Friday, Jan. 10: Jon Pousette-Dart and company left their mark in the height of the singer/songwriter era with album after album of craft folk-leaning rock that makes sense in the world of Orleans and of Little Feat – which is another way of saying that people were better at guitar back then, and the Pousette-Dart Band was and remains a gifted and surprisingly exploratory two-guitar outfit with a boundless set of sweet songs.
Saturday, Jan. 11: The program features Concerto Competition winner cellist Christopher Santos performing Edward Elgar’s famous Cello Concerto, Brahms’ Second Symphony and Rip van Winkle, American composer George Chadwick’s most famous work.
Friday, Jan. 17: Once called “a great ballad singer and writer” by Bob Dylan, Andersen’s career has featured more than 30 records, several iconic and widely covered songs and a lifetime of touring. Andersen has also co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes van Zandt, Rick Danko and Lou Reed.
“Every person has such a brilliance. For me to help them see this and surprise themselves is very rewarding. It’s really a moral enterprise, a process of discovery giving form to someone’s experience and relating it to their own culture.”
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020 and another fresh slate for Kingston After Dark. It is always a pleasure
Saturday, Jan. 4: Vinyl Meltdown brings together four expert deejays and musicians and scholars of the chosen genre and places them on a massive four-turntable setup for a night of the best music you’ve ever/never heard.
Saturday, Jan. 4: Once the pop-culture musical quarry of Don Ho and Tiny Tim pretty much exclusively, the ukulele has enjoyed a run of popularity in recent years that has reached the status of a genuine renaissance.
Hailing from as about as down south one can get — Brownsville, Texas — singer-songwriter Jules Taylor, 36, has penned what he calls “solvent poetry” in the Catskills for nearly a decade, moving hearts and hips and bringing a swatch of his native land up to Saugerties.
Melinda Stickney-Gibson talks of the effect art world changes have on the work.
Tuesday, Dec. 31: Fresh off touring with The Roots, and racking up two viral NPR Tiny Desk performances this year (their own, and backing Megan Thee Stallion), Brooklyn’s sophisticated and adventurous Phony Ppl headline New Year’s Eve at the big back room of BSP in uptown Kingston.