Entertainment

Cowboy Junkies to play in Hudson

Cowboy Junkies to play in Hudson

Thursday, Sept. 28: There’s no overestimating the influence of the Cowboy Junkies on the aesthetics of “low”, leading, decades after they rocked the world with whispers, directly to the phenomenon of dreampop and to the genre that I hereby deem closet folk (think early Iron and Wine).

Graham Nash to perform an intimate show at Bethel Woods

Graham Nash to perform an intimate show at Bethel Woods

Sunday, Sept. 24: Very few bands have ever comfortably supported three songwriters, and even two can be a fractious challenge. Consider, then, the rare case of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – not only four songwriters in one outfit, but four established ones who had written hits with their previous bands: Buffalo Springfield (Stills and Young), the Byrds (Crosby) and the Hollies (Nash). Imagine the wrestling over vinyl bandwidth.

Colony hosts Sylvia Bullett album release concert

Colony hosts Sylvia Bullett album release concert

Sunday, Sept. 24: Flying Machine features substantive contributions from five-time Grammy winner Cindy Cashdollar on steel guitar, paired on a track with drummer and family torchbearer Gabe Butterfield. Avant-garde vocalist, composer and violinist Iva Bittová appears on the same track as the reed player and scholar of animal sounds David Rothenberg and the world-recognized harmonic overtone singer Timothy Hill. Imagine that. No, really.

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix to play benefit in Hurley

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix to play benefit in Hurley

Saturday, Sept. 23: The Grammy-nominated band will donate all proceeds to support the mission of the Hurley Heritage Society. Professor Louie has recorded and produced music for many artists in LRS Studios in Hurley for more than 30 years. Located on the farm of John and Anna Kaufman, the studio looks out over the fields that inspired the critically acclaimed 2016 album, Music from Hurley Mountain.

Shemekia Copeland at the Falcon

Shemekia Copeland at the Falcon

Saturday, Sept. 23: The blues vocalist, a three-time Grammy nominee and daughter of legendary blues guitarist Johnny Copeland, is a regular performer at the Falcon at Marlboro. Such is the company that the Falcon keeps, where an endless stream of notables, legends and the next generation pass through the two venues at Tony Falco’s shrine of great music and local beer, seven nights a week.

Stephen and Owen King on stage at Bard

Stephen and Owen King on stage at Bard

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Father and son will converse about the creepy novel that they just wrote together, Sleeping Beauties, which takes place in the near future in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. Something happens when women go to sleep. The Washington Post’s Ron Charles dubbed the tale Orange Is the New Black Death.