Club Helsinki in Hudson was early in as a forecaster of the impending breakout fame of Lake Street Dive, the jazz/roots/pop hitmakers who have carved themselves a unique place in the Americana musical landscape. Now Club Helsinki gets some back-end payback when Lake Street Dive vocalist Rachael Price revives an especially fine project from her past. The duo of Rachael & Vilray write and record contemporary songs that, in style, language and delivery, could pass for 60 years old or more. Lake Street Dive vocalist Rachael Price and longtime collaborator guitarist, songwriter and whistler Vilray met at the New England Conservatory of Music in the early 2000s, bonding over their love of standards, vocal jazz and pre-rock pop music, all of which Vilray still mines in his solo career.
Rachael & Vilray perform at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson.