Monday, January 8: That mop of gray hair you see standing between McCartney and Clapton at all the royal tribute concerts would be none other Albert Lee, the British chicken-pickin’ country and rockabilly guitar ace whose credit list is a rather gaudy plume of Hall of Fame associations.
Sunday, January 7: Salon lecture at Catskill’s Cedar Grove. A traveling exhibition of works by the Hudson River School founder will open on January 30 at the Met, then get packed up and shipped off to London in June.
Creative Music Studio (CMS), the ground-breaking Woodstock-based improvisation lab, turns over a new leaf in 2018, as co-founder Karl Berger hands over the presidency to jazz drummer and educator Billy Martin.
Metal artist Desirea Carr of Saugerties says she was always drawn to the underbelly of art, finding or creating works with busted or discarded everyday items like broken shovels, defunct Christmas tree lights and even animal skulls.
Friday, Dec. 22: Part dance party, part concert and comedy show, the holiday spectacular features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused favorites and outrageous costumes.
Friday, Dec. 22: In the Kingdom of Dream finds the Felice Brothers’ principal songwriter turning toward personal subjects.
Saturday, Dec. 23: This nationally recognized psych/folk/rock outfit is among the longest-running and most colorful of all regional bands.
Music was the big dark lake in the middle of my soul, roughly in the shape of my brother, and I preserved and defended that sprawling emptiness like Muir, Burroughs and Greenpeace combined.
Friday, Dec. 22: The Voice winner and Orange County native Jermaine Paul will be home for the holidays to headline the 2017 Christmas Gospel Celebration. The winner of Season Two of NBC’s popular vocal tournament, Paul lives in Orange County with his wife, Melissa, and their four children. The celebration is free and open to the public.
Globelamp (aka Elizabeth Gomez aka Elizabeth Le Fay) is in the Woodstock-Kingston area to record the follow up to 2016’s The Orange Glow, released on Wichita Records, at Bohemesphere Studios in Saugerties. ‘I’d never been to Upstate New York,” she says. “I like it here. It reminds me of the Taylor Swift album Red.’