Unison Arts in New Paltz continues its hot run of booking cognoscenti picks, hidden legends and the best of the local pool on Saturday, May 11 when Sloan Wainwright – American folk royalty – visits the intimate listening space on Mountain Rest Road. Wide-ranging musical fluency runs in the family – in brother Loudon, in nephew Rufus – and Sloan is no exception. Ten records in, she has roamed freely through the American stylebook, with an eclecticism unified by her distinctively warm, gutsy vocals and her incisive, uplifting songwriting. Tickets cost $25, with discounts for seniors and Unison members.
Sloan Wainwright, Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m., $25, Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, (845) 255-1559, www.unisonarts.org