Comin’ Soon…

A new year and a whole new bunch of unexpected, intriguing shows to add to the concert calendar…

Shortly after wrapping up a UK stadium tour as Roxy Music’s opening act, fab fiddler Elena James and the Hot Club of Cowtown swing into The Linda in Albany on Wednesday, March 30

Guitarist Tim Reynolds (of the Dave Matthews Band) plays a solo acoustic concert at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Arts Center in Albany at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 30. Tix are $25 (and you can bet that they’re gonna go fast).

Keyboardist John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood) teams up with his former teacher, Nippertown jazz piano queen Lee Shaw and her trio at the Skidmore College Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday, April 1. Also on tap at the Zankel is the Eric Harland Group (featuring pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Harish Raghavan, saxophonist Chris Potter and vocalist Becca Stevens) at 8pm on Thursday, February 17.

Hot on the heels of the recent sold-out Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa concert at The Egg, two former members of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention – Don Preston and Bunk Gardner – bring their interactive Don & Bunk Show to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Thursday, February 17. Admission is $15.

New shows lined up for Club Helsinki Hudson in Hudson include blues guitar great Michael Powers at 9pm on Saturday, January 15; classical and ragtime pianist Joshua Rifkin at 4pm on Sunday, January 23; and rockabilly stalwarts Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys at 9pm on Friday, May 27.

Here’s another one we certainly weren’t expecting: Acoustic guitar master Peppino D’Agostino returns to Nippertown for a concert at … the Woman’s Club of Albany at 7pm on Tuesday, March 29. Tix are $20.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED: Suzanne Vega offers a work-in-progress showing of her years-in-the-making musical play “Carson McCullers Sings About Love” at EMPAC at RPI in Troy at 7pm on Tuesday, January 18. Admission is free. See more details here.

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