On Saturday, February 13, Covid-19 added Joe Beesmer — beloved husband, guitar hero and band leader — to its gruesome toll.
As producer, keyboardist, composer, and—this most of all—arranger, David Baron’s pawprints are all over the music of this moment. If the Hudson Valley has a house style — organic, roots leaning rock, folk, blues and jazz — Baron is one of only a handful of locals who is working far outside that earthy sweet spot, out in the strata of big budget pop. And yet it is not that simple.
The 5,000-square-foot warehouse sharing the acreage at 881 Route 28 with Covert Excavating is a showcase for the works of Glen Mayo, a self-taught sculptor who works mainly in metal and often in large scale.
One of the mid-Hudson’s reliable bright spots during the post-holidays dead of winter is the Ashokan Center’s annual music-and-dance extravaganza known as the Winter Hoot.
The Bardavon has announced that Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winners Annie Lennox and Carly Simon will headline the next “Albums Revisited”: Carole King’s Tapestry 50th Anniversary stream on Wednesday, February 10 at 8 p.m. at Bardavon Presents @You Tube.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, will host a virtual volunteer Open House on Wednesday, February 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. to provide information on volunteering opportunities during the upcoming year.
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces “Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop, Selections 1994–2020,” a survey exhibition of the artist Kathy Goodell. “Infra-Loop” explores Goodell’s work over the last 30 years, examining an artist who is constantly challenging and reinventing her practice.
The Maverick Concerts’ board of directors has announced the departure of Kitt Potter as executive director of Maverick Concerts. Potter joined Maverick Concerts in 2016 and over the past four years has solidified and expanded the organization’s mission and vision.
ABC’s hit show American Idol on February 14 will include local singer, songwriter and musician Laila Mach. The New Paltz High School sophomore just punched her golden ticket to the award-winning live singing competition that is fielded by star-studded judges including Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Of the three stages in the process of making a record — tracking, mixing, mastering — it is only mastering that happens behind a veil, performed in optimized listening spaces, employing speakers and amplifiers that cost more than your car and racks of specialized equalizers, dynamics and spatial processors, and metering tools that suggest actions of the highest precision and the finest touch.