JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS: Veteran Nippertown singer-songwriter Gaudet teamed up with the Railroad Boys for their official album debut in 2009 with the sublime “So Far So Good.” Now they’re back with their follow-up, “No Questions Asked,” featuring 11 new songs from the sharp pen of Gaudet (including one co-authored by Caroline “MotherJudge” Isachsen) and three covers. The Boys are celebrating at 8pm tonight at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Tix are $18.
JO HENLEY: The Boston-based roots-rockin’ Americana quartet returns to singer-guitarist-bandleader Andy Campolieto’s hometown to celebrate the release of their third full-length album, “Mohawk,” an ambitious collection of songs which just happen to be all about the city of Schenectady. And, yes, they’ll be celebrating in the Electric City at 10pm tonight with a CD release party at Katie O’Byrne’s. With Chris Cagnina of O.W.L. opening the show. FREE.
SUGAR PROOF: The Troy-based funk ‘n’ jam band will be unleashing their full-length debut CD, “Oxygen,” with a CD release party at Red Square in Albany, Albany at 8pm on Saturday. With the High Peaks Band, Ghost Zapper, Dutch Masterson’s Visual Projection and PMT. The first 100 paid admissions through the door will receive a free copy of the disc.
BOBBY SWEET: The Berkshires-based singer-songwriter celebrates the release of his sixth solo album, “Cowboys and Poets,” with a concert at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 8pm on Saturday. The veteran country-folk-tinged songsmith will be backed by the BSweet Band featuring pedal steel guitarist Pete Adams, drummer Rick Leab, bassist Bruce Mandel and keyboardist Abe Guthrie. Tix are $15.