It’s easy to overlook the power an artist has when she’s able to move between genres with ease.
Sunday, Nov. 19: A highlight is always the county-fair-style competition for home-fermented concoctions, but it’s also a fun gathering for those more interested in tasting pickle products than in creating them. Of the 100 vendors setting up shop both inside the Rec Center and in and around the large tent outside, about a quarter will actually be selling pickled foods of myriad descriptions, including the legendary deep-fried pickles-on-a-stick.
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19: There are more than 20 million military veterans in the US. Even so, their experiences are largely something that civilians can only imagine. An opportunity to bridge that gap is one of the reasons that organizers of this weekend’s artistic outpouring at the FDR site are encouraging civilians to attend, and experience all the activities planned alongside current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: A delightful original reggae and rock-steady band in the Desmond Dekker mode with a dash of Motown, the Big Takeover has been packing literally all of the local venues for all ten of those years, stepping up its national touring in the last few.
Sunday, Nov. 19: This salon-style event will feature author and historian Rosemary Nichols and the famed musical duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Well-known for their expert curation of American folk music, Jay and Molly’s music was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS landmark series The Civil War.
Sunday, Nov. 19: Justin Townes Earle bears the formidable weight two famous names, and one of them ain’t Justin. The son of Steve Earle and namesake of the currently bigger-than-Elvis Townes van Zandt, Mr. Earle’s career as a Bardic American troubadour has been somewhat polarizing, and has positioned the prolific writer at the center of a lot of heated discussions about the nature of authenticity.
Saturday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 24: Two chances to see the telecaster master, prolific recording artist and coveted sideman.
Saturday, Nov. 18: A central figure in the rockabilly revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gordon coexisted with punk and New Wave, and few people know the old repertoire like this fellow does. When Colony booked Gordon, there was probably very little doubt or even conversation about whom to lock down as the support act: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones, of course – the mid-Hudson Valley’s own ardent rockabilly aficionados.
All aboard the Polar Express; Mini Maker Faire in Poughkeepsie; craft your crown for Sinterklaas, and more.
Saturday, Nov. 18: The sister of the late, great folkie to host performances by the innovative guitarist Pat Wictor, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner of the duo Magpie and the musical ensemble the Sebastians.