All working musicians have suffered through the COVID era — the loss of camaraderie and connection as well as the loss of revenue. Jazz musicians, however, are arguably affected the most. Improvisational, unrepeatable and highly interactive, jazz is fundamentally live music.
The graceful, dramatic art-song of mid-Hudson native Sarah Perrotta has always struck me as a variant of Prog rock. This is true both of her imminent new release — the gorgeous, career-defining Blue to Gold — and of her earliest work with the art-pop duo Outloud Dreamer.
Modern Times appears at 8 p.m. Friday, September 3 at Colony’s outdoor stage, 22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY and at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 4 at on The Falcon’s main stage, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY.
There will be racing pigs, chainsaw carving, a stilt walker, fireworks on Wednesday, circus performers, and a number of other artifacts of a shared past that may or may not have actually happened. There will be music by Sass and Brass with Daryl McGill, Neal McCoy, Emily Ann Roberts, The Son Brothers, Roots & Boots Tour, and Exile. All concerts are included in the price of admission to the fair.
And as of today, the cultural/business initiative known as BluePrint is, materially, just a series of Covid-safe summer events on a makeshift stage in the parking lot on the former IBM campus. But BluePrint is a vision of, and a proposal for, something much more: a kind of making good on the defaulted promise this building represents.
Your guide to New York State’s marijuana legalization law.
The songwriter Laura Stevenson has called the region home for the better part of a decade now, but her career has remained focused elsewhere. That is changing.
Saturday, June 5: It is a special show for at least three reasons. First, the great Dylan is 80 and still at it. Second, the concert falls in this liminal, uncertain period as we transition back to limited-capacity indoor culture, testing the waters in a lavishly remodeled Bearsville Theater that was dark throughout its first year of new ownership. Finally, the show features an incomparable lineup of performers, including Happy Traum, Cindy Cashdollar, Dave Mansfield; and Marshall Crenshaw.
Jonathan Taplin will discuss his rockn-roll memoir, The Magic Years, with Woodstock’s folk music legend Happy Traum at the Golden Notebook Bookstore May 3.
A guide to what’s happening in the live music world this spring. Some selections are shows; others are entirely new venues on the scene. Some are outside, some are inside, and some are, sigh, livestream, and that still doesn’t mean live and next to a stream.