MUSIC: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. The virtuoso banjo duo of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn embraces a diversity that stretches from the traditional to the groundbreaking with just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Fleck’s riveting and adventurous musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. 8pm. $25, $34 & $42.
MUSIC: Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. Les Claypool & Co. pay tribute to the music of the original “Willy Wonka” film and then go wonking through a batch of the greatest hits, too. 8pm. $29.50, $34.50, $39.50, $44.50 & $54.50.
MUSIC: Lip Talk @ the Low Beat, Albany. Yes, it’s the band’s first Albany show since changing their name from Railbird, but Sarah Pedinotti’s voice and imagination are as charming and captivating as ever. With Better Pills and Alexander Turnquist. 9pm.
MUSIC: Johnny Mathis @ Proctors, Schenectady. “Chances Are.” “Misty.” “It’s Not for Me to Say.” And too many other hits to count, the sublime singer celebrates his 58th year in the music business with an orchestra conducted by Scott Lavender. With comedian Brad Upton. 8pm.
MUSIC: Buffalo Stack @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. The Hudson Valley-based Americana rockers do their thing in support of their recently released self titled debut album. 9pm. FREE. GO HERE for a recent concert review…
MUSIC: Mary Chapin Carpenter @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton. The five-time Grammy Award-winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer offers an intimate acoustic performance. With special guest Tift Merritt. 8pm. $28.50, $38.50 & $48.50.
MUSIC: John Menegon Quartet @ the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Great Hall, Schenectady. A Place for Jazz presents the Hudson Valley bassist and his band – Tineke Postma (sax), Frank Kimbrough (piano) and Matt Wilson (drums) – in support of Menegon’s new album I Remember You. 7:30pm. $15.