays flute, campana, and guiro, while Papote Jimenez is in charge of lead vocals, soulful soneos and congas. William Ash holds down the tumbaos on baby bass while Jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.

 

 

 

http://www.loshacheros.com/

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