Martin Sexton & Femi Kuti at Club Helsinki in Hudson

Martin Sexton and Femi Kuti

Martin Sexton and Femi Kuti

Martin Sexton is something like the poster child for the AAA (Adult Album-oriented Alternative) career: a troubadour with a long and prolific career in studio and onstage and a fiercely loyal following that is especially thick in areas served by song- and roots-oriented stations like our own WDST and WKZE. He has made albums that flat-out rock (1998’s The American, 2010’s Sugarcoating) and even more albums that ruminate and reflect, including 2008’s live and bluesy true solo album Solo.

An utterly seasoned, reliable and inspired live performer, Martin Sexton brings it back to Club Helsinki in Hudson on Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $55 and $45 and are available at www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.

 

Femi Kuti to play Helsinki Hudson

Four-time Grammy Award nominee Femi Kuti – son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose name was nearly synonymous with “Afrobeat” – brings his genre-defining and genre-defying band Positive Force to Club Helsinki in Hudson on Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. Femi preserves and extends on his father’s legacy, melding African rhythms and raw energy with horn-laced funk and profound social and political affirmations and the message of resistance.

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Tickets cost $65 and $38 and are available at www.heslinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.