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Mipso visits the Bearsville Theater

Mipso visits the Bearsville Theater

Sunday, April 23: The North Carolina new-old-folk quartet Mipso aims for an archaic string band sound with a matching set of timeless Americana personae, intending to betray little if any evidence of the modern world within the musical and thematic confines of their songs. They really miss the mark, and in a wonderful variety of ways.

Live music roundup: April 7-9

Live music roundup: April 7-9

Including: Robert Sarazin Blake at Rocket Number Nine in Kingston, Irish accordionist Máirtín O’Connor and trio at St. Paul’s Church Hall in Red Hook, James McMurtry at Helsinki in Hudson, The Dream of Gerontius performed at Bard, JBM Trio at Gomen Kudasi in New Paltz, Munich Philharmonic String Quartet at St. George’s Church in Newburgh, Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk at Fisher Center, and acoustic blues workshop and concert with Ari Eisinger at A.I.R Studio

Old 97’s strong new release

Old 97’s strong new release

Rhett Miller, longtime New Paltz-area resident, barely seems taxed by the responsibility of stocking a solo career and the legendary alt/country pioneers with sturdy songs. Undertones of sin and salvation erupt to the surface in the (suddenly red-hot) single, “Good with God,” a smoldering duet with Brandi Carlisle.

On Dry Jack, eventually

On Dry Jack, eventually

Among my many fusion favorites was one – precisely one – local band. They weren’t from here, they didn’t form here and they’re not here anymore; but for a period in the early ’80s, they camped out in Coochie’s in New Paltz