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Mad Satta’s Joanna Teters debuts new LP this Friday at BSP

Mad Satta’s Joanna Teters debuts new LP this Friday at BSP

Feb. 16: The dichotomies of Warmer When It Rains are perfectly illustrated in two contrasting (and stellar) ballads: “Midnight,” an entirely contemporary, hip-hop-inflected bit of production R & B, is all friction; stilted, glitch rhythms; electro-minimalism; and a huge hook. Five tracks later, the finale “So Easy to Love” is an exquisite and utterly naturalistic homage to uptown soul and Motown.

Annual EagleFest on the Hudson River this Saturday

Annual EagleFest on the Hudson River this Saturday

Saturday, Feb. 10: Croton Point Park, Boscobel and other venues host annual EagleFest featuring Dar Williams. If you want to start your day early, catch the Metro-North Eagle Train leaving Poughkeepsie at 8:50 a.m. and ride to Croton-Harmon in the same car with a naturalist, who’ll be pointing out winter bird life along the Hudson River. 

Mountain Jam 2018 leans indie

Mountain Jam 2018 leans indie

The facts are clear: second season post-Warren Haynes; no Spearhead; lots of indie-rock and pop; no jam, just a mountain bracing for a different clientele from the one who made it big in the first place. It has been underway for a while, however. The screen reads not “Red alert! Identity crisis” but rather, “Transformation complete.” We’ve moved on.

The three faces of Damien Sneed at Bard

The three faces of Damien Sneed at Bard

Friday, Feb. 9: The program takes audiences on an exploration of the music of 1860 to the 1930s for strings, piano and voice, ranging from the spirituals, art songs and poems of Harry T. Burleigh and Laurence Hope to the melodic chords of Samuel Barber and the hit songs of George & Ira Gershwin.