The Egg in Albany has announced the first three concerts in its upcoming fall 2012 American Roots & Branches concert series. Tix are currently available to members of The Egg and will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 24.
Here’s the list of new shows upcoming at The Egg:
Four Bitchin’ Babes’ “Mid-Life Vices”
Saturday, September 29, 7:30pm
$28, Swyer Theatre
The Four Bitchin’ Babes – Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint and Marcy Marxer – perform their brand of humorous folk songs in their new show, “Mid Life Vices,” which explores the quirks of baby boomers who refuse to act their age.
Zoë Keating’s Avant-Cello
Saturday, October 13, 8pm
$24, Swyer Theatre
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra, using a foot-controlled laptop to record layer-upon-layer of her exquisite artistry on the cello to create lush, compelling and other-worldly music as featured on her most recent recording, “Into The Trees,” which spent 49 weeks on the Billboard classical charts.
New York Banjo: A 5-String Summit featuring Béla Fleck
Saturday, November 3, 7:30pm
$34.50 & $44.50, Hart Theatre
Many of the world’s most influential banjo players – all with ties to New York – will unite to perform a concert that will find the banjo being played in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players, the concert will feature music ranging from bluegrass and old-time country music to jazz, classical and rock. Generally considered the most accomplished master of the instrument, Béla Fleck will be joined by fellow pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg and Pete Wernick. Accompanying them will be the all-star group featuring guitarist Russ Barenberg, mandolinist Jesse Cobb, fiddler Alex Hargreaves and bassist Corey Dimario.