Woodstock Sessions hosts Marco Benevento


Great idea: picturesque and comfortable recording studios in rural settings doubling as venues. Maybe the Rambles had it first, but there’s no patent on this kind of repurposing. Good recording studios are spacious enough, often designed with the aesthetics of the creative headspace in mind (“What’s with all the candles?” – Steve Albini) and, of course, either pristine-sounding and well-equipped or rather out of business.

Enter Woodstock Sessions, an initiative that leverages the venue potential of the lovely Applehead Studio just outside of Woodstock, as well as the various industry connections of its proprietors and the rich pool of local talent. Woodstock Sessions takes the obvious next step and records the sessions, releasing them as a boutique and branded run of intimate live performances. The six sessions released to date have included the Allan Evans Trio (or Soulive), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) and Medeski, Martin, & Wood plus Nels Cline.

The next session keeps it in the improvisational/experimental groove vein with keyboard whiz and songwriter/composer Marco Benevento on Saturday, September 3 at 4 p.m. Tickets to this unique event cost $65, which includes the session, a barbecue and Meet-and-Greet, a limited-edition vinyl LP of the session and a commemorative poster. For tickets and further instructions, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586002. For more on Woodstock Sessions, visit https://woodstocksessions.com.


There are 2 comments

  1. Barbara Ghebreselassie

    Love reading about local, accessible happenings ! Please keep this up…..looking forward to hearing about more music supporting events such as this…where the audience even gets a goody bag for attending !

  2. Michael Birnbaum

    Hi there and thank you so much for the wonderful editorial!

    I’d like to make a couple of points regarding our initiative and some of our honored guests…

    Our aim is beyond venue itself, but to capture inspired performances born from the artist-fan-recordist proximity in the unique setting of the studio.

    Other recent guests have been: Bad Brains, Jesse Royal, Joseph Arthur, Dave Fiuzcynski, Northern Faces etc…

    Upcoming: Vieux Farka Toure aka “Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Jesse Malin (DGeneration), David Torn, amongst others..

    We are very proud of our genre free catalog and relationships!

    Thanks again!

    Michael Birnbaum

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