The Long Island, then-Brooklyn, now-Saugerties singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson splits her bandwidth just about evenly between a rambunctious, stormy and keenly melodic power-pop on one side and a delicate (though still stormy) chamber Americana on the other.
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Friday, Jan. 19: His new record Angels and One-Armed Jugglers is made with an A-list cast of New York session players, a number of whom are Woodstock-area residents.
Sunday, Jan. 20: The first lecture for 2019 brings design historian and historic interiors expert Jean Dunbar of Historic Design, Inc. for the unveiling of a new discovery at Thomas Cole’s home.
Saturday, Jan. 12: Colony in Woodstock hosts a celebration of what would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday with Acoustic Stardust, a novel homage to the legendary rocker who lived in Shokan, offering a stripped-down and acoustic treatment of songs from all periods of his chameleonic career.
Friday, January 11: The great, blind British pianist and composer George Shearing lived so long and recorded so much with so many that no one even remembers how he used to be dismissed by the hardasses of jazz. He outlasted them all, and emerged as a pioneer in several respects: as the man principally responsible for the sophisticated “locked-hands” piano technique, and also as one of jazz’s earliest adopters of Latin music.
Saturday, Jan. 12: This rocking ensemble, including Connor Kennedy, Zack Djankian and Lee Falco, will take a loose and free-flowing joyride through the Americana songbook.
Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12: The 23Arts in the Snow series begins with the vocal music of Richard Strauss as seen through the lens of feminine experience, exploring Strauss’ relationship with his wife Pauline, who served as his mentor, muse and confidante throughout his life.
We need special nights, damn it, and until such time as it is all Applebees out there, someone is going to trade ten years of their life expectancy to give them to us.
Saturday & Sunday, Jan 5-6: Miller, the undeniably gifted frontman of the Old ’97s, joins forces with Cronin, the man who would brand New Paltz with his instantly identifiable, brash and iconic paintings.
The Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association presents a traditional New Year’s Kakizome workshop on Saturday, January 5. Kakizome, which translates to “first writing,” takes place within the first few days of each new year.