Art & Music

The Wailers are coming to Woodstock

The Wailers are coming to Woodstock

Sunday, Oct. 28: The Wailers that will appear at Colony are no Menudo – no distant descendants of the founders, with maybe “the original gear,” as the joke goes. These Wailers are led by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, joined by fellow original Wailers Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey.

Meshell Ndegeocello at Bard’s Fisher Center

Meshell Ndegeocello at Bard’s Fisher Center

Saturday, Oct. 20: From a Billboard perspective and in the rebel language of rock narrative, the great songwriter, bassist and recordmaker registers as confoundingly, demonstratively eclectic. Contrarian, even: one who runs from what the market wants her to be, one who ignores the nervous directives of label men. That story perplexes me.

Gossamer Trio inaugurates Alarm Might Sound series at firehouse in Olivebridge

Gossamer Trio inaugurates Alarm Might Sound series at firehouse in Olivebridge

Sunday, October 14: Pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa introduces a new concert series in a new venue that doesn’t even have a piano. “George Tsontakis, one of our great local musicians and a friend, helped to find and contact these performers. Since there is no piano at the venue, George reached out to some of his friends, including harpist Nancy Allen [of the New York Philharmonic] and violinist Phil Setzer [of the Emerson Quartet]. I am grateful that we could have such distinguished performers here ‘in the middle of nowhere’.”