On For the Record, his first release in nearly two decades, the guitarist/songwriter, writer/journalist, and Woodstock historian Tad Wise presents a fully realized set of nine substantive, lyrically elaborative tunes, topical art songs disguised as sleek soul pop with an anchor in the sounds and dialects of ‘80s rock — the shimmery guitar, the super crisp and tight rhythm section. An elegant electric guitarist with a command of idiomatic harmony, texture and guitar arrangement, Wise did well to recruit these supra-A-list sidemen (as, I suppose, would we all), and also did well not to festoon too much else on top of this lithe and crisp trio sound — a harmonica here, a keyboard there, some vocal beds and not much else.
The hometown excitement is building with the news that Laila Mach, a New Paltz High School sophomore and budding singer/musician, is about to burst onto the big stage with an audition being aired on American Idol on Sunday night, March 7.
ABC’s hit show American Idol returned for its 19th season on February 14. Hudson Valley One has learned that local singer, songwriter and musician Laila Mach’s audition will air on Sunday, March 7.
The February 28 Woodstock Roundtable promises to be an informative warm-up to the April 5 Album of the Week show, which will occur on the very date and hour of the original Save the Mountain release concert at Woodstock’s famed Joyous Lake.
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.